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Double PUR Points on entire purchase using GC on Pre-Owned Item(s)


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#1 klimb22

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:56 PM

All the T&Cs below. Sounds like it has to be a GC, not PUR/Edge.

Tip 1: If you know you're going to buy something from GS and are using cash, credit or have store credit on your PUR/Edge card*, buy a GC first.
*Not recommended if you live in a state that does not charge tax on purchases using trade credit. Thank outcast529

Tip 2. If you're not buying a pre-owned item pick up a $0.49 Link's Crossbow Training or other cheapy game/product to get the bonus points.


Score Double PowerUP Rewards Points** on your entire GameStop Gift Card purchase when you buy any PreOwned item.

Note: You must bring in the physical gift card to spend it. PowerUp card must be swiped during transaction to receive points.

**Double PowerUp Rewards Points: Double points offer valid on any transactions made Wednesday, December 26, 2012, through Monday, January 28, 2013 with a GameStop gift card. Transaction must include a pre-owned item. Purchases of GameStop Gift Cards do not qualify for PowerUp Rewards points or bonus points, but purchases made using GameStop Gift Cards do qualify for PowerUp Rewards points and bonus points under program and offer guidelines. Click here for full program terms and conditions.

Edited by klimb22, 28 December 2012 - 10:05 AM.


#2 Enuf

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:16 AM

Nice timing I can increase my pur pts over 400,000

#3 joeyshadows

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:26 AM

Dammit. I just spent 50 bucks on preowned games with my powerup card. :(

#4 bob330i

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:47 AM

Dammit. I just spent 50 bucks on preowned games with my powerup card. :(


if it's within 7 days, just return and rebuy.

#5 joeyshadows

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:38 AM

if it's within 7 days, just return and rebuy.


Already traded everything in. Lol. If I can use just a receipt I would.

#6 Snuggelz

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:44 AM

wait... do you only get 2x points on gc credit only toward the pre owned item? If so, Tip 2 is useless. Don't you get 2x points for every dollar spent on a preowned anyway? i'm betting they don't stack.

#7 RoyFrugalton

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:33 AM

Don't you get 2x points for every dollar spent on a preowned anyway? i'm betting they don't stack.


It's not necessarily considered a promotion "stack" because Gamestop's Standard point values are as such:

10 points per dollar spent on all new games and consoles
20 points per dollar spent on pre-owned games, accessories and consoles
20 points per dollar on traded-in games or consoles

When it's double points (on preowned w/ gc purchase) it will be as such:

40 points per dollar spent on pre-owned games

#8 GBAstar

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:37 AM

I like my PUR Pro card so all my credit is on a "Trade Credit" Card; do those count as gift cards?

#9 RoyFrugalton

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:45 AM

I like my PUR Pro card so all my credit is on a "Trade Credit" Card; do those count as gift cards?


No - these register as a different payment type. In theory you could purchase a gift card then purchase your games with 2x points. Not sure if they are tracking the time frame in which the GC was purchased.

#10 addictiongame

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:59 AM

If I use a $25 GC on a total $35 purchase, do I get partial "double points" ($25 worth of bonus) or none at all?

#11 ChunLiBarbie

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:26 AM

Saw this email.

Between the phone call trying to get you to spend your credit and telling you how much you have, the email telling you how much you have, and this............:whee:

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Because miserable people want others to feel miserable.

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#12 Vap

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:43 AM

Saw this email.

Between the phone call trying to get you to spend your credit and telling you how much you have, the email telling you how much you have, and this............:whee:



I know, what's up with that? I really don't understand why they want you to spend the credit so bad. I mean, they already have the crap you traded in, so what are they getting out of you using the credit? Or am I'm missing something?

#13 outcast529

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:49 AM

All the T&Cs below. Sounds like it has to be a GC, not PUR/Edge.

Tip 1: If you have credit on your PUR/Edge card and you know you're going to buy something from GS, buy a GC with your PUR/Edge credit first.


I wouldn't recommend this if you live in a state that doesn't tax the trade in credit purchases.

If I was to do this my double points would essentially cost me almost 9% more.

#14 klimb22

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:23 AM

Already traded everything in. Lol. If I can use just a receipt I would.

You can use just the receipt. I do it all the time. YMMV with your store(s) of course.

wait... do you only get 2x points on gc credit only toward the pre owned item? If so, Tip 2 is useless. Don't you get 2x points for every dollar spent on a preowned anyway? i'm betting they don't stack.

No. You get 2x points on the entire purchase as long as one item is a pre-owned item.

I wouldn't recommend this if you live in a state that doesn't tax the trade in credit purchases.

If I was to do this my double points would essentially cost me almost 9% more.

True. I don't live in one of those states so I didn't think about that. OP updated.

#15 NeedMoreMoney

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:12 AM

A store went so far as to calling my friend and reminding him to use his gift card/trade-in credit card. I am very confused on why they are pushing this. Wouldn't stores want the people to wait to use the card in hopes that person loses it?

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:24 AM

Gotta love people who just buy you GCs because they dont know what to get :D

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:47 PM

Well. I have $95 buck worth of gift cards burning a hole through my pocket after Christmas. I'm not going in GS till after Monday at the earliest. Place is madhouse the days after Christmas.

#18 Green Card200

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:23 PM

I know, what's up with that? I really don't understand why they want you to spend the credit so bad. I mean, they already have the crap you traded in, so what are they getting out of you using the credit? Or am I'm missing something?


They want you back in the store to buy/trade in more games. Forever.

#19 bob330i

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:53 PM

In general, credit is untapped revenue for GS. Even though they have your game/accessory, it's not guarantee that it gets sold to realize the "purchase" of that item. Also getting you to spend that credit now makes their year look better. Just consider it another marketing "ad".

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:56 PM

I wouldn't recommend this if you live in a state that doesn't tax the trade in credit purchases.

If I was to do this my double points would essentially cost me almost 9% more.


OP should add the second sentence to the warning, had me wondering what rule I would be breaking versus just spending a little extra on tax. If you need more PUR points then $2-3 dollars in tax is negligible.

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#21 outcast529

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:20 AM

OP should add the second sentence to the warning, had me wondering what rule I would be breaking versus just spending a little extra on tax. If you need more PUR points then $2-3 dollars in tax is negligible.


Good point about making it clear why the recommendation was made. But I honestly don't think most CAGs would agree about paying extra for the points.

For example a $40 pre-owned game at 6% tax would cost an extra $2.40 and would only net you 800 extra points (or $0.30 per 100 points).

Compared that to the reward offer of $5.00 off a pre-owned game for 4,000 points ($0.125 per 100 points).

Honestly that's probably not the best reward to pick, but it is the easiest to compare to a cash value.

#22 k1ngster

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:43 AM

did anyone purchase anything and recieve 2x points?
I purchase a few items and dnt get 2x points... Now Im confused(???)

#23 RoyFrugalton

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

did anyone purchase anything and recieve 2x points?
I purchase a few items and dnt get 2x points... Now Im confused(???)


I haven't received double points on my transactions... Maybe it takes time to process?

#24 Bezerker

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

I haven't been receiving double points either :-/ Anyone contact their CS yet?

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#25 klimb22

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:41 AM

I finally received my double points (almost 8,000) after emailing them twice. First time they told me to wait 7 days after the end of the promotion (1/28) for the points to post. After that didn't happen I emailed them again on 2/4 with my transaction #s and dates. HTH.