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Best Buy Rewards Certificates - Can't use on gift cards?


#1 shanafan_cag   XBL / PSN / NNID: shanafan CAGiversary!   467 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 01:53 PM

I tried in-store, and online to see for myself, and got the same response that I can't use Rewards Certificates on gift cards anymore (Gift cards like Steam, Blizzard, etc)

 

I remember in the past, if you had $20 in Rewards, you had to spend over the $20 for it to work. I tried that online, but got the same error.

 

Is there any workaround??

 

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#2 srocky26  

Posted 31 May 2019 - 04:19 PM

They stopped allowing gift card purchasing awhile ago.

#3 elessar123  

Posted 31 May 2019 - 04:47 PM

Yea, it's been a couple years, I think.



#4 Titan X   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   69 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2019 - 06:13 AM

I tried in-store, and online to see for myself, and got the same response that I can't use Rewards Certificates on gift cards anymore (Gift cards like Steam, Blizzard, etc)

 

I remember in the past, if you had $20 in Rewards, you had to spend over the $20 for it to work. I tried that online, but got the same error.

 

Is there any workaround??

 

If you have Gamers Club Unlocked, offer someone 20% off new release games.  Buy a $60 game ($48 w/GCU discount) using your certs and then sell to the buyer.  The buyer gets $12 off and you convert your certs into cash.  I've done this a few times.  In the event I don't know anybody that would take up my offer, I would post on craigslist.  Who ever responded would meet up with me at a Best Buy store to buy a game of his/her choice.



#5 shanafan_cag   XBL / PSN / NNID: shanafan CAGiversary!   467 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 02:18 AM

If you have Gamers Club Unlocked, offer someone 20% off new release games.  Buy a $60 game ($48 w/GCU discount) using your certs and then sell to the buyer.  The buyer gets $12 off and you convert your certs into cash.  I've done this a few times.  In the event I don't know anybody that would take up my offer, I would post on craigslist.  Who ever responded would meet up with me at a Best Buy store to buy a game of his/her choice.

Interesting idea, thanks!



#6 Titan X   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   69 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2019 - 06:10 PM

Interesting idea, thanks!

No problem.  According to "Touch3" If there's a digital version of the gift card, you may be able to use the certs.  For example, certs can't be used on a physical version Xbox Live card, but may be able to use it on the digital version.  Let me know if it works for you, I'm curious.