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[Best Buy] E3 Promotion: Get 25X Reward Zone Points (~25$ for a 80$ game)

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[Best Buy] E3 Promotion: Get 25X Reward Zone Points (~25$ for a 80$ game)

Hi everyone!

I received my public-sac this morning and this year Best Buy promotion for E3 is "Get 25X the Reward Zone Points (~25$ for a 80$ game)."
So you pay the full price as usual for the game and receive a printable certificate by email after they shipped you the game...
You must register to their reward zone to be eligible : https://www.bestbuyrewardzone.ca/

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The flyer also say you get 10X the point until the end of 2016 (after the E3 deal).

Let's just say it's a lot worse that the 30% off from the last few years :(
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pfft reward zone pts...

Hoping for Amazon's 30%
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Not surprised. A lot of people seem to take it for granted that they do 30% off every year, but BB has been slowly moving away from video games for a while now.

It'll be interesting to see if Amazon decides to one-up them again like last year and offer the same deal as before. My money is that they won't.
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Let's see what amazon does.....
And i wonder when we get certificate if we can return the game and still keep the certificate. .....lol
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^They generally don't provide the points until the return period has long gone.

Definitely worse.
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Remember when it used to be buy 2 games get the 3rd free? Those were the days...
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80$ game is 80Points*30 = 2400 points.
At 400points/5$ we get 30$ certificate.

At $30/$80, that's about 37.5% off.
If we take into account tax (15% in QC), 80$ taxed would be 92$.
At $30/$92, that's about 32.6% off.

Both seem to be better than 30%, the only caveat is it's in store credit and expires 180 days after issued which isn't as great.|


But to be honest the real deal in these e3 promo was when ps4/xbox one games were first announced at 59.99 with 30% off.
Then factor in the fact that the whole industry decided to increase the price of games to 69.99-79.99...
So not only did we get 30% off we saved that an additional 10-20$ increase in price.
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Cold as Ice! I don't go to BestBuy anymore, it's just too far since they closed all the FS around here. I really won't get around to using that store credit so I'm skipping it.

I hope Amazon does something good or else we lost the only decent way of getting games in Canada at the moment.
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That is so much worse than last year especially when factoring in the HST. You first pay full price + tax on the pre-orders then the GC from points redemption applies to the after tax purchase amount.
Not to mention the GC from rewardzone is only redeemable in-store and it expires 6 months from the date of issue.
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azn0Richard0 wrote: 80$ game is 80Points*30 = 2400 points.
At 400points/5$ we get 30$ certificate.

At $30/$80, that's about 37.5% off.
If we take into account tax (15% in QC), 80$ taxed would be 92$.
At $30/$92, that's about 32.6% off.
You can't use the certificate on the next order if you pre-order online, can you?
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griffon05 wrote: You can't use the certificate on the next order if you pre-order online, can you?
Certificates can only be used in store as far as I know. Promo is definitely worse than previous years.
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azn0Richard0 wrote: 80$ game is 80Points*30 = 2400 points.
At 400points/5$ we get 30$ certificate.

At $30/$80, that's about 37.5% off.
If we take into account tax (15% in QC), 80$ taxed would be 92$.
At $30/$92, that's about 32.6% off.

Both seem to be better than 30%, the only caveat is it's in store credit and expires 180 days after issued which isn't as great.|


But to be honest the real deal in these e3 promo was when ps4/xbox one games were first announced at 59.99 with 30% off.
Then factor in the fact that the whole industry decided to increase the price of games to 69.99-79.99...
So not only did we get 30% off we saved that an additional 10-20$ increase in price.
not really. the certificate forces you to buy more.

eg, you have two games you really want to buy. Now you get the certificate so you'd have to buy something else at full price, ending up spending more money than just buying 2 games.

pre-ordering two games to get 2x $30 certificate and buying the third full price to use them, 80*3-60=180
3 games for 30% off is 80*3*0.7=168...

not to mention with certificates, its most likely pre-ordering something you really want, and use them on something you dont want as much

the only way you'd get more from those certificate is you use them on something that you'd have gotten from store regardless, such as discounted or price dropped items that you've been eyeing on for a while. but given the 3 months expiry date, it would be unlikely.
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griffon05 wrote: You can't use the certificate on the next order if you pre-order online, can you?

The certificate will come after the game is shipped. Even then it might won't come. Might come after the return period is over. This E3 deal is pretty bad.
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Oh well. If no more 30% off, then I'll hold out until it hits the bargain bin.
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Amazon is our only hope now. I like discount on spot rather than wait and see game.
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azn0Richard0 wrote: But to be honest the real deal in these e3 promo was when ps4/xbox one games were first announced at 59.99 with 30% off.
Then factor in the fact that the whole industry decided to increase the price of games to 69.99-79.99...
So not only did we get 30% off we saved that an additional 10-20$ increase in price.
These were the good old days. I'm still getting games for $40 that I pre-ordered 3 years ago. Saving like $40 off
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Not worth the hassle I'm
Still annoyed games are 79.99 vs 59.99 us sure our money is bad but 69.99 makes sense not 79.99
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mrg8324 wrote: The certificate will come after the game is shipped. Even then it might won't come. Might come after the return period is over. This E3 deal is pretty bad.
Exactly, NOT a deal at all

This only tricks people to shop more from them.
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gtjoys wrote: Certificates can only be used in store as far as I know. Promo is definitely worse than previous years.
While this is true, you can redeem the certs for something and then return it. This way you will get the credit back on a gift card, which you can use anywhere with no expiration date. You can then add that card to your other pre-orders, if you want.

Of course, that's kind of a hassle. I normally just redeem my certs for PSN cards or similar since there is no tax and I don't have to pay anything extra for them.

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