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#1 Dranakin

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:36 AM

http://www.bestbuy.c...cat309300050007

 

 

3 tiers, up from 2. Spend thresholds are $1500 and $3500 respectively, from $2500.

 

How do I qualify for My Best Buy Elite or Elite Plus? 

Elite status is automatically awarded when you spend $1500 or more on qualifying purchases at Best Buy and BestBuy.com in a calendar year, or $1,500 or more in total anywhere on the My Best Buy MasterCard.

Elite Plus status is automatically awarded when you spend $3500 or more on qualifying purchases at Best Buy and BestBuy.com in a calendar year, $3,500 or more in total anywhere on the My Best Buy MasterCard

 

 

Reward Zone Gamers Club appears to now be my Best Buy Gamers Club, program benefits seem to be the same.

 

What are the benefits of the My Best Buy Gamers Club?  
 

Benefits include:

Get 2X points on new game software, digital content and game accessories

Get 2X points when you trade in games

Special money-saving exclusive offers

 

Also:

 

Does it cost anything to be a My Best Buy Gamers Club member?
 

Gamers Club membership is free. You must be a U.S. or Puerto Rico resident at least 13 years of age with a valid e-mail address.

 

EDIT: Thanks to person123, who noted that there's still a Gamers Club Unlocked tier, in which benefits include the same 10% bonus trade-in credit, 10% discount off Pre-Owned Games, 10 issues of @Gamer magazine, and exclusive Paid Subscription offers.

 

According to this there is still a "paid" option, which is what GCU is.

 

https://static.bestb...ndC_9.13.13.pdf

 

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I imagine we'll get some answers about current statuses in the next few days if you're a Silver member and/or a paid GCU member, since all the programs have changed.

 

Just to share, I was a Silver member and my status is now Elite Plus through the current status year.



#2 admiralvic

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:39 AM

Awesome! They killed 1 solid program to make a worse program with shittier tiers.  


so admiralvic is one of 7 people who has platted lost planet 2. and one of 4 people with 100% on spelunker hd. respect him even more


guys, you are talking to admiralvic about trophy acquisition, he is the exception.


#3 gantt

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:40 AM

Awesome deal. Freakin' shipping, though...



#4 SEGAMew

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:41 AM

They're nuking my Silver membership return time from 60 days to a month to a month and a half? Eff this :| I don't see how this is an improvement at all.



#5 SevereTireDamage

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:45 AM

I was gonna say, "well, at least they finally made it to you don't have to log into two different sites" but I was wrong, they just moved the RZ site to mybestbuy.com.



#6 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:46 AM

Seriously?!   Fuck BBY.  Was excited to get Silver for the first time ever and then they pull this crap.

 

They're nuking my Silver membership return time from 60 days to a month to a month and a half? Eff this :| I don't see how this is an improvement at all.

 

I don't think making it better for anyone but BBY was the point.


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#7 admiralvic

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:48 AM

Seriously?!   Fuck BBY.  Was excited to get Silver for the first time ever and then they pull this crap.

 

 

 

I don't think making it better for anyone but BBY was the point.

Well at least you're still "elite".

 

And here I thought it was to ruin my Monday. Live and learn. 


so admiralvic is one of 7 people who has platted lost planet 2. and one of 4 people with 100% on spelunker hd. respect him even more


guys, you are talking to admiralvic about trophy acquisition, he is the exception.


#8 YBX87

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:48 AM

well, i guess this is a sign, that soon they will be getting rid of gamers unlocked membership then



#9 ThatOneGuyWho

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:49 AM

Another reason to not renew my GCU membership next year. At least TIV are still somewhat good on a few games.



#10 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:52 AM

Well at least you're still "elite".

 

And here I thought it was to ruin my Monday. Live and learn. 

 

I guess but the perks I really wanted were the expedited shipping and the return policy.  Basically now you're "spending" $1500 a year to have the exact same return policy and shipping from six months ago before they changed the return policy.  GG.


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#11 admiralvic

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:54 AM

I guess but the perks I really wanted were the expedited shipping and the return policy.  Basically now you're "spending" $1500 a year to have the exact same return policy and shipping from six months ago before they changed the return policy.  GG.

Sort of. They also changed the price match policy, which means you're paying $1,500 a year to have slightly less perks than you did 6 months ago. 


so admiralvic is one of 7 people who has platted lost planet 2. and one of 4 people with 100% on spelunker hd. respect him even more


guys, you are talking to admiralvic about trophy acquisition, he is the exception.


#12 Konfusion

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:55 AM

For me, Silver lost its value when Best Buy changed their price match policy. The expedited shipping was nice, but I'm not gonna choose to buy games there just to earn free shipping. They should be making their programs better for dedicated customers who still shop there, not making them worse.


