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BestBuy $100 RZ offer:Head 2 Head vs 8 retailers(AMZ, kmart etc)


#1 Enuf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8188 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:45 PM

This thread will allow everyone to fullly gauge the "value" of the BestBuy 5 for $100 RZ head to head with other retailers. That way CAG's can make the "right" decision for YOUR wallet. How much credit you have at store A, shipping cost, gas etc. isn't taken into account b/c most CAG's DON'T CARE unless it effects them & since there's no way to figure everyone's situation out it has been ignored sorry.

Likewise, price matching WILL BE discussed because this will help CAG's to "max" out the BB deal. If your BB doesn't allow you to pm I don't know what to tell you I can only go by what policy states YMMV. But the price difference is too great to ignore and just like there's CAG's who can't/have trouble getting them there's a large portion who have/are getting them so again YMMV.

I tried to make sure every store/retailer of note was accounted for but if I missed one please let me know. Links are provide to all of them for quick access. I only focused on the games that BB has offered NOT the entire fall release lineup. BB has added titles and if they continue so will I.

The current way to fully "max" the deal with an end result of 5 games for $100 credit plus tax.
1-Buy the 5 games from BB using $300 credit
2-Price match each game to $40
3-That's 5 games for $200 credit & their giving you $100 credit back $200-$100= $100 for 5 games day 1.
4-This is on top of the reg. RZ points, gamers club points, 2X RZ points, RZ silver 25% bonus points, $10 pre-order bonuses & $10-$20 instant giftcards. Also, if your buying the LE/CE/SE you won't get any extra incentives for spending the extra money but you WILL get extra points.
You have 30 days from purchase to pm & 45 days if you RZ silver. Try to buy the game on the Sat. after it releases if at all possilble that way you have the longest possible chance to pm.

I COMPLETELY forgot about the BB 10% off coupons & instant giftcard coupons
1-the 10% off ones come monthly so games are $54, they cover up to 3 games & can be used more than once(no unique barcode) just reprint/copy them.
2-Instant gc ones give you $5 for spending $50 or $10 for $100 although not monthly 1-2 makes a difference also just like in #1 no unique barcode.
http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=296183

The official BestBuy FAQ's page also has most of the deal details & terms
http://www.forums.be...mes/td-p/288588

Pre-order & purchase 5 games from the list recieve $100 in RZ credit 35 days after final purchase
GoW3 & COD MW3 LE X360 consoles ARE eligible as are ALL versions of the titles(LE, CE, SE)

The current Bestbuy forums thread-most of the questions that weren't available when the program was announced have been asked here
http://www.forums.be...omo/td-p/287432

BestBuy
http://www.bestbuy.c...id=abcat0700000

$100 in RZ credit which breaks down to $20 per game, this is on top of the reg. RZ points, gamers club points, instant giftcard offers $10 pre-order bonuses & 2X RZ points.(No longer will there be $10 RZ credit for spending $150 on gaming EXCEPT if you order NCAA 2012, Madden 2012 & Resistance 3.

1-(11/15)Assassin's Creed:Revelations
2-(10/18)Batman Arkham City
3-(10/25)Battlefield 3
4-(11/08)Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
5-(11/11)Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
6-(9/27)FIFA 12
7-(10/11)Forza 4
8-(9/20)Gears of War 3
9-(10/11)Just Dance 3
10-(12/31)Legend of Zelda:Skyward sword $10 Pre-order credit
11-(8/30)Madden 2012
12-(7/12)NCAA 2012 already released during B2G1 deal PM watch is on
13-(10/4)Rage
14-(9/6)Resistance 3 buy it get 50% off selected Sony titles
15-(11/15)Saint's Row the third
16-(11/1)Uncharted 3


TARGET
http://www.target.co...F8&node=1042122

Really no way to gauge Target till you see the weekly ad


1-Assassin's Creed:Revelations
2-Batman Arkham City
3-Battlefield 3
4-Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
5-Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
6-FIFA 12
7-Forza 4
8-Gears of War 3
9-Just Dance 3
10-Legend of Zelda:Skyward sword
11-Madden 2012 buy 2 bags of doritos get a $10 Giftcard
12-NCAA 2012 $47
13-Rage
14-Resistance 3
15-Saint's Row the third
16-Uncharted 3

Gamestop
http://www.gamestop.com/
MSRP as usual but trade in deals/credit along with price drops will probably be the main things

1-Assassin's Creed:Revelations
2-Batman Arkham City
3-Battlefield 3
4-Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
5-Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
6-FIFA 12
7-Forza 4
8-Gears of War 3
9-Just Dance 3
10-Legend of Zelda:Skyward sword
11-Madden 2012
12-NCAA 2012
13-Rage
14-Resistance 3
15-Saint's Row the third
16-Uncharted 3

WALMART
http://www.walmart.c...ideo-games/2636

Best Deals currently

1-Assassin's Creed:Revelations
2-Batman Arkham City $56 + $10 E-giftcard
3-Battlefield 3
4-Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
5-Elder Scrolls: Skyrim $55(X360)
6-FIFA 12 $20 E-giftcard
7-Forza 4
8-Gears of War 3 $20 E-giftcard
9-Just Dance 3
10-Legend of Zelda:Skyward sword
11-Madden 2012 $20 E-giftcard
12-NCAA 2012 $55
13-Rage $10 E-giftcard
14-Resistance 3
15-Saint's Row the third
16-Uncharted 3

Edited by Enuf, 04 September 2011 - 09:51 AM.


