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#61 Kstyle

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 07:58 PM

Fry's in Austin TX
does not have ANY mail in rebates on PS3 , XBOX, WII games


wasted 30 min driving D:

#62 Mike Toole

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 08:08 PM

Fry's in Austin TX
does not have ANY mail in rebates on PS3 , XBOX, WII games


wasted 30 min driving D:


Try going to FYE next time. I went to my local and got WWF and Lost Planet free after rebate. I've done the rebate a couple of times-- first time was easy, got the money in a month and spent it on groceries. Second time they lost it, and I've resubmitted it (remember to copy everything before you mail it!!). Since the rebate program is run by FYE/TransWorld themselves, if they try to deny me I'll just go to the store and bitch them out. Worst case, I'll just return the game.

Anyway, I love me some FAR games, so I hope this one is like my first rebate. :D
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 01:20 AM

FYE has $10 - $30 rebates on select PS3, XBOX 360, Wii, PSP & PS2 titles.

After rebates, several of these titles are cheap, free or even money makers.

- Valid 09/09/2009 - 10/06/2009
- Paid in the form of Visa Gift Card
- Rebates can be pre-submitted on rebateshq.com (Promo: 09-93708)
- Rebates are usually not advertised, but will print out at the register
- YMMV on pre-rebate pricing (Smackdown Vs. Raw is $20 at some stores, $30 at others)
- Not all the games are on display. Check at the register if there's something that you want, but don't see.

Notable Deals:

PS3
Lost Planet ($20 - $20 Rebate = FAR)
Madden NFL '09 ($30 - $30 Rebate = FAR)
Rockband ($30 - $30 Rebate = FAR)
Saints Row 2 ($30 - $30 Rebate = FAR)
Smackdown Vs. Raw 2009 ($20* - $30 Rebate = -$10 AR)

XBOX 360
Halo 3 Limited Edition ($40 - $30 Rebate = $10 AR)
Madden NFL '09 ($30 - $30 Rebate = FAR)
Rockband ($30 - $30 Rebate = FAR)
Smackdown Vs. Raw 2009 ($20* - $30 Rebate = -$10 AR)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed ($20 - $30 Rebate = -$10 AR)

Making The Deal Even Hotter:
At the register, you can sign up for a free trial FYE's Backstage pass. Giving you:
- 10% off movies, music & games
- $5 off your next $35 purchase
- $20 gift card by mail

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One possible deal:
SW: FU + Smackdown Vs. Raw 2009

$40
- $4 (10% Backstage Pass Discount)
- $5 ($5 off $35 coupon included in the Backstage Pass Package)
- $60 (2 x $30 Rebates)
Total for 2 Games + $20 Gift Card: -$29 (Factor in taxes & postage)

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Regarding FYE Rebates

For ANY rebate promotion, there's ALWAYS somebody who doesn't get their rebate or has to do a little extra work to get it. As you should do with ANY rebate: Read, Read, Read... Follow instructions exactly, make copies of EVERYTHING.

I've personally only done one FYE rebate (last month) and had no problem whatsoever; however FYE's rebates are processed by Parago, the same company that handles McAfee's and Sage's rebates. I've done plenty of those and never had any problem that couldn't be resolved with a single phone call.

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Complete list of eligible games:

http://rapidshare.de...9R4957.pdf.html

#64 Oswald9599

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:13 AM

Make sure to cancel that VIP before the 30 day trial ends, otherwise they charge your card for a monthly fee of $10.

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#65 Jodou

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:31 AM

Too bad you have to send in the UPC's else I'd flip these to Amazon.

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#66 Blackout

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:38 AM

Thanks OP. How long do the rebates usually take to come in?



#67 estofan

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:41 AM

Too bad you have to send in the UPC's else I'd flip these to Amazon.



Awww... shucks, I'm one of those people who collect games and like to have my video games pristine and complete (which is why I don't buy used). Looks like I'll have to pass on this great deal then.

#68 Afflicted

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:50 AM

Awww... shucks, I'm one of those people who collect games and like to have my video games pristine and complete (which is why I don't buy used). Looks like I'll have to pass on this great deal then.



FYI... FYE puts a yellow printout upc sticker on most games... the first and only time I've tried a rebate the guy working there told me that it was what needed to be sent for the rebate... he also printed me out a new one to send... Now I've not received that back yet but it is listed as ready for final processing on the website to check on rebates... which I assume mean it's fine just waiting to mail out the card...

now if they say it's denied... well I've argued with enough people about rebates in the past that I'm pretty sure I'll still get it... even if I have to do it the hard way.... for them that is...

#69 Eric1285

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 03:05 AM

There are several people on SD and FW who say that the UPC sticker will work fine for the rebates.

#70 meta1militia

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 04:07 AM

great deal!

#71 Jodou

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:02 AM

There are several people on SD and FW who say that the UPC sticker will work fine for the rebates.

Oh word, I'll be stopping by tomorrow then!

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#72 iamthekiller

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:09 AM

Make sure to cancel that VIP before the 30 day trial ends, otherwise they charge your card for a monthly fee of $10.



