Even with the potential $50 discount, $50 gift card, and free game I feel like the Xbox One X isn't worth trading in an X1S + $300. But I still feel like im missing out if I don't do it.
I think for average folks, yes I'd agree. But who among us CAGs pays that $300 cash out of pocket? You can do the same with $150 (or less) with minimal effort with flips and trade promos going on all the time (including this very moment). I turned $135 cash into $75 GS credit and $225 BB credit and will end up with another $30-$40 in reward certs just in a couple of hours this weekend. That's not to brag, just to reinforce that you don't have to pay face value at these stores for your items if you know how.
Would that deal be worth it for $150 out of pocket, plus any certs back after trading and buying it? It would to me if I didn't already have an X.