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#91 jfh2c   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   836 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:24 AM

I don't know if its been posted yet but i just got an email from Best Buy saying there's gonna be a in-store demo for Super Smash Bros at participating stores.
http://www.bestbuy.c...berID=162250225

Damn, none within 3 hours of Nashville.

 

Also, if anyone is looking for a copy of Sonic Lost World for either the MK8 $20 off promo or the $10 off coupon deal, don't trust the online pickup tool on the Best Buy website. It only shows availability for the standard version which wasn't available anywhere within 100 miles for me, but I went to both of my closest stores and each had copies of the "Deadly Six Bonus Edition". It was the same price ($44 before $20 off and GCU).



#92 Leftykins   Has been playing Grand Theft Auto V
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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:30 PM

Debating about whether I should wait on stacking more time on my GCU or just biting the bullet right now.

Completed Games:

[2013] [2014] [2015]


#93 Lgndryhr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   138 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:40 PM

I have yet to receieve the welcome email and coupon. I bought it last week.



#94 Leftykins   Has been playing Grand Theft Auto V
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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:51 PM

I have yet to receieve the welcome email and coupon. I bought it last week.


Dude I joined GCU in February and I still haven't recieved my welcome package....

I've sent multiple emails to a customer service specialist that eemailed me asking if I had any questions or needed help with anything. That's honestly why I'm a little skeptical as to whether or not I should go ahead and stack more time onto my account.

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#95 irighti   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   202 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:52 PM

I called and my local best buy is aware of the 10 off wii u coupon.

 

plan to get windwaker hd with it....I think.

 

also, saw that mgs v: ground zeroes is listed at 19.99 for the 'three day sale'. looking forward to adding it to the small ps4 collection I have. gcu has been a great value for me in such a short time.



#96 Enuf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8184 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2014 - 05:24 PM

Dude I joined GCU in February and I still haven't recieved my welcome package....
I've sent multiple emails to a customer service specialist that eemailed me asking if I had any questions or needed help with anything. That's honestly why I'm a little skeptical as to whether or not I should go ahead and stack more time onto my account.

Forget phone CS, chat & emails go thru the forums page they know about the gaming offers & work hard to.get stuff fixed. Although they don`t have the ability to consistantly offer compensation pts/gc`s if you really wanna fix that should be the 1st move.

When you search the forums you`ll see heavy CAG influence which also works in your favor. There`s already several CAG with current threads about the same issue. Piggyback in one of the post or make your own.

From the feedback got seems like the massive influx of new subs has them overwhelmed. Would`ve been so much easier if they`d just listened and made the welcome kits available instantly in-store. Not like they offer GCU signup online yet, more people would join just to use the coupons on the spot. If they offered enhanced coupons to correspond with the $120 price increase they`d actually be able to sell GCU at full price.

#97 justins76   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   237 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2014 - 05:28 PM

Dude I joined GCU in February and I still haven't recieved my welcome package....

I've sent multiple emails to a customer service specialist that eemailed me asking if I had any questions or needed help with anything. That's honestly why I'm a little skeptical as to whether or not I should go ahead and stack more time onto my account.

They just emailed me and several other users the coupons and stated it is 5 business days max. So just inform them on the BB forum as this is a widespread problem.



#98 dallow   By Kaz! CAGiversary!   30344 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2014 - 07:02 PM

I never realized I was supposed to get a Welcome Package.

 

As for this coupon, thanks OP.

Used it yesterday from my phone. Just showed the guy a saved copy of it.


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#99 Leftykins   Has been playing Grand Theft Auto V
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Posted 05 June 2014 - 07:36 PM

Thanks for the heads up guys, I'll definitely make a post on the bby forum.

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#100 JohnnySucco   Has been playing Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
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Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:50 PM

SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge is on sale (not clearance) on bestbuy.com for $9.99   Maybe a free game w/ coupon if it's on sale in store or you find a store willing to price match their website.



#101 frowninclown   Retail's for suckaz. CAGiversary!   330 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 10:17 PM

SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge is on sale (not clearance) on bestbuy.com for $9.99   Maybe a free game w/ coupon if it's on sale in store or you find a store willing to price match their website.

Good find! Although the game is AWFUL...but for free it may not be too bad.


