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50% off Gamers Club Unlocked, 3/20/14 to 3/22/14


#1 WuTangSwordsman   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   5 Posts   Joined 2.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 10:22 AM

Fellow CAG Members,

 

If this has already been posted, my bad... However, for those of you who missed out on the deal before, it looks as if BB is giving you another shot. Just happened to run across this, so I thought I would pass it along just in case.

 

http://forums.bestbu...-14/ba-p/798322

 

Being that I have saved so much with this site, I figured it was the least I could do to help some of you fellow CAGs out there looking for the deal! It is IN-STORE and only good for the dates posted in the Subject line... Good luck and possible YMMV!



#2 JaylisJayP   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4470 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2014 - 10:46 AM

They're really pushing to get people locked in to buying from them for 2 years. Gee I wonder why?

I think "saving" is the wrong word because people end up spending much more than they otherwise would to consciously or subconsciously justify spending the money to join the club.

$60 is obviously more reasonable than $120 but their plan to hook you is still the same.

I had to wonder, especially at the $120 price point, how man $60 or even $40 videogames are people buying? I buy like 2 a year at that price and it's usually with Gamestop credit so I don't have to pay tax.

#3 Choffy   @bentolmachoff CAGiversary!   208 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:08 AM

Missed out last time and am going to have to think long and hard about joining this time. I've already committed to inFamous, MLB 14 and Halo 2 Anniversary (if the leaked report is true, which it's looking like it is so far), which puts me two full $60 games away from having it "pay for itself." Plus I'd be locked in to Best Buy for all of my preorders/purchases.



#4 Dragunz   I Like Pho. CAGiversary!   5207 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:25 AM

They're really pushing to get people locked in to buying from them for 2 years. Gee I wonder why?

I think "saving" is the wrong word because people end up spending much more than they otherwise would to consciously or subconsciously justify spending the money to join the club.

$60 is obviously more reasonable than $120 but their plan to hook you is still the same.

I had to wonder, especially at the $120 price point, how man $60 or even $40 videogames are people buying? I buy like 2 a year at that price and it's usually with Gamestop credit so I don't have to pay tax.

I've already made at least quadruple of what I paid for the membership back. Granted I joined when it was still $15 and reupped for $30. However, even at $60 you will still end up saving a lot depending on how much you buy/trade. Obviously for you it isn't that great since you only buy two games a year. But for most of us who buy 5 or more games a year, that already pays itself back. And that's only in 1 year. Not mention the fact that if we don't like/beat the game within a couple weeks of release we can 8/10 of the time trade it back in for at least $44. You rack up points from buying and trading and you earn free GCs quickly. Not to mention the fact that most AAA titles give you a free $10GC for just preordering. I got Titanfall for $48 and tax but also with a $10GC. That's basicially $38 and tax. If I wanted to, I could trade it in now for $44. I come out ahead by a couple bucks.

EDIT: I'm not even going to get into how many times Best Buy's servers goof with their math and we end up getting games 30%-40% cheaper with games that are on sale.

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#5 BrainpanChicken   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   301 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:29 AM

Does this typically include free shipping? It's not really worth the drive for in store pickup on everything. Thanks!



#6 Masterkyo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10160 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:29 AM

Best buy still much better than Gamestop Ripping Off.  You save $12 on $60 game, Save $10 on $50 game, Save $8 on $40 game, Save $6 on $30 game and Save $4 on $20 game. Plus Pre-order Bonus Free $10 GC on Big Titles & DLC.  I think it worth it ;)


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#7 BudzMcGee   Clearance Bin Review CAGiversary!   3525 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:34 AM

I've already made at least quadruple of what I paid for the membership back. Granted I joined when it was still $15 and reupped for $30. However, even at $60 you will still end up saving a lot depending on how much you buy/trade. Obviously for you it isn't that great since you only buy two games a year. But for most of us who buy 5 or more games a year, that already pays itself back. And that's only in 1 year. Not mention the fact that if we don't like/beat the game within a couple weeks of release we can 8/10 of the time trade it back in for at least $44. You rack up points from buying and trading and you earn free GCs quickly. Not to mention the fact that most AAA titles give you a free $10GC for just preordering. I got Titanfall for $48 and tax but also with a $10GC. That's basicially $38 and tax. If I wanted to, I could trade it in now for $44. I come out ahead by a couple bucks.

