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Tripon
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(12-19-2013, 04:15 AM)
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Got this in a Nintendo email today. Searched, didn't see a new thread. Locked if old.




http://www.bestbuy.com/site/promo/sa...nS&EID=EM10304

Deal isn't active now(12/18/2013), so you'll have to wait until Dec. 22th.

Reminder:
$20 card, pay $16
$35 card, pay $28
$50 card, pay $40

The good thing is that Best Buy doesn't charge tax online, and I live in CA.

Edit: Deal is live.
Last edited by Tripon; 12-22-2013 at 03:03 PM.
w1gglyjones
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(12-19-2013, 04:20 AM)

Originally Posted by Tripon

The good thing is that Best Buy doesn't charge tax online, and I live in CA.

There's no tax on gift cards anyway. But thanks for the heads up.
Penguin
(12-19-2013, 04:21 AM)
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This time I shall stack up, didn't expect the 2-2-2 sale and NES Remix.
superchunk
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(12-19-2013, 04:23 AM)
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Sweet. Last time I really only had the cash to swing for the buy one get one 40% off deal.

This week I can easily grab a $50 card. Thanks for the heads up.
Isotope
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(12-19-2013, 04:28 AM)
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Just in time for some last second Christmas shopping.
sixteen-bit
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(12-19-2013, 04:29 AM)
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Good ass deal.
lt519
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(12-19-2013, 04:30 AM)
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Bought 4 $50 last time :0 But bought steam world dig and nes remix, may need to re-up again. They were meant for retail releases :/
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Tripon
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(12-19-2013, 04:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by w1gglyjones

There's no tax on gift cards anyway. But thanks for the heads up.

Huh, did not know that. But I'm pretty sure I didnt get charged for my wii u pro controller a while back.
The Iron yuppie
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(12-19-2013, 04:51 AM)
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Then I will buy some again!
oneida
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(12-19-2013, 05:01 AM)
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the last round of SEGA 3D Classics drops tomorrow, and they're both killer. if you need something to spend points on.
Zaraki_Kenpachi
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(12-19-2013, 05:05 AM)
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Nice, barely got a $20 card last time. Hopefully I'll have money to get a $50 and stock up on the sega games and have some left over for later.
mstevens
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(12-19-2013, 05:09 AM)
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Going to get a couple of these after Christmas. Good timing with Wii Golf and NES Remix here all of a sudden.
H3XAntiStyle
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(12-19-2013, 05:11 AM)
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I know where my Christmas money is going.
w1gglyjones
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(12-19-2013, 05:12 AM)

Originally Posted by Tripon

Huh, did not know that. But I'm pretty sure I didnt get charged for my wii u pro controller a while back.

Gifts cards are not charged tax whether you buy then online or in retail (although some states have tried/are trying to tax them). You are just buying a cash equivalent - tax gets charged when you use the card to buy a physical good.

Online purchases of goods get sale tax applied depending on the state, AFAIK.
Crimsonclaw111
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(12-19-2013, 05:13 AM)
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The only bad thing is that you will always forever have the tiniest amounts of cents left in your wallet fund with no way to get rid of them.

I enjoy increments ending in clean 0s.
CrackPebbles
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(12-19-2013, 05:13 AM)
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Did this last week, still have 185$ on my account. Im planning on getting some of the sega 3d classics tomorrow. Maybe mario 3d world? I love that now account balance is shared on 3ds and wii u.
Goldenmoney
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(12-19-2013, 05:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by mstevens

Going to get a couple of these after Christmas. Good timing with Wii Golf and NES Remix here all of a sudden.

Same. I'm not even sure what I'm going to buy, but it seems like a good time to stock up on some credit at least.
mstevens
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(12-19-2013, 05:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Crimsonclaw111

The only bad thing is that you will always forever have the tiniest amounts of cents left in your wallet fund with no way to get rid of them.

I enjoy increments ending in clean 0s.

Once you get down to .40 or whatever, and you want to buy an NES game or something, just choose the option to "pay the rest with credit card".
w1gglyjones
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(12-19-2013, 05:14 AM)

Originally Posted by Crimsonclaw111

The only bad thing is that you will always forever have the tiniest amounts of cents left in your wallet fund with no way to get rid of them.

