Sunday, July 1, 2012

How to save money on games

Alright, let's be honest. Times are tough. The economy's not the best, and you may be looking to save money. As we all know, buying games and consoles can get expensive. $60 for a new game is outrageous to me. But lately, I've begun looking for new ways to save money on gaming. Of course, buying used games is a given. But before you do, you should look for more opportunities to save.

I walked into GameStop yesterday with $30, looking to pick up a used game. I walked out with $5 left and 3 games. This may not be new, but it was somewhat of a revelation to me. First off, I had previously acquired a GameStop PowerUp Rewards card a few months prior. That meant I got 10% all used games. Then as I walked in, I noticed the sign saying "buy 2 used games, get 1 free". That was when I knew I wouldn't be walking out with just 1 game. I grabbed Gears of War 2 and Medal of Honor and took Halo 3: ODST as my free game. So I ended up spending $25.69 on 3 games instead of $30 for 1.

I'm not by any means the type that has to buy new games and the latest games all the time. Sometimes when I get bored, I like to look through history and see what gems I haven't touched yet. Perhaps not everyone shares my attitude for one reason or another, but this way of thinking has saved me money without giving up any of the entertainment value.

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