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Target Ad 12/3 - 12/9: 10% Off Target Gift Cards 12/3 Only | Call of Duty WWII, Star Wars Battlefront II, more - $39.99

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#31 stringycupps1  

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 01:21 PM

"You do however save 5% at the point of sale for whatever you're buying with the gift cards."

 

REDCard only discounts the amount charged to REDCard.  

I've received the discount online while paying with a gift card.  Maybe it was a system glitch because I originally had payment set as my Red Card but remembered at the last second that I had a gift card.  That was 2 years ago.



#32 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14870 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 November 2017 - 03:41 PM

Few bullets to consider before buying BF2:

 

- MXT are not a thing but the grind is real compared to the first game. Don't expect to be rank 50 and have everything unlocked within a month, because it's not realistic. The biggest bottleneck is crafting parts, so I fully recommend only buying hero loot crates with credits earned (they are the cheapest source of crafting parts and give the same amount as a trooper crate for half the cost) and using crafting parts only for either unlocks you want for a trooper or upgrades once you're able to.

 

- Unlocking heroes is a thing that was meant to promote MXT but for me personally, I've felt zero need to unlock a single one. Vader does stand out as the one hero most people unlock to counter Yoda but I find a mix of Kylo, Fett, and Bossk are more than enough. All the light side heroes suck for the most part aside from Rey (for her enemy reveal), Yoda (group heal/buff), and Lando (smoke screen). Luke, Leah, Han and Chewwy bring nothing to the table for the team like those three.

 

- The game is plagued with bugs ever since the only post-launch patch that treats players to laggy servers and constant server crashes (we're talking in the range of 50% of my games end with server crashes, aka lost time and progress). There is also a "swamp" bug where hero abilities such as pushes or pulls while you're dodging will leave you walking as if stuck in a swamp until you die. I've had this happen maybe 4-5 times so far. Also, this was fun. . .

 

- The game is fun when it works but they went for quantity over quality with maps this time and a majority of maps feel like COD corridor shooting over the epic battlefields the game is known for. They're not well balanced and I've seen teams fail to get past the first bottleneck of a map because the other team just becomes so entrenched with elites and troopers. Short games like this are also the least rewarding because heroes are barely given time to be played, if you even achieve enough score to use one.

 

- No server browser. This feature is sorely missed because some maps are just AIDS and it's a tedious process to quit a game after long load times (even on a Pro) if you get the shit end of the stick. Furthermore if you're stuck on a bad team and know it, it's best to just bail because the game makes zero effort to balance after a match and any good players you had on a team, more than likely quit already. I've also had instances of being on a great team, only to find myself SWAPPED SERVERS for absolutely no reason after a good match-up. They give zero control to the player, which is always shitty design IMO.

 

- Skill is still a factor over star cards, but for sure you'll want to at least have the base star card for key abilities. You can unlock most of the ones you want early on and won't take too long to get up to par with veterans. Upgrades are just a sign of prestige rather than completely overpowered, but some still need tuning regardless.

 

Overall, I've had fun but the game has so many glaring flaws that simple play-testing could have avoided it's clear it was rushed out for the movie. The MXT thing is overblown but the traditional grind has grown incredibly to the point that a player is forced to focus their efforts on a single trooper playstyle for progression. Just be prepared for a little bit of a learning curve as you dive in.



#33 donny2112   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   773 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 06:36 PM

What is this 20% off coupon? How do I obtain one?
Theses coupons were given out to guests who spent $50+ on Black Friday (not Thanksgiving Day, but actually Friday). The only way to obtain one is by asking someone else if they have a spare or for the Target.com promo code if they aren't using it (can be used once in-store and online)

Are you sure it can be used in-store if it's already been used online?  The coupon says "Valid one-time use only" on mine.



#34 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6467 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 30 November 2017 - 07:10 PM

Are you sure it can be used in-store if it's already been used online?  The coupon says "Valid one-time use only" on mine.

In the past it has allowed the code to be used once online and once in store.  Having said that, I have always used it in store first just in case.  



#35 kelo360   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1764 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 30 November 2017 - 07:36 PM

Anyone like CoD WWII? I don't really trust reviewers and haven't played CoD since Black Ops.

I have the 20% off coupon too, so if that works that would make it $32.

It is definitely my favorite since black ops. War mode is kind of an arcade string of missions in multiplayer and freshens it up. Gridiron is new too it’s untraditional but fun. I’d say give it a redbox rent to see if you like the multiplayer. I’m sure BB will also have it cheaper before Xmas after GCU. Just one CAGs opinion 😀

#36 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7901 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 30 November 2017 - 07:59 PM

In the past it has allowed the code to be used once online and once in store. Having said that, I have always used it in store first just in case.


Better write down the code then. Thanks!

