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25% off one game with gcu expiring - Best Buy


#1 MrRidickulous   Deal skeptic! CAGiversary!   1410 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 07:09 PM

I assume other gcu accounts that have expired or will have seen this. I just wanted to share in case someone is ending soon like mine and you might hold off on buying something till you get it.

FYI it would let me stack the coupon with yet to expire gcu discount. (Failed on preorder though)

#2 MrRidickulous   Deal skeptic! CAGiversary!   1410 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 07:10 PM

Forgot this. 02779C63-4010-4A72-957A-C3284183BDBF.jpeg

#3 srocky26  

Posted 22 October 2018 - 07:18 PM

This is brought up every couple of weeks.

https://www.cheapass...best-buy/page-1

#4 kennyjr74   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   19 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 08:26 PM

Unfortunately my gcu doesn't expire til April 2020

#5 dualrec  

Posted 22 October 2018 - 08:28 PM

Unfortunately my gcu doesn't expire til April 2020

Unfortunately.... Ha  8-[



#6 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   735 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2018 - 08:45 PM

Unfortunately my gcu doesn't expire til April 2020


Same for me. That said, I'm anticipating they'll just yank the benefits at some point before that.

#7 mike568   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   338 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 October 2018 - 09:25 PM

Same for me. That said, I'm anticipating they'll just yank the benefits at some point before that.

I could see them pulling GCU from in January or February (new fiscal year) and mailing everyone a check for how long they had left.


With that said my GCU expires on Oct 30th and I still haven’t received my 25% off a video game coupon code. When should I receive it. I plan on using it on Super Smash Bros.

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#8 kennyjr74   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   19 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 11:12 PM

It's pretty dumb you can't use it towards RDR2

#9 Sindur   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   319 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2018 - 02:09 AM

It's pretty dumb you can't use it towards RDR2

what?! how stupid lol



#10 pagongster55   First on the Worst Dads List CAGiversary!   261 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 02:13 AM

My GCU is supposed to expire at the end of this month but I haven't seen this coupon pop up yet.  When in relation to your end date do they send this out to you?



#11 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1726 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 03:23 AM

I could see them pulling GCU from in January or February (new fiscal year) and mailing everyone a check for how long they had left.


With that said my GCU expires on Oct 30th and I still haven’t received my 25% off a video game coupon code. When should I receive it. I plan on using it on Super Smash Bros.

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If they did that, they wouldn't be mailing any checks.  They would probably just dole out points to people.  I've got a feeling though it is just easier to let people expire naturally and avoid any PR or other complications.  At least for the two years after the date they cancelled it, that covers everyone that bought it without stacking years.  I could see them cutting people off after that, because the number of people with more than one period is likely very low and can probably be handled on a case by case basis.



#12 mike568   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   338 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2018 - 04:14 AM

If they did that, they wouldn't be mailing any checks. They would probably just dole out points to people. I've got a feeling though it is just easier to let people expire naturally and avoid any PR or other complications. At least for the two years after the date they cancelled it, that covers everyone that bought it without stacking years. I could see them cutting people off after that, because the number of people with more than one period is likely very low and can probably be handled on a case by case basis.


The only reason I said a check is they could have it as part of a letter that said something along the lines if you cash/deposit the check you can’t sue, join a class class action lawsuit, or create a class action lawsuit.


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#13 mike568   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   338 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2018 - 04:15 AM

My GCU is supposed to expire at the end of this month but I haven't seen this coupon pop up yet. When in relation to your end date do they send this out to you?


Same here and still no coupon. I may call them later in the week.


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#14 fishface45   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   182 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2018 - 07:28 AM

Anyone willing to let me use there GCU? I want to pick up the deluxe edition of RDR2.

#15 Mando44646   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   169 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 11:10 AM

mine expires this month, but no email as of yet



#16 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1726 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 12:15 PM

The only reason I said a check is they could have it as part of a letter that said something along the lines if you cash/deposit the check you can’t sue, join a class class action lawsuit, or create a class action lawsuit.


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Well, you can sue but it technically wouldn't go anywhere due to the terms they laid out long ago.  But it would cost money to defend it and cause some bad PR, so they will do what they can to avoid that.  If they do end up drawing a line I think they would do it when the number of aggrieved parties is minimized.  People that bought in right before they cancelled it would have the strongest case and be the most numerous as it was being actively sold.  People that stacked up years and years would be much less.  So in April 2020, everyone that bought in regularly will expire and that would be a much better time to cancel and cash out people with stacked years.  Probably with points or maybe a gift card as compensation to ensure you spend that money at Best Buy.  I'm sure someone will try to sue though.



