Notes: Includes Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. Offer valid through November 8, 2014. For further information, refer to forum thread or offer at the Best Buy Weekly Ad. Click for information (upper right of advertisement) for small print. If Weekly Ad link goes to featured deals page, click "Cell Phones: Get Connected to the Right Phone and Plan" to view offer.
Editor's Notes & Price Research
If you return the mobile phone for any reason, your refund will be less the cost of the gamers club membership. Several members report that if Gamers Club Unlocked Membership cards are not available in store, that they have ones at register to scan - daisybeetle
Seems like you can spend around $5 on a junky phone and activate for only a few dollars,
****Fine Print seems to indicate that for a prepaid phone no activation is needed****p
UPDATE: CONFIRMED NO ACTIVATION NEEDED. Should ring up automatically. I didn't even bring a GCU card up to checkout. It just added it to my Best Buy account.
>>>>>>You can get this for $5 I think like this. Although the fine print says certain carriers, you can try the Tracfone LG 440g which is $15 at BB (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/tracf...ract_de
UPDATE #2--- CONFIRMED!! The Lg 440g Price match I mentioned before , to Radioshack for $5, WILL WORK! That means you can get GCU for FIVE BUCKS. maybe even a MM if you sell it on ebay. Good luck!!
FYI: You do NOT NEED to find a GCU card to bring it up to the register. It should scan automatically when you buy the phone. First give your Best a Buy account info, then scan the phone. The GCU should be given automatically. If it doesn't, ask the cashier to scan the GCU card they have under the counter. They have one for this exact reason. Then you have GCU on your account, even without the physical card.
Sign in to Bestbuy.com
Hover over your name
Click on View my rewards.
Phones and SIMS that work with this promotion:
AT&T Z222 Go Phone $14.99 in store http://www.bestbuy.com/site/at-t-.../3117461.p
Tracphone LG440G (Price match to Radio Shack for $4.99) http://www.bestbuy.com/site/tracf.../6775586.p (RADIO SHACK LINK) http://www.radioshack.
Sim kits that work with the promotion:
Net10 BYOP SIM Activation Kit $6.99 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/net10.../3859038.p
Simple Mobile BYOP Dual SIM $6.99 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/simpl.../3861009.p
What's the process to make sure I get the deal?
1. Scan your membership (or scan RZ/My Best Buy signup card if you're completely new to RZ)
- DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP OR DO IN A DIFFERENT ORDER!!!! See post http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=
2. Scan phone or SIM card
3. Price match if necessary
4. Scan gcu card (they have them at cashier, or you can print the ones below this wiki and take with to store to let them scan these, SKU is 3081375)
Does this work online?
No. The CGU Sku you need to complete the deal is not available online. This is in-store only.
Can I be a douche and return the phone/SIM and still keep the $0.00 membership?
If you return your mobile phone, for any reason, your return will be less the cost of Gamers Club Unlocked Membership. Includes Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. Excludes pre-paid activation plans. Offer includes No Contract phones without activation needed. So you may seem to get to keep the GCU, but there's no guarantee it won't disappear once BB reconciles the transaction, and at that point you have no way to re-acquire a dirt cheap CGU membership.
Gamers Club Unlocked Membership Offer Details:
Valid 11/2/14-11/8/14. My Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked program is a 2-year paid membership and is valid in the 50 U.S./D.C., excluding P.R. Sign-up in store only. Membership is non-returnable and non-refundable. 20% discount valid on new physical software only, excludes digital content, and is limited to 3 copies of each software title per platform per year per member. See BestBuy.com/GCBenefits for terms. Offer available in store only. If you return your mobile phone, for any reason, your return will be less the cost of Gamers Club Unlocked Membership (Reg. Price $99.99). Includes Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. Offer includes No-Contract phones without activation needed.
How Do I verify the membership expiration date?
Login to BestBuy.com > Click Account > under Reward points look at My Benefits and click the 'Learn More' link right next to it. Should show GCU and the exp. date on the right-hand side.
What if there's no expiration date shown?
Don't worry. Best Buy's servers suck. The dates come and go on the status screen - no one knows why. If you can add a game to your cart and get 20% off, you're fine. If the date stays missing, you can call support and they'll tell you the date they have internally.
What coupons do I get in my GCU welcome email?
BUY TWO, GET ONE FREE PRE-OWNED GAMES
SAVE 10% ON A DIGITAL GAMING PURCHASE UP TO $14.99
SAVE 50% ON ANY GAMING STRATEGY GUIDE
I can't find a GCU card in-score to have them scan.
Print out the scans of the card below and have them scan the barcode off that. It works fine.
11/8 4:30PM EST INTERNAL MEMO HAS SUPPOSEDLY BEEN SENT OUT FROM CORPORATE OFFICE TO DENY ANY GCU WITH PREPAID PHONE. NOW IT MAY ONLY WORK FOR MAJOR CARRIERS! YMMV FROM HERE OUT - MANY ARE STILL GETTING DEAL, SO THIS MAY BE LOCAL BEST BUY BS...