#37 R3DH3R0   15 Years and Counting CAGiversary!   2865 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 30 November 2017 - 08:27 PM

It is definitely my favorite since black ops. War mode is kind of an arcade string of missions in multiplayer and freshens it up. Gridiron is new too it’s untraditional but fun. I’d say give it a redbox rent to see if you like the multiplayer. I’m sure BB will also have it cheaper before Xmas after GCU. Just one CAGs opinion

Alright, thanks! I have two of those Target 20% coupons. I think the lowest it might be at Best buy is $34.99 before GCU. If it's good, I don't mind spending a few extra dollars.



#38 avenger82  

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 09:03 PM

Just listed BF2 on eBay last night to get some of my money back. It's currently sitting at over $40 so hopefully this sale doesn't stop bidders.

 

I played the campaign and about 15 hours of multiplayer. What's sad is that the microtransactions (while disabled atm) aren't even a big deal to this game. There's certainly pay-to-win elements, but the gear you receive from crates is so poor that it would cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to get more than one worthwhile loadout in this game. Like, there's dozens and dozens of star cards, all with four levels of progression, and after 15 hours I only unlocked about four or five at their first level. It's really annoying when I'm playing Heroes vs Villains without a single star card, and Kylo Ren comes up and destroys me in 2-3 hits because some guy somehow managed to get 3 star cards at top level. It's sad because I enjoyed the first Battlefront by the time all the DLC has been released, and this game makes significant improvements on the first one, but the progression system is so convoluted and grindy that I don't have the time or patience for it. 



#39 The Questyen   Guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats CAGiversary!   2709 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 09:31 PM

Last time they had this my local Target only accepted cash for gift cards. Not sure what the deal was (cc fraud locally? strictly enforced policy?) or if you can buy cards at the self checkout.


The individual stores don't get to make up their own rules for sales so seems unlikely.

#40 skrilla99   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   463 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 01:35 AM

Just listed BF2 on eBay last night to get some of my money back. It's currently sitting at over $40 so hopefully this sale doesn't stop bidders.

I played the campaign and about 15 hours of multiplayer. What's sad is that the microtransactions (while disabled atm) aren't even a big deal to this game. There's certainly pay-to-win elements, but the gear you receive from crates is so poor that it would cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to get more than one worthwhile loadout in this game. Like, there's dozens and dozens of star cards, all with four levels of progression, and after 15 hours I only unlocked about four or five at their first level. It's really annoying when I'm playing Heroes vs Villains without a single star card, and Kylo Ren comes up and destroys me in 2-3 hits because some guy somehow managed to get 3 star cards at top level. It's sad because I enjoyed the first Battlefront by the time all the DLC has been released, and this game makes significant improvements on the first one, but the progression system is so convoluted and grindy that I don't have the time or patience for it.


I bought it but haven’t opened it yet. I played the EA Access portion of SP and the Beta but am leaning toward returning it and getting my reward points credited back and a little GC money too. I paid $0 oop but used a $10 GC, $30 in rewards and the $10 trade up coupon.

#41 avenger82  

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 02:58 AM

I bought it but haven’t opened it yet. I played the EA Access portion of SP and the Beta but am leaning toward returning it and getting my reward points credited back and a little GC money too. I paid $0 oop but used a $10 GC, $30 in rewards and the $10 trade up coupon.


I spent $25 on it after GCU and rewards certs, which is the only reason I didn’t cancel the preorder. It took me a week to open it because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to return it or not. Now that I’ve gotten a full understanding of what the multiplayer is like, I’m not hesitating to sell it on eBay before it’s value plummets.

#42 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4457 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2017 - 05:57 PM

Question, when you order for store pick-up.
Does it count when you order, or when you pick it up?

I've had both happen at BestBuy which is why I asked.



#43 strait edge follower   Cult of personality CAGiversary!   12301 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 06:26 PM

I’m thinking I should wait on battlefront for another month or two. Is the game really that broken right now ?

#44 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14870 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2017 - 07:22 PM

I’m thinking I should wait on battlefront for another month or two. Is the game really that broken right now ?

It finally got another patch last night that seems to have fix the lag and server crashing issues. I didn't get a lot of time to test though, only played about three rounds. If it matters at all, they will be releasing more content right as the movie releases in two weeks time. I'm assuming it means another MP map and the SP will be finished out since it's left on a cliffhanger (and no spoilers but there is some VERY important information regarding Rey in the SP story).



#45 strait edge follower   Cult of personality CAGiversary!   12301 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 07:27 PM

It finally got another patch last night that seems to have fix the lag and server crashing issues. I didn't get a lot of time to test though, only played about three rounds. If it matters at all, they will be releasing more content right as the movie releases in two weeks time. I'm assuming it means another MP map and the SP will be finished out since it's left on a cliffhanger (and no spoilers but there is some VERY important information regarding Rey in the SP story).


