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Dollar General's Annual Gift Card Sale Returns


#1 Vadid Nanko  

Vadid Nanko

Posted 30 November 2020 - 01:17 AM

Tis the season for 15% off on GameStop and Xbox gift cards. The ad is in this week's flyer (Nov 29 - Dec 5) on the bottom of page 7. I successfully purchased one of the $25-$500 denomination gift cards with the deduction automatically occurring at the register.

 

http://www2.dollarge...ages/index.aspx



#2 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   11240 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 30 November 2020 - 01:38 AM

I dont see it in the ad?

 

EDIT: nvm, wrong page 7 lol.



#3 AwRy108   AwRy108 CAGiversary!   2062 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 30 November 2020 - 06:30 PM

Would like to purchase GameStop credit to use for purchasing Nintendo eShop credit online via GameStop.com--can anyone confirm that this will work?



#4 Stridix   IT"S OVER 9000!!! CAGiversary!   206 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 30 November 2020 - 09:13 PM

You can purchase steam wallets in store at gamestop with GS gfit card.  Just not online  Picked up $100.



#5 IAMSAM34  

Posted 30 November 2020 - 09:27 PM

Would like to purchase GameStop credit to use for purchasing Nintendo eShop credit online via GameStop.com--can anyone confirm that this will work?


Yes, it works.

#6 flooderdooden  

flooderdooden

Posted 30 November 2020 - 11:08 PM

I've seen it mentioned by another CAGer elsewhere, but it's probably worth repeating here in this thread as well. For those who have yet to pick up either a PS5 or Series X, and are in the market, one could take advantage of the current 15% discount on GameStop gift cards at Dollar General to effectively save money on a next gen console once they become more widely available. Given that the GameStop cards are programmable for up to $500, that would mean you could theoretically get a $500 gift card for $425 (or a $400 gift card for $340, if one preferred the PS5 digital edition). From there, it's just a matter of waiting until the desired system(s) become available and then using the gift card(s) for purchase. 

 

All things considered, I suspect this would be the best price option/opportunity for at least the next year when it comes to the new gen hardware and certainly a better choice than paying a scalper $800-1,000 in the gray market. And given that both systems are backwards compatible with the previous generation of games, when you combine that $60-75 discount from the gift card with the prospect/possibility of trading in previous gen hardware (or reselling it on the gray market), the cost for moving to the PS5/Series X generation becomes much more palatable.



#7 AwRy108   AwRy108 CAGiversary!   2062 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 30 November 2020 - 11:09 PM

Yes, it works.


Thank you for your input!

#8 Vadid Nanko  

Vadid Nanko

Posted 01 December 2020 - 12:56 AM

I've seen it mentioned by another CAGer elsewhere, but it's probably worth repeating here in this thread as well. For those who have yet to pick up either a PS5 or Series X, and are in the market, one could take advantage of the current 15% discount on GameStop gift cards at Dollar General to effectively save money on a next gen console once they become more widely available. Given that the GameStop cards are programmable for up to $500, that would mean you could theoretically get a $500 gift card for $425 (or a $400 gift card for $340, if one preferred the PS5 digital edition). From there, it's just a matter of waiting until the desired system(s) become available and then using the gift card(s) for purchase. 

 

All things considered, I suspect this would be the best price option/opportunity for at least the next year when it comes to the new gen hardware and certainly a better choice than paying a scalper $800-1,000 in the gray market. And given that both systems are backwards compatible with the previous generation of games, when you combine that $60-75 discount from the gift card with the prospect/possibility of trading in previous gen hardware (or reselling it on the gray market), the cost for moving to the PS5/Series X generation becomes much more palatable.

I posted this info in the GameStop thread as well, so you may have been thinking of me. Yes, if one really wanted to pick up the PS5 or XSX this year, picking up one of these gift cards would be the way to go. I thought about doing this myself, but I spent enough on games already (thanks to GameStop's crazy sales this time around).



#9 flooderdooden  

flooderdooden

Posted 01 December 2020 - 02:46 AM

I posted this info in the GameStop thread as well, so you may have been thinking of me. Yes, if one really wanted to pick up the PS5 or XSX this year, picking up one of these gift cards would be the way to go. I thought about doing this myself, but I spent enough on games already (thanks to GameStop's crazy sales this time around).

Yeah, what you had posted there previously was extremely clever and worth repeating here. Hope it didn't come across as stepping on your toes or taking credit for the observation. Given that next gen hardware discounts are so rare (particularly this early in its life cycle), I wanted to be sure that any CAGers who had struck out on getting a launch day system could see this potential silver lining, if they had the funds and a bit of patience to persevere. Once prices start hitting the $400-500 range, even a discount as small as 15% off can amount to a good bit of savings. In this case, it buys an extra game or another controller. Hopefully there'll be some people who can benefit from this strategy/opportunity.



