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Preorder NCAA '09, get a "Trade 2 360/Wii/PS3, get an extra $15" coupon


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#61 djkunai

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 07:01 AM

This is exactly like the promo going on in-store without a coupon, however there are a few differences.

1- The games must have a TIV of $4 to qualify.
2- The coupon is required.
3- This expires later than the other promo.
4- You must trade 2 games at a time for the bonus to apply (multiples of 2 will not work, you will need to do separate transactions).

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#62 RelentlessRolento

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 07:03 AM

been known and around for a while. it's the NCAA deal.

#63 djkunai

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 07:08 AM

been known and around for a while. it's the NCAA deal.


It doesn't seem like it with everyone in the $10 bonus thread completely ignoring it. If this gets closed it just feels like a few dozen CAGs will be losing $100s without it.
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#64 RelentlessRolento

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 07:09 AM

well, the deal is rare for it to work due to actual coupon being needed and printouts are too obvious to not work. good luck.

#65 CaoPi

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 07:14 AM

This is exactly like the promo going on in-store without a coupon, however there are a few differences.

1- The games must have a TIV of $4 to qualify.
2- The coupon is required.
3- This expires later than the other promo.
4- You must trade 2 games at a time for the bonus to apply (multiples of 2 will not work, you will need to do separate transactions).

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It says right there on the coupon $4 or less are excluded, unless you got this somehow to work? I've only traded in base priced games with at least $5 for this deal so far

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#66 SackAttack

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 07:23 AM

The GS by my house had stacks of these coupons sitting on the counter.

What, precisely, is the issue with printouts? Not wanting them to flip it over and go "nyah, nyah, gotta reserve NCAA"?

#67 inwardsinging101

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 07:56 AM

"no duplicates or photocopies accepted"

what kind of crap is that?!

#68 MightyHealthy

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 08:03 AM

The GS by my house had stacks of these coupons sitting on the counter.

What, precisely, is the issue with printouts? Not wanting them to flip it over and go "nyah, nyah, gotta reserve NCAA"?

so...where do we send the S.A.S.E.s? :lol:

j/k
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#69 SackAttack

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 08:05 AM

so...where do we send the S.A.S.E.s? :lol:

j/k


That they wouldn't have them on counters all over the place boggles my mind.

I mean, they're trying to push the NCAA presell. Why would they obscure their trade-in deal on that?

#70 MightyHealthy

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 08:21 AM

That they wouldn't have them on counters all over the place boggles my mind.

I mean, they're trying to push the NCAA presell. Why would they obscure their trade-in deal on that?

The GS by me is kinda lame...didn't see anything about it anywhere there, although I do remember offers in the e-mails.

So it's a pre-order deal? Sorry, I'm a bit misinformed, obviously.
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#71 SackAttack

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 06:56 PM

I'm not sure what it is, exactly, but it's clear that it at least is being offered in concert with the NCAA pre-order push.

From reading the main thread, it seems like you can use it for whatever, but they are strongly encouraging you to preorder. Or something. Dunno.

#72 tardoman

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 07:06 PM

At my local GameStop they wouldn't allow me to use the scan, but I went ahead and preordered NCAA 09 while trading and the employee told me I had to put the entire trade value towards the preorder. They told me that if I was gonna cancel my preorder to come in later when the guy they don't like is working.

#73 SNKMat

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 07:15 PM

At my local GameStop they wouldn't allow me to use the scan, but I went ahead and preordered NCAA 09 while trading and the employee told me I had to put the entire trade value towards the preorder. They told me that if I was gonna cancel my preorder to come in later when the guy they don't like is working.


lol

#74 DrNo888

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 08:26 PM

lol
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#75 ryne candy

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 10:42 PM

At my local GameStop they wouldn't allow me to use the scan, but I went ahead and preordered NCAA 09 while trading and the employee told me I had to put the entire trade value towards the preorder. They told me that if I was gonna cancel my preorder to come in later when the guy they don't like is working.

All deals dealing with pre-orders say "trade amount towards reservations" now....they caught on to people just putting $5 down You can go anytime even at day of release and tell them you don't want the game. They will put the amount on a gift card (if you don't pick another game). If a clerk tells you no....just pay off the game and tell him you are returning it because you don't want it....they actually have a entry that states customer did not want game (or something like that). They once again will put the amount on a gift card.....you probably won't have to do this.

