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Gamers Club Unlocked allows you to save 20% off new video games for two years. Additionally, you will receive 10% bonus trade-in credit on your video game trade-ins, 10% off pre-owned games, and more. Refer to this page for more details.
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You actually can if it is a post purchase price match to best buy (ie buy something one week and next week it is cheaper at best buy) and if it is still during the return/exchange period (proof near the edd of the first post): http://forums.bestbuy.Q: Can the 20% off benefit be combined with a price match?
A: At the time of purchase, you would receive either the price match or 20% off. You would not be able to receive 20% off of a matched price. If Best Buy's price is lowered during the return/exchange period, the price will be matched to the lower price (upon request). My Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked Members should receive the new price along with the 20% discount. This price match covers one price match per identical item per customer.---
Q. How do I know I have been CORRECTLY registered into GCU?
A. You should see a "Gamers Club Unlocked" icon in your BB rewards overview on the right side of the page.Q. If I register for GCU in-store, what is the correct procedure for activating your GCU account?
A1. If you used the older GCU card to register in-store (ie., the one with the "wrapped gifts" picture at the front), the checkout person MUST scan both the top barcode and the uncovered bottom barcode (after removing the covering yellow sticker). If only the first barcode is scanned, your GCU account has most likely NOT been activated. I had to return to a Best Buy to have them scan that second barcode before I finally saw the "GCU" icon in my online rewards overview. Save yourself a second trip and ensure your cashier does it correctly the first time.A3.
A2. If you used the newer, more plain-looking GCU card to register in-store (blue front, boring), there's only one barcode available on the back. Supposedly, it's believed that scanning this one code is sufficient.
If they still can't figure it out, you can have them exchange the gift version for the self-use version (SKU 3081475 or 3081375, light blue card)
For reference: http://forums.bestbuy.
Yes. To do this you need to buy the older GCU card (ie., the one with the "wrapped gifts" picture at the front). This card has a yellow sticker in the back. While in the store buy the card without peeling the sticker off, the clerk will just scan the code that is visible on top. Once you want to activate the membership go back to the store and have an employee activate the membership by peeling the yellow sticker off and scanning the barcode. Note that the card has an activation expiration date printed on the back, 1/31/2015, and must be activated by that date.Q. What does new games means?
Any game that is not labeled as pre-owned, ie. 20% discount applies to un-released and released games no matter how old they are as long as they are not pre-owned. Note that the GCU discount does not applies to digital downloads games/keys/codes.Q. Can I buy only 3 new games per year?
No, you can buy as many new games you want per year but the GCU discount will only apply to the first 3 new copies of the same game of the same console. This means that you can buy for example 3 COD PS4, 3 COD XBOX, 3 COD PC, etc with the GCU discount, but if you try to buy a 4th COD PS4 you don't get the GCU discount for that 4th PS4 copy. If later that same year you buy 3 GTA PS4 you will get the GCU discount for those 3 copies too since it's a different game.Q. When you preorder a game. Will you get it on release day like amazon or does it just ship on release day and you get it 2 days later?
From: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Games...8100050Q. I'm already a GCU member, can I buy this and apply it to my account to extend the membership period 2 more years?
... (2) If you pre-order online for Ship to Home, your purchase will be processed and shipped on or about street date. ...
Yes. From BB GCU Terms and Conditions:****Make sure you only buy the light blue one for extending. If you buy the dark blue one, it will mess things up thinking it's a gift and not give your renewal an additional 2 years.
If you purchase and activate a new Gamers Club Unlocked membership before your existing membership ends, the new 2-year membership will begin after your existing 2-year membership period ends. If you do not renew your Gamers Club Unlocked membership at the end of your 2-year membership period, your Gamers Club Unlocked membership will expire; but you will continue to be a Gamers Club member (see above Gamers Club Terms for details).
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