In claims it can be used online. Preorders if I recall is placed in Full for ONLINE (only). My guess would be it would work only if you preorder AC3 and enter the savings code during checkout prior to the savings code expiration date.
I didn't get anything mixed up...my order on Madden will be fulfilled by the end of August(paid for and picked up). So now I get a 10 dollar code after picking up Madden on release day. I immediately then use it toward a pre order of Assassin's Creed 3 online, paying in full for it and the coupon now has been used in September before it expires. The game however, comes out after September- so my question was...does the coupon I've already earned from picking up Madden in August, used in September before the expiration date, apply to a game that comes out and will be picked up in October?
Do we know how this savings code will come off? Does it come directly off the price (i.e. affecting price match capabilities) or off the total at the end of the transaction?
That along with the possibility of PMing those two games isn't a bad at all.
Also to this take... I can't remember (assuming somebody remembers). Did either one of the two titles (NCAA or Madden) drop within the 30 day window last year?
To Gift Card talk...
Gift Cards (at least in-store) take off as a form of payment (like a debit/credit card would) and haven't affected promotions in the past.