#76 tardoman

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 12:42 AM

Well, I went ahead and canceled the reservation. I decided to transfer the credit to reserving Fable II to get the Casino Mini-games download on LIVE for free once it's available. They didn't hassle me at all.

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 02:39 PM

I pre-ordered NCAA 09 (I actually want to buy the game since it is the first Nintendo iteration in 6 years), but the clerks at Gamestop didn't know about the coupon promo.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:01 AM

All deals dealing with pre-orders say "trade amount towards reservations" now....they caught on to people just putting $5 down You can go anytime even at day of release and tell them you don't want the game. They will put the amount on a gift card (if you don't pick another game). If a clerk tells you no....just pay off the game and tell him you are returning it because you don't want it....they actually have a entry that states customer did not want game (or something like that). They once again will put the amount on a gift card.....you probably won't have to do this.


The employees at GS can't tell you 'no' to canceling a pre-order and getting your $5 back. Should they decide to be a dick and tell you that you can't, you can simply buy the game, then return it for a cash (or however you paid for it) refund.
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#79 GLOCKGLOCK

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 02:04 PM

The GS by my house had stacks of these coupons sitting on the counter.

What, precisely, is the issue with printouts? Not wanting them to flip it over and go "nyah, nyah, gotta reserve NCAA"?


Well the coupon card is supposed to be given out as an incentive to Pre-Order NCAA (at the time of the pre-order). If they accept scans then anyone can print one out here and go in and get $15 extra trade credit without pre-ordering the game.

That said, I have printed out some copies and will try it out today and lunch ;). Seems like its big time YMMV, but if it doesn't work I'll just take the $10 deal (and push for the extra $20% to reserve NCAA) That actually will make up for part of the $5 difference in some cases.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 03:15 PM

I asked about it specifically at my local GS when I went this morning, and the lady was absolutely clueless -_-

I may as well have printed out a copy.
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#81 esoros

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 03:59 PM

Well the coupon card is supposed to be given out as an incentive to Pre-Order NCAA (at the time of the pre-order). If they accept scans then anyone can print one out here and go in and get $15 extra trade credit without pre-ordering the game.

That said, I have printed out some copies and will try it out today and lunch ;). Seems like its big time YMMV, but if it doesn't work I'll just take the $10 deal (and push for the extra $20% to reserve NCAA) That actually will make up for part of the $5 difference in some cases.

I know the manager at the Gamestop I went to, so he let me do it.
Make sure they don't read where it says no print outs.

#82 GLOCKGLOCK

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 05:19 PM

Just got back and my printout worked like a charm. The Assistant Manager even read the entire coupon before scanning it. :) I couldn't get the 20% bonus for putting a pre-order down on Madden/NCAA though. I'm sure I could have made a stink about it but I was happy with the $15 bonus! Thanks again OP.

Also there is another cardboard gift card going around that gives you $40 trade in credit on NCAA 09 if you preorder/purchase Madden 09. This is for the 360 & PS3 versions. The Wii version gives you $30 credit. I probably won't take advantage of this offer, but if you are the type of gamer that buys NCAA just to hold you over until Madden gets out, $44 ($40+edge) in credit isn't a bad deal. I'll try to get a scan up.

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#83 GLOCKGLOCK

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 03:50 PM

I used this successfully at 3 of 4 GameStops I stopped at yesterday. The only one that shut me down was actually sort of a fluke because the person I went to trade in the games to was a new employee and told me it had to be 2 games from the same system (which I know is not correct). So instead of making a stink I just ran out to the car and grabbed 2 of the same system and when I came in the noob was gone and this guy who is normally pretty cool was ther. He looked at the print out and said he needed the actual card to do the $15. Oh well. It is actualy funny because that specific store is usually the worst run of the local stores. I can't believe they were actualy up on things. :bomb:

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#84 CaoPi

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 01:25 PM

Seems most people are cool about this. One guy almost shot me down, some old dude working! he read the part where it said they have to be in full working condition, one of my games were pretty scratched up so I swaped in out with another copy in the car

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 03:51 PM

Seems most people are cool about this. One guy almost shot me down, some old dude working! he read the part where it said they have to be in full working condition, one of my games were pretty scratched up so I swaped in out with another copy in the car


Yea, I have only had problems at one store. The first time the guy shut me down on using a copy but the second time the manager was standing there while I was trading in and he said "do you have the original card, because we can't send in copies". I told him I didn't have it on me and he took one from the stack of cards they had sitting behind the counter for me to use! :D This is the deal of the year so far for me.