#10 indieman  

Posted 01 December 2020 - 03:30 AM

Thanks for the person's whose idea it was to buy GameStop credit. Going tomorrow



#11 Vadid Nanko  

Vadid Nanko

Posted 01 December 2020 - 08:13 AM

Yeah, what you had posted there previously was extremely clever and worth repeating here. Hope it didn't come across as stepping on your toes or taking credit for the observation. Given that next gen hardware discounts are so rare (particularly this early in its life cycle), I wanted to be sure that any CAGers who had struck out on getting a launch day system could see this potential silver lining, if they had the funds and a bit of patience to persevere. Once prices start hitting the $400-500 range, even a discount as small as 15% off can amount to a good bit of savings. In this case, it buys an extra game or another controller. Hopefully there'll be some people who can benefit from this strategy/opportunity.

I didn't think anything of it. Just popped in to say it was me. I'm still tempted to buy a PS5 this way, ha ha.



#12 johnston306   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   860 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 December 2020 - 01:54 PM

I didn't think anything of it. Just popped in to say it was me. I'm still tempted to buy a PS5 this way, ha ha.


Get an extra card for the tax on $499.99

#13 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8449 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2020 - 11:24 AM

Miraculously, the store near my job got more Xbox cards this week after they only had one $25 left in the store on Thanksgiving Day when they were 20% off.  :roll:



#14 Metal Militia   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   736 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 December 2020 - 01:51 PM

One of the DG by my house only sells $10 GameStop cards so I bought a couple of them. Thanks for the heads up

#15 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8449 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2020 - 06:44 AM

Saturday, December 5th (today) is the last day for this deal.  On Friday, I grabbed another $25 Xbox card and a $25 GameStop card despite the fact that I despise GameStop.

 

Also, I saw Dollar General's next two weekly ads early on the Couponing Couple website, so I know for a fact that Dollar General will not have another advertised sale on either of these types of credit again before Christmas.



#16 indieman  

Posted 05 December 2020 - 02:20 PM

Thanks for the reminder.. do you know if the GameStop gift card diminishes in value in any way over time?

#17 the_red_tide  

the_red_tide

Posted 05 December 2020 - 02:28 PM

Thanks for the reminder.. do you know if the GameStop gift card diminishes in value in any way over time?

Not to my knowledge, so you will be fine for awhile. It is a stagnant currency, so it will lose value over time with inflation, but that will take several years or decades to notice.

#18 MaximusDM   What is a man!? CAGiversary!   480 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2020 - 02:30 PM

Thanks for the reminder.. do you know if the GameStop gift card diminishes in value in any way over time?

Just make sure you spend it before they go bankrupt.



#19 mrspicytacoman   Apply Ubik only as directed CAGiversary!   1909 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 08:29 PM

has anyone successfully used this on a choose your value card 25-500$?



#20 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8449 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2020 - 08:51 PM

has anyone successfully used this on a choose your value card 25-500$?

Yup, I bought one yesterday for $25.  I work myself to death and still manage to stay broke, so I could only invest that much.  But just tell the associate how much you want, and it will take the 15% off of whatever amount you tell them you want.



#21 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   15031 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2020 - 09:12 PM

Is the physical ad a different page count than the digital ad? The digital version through the link in the OP has it on page 13.



#22 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   15031 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2020 - 09:14 PM

I've seen it mentioned by another CAGer elsewhere, but it's probably worth repeating here in this thread as well. For those who have yet to pick up either a PS5 or Series X, and are in the market, one could take advantage of the current 15% discount on GameStop gift cards at Dollar General to effectively save money on a next gen console once they become more widely available. Given that the GameStop cards are programmable for up to $500, that would mean you could theoretically get a $500 gift card for $425 (or a $400 gift card for $340, if one preferred the PS5 digital edition). From there, it's just a matter of waiting until the desired system(s) become available and then using the gift card(s) for purchase. 

 

All things considered, I suspect this would be the best price option/opportunity for at least the next year when it comes to the new gen hardware and certainly a better choice than paying a scalper $800-1,000 in the gray market. And given that both systems are backwards compatible with the previous generation of games, when you combine that $60-75 discount from the gift card with the prospect/possibility of trading in previous gen hardware (or reselling it on the gray market), the cost for moving to the PS5/Series X generation becomes much more palatable.

Beware you also need to account for sales tax in almost all states as regular gift cards are taxed in every state with sales tax.



#23 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   3784 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 09:15 PM

Just make sure you spend it before they go bankrupt.

Gamestop is the new Nintendo; due to go out of business at any time.

#24 Kaiser499   Gaming Guru CAGiversary!   4374 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 December 2020 - 09:23 PM

Gamestop is the new Nintendo; due to go out of business at any time.

