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Best Buy shaves 70 percent off the cost of its 'Gamers Club' rewards program

By Shawn Knight
Mar 4, 2015
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    Best Buy recently announced plans to lower the cost of its My Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked program (that’s a mouthful) by 70 percent. Here are all of the pertinent details gamers need to know.

    Up to this point, a two-year membership for the loyalty program sold for $99.99. Starting March 8, the new price will be just $30 for the same two-year term.

    A membership will score customers 20 percent off new games, 10 percent off pre-owned games, a 10 percent bonus trade-in credit, 2x Best Buy points for every dollar spent on new games and accessories, two points for every dollar on trade-ins, a set of one-time use welcome coupons and other exclusive offers.

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    With the new pricing, Best Buy is putting itself in a much better position to compete with GameStop. The latter offers its GameStop PowerUp Rewards Pro tier (can we get some shorter names for these programs?) sells for $14.99 annually and includes 10 percent off strategy guides and pre-owned games / accessories as well as a 10 percent point bonus on all purchases and trade-in credit.

    GameStop’s program also offers exclusive deals and a free subscription to Game Informer magazine. Unfortunately, it doesn’t match Best Buy’s 20 percent off new games.

    If you typically purchase new games, Best Buy’s program sounds like the better offer. Conversely, if pre-owned is your thing, the free magazine offer and the company’s large used game inventory might be the preferred option. All of this is, of course, assuming you buy enough games to at least cover the cost of membership.

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  2. Taharial

    Taharial TS Rookie Posts: 20

    I had never heard of this program but it's very tempting to sign up, especially with 20% off new games. For console gaming, I've only ever truly been loyal to Gamestop. It's the most accessible game store in my area and the staff there is always friendly. It'd be nice if they took a page from Best Buy's book but I don't see that happening since Gamestops primary source of income is used games. I'll have some considering to do.
     
  3. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Addict Posts: 610   +61

    I always wonder about the rage coming from the people who just bought it lol, this and the google earth pro. Quite a price drop, I would've been very angry haha
     
  4. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +137

    If Amazon ever came out with a gaming loyalty program I will more than likely stop using Gamestop.
     

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