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#151 Umyhoneycomb  

Umyhoneycomb

Posted 11 November 2018 - 12:20 AM

I had one hell of a time using mine. After confirming the $5 value, I wanted to use it toward a Kingdom Hearts III preorder. The cashier tried unsuccessfully for a couple minutes to use the certificate, then called a manager over, who after another few minutes noticed that it wasn't working because it's only supposed to be used for *in-stock* items, which a preorder is obviously not.

There wasn't much else I wanted to buy, so I decided to get a $10 PSN card... which was the only denomination that was out of stock. The manager and I looked all over the store and didn't see a single one.

I settled for a $20 card and was ready to check out.. but I wasn't getting my GCU discount. The manager mentioned GCU being finicky on preorders, and had to take another minute to manually adjust the price. Altogether it took at least fifteen minutes, probably more.

...And now I'm concerned about whether I'll get the $10 reward for preordering the game, since I had to jump through so many hoops to get it.


GCU comes off on pre-orders when you go pick it up, not before.

#152 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   3181 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

keyblader1985

Posted 11 November 2018 - 12:44 AM

That's apparently not something the manager could have told me.

#153 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1108 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 11 November 2018 - 12:47 AM

I have a 8tb external hdd connected to my PS4 Slim. I went with a 3.5 inch WD Desktop (ac power) and paid roughly $140 last year after Black Friday.


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Right now I have a WD 3tb My Passport external HDD connected to my PS4. I'm going to transfer the games from the 500gb internal HDD to the external drive to free up space. I wouldn't mind having a 2tb internal HDD to make I don't run out of storage any time soon. I'm definitely going to look into a larger capacity external HDD like the one you have now.



#154 spicoli420   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   869 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 01:36 AM

used my $5 towards ps4 gold headset!



#155 mike568   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   411 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 04:10 AM

Right now I have a WD 3tb My Passport external HDD connected to my PS4. I'm going to transfer the games from the 500gb internal HDD to the external drive to free up space. I wouldn't mind having a 2tb internal HDD to make I don't run out of storage any time soon. I'm definitely going to look into a larger capacity external HDD like the one you have now.

I got my first PS4 last Black Friday and the slims were at 1tb then. I had kinda got burned out on gaming and switched to movies. I also have a 8tb external hdd connected to my router as a media server.


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#156 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14305 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 04:15 AM

GCU comes off on pre-orders when you go pick it up, not before.

Online it comes off immediately and places a holding charge for the discounted amount. If it's different in-store, would have been wiser to just get the PSN card and then pre-order online IMO.



#157 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   3181 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

keyblader1985

Posted 11 November 2018 - 05:35 AM

The point of preordering in store was to use the $5 certificate, since it can't be used online. After going through all that trouble to find something else to use the certificate on, there was no reason not to go through with it anyway, especially since the store is very close to my home.

#158 the Gooseler   Damon Baird CAGiversary!   819 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

the Gooseler

Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:31 AM

I would wait to use your certificates until it's almost time for them to expire. Last time they gave these out I forgot i had it and got a reminder email, but the number was different from the first one and ended up getting $10. I think it helped to several people here.

#159 stryker   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   495 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:43 AM

I would wait to use your certificates until it's almost time for them to expire. Last time they gave these out I forgot i had it and got a reminder email, but the number was different from the first one and ended up getting $10. I think it helped to several people here.

Thanks!  I totally forgot about that.:)



#160 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14305 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:54 AM

The point of preordering in store was to use the $5 certificate, since it can't be used online. After going through all that trouble to find something else to use the certificate on, there was no reason not to go through with it anyway, especially since the store is very close to my home.

I'm confused. If you tried to use the cert on a game, it won't stack with GCU as a known issue. If you were using the cert on the PSN credit then why couldn't you pre-order the game online later; the cert would have been used?



#161 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   3181 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

keyblader1985

Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:03 AM

I'm confused. If you tried to use the cert on a game, it won't stack with GCU as a known issue.

