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#14104657 Buy 2 Select Videogames get $50 Gift Card at Target

Posted by phantomphoenix on 16 December 2018 - 01:30 AM

People's experiences have been shared sooooo many times by now. We don't need to know everybody's got dang experience. This "deal" or similar has been around for years at Target and it's always the same story (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014). Why a dedicated thread needed to be made, when the details (and the seed planted) are in the Target Ad thread, idk... Eventually, the more vocal people get about the deal, the more it will be abused to hell and Target will adapt. Target used to have a similar "save / gift card with purchase of select game and a pre-order" deal, but I believe that one's been killed.
How about:

  • know that going in, the deal is against policy,
  • it can be successful, so try it for yourself if you want,
  • know to walk away when it isn't,
  • remember the deal for next year (AND KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT THEN TOO)!

That's all you need to know.

#14095757 Black Friday 2018 - The Big Thread | See You Next Year!

Posted by phantomphoenix on 01 December 2018 - 02:43 AM

I like how Cheapy popped in and only showed his presence once by liking the first post. See ya next year, Cheapy!

#14095199 Best Buy Ad 12/2-12/8

Posted by phantomphoenix on 30 November 2018 - 05:07 AM

If the last few years are any indication, an early (first full?) week of Dec. is when the PS/Xbox promo occurs, followed by the Nintendo promo the week after. If the trend continues, it would've started this coming week, but I guess there's time for two full ad weeks before Christmas.

#14063136 Target Cartwheel Deals October 7th to October 13th: 25% Off Select Nintendo S...

Posted by phantomphoenix on 08 October 2018 - 12:53 AM

I need a discount off of fleshlights.

Five finger discount.

#14051241 [Dead] Best Buy FREE $15 SAVINGS CODE when you buy $150 in e-gift c...

Posted by phantomphoenix on 12 September 2018 - 07:05 AM


  • Valid 9/9/18-9/22/18 online only.
  • $15 savings code will be provided via e-mail on 10/7/18 for use toward a future purchase made from 10/7/18-10/20/18.
  • Maximum of 3 $150 e-gift card purchases during promotion time period per customer and savings code will be sent via e-mail in $15 increments.
  • Valid e-mail address required to receive savings code.
  • Savings code may redeemed online and in store.
  • The value of the savings code will not be refunded if merchandise is returned or an order is cancelled.


#13962717 Target Clearance Thread XXII

Posted by phantomphoenix on 13 March 2018 - 02:06 AM

Wow, I typed ‘pretentious assholes put way too much effort into arguing about the viability of the Switch’ into the search window, and it took me straight to this thread.

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#13932376 John's big thread of site news, fixes, updates, and more! Something b...

Posted by phantomphoenix on 24 January 2018 - 02:38 AM

So I checked my content I can only see my posts from Oct 2017 back. I was hoping to find something that I posted in December 2017. Anyone else reported this problem? 

Yes. Unfortunately, doesn't look like search will yield results either.

#13931783 Moved/Missing threads in the Video Game Deals forum...? Where are they now?

Posted by phantomphoenix on 23 January 2018 - 01:31 PM

Good to know! Was curious to see if it was happening in any other forums besides the VGD, and as I'm sure you're aware, it appears to be happening in the Blu-ray & DVD Deals forum as well. Didn't check all (sub)forums, but the few others I did, were unaffected. Definitely seems to be some kind of 2 month limit. Interestingly, stickied Blu-ray Discussion Thread - The One and Only thread with last post of 23 Jun 2017 is fine.

#13931064 Gamestop Discussion (FAQ in 1st post)

Posted by phantomphoenix on 22 January 2018 - 03:56 AM

Ferrari has contacted me and has been unbanned.

The real reason Cheapy reached out and unbanned Ferrari was because Cheapy realized otherwise, he'd have to make lists, that one day (Black Friday).

#13930762 CAG 4.0 Announcement & Feature List

Posted by phantomphoenix on 21 January 2018 - 04:29 PM

Yes, I am not on the site as much as I was 15 years ago. Is anyone as passionate about the same thing after 15 years? And yes, the current incarnation of CAG is pretty weak, but we've got a HUGE update coming this year: CAG 4.0 Announcement & Feature List

Two years since the hack, and holy shit, more than 7 months since the start of this thread! When is CAG 4.0 coming already?! After (and since) the hack, a lot of shit was reported broken, a lot of shit was fixed, but a whole lot of shit was ignored and/or continues to be broken to this day, two years later... Fucking ridiculous!
Quick, easy, and provable example: and uploading files/images to it has been broken since the hack. The reason the date is a few days before the hack, is because it has yet to be fixed. Check it out yourself! You can find "User Galleries" under the "Community" header at the bottom of any CAG page. While you're at it, go ahead and attempt to upload an image.

I put a lot of time and effort in the CAG Games Database, trying to improve CAG, but never heard a single peep from you about it. John acknowledged the problem quickly, but my PM to you and John didn't get a response (wasn't even viewed by you or John on CAG). Only AFTER the hack, 3 months after I initially brought up the issues, did I finally get input from John and did progress start to be made. It's been 1.5 years since all work was abandoned, because the new CAG version was coming. Holy shit, I didn't realize it was that long ago! So that means CAG 4.0 was really "on the horizon" 1.5 years ago. Wow...
The only time you do really seem to pop in anymore is when there is controversy (e.g. AWD thread ban [which I feel indirectly prompted the creation of this thread], GS thread bans 1, and recent GS thread bans 2). I know it's a long shot, considering your diminished passion for this site, but I hope with CAG 4.0, we get you, CheapyD, the owner of this site, giving a shit about his site and community and getting more involved. One who is responsive, acknowledging, hands-on, and actually takes action when people report broken/wanted features, among other issues. And I don't mean for the short first few months after the relaunch. At all times! When a feature is broken and reported, I hope we don't have to be told to wait for a complete relaunch, because essentially "Hey, it just so happens that a redesign is just around the corner, and why bother, right?" But in actuality, it's been another 12+ months (and 18 months when maybe 4 people first learned about it) and there's no definite launch date, yet features continue to be broken. CAG is literally your source of income, and you neglect it.
With all that said, I still look forward to CAG 4.0. Hope it lives up to what everyone wants and more. And if not, I hope you and John will be standing by to change that.

#13917875 Best Buy Ad - 12/31/2017 - 1/6/2018

Posted by phantomphoenix on 31 December 2017 - 01:13 AM

Missed opportunity for "cumouflage" again.

#13911164 Best Buy Ad 12/17-12/23

Posted by phantomphoenix on 21 December 2017 - 03:30 PM

I'd answer, but you'd overlook it. I literally posted where to find chat and their hours - two things you asked for recently - after one of your older posts in this thread,

#13911044 OLD DEAL/ EMAILS FINALLY SENT OUT Best Buy $10 Savings Code with $1...

Posted by phantomphoenix on 21 December 2017 - 10:10 AM

Deal is dead, yes, but there is discussion/notification for when promo codes go out. OP should lock and reopen when those dates come and/or mod should move to deal graveyard.

#13911043 GGT 364 is ready for the Holidays!

Posted by phantomphoenix on 21 December 2017 - 09:51 AM


#13908138 Best Buy Ad 12/17-12/23

Posted by phantomphoenix on 17 December 2017 - 09:10 AM