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$125 worth of Nintendo eshop Cards + Free $15 Gift Card for $100 @ Best Buy until 12/28


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#1 Celsius

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:09 AM

Nintendo eshop cards are on-sale for 20% off at Best Buy until 12/28/2013. And the following deal recently started as well!
 
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1 In store only from 12/26/13–12/28/13. Gift card good toward future purchase. Limit one $15 Best Buy gift card for this offer per person per day. Valid only at Best Buy stores in the U.S.A.; gift card offer not valid on any BestBuy.com order, including store pickup. Offer not available in Puerto Rican stores, at Best Buy Express kiosks and for items sold in Pacific Sales/Pacific Kitchen & Home or Magnolia Design Centers inside Best Buy stores. The $100 total purchase to receive the $15 Best Buy gift card requires the customers receipt to show a subtotal of $100.00 or greater prior to tax and excludes purchase of Best Buy gift cards, and prior purchases. Valid 12/26/13–12/28/13.
 
You can also do it online and a get $15 discount code, but I would not recommend it because 1. You have to do in-store pick up anyways. And 2, the discount code can only be used during a certain period in January. 
 
The best way to do this deal is ...
 
Buy 3 $35 gift cards for $28 each and a $20 gift card for $16. (Add all four up and it will total $100.) And you'll get a $15 gift card!
 
This is the best possible deal you will get for eshop cards in a long time, I presume. So do this deal, and stock up!!! If you've bought cards previously, return those and rebuy them with this deal!

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#2 wilflare

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:30 AM

was thinking whether this will work with the eShop credit. this sure is tempting

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:52 AM

$125 in nintendo points would take forever to use. Otherwise good deal.
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#4 BryanDGAF

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:25 AM

$125 in nintendo points would take forever to use. Otherwise good deal.


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:27 AM

I'm not ready to go all in on digital Nintendo stuff with their tied-to-hardware nonsense, so it's hard to swallow sitting on that much eShop credit.  Good deal all the same.


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:30 AM

I'm not ready to go all in on digital Nintendo stuff with their tied-to-hardware nonsense, so it's hard to swallow sitting on that much eShop credit.  Good deal all the same.



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 10:10 AM

I'm not ready to go all in on digital Nintendo stuff with their tied-to-hardware nonsense, so it's hard to swallow sitting on that much eShop credit. Good deal all the same.

I upgraded from basic to deluxe and called Nintendo since network IDs are linked to consoles. Opened a case and like 4 days later they asked me to call this special number. They de-linked my original account over the phone allowing me to log in through my new Wii u and I was able to simply redownload all my games on my new console for free through my download history.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 10:28 AM

I would only buy eShop games when they are exclusive and I truly want the games. 

 

My friend decided to go digital for a while on the WiiU. He got Wind Waker HD the day it came out b/c it was a week before launch and he really wanted to play it. End up paying $60 for it. The day the physical disk came out, I could have got it for $47.99 or $30 (GCU or B2G1, sell the other two). Yeah it requires more work but I rather work to save $30 than spend more money.

 

My point, digital games are "convenient" but cost more almost all the time for consoles.



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 01:20 PM

Not sure what I'd do with all that credit, but I'm considering getting it anyways.


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 01:59 PM

I upgraded from basic to deluxe and called Nintendo since network IDs are linked to consoles. Opened a case and like 4 days later they asked me to call this special number. They de-linked my original account over the phone allowing me to log in through my new Wii u and I was able to simply redownload all my games on my new console for free through my download history.

I feel like you just proved my point for me :\


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#11 XzMrHitDatHoezX

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 02:28 PM

Bestbuy lets you do return/rebuys on eshop cards?
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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:35 PM

I had a feeling there was a better combination than my buy 2 $50 cards and 1 $35 card to get the $15 gift card.  ($108 for $135 worth of eShop credit.)



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:41 PM

I would only buy eShop games when they are exclusive and I truly want the games. 

 

My friend decided to go digital for a while on the WiiU. He got Wind Waker HD the day it came out b/c it was a week before launch and he really wanted to play it. End up paying $60 for it. The day the physical disk came out, I could have got it for $47.99 or $30 (GCU or B2G1, sell the other two). Yeah it requires more work but I rather work to save $30 than spend more money.

 

My point, digital games are "convenient" but cost more almost all the time for consoles.

