That's ripping off Target not using the system. You can't even do that anyways, you either return them all for refund or none at all. They won't let you do the deal and then return 2 and keep 1. No store ever allows that.
Didn't an above employee state that the return value of each game was $40?
And it is ripping target off. And it is using the system. Hence why I said if you want to use the system...
Target has to know about doing this since they haven't bundled the whole items as 1 "set" and it shows "return value $40" on receipt. While I understand where you are coming from and agree with you that it shouldn't be this way. But I do see it is a gray area as it is set up to be able to return them without circumventing anything.
I personally will be doing a b2g1, then trading in 2 to BBY and just keeping a free game.