Recently I was going through our Wii video game collection that we have stored in our TV armoire. I was pretty amazed when I looked at all of the titles for the games we have accumulated over the years. There were games buried in the cabinet that no one has played in years. Some of the games were completed and solved and others proved to not be very entertaining in the first place. Most of the games were either purchased new or used from our local GameStop Store.
Others were given as gifts and were purchased at other stores. Those of you that are not familiar with GameStop should take the time to acquaint yourself with their stores. They are not just about video games anymore. You can also trade-in or buy ipads, iphones, ipods, and many other electronic devices there.
What I like most about GameStop is the fact that you can trade in your old video games for points to be used toward the purchase of new or used games. I particularly like to purchase their used games because of their flexible return policy. I learned about it during a visit to GameStop several years ago. I went in the store as a newbee not being to familiar with how their operations worked. I was looking to purchase Call of Duty: Black Ops for my husband for for our Wii gaming system. I was one of those types that had to have the new game and never looked at the used games section. That is until the clerk saw me bring up a new copy of the game to the check out counter. He said, “You know we have that game used?” I was like that’s ok I always like buying the games new and sealed. He then told me about how their return policy was different for new games versus used ones. He said if your don’t like the new game you could only exchange it for the same game or sell it back to them at less than I paid for it. But for the used version if I don’t like the game or there was something wrong with it I could return it within 7 days for a full refund. Best thing is the used version of Call of Duty was cheaper than buying the new version.
In my eyes it was a win-win situation for me. It turned out to be a good decision because after playing the game for a day or two I realized that there was profanity and too much violence in the game. Having young kids at home I didn’t want them to hear any of the profanity or see the violence that was portrayed. I ended up bring them game back to the store and getting a full refund. The clerk then helped me pick out a more family friendly game to enjoy. She also turned me on to their Power Up Rewards program and showed me how I could accumulate more points and save more money on my purchases in the future.
There are two versions of the program the free Power up Rewards card and the paid Power up Rewards card. The Pro card is only $14.99 for the year and aside from much better discounts and faster point accumulations you get a subscription to Game Informer magazine.
What I really like about my Pro card is the prices of the games. They list two prices on their games the regular price and the discounted price for Pro members only. It is usually a couple of bucks cheaper, which saves even more money. Best part is for every purchase made you accumulate more and more points, which can be used for better discounts on future purchases.
Now remember at the beginning of this blog post I mentioned that I found a bunch of old games in our TV armoire? Well I already took two of them over to GameStop and got trade credit on my card. That way those games don’t sit there collecting dust and I can get a new game for my kids or my husband. Like I mentioned before dealing with GameStop is a win-win situation for me.
Disclosure: I wrote this sponsored post for GameStop while attending the #NavigateTheHolidays Lunch / Media Event. All opinions are 100% Honest and Mine