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Current Target buy 2 games get a $50 gift card promotion


#1 Freeze Time  

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 02:26 AM

Here is the current offer:

https://www.target.c...Free50giftcardw

 

Very limited games I know but gamestop has The division 2 for $11.99 for Xbox One and PS4

https://www.gamestop...2/10167228.html

 

Assassins Creed Odyssey $14.99 https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6260630

 

and Breakpoint for Xbox One and PS4 $19.99

 

https://www.gamestop...t/10176932.html

 

Now this is YMMV but I was able to PM those gamestop games and get the giftcard. The only problem was the first 2 reps over chat said no and the 3rd guy was willing to do it but after 30 min of going back and forth, I double checked with him 5 times that I would only be charged $31.98 plus tax and I would get the $50 gift card and he said yes just give me the order number and winded up only discounting me $35.10 and charging me $85.45. I told him right away and he typed that with my $50 gift card, it's like me only being charged $31.98 plus tax. Anyway, that went nowhere so I called up customer service and after 50 min and being disconnected, they took another $50.92 off so my total charged to my Target card is $34.54. I believe I get the gift card when the games ship out so I will update here if I do in fact get the card emailed to me but I am sure I will.

 

My 20% off code would not work with this offer. I ended up using it on a PSVR game.



#2 capndan   It's for your health! CAGiversary!   178 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2019 - 03:44 AM

I recall doing this in store last year, I assume this deal is too??

#3 stringycupps1  

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 03:51 AM

Cool story bro. Not worth the effort

#4 Super Strider TurbulenceEX   Son of the Old Gods CAGiversary!   767 Posts   Joined 2.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 03:51 AM

The selection is awful and like the op pointed out, you can grab these games much cheaper elsewhere.

#5 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:01 AM

Cool story bro. Not worth the effort

It would have been if the guy that was taking care of the PM did it right. It was a hassle sure but if the emailed gift card gets sent, it will be worth it.



#6 Stellar Inertia   Completionist CAGiversary!   4432 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:15 AM

Would you not be able to just pricematch in store and then the register automatically gives the $50 gift card? Or do pricematchs remove it automatically on the register?



#7 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:23 AM

Would you not be able to just pricematch in store and then the register automatically gives the $50 gift card? Or do pricematchs remove it automatically on the register?

Maybe, if they PM it at all. Like I stated, the first 2 reps I chatted with online wouldn't price match because of the promotion. For the 3rd rep, I first just PM The Division 2. He then said he could price match the game only if I didn't get another game. I told him that I would want another game too and had him PM Beakpoint and then the confusion began with him ending up telling me he would PM to $31.98 plus tax and I would still get the $50 gift card.  I have not tried in store and won't be able to.



#8 theghost4413   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   300 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:35 AM

The likelihood of this being done in store is basically non-existent. They have really cracked down on where they price match at in the store and are very mindful of things like this. One or two might get lucky, and it is the time of year where you may catch a newbie that'll do it, but I wouldn't expect this happens except in a rare exception.

#9 io   ... Super Moderators   24779 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:52 AM

I was at Target last night using my 20% off coupon and would have done this for Just Dance 2020 for my daughter since it's just $39.99.  Only two problems: they didn't have any, and I couldn't think of a second game to get.  Could have done two copies if they had them I guess.



#10 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 11 December 2019 - 05:28 AM

I did put YMMV and it wasn't easy for me to get done. Just thought I would post this in case anyone wanted to try it out.



#11 mojoaoe  

Posted 11 December 2019 - 06:49 AM

Worked for me in like 80% of stores. The best place to do it is in the hood imo. Most employees don’t give a Fuck or are seasonal. One guy let me get 8 copies of a game. Hell I could’ve gotten more if I wanted to, but I left em for others. Last store I was at I saw two older Hispanic women doing it. Figured it was out on SD or something so I stopped after that.

#12 toasterMekong  

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 07:22 AM

I was at Target last night using my 20% off coupon and would have done this for Just Dance 2020 for my daughter since it's just $39.99.  Only two problems: they didn't have any, and I couldn't think of a second game to get.  Could have done two copies if they had them I guess.

3 problems. it excludes switch games

 

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#13 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   3627 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 03:49 PM

But there are two Switch games..

#14 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 11 December 2019 - 05:36 PM

My games just shipped out and they sent me my $50 gift card. Target is awesome!

#15 LonelyBacteria  

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 06:53 PM

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#16 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14845 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2019 - 07:06 PM

Not worth the effort especially since you cannot use a target gift card to buy game currency.

#17 flooderdooden  

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:08 PM

Not worth the effort especially since you cannot use a target gift card to buy game currency.


I recently ran into this same issue with Best Buy and their reward certificates. Tried to buy $20 worth of PSN credit and couldn’t use the cert. Honestly, it’s sort of annoying that retailers put limitations like these on gaming currency cards, especially as the hobby continues to transition in the digital direction (with a good number of games only available digitally).