 

I would only buy eShop games when they are exclusive and I truly want the games. 

 

My friend decided to go digital for a while on the WiiU. He got Wind Waker HD the day it came out b/c it was a week before launch and he really wanted to play it. End up paying $60 for it. The day the physical disk came out, I could have got it for $47.99 or $30 (GCU or B2G1, sell the other two). Yeah it requires more work but I rather work to save $30 than spend more money.

 

My point, digital games are "convenient" but cost more almost all the time for consoles.

It was 60 in the digital store I could've sworn it was 50. I only got 50 reward points in the digital deluxe program.



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:41 PM

I would only buy eShop games when they are exclusive and I truly want the games. 

 

My friend decided to go digital for a while on the WiiU. He got Wind Waker HD the day it came out b/c it was a week before launch and he really wanted to play it. End up paying $60 for it. The day the physical disk came out, I could have got it for $47.99 or $30 (GCU or B2G1, sell the other two). Yeah it requires more work but I rather work to save $30 than spend more money.

 

My point, digital games are "convenient" but cost more almost all the time for consoles.

 

Wind Waker was $49.99 on release day, DIGITALLY, through the Nintendo eShop. I purchased it mere minutes after it became available.

 

So "your friend" (your story indicates you would have purchased the title?) would have saved $2 dollars and waited 2 additional weeks. No one forced your friends hand to purchase the title digitally, but the 2 week incentive is probably what did it. i could have waited on buying a Wii U a year and saved $100, but didn't. I could have mined Bitcoins 4 years ago but didn't. I could have bought stock on Apple ten years ago but didn't.

 

It's the ONLY full release game I;ve bought digitally and i only did it because of the 2 week early incentive. I won't argue that paying the same for digital vs physical is a great idea, but it is what it is. 



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:41 PM

It was 60 in the digital store I could've sworn it was 50. I only got 50 reward points in the digital deluxe program.

It was $50. Looking at my receipt right here from the digital promotion.



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:44 PM

You need a manager override to do a return on any gift cards, points, videogame cards, etc.... as I just did one yesterday. They need a special exception as a regular customer service representatives cannot do it and the return gets denied when they try to scan the bar code on the card after they scan the receipt. The manager needs to do a special exception and you MUST ensure the last 4 of the card are identical to the receipt and you CANNOT have the code scratched. Once the code is scratched off exposing the number, they will deny it every time. Even if a code does not work, they will forward you to the game company about the code if it is scratched off.

 

The reason why I did this was that I bought two $50 MS and two $50 PS cards when Best Buy had their one day 10% off those cards on Christmas Day that was only for store pickup. They did not have the spend $100 to get the $15 gift card deal at the time of my order and I placed those two orders on two separate transactions. Unfortunately, that brought my two purchases short of the $100 as they both rang up as $90 with the 10% off. I would have simply gotten two $20 Nintendo eShop cards with the 20% off to get both of my orders to over $100 for the two separate $15 gift cards. So I had to do the return and repurchase and they still honored the 10% off on those gift cards from Christmas promotion deal. It was a pain doing this the day after Christmas, but it was worth it.



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:44 PM

Wind waker hd is $50. If you use Delaware zip no tax. People pay for convenience. I do agree pretty much only Nintendo exclusives I feel good about buying digitally. Got Mario World 3D this way. That said I bought $100 worth of cards but on Xmas day and picked up yesterday. Sad haha.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:47 PM

My Wii U disc drive is so damn loud when a disc is inside I sorta wish I had the option of going digital for everything.



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:54 PM

Yea I wasn't able to return rebuy the cards .
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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:54 PM

was thinking whether this will work with the eShop credit. this sure is tempting

It does.  Works on Steam cards (5% off) and other digital cards, as well.  eShop cards just have the best base discount currently, though.  Did this last night on eShop and other cards. :)



#21 miyamotorola

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 04:17 PM

I feel like you just proved my point for me :\

:/ I feel like throwing my feces around.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:33 PM

 

Wind Waker was $49.99 on release day, DIGITALLY, through the Nintendo eShop. I purchased it mere minutes after it became available.

