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Game On: Your Guide to Getting More Video Games for Your Money
Video game systems and consoles are so popular and fun, but can be so expensive — especially when your kids just have to have the latest and greatest in games and gaming systems. If you’re like me and have teenagers who love to game, know you’re not alone in wanting to save money on these pricey gaming systems. Read this article for some quick and easy ways to save while still giving your kids the games and systems they want.
How to Get Cash Back on Video Game Systems and ConsolesCash Back at Ebates actually lets you earn money while helping you save money. Whenever you shop online for video game systems and consoles, make sure you do your shopping through Ebates. When you shop through Ebates, you’ll be on your way to earning a percentage of your eligible order back in the form of Cash Back.
Use Promo and Coupon Codes All the TimeIt’s so easy to find promo and coupon codes for any of the stores featured on Ebates. All you have to do is go to the store page at Ebates and you’ll be able to find codes that are good for things like dollars off your entire order, percentage-off discounts on single items, free shipping, and so many other deals.
Take Advantage of Store Credit Card SavingsUsing store credit cards will not only score you some extra time to finance your order, but you’ll also get to take advantage of all of the cardholder rewards and perks. You can earn some points to put toward a rewards card, possibly get an extra percentage off your order, and more, depending on which store you’re at and what the card perks are.
If you don’t have a store card, sometimes you can get big savings the day you open one, which can be really handy for buying a new video game system or console. Check to see what the store card’s initial discount is and decide if it’s worth signing up for one. Sometimes you’ll get an instant 20% off your first order, which can mean huge savings if your first order is a video game system or console. Stock up on games with this initial discount.
Shop Sales and Clearance SectionsThis is a great way to get games for your new system. You may get lucky enough to find video game systems and consoles on sale or on clearance, but probably not, especially for newly released systems. Luckily, games are another story. Shopping for games on sale or clearance can help build your game collection on a budget and make sure there’s always something new to play.
Sign up for Store EmailsWhen you sign up to receive emails from stores that sell video game systems and consoles, like Best Buy, you’ll get first access to news about store-wide sales, including gaming equipment sales. You can also get extra discount codes and deals emailed to you periodically, just for being part of the newsletter list.
My kids are so into gaming that I signed up to receive emails from stores that get games and new systems so that I’ll never miss a sale on stuff they’ll love. It’s so handy to know what stores are having the best sales when I’m looking for gifts.