Interesting... does Best Buy and other b&m retailers do promos like this often where they give you a special case up front?
Would be nice if Amazon gets some nice exclusives for AC3, but I'm not holding my breath. Unless there's some really crazy awesome b&m exclusives, I'll stick to buying online like I usually do.
Not for games, they steer away from up front items.
Btw my local store had a display setup for these SBs, so local store's gaming department should at least be aware of the promo. The back of the SB has a pamphlet stating the conditions and it specifically states " the $5 is for the game itself." it even states MSRP is $59.99 - $5 preorder = $54.99 at time of purchase. Of course with legal talk saying MSRP may change.
The receipt doesn't list the SB, so dont be a douche and return the preorder and keep the case. Just consider it being $5 for a SB that would otherwise retail for $20+.
BTW this steelbook is AWESOME!!! Good quality and one of the better SB art I have seen