I enjoy increments ending in clean 0s.

You can just buy something and add the remaining funds with credit card. Wallet balance back to zero!

edit: beaten
G0523
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(12-19-2013, 05:14 AM)
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Oh good. I was wondering if/when this was going to happen again seeing that I didn't have enough money for this last week. I definitely will this time. :) Thanks OP!
Crayolan
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(12-19-2013, 05:17 AM)
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Good timing. I was just about to buy Earthbound, but now that I know discounts are coming I can wait a bit.
Phire Phox
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(12-19-2013, 05:19 AM)
Sweet will have to pick a couple up.
illmatic22
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(12-19-2013, 05:19 AM)
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In for $20 card to buy Fire Emblem DLC
Mockingbird
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(12-19-2013, 05:19 AM)
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Best thing you can do is price match it at Target and pay with your Target card for another 5% off on top. Worth stocking up.

Last time I bought 2 $50 gift cards for $76 total. An additional $4 saved via using the target visa and price matching. All in all it's 24% off.

That means when you buy NES Remix you're only really paying $11.40.
Last edited by Mockingbird; 12-19-2013 at 05:24 AM.
illmatic22
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(12-19-2013, 05:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mockingbird

Best thing you can do is price match it at Target and pay with your Target card for another 5% off on top. Worth stocking up.

Last time I bought 2 $50 gift cards for $76 total. An additional $4 saved via using the target visa and price matching. All in all it's 24% off.

That means when you buy NES Remix you're only really paying $11.40.

Target got hacked tho
evanmisha
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(12-19-2013, 05:38 AM)
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Meanwhile in Canada
Exile20
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(12-19-2013, 05:38 AM)
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buying two of these then buying nes remix
akidnamededdy
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(12-19-2013, 05:40 AM)
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Oh dip, gonna grab a couple more.
Outtrigger888
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(12-19-2013, 05:47 AM)
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NES Remix and Dr. Luigi will be mine.

Thanks for the heads-up, was about to buy more.
abstract alien
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(12-19-2013, 05:53 AM)
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Bought enough to cover all of my Wii U purchases in 2014 plus an extra last time. I forgot about 3DS, so I'll pick up a few more.
victor.m
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(12-19-2013, 05:54 AM)
Perfect for new unified eShop balances and WiiU Digital Deluxe promo. Gonna scrape up some money and get a few of these.
cw_sasuke
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(12-19-2013, 05:57 AM)
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We need these promotions in Europe too, come on Nintendo.

Would probably buy cards worth 200 Euro/US Dollar.
peace in palestine
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(12-19-2013, 05:58 AM)
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good deal but i have a $50 card unused still. other than super smash bros., are there any great 3DS games coming in 2014?

Originally Posted by Mockingbird

Best thing you can do is price match it at Target and pay with your Target card for another 5% off on top. Worth stocking up.

Last time I bought 2 $50 gift cards for $76 total. An additional $4 saved via using the target visa and price matching. All in all it's 24% off.

That means when you buy NES Remix you're only really paying $11.40.

nice. great idea!
Last edited by peace in palestine; 12-19-2013 at 06:01 AM.
Tripon
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(12-19-2013, 06:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by peace in palestine

good deal but i have a $50 card unused still. other than super smash bros., are there any great 3DS games coming in 2014?

Bravely Default in Feb. Kirby Triple Deluxe sometime in 2014 off the top of my head.
pcostabel
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(12-19-2013, 07:13 PM)
1. Puppeteer; This platformer outnintendoes Nintendo: Awesome graphics bring the puppet theater world to life. The game is full of memorable characters and witty dialogs and narration. Gameplay is challenging and inventive, the scissors mechanic is brilliant and satisfying. Best game I've played this year all around.

2. Ni No Kuni; Level 5 and Miyazaki are a match made in heaven. This charming game demonstrates how JRPG should be done. The world of Ni No Kuni is filled with places to explore, characters to meet, evil to fight and treasures to discover. Drippy is a fantastic sidekick, whose idiomatic expressions made me laugh out loud several times. The game has always something new to offer, whether it is a new combat mechanic or a new area to explore, you never get tired of it.

