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Target Clearance Thread XXIV


#3571 Mangydogg  

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Posted 16 October 2021 - 08:17 PM

Pikmin 3 Deluxe will be $29.99 in the Target App tomorrow. 



#3572 DavidD   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   267 Posts   Joined 18.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2021 - 06:07 AM

Pikmin 3 Deluxe will be $29.99 in the Target App tomorrow. 

I wonder what time...

 

I have three sets of nephews/nieces who would love this.  I wonder if I'd be able to get multiple for Christmas presents.



#3573 Shad0WeN  

Shad0WeN

Posted 17 October 2021 - 06:26 AM

Pikmin 3 Deluxe will be $29.99 in the Target App tomorrow. 

Nice! They had it for $29.99 a few months ago too but this is great for anyone who may have missed that.



#3574 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7177 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 October 2021 - 07:08 AM

Pikmin 3 is live at $29.99

https://www.target.c...ch/-/A-80898569

#3575 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1597 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 October 2021 - 01:51 PM

Pikmin 3 is live at $29.99

https://www.target.c...ch/-/A-80898569


Amazon price matched, fwiw.

#3576 Kaiser499   Gaming Guru CAGiversary!   4432 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2021 - 01:53 PM

I wonder why Gamestop stopped their DOTD.



#3577 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   676 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

topchief1

Posted 17 October 2021 - 01:56 PM

They realized they made more money ripping people off then offering them minimal savings.  



#3578 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7177 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 October 2021 - 02:18 PM

I wonder why Gamestop stopped their DOTD.

That was always their intention. They stopped the used discount for pro members but replaced it with $5 coupons and daily deals. But the point was to make previous pro members feel as if they gained something, before slowly removing it before people got used to it.

Don't be surprised when the $5 rewards changes to be every 6 months (or similar) to nothing at all. And just like when they removed the 10% used discount, they'll say you're getting a better deal, when you're getting a worst one.


Let's look back at previous incentives GameStop had.

- 10% off used games with pro
- Online rewards certificates that worked
- Dollar amount off used rewards certificates
- More points given for trades and buying
- Physical / emailed coupons for 20% off select games by console (this is a real throwback that they used to do during the PSP era). Physical coupons in general.
- B2G1 free coupon for renewing / getting pro
- $50 in exclusive offers each month (these varied per month)
- And the best of them all, removing Elite Pro (which had 30 points per dollar spent, 20% off used games and 20% trade in bonus)

#3579 mikeshinobi  

mikeshinobi

Posted 17 October 2021 - 02:48 PM

There's a new Target Circle offer for 25% off one toy or kids' book, and I also got a separate "just for you" offer for a $5 gift card with a $25 purchase of toys or kids' books. Finally a personalized offer for something that isn't cat food or makeup or something, I think I might cry :')



#3580 skrockij89  

Posted 17 October 2021 - 03:06 PM

Glad they’re still offering the military/veteran discounts and price matching. Won’t be surprised if they scrap one or both in the future.

#3581 izembo  

Posted 17 October 2021 - 03:16 PM

Don't be surprised when the $5 rewards changes to be every 6 months (or similar) to nothing at all. And just like when they removed the 10% used discount, they'll say you're getting a better deal, when you're getting a worst one.

It won't change to every 6 months lmao.  The objective was to drive repeat traffic to the store of the profitable nature.  Yes, the new program is worse for people who come in and buy tons of preowned every week.  But the average pro member spends under $400 a year total on everything.  So they weren't even saving $5 a month with the 10% off preowned.  The new program is $5 off, period.  Works on digital and new which the old one didn't.  You had to buy $600 in preowned in a year under the old program which most people didn't. 

 

That's why the change was made, it's to drive traffic.  The old program was losing too much money for the large spenders, doubly so for elite pro and doing nothing to increase profit by bringing people back in.  Does the $5 mean it's the best path?  No, it doesn't, but that's why they changed it.



