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Best Buy [Unlocked] $20 RZ Cert. Pre-order Promo (Splinter Cell: Blacklist, GTA V, South Park: The Stick of Truth)


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#151 dkl415

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:57 PM

Just wondering can you use reward zone credit or gift cards to purchase say Call of Duty black ops 2 and still get the $20 reward certificate? Thanks so much :)


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#152 aircobra

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:57 PM

Has anyone seen their Halo 4 RZ certs post yet? I'm not even seeing the points/purchase hit my account yet (bought @ midnight release).

I'll give it a few more days until I start to inquire with their CS, but I was wondering if I was in the same boat as others or in the water.


You could check to see if the transaction has been posted by clicking on report missing points. I guess it's easier to come on here and post though. CS won't do anything for you until it's been 30 days. To answer your question, no my points are only pending right now (not that I expected them to post a week after the game is released like a lot of people on here).

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:16 PM

I can only speak for myself, but I can't imagine BBY will continue this promotion quarter after quarter if they continue to get calls, emails, questions in-store, and PMs regarding this points issue - all that requires people responding to these requests and that costs money and I can't imagine they're making a bunch of it off this promotion (even if the wholesale cost of Halo 4 is $40, selling it for $60 with a $20 GC doesn't leave much room for profit). If you can't wait the 30 days max specified before contacting them, you shouldn't pre-order the game. It's clear that there's a 30 day window - it isn't a mystery it may take that long to receive the points - it may even take several days to a week to see those points pending, even if the other points for the transaction are already visible as pending. Reading post after post of people asking where their points are days after release or even, in one case, days before the game actually is released, gets tiresome.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:22 PM

You could check to see if the transaction has been posted by clicking on report missing points. I guess it's easier to come on here and post though. CS won't do anything for you until it's been 30 days. To answer your question, no my points are only pending right now (not that I expected them to post a week after the game is released like a lot of people on here).


I came here after I checked my Rewards Zone page, hence me saying "I'm not even seeing the points/purchase hit my account yet." I misread the points/pending report because the total # of pending points is at 90. Clicking on the purchase link however reveals points and the 1000 pre-order points.

They're pending, and my question is answered.

I came here because I thought I had a problem, and I know this community KNOWS what is going on from shared experience, and I also come here to share knowledge where I can. I don't come here to ask questions that I can easily find with a google search, or without doing some research. In this case I made a mistake, and I own that, but I'd appreciate it if you would check your attitude.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:07 PM

Wow!!! I'm in for all of them.. And Gamestop was never heard from again!!!

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:15 PM

If I had pre-ordered online and fully paid for Black Ops II on 9-28, over 40 days ago, shouldn't the points be listed by now as "pending?" I don't even see a transaction for it on my Reward Zone account, but I do see it on my Bestbuy.com account.
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#157 Jimmienoman

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:50 PM

If I had pre-ordered online and fully paid for Black Ops II on 9-28, over 40 days ago, shouldn't the points be listed by now as "pending?" I don't even see a transaction for it on my Reward Zone account, but I do see it on my Bestbuy.com account.


No. Because you didn't purchase the item yet. They only put a hold on the funds TO purchase it when it releases.


The clock starts when you pickup the game. When you pickup the game BBY makes an official claim to the funds and the transaction takes place.

If you meant just seeing the preorder in your RZ account (not the points etc) then I honestly don't know. I preorder exclusively in store.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:00 AM

I see. That is what I thought until I read a few post up top stating that people do see that their points are listed as "pending" for Black Ops II.

Now do they give you the pre-order bonuses when you pickup Black Ops II (the dogtag and the DLC code for Nuke Town 2025)?

No. Because you didn't purchase the item yet. They only put a hold on the funds TO purchase it when it releases.


The clock starts when you pickup the game. When you pickup the game BBY makes an official claim to the funds and the transaction takes place.

If you meant just seeing the preorder in your RZ account (not the points etc) then I honestly don't know. I preorder exclusively in store.


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#159 HaLLuZiNaTiOnZ

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:41 PM

Do CEs apply to the $20 promo? I know Amazon never does, but does Best Buy?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:18 PM

Yeah, they normally do.

#161 GoVols

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:49 PM

What is standard procedure for picking up pre-order in store after only putting $5 down on pre-order a couple of days prior to release day pick-up? I am asking so I don't lose my $20 reward zone pre-order gamers club unlocked bonus.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:10 PM

Damn you TRU, I wanted to get a PM on XCOM and you only stock PS3 :(
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#163 advanced

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:13 PM

When picking up, ensure you still have GCU. Then go up to CS and pick it up. It should be marked as an exchange at the top. Keep all receipts. That'll help you in case problems arise.

#164 Jimmienoman

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:13 PM

Do CEs apply to the $20 promo? I know Amazon never does, but does Best Buy?


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#165 polly

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:36 PM

I know there's links to Best Buy, but it would be nice to see the release dates in the OP for quick reference.

