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March Best Buy @Gamer Coupons: $5 DBZ Kinect, $8 AC:R 360, $20 Doom 3, TTT2, & ZOE HD


#121 Kanokare   SOTDgaming CAGiversary!   308 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:57 AM

I don't understand why people care for the dumb magazine anyway.

It is much easier to pull up the coupons on my phone during check out then having to remember to take the coupon with me. (Let alone hope my Gf doesn't throw it out before hand)


Some of us like physical reading material. Others like the smell of new magazines.

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#122 georgebot84   Steamboy CAGiversary!   666 Posts   Joined 3.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:02 AM

I don't understand why people care for the dumb magazine anyway.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:03 AM

Some of us like reading or looking at pictures while we poop more then anything.
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#124 StryderOmega  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:06 AM

I haven't read anything in the magazine that isn't just pure hype fest.

So what good is it besides the coupons? Anyway don't base your subscriptions on just the magazine alone. Digital is fine and it seems to work a lot smoother than the physical copies of the magazine anyway. Plus all the GCU deals you get. (Double points every day on any gaming related item)

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#125 BudzMcGee   Clearance Bin Review CAGiversary!   3496 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:18 AM

So reading over the thread, I like some others, am really confused if those of us who have been getting the magazine in physical form are going to get it in digital this time? Do they send you a different link for the coupons?

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#126 TimesTicking   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   381 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:50 AM

Oh wow, I just noticed that Best Buy is the only one that has Doom 3 BFG for $40... everywhere else is at $30 >.<
I really hope that BB will sell it for $30 so I can use the coupon XD

#127 jmel932   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   58 Posts   Joined 2.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:46 AM

Could someone point me in the direction on where to find info about Best Buy's price match? I've read several different places that it's changing (has changed?) and haven't been able to find out exactly what it is.

#128 SilentBob50023   Kneel Before Zod CAGiversary!   722 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:50 AM

Zone of the Enders HD for me. Thanks, OP.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:18 AM

Could someone point me in the direction on where to find info about Best Buy's price match? I've read several different places that it's changing (has changed?) and haven't been able to find out exactly what it is.

Should be officially on BB.com w/i days since it goe into effect shortly

#130 Enuf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8184 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:21 AM

AC:R is $10 Used on both systems now before 10% off GCU discount
10 ACR(Used) PS3/X360
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Battlefield 3
http://www.bestbuy.c...es&nrp=15&iht=n

Assassin's Creed Revelations
http://www.bestbuy.c...es&nrp=15&iht=n


Doom BFG
http://www.bestbuy.c...es&nrp=15&iht=n

Tekken Tag Tournament 2
http://www.bestbuy.c...es&nrp=15&iht=n

COD MW3
http://www.bestbuy.c...es&nrp=15&iht=n

Dragon Ball Z
http://www.bestbuy.c...tegories&ks=960

ZOE HD
http://www.bestbuy.c...f the enders hd

Turtle Beach Ear Force DX12
http://www.bestbuy.c...09223&st=Turtle Beach Ear Force DX12&cp=1&lp=1

#131 TeamSwish   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   214 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:00 PM

I'm in for ZOE ....maybe Tekken.

I much prefer the physical magazine. Damn.

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#132 BudzMcGee   Clearance Bin Review CAGiversary!   3496 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:39 PM

Could someone point me in the direction on where to find info about Best Buy's price match? I've read several different places that it's changing (has changed?) and haven't been able to find out exactly what it is.


I wrote an article highlighting some of the changes for my website. Fair warning, it is as much a short opinion piece as it is a news piece. One update since I wrote the article, it appears that silver members still get 60 days. If they don't they'll have a bunch of really pissed silver members who got emails at the end of February about how they get silver for the year and it mentioned 60 days and then they changed the policy about a week later.

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#133 rcerboss  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:21 PM

Oh wow, I just noticed that Best Buy is the only one that has Doom 3 BFG for $40... everywhere else is at $30 >.<
I really hope that BB will sell it for $30 so I can use the coupon XD

This is YMMV even though it shouldn't be, but starting in March they are supposed to start price matching a ton of websites. And coupons should stack with sales prices if I'm not mistaken.

