Not sure it will lead to anything, but completed a survey this morning for GS on reward site. It asked about the PUR Program and features for it. But one weird question that popped up was asking if you would still sign up if they removed the Game Informer subscription. Which had me thinking, is GS losing money on Game Informer and looking to shut it down?
I mean, it wouldn't kill the PUR program for me if they got rid of it. It's nice to get that in the mail each month, but it is so old news by the time you get it when compared to their website. Especially this last issue, where 3/4 of the issue was nothing but games from E3 and 7-8 pages for actual game reviews. Kinda ridiculous they just threw a quote of the Crash Team Racing review on a crowded half page, when it was one of June's big releases.
Sounds like those stores didn't want to bother searching for them. If the TIV shows up online, they are in the system for the store to find.
Interesting topic to bring up. I remember when I started PUR, I wanted the magazine mailed to me to get the most value out of my membership. Every single one went in the trash, and I never opened one of them. I later started getting them emailed, and every one of them goes to spam before I read them, and we’ll... I never notice.
We live in a different age. By the time a magazine gets written up, mass printed, then mailed, we all learned the information weeks ago. We live in a different age now where news about games is provided immediately.
If they can cut costs on the membership by saving money on printing and shipping those magazines (and unfortunately paying th staff who write them)... well, that benefits the customer.
A $5 monthly cert that expires every month in replacement of 10% off does not benefit the customer.