Normally I don't bother of informing anyone about special game deals, since there's a well known and consistently available site for all us cheap ass gamers. But as this is a particularly sweet deal that was referred to me from a friend, I feel more inclined to tell you guys all about it.
Target has a running sale involving Xbox 360 point cards that will last until this Saturday (05/31). As far as I know, there are two types of card sales, one that my friend mentioned, and the one I witnessed for myself.
3200 Point Card: $29.99
1600 Point Card: $14.99
I only found the latter when I went today, but buying two will still equate to 3600 points for $29.99. Now here's where the deal sweetens.
With this coupon, you'll be able to bump off $5 off the already low price. The coupon is only valid for purchases $25 or above, but that's irrelevant: Whether you use it on the 3200 point card, or for a purchase of two 1600 point cards, you'll be buying 3200 points worth of Xbox Live Arcade for only $25.
Now, if you want, you can try exploiting this a bit with the following coupon:
(note: you should only need to print the barcode, but it's recommended you print a page with both pics to avoid confusion)
Now as the above coupon says, it's $10 off any 360 gaming software. However, if you wish to attempt it, you can use that coupon for one of the above point cards, hereby bumping off a whopping $10 off. If you meet any resistance from a cashier, like I did, you can argue that the term "gaming software" should apply to the points, since the only way to purchase Xbox Live Arcade games is to use those points. I was able to coax the assistant manager to ring it up, hereby netting me an extra 1600 points for only $5.
Again, your mileage, and morals, may vary, but it isn't really a lie that the point cards should count as "gaming software". Regardless, I succeeded in pulling it off, and as a result, I'll be enjoying the newest Penny Arcade game for just $5.
The $5 coupon however is certainly legit and Target should honor it no matter what. Remember, the deals on the cards expire this Saturday. In the meantime, I'll be mulling over how to spend my 4800 points. I'm thinking the following:
Penny Arcade: 1600
Puzzle Quest: 1200
Geometry Wars Retro: 400
Feel free to discuss any worthy Arcade games I didn't list (keep in mind I already have Rez, Ikaruga, and TMNT).Passing the savings on to youuuuuuu.