But I know one of the Best Buy's in my area still won't stack the coupons with their own sale prices and don't even honor their own sale prices half the time, so YMMV

well i asked whether you stood behind your opinions and you said "Always" so i offered up the same bet that i gave to Fire Thief. You think the price of the xbox one will drop to $300 + 2 games by end of year? Let's put a bet on it.


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#134 JaylisJayP   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4464 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:31 PM

This is YMMV even though it shouldn't be, but starting in March they are supposed to start price matching a ton of websites. And coupons should stack with sales prices if I'm not mistaken.

But I know one of the Best Buy's in my area still won't stack the coupons with their own sale prices and don't even honor their own sale prices half the time, so YMMV


That's just unacceptable imo. The coupon itself says in plain language "stacks with sale prices". If my Best Buy ever gave me that trouble I would file complaint after complaint until the General Manager of the store was forced to explain him/herself to corporate and I learned why they were giving me trouble, and why I wasn't receiving what I paid for.

Best Buy customer service over the phone in my experience is pretty responsive to complaints if they're valid. They say, at least, that they take them very seriously.

Just saying, I wouldn't let that slide. To me it's worth the small amount of time to call.

#135 StryderOmega  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

This is YMMV even though it shouldn't be, but starting in March they are supposed to start price matching a ton of websites. And coupons should stack with sales prices if I'm not mistaken.

But I know one of the Best Buy's in my area still won't stack the coupons with their own sale prices and don't even honor their own sale prices half the time, so YMMV


Gamer coupons and Price Matching do not stack. This was severely discussed with the Dragons Dogma coupon in December. Systemically wont go thru. YMMV if a manager manually throws the amount off for you.

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#136 nuuuuj   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   550 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:07 PM

This is YMMV even though it shouldn't be, but starting in March they are supposed to start price matching a ton of websites. And coupons should stack with sales prices if I'm not mistaken.

But I know one of the Best Buy's in my area still won't stack the coupons with their own sale prices and don't even honor their own sale prices half the time, so YMMV


Gamer coupons and Price Matching do not stack. This was severely discussed with the Dragons Dogma coupon in December. Systemically wont go thru. YMMV if a manager manually throws the amount off for you.


Stryder is correct, applying a coupon on a BB sale price should work, applying a coupon with a price match has never worked, and still won't without a mgr override.
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#137 Woocls   Grumpy Old Gamer CAGiversary!   1104 Posts   Joined 2.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

I wondered why my magazine never showed up last month. It still says I'll be getting a copy in the mail this month but we'll see if that actually happens or not. If anyone does can they post here so I know I need to be complaining to someone. (Not that I really want any of the games this month)

#138 jiggyteddy   Frugal As Can Be CAGiversary!   1866 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

I don't understand why people care for the dumb magazine anyway.

It is much easier to pull up the coupons on my phone during check out then having to remember to take the coupon with me. (Let alone hope my Gf doesn't throw it out before hand)

Some of us commute for work.

There isn't net access for the entire subway system in NYC.
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#139 joshnorm   Hey, Wha Happen.. CAGiversary!   2611 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

Some of us commute for work.

There isn't net access for the entire subway system in NYC.


But if you have a tablet then you can download it. Cause I am sure it's super safe to sit out with an iPad reading a magazine on the NYC subway...since there is never crime there....

But yeah this all digital trend really screws people who slug to work or take the public system like here in DC area... I don't feel safe pulling out a expensive item on the metro system since its so easy to snatch and go.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

But if you have a tablet then you can download it. Cause I am sure it's super safe to sit out with an iPad reading a magazine on the NYC subway...since there is never crime there....

But yeah this all digital trend really screws people who slug to work or take the public system like here in DC area... I don't feel safe pulling out a expensive item on the metro system since its so easy to snatch and go.


im so confused lol, are you being sarcastic?

#141 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   7907 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:56 PM

So reading over the thread, I like some others, am really confused if those of us who have been getting the magazine in physical form are going to get it in digital this time? Do they send you a different link for the coupons?


Not sure when the current physical subscribers will be forced to transition to the digital version, but yes, you will get sent an email from Best Buy Reward Zone with two links. The top link in the email will be for the digital magazine and the bottom link will be for the digital coupons. Both links will clearly differentiate the content between the magazine vs. the coupons. Note that the coupons specifically state "one-time use" with a unique barcode for the cashier to scan. The coupons will no longer be using a standard SKU for the POS anymore.