I haven't heard anything about that.

If you were using the cert on the PSN credit then why couldn't you pre-order the game online later; the cert would have been used?

I just explained why I got the preorder anyway, and that the certificate doesn't work online.

#162 element676   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   259 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

element676

Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:28 AM

So when does this coupon expire?

#163 Umyhoneycomb  

Umyhoneycomb

Posted 11 November 2018 - 03:08 PM

Stick of truth for 9 bucks... don’t mind if I do

#164 menewbe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   701 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 04:14 PM

So when does this coupon expire?

Email says good from 11/7 - 11/16

#165 adonfraz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   365 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 05:09 PM

So when does this coupon expire?

"If the value of the Mystery Rewards certificate is $5-$500, you may redeem it immediately through 11/16/18 at participating stores (not valid online)."

 

 

If you get one valued at $5K it doesn't say you have to call them.



#166 Zeldafanatic15   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1563 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Zeldafanatic15

Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:18 PM

Anyway to know how much it is before using? My wife's ends in 42.

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#167 Mop_it_up   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   27 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Mop_it_up

Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:43 PM

I received one last year, but I don't seem to have gotten one this time.



#168 Zeldafanatic15   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1563 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Zeldafanatic15

Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:46 PM

Sorry, wife was looking at wrong code, it was 877, $5. Still always nice to get free money.

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#169 crax   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   115 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:50 PM

Used mine, $5 as always.  I joked about this with the cashier, who rather coldly noted she had worked at BB for many years and never seen anything other than $5. 



#170 Blaster man  

Blaster man

Posted 11 November 2018 - 09:44 PM

I'm confused. If you tried to use the cert on a game, it won't stack with GCU as a known issue. If you were using the cert on the PSN credit then why couldn't you pre-order the game online later; the cert would have been used?


I was able to stack it with GCU.

#171 Zeldafanatic15   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1563 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Zeldafanatic15

Posted 11 November 2018 - 10:06 PM

I was able to stack it with GCU.

Me too, stacked with GCU. Got Minecraft for Switch for ~$20.

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#172 SPORK94  

Posted 11 November 2018 - 10:16 PM

>Elite Plus

>No email

 

Cool! :bouncy:



#173 Lord Hamm   Give me a Dollar! CAGiversary!   1092 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Lord Hamm

Posted 11 November 2018 - 10:57 PM

Im not really sure who is luckier, those that HAVE to go to Best Buy and find some garbage to spend 5 bucks on or those that can keep blissfully unaware that Best Buy still exists



#174 aldoussnow   The Doctor CAGiversary!   161 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

aldoussnow

Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:09 AM

>Elite Plus

>No email

 

Cool! :bouncy:

Yeah I didn't get one either and I have every year since I can remember. Another reminder why I never go to BB anymore less I have to.



#175 bsc11  

Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:58 AM

Last three numbers on mine are 587, but there is a 7 outside of the barcode too. Is this a fiver?

#176 mike568   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   411 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2018 - 03:22 AM

Last three numbers on mine are 587, but there is a 7 outside of the barcode too. Is this a fiver?

Yes it’s $5


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#177 sasukekun   Cat-Like Typing Detected CAGiversary!   6741 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2018 - 03:07 PM

For some reason, the employee couldn't get it to work with a $10 Nintendo eShop card.



#178 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14305 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2018 - 04:25 PM

Me too, stacked with GCU. Got Minecraft for Switch for ~$20.

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I was able to stack it with GCU.

Maybe they fixed it then because multiple people complained it wasn't stacking before.



#179 mrclutch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4262 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2018 - 06:13 PM

Got xbox money with my $5. My store had the pack with 3 $15 card and 1 $5 card for $45 so with the card $40 out of pocket for $50 credit. Not horrible I guess.

#180 7String   Adam Howard CAGiversary!   290 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 November 2018 - 10:41 PM

Weird
I was elite for so long, GCU since day 1-2019 and I NEVER EVER get these free certificate or promo coupons

Ever
BBY is so racist