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Powerup rewards SOTW: 50% off ANY pre-owned games for 5000 points! YMMV?


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#1 Potatoechomper12

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:50 AM

DIdn't see this posted, but not that bad of a deal for people on the look out for cheap games that are $20 and under. Not sure if it will apply to more than one game in the same transaction. :3

https://www.gamestop...PowerUpRewards/

Edit: fine print says its good for only one preowned game.

Edit 2: this coupon works on any price preowned game! It also stacks with the birthday coupon ending in 2314! Just got Metro 2033(originally 29.99) for 10 dorrars! Get it while it's still hawt!

Edit 3: it has been confirmed that this does not work on 55 dollar games. I am still hoping that this works for games that are higher than $20. The highest I tried was $38. This deal is probably dead naow. :3 YMMV.

Edit 4: according to sodapopinski..."I tried to use a $25 off any item Powerup coupon on a gas card last night. The system wouldn't apply the coupon to the total. I've bought these cards many times with the exact same coupon, and it usually works with no issues. Competent ASM then calls the Powerup helpline. They gave him some interesting info that may be relevant to this thread; apparently they are experiencing coding problems with the redemption of Powerup coupons. This has been a known issue for the last two days. The rep. suggested I try back tomorrow, or the next day, as the issue should be resolved by then."
Thanks for the info sodapopinski!

Credit goes to nietzsche74 for trying this out!

#2 Saix_XIII

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:52 AM

At most this is $10 off, for 5000 points. Isn't a $10 off used games coupon normally 8000 points? So this is at best a 3,000 point savings, which isn't bad. But unless you know you are getting a $20 game this is not that great IMO. Thanks for posting this none the less.


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#3 DesertLeo

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:15 AM

If it applies to more than 1 game, then it's pretty good.

 

If it doesn't, it's balls.



#4 Acash

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:34 AM

Just checked the coupon and this only applies to one game. From the coupon: Under $20, and this is your chance to get 50% off any one pre-owned game under $20, from Monday, December 2, through Sunday, December 22

#5 Potatoechomper12

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:38 AM

Oh pewpers, that's bunk. Was hoping it applied to more than one. :/

#6 nietzsche74

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:38 PM

Me just printed coupon, and though website states only good on game under $20, NOWHERE on coupon does it specify amount. Me need to look into this...



#7 nietzsche74

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:42 PM

Actual text of coupon: "50% off the purchase of a pre-owned game"

 

No mention specific amount in fine print.



#8 Crunchewy

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:50 PM

It says *a* pre-owned game. That is one.



#9 Chalupa Batman

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:58 PM

If anyone has one they are not going to use I would be forever in debt to you. I would even be willing to barter a little.

As a new Wii U owner I am really interested in NintendoLand to play with my daughter and this would make it $7.50. PM me if you can part with it.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:59 PM

i would use this on a vita or 3ds game if i got this coupon. otherwise its meh
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#11 Saix_XIII

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:02 PM

If anyone has one they are not going to use I would be forever in debt to you. I would even be willing to barter a little.

As a new Wii U owner I am really interested in NintendoLand to play with my daughter and this would make it $7.50. PM me if you can part with it.

These coupons cost points which you get for spending money. So I doubt anyone would trade one for something that would make the $7.50 discount worth it. It's not like these are free to all PUR paid members like the @Gamer coupons are. These are more akin to the BBY Reward Zone certificates.


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#12 nietzsche74

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:03 PM

By "amount", me referring to price of pre-owned game, not amount of games. Coupon not specify game have to be under $20.



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:07 PM

That Cookie Monster shtick has got to go.

 

Not a bad coupon compared to the regular catalog ones, but complete ass compared to the past few months of great SotW offers.


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:09 PM

That Cookie Monster shtick has got to go.

Not a bad coupon compared to the regular catalog ones, but complete ass compared to the past few months of great SotW offers.


yea gimmicks like that get old after awhile lol
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#15 Chalupa Batman

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:09 PM

These coupons cost points which you get for spending money. So I doubt anyone would trade one for something that would make the $7.50 discount worth it. It's not like these are free to all PUR paid members like the @Gamer coupons are. These are more akin to the BBY Reward Zone certificates.


Ah ok.

Thanks I'm not a paid member so I didn't know. Thanks :)

#16 Potatoechomper12

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:35 PM

Ah ok.

Thanks I'm not a paid member so I didn't know. Thanks :)


You don't have to be a paid member to get this coupon, you just have to be a Powerup Rewards member, either the free or paid membership. You also need to accumulate 5000 in reward points to redeem this coupon. If you have any questions, please pm me. :)

#17 Snuggelz

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:43 PM

By "amount", me referring to price of pre-owned game, not amount of games. Coupon not specify game have to be under $20.

Man, if this works, I'll definitely hop on one! Could someone please test this out?

Also, as someone who also has a Cookie Monster avatar, I agree that the shtick has to go as well :)

#18 nietzsche74

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:05 PM

Coupon work on any game, even game OVER $20!!! Me get $29.99 used Super Mario Galaxy 2 for only $13.49. Me wonder if this glitch, so me say GET 'EM WHILE YOU CAN!!!

 

And who this "Cookie Monster" person everyone talk about?



#19 Snuggelz

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:21 AM

Coupon work on any game, even game OVER $20!!! Me get $29.99 used Super Mario Galaxy 2 for only $13.49. Me wonder if this glitch, so me say GET 'EM WHILE YOU CAN!!!

 

And who this "Cookie Monster" person everyone talk about?

Thanks for testing it out! I'll still wait until others come back successful. 

 

Oh, and Cookie, that sure isn't a german accent you're using. 



#20 Potatoechomper12

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:00 AM

I can confirm this as well! Thanks nietzsche74! I can also confirm that this stacks with the birthday coupon ending in 2314! Just got Metro 2033 for 10 dorrars and change!

#21 Jabtangs

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:03 AM

I can confirm this as well! Thanks nietzsche74! I can also confirm that this stacks with the birthday coupon ending in 2314! Just got Metro 2033 for 10 dorrars and change!

isn't the 2314 coupon for November o.O? or does the December one have the same code..



#22 knightsdwn

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:05 AM

I can confirm this as well! Thanks nietzsche74! I can also confirm that this stacks with the birthday coupon ending in 2314! Just got Metro 2033 for 10 dorrars and change!

Wow, that is a hell of a deal. Thank you for confirming as well.



#23 chimpmeister

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:29 AM

Nothing beats the "25% off preowned" coupon that GS offered as a SOTW for only 500 points.  It applied to EVERYTHING preowned, I used it on PSPs, an extra Vita, and a game. 

 

I doubt they'll offer that again anytime soon.



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:56 AM

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#25 Organ Donor

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:00 AM

Thanks for the heads up, OP. Hopefully I can find a used copy of Forza 5.



#26 DesertLeo

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:06 AM

Oh man, off any used game makes this a lot better. I redact my previous statement of it being balls.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:16 AM

time to find a used copy of knack :D
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#28 Stellar Inertia

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:17 AM

So this should work on $54.99 games too? Nice.


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#29 naota1212

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:40 AM

Can any one send me the current Birthday Coupon? Thanks



#30 Prison Mike

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:56 AM

Can anyone tell me how the math works on a $54.99 game?

 

$55 - 50% (SOTW) = $27.5

 

$27.5 - 25% (BDay) = $20.63

 

$20.63 - 10% (PUR) = $18.57?