#17 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   735 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2018 - 01:05 PM

Anyone willing to let me use there GCU? I want to pick up the deluxe edition of RDR2.


Where GCU?

#18 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2764 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 01:28 PM

Anyone willing to let me use there GCU? I want to pick up the deluxe edition of RDR2.

lol



#19 Sigma   King of Strong Style CAGiversary!   3803 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2018 - 01:56 PM

This is cool. My GCU is expiring next month so I should get this soon I can get that sweet Best Buy discount one last time with an additional 5% off. Still going to primarily buy games at Gamestop now though since it is less than 5 minutes from my house. 



#20 chelosera91   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1134 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 03:02 PM

Nov 2020!

#21 MrRidickulous   Deal skeptic! CAGiversary!   1410 Posts   Joined 4.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 03:22 PM

It's pretty dumb you can't use it towards RDR2


Im sure you can after it releases. AssOdyssey new release gets taken down to $38 after tax. So when red dead releases I’m sure the gcu and coupon will work.

#22 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2100 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2018 - 03:57 PM

Im sure you can after it releases. AssOdyssey new release gets taken down to $38 after tax. So when red dead releases I’m sure the gcu and coupon will work.

The coupon specifically excludes RDR2. It's not just because it isn't out yet.

 

You aren't even guaranteed to get this coupon either.



#23 TheBigHouse   What Up Doe? CAGiversary!   596 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 04:16 PM

As a reminder/warning, if your GCU is expiring and you’re planning to lock in a bunch of preorders at GCU price - do not wait until the last few days. My GCU stopped working 2-3 days early online, and all customer service or the dudes running the forums would give me was a “sorry, nothing we can do”

#24 Raww   Special Agent CAGiversary!   414 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2018 - 04:31 PM

As a reminder/warning, if your GCU is expiring and you’re planning to lock in a bunch of preorders at GCU price - do not wait until the last few days. My GCU stopped working 2-3 days early online, and all customer service or the dudes running the forums would give me was a “sorry, nothing we can do”


I had better luck than you. I placed my last order Saturday night (with GCU supposed to be valid “through” the next day). And despite the discount showing up in my cart that morning, it was gone when I went to check out. So I placed the order and then used their chat. The rep was able to confirm my GCU was still showing as active, despite the discount not working. Eventually he credits me back the difference for the missing 20% (+tax).

So YMMV, but hopefully this helps someone else in the same boat. BTW, my 25% coupon arrived 5 days before my expiration date. But the odd thing is that the “Offer Valid” dates keep changing; when I just pulled it up, it now shows 10/23-4/23. So who knows when it will really be good for (my guess is the original date it was sent to me).

#25 TheBigHouse   What Up Doe? CAGiversary!   596 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 04:52 PM

I had better luck than you. I placed my last order Saturday night (with GCU supposed to be valid “through” the next day). And despite the discount showing up in my cart that morning, it was gone when I went to check out. So I placed the order and then used their chat. The rep was able to confirm my GCU was still showing as active, despite the discount not working. Eventually he credits me back the difference for the missing 20% (+tax).


That’s basically what they told me after the fact - if I had gone ahead and placed an order at full price, they could’ve helped me. But since it was after my expiration date, it was too late. Funny that they never mentioned that as an option when I first contacted them when my GCU should’ve still been active.

#26 DickDangus   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1028 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 05:19 PM

Used mine on the PC version of Fallout 76. GCU + 25% off + $10 certificate isn’t half bad for a game I am sure to hate.

#27 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2100 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 23 October 2018 - 05:27 PM

You also need to keep in mind what form of payment your are using. I only had one of my preorders come out before someone tried to use my card across town and now all the rest of the orders are going to go full price with a payment update.

 

Might be best to prepay with PayPal if you can swing it, especially if it is a far off release.



#28 Indiansfan008   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   352 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 08:57 PM

As a reminder/warning, if your GCU is expiring and you’re planning to lock in a bunch of preorders at GCU price - do not wait until the last few days. My GCU stopped working 2-3 days early online, and all customer service or the dudes running the forums would give me was a “sorry, nothing we can do”

Mine expires tomorrow. I placed an order without any issues today and GCU applied. Planning on just getting all of the items with the $10 rewards certificate.



#29 chrisbravo   CAG Supreme (w/Cheese) CAGiversary!   354 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2018 - 06:42 PM

Sorry to bring back this old topic but I just got the email for my expiring GCU and tried using the code on something but it says its already been used, I just got the code today and have not used it, is it maybe possible is not active yet or maybe a Best Buy mistake recycling old codes? anyway just wanted to check if anyone had run into the same issue



#30 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2992 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2018 - 06:44 PM

I have to wait until Nov 2019 to get one of these.