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RPG Deals 10/21 – 10/27

By Russ | October 21, 2012 at 12:29 pm

A lot of decent deals this week.  Also – what is up with those coupons and gift cards?

Best Buy is offering their “buy 2 get 1 free” sale on all games $59.99 and under.  This sale excludes PC games, anything Skylanders, and accessories.

Toys R Us is having a “buy one game or accessory, get a second game or accessory for 40% off”.  They are offering a $20 gift card when you purchase a 3DS or 3DS XL system.

K-Mart is selling 3DS XL systems with a $20 coupon given after purchase.

Meanwhile, this week’s topic is actually gift cards and coupons.

While coupon and gift card deals a re pretty boss, please be aware these items are occasionally limited by date.  K-Mart and Toys R Us coupons must be spent within a certain time limit.  On the other hand, Toys R Us gift cards take up to 6 hours to activate but do not seem to have an expiration date.

This advice differs from state to state.  Some states disallow the limits on gift cards, and some states do not.  The best advice I can offer you is to always ask about the deal beforehand and then check the receipt and gift card or coupon afterwards.  Should you be uncertain, it is best to rid yourself of uncertainty before stepping away from the register.

The second aspect of gift cards and coupons is when to spend the discounts.  Many cards and coupons can be used online as well.  Try to chain the discounts together if there is other stuff to buy at the same store.  If ‘W’ sale nets ‘X’ coupon, use it on ‘Y’ sake for ‘Z’ coupon.  It may mean multiple trips or shopping at the store and then online, but the discounts might just make it worth experience.

That’s all I got for this week.  Happy Hunting.

Disclaimer: Deals may not be available in all stores. Deals may stop at any time. Prices in each store may differ depending on location. You can try different stores to mitigate price differences, and always ask if a store has the item before leaving the store. You might be able to get a raincheck. Many deals are both in-store and online. This column brought to you by my second zombie Cliffjumper.  This season will see a third zomblejumper.  Mwahahahahahaha!

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