Not sure why this isn't getting the attention the $10 bonus is. This deal is almost as automatic.

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#86 io

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 09:49 PM

Not sure why this isn't getting the attention the $10 bonus is. This deal is almost as automatic.


Yeah, but it isn't nearly as automatic. Sure, I've done it plenty of times. But in recent days I've been shot down because of various reasons. One place said I needed the original, and another said just 1 per day per customer (I was trying to do it twice). I just went ahead and traded the second set without it anyway as it is a pain to drive all the way back there just for 2 games. The guy even said "Are you sure? You could come back tomorrow?". Yeah, like a 30 mile round trip is worth $5 in GS credit ;).

At my closest GS they did it several days ago but insisted on taking my other (non-qualifying) trades at the same time. Of course this hosed up the coupon and they had to manually adjust it. Then when I went in there a few days later they remembered that and said it didn't work because it wasn't the "real" NCAA coupon. What is hilarious about this is that they are implying the computer knew it was a scan and not the real one and that's why it didn't work. WTF? It didn't work because they scanned other games at the same time. Oh well - no big deal, I've gotten plenty of extra mileage out of this coupon on trades that I'd be making anyway with the $10 promo. I'm just using it less now than I was earlier - will probably only try it on one pair at each store I go to and just do the rest regular... I'll lose out on some credit but it will be less hassle. I did give 3 preorders to stores that were more lenient with taking the coupon - so there's a little something in it for them as well ;).

#87 auburntigersfan4life

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:33 AM

$4 value or more...it says on the coupn

#88 io

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 02:24 AM

$4 value or more...it says on the coupn


Is this in response to anything in particular or something you just thought needed to be said? :lol: I don't think that bit of info changes anything anyone has said in the last several posts.

Even with >$4 games it is YMMV as to the use of this coupon (when it is a printout that is). It's more about getting them to accept it in the first place.

#89 GLOCKGLOCK

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:10 PM

Yeah, but it isn't nearly as automatic. Sure, I've done it plenty of times. But in recent days I've been shot down because of various reasons. One place said I needed the original, and another said just 1 per day per customer (I was trying to do it twice). I just went ahead and traded the second set without it anyway as it is a pain to drive all the way back there just for 2 games. The guy even said "Are you sure? You could come back tomorrow?". Yeah, like a 30 mile round trip is worth $5 in GS credit ;).


LOL, that is funny that they even suggested that. Yea, you are right that it isn't nearly as automatic as the $10 bonus. That promo automatically comes up when you trade in two games that meet the criteria. The $15 has some YMMV to it, and like you said, if you do anything other than trade in the two games for the $15 credit on that transaction, the system doesn't seem to like it.

I guess I have just had great success so far, being that I'm 9/10 when using the $15 coupon. Obviously some luck and skill has been involved. Discussing the games you have pre-ordered at the store helps out. Putting down a pre-order for a upcoming game really helps too. Renewing your edge card would probably be a slam dunk! :D

I just think more CAGs should try it out, if you print it out and they say they need the actual card you just tell them you don't have it and take the $10 bonus. Or just pre-order a copy of NCAA and get a new $15 card to use. ;) You can always cancel the pre-order next time you are in the store.

EDIT: Just got shut down at lunch when trying to trade in. :cry: Used my last actual $15 card to get the deal though. Maybe they are getting wise to this? Oh well, I don't have much left to trade so I'll probably still try the copy a couple more times, but this has served me very well.

Edited by GLOCKGLOCK, 14 July 2008 - 05:21 PM.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 05:48 AM

I'm trading in 6 games tomorrow and will give this a shot, I do believe the base value is higher than 4 on all of them so I'll report back when I've done so. This does work when you have more than two games, right?