Quote from US PS blog
Putting down the first $50 for PS+ is definitely the best option and value (your essentially getting 12 months for $40 once you get your voucher). It is possibly the best value you would ever get for playstation plus (considering the fact that your getting $20 next month, I wouldn't consider it cheaper than the RCSS $40 for $50 PSN card promo since they are basically giving you store cred and want you to buy something in November).
It’s officially October, and we have a great new promotion for you to get the most out of your PlayStation gaming experience this month. If you spend $100 or more on the PlayStation Store in October, we’ll give you a $20 credit to your wallet to spend in November! This is a store-wide promotion, so anything you purchase using your wallet will count towards the $100 total. One caveat: the credit back is limited to the first $100 you spend.
With great new programs like PSN Day 1 Digital, offering day-and-date digital PS3 games on the same day they hit retail, there are plenty of ways to participate in the “Buy $100, Get $20” promotion. As a reminder, PlayStation Plus members receive an additional 10% discount on a number of titles in the line-up when they pre-order. Additionally, if you’ve already pre-ordered one of the awesome titles in the PSN Day 1 Digital program, the money you’ve spent on those will count toward your $100 for October. Not bad, eh?
Since the promotion includes anything purchased with your wallet on the PlayStation Store, there are many ways to put purchases towards receiving a $20 credit. You can grab a PlayStation Plus 1-year subscription, or sign up for DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket. You can even hop into the video store and catch up on any new releases you may have missed!
With the month of October so packed with scorching-hot game releases, you’ll definitely want to look out for titles like Resident Evil 6, Dishonored, Assassin’s Creed III, The Walking Dead: Episode 4, Assassin’s Creed: Liberation, Street Fighter x Tekken on PS Vita and plenty of others.
Here’s to the start of a great month of gaming on PlayStation Network. Let us know in the comments what you’ll be downloading on PSN in October to count towards a $20 credit. Game on!
Quite honestly, I realize now that the best way to make good usage of this deal is picking up titles that are PSN exclusives (which probably struck everyone's head). The day one digital is a so-so.
So picking up games like One Piece or Tokyo Jungle are good decisions.
Also people, remember there is no rush in getting to the goal today or tomorrow, its spending $100 total throughout the month of october. I'm probably going to subscribe to Plus on the 31st of october (or the 30th) to get the best value there.
To give everyone some good PSN exclusive titles that you could purchase; I've found some lists from last year on a google search:
PixelJunk Shooter 2
Super Stardust HD
Noby Noby Boy
Tales From Space: About A Blob
Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest For Booty
Blue Toad Murder Files
Infamous: Festival of Blood
Out of that list, the only ones that I own are the pixeljunk games, Thatgamecompany's trilogy, and Festival of Blood, all of which are amazing titles and definitely worth their costs on the PSN store.
But since the possibilities are endless, you can pretty much buy PSone games such as FF VI-VII, or Crash & Spyro or even PS2 classics like Persona 3: FES (May use up my $10 on this), godhand, GTA III.
This could also be a great deal since the day-one digitals program is being promoted by Sony. So you could preorder digital games for $60 each like Dishonored and NBA 2k13 (both titles are 10% off for plus members so $53 for plus members) and get $20 back in November. For plus members you would technically be getting them for $43 on launch day each in the long run.
Compared to trading in games at futureshop (since most people buy qualifiers below $20), you would be getting them at a similar value, except its digital.
Original post from Playstation Blog:
Edited by saikisen, 02 October 2012 - 01:26 PM.