 

I don't think Nintendo is going out of business anytime soon.



#25 flooderdooden  

flooderdooden

Posted 05 December 2020 - 11:54 PM

Beware you also need to account for sales tax in almost all states as regular gift cards are taxed in every state with sales tax.

So I'm not 100% sure on this fact. It could vary depending on the gift card purchased or it could perhaps vary by state, but in my experience, any total requested on a gift card hasn't been subject to sales tax.

 

For instance, a few weeks ago, I took advantage of the Family Dollar deal on PSN cards and paid $127.50 for $150 of PSN credit. Given that the promotion was 15% off cards that week, I didn't have any sort of sales tax added (based on the math/total). Likewise, with the 10% off gift card promotion today at Target, no sales tax was added to my gift card purchases. Again, not sure if it varies from state to state, but my impression has been that in most instances sales tax isn't assessed until one makes a purchase with the gift card (tax assessed on the item purchased, versus the currency).

 

Regarding using the hypothetical savings from this promotion for a future next gen console purchase, people earlier in the thread have correctly pointed out that a $500 GameStop gift card wouldn't cover the full cost of the console, due to the tax being added to the $399.99/$499.99 console price after the fact; however, there would still be the roughly $60-75 savings one would get from the discount on the gift card from this deal (since one would currently pay $340 for a $400 card and/or $425 for a $500 card). And if one were so inclined, you could indeed estimate the additional tax cost based on your county/state residency and also buy a second, lesser card that would save 15% off the tax as well.

 

If you are getting taxed on the gift card at the time of purchase, that would SERIOUSLY suck as it would mean you're effectively being taxed twice. I would be interested in hearing whether other CAGs are paying sales tax for gift cards, and if so, what state you're living in. For reference, I'm out of NC.

 

And for those still considering this deal, you have just a few more hours to capitalize!



#26 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8449 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 December 2020 - 12:05 AM

So I'm not 100% sure on this fact. It could vary depending on the gift card purchased or it could perhaps vary by state, but in my experience, any total requested on a gift card hasn't been subject to sales tax.

 

For instance, a few weeks ago, I took advantage of the Family Dollar deal on PSN cards and paid $127.50 for $150 of PSN credit. Given that the promotion was 15% off cards that week, I didn't have any sort of sales tax added (based on the math/total). Likewise, with the 10% off gift card promotion today at Target, no sales tax was added to my gift card purchases. Again, not sure if it varies from state to state, but my impression has been that in most instances sales tax isn't assessed until one makes a purchase with the gift card (tax assessed on the item purchased, versus the currency).

 

Regarding using the hypothetical savings from this promotion for a future next gen console purchase, people earlier in the thread have correctly pointed out that a $500 GameStop gift card wouldn't cover the full cost of the console, due to the tax being added to the $399.99/$499.99 console price after the fact; however, there would still be the roughly $60-75 savings one would get from the discount on the gift card from this deal (since one would currently pay $340 for a $400 card and/or $425 for a $500 card). And if one were so inclined, you could indeed estimate the additional tax cost based on your county/state residency and also buy a second, lesser card that would save 15% off the tax as well.

 

If you are getting taxed on the gift card at the time of purchase, that would SERIOUSLY suck as it would mean you're effectively being taxed twice. I would be interested in hearing whether other CAGs are paying sales tax for gift cards, and if so, what state you're living in. For reference, I'm out of NC.

 

And for those still considering this deal, you have just a few more hours to capitalize!

They don't charge tax on gift cards here in VA.  Thank God.



#27 MaximusDM   What is a man!? CAGiversary!   480 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 December 2020 - 12:31 AM

Beware you also need to account for sales tax in almost all states as regular gift cards are taxed in every state with sales tax.

If you are paying tax on gift cards I do believe you are getting scammed. That "tax" is going right in the business owners pocket.



#28 DrBayrd  

Posted 06 December 2020 - 01:15 AM

Thanks OP. This is really helpful since I’m all out of GS credit. Also picked up some xbox gc that will go towards a series x. My cousin works for Microsoft and gets a 15% discount off consoles including the series x. If I double dip that could be $150 off the series x!

#29 keyblader1985   Wait, what? CAGiversary!   3784 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 December 2020 - 01:35 AM

I don't think Nintendo is going out of business anytime soon.

People were saying they would years ago though, was my point.

#30 derekzoolander   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   60 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 December 2020 - 02:05 AM

Was able to snag a $319 gift card to make the fortnite edition switch only cost 270 (cost I paid for 319 card) after taxes. Wish I bought a card on Thanksgiving when it was 20 % off. Mental note for next year, grab a card on thanksgiving to load up on even cheaper Black Friday deals