$25/year, not $10/month:

What does the f.y.e. Backstage Pass membership cost and how long does it last?

The f.y.e. Backstage Pass membership fee is $25 per year. Membership expires one year after purchase, on the day after you initially purchased your f.y.e. Backstage Pass card.

#73 Ocajavati

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:16 AM

In-store only or can I get the rebate online as well?

#74 windsmere

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:23 AM

im sorry but wtf is FAR i may be a noob on this

edit: nvm im dumb lol its free after rebate sorry i suck with acronyms

#75 JayDouble

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:26 AM

im sorry but wtf is FAR i may be a noob on this
does it mean its free? im kinda confused guys lol


Free after rebate

#76 MPoWeRM3

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 06:03 AM

im sorry but wtf is FAR i may be a noob on this

edit: nvm im dumb lol its free after rebate sorry i suck with acronyms


at least you know what wtf is. :applause:

#77 Jackie Chandler

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 06:43 AM

$25/year, not $10/month:

What does the f.y.e. Backstage Pass membership cost and how long does it last?

The f.y.e. Backstage Pass membership fee is $25 per year. Membership expires one year after purchase, on the day after you initially purchased your f.y.e. Backstage Pass card.


The funny thing is you're both right. XD

The Backstage Pass is an F.Y.E./Sam Goody exclusive memberships card that gets you 10% off for a full year. It's $25, and you also get 20% off on the week of your birthday.

The VIP Card is something fairly new F.Y.E./Sam Goody has been offering. It gets you 10% off, and you get a 30 day free trial, a $20 gift card for signing up, and discounts in a BUNCH of other places (you can check on a website.) This is $9.95 a month after the trial, but if you cancel, they don't charge you/stop your discounts/cancel the gift card/etc.

Trust me, I know. I recite these every work day. XD

Also, TC, I noticed a few other possible mentions for DS (didn't see you mention it in the list of systems, though...)

DS:

Dragonball Z: Harukanara Densetsu- ($10 - $10 Rebate = FAR)
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Time/Darkness- ($35 - $20 Rebate = $15 AR)
Flash Focus- ($10 - $5 Rebate = $5 AR)

There were some other ones I can't remember, but those were the better ones/best deals from what I can remember for the DS section.

Also, all our PS2 games are B1G1 free after a mail-in rebate. That's definitely worth mentioning.

#78 deangrazy

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 06:55 AM

Too bad you have to send in the UPC's else I'd flip these to Amazon.Posted Image

I really hate rebates that involve sending upc's, they make it really tough on us just so we forget.

#79 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 06:59 AM

As others have mentioned, you can send in the UPC/price sticker that FYE puts on everything. Has worked for me in the past without an issue.

#80 bjork73

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 07:45 AM

One question: does anybody familiar with FYE rebates know if they will pay the full rebate on items where you paid less than the rebate amount for the game? I know some companies will adjust down or not honor better-than-FAR rebates; I just want to know if FYE is one of them before I jump on this (if it adjusts the rebate down to FAR that's fine, but I don't want to get stuck w/o any rebate at all)...
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#81 FlamedLiquid

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 07:58 AM

hmm..gonna have to check my local FYE come Friday.

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#82 luan87us

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:20 AM

Is Uncharted get the advantage of this deal? I want to pick up a copy for myself

#83 Interfeci

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 11:14 AM

Thanks for the list. Now I can be sure of what I need to check.
PEW PEW PEW.

#84 Jodou

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:38 PM

Lol, why does the FYE page list GTA IV twice for the 360 and have Assassin's Creed for $60 when the 360 version is $30? Biased much? I'd actually like to take advantage of these deals to convert my library over since I didn't have a PS3 when those two released. Ever since my first 360 died, I refuse to buy anything multi-platform for crash-box 360.

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#85 spauldingfan

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:02 PM

How long does it usually take to receive the rebate, for those of you who might have already done it?

#86 Kstyle

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:08 PM

Last night i went to Fry's it was looong drive didnt find any info on rebates
i even asked people work there


shit i didnt know i actually have to purchase the game to see the rebate d:
thanks a lot
i'll try agian with my wife

#87 Eric1285

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:13 PM

Last night i went to Fry's it was looong drive didnt find any info on rebates
i even asked people work there


shit i didnt know i actually have to purchase the game to see the rebate d:
thanks a lot
i'll try agian with my wife


I think you may have gone to the wrong store there champ. This deal is at FYE (that's F-Y-E) not Fry's.

#88 Izod

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:41 PM

Hehe, yup, stands for "For Your Entertainment" if you were wondering. Good luck deal hunting in the future.

#89 Jackie Chandler

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:51 PM

Come on, man- you left your wife waiting at home while you went looking for rebates AT THE WRONG STORE? D:

That's going to cost you a man card.

#90 WRXKayaker

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 06:02 PM

How long does it usually take to receive the rebate, for those of you who might have already done it?


I've bought 2 items in the past with rebates from FYE, and for both of them the rebate arrived in about 5 weeks. Some people have reported FYE screwing up and losing their rebate form, but in 2 separate transactions, I've had good luck with them. Also, both times I only sent in the UPC sticker from the outside packaging.

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