02/05/13 Dead Space 3
02/19/13 Metal Gear Rising Revengeance
02/26/13 Bioshock Infinite
02/xx/13 Crysis 3
03/05/13 Tomb Raider
03/12/13 God of War: Ascension
03/19/13 Gears of War: Judgement
04/23/13 Dead Island Riptide
04/xx/13 Injustice: Gods Among Us
xx/xx/13 (Q2) Grand Theft Auto V
xx/xx/13 (Spring) Splinter Cell: Blacklist
xx/xx/13 (TBA) Last of Us
xx/xx/xx (Fiscal 2014) South Park: The Stick of Truth
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#166 sasuke543

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:02 PM

Is there any way to pay for these games in full? Would love to take advantage of my Chase cc best buy cashback bonus that ends this year.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:05 PM

Is there any way to pay for these games in full? Would love to take advantage of my Chase cc best buy cashback bonus that ends this year.


There should be a new system in place for a few of these games (GTA V for sure) that allows you to put down whatever you want on it over $5.

#168 El Toro Fuerte

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:13 PM

Is there any way to pay for these games in full? Would love to take advantage of my Chase cc best buy cashback bonus that ends this year.


When I preordered AC3, I asked to pay for it in full and they were able to do it. It WAS kind of a hassle when checking out though. They had to do an exchange, but still ended up getting the 1000 points after submitting a missing points thing.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

Is there any way to pay for these games in full? Would love to take advantage of my Chase cc best buy cashback bonus that ends this year.


If you do your pre-order on BestBuy.com you will be required to pay in full. I pre-ordered my AC3 and BOps2 online and was required to pay in full.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:32 PM

If you do your pre-order on BestBuy.com you will be required to pay in full. I pre-ordered my AC3 and BOps2 online and was required to pay in full.


unless youre paying by paypal they dont. They place a hold for the full amount, and keep refreshing the hold every couple of weeks, but the actual charge wont go thru until they ship out the game.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:03 PM

From what I've been reading the 1000 Bonus points should be listed under the actual game purchase in Point and Purchases. I pre-ordered COD:BLOPS2 in-store on 10/10 using a $5 RZ (also getting the COD @gamer mag free) I picked it up on 11/13 but all I see is:

Total Points Earned with this transaction 108

Purchases 54
RZGC Everyday Bonus Point Promo 54

The pickup was done as an exchange and my RZ # is on both receipts.

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#172 DrumsVocalsKeys

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

unless youre paying by paypal they dont. They place a hold for the full amount, and keep refreshing the hold every couple of weeks, but the actual charge wont go thru until they ship out the game.

Thanks for this info. I wasn't aware of this.

#173 usagi

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:36 PM

So anyone here ever try to double dip with price matching, Best buy price match and visa/mastercard price protection? I think it would work, but credit card price protection requires paperwork and calling customer service. After all this work, if you include the $20 RZ as cash, it's almost like getting a free game lol.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

From what I've been reading the 1000 Bonus points should be listed under the actual game purchase in Point and Purchases. I pre-ordered COD:BLOPS2 in-store on 10/10 using a $5 RZ (also getting the COD @gamer mag free) I picked it up on 11/13 but all I see is:

Total Points Earned with this transaction 108

Purchases 54
RZGC Everyday Bonus Point Promo 54

The pickup was done as an exchange and my RZ # is on both receipts.

???

1000 points should appear within a day, same thing happened to me

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

So anyone here ever try to double dip with price matching, Best buy price match and visa/mastercard price protection? I think it would work, but credit card price protection requires paperwork and calling customer service. After all this work, if you include the $20 RZ as cash, it's almost like getting a free game lol.


If you're getting the BB PM, why would you need price protection? Stop trying to game the system. :roll:

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:29 PM

So anyone here ever try to double dip with price matching, Best buy price match and visa/mastercard price protection? I think it would work, but credit card price protection requires paperwork and calling customer service. After all this work, if you include the $20 RZ as cash, it's almost like getting a free game lol.



This is fraud. Also credit cards are pretty good at tracking this. Meaning the minute they see an adjustment made by Best Buy on that transaction they will reverse any credit they gave you.

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#177 perfectsil

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:31 PM

So anyone here ever try to double dip with price matching, Best buy price match and visa/mastercard price protection? I think it would work, but credit card price protection requires paperwork and calling customer service. After all this work, if you include the $20 RZ as cash, it's almost like getting a free game lol.


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The Price Protection Program does not apply to:

  • Items purchased subject to rebate, redeemable manufacturer’s coupon, or any refund of any sort, in which case your purchase price will be determined by taking into account any such rebate or refund.


#178 Jimmienoman

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:43 PM

If you do your pre-order on BestBuy.com you will be required to pay in full. I pre-ordered my AC3 and BOps2 online and was required to pay in full.


Not anymore. Their new system, which I believe is online now and was quoted by a mod, online you can now opt for how much you would like to put down on a preorder.

#179 Jimmienoman

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:46 PM

1000 points should appear within a day, same thing happened to me


Stop telling people this. The pending points can take up to 2 weeks to go pending. They normally post in 5-7 days.

It can take up to 30-35 days for the points to post per the terms of the Victory can be Preordered deal.

#180 klimb22

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:49 PM

Stop telling people this. The pending points can take up to 2 weeks to go pending. They normally post in 5-7 days.

It can take up to 30-35 days for the points to post per the terms of the Victory can be Preordered deal.

So it is common for the bonus points to show up after the qualifying purchase does? Will they be listed under the qualifying purchase or as a new line item?