so at what price point is it better to wait for 25% off?
You mean compared to the current $0.96 shipping deal?
If the game's price is under $5.28, go with 96 cent shipping.
If the game's price is over $5.28, wait for the 25% off. However, prices and stock can fluctuate in ways that are not in your favor, so you have to be willing to gamble to wait it out another week or so for the 25% off.
And of course there is no telling when they might drop another free shipping day or days on us, or perhaps even a limited 30% off games sale. Although my guess is they won't be dropping any free shipping limited promotions over the next week while they run $0.96 shipping again (I'm assuming). And they probably won't drop a limited 30% off games while running a longer term 25% off promotion.
Of course we're under 2 months away from Black Friday so you'd hope big sales like those are on their way.
I'm gearing up to throw down for some more books though in another week. I just can't resist at slightly over $2 for a hardcover. Last time around the Post Office lost one of my packages so I want to re-order that book. I sent another back because I wasn't happy with the banged up condition, but I won't be re-ordering that one from Hastings.