#2 Enuf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8188 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:46 PM

http://www.amazon.com/

Pretty much match all other offers + added their own

1-Assassin's Creed:Revelations
2-Batman Arkham City $10 credit
3-Battlefield 3
4-Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
5-Elder Scrolls: Skyrim $55(X360)
6-FIFA 12
7-Forza 4
8-Gears of War 3 $20 credit
9-Just Dance 3
10-Legend of Zelda:Skyward sword
11-Madden 2012 $20 credit
12-NCAA 2012 $56 came with a $20 credit
13-Rage $10 credit
14-Resistance 3
15-Saint's Row the third
16-Uncharted 3

Edited by Enuf, 04 August 2011 - 04:31 PM.


#3 Enuf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8188 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:47 PM

http://www.kmart.com/

awaiting deal/gaming coupon info.

1-Assassin's Creed:Revelations
2-Batman Arkham City
3-Battlefield 3
4-Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
5-Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
6-FIFA 12
7-Forza 4
8-Gears of War 3
9-Just Dance 3
10-Legend of zelda:Skywward sword
11-Madden 2012
12-NCAA 2012
13-Rage
14-Resistance 3
15-Saint's Row the third
16-Uncharted 3

Edited by Enuf, 26 July 2011 - 01:03 AM.


#4 Enuf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8188 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:48 PM

http://www.toysrus.c...egoryId=2255956

There instant giftcard offers makes things interesting
Madden 2012 $45

1-Assassin's Creed:Revelations
2-Batman Arkham City
3-Battlefield 3
4-Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
5-Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
6-FIFA 12
7-Forza 4
8-Gears of War 3
9-Just Dance 3
10-Legend of Zelda:Skyward sword
11-Madden 2012 $45 Back to online only
12-NCAA 2012
13-Rage
14-Resistance 3 $15 GC
15-Saint's Row the third
16-Uncharted 3

Edited by Enuf, 04 September 2011 - 09:30 AM.


#5 Enuf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8188 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:49 PM

http://www.newegg.com/

$5 off X360 NCAA12
several $43 & $48 pre-order deals

1-Assassin's Creed:Revelations
2-Batman Arkham City
3-Battlefield 3
4-Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
5-Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
6-FIFA 12
7-Forza 4
8-Gears of War 3
9-Just Dance 3
10-Legend of Zelda:Skyward Sword
11-Madden 2012
12-NCAA 2012
13-Rage
14-Resistance 3
15-Saint's Row the third
16-Uncharted 3

Edited by Enuf, 04 September 2011 - 09:28 AM.
Their deals require codes & usually don't last till the game releases


#6 Enuf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8188 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:50 PM

http://www.frys.com/

At this point all titles are MSRP & I didn't see any pre-order bonuses

1-Assassin's Creed:Revelations
2-Batman Arkham City
3-Battlefield 3
4-Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
5-Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
6-FIFA 12
7-Forza 4
8-Gears of War 3
9-Just Dance 3
10-Legend of Zelda:Skyward Sword
11-Madden 2012
12-NCAA 2012
13-Rage
14-Resistance 3
15-Saint's Row The third
16-Uncharted 3

Edited by Enuf, 26 July 2011 - 02:53 AM.


#7 Master Troll   Whaat is this place? CAGiversary!   603 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

Master Troll

Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:52 PM

Is this really necessary?

I dont know guys
idiots are a diamond dozen nowadays :)


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#8 Spafon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   131 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:54 PM

Yes. Yes it is.

#9 cRodz   Lead Chimp Ass CAGiversary!   2366 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:55 PM

Bear wit me while I set this up

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really?

#10 Blaster man  

Blaster man

Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:56 PM

Yes. Yes it is.


I disagree, it's not like it's black friday...

#11 utopianmachine   Deal Ninja CAGiversary!   9967 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

utopianmachine

Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:57 PM

I don't understand the point of this thread. People don't generally like mass threads, especially if you're covering a variety of stores and a vast variety of deals. People end up missing stuff when it's in a thread like this.

#12 FlyingMonkey9   Genetically Modified CAG CAGiversary!   3030 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

FlyingMonkey9

Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:57 PM

Is this really necessary?


No, no its not.

Mods, please remove this is a ridiculous thread. The whole PM thing for the BB 100 deal is ridiculous, it wont work on 80% of the games.

If it was so easy to get the 5 games for 39.99, then why the hell are you going through such a hassle by preordering for 60 at best buy?

Mathtime: 20X5= 100

Why do gift card when you can save more by buying NOT at BB...according to your little theory that every AAA game gets great sales

#13 Enuf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8188 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:57 PM

Spoiler


really?

two words auto correct I didn't invent it

read the current BB $100 RZ thread & you'll see the confusion/misinformation.