EDIT: I'm not even going to get into how many times Best Buy's servers goof with their math and we end up getting games 30%-40% cheaper with games that are on sale.

This. Bought South Park: Stick of Truth for $48, received $20 in certificates for my purchase, traded it in for $40 with a $4 bonus for being GCU for a grand total of making $16 for playing a game at launch. Obviously that was the last $20 certificate game, but as you pointed out, even Titanfall with the $10 certificate is still a money maker currently.


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#8 gatordeve86   CAG Master CAGiversary!   815 Posts   Joined 3.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:37 AM

looks like i will be hitting up Best Buy tomorrow... Glad they did a sale again because i was about to but it full price


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#9 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   8904 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:38 AM

This would be cool, but then I looked at all the games I brought in the past 6ish months and the majority were not from Best Buy. (And of those, only a few were actual full MSRP games and not sales).

 

I'd feel like for 60$ (And especially 120$) I'd barely cut even by the time 2 years came. With all the hassles they have given me with pre-ordered games lately, I tend to avoid them whenever possible


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#10 malethief   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   414 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:38 AM

Nice for those who missed out earlier this month. Does this stack if you have a 2 year membership already?



#11 hero913   MAZZAFAKKA CAGiversary!   1900 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:40 AM

thinking about adding another 2 years...

 

this membership is awesome!!!


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#12 inky1600   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1326 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:41 AM

They're really pushing to get people locked in to buying from them for 2 years. Gee I wonder why?

I think "saving" is the wrong word because people end up spending much more than they otherwise would to consciously or subconsciously justify spending the money to join the club.

$60 is obviously more reasonable than $120 but their plan to hook you is still the same.

I had to wonder, especially at the $120 price point, how man $60 or even $40 videogames are people buying? I buy like 2 a year at that price and it's usually with Gamestop credit so I don't have to pay tax.


Hopefully those 2 GS titles you buy each year to save on tax are not priced at $5 OVER MSRP. They like to do that from time to time.

#13 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8352 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:55 AM

IF I was still buying games like I was 2 years ago I would be all over this but right now I am trying something novel and playing the games I already have instead.  Once I actually have a reasonable backlog I might join.  Seems like $60 might be coming around often considering this is the 2nd sale in two weeks.  If not, I won't worry too much.


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#14 eXiON   CAG Grandmaster CAGiversary!   1221 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2014 - 12:09 PM

Nice for those who missed out earlier this month. Does this stack if you have a 2 year membership already?

Yup, it sure does!



#15 Dragunz   I Like Pho. CAGiversary!   5207 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2014 - 12:13 PM

This would be cool, but then I looked at all the games I brought in the past 6ish months and the majority were not from Best Buy. (And of those, only a few were actual full MSRP games and not sales).

I'd feel like for 60$ (And especially 120$) I'd barely cut even by the time 2 years came. With all the hassles they have given me with pre-ordered games lately, I tend to avoid them whenever possible

It only takes buying 5 full $60 MSRP games in TWO years to make up the $60 membership cost. Everything after is exponential savings.

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#16 Tmac718   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   270 Posts   Joined 2.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:25 PM

Was thinking about pulling the trigger since I have a 50$ gift card but the Cult like behavior of people ramming their GCU for life non sense down other peoples throats constantly and the fact that the 2 best buys near me have a 1\4 of an isle dedicated to all 12 video games they carry 1-2 accessories for all platforms I'll probably pass.

Things like this would make me spend more on games then I really want to 20% off or not its hard to not buy games to save money when you paid 60 bucks for it.

Guess I'll think about it for the day.

#17 ravens52bears54   Thin Blue Line CAGiversary!   957 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:33 PM

I'm not sure if anyone can verify this or not, but when I was in BB the other day I was chatting with one of the employees that I see quite a bit. He's a very knowledgable game guy and a big gamer. We were talking about GCU and he mentioned that after the first half price sale he was informed that the membership "stacks". So even if you have one now like I do (I renewed for $30 like a lot of us did), you could pay another $60 and be good for four years. But even he said that he was leary because who knows where BB will be in four years? Didn't they come close to bankruptcy a few years ago?

