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Best Buy [Unlocked] $20 RZ Cert. Pre-order Promo 2012


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Which games are you pre-ordering?

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#901 htz  

Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:52 AM

I didn't want to thread crap in the Newegg thread, so I thought I'd put this here.

I was checking out that $10 off pre-order deal, but I can't see how I wouldn't get a better deal or at the very least the same deal at Best Buy. Has there been a game that hasn't dropped at least $10 after 2 months. With BB's price-match policy I'm basically guaranteed any new release for at least $50, most even less. And I'm not even talking about the ones that come with a bonus gift card. Am I missing something?

The NewEgg $10 promo is really good for portable games like 3DS and Vita games. Best Buy has my money for PS3/X360 games though, like you said with price matching, and unlocked promos.

#902 dino88   Fa Fa Fo Hi CAGiversary!   2913 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:59 AM

The NewEgg $10 promo is really good for portable games like 3DS and Vita games. Best Buy has my money for PS3/X360 games though, like you said with price matching, and unlocked promos.


Oh, okay. I don't pay much attention to the portable game prices. I saw some people mentioning stuff like GTA5 and thought maybe I was missing something. I'm perfectly fine with BB's 90 day pm policy. It's not even a gamble with how quickly games drop in price.


I haven't checked this thread in awhile. I was hoping Darksiders II would have been added to the list, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen. I guess I'll just do store pickup for the extra $10.

#903 jimmyy201   Jimayy201 CAGiversary!   78 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:02 AM

If I do preorder and do instore pickup for Madden 13 can I get both the $10 promo and the $20 promo? or only one?

#904 htz  

Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:04 AM

Oh, okay. I don't pay much attention to the portable game prices. I saw some people mentioning stuff like GTA5 and thought maybe I was missing something. I'm perfectly fine with BB's 90 day pm policy. It's not even a gamble with how quickly games drop in price.

They are most likely locking in the $10 promo now, and cancel later if a better offer comes along later. NewEgg usually sell pre-orders near launch for $47.99 anyways.

If I do preorder and do instore pickup for Madden 13 can I get both the $10 promo and the $20 promo? or only one?

You get both. Make sure you pick it up on release date or anytime before 8/31.

#905 dino88   Fa Fa Fo Hi CAGiversary!   2913 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:09 AM

They are most likely locking in the $10 promo now, and cancel later if a better offer comes along later. NewEgg usually sell pre-orders near launch for $47.99 anyways.


But you usually need to use a promo code to get that $47.99 price, right? The $10 promo says it cannot be stacked with any other promo code or discount.

#906 jimmyy201   Jimayy201 CAGiversary!   78 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:10 AM

You get both. Make sure you pick it up on release date or anytime before 8/31.


Thanks.

#907 htz  

Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:14 AM

But you usually need to use a promo code to get that $47.99 price, right? The $10 promo says it cannot be stacked with any other promo code or discount.

Yeah that is correct, just saying that NewEgg usually offers pre-orders near release date for $47.99 so pre-ordering a $59.99 game with $10 promo code from them is most likely not the best deal.

Majority of CAGs probably just locking in for now and cancel later.

#908 dino88   Fa Fa Fo Hi CAGiversary!   2913 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:28 AM

Well, at least I'm not totally out of the loop. I thought I was missing something in that thread. Thanks for letting me know I'm not crazy, htz. :lol:

#909 AdemaSlipknotX   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   14 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:39 AM

Does Best Buy charge immediately for preorders? Considering doing Madden 13 as well for the $20/$10. But if was immediately, then I would have to wait a little while.

#910 starmask2k3   CAG MASTER'S Trading Ban   12484 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:01 AM

Does 2 pre-order's get u to sliver and also if u use them do you lose sliver

#911 starmask2k3   CAG MASTER'S Trading Ban   12484 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:04 AM

Does Best Buy charge immediately for preorders? Considering doing Madden 13 as well for the $20/$10. But if was immediately, then I would have to wait a little while.


They put a hold for the amount and then it goes away and then they change couple days before it release

#912 6er   XBOX, GO HOME CAGiversary!   2297 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:13 AM

Does 2 pre-order's get u to sliver and also if u use them do you lose sliver


A sliver of what?

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:23 AM

A sliver of what?


a sliver of silver.

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#914 Saint'sRow911   Flip 'Em CAGiversary!   1474 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:34 AM

Does Best Buy charge immediately for preorders? Considering doing Madden 13 as well for the $20/$10. But if was immediately, then I would have to wait a little while.


They'll put a hold on your account, but they technically can't charge you until you pick up the item.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:07 AM

I'll have to join the Gamer Unlocked thing when I get the chance before preordering Borderlands 2.

#916 wargod   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   414 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:16 PM

So the only 2 games you can get $30 credit is

NCAA Football 13 July 10 / July 17
Madden NFL 13 August 28 / September 4

because the rest of the games don't release until sometime after 8/31.