3. The Last of Us; Naughty Dogs have probably reached the apex of what can be done with narrative in a traditional game. I was so engrossed by the story that I wish I could have skipped the gameplay parts, despite them being very enjoyable. Too bad they had to put zombies in this one, I would love to see Naughty Dog to tackle a non-genre story for once.

4. Beyond: Two Souls; While I enjoyed Quantic Dream's previous efforts more, Beyond: Two Souls must be commended for putting more emphasis on story, acting and character development than any other AAA games. Visually stunning, the games holds up despite the somewhat predictable story and at time cheesy dialogs because of the type of emotional empathy that only interactivity can achieve: helping Jodie to prepare dinner or to beg for food creates a stronger bond between her and the player than a movie ever could.

5. Kentucky Route Zero; This game oozes style. Its minimalistic approach to storytelling, visuals and gameplay works amazingly well to create an atmosphere of mystery and puzzlement. Brilliant touches like the office full of bears show how the game doesn't take itself too seriously, yet it creates a powerful experience that very few adventure games can match.

6. Rayman Legends; Simply gorgeous to look at and to play, Rayman Legends may not be the most innovative platformer out there but it is certainly the most beautiful and fun. Makes me wish for a new Rayman 3D.

7. Guacamelee; This surprising 2D game borrows from Mexican floklore to put you in the role of a luchador who must save his beloved from a demonic villain. The art style is unique with its angular designs and central america themes, the gameplay is very challenging but never frustrating, mixing jumping and fighting with puzzle solving.

8. Tearaway;

9. Remember Me; This highly underrated title is filled with unconventional choices. From the main character, a black girl named Nilin, to the settings, a futuristic Paris ruled by an oppressive corporation that has set in place a surveillance state. The combat system is quite unusual and a bit clunky but ultimately fun. The story is surprisingly good and the memory hacking mechanics are very original if not fully realized. This game absolutely deserves a sequel to iron out the kinks.

10. Tomb Raider;
Tripon
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(12-19-2013, 08:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by pcostabel

1. Puppeteer; This platformer outnintendoes Nintendo: Awesome graphics bring the puppet theater world to life. The game is full of memorable characters and witty dialogs and narration. Gameplay is challenging and inventive, the scissors mechanic is brilliant and satisfying. Best game I've played this year all around.

2. Ni No Kuni; Level 5 and Miyazaki are a match made in heaven. This charming game demonstrates how JRPG should be done. The world of Ni No Kuni is filled with places to explore, characters to meet, evil to fight and treasures to discover. Drippy is a fantastic sidekick, whose idiomatic expressions made me laugh out loud several times. The game has always something new to offer, whether it is a new combat mechanic or a new area to explore, you never get tired of it.

3. The Last of Us; Naughty Dogs have probably reached the apex of what can be done with narrative in a traditional game. I was so engrossed by the story that I wish I could have skipped the gameplay parts, despite them being very enjoyable. Too bad they had to put zombies in this one, I would love to see Naughty Dog to tackle a non-genre story for once.

4. Beyond: Two Souls; While I enjoyed Quantic Dream's previous efforts more, Beyond: Two Souls must be commended for putting more emphasis on story, acting and character development than any other AAA games. Visually stunning, the games holds up despite the somewhat predictable story and at time cheesy dialogs because of the type of emotional empathy that only interactivity can achieve: helping Jodie to prepare dinner or to beg for food creates a stronger bond between her and the player than a movie ever could.

5. Kentucky Route Zero; This game oozes style. Its minimalistic approach to storytelling, visuals and gameplay works amazingly well to create an atmosphere of mystery and puzzlement. Brilliant touches like the office full of bears show how the game doesn't take itself too seriously, yet it creates a powerful experience that very few adventure games can match.

6. Rayman Legends; Simply gorgeous to look at and to play, Rayman Legends may not be the most innovative platformer out there but it is certainly the most beautiful and fun. Makes me wish for a new Rayman 3D.

