expiredGet 20% off new video games for 2 years w/ Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked membership: $30 in-store (70% off)
Jeremy Horwitz - Feb. 12th 2015 7:56 am ET
Saving significant money on pre-ordered or just-released video games isn’t easy: retailers typically sell games at full retail for the first two months after release, shaving $5 off here or there. But what if you could save $12 every time you bought a new console game, and then get $10 of additional store credit for a preorder? Big savings like this are the key feature of Best Buy’s Gamers Club Unlocked, which is currently offering two years of discounted games for only $30 (reg. $100). The promotion is in-store only and runs through February 28.
I had never signed up for something like this before, but I jumped on this deal when it popped up late last year. After only one month — with 23 months left of discounts — the savings had already eclipsed the cost of the card. Every new game purchase is 20% off, bringing $60 console titles down to $48 and $50 games down to $40. Then, using the My Best Buy rewards system, $10 pre-order bonuses for upcoming games including Batman: Arkham Knight, Halo 5: Guardians, and Mortal Kombat X effectively chop their prices down further to $38 each. That’s crazy cheap pricing for AAA-caliber games.
9to5Toys tracks game deals every day, so I can say this with confidence: if you know you’re going to buy a game when it’s released, there will be no better deal on day one — and likely even after month one or two — than what you’ll save through Gamers Club Unlocked. There are other benefits, too; read on.