I didn't read all 11 pages, but is it confirmed to be $20 per game?

It says:

Get $20 in Reward Certificates
As a Reward Zone® Gamers Club Unlocked member, receive $20 in Reward Certificates for each select game you pre-order and purchase.

#917 Dund3r   You can't handle my undivided attention. CAGiversary!   859 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:24 PM

So the only 2 games you can get $30 credit is

NCAA Football 13 July 10 / July 17
Madden NFL 13 August 28 / September 4

because the rest of the games don't release until sometime after 8/31.

I didn't read all 11 pages, but is it confirmed to be $20 per game?

It says:

Get $20 in Reward Certificates
As a Reward Zone® Gamers Club Unlocked member, receive $20 in Reward Certificates for each select game you pre-order and purchase.


Your answer is in the OP, confirmed by a BB rep that you can earn up to 12 $20 GC.
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#918 Saint'sRow911   Flip 'Em CAGiversary!   1474 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:08 PM

So the only 2 games you can get $30 credit is

NCAA Football 13 July 10 / July 17
Madden NFL 13 August 28 / September 4

because the rest of the games don't release until sometime after 8/31.

I didn't read all 11 pages, but is it confirmed to be $20 per game?

It says:

Get $20 in Reward Certificates
As a Reward Zone® Gamers Club Unlocked member, receive $20 in Reward Certificates for each select game you pre-order and purchase.


You can't get the $30 from NCAA anymore. Only a $10 code for doing the store pick up.

#919 Cheaplikeafox OS X   Better Than You CAGiversary!   13638 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:24 AM

Do they usually remove games from the list? I swear earlier this week Dishonored on PC was part of the $20 bonus, but not anymore.

#920 maxiell   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   412 Posts   Joined 3.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:27 AM

On the preorder card that all the Best Buys I go to have, there is a Games for Windows SKU, so if you get them to scan that.... I doubt it's out of the system, but it's gone online. It was advertised so if you don't get your $20, I doubt it'd take more than five minutes to get it in a phone call.

#921 Cheaplikeafox OS X   Better Than You CAGiversary!   13638 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:31 AM

On the preorder card that all the Best Buys I go to have, there is a Games for Windows SKU, so if you get them to scan that.... I doubt it's out of the system, but it's gone online. It was advertised so if you don't get your $20, I doubt it'd take more than five minutes to get it in a phone call.



The problem is I haven't pre-ordered yet :( It was on the list earlier and I was going to, but I put it off, went to do it today and it's not there. I guess I could go for the PS3 version, but still, was really thinking PC.

#922 Gamer SDP   not much of a gamer CAGiversary!   4475 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:49 AM

wait BB PM policy is 60 days and unfortunately not 90 days (someone mentioned 90) right?

still waiting to PM NCAA 13

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:56 AM

ncaa is 49.99 at gs right now

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:27 AM

wait BB PM policy is 60 days and unfortunately not 90 days (someone mentioned 90) right?


think its 30 days and 45 days for silver members
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#925 dino88   Fa Fa Fo Hi CAGiversary!   2913 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:11 AM

wait BB PM policy is 60 days and unfortunately not 90 days (someone mentioned 90) right?

still waiting to PM NCAA 13


Yeah, that was me. At first I said 2 months and then accidentally typed 90 days. It's 60 days for Silver members (they recently extended it from 45), 30 for everyone else.

#926 fmwross2   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   449 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:26 AM

ncaa is 49.99 at gs right now


Thanks. Now I have to figure out how to show "proof" to price match an online order. Will they just call them since they don't match websites?

#927 Dund3r   You can't handle my undivided attention. CAGiversary!   859 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:41 PM

think its 30 days and 45 days for silver members



Silver status is 60 days -- it went up from 45 back in June.


Thanks. Now I have to figure out how to show "proof" to price match an online order. Will they just call them since they don't match websites?


In my experience, if you placed an order on bestbuy.com and want to PM, the CS rep you speak to will call your local Gamestop (or whatever retailer you are tryin to PM) to see if the they have the game in stock. The only proof you need over the phone is you stating what the price is at another retailer, then they will call them and follow up on it. Good luck!
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:48 PM

Thanks. Now I have to figure out how to show "proof" to price match an online order. Will they just call them since they don't match websites?


Best Buy 100% matches websites, the only stipulation is that it is supposed to be "available in store for the same price." Typically though they simply check the website to confirm the price (if you don't have it in front of you on your phone or whatever). Technically they don't price match Amazon/Newegg/etc., but Gamestop, yes.

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#929 Drakbak   CAG'n All Night Long! CAGiversary!   44 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:43 PM

Thanks. Now I have to figure out how to show "proof" to price match an online order. Will they just call them since they don't match websites?


The same deal is available in stores, so they'll just have to call the local store to verify availability/price.

#930 fmwross2   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   449 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:23 PM

Thanks everyone.