7. Guacamelee; This surprising 2D game borrows from Mexican floklore to put you in the role of a luchador who must save his beloved from a demonic villain. The art style is unique with its angular designs and central america themes, the gameplay is very challenging but never frustrating, mixing jumping and fighting with puzzle solving.

8. Tearaway;

9. Remember Me; This highly underrated title is filled with unconventional choices. From the main character, a black girl named Nilin, to the settings, a futuristic Paris ruled by an oppressive corporation that has set in place a surveillance state. The combat system is quite unusual and a bit clunky but ultimately fun. The story is surprisingly good and the memory hacking mechanics are very original if not fully realized. This game absolutely deserves a sequel to iron out the kinks.

10. Tomb Raider;

Huh, what?
Tripon
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(12-20-2013, 10:45 PM)
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So Target is offering 10% off of everything in store this weekend 21st and 22nd because of their whole credit card fiasco.

So if you can get Target to price match Best Buy's offer on these pre paid eShop cards, you can get another 10% off,15% if you use the target card which is around $68 dollars if you buy $100 worth of eShop cards.

Something to think about.
Last edited by Tripon; 12-20-2013 at 10:50 PM.
Lkr
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(12-20-2013, 10:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tripon

So Target is offering 10% off of everything in store this weekend 21st and 22nd because of their whole credit card fiasco.

So if you can get Target to price match Best Buy's offer on these pre paid eShop cards, you can get another 15% off, which is around $68 dollars if you buy $100 worth of eShop cards, if you use or sign up for Target's credit card which gets you $5 off.

Something to think about.

you think they'll give the 10% on top of what best buy is offering? sounds interesting.
Cody_D165
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(12-20-2013, 10:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by pcostabel

stuff

PAULINK
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(12-20-2013, 10:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tripon

So Target is offering 10% off of everything in store this weekend 21st and 22nd because of their whole credit card fiasco.

So if you can get Target to price match Best Buy's offer on these pre paid eShop cards, you can get another 10% off,15% if you use the target card which is around $68 dollars if you buy $100 worth of eShop cards.

Something to think about.

Hmm, this combined with my 30% off coupon and I could have a ball.
Tripon
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(12-20-2013, 10:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lkr

you think they'll give the 10% on top of what best buy is offering? sounds interesting.

The 10% off is a mea culpa. The issue would be getting Target to price match Best Buy's offer, I think.
parathod
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(12-20-2013, 10:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by pcostabel

1. Puppeteer; This platformer outnintendoes Nintendo: Awesome graphics bring the puppet theater world to life. The game is full of memorable characters and witty dialogs and narration. Gameplay is challenging and inventive, the scissors mechanic is brilliant and satisfying. Best game I've played this year all around.

2. Ni No Kuni; Level 5 and Miyazaki are a match made in heaven. This charming game demonstrates how JRPG should be done. The world of Ni No Kuni is filled with places to explore, characters to meet, evil to fight and treasures to discover. Drippy is a fantastic sidekick, whose idiomatic expressions made me laugh out loud several times. The game has always something new to offer, whether it is a new combat mechanic or a new area to explore, you never get tired of it.

3. The Last of Us; Naughty Dogs have probably reached the apex of what can be done with narrative in a traditional game. I was so engrossed by the story that I wish I could have skipped the gameplay parts, despite them being very enjoyable. Too bad they had to put zombies in this one, I would love to see Naughty Dog to tackle a non-genre story for once.

4. Beyond: Two Souls; While I enjoyed Quantic Dream's previous efforts more, Beyond: Two Souls must be commended for putting more emphasis on story, acting and character development than any other AAA games. Visually stunning, the games holds up despite the somewhat predictable story and at time cheesy dialogs because of the type of emotional empathy that only interactivity can achieve: helping Jodie to prepare dinner or to beg for food creates a stronger bond between her and the player than a movie ever could.

5. Kentucky Route Zero; This game oozes style. Its minimalistic approach to storytelling, visuals and gameplay works amazingly well to create an atmosphere of mystery and puzzlement. Brilliant touches like the office full of bears show how the game doesn't take itself too seriously, yet it creates a powerful experience that very few adventure games can match.

