Whenever I've PM'd something I used RZ for, I got the points back to the extent that they were the final method of payment for the price difference. One time they did work like a reduction in price, so I had to get an override but ended up getting cash back, so prety sweet. I've heard the "official" rule is that there's a hierarchy where you first get cash back, then gift cards, then RZ points. I don't know how that's triggered, etc. Your best bet would be to use the RZ Certs on something you don't plan on returning/PMing etc so you can get rid of them.
RZ Certificates do NOT affect price matching. They are as good as cash/gift card in the eyes of Best Buy. They act as a coupon to an extent, but because you have to spend money or buy items to get them it will not work against a price match. On a receipt it clearly shows you used a RZ certificate. If any store denies a price match due to you using a certificate they are making stuff up.
Ok, as long as I would get the RZ points back, I'd be happy. Guess I've been living under a false assumption all this time.
Here's what we have so far for AC3 week one PMs goes:
$47.99at Toys R Us (doorbuster sale 11/2-11/3)
$49.99 at K-Mart w/ $10 gaming coupon (from what I've read BB PMing the $10 coupon is YMMV?)
$49.99 at Frys
$48/$50 with $20 in RZ certificates seems like a great incentive to pick up AC3 as opposed to waiting till Black Friday.
Thought about going to Target for AC3 as part of B2G1 but I might end up going with Best Buy after seeing all these PM opportunities. The only other game I really wanted as part of the B2G1 was Most Wanted and I have that pre-ordered from Newegg for $47.99.
Edited by Killbomb, 26 October 2012 - 09:12 AM.