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Best Buy permanently drops Gamers Club Unlocked price

by on March 11, 2015
 

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A little over a year ago, Best Buy overhauled their premium paid membership with their My Best Buy Gamers Club.  With that overhaul came a change in price from $15 for one year to $120 for two years, which has fluctuated in price over the past year, dropping down to $100, going on sale several times for $30, and even at one point, being given away for free with phone purchases.  Best Buy has now officially dropped the price to a permanent $30, still for a two year subscription and with no changes to the benefits.  To people that aren’t aware of the benefits, here is what the 2 year membership includes:

  • 20% off the marked price of a new game.
  • 20% off the marked price of NFC figures (Amiibo, Skylanders, Disney Infinity)
  • 10% off the marked price of a used game.
  • 10% extra credit during trade-ins.
  • One time use coupon for 50% off a strategy guide (for new members only)
  • One time use coupon for “buy two, get one free” on pre-owned titles.
  • All benefits of the free Gamers Club, including special offers and double points on all gaming related purchases.

Ever since Best Buy has started this version of the membership, gamers nationwide have been utilizing the benefits and getting amazing deals.  Since the 20% works on the marked price of any game that isn’t used, a sale price or even a clearance price could become an even greater deal.  It’s also a great membership for collectors of NFC figures like Amiibo or Disney Infinity figures, making what could be an expensive hobby a bit more affordable.  Even if you don’t buy a lot of games, it’s a good value if you buy at least three $60 games, as that would make the membership pay for itself ($12 off three games would be $36).  It’s also a huge benefit for gamers looking for a great deal on a collector’s edition of a game, making something like the $250 Halo 5: Guardians Collector’s Edition drop $50.  There are limitations to the benefits however, as one can only buy up to three of each title with the discount, and the discount does not apply to price-matched items.  Either way, this is a steal for anyone that buys several games throughout the year, and it even stacks with other offers like free gift cards or preorder benefits.  Seems like Best Buy is really trying to make themselves the new destination store for gamers.

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