#18 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14845 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:11 PM

I recently ran into this same issue with Best Buy and their reward certificates. Tried to buy $20 worth of PSN credit and couldn’t use the cert. Honestly, it’s sort of annoying that retailers put limitations like these on gaming currency cards, especially as the hobby continues to transition in the digital direction (with a good number of games only available digitally).


Yep GS is the last place you can buy the gaming cards with store credit, gift cards, or reward certificates.

#19 YoshiFan1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10006 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:12 PM

Yeah it is frustrating to see the restrictions on the gift cards. Besides gaming currency, I liked the ability to use Target and Best Buy gift cards and reward certificates for 3rd party gift cards like restaurant and Disney gift cards.

 

Walmart still allows it but with their trade in program no longer accepting games, I don't really get gift cards from Walmart anymore.



#20 io   ... Super Moderators   24779 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:53 PM

3 problems. it excludes switch games

 

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Yeah, Just Dance 2020 and another Switch game (Mario + Rabbids) are part of the $50 GC deal.   They just didn't have any copies of Just Dance for sale...  And I already had Mario + Rabbids from last years sales.  Couldn't think of a second game off that list that was worth it even if they had Just Dance. 



#21 guessed   Newbie CAGiversary!   8528 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 December 2019 - 10:45 PM

Yeah, Just Dance 2020 and another Switch game (Mario + Rabbids) are part of the $50 GC deal. They just didn't have any copies of Just Dance for sale... And I already had Mario + Rabbids from last years sales. Couldn't think of a second game off that list that was worth it even if they had Just Dance.


Pretty sure toaster was referring to the 20% coupon excluding Switch games.

#22 dennisb407   Brickseek DN Banned   6245 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2019 - 03:14 AM

The likelihood of this being done in store is basically non-existent. They have really cracked down on where they price match at in the store and are very mindful of things like this. One or two might get lucky, and it is the time of year where you may catch a newbie that'll do it, but I wouldn't expect this happens except in a rare exception.

This. Tried to PM 2 of the Div 2s to GS today. They said I could either get the PM or the giftcard and they proceeded to turn around of those signs on the counters to show it in writing. I left



#23 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14845 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2019 - 03:39 AM

Yeah it is frustrating to see the restrictions on the gift cards. Besides gaming currency, I liked the ability to use Target and Best Buy gift cards and reward certificates for 3rd party gift cards like restaurant and Disney gift cards.

Walmart still allows it but with their trade in program no longer accepting games, I don't really get gift cards from Walmart anymore.


So you can buy PSN, etc. with regular Walmart gift cards?

#24 YoshiFan1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10006 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 December 2019 - 04:46 AM

Yeah you should be able to, unless something changed recently. I used the last of my Walmart gift cards to buy restaurant gift cards a few months ago (I haven't heard they stopped allowing it since then).

#25 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14977 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 December 2019 - 09:12 AM

Wow, with the price drops at BB for today only, I see a trip to Target in my future for some PMs. Local store has Division 2, Ass Creed, and Breakpoint all in stock. Spend $26-32 get $50 GC? Sign me up.



#26 realrandomgamer   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   2 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 04:13 PM

Went this morning spiderman ghost recon and the divison 2 all price matched from best buy 44 and change with redcard,so i can confirm it works. Hooray for seasonal employee's!!!

#27 sdotgamer  

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 04:52 PM

I went to my store and they had the promotion marked under copies of Monster Hunter World for some reason that were marked $20 but rang up $10. I got 2 of them and went to the register, and tried to confirm that they were eligible for the promotion. The manager then went back to the game section, returned and gloated "It's only for The Division 2." I told him I didn't want the games then and walked away, and as I left I'm pretty sure I heard him say "I love it when people come in and try to flex and get shut down" or something similar. If I wasn't in a hurry to get back home I would have said something back but I also wasn't 100 percent sure that is what he said either, it just sounded like it. But I was pretty pissed that the guy (1) tried to act like I was scamming them when it was their mistake, (2) gave me wrong info to get me to leave (why would there be a promo to buy 2 of the same game?) and (3) acted totally unprofessional the whole time, especially since I didn't try to argue or anything, I just said I didn't want the games.



#28 Jawwaad1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   926 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 December 2019 - 06:42 PM

Definitely YMMV but did manage to get AC Odyssey and GR Breakpoint price matched to BB for $31 together and received the $50 gift card. Used the gift card to pick up Bayonetta 2 Switch for $30. 



#29 Keisu  

Posted 13 December 2019 - 07:16 PM

I ordered a few games from several target stores.  I bought a bunch of rainbow six and have just been selling them for 9.99.  One of the stores only had an odd number of copies so they cancelled one of the items in my order. Refunded me 26.99 and still gave me the 50 dollar gift card.

 

Extreme YMMV, but if you can do it, it's totally worth it.



#30 2changz  

Posted 14 December 2019 - 12:44 AM

I ordered a few games from several target stores. I bought a bunch of rainbow six and have just been selling them for 9.99. One of the stores only had an odd number of copies so they cancelled one of the items in my order. Refunded me 26.99 and still gave me the 50 dollar gift card.

Extreme YMMV, but if you can do it, it's totally worth it.


Are you doing this through Target chat?