To access your digital mag, you will need to know your @Gamer account number. This is not the same as your RZ account number. For physical subscribers, the @Gamer account number is displayed on the mailing label of your most recent physical issue. For digital subscribers, an email with your @Gamer account number will be sent to you upon initial registration. So for physical subscribers, I would make sure that you do not throw away your most recent mag as it's likely you will not be getting the email that includes your @Gamer account number. You will not need to know your @Gamer account number to access your coupons as the link will take you directly to your coupons.

I can see this transition confusing a lot of CAGs so maybe we should include my post in an OP somewhere for the 10% that actually read the OP :)

Edited by Donut2922, 28 February 2013 - 06:24 PM.


#142 rogus   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   156 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

Have these emails already been sent out about the transition? I, for one, have not received one yet

#143 StryderOmega  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:15 PM

Not sure when the previous physical subscribers will be forced to transition to the digital version, but yes, you will get sent 2 emails from @Gamer to the email address that was registered under your RZ account. One email will be a link for the digital magazine itself. The second email will be a link for the digital coupons. Both emails will clearly differentiate the content between the magazine and the coupons in the subject line. Note that the coupons specifically state "one-time use" with a unique barcode for the cashier to scan. The coupons will no longer be using a standard SKU for the POS anymore.

To access your digital copies, you will need to know your @Gamer account number. This is not the same as your RZ account number. For physical subscribers, the @Gamer account number is displayed on the mailing label of your most recent physical issue. For digital subscribers, an email with your @Gamer account number will be sent to you upon initial registration. So for physical subscribers, I would make sure that you do not throw away your most recent mag as it's likely you will not be getting the email that includes your @Gamer account number.

You can look at the @Gamer emails as your login link, and your @Gamer account number as your password.

I can see this transition confusing a lot of CAGs so maybe we should include my post in an OP somewhere for the 10% that actually read the OP :)


If I remember right, the link to the coupons you don't need any of that info, just click the link.

Thankfully....

So unless you really want to read this magazine, there is very little hassle.

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#144 rcerboss  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:15 PM

If I remember right, the link to the coupons you don't need any of that info, just click the link.

Thankfully....

So unless you really want to read this magazine, there is very little hassle.


You would think that wouldn't you?
I don't know if the @Gamer coupons are different for some reason, but I have never been able to get a Best Buy employee to honor my Reward Zone coupons or gift certificates when I've pulled them up on my phone.
In their defense every time this has happened they have given me access to a computer to log into my email and print out the coupon and then accept it, with only one exception. But I have never been able to get them to take any coupon digitally.

So I guess I am wondering if you have to download a special app or something for this to work? I always just pulled the link up on my phone through my email or my Best Buy member's page.

well i asked whether you stood behind your opinions and you said "Always" so i offered up the same bet that i gave to Fire Thief. You think the price of the xbox one will drop to $300 + 2 games by end of year? Let's put a bet on it.


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#145 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   7907 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:27 PM

If I remember right, the link to the coupons you don't need any of that info, just click the link.

Thankfully....

So unless you really want to read this magazine, there is very little hassle.


Yup you're right. You only need to know your @gamer acount number if you want to access the digital mag. The link for the coupons won't require it.

#146 ZeroFlame15   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   785 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

Yup you're right. You only need to know your @gamer acount number if you want to access the digital mag. The link for the coupons won't require it.


But the coupons still only work for the subscribers and for in-store only?

#147 georgebot84   Steamboy CAGiversary!   666 Posts   Joined 3.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:25 PM

Have these emails already been sent out about the transition? I, for one, have not received one yet


same here

#148 TooPoor   ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price CAGiversary!   9308 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:54 PM

Thank you Donut, finally, some end to the massive confusions.
Hope SD doesn't find some way to Fuck this up for us.

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#149 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   7907 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:13 PM

Anytime bud :)

#150 thereefernander   CAG Best Buy Employee CAGiversary!   1439 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

Here we got a small pamphlet with actual coupons in it. (Work at bb)
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