#3582 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7177 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 October 2021 - 03:20 PM

It won't change to every 6 months lmao.  The objective was to drive repeat traffic to the store of the profitable nature.  Yes, the new program is worse for people who come in and buy tons of preowned every week.  But the average pro member spends under $400 a year total on everything.  So they weren't even saving $5 a month with the 10% off preowned.  The new program is $5 off, period.  Works on digital and new which the old one didn't.  You had to buy $600 in preowned in a year under the old program which most people didn't. 

 

That's why the change was made, it's to drive traffic.  The old program was losing too much money for the large spenders, doubly so for elite pro and doing nothing to increase profit by bringing people back in.  Does the $5 mean it's the best path?  No, it doesn't, but that's why they changed it.

I didn't say it didn't drive traffic. I simply said Gamestop is known for slowly removing programs for worst options. That $5 monthly coupon might drive for more customers, but it isn't really better for customers by and large compared to Elite Pro or their other programs that was common place before.

 

But they are business, they want to maximize profits and drive traffic. Having percent off, daily deals and more rewards wasn't going to be a long term plan as they rather you save a little vs a lot, and still come into the store at the same rate.

 

EDIT: Also, let's not be pedantic here and assume those other discount programs was only good for those that bought a lot. That $5 coupon is nice but it isn't better for people even if they bought 1 game. With Elite Pro, you saved 20% per game. At $55 for a used game (that is newly released), you would save $11 on that game. Much better than a $5 coupon you can only use once a month. Gamestop knows what they are doing but let's not make it seem like you have to buy a bunch of games in order to get more savings on these prior programs and incentives.



#3583 izembo  

Posted 17 October 2021 - 03:24 PM

The engagement rates on the $50 in monthly offers was below single digits which is why it was discontinued.  The daily deals were repeating a lot often recently as there just weren't many vendors making partnership deals,  can't do much when both sides aren't contributing. 

 

The more points point is still the same?  so that hasn't gone away at all.  The online site/coupons issue is definitely a thing, yes.  However that whole website needs shut down and rebuilt from the ground up instead of slapping overlay after overlay on the same backend which will never happen so just avoid at all costs. 

 

I definitely miss the coupons they used to print inside the physical magazines and have weekly though, but thats been over 10 years now.



#3584 RPGamer246   I Game You Game We Game CAGiversary!   1326 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2021 - 03:52 PM

If anyone preordered rainbow six extraction during one of the b2g1 sales they had the last few months it looks like they canceled them citing that you failed to approve the delay but they never sent a delay email

#3585 GamerSavage   Steppin Wolf CAGiversary!   1814 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 17 October 2021 - 05:35 PM

Sorry if this is a little OT. How exactly do pre-orders work when using the RedCard? In my case, I have the debit RedCard. I had wanted to pre-order the Xbox Series 20th Anniversary Controller when it was available. Lost out because I couldn’t remember if they place a pre-authorization for the total or if they don’t charge until the order is being shipped.

#3586 Chronis   Enjoys mediocre games that you hate CAGiversary!   3095 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2021 - 05:47 PM

Stopped in at an out of town Target to see if there were any new drops and had a good laugh..Still at $30!

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Someone is in my local Target, I see.

#3587 Twilightsparkle  

Twilightsparkle

Posted 17 October 2021 - 05:49 PM

Sorry if this is a little OT. How exactly do pre-orders work when using the RedCard? In my case, I have the debit RedCard. I had wanted to pre-order the Xbox Series 20th Anniversary Controller when it was available. Lost out because I couldn’t remember if they place a pre-authorization for the total or if they don’t charge until the order is being shipped.

They continually preauthorize.  I think they do it every week.  



#3588 GamerSavage   Steppin Wolf CAGiversary!   1814 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 17 October 2021 - 06:17 PM

They continually preauthorize.  I think they do it every week.

Oof, makes me glad I didn’t pre-order the controller. Thanks for the info!

