I have God of War III pre-ordered with Amazon for $56.99 w/$10 VG credit ($46.99 after credit). This would be $44.10 after counting the GC. I am Prime so I get free release day shipping from AMZ so getting it day 1 is not a factor. Plus I just now beat GOW1 so I won't be playing it right away.
Maybe after the BF:BC2 error I took advantage of I owe it to TRU to buy GOW3 there.
Or to PM at BB and get reward zone points. I wonder if PMing would stack with their bonus reward zone points. I also pre-ordered it from BB to get the God Of War Collection $10 off but was not going to buy it there since it was full MSRP plus tax. I tried to return the GOW3 pre-order but since it was a package deal it would not let me return just the pre-order. It was still only $25 for the collection so I was just going to eat the $5 for the pre-order. So now, PM at BB to get $20 GC, my $5 pre-order credit, PLUS the bonus points (500 regular = $10). Sounds like $29.10 after tax by my calculation. Not to mention the reward zone points I will accrue.
Sounds like I will be at BB early on the 16th.
Price matching doesn't work for gift-card add-ons. Best Buy will only price match a PRICE - not a bonus gift card add on, not a "buy 2 get one free" etc... I've actually gotten in fights with 3 manager's over this now (At 3 different best buy's between NY and WI) Good Luck though - if they honor it, let me know. It's more ammunition for any future argument i may have on them.