6. Rayman Legends; Simply gorgeous to look at and to play, Rayman Legends may not be the most innovative platformer out there but it is certainly the most beautiful and fun. Makes me wish for a new Rayman 3D.

7. Guacamelee; This surprising 2D game borrows from Mexican floklore to put you in the role of a luchador who must save his beloved from a demonic villain. The art style is unique with its angular designs and central america themes, the gameplay is very challenging but never frustrating, mixing jumping and fighting with puzzle solving.

8. Tearaway;

9. Remember Me; This highly underrated title is filled with unconventional choices. From the main character, a black girl named Nilin, to the settings, a futuristic Paris ruled by an oppressive corporation that has set in place a surveillance state. The combat system is quite unusual and a bit clunky but ultimately fun. The story is surprisingly good and the memory hacking mechanics are very original if not fully realized. This game absolutely deserves a sequel to iron out the kinks.

10. Tomb Raider;

I'll keep that in mind when I buy the cards
GGF
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(12-20-2013, 10:59 PM)

Originally Posted by Tripon

So Target is offering 10% off of everything in store this weekend 21st and 22nd because of their whole credit card fiasco.

So if you can get Target to price match Best Buy's offer on these pre paid eShop cards, you can get another 10% off,15% if you use the target card which is around $68 dollars if you buy $100 worth of eShop cards.

Something to think about.

That 10% off excludes gift/prepaid cards, though. It's a shame, that'd be quite a deal.
Tripon
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(12-20-2013, 11:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by GGF

That 10% off excludes gift/prepaid cards, though. It's a shame, that'd be quite a deal.

Hmm, source?
GGF
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(12-20-2013, 11:05 PM)

Originally Posted by Tripon

Hmm, source?

http://www.target.com/HelpContent?he...turl_10percent

"Excludes all gift cards, entertainment cards, airtime cards, prepaid cards, iTunes cards, Apple, Bose, all video games, Playstation 4 consoles, Xbox One consoles, Target Mobile(SM), prescriptions, optical, clinic, and alcohol purchases. Offer cannot be combined with other storewide or category/department coupons."
Tripon
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(12-20-2013, 11:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by GGF

http://www.target.com/HelpContent?he...turl_10percent

"Excludes all gift cards, entertainment cards, airtime cards, prepaid cards, iTunes cards, Apple, Bose, all video games, Playstation 4 consoles, Xbox One consoles, Target Mobile(SM), prescriptions, optical, clinic, and alcohol purchases. Offer cannot be combined with other storewide or category/department coupons."

Wow, that sucks. That's a shitty thing to do Target.
Flandy
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(12-20-2013, 11:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by GGF

http://www.target.com/HelpContent?he...turl_10percent

"Excludes all gift cards, entertainment cards, airtime cards, prepaid cards, iTunes cards, Apple, Bose, all video games, Playstation 4 consoles, Xbox One consoles, Target Mobile(SM), prescriptions, optical, clinic, and alcohol purchases. Offer cannot be combined with other storewide or category/department coupons."

Excludes all Video Games too? Why not just exclude Books and DVD/Blu-Ray while you're at it too?
Jipan
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(12-20-2013, 11:08 PM)
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With the eShop having solid sales lately, I'll definitely grab a $35 or $50 card. Was going to grab one during the last sale, but decided to pass on it to be frugal.
PAULINK
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(12-20-2013, 11:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by GGF

http://www.target.com/HelpContent?he...turl_10percent

"Excludes all gift cards, entertainment cards, airtime cards, prepaid cards, iTunes cards, Apple, Bose, all video games, Playstation 4 consoles, Xbox One consoles, Target Mobile(SM), prescriptions, optical, clinic, and alcohol purchases. Offer cannot be combined with other storewide or category/department coupons."

Aw man video games what a cop out.
GGF
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(12-20-2013, 11:11 PM)
It doesn't say anything about Nintendo consoles, though, so you could have a cool fifteen bucks of so off a 3DS I guess.

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