#14 boogie4114   Enthusiastic Gamer!! CAGiversary!   1649 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:57 PM

please don't post on until I reserve the 1st 5-6 post that way all the info for each store will remain at the top for all to see easily. Just pm me. Thanks

Because of the BB 5 for $100 RZ offer I'm setting up this thread to follow all the games in the deal so people can keep track in 1 place. I'll also update price changes since price matching will be a huge part of maximizing the best buy deal.
I'll also have offers for AMZ, kmart, TRU, Newegg & Target too. Bear wit me while I set this up, I wanna make it smooth as possible since it'll be up for a long time.


You should add Fry's to the list since some claim to get price matches from them.

#15 utopianmachine   Deal Ninja CAGiversary!   9967 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

utopianmachine

Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:57 PM

I disagree, it's not like it's black friday...


This. I understand the point of a consolidated Black Friday thread, but not this.

#16 Wario64  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:58 PM

so i guess all Fall deals will go in this thread? it's like a forum within a forum.

#17 Spafon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   131 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:59 PM

EVERYDAY is black friday! Threads all around! Yeah, you are probably right.

#18 Killbomb   Waiting for Darkness CAGiversary!   2636 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:00 PM

I don't understand the point of this thread. People don't generally like mass threads, especially if you're covering a variety of stores and a vast variety of deals. People end up missing stuff when it's in a thread like this.


I agree. Unless the OP is updated religiously it's a hassle.
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#19 cRodz   Lead Chimp Ass CAGiversary!   2366 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:02 PM

Wait this is a Black Friday thread?

It is July!

lol reminds me of this episode

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#20 boogie4114   Enthusiastic Gamer!! CAGiversary!   1649 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:05 PM

I agree. Unless the OP is updated religiously it's a hassle.


I have faith that Enuf will update this religiously as he is on top of all the BB deals and got it good with the mods from the forums there.

He is what should've been the BB official Rep who came and went for being a douche.

#21 100xp   Blizzard Spy CAGiversary!   3820 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:08 PM

listen...enough is enough. (pun)

on a sidenote, wouldn't it have been better if you had content to post first instead of reserving a thread w/the intent to follow up?

#22 utopianmachine   Deal Ninja CAGiversary!   9967 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

utopianmachine

Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:12 PM

on a sidenote, wouldn't it have been better if you had content to post first instead of reserving a thread w/the intent to follow up?


And made it more clear what the point of this thread is?

#23 etcrane   One Star for a Reason CAGiversary!   4543 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:13 PM

Hmm, I can understand running a thread for a specific retailer, but ... isn't this a bit too broad Enuf? Just saying ...

#24 Survivalism   CAG's Lance Boyle CAGiversary!   3125 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Survivalism

Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:15 PM

I disagree, it's not like it's black friday...


It's funny because it's actually not necessary at all.

#25 boogie4114   Enthusiastic Gamer!! CAGiversary!   1649 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:18 PM

Hmm, I can understand running a thread for a specific retailer, but ... isn't this a bit too broad Enuf? Just saying ...


For those posting about this being a bad thread I'm sure (and hoping) this thread will only refer to the games that wind up on the 5 for $100 list from Bestbuy so anybody waitng for a deal on the next Gummy Bears game, don't worry it will get it's own thread to make you happy. :D

#26 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8290 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:25 PM

No, no its not.

Mods, please remove this is a ridiculous thread. The whole PM thing for the BB 100 deal is ridiculous, it wont work on 80% of the games.

If it was so easy to get the 5 games for 39.99, then why the hell are you going through such a hassle by preordering for 60 at best buy?

Mathtime: 20X5= 100

Why do gift card when you can save more by buying NOT at BB...according to your little theory that every AAA game gets great sales


I think you are missing the point here. You get the $100 regardless if any of the games drop in price. IF they do drop within 30-45 days then you get the $100 + whatever you save on the price match. It is more than just 20x5 = 100

You don't like it then do not follow the thread.

I may be wrong but this thread was meant to follow the prices of the games involved in the BB 5/100 and nothing more.

#27 sononkyo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   418 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

sononkyo

Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:28 PM

TY OP. This is most useful. Where's the Frys section?

#28 hero913   MAZZAFAKKA CAGiversary!   1900 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:45 PM

I agree. Unless the OP is updated religiously it's a hassle.


Enuf is the one guy on this thread that can responsibly keep the thread updated...

I wish people would stop taking a shit on this thread, just wait til' the work is finished!!

I honestly think this thread is gonna be extremely helpful for landing the best deals for the upcoming fall titles.

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lzanagi, on 08 Oct 2013 - 1:42 PM, said:

No, the dumbest people on CAG have a username that starts with "C", ends with "s", and has "onfoosiou" in the middle. Can you guess who they are?

 


#29 atc250es   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1021 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:51 PM

Enuf will keep the thread up to date, I like the idea.

#30 jbz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   555 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:52 PM

I like the idea too. Makes it easier for me.