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#13 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:59 AM

Sort of. They also changed the price match policy, which means you're paying $1,500 a year to have slightly less perks than you did 6 months ago. 

 

Well back to hoping BBY gets back to hurrying up and dying already.


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#14 JamesKelly09

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:59 AM

Maybe this is a sign BestBuy is having trouble with sales and that's why its adjusting all its programs so people spend more money?? Just look at the GamersClub program now this. They really need new marketing promotions like the ones before for people to spend money at the stores.



#15 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:04 AM

Maybe this is a sign BestBuy is having trouble with sales and that's why its adjusting all its programs so people spend more money??

 

Sounds like BBY logic.  "What will boost sales?  I know, taking everything good about shopping at our stores and removing it while making sure we treat the customers like garbage.  It works on women at the bar so I'm sure it will work on our customers too!"


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#16 GBAstar

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:06 AM

I'm sure best buy will sorely miss all the "loyal customers" who are bitching and moaning that they can't abuse the 60 day price match window.



#17 klimb22

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:09 AM

I was no where near $3500 (to date or ever) and somehow managed to get Elite Plus. Maybe the same for some of you.

#18 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:10 AM

I was no where near $3500 (to date or ever) and somehow managed to get Elite Plus. Maybe the same for some of you.

 

How are you guys seeing that?


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#19 klimb22

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:11 AM

How are you guys seeing that?

Through the BB app on iOS.

#20 SgtWiggles

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:16 AM

So to current Silver Members, are we currently on the Plus tier? Or the Elite tier...

 

Either way, Best Buy is the champ at taking awesome things and turning them into shit.


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#21 Deader2818

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:19 AM

Where does it show your stats on the app? i dont see it anywhere.


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#22 htz

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:20 AM

Well back to hoping BBY gets back to hurrying up and dying already.

Financially the company has been doing a lot better than in previous years. Stock price has tripled since the beginning of this year. I think we view it as Best Buy going downhill due to them no longer catering to us cheapasses sorta... This new my best buy program is just another one of Best Buy's "renew blue" initiatives to trim the fat. I'm sad to see the program downgraded but it is not like Amazon or any other retailers reward me much for doing business with them.



#23 skiizim

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:21 AM

I just saw this posted on Blu-Ray.com regarding the $20 Gamers Club promos, I guess we will see how this pans out.

 

Anyone here a Gamers Club Unlocked member? If so, remember the titles they had that you could pre order and get a $20 rewards zone certificate? Well yeah that has been axed, if they haven't told you yet! You are only eligible to get $10, not $20. So for those of you who pre ordered GTA 5 for instance and thought you were getting $20, think again. Even though it still says plainly on the Reward Zone site under promotions that they are offering $20...ridiculous!! Here is an email I received from one of their reps.
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Thank you for contacting Best Buy Reward Zone. My name is Trudy. I am a Best Buy Reward Zone Specialist and I will be happy to assist you with your concern today.

I am disappointed to confirm that it is a $10 dollar certificate for the preorder. Please click on the link :https://myrewardzone.bestbuy. Click on Preorder information.

"Take part in this Reward ZoneĀ® exclusive offer. Pre-order and purchase select games and get $10 per game in reward certificates".

Thank you for being a Reward Zone member. If you need further assistance related to this topic, please do not hesitate to call 1-888-BESTBUY.

Sincerely,

Trudy
Best Buy Reward Zone Specialist



#24 Deader2818

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:23 AM

Thats just a badly informed rep. Pretty sure on the forums it was already confirmed we would still get $20.


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#25 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:23 AM

I was about to say I hope they don't screw up the $20 promo for GTAV.  Then again don't they usually tend to screw these promos up?  The $20 thing was also buried on a super difficult to find page in your RZ account if I remember right so we'll see.


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#26 klimb22

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:31 AM

Where does it show your stats on the app? i dont see it anywhere.

On the home screen at the top or when you choose My Best Buy from the menu.

#27 htz

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:31 AM

Thats just a badly informed rep. Pretty sure on the forums it was already confirmed we would still get $20.

The CAGs who got the free GTA V copies are already getting the $20 RZ Cert, so we know it is still active.



#28 Konfusion

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:31 AM

Thats just a badly informed rep. Pretty sure on the forums it was already confirmed we would still get $20.

 

Yeah. I believe it was confirmed awhile back that GTA V and South Park: The Stick of Truth would still be $20 if you were a GCU member. That rep was probably unaware because they only advertise the $10 promo now.


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#29 superhulk

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:50 AM

my reward certificates don't show when i try to purchase an item. Hope they don't disappear.



#30 TheRock88

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 08:22 AM

I was only about $400 from reaching $2500 (preordered a PS4 so that would have brought me past the limit) so now it looks like I'm f'd and have to spend another $1000 to get "Elite Plus". If this is what ends up happening, I'm seriously considering taking my business elsewhere.