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New Monthly $5 Dollar Cert for Power Up Rewards Pro


#1 Fatbot3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3628 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2019 - 09:40 PM

Please delete if this is irrelevant but I was at GameStop today picking up my Pokemon Switch Lite and learned a $15 Power Up membership now comes with a monthly 5 dollar cert that works on anything in the store. The cert expires monthly and while the manager in the store said it was live ( I got a 5 dollar cert for signing up immediately) I saw on the site it doesn't start until Jan 2020. $60 for $15 seems like a desent deal though with just a few limitations. Here's the details for those interested.

 

https://www.gamestop...poweruprewards/

 

 



#2 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   11163 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 09:45 PM

Interesting.  It looks like enrolling with a digital subscription to GameInformer would knock $5 off the yearly cost.



#3 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21175 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2019 - 10:06 PM

Interesting.  It looks like enrolling with a digital subscription to GameInformer would knock $5 off the yearly cost.

It'll only knock $5 off the cost because the new cost for physical is going to be $19.99

 

I was talking about this with a GS staff earlier today.

 

The $5 a month though is the real benefit. Hot damn!



#4 Darkstar00  

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 10:34 PM

They informed me of the same thing too. He said something about if you renew it before Spring 2020, you can double dip and they'll give the 5 dollar cert on your receipt and still receive that month's 5 dollar cert if I got that correctly. I was good til Feburary but I guess I'll reup when I go pick up Pokemon next week

#5 Katsumi   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1601 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2019 - 10:37 PM

It’s worth noting that the 10% preowned discount is going away with this new program. I’m not sure why it still shows on the info page, but everywhere else I’ve read that the discount is being dropped.

#6 Retroxcellence   Billy "Big Bang" Blitz CAGiversary!   1734 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 10:41 PM

It’s worth noting that the 10% preowned discount is going away with this new program. I’m not sure why it still shows on the info page, but everywhere else I’ve read that the discount is being dropped.

I was told that the 10% goes away this spring. I guess this will overlap for a little bit

#7 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21175 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 November 2019 - 10:48 PM

It’s worth noting that the 10% preowned discount is going away with this new program. I’m not sure why it still shows on the info page, but everywhere else I’ve read that the discount is being dropped.

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#8 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   3121 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 12:25 AM

Was in a Gamestop today, from what the clerk told me:

January 2020 the 10% discount is gone. 

 

But he said they already have been told they are having a new price adjustment in January which may mean that all members get the 10% off used and not just Pro. (or gone completely) January is also when the $5 monthly certs start.

 

The $5 cert is in store only, can't be used online. But he said order online for store pickup.. return/rebuy with the code.

The $5 code you get for signing up does not work on sale items, I tried.

Compare the website

https://www.gamestop...poweruprewards/

To the details in the flyer, Used discount gone. (Clerk said they just got the flyers)

Spoiler

 

 



#9 LonelyBacteria  

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 12:42 AM

This had been a thing here for probably half a year at least. I've been forgetting to use it though -_-

#10 mitch079   Mumm-Ra shares with no one! CAGiversary!   12833 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2019 - 02:46 AM

I take it the cert expires each month and doesn't carry over?



#11 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21175 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2019 - 03:18 AM

This had been a thing here for probably half a year at least. I've been forgetting to use it though -_-

No it hasn't?

 

Unless that's something from Elite, since I wasn't part of the Elite phase, as I stopped buying from GS for a couple years.

 

But just signed up for new membership a few months back, and I can tell you it's not something that is typical as far as the $5 certs are concerned.

 

The only other thing I can think of is that you have your points on auto-issue $5 a month, which is a separate issue. When I renewed my membership, they failed to tell me about that until after that first month, and apparently they just have that specific setting auto-chosen for you when you get a Pro membership, but don't tell you that you need to turn it off. If that's the case, you may want to check your point history to make sure that hasn't been happening to you...assuming this isn't an Elite thing I'm not aware of.



#12 mitch079   Mumm-Ra shares with no one! CAGiversary!   12833 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2019 - 03:24 AM

No it hasn't?

 

Unless that's something from Elite, since I wasn't part of the Elite phase, as I stopped buying from GS for a couple years.

 

But just signed up for new membership a few months back, and I can tell you it's not something that is typical as far as the $5 certs are concerned.

 

The only other thing I can think of is that you have your points on auto-issue $5 a month, which is a separate issue. When I renewed my membership, they failed to tell me about that until after that first month, and apparently they just have that specific setting auto-chosen for you when you get a Pro membership, but don't tell you that you need to turn it off. If that's the case, you may want to check your point history to make sure that hasn't been happening to you...assuming this isn't an Elite thing I'm not aware of.

It's been in test markets up until now.