 

I'm also leary because my old membership wasn't supposed to expire until some time in February I believe. Since that 2 years for $30 coupon initially had an expiration date of 12/31/13 I stopped in and renewed on 12/28 I believe. I asked the guy if it would just tack on the two years after my February expiration and he said it should. It didn't. It started the two years from 12/28.


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#18 bgame2   Pure Cag Smoothness CAGiversary!   3093 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:36 PM

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#19 AdamTen   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   549 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:45 PM

Does the 20% discount apply to games that are on sale?  Clearance?



#20 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10170 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:52 PM

Great price, glad I got it on the last sale.

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#21 crzyboy88   This is a witty title CAGiversary!   1317 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2014 - 02:28 PM

This would kill me in terms of additional backlog. Thanks, but I have to say no for my own sake!



#22 Bleedingwickedly   CAG CAGiversary!   1656 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 02:33 PM

Does the 20% discount apply to games that are on sale?  Clearance?


From my understanding it does. Works on all game purchases besides ore owned. Gonna buy two more years today. Love this program.
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#23 Worseley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   431 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2014 - 02:48 PM

Yes

 

new game = 20% off

used = 10% off.    

 

Works on top of any deals either may have.


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#24 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   8373 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2014 - 02:51 PM

I'm not sure if anyone can verify this or not, but when I was in BB the other day I was chatting with one of the employees that I see quite a bit. He's a very knowledgable game guy and a big gamer. We were talking about GCU and he mentioned that after the first half price sale he was informed that the membership "stacks". So even if you have one now like I do (I renewed for $30 like a lot of us did), you could pay another $60 and be good for four years. But even he said that he was leary because who knows where BB will be in four years? Didn't they come close to bankruptcy a few years ago?

I'm also leary because my old membership wasn't supposed to expire until some time in February I believe. Since that 2 years for $30 coupon initially had an expiration date of 12/31/13 I stopped in and renewed on 12/28 I believe. I asked the guy if it would just tack on the two years after my February expiration and he said it should. It didn't. It started the two years from 12/28.


He's right. I am paid through 4 years.

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#25 gueeds   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   99 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2014 - 03:07 PM

Thanks OP, store was out of cards and the employees were clueless, but was able to use the sku with my reward zone card. Sku is 3081375 for anyone who needs it.

#26 Leftykins  

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 03:21 PM

I think I'm gonna bite on this

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#27 xFatalFlaw   Dango Daikazoku! CAGiversary!   1278 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:39 PM

Great deal if buying Nintendo games as those rarely go on sale. Kind of hoping they do a $30 promo but I think $60 is all they're going to do. :(



#28 maximumzero   Seriously, quit it. CAGiversary!   3875 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:05 PM

Signed up during the sale last week.

Saved $12.64 by using the "50% off any Guide" coupon included in the welcome package. (Plus two 15% savings for buying with a game, but i would have gotten that even if I wasn't an unlocked member.)

Saved $8 on Yoshi's New Island for the girlfriend.

Saved $5.60 on Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins for myself. (So I can qualify for the free Pokemon promo.)

My girlfriend bought a copy of Animal Crossing last night and I let her use my card. She saved $6.

So that's $32.64 in savings and I'm barely past the first week being a part of the membership.

I just wish I could get another "50 off guide" coupon instead of the "10% off digital" or "Buy 2, Get 1 Free on Used Games" coupon, neither of which I'll ever use.

I want the Wind Waker HD guide in addition to the "Link Between Worlds" guide I bought recently. The cashier had to key the coupon in manually as I forgot to print it. If I knew that this somehow meant the coupon wasn't counted as "redeemed" I'd print it and try to use it again, but I'd hate for it to be rejected and have me look like a fool.

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#29 Dr0p119   Chief Red Thunder CAGiversary!   1239 Posts   Joined 3.0 Years Ago  

Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:21 PM

They must need a quota before the end of the fiscal quarter.

#30 Nesboy43   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   336 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:28 PM

Damn it, why does this have to happen after I just got 100 bucks of MS points for 20% off?

 

Not sure if I should go in on this or not.