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#1 Bezerker

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 04:31 PM

Just got back from trading in some games at Target and was told & shown the printout stating that all the games with a Price Sticker & Barcode on the front of the case (see picture below) are Buy 1 Get 1 Free.  I did not read the fine print to see when the promotion ends, but it seems like a great deal as there are some pretty good games in the selection.

 

Photo Courtesy of Shipwreck (though im a bit worried about the games on his racks not having the barcodes on front)

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Example of sticker:

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Receipt Proof:

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A main reason I put the YMMV tag in the title is that 3 of the stores I've been to keep all of the "specially marked" games in the back room gathering dust, so unless you have a DCPI, theres no way to tell what games they have for sale.  Each store that actually put them on the shelf has had around 50-100 titles, all varying and across 360, Ps3, Wii, Vita, DS, 3DS and PSP.

 

*EDIT* Removed "holiday 2013" branding as it was causing confusion.  Just calling them "specially marked" since its easier to summarize.


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#2 ITDEFX

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 04:40 PM

This is a big head scratcher for me.  Why would pokemon be considered a holiday game?  Yes without a DCPI how can one tell if COD:G is a holiday game vs GT6?



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 04:42 PM

Interesting.. but what the heck is a holiday game haha


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 04:50 PM

Very interesting, I'll stop by later and look around (if I ever get out of bed)

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 04:50 PM

yeah, we need some details/list here.  thanks though, OP.


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 04:51 PM

id make a stop and see what this is, but i have no idea what a holiday game is, unless it was games that went on sale for black friday and such.



#7 runrun7100

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 04:52 PM

This is cool haha, just depending on the games :)



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 04:55 PM

Wasn't there a list of Games on the Printout?



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 05:04 PM

What Vita game did you get for free?  I picked up a 2DS recently but only have a couple of DS games someone lent me for it. 

 

If Lugi's Mansion: Dark Moon was one of the Holiday games I would get that and maybe a game for my Vita.


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#10 regularshow99

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 05:24 PM

Can anybody give me more details on this? I'm lost.


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#11 Equistina

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 05:30 PM

I'm so confused by this promo.

What is a holiday game? Like something from Black Friday?

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 05:54 PM

It's probably a certain SKU number assigned to a group of games that was specially priced just for the holidays. I haven't worked retail for many years, but many stores will resticker some items and sell them under a different SKU (the Best Buy holiday dump bin games, for example).

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 05:59 PM

Sorry for the confusion. While "Holiday 2013" is not the proper term for the games, they were games that were shipped specifically to Targets during the Holidays in 2013.  Unlike the other retailers that all got stocked with games that max out at $19.99, the ones Target received go all the way up to $40.  I went ahead and changed the OP to say "Specially marked" to avoid any confusion.

 

Each store that actually put them on the shelf has had around 50-100 titles, all varying and across 360, Ps3, Wii, Vita, DS, 3DS and PSP.  

 

The vita game I picked up was Dungeon Hunter Alliance, which I mainly got because there was nothing else I wanted.  Metal Gear HD Collection for Vita was another game I also picked up previously that was part of this same shipment.


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 06:02 PM

Any chance this applies to X1/PS4 games?



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 06:11 PM

 

 

The vita game I picked up was Dungeon Hunter Alliance, which I mainly got because there was nothing else I wanted.  Metal Gear HD Collection for Vita was another game I also picked up previously that was part of this same shipment.

 

I almost grabbed the digital download version of Metal Gear HD for $10.79 on PSN.  So I would be ok with that as my free game.  Thanks.


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 06:12 PM

Do you have the dpci from mgs by any chance?

#17 dreamer131313

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 06:33 PM

So if it games from Black Friday Sale then the only games they had for black Friday was these: I am so very confused by this promo

 

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 06:33 PM

Mine had a similar endcap area, but the games were rather varied and didn't really have a unified theme. I grabbed Rayman Origins fit the Wii and Mass Effect 3 CE for the 360 (just because WTF was it doing there) for $20 to finish off my credit from their trade in deal.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 06:39 PM

Im at the target at logan square chicago and didnt see anyyhing thanks anyways OP

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 06:45 PM

I just brought Pokemon White 2 a couple of days ago. Haven't opened it yet. Might call my store and ask them if I can return and rebuy.



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 06:49 PM

The "Holiday 2013" games are ones they basically shipped to the stores to sell as stocking stuffer type games. Usually more in the way of budget games. My guess is look for a white sticker with UPC on the front. These were not typically put in the glass prisons.


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#22 XSpark210X

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 08:41 PM

Most of these games had a new barcode that was put over the original barcode. The sticker prices in the op are the ones they can print in store. Usually you put those when the barcode isnt recognized and gives the cashier something to scan. Good find regardless op.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:47 PM

Just saw this in Mich. I got Dark Souls 360 and PS3 Ducktales Remaster for $20.00. Ducktales I dont think was supposed to be their but since their was 4 copies in that area he gave it to me free.

 

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#24 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 11:53 PM

I can confirm I saw this in Michigan as well.  It was a whole section of the aisle labeled as "Videogaming" that's basically overflow.  Most of it was the sort of stuff that they likely got excess in for the holidays.  Was tempted to pickup Fuse and Hitman Trilogy but the later was $30 and there wasn't anything else that interested me at $20 to go with Fuse.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:36 AM

Just updated the OP that apparently CAGcast's Shipwreck's store has the display full of games that dont even have the front barcodes w/ the prices on them, so it really is a random assortment.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:37 AM

I saw it. Nothing of worth really. Just full price shovelware for sale for DS and 3DS and then some 2 or 3 year old Xbox and PS3 games. 



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:55 AM

Nothing at my store in Albany NY



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 02:22 AM

Just saw this in Mich. I got Dark Souls 360 and PS3 Ducktales Remaster for $20.00. Ducktales I dont think was supposed to be their but since their was 4 copies in that area he gave it to me free.

 

They had: Jax collection PS3, Newer Ratchet and Clank, and quite a few others if I remember

Did they have a sticker on the barcode according to the op? Or did it ring up by it self? Because the games sound like the list from $19.99 on the shelf like the pre-owned games that were $12.99



#29 darkskill

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 02:57 AM

I got Tales of the Abyss and Gran Turismo 6 from this deal. I'm not sure if GT6 was supposed to be included but they did an override.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 01:36 PM

One store - nothing marked... The other - 3 racks on games 12 full shelves and a wall like e OP saw. Probably 200 games... May have to crash back in and check the list today when I have time.

The sticker is a little white sticker with a DCPI code and a price. No barcode.

Anything from 49.99 games to the pack games (bioshock Infinite/Skyrim, rock star games collection 4 pack, borderlands 2/dishonored pack) for ps3 and 360. Tons of wii and ds. Geez.

There seem to be some not meant to be in there (Tales of Symphona Chronocles has no sticker, but it's on the shelf)...

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