#13 Squarehard   Nyaa~ CAGiversary!   21175 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 November 2019 - 03:26 AM

It's been in test markets up until now.

Ah, well that makes sense then.



#14 Omni98   Banned Banned   23 Posts   Joined 0.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 05:57 AM

No it hasn't?
 
Unless that's something from Elite, since I wasn't part of the Elite phase, as I stopped buying from GS for a couple years.
 
But just signed up for new membership a few months back, and I can tell you it's not something that is typical as far as the $5 certs are concerned.
 
The only other thing I can think of is that you have your points on auto-issue $5 a month, which is a separate issue. When I renewed my membership, they failed to tell me about that until after that first month, and apparently they just have that specific setting auto-chosen for you when you get a Pro membership, but don't tell you that you need to turn it off. If that's the case, you may want to check your point history to make sure that hasn't been happening to you...assuming this isn't an Elite thing I'm not aware of.


Test markets

#15 chazman14   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   56 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 10:01 AM

I got this a couple weeks ago at my store. Tried to use the $5 on a $5 GS gift card in store, but it wouldn't take. Gotta find something by the 31st to use mine on.



#16 spug21   professor cheap cheap CAGiversary!   284 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2019 - 12:37 PM

Prices for used are not going to drop to match the previous pur discount. Test markets are saying to expect 5-7 percent drop.
I'm thinking hot new pre owned games 52.99 or so

#17 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   3606 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 03:05 PM

Prices for used are not going to drop to match the previous pur discount.


That's exactly what I was thinking. If people just trust them to drop prices to match the discount that they just got rid of, then they're pretty naive.

#18 EvilSena  

Posted 29 December 2019 - 03:34 PM

So if it true that the $5 cert. can be use be on anything, then most likely going to use it either toys or clothes that are cheap. Hopefully, there won't be a restriction on these cert like only can be use over product of $15 or more



#19 theflicker   Hurm. CAGiversary!   1813 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 03:52 PM

Does anyone know where I can view this credit? I find their website extremely confusing.

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#20 Skititlez   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   90 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 03:58 PM

Can you put the credit on a preorder prior to it coming out or does it have to be something you're actually buying that day?

#21 Baby Yoda  

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 04:12 PM

Can you put the credit on a preorder prior to it coming out or does it have to be something you're actually buying that day?

Trade credit yes, PUR certs no (from my past experience).



#22 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7897 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2019 - 05:16 PM

I was going to wait until January 1st to re-up on my Pro, but I will do it on December 31st just to see if this happens.  To be honest, other than flipping games, I don't do a lot of transactions at GameStop anymore.  But maybe this will get me into the store at least once a month.



#23 TimPV3   I don't play games, I play GameStop CAGiversary!   3030 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2019 - 05:27 PM

So if it true that the $5 cert. Can be use be on anything, then most likely going to use it either toys or cloth that are cheap. Hopefully, there won't be a restriction on these cert like only can be use over product of $15 or more

Can't be used on pre-owned, which kills any ambition I had of picking up cheap last-gen games for my collection.



#24 Skititlez   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   90 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 05:28 PM

Trade credit yes, PUR certs no (from my past experience).


Figured as much. So I'd have to use that month's gift card towards a preorder coming out that month upon pickup.

Curious since Tokyo Mirage Sessions is coming out and will be my next new release.

#25 Baby Yoda  

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 05:30 PM

Can't be used on pre-owned, which kills any ambition I had of picking up cheap last-gen games for my collection.

* Rewards Certificates not eligible for use on pre-owned games and accessories until program launches in Spring 2020.

 

https://www.gamestop...poweruprewards/



#26 Baby Yoda  

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 05:33 PM

Figured as much. So I'd have to use that month's gift card towards a preorder coming out that month upon pickup.

Curious since Tokyo Mirage Sessions is coming out and will be my next new release.

They are not giving you a gift card, they are depositing a $5 Monthly Reward Certificate into your account. Which won't work on pre orders.

 

https://www.gamestop...poweruprewards/



#27 Skititlez   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   90 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 05:53 PM

They are not giving you a gift card, they are depositing a $5 Monthly Reward Certificate into your account. Which won't work on pre orders.

https://www.gamestop...poweruprewards/



So I'm better off not preordering and going to pick up new releases day one and using it that way?

#28 MaximusDM   What is a man!? CAGiversary!   454 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 December 2019 - 05:57 PM

And what happens to elite pro members? $10 certificate?



#29 ritchardf  

Posted 29 December 2019 - 05:58 PM

And what happens to elite pro members? $10 certificate?

:rofl:



#30 Jhingles  

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 07:07 PM

So I'm better off not preordering and going to pick up new releases day one and using it that way?


You're better off not going to GS at all and picking them up $10 off at walmart lol