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#102 DHephaestus  

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 10:40 PM

I just came back from an in-store purchase and the coupon did NOT stack with the Mario Kart 8 $20 off promo. I tried buying Mario Kart 8 and Sonic Lost World but coupon would not add. Cashier had the actual flyer too

#103 strait edge follower   Cult of personality CAGiversary!   10651 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:02 PM

SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge is on sale (not clearance) on bestbuy.com for $9.99 Maybe a free game w/ coupon if it's on sale in store or you find a store willing to price match their website.


imma try to help them clearance this game out this weekend ;)
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#104 MetalGearHorus  

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:09 PM

Has anyone tried/had any success with online item return/rebuys using this coupon? I bought 3D World and Tropical Freeze online about a day or two before this deal went live, and now they're both here. It would be kind of nice to be able to save another twenty bucks, but if it's going to be impossible/a hassle, I might as well just stay home and play video games.


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#105 justins76   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   237 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:14 PM

Has anyone tried/had any success with online item return/rebuys using this coupon? I bought 3D World and Tropical Freeze online about a day or two before this deal went live, and now they're both here. It would be kind of nice to be able to save another twenty bucks, but if it's going to be impossible/a hassle, I might as well just stay home and play video games.

I've never had an issue doing this in the past as long as it's in the return window. I had opened the games before too, no questions asked.



#106 dreamer131313   Has been playing Dying Light
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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:35 PM

I just came back from an in-store purchase and the coupon did NOT stack with the Mario Kart 8 $20 off promo. I tried buying Mario Kart 8 and Sonic Lost World but coupon would not add. Cashier had the actual flyer too

it wouldn't add for these two reasons probably. Valid 6/1/14 through 6/7/14 Excludes Mario Kart 8, Pre-Orders, & Clearance Items. Cannot be combined with any other promotion. Limit 1 Per Customer

 

Has anyone tried/had any success with online item return/rebuys using this coupon? I bought 3D World and Tropical Freeze online about a day or two before this deal went live, and now they're both here. It would be kind of nice to be able to save another twenty bucks, but if it's going to be impossible/a hassle, I might as well just stay home and play video games.

you should be able to the only problem with that is you said two games which mean if you return them then you going to have to rebuy them at two different times and if you got them for one the weird $54.99 prices that on the website sometime that not always the same as the instore prices either so it could be regular price in store so I would confirm in store prices are the same also before attempting.

 

Valid 6/1/14 through 6/7/14 Excludes Mario Kart 8, Pre-Orders, & Clearance Items. Cannot be combined with any other promotion. Limit 1 Per Customer



#107 MrshllJcb   Drinkin High Life CAGiversary!   1875 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago   Has been playing Dragon Age: Inquisition
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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:43 AM

Just grabbed Donkey Kong for $33.99+tax with the coupon and gcu. My fiance really like the originals on snes so she should be excited to start this after we finish NSMBu. They didnt have Ducktales or I woulda grabbed that as well but may check the other store near me this weekend

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#108 yesidoknow   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   189 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 03:44 AM

I really don't understand why GCU works for just dance+wii mote bundle but not the luigi wii mote bundle.  



#109 srac84   Gamer MD CAGiversary!   954 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:08 AM

i think they said that the luigi one is on clearance so you cant use the coupon on it since it exludes clearance



#110 j7d7c7   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   39 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:32 AM

Has anyone tried/had any success with online item return/rebuys using this coupon? I bought 3D World and Tropical Freeze online about a day or two before this deal went live, and now they're both here. It would be kind of nice to be able to save another twenty bucks, but if it's going to be impossible/a hassle, I might as well just stay home and play video games.


I purposely ordered Sonic Lost World online last week with the intention to return/rebuy. None of my stores around me showed it in stock & I wanted that game for the $20 off purchased with MK8 deal. Received it Tuesday (2-day expedited elite RZ shipping) in the mail, took it to the store and returned it. Then bought it again along with my MK8 preorder that I preordered in-store on 5/29. The CS rep was awesome and made sure that all the "deals" were correctly applied. The only deal that didn't play nice with rest of them was this $10 off WiiU game coupon. I got $20 off sonic, 20% GCU, and the MK8 preorder $10 "gas" card too. Return/rebuys aren't that much of a hassle especially if you're just trying to use the $10 coupon. They might just price match and give you back $20 too.

#111 MetalGearHorus  

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 05:34 AM

I've never had an issue doing this in the past as long as it's in the return window. I had opened the games before too, no questions asked.