 

So "your friend" (your story indicates you would have purchased the title?) would have saved $2 dollars and waited 2 additional weeks. No one forced your friends hand to purchase the title digitally, but the 2 week incentive is probably what did it. i could have waited on buying a Wii U a year and saved $100, but didn't. I could have mined Bitcoins 4 years ago but didn't. I could have bought stock on Apple ten years ago but didn't.

 

It's the ONLY full release game I;ve bought digitally and i only did it because of the 2 week early incentive. I won't argue that paying the same for digital vs physical is a great idea, but it is what it is. 

 

Forgot it was $50, not $60. I would have got it for $40 with GCU and $30 with B2G1. And yes I would have loved to save $10 on any game. Why spend more money when you can simply wait a week.

 

No one said he was forced to get it nor did I imply that. I said he wanted to go digital. What did it was both him wanting it early and him wanting to have his games digitally, which he regretted shortly afterwards when I showed him how much I could get it for him.

 

You misunderstand my point. I could have got the game the same day (though it came out 1 week later physically) for $10 less or more on a physical disk. Even for older games I (and many others here) can get them much cheaper physically. Heck, Sly Cooper Vita is $10 at Gamestop but $27 digitally there.

 

I'm not sure what you're arguing this at me for though. So paying to get something earlier is better than waiting a week+ to get it $10+ less. Regardless my point is digital games will be great on consoles when they are cheaper than physical titles. So far, they aren't.

 

 

It was 60 in the digital store I could've sworn it was 50. I only got 50 reward points in the digital deluxe program.

It was, that was my mistake.



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:48 PM

I upgraded from basic to deluxe and called Nintendo since network IDs are linked to consoles. Opened a case and like 4 days later they asked me to call this special number. They de-linked my original account over the phone allowing me to log in through my new Wii u and I was able to simply redownload all my games on my new console for free through my download history

 

 

I feel like you just proved my point for me :\

 

That comment didn't prove your point. Not in the way you stated it. Sounds like you were thinking of their idiotic way of sending the old console and new console in and having them do the transfer. 


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:54 PM

Why am I not surprise that this thread specifically about BB and eshop pts turn to shit while we can discuss how to maximize this in the BB thread. sigh, same old same old.



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:57 PM

hmm, get an extra $5 back by ordering online with shopdiscover but have to use GC in Jan, or get a GC that has no expiration by buying in store ...

 

And off topic, but does anyone know why the wii u fit meter has a release date of Jan 10?  I thought it was already out.  Want to get it for the free wii fit u offer.



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:59 PM

wii fit meter is out, I have it. ordered from amazon.

the jan 10 is for the board/meter/wii fit u bundle.

if you aalready have the board, (or get used, apparently only $20 from gamestop?) just download wii fit u and buy the meter, all work well.



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:04 PM

wii fit meter is out, I have it. ordered from amazon.

the jan 10 is for the board/meter/wii fit u bundle.

if you aalready have the board, (or get used, apparently only $20 from gamestop?) just download wii fit u and buy the meter, all work well.

Yeah, that's what I thought, but bestbuy is showing preorder Jan 10 even for just the meter.  I think they just messed up.



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:07 PM

Fuck, I ordered several cards via site to store on the 24th but never went to the store to pick them up.  If I let them sit a week, they will be canceled and I'll be refunded right?


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:18 PM

This is what I posted in another thread about this

 

yup, $101 for $145 eshop value so you are working with almost 30% sales everything in wiiu/3ds eshop already.

 

even if they don't run sales, that's good enough for me if there are no other physical sale going on.

 

$60 game = $42 money out of pocket and get $6 back from DDP. (if you front the $6 since you get the promotion after the fact, it is essentially $36 ...)  (obviously tax factor in but I am not bothering with that her e:) )

 

so for day 1 $60 game that you are ok with digital, that's 40% off on some day 1 purchase. 

 

now assume a game go on sale, 

$15 game go on 33% sale for $10.  A lot of ppl probably think, blah, only 33%.  but for that $10 eshop you only paid $7 and will get $1 ddp back. so that's essentially $6 paid.    now that 33% sale is now 60% sale, pretty attractive now...

 

but of course, we will all forget when that 33% sale do come that we paid less than face value and will still think the sale sucks :)



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:18 PM

Fuck, I ordered several cards via site to store on the 24th but never went to the store to pick them up.  If I let them sit a week, they will be canceled and I'll be refunded right?

takes like 14 days or so after the cancellation date (last day of pickup)