If you are playing more tonight please inbox me about your experience. If that’s fixed at least I will then get the game next week. Something is telling me that the pressure will keep the micro transactions out as Disney forced them to take it out to begin with lol

#46 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14870 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2017 - 07:33 PM

If you are playing more tonight please inbox me about your experience. If that’s fixed at least I will then get the game next week. Something is telling me that the pressure will keep the micro transactions out as Disney forced them to take it out to begin with lol

Oh the MXT thing is done. They stated it would return but I can guarantee it will not. If anything they'll balance the grind so it's not as cumbersome now that MXT are gone.



#47 spideymike   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2783 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2017 - 10:17 PM

I'm more of a casual gamer dad nowadays and bought BF2 on the first day. I enjoy it a lot, but it IS a grind to play and level up (I'm at level 13 now). I'm trying to focus on the officer character for now. My son honestly played more of the first BF so I'm focused on trying to play it in my limited free time. I'm liking it a lot and the MXT issue is really a non-issue. My biggest complaint is that I suck at it, but I'm trying!



#48 KITTYCATALERT  

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 01:58 AM

Is anyone going to try to get a chat representative to make the 20% off coupon work like that guy did on cyber Monday ?

#49 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4457 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2017 - 06:20 AM

Target 20% coupon is valid through the 10th. Get some gift cards 10% off then spend them with the 20% coupon?? Hmm this has some possibilities.....

Where did you get the 20% off coupon?

I got a coupon in the mail for $10 giftcard with a purchase of $50 or more.



#50 Kellax  

Posted 02 December 2017 - 06:54 AM

Target has changed a few policies since the last one of these sales. You can no longer buy Target credit cards with Target credit cards, but worse yet, they're removed the ability to buy PSN/Xbox/iTunes/Nintendo etc gift cards with Target Cards online and in-store. The computer flat out rejects the payment method. In the past I would buy Target credit at 10 percent off and then buy PSN credit for the year with the 300 dollars in Target credit that I had bought for 270. That's no longer possible.



#51 sjchmura   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   134 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 06:59 AM

Discover is 5% off Target right? So can we use discover online and get 10% gift card Sunday?

#52 Kellax  

Posted 02 December 2017 - 07:06 AM

For anyone that needs PSN/XB or Eshop credit, Dollar General has those cards for 15 percent off now. Sale ends tomorrow (Saturday).



#53 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14870 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2017 - 07:29 AM

If you are playing more tonight please inbox me about your experience. If that’s fixed at least I will then get the game next week. Something is telling me that the pressure will keep the micro transactions out as Disney forced them to take it out to begin with lol

Lag is definitely fixed, I had maybe one small stutter all night tonight. Servers still crash but it's much rarer now, as I had just one out of multiple games. Other than that, only complaint I have is shitty teams. :lol:



#54 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4457 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2017 - 07:56 AM

Target has changed a few policies since the last one of these sales. You can no longer buy Target credit cards with Target credit cards, but worse yet, they're removed the ability to buy PSN/Xbox/iTunes/Nintendo etc gift cards with Target Cards online and in-store. The computer flat out rejects the payment method. In the past I would buy Target credit at 10 percent off and then buy PSN credit for the year with the 300 dollars in Target credit that I had bought for 270. That's no longer possible.

I was able to use a gift card to buy the card in store earlier this year, just not online.

I was planning on buying PSN and eShop cards.

#55 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4457 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2017 - 04:53 PM

If it's truly been changed and you can no longer buy PSN/XBOX/eShop cards with the gift cards.. please post it in the thread so people know.
Sadly, we won't know till Monday though due to the stipulations.



#56 GeorgeCostanza   Hangin Tough CAGiversary!   1500 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 09:16 PM

So buy gift cards on sunday for 10% off.  Use my 20% off coupon to apply to fortnite and use the gift cards to pay for it.  About the only way to get a damn deal on this game.



#57 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7901 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2017 - 09:36 PM

Does Target sell GameStop gift cards?

#58 litepink   it was love at first sight CAGiversary!   2960 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2017 - 12:17 AM

Does Target sell GameStop gift cards?


No. No to Best Buy too if anyone is thinking of it. They do sell eBay if that helps.

#59 Dragunz   I Like Pho. CAGiversary!   5252 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2017 - 05:39 AM

Where did you get the 20% off coupon?

I got a coupon in the mail for $10 giftcard with a purchase of $50 or more.

This was for spending $50 or more on your Black Friday purchase. The purchase had to be made on Friday and I believe it had to be in-store. The coupon however, can be used in store and online.



#60 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7901 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2017 - 06:09 AM

This was for spending $50 or more on your Black Friday purchase. The purchase had to be made on Friday and I believe it had to be in-store. The coupon however, can be used in store and online.


This is correct. I've been patiently waiting to use mine.