 

 

it wouldn't add for these two reasons probably. Valid 6/1/14 through 6/7/14 Excludes Mario Kart 8, Pre-Orders, & Clearance Items. Cannot be combined with any other promotion. Limit 1 Per Customer

 

you should be able to the only problem with that is you said two games which mean if you return them then you going to have to rebuy them at two different times and if you got them for one the weird $54.99 prices that on the website sometime that not always the same as the instore prices either so it could be regular price in store so I would confirm in store prices are the same also before attempting.

 

Valid 6/1/14 through 6/7/14 Excludes Mario Kart 8, Pre-Orders, & Clearance Items. Cannot be combined with any other promotion. Limit 1 Per Customer

 

 

I purposely ordered Sonic Lost World online last week with the intention to return/rebuy. None of my stores around me showed it in stock & I wanted that game for the $20 off purchased with MK8 deal. Received it Tuesday (2-day expedited elite RZ shipping) in the mail, took it to the store and returned it. Then bought it again along with my MK8 preorder that I preordered in-store on 5/29. The CS rep was awesome and made sure that all the "deals" were correctly applied. The only deal that didn't play nice with rest of them was this $10 off WiiU game coupon. I got $20 off sonic, 20% GCU, and the MK8 preorder $10 "gas" card too. Return/rebuys aren't that much of a hassle especially if you're just trying to use the $10 coupon. They might just price match and give you back $20 too.

Thanks for the replies. My store didn't have any of the coupons out anywhere and also a piss poor selection of Wii U games. Lost Worlds was marked at $49.99, but I don't know if it was because it was Deadly Six Edition. I was surprised to find a lone 3D World on an endcap even though the website showed it as out of stock. The girl at the customer service desk was very helpful and after explaining my situation and then her leaving to ask her manager, she said as long as it was a generic Best Buy coupon that they could honor it no problem, but since it said limit 1 per customer, I could only get it on one game. I chose to exchange my copy of 3D World that got dinged up in shipping for their last sealed copy and chose to get the discount on Chilly Kong. Returned for $42.70, rebought for $31.58 [I think she actually applied GCU first and then took $10 off that].

I figure I might try it again at a Best Buy near work tomorrow or this weekend to get my $10ish back on 3D World. Or hope they have a better selection of games. Though I think I'm actually getting close to the point where I own all the good Wii U games worth owning...

EDIT: Also, forgot to mention the enhanced coupon image that got posted on page 3 of this thread worked no problem, and the handheld scanner was able to read the barcode off my iPhone.


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#112 FloriDUH JBot   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   243 Posts   Joined 3.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 10:03 AM

Thanks for the replies. My store didn't have any of the coupons out anywhere and also a piss poor selection of Wii U games. Lost Worlds was marked at $49.99, but I don't know if it was because it was Deadly Six Edition. I was surprised to find a lone 3D World on an endcap even though the website showed it as out of stock. The girl at the customer service desk was very helpful and after explaining my situation and then her leaving to ask her manager, she said as long as it was a generic Best Buy coupon that they could honor it no problem, but since it said limit 1 per customer, I could only get it on one game. I chose to exchange my copy of 3D World that got dinged up in shipping for their last sealed copy and chose to get the discount on Chilly Kong. Returned for $42.70, rebought for $31.58 [I think she actually applied GCU first and then took $10 off that].

I figure I might try it again at a Best Buy near work tomorrow or this weekend to get my $10ish back on 3D World. Or hope they have a better selection of games. Though I think I'm actually getting close to the point where I own all the good Wii U games worth owning...

EDIT: Also, forgot to mention the enhanced coupon image that got posted on page 3 of this thread worked no problem, and the handheld scanner was able to read the barcode off my iPhone.


And they wonder why people don't shop at Best Buy. The games section in my Best Buy looks like a *Going out of Business* sale. Half the time, you can't even find copies of new and popular releases. Even prior to the Wii U coupon, I had started to scope out Wii U games just after picking up the MK8 bundle. Finding Super Mario 3D World, Rayman Legends and DK Tropical Freeze was near impossible at my 3 local Best Buy stores - and again, that was even before the coupon hit.

Not to mention the fact that the website inventory is completely unreliable. I went to one store (an almost 30 minute drive one way) that supposedly had Super Mario 3D World in stock. Called to verify stock (I've been burned before) and was told that they had "plenty." But when I arrived, nothing. Even had them check, nothing. But Pikmin 3 (that was supposedly unavailable) had 4 copies on the shelf.