#3589 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   676 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

topchief1

Posted 17 October 2021 - 09:55 PM

I'm just waiting for gamestop to reduce the prices on thier expensive preowned games by $5 down to $50, that was heavily insinuated by the employees when it changed. That should be going into effect any day now



#3590 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1888 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Retroxcellence

Posted 17 October 2021 - 10:09 PM

I'm just waiting for gamestop to reduce the prices on thier expensive preowned games f but $5 down to $50, that was heavily insinuated by the employees when it changed. That should be going into effect any day now


I heard that sales pitch too. I didn't believe it then and I can see now that was the correct belief. I still have pro to get the trade in bonus and in my state , items purchased with trade credit don't incur sales tax. It's how I buy my consoles. The only challenge is that I need make the purchase in store

#3591 Gameboy415   16-bits of awesome CAGiversary!   3556 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 October 2021 - 12:31 AM

Sorry if this is a little OT. How exactly do pre-orders work when using the RedCard? In my case, I have the debit RedCard. I had wanted to pre-order the Xbox Series 20th Anniversary Controller when it was available. Lost out because I couldn’t remember if they place a pre-authorization for the total or if they don’t charge until the order is being shipped.

They continually preauthorize.  I think they do it every week.  

I've pre-ordered several different games & collectibles with my RedCard Debit Card over the last few years and wasn't charged until each item's respective ship date.

Maybe the RedCard Credit Card gets preauthorized when you place an order (I know non-Target branded credit cards do) but I've never had it happen with the Debit Card.



#3592 GamerSavage   Steppin Wolf CAGiversary!   1814 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 06:57 AM

I've pre-ordered several different games & collectibles with my RedCard Debit Card over the last few years and wasn't charged until each item's respective ship date.
Maybe the RedCard Credit Card gets preauthorized when you place an order (I know non-Target branded credit cards do) but I've never had it happen with the Debit Card.

Well, that's good to know. A little bit bummed I missed out on the controller because I wasn't sure. It's all good though, thanks for the info!

#3593 Sonic9jct   Wubba lubba dub dub CAGiversary!   402 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 06:07 PM

Even once the red card gets run, it often takes a few days to process, so you've got a moment to sort any money out if you need to

#3594 Darby27   Licensed to Dill CAGiversary!   13734 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 October 2021 - 04:14 AM

Article Detail Page (target.com)

 

I wonder if the holiday price guarantee applies to clearance?



#3595 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   3411 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

Mattiful-Joe

Posted 19 October 2021 - 01:34 PM

Article Detail Page (target.com)

I wonder if the holiday price guarantee applies to clearance?


Clearance prices are not universal so the answer is (probably) no, it doesn't apply.

#3596 Shad0WeN  

Shad0WeN

Posted 19 October 2021 - 06:10 PM

Article Detail Page (target.com)

 

I wonder if the holiday price guarantee applies to clearance?

Doubt it. I would imagine clearance items would be excluded as they are in their general price match policy:

 

https://help.target....5d000000LBBnAAO



#3597 GamerSavage   Steppin Wolf CAGiversary!   1814 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 19 October 2021 - 06:43 PM

Even once the red card gets run, it often takes a few days to process, so you've got a moment to sort any money out if you need to

Good to know, thanks!

#3598 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7177 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 October 2021 - 07:35 PM

Some new clearances for Target. As usual, nothing much to see but might find something.

 

 

$9.99 Rage 2 - Xbox One

$19.99 Outriders: Day One Edition - PlayStation 5

$32.99 PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch - Animal Crossing K.K. Slider

 

 

$149.99 Apple TV 4K - 64gb

 

 

$34.50 Folding Portable Wood Burning Fire Pit - Bond

$55.49 Sierra Designs Deer Ridge 6 Person Dome Tent - Red

$79.99 Sierra Designs Aspen Meadow 8 Person Dome Tent - Blue

 

 

$8.39 The Crew Card Game

$17.99 Horrified Board Game

$28.49 Betrayal at House on the Hill Board Game

 

 

$31.99 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 75307 Building Kit



#3599 KrayzieKMF   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4559 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2021 - 08:39 PM

Some new clearances for Target. As usual, nothing much to see but might find something.

 

 

$8.39 The Crew Card Game

$17.99 Horrified Board Game

$28.49 Betrayal at House on the Hill Board Game

 

 

 

The boardgames are just on sale. Horrified also has a new edition out with American monsters. There are a lot of decent boardgames on sale for 20% off online that stack with the 25% off one toy coupon.



#3600 Kotor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   51 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 October 2021 - 08:43 PM

Target never has jack shit on sale.