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#113 NYGiantsNYYanks   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   2 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:36 PM

I grabbed GCU for $60. Thanks for the heads up! Seems like it'll be worth it - never had it before. But I buy enough games that it should definitely pay for itself in 2 years.

#114 maximumzero   Seriously, quit it. CAGiversary!   3733 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:52 PM

Good find! Although the game is AWFUL...but for free it may not be too bad.

Is it? That's really a shame. The spongebob games in the mid 2000s were typically pretty fun little romps.


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#115 Midnight Express   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   228 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:44 PM

And they wonder why people don't shop at Best Buy. The games section in my Best Buy looks like a *Going out of Business* sale. Half the time, you can't even find copies of new and popular releases. Even prior to the Wii U coupon, I had started to scope out Wii U games just after picking up the MK8 bundle. Finding Super Mario 3D World, Rayman Legends and DK Tropical Freeze was near impossible at my 3 local Best Buy stores - and again, that was even before the coupon hit.


I had the same experience. The one I went to has resorted to putting cover art pictures in those plastic security game cases to make it look like they have more games? The Wii U section is barren, a few copies of Luigi U, DK Tropical Freeze and Rayman Legends. No Mario 3D to be found, but (happy ending) one of the Best Buy guys asked me if I needed help and he was able to find one copy in the back, even though they showed to be out of stock. Very happy overall with the deals especially with the $30 worth of Xbox credit for $20 Deal of the Day; however, the game selection was disappointing.

#116 Kojubat   Not a Pokémon CAGiversary!   1441 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago   Has been playing Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign
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Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:53 PM

Those of you seeing a barren game section, does your store have a big cage in the front?

Anything relatively new around here is kept in the cage, and they just put out foam placeholders or paper in the security case out on the floor. Sometimes it takes some time for them to get returned back to the floor from the registers.

Not saying I like the practice, just pointing out the stock might not be as low as it appears.

#117 kme06d   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   758 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:58 PM

Those of you seeing a barren game section, does your store have a big cage in the front?

Anything relatively new around here is kept in the cage, and they just put out foam placeholders or paper in the security case out on the floor. Sometimes it takes some time for them to get returned back to the floor from the registers.

Not saying I like the practice, just pointing out the stock might not be as low as it appears.


I've experienced this too. It makes no sense... "Hey we're going to put these new games that everyone is looking for in a place that no one will look!"

The other unfortunate part is that it's hard to find help at bby, so it's a pain to find someone that can open the cage and get the game out.

It took me about 30 minutes in the store to get borderlands 2 for the vita because of this.

#118 LoveAndBeer   AKA: jstew9 CAGiversary!   255 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:01 PM

Talked to the lady at service counter at my local BB.  They'd heard nothing at all about the offer, and didn't seem to know what I was talking about when I said it was available in their employee email or whatever.   She radioed to everyone with earsets as well, no one knew what I was talking about.

 

That being said I pulled up the image from this thread and she happily tried the coupon code from my phone and it worked fine.

 

After the transaction she asked curiously where I'd heard about the offer and I told her about CAG, she seemed appreciative.

 

(FWIW the $60 for GCU was identified in the gamer section (on the price tag as a sale)).   Nary a peep in the WiiU section however.   Was able to get their last copy of Pikmin 3 $38 with tax, which I'll take.


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#119 Enuf   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8184 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:54 PM

Update direct from BB regarding the coupons

1- The actual coupon availability is limited to SELECT STORE ONLY so some stores will have no idea what you`re for because of this.
2- All stores WILL/SHOULD BE accepting the coupon regardless if they`re a select store or not. If they don`t report the store location in the link.

Print the HQ photo of the coupon from this thread to avoid a wasted trip.
http://www.forums.be...ce-view=desktop

Issues regarding the games being delisted from BB.com preventing you from checking store stock. Alert them to the issue & what game(s) so they get the message.
http://www.forums.be...ve/idi-p/676063

#120 therealdanhill   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1034 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 10:37 PM

Can someone please post the code so we can use it online?

 

Enuf, I don't see a photo in the linked thread


I don't get the decision to not have a GameCube disc reader on the system. Is it just to resell GCN games as eShop downloads later? Is it to keep the cost down? I can't imagine adding GameCube BC would cost a lot of money.

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