Saving Money on Video Games Pre-Orders with Amazon Promo Codes
Whether you play on PC, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, PS3 or Wii, we all love video games. The problem is that video games are extremely expensive. A brand new video game can cost upwards of 60 dollars. Purchasing a downloadable content, to extend a game further, can cost even more. Is there a way to save money on video games?
One solution is to buy used games or wait until the game you want goes on sale, but that means you are going to be playing older games while your friends are enjoying the latest and greatest that your favorite gaming system has to offer. If you want to play video games as soon as they come out and save some money too, consider video game pre-orders at Amazon.com. Pre-ordering video games can help you get valuable amazon promo codes that can be used to get discounts on your next purchase.
Here is how it works. Usually games are available for purchase much earlier than they are actually released. That’s done to make sure, you, the gamers, get the game as soon as soon as it comes out. You can pre-order that game at most large retailers such as Amazon, GameStop.com, Walmart.com, etc. In order to entice you to pre-order a particular game at their store vs. their competitors’, Amazon usually offers $10 to $20 pre-order credits for specific games they want you to buy from them. These pre-order credits are basically Amazon promo codes that can be used as a coupon to get a discount on your next Amazon purchase.
Just to give you an example: Right now (end of July 2012), Madden NFL 13 for Xbox 360 is available for pre-order with a $15 amazon promo code. Same offer is also available for Madden NFL 13 for PS3. After Madden 13 gets shipped, you will receive amazon promo code in your email in the next 2 days. You can use that code on your next Amazon.com purchase to get $15 off whatever stuff you want to buy, including more video games. Right now, Madden NFL 13 for Xbox 360 can be pre-ordered for $59.99. If you think of this $15 promo credit as a discount, you are pre-ordering the game for around $45. That’s 25% discount on Madden NFL 13. Also, Amazon is also offering a video game “Pre-order Price Guarantee”. That means that if the price of Madden 13 goes down before release date (August 28th), you will get a refund for the difference.
To find all the games eligible for Amazon promo code promotion, or to see any video games that are on sale at Amazon.com at the moment, you can go to Amazon Video Game Deals page of the site, then scroll down to a section called “Video Game Bonus Offers”. Clicking on “Learn more” link will redirect you to the page that lists all the games with bonus offers or you can just go directly to the Amazon Promo Code Offer Section of the page by clicking here.
So, besides Madden NFL 13 what are the other video games that are eligible for Amazon promo code pre-order promotion? As of the end of July, 2012 you can find the games and the respective promo code offers listed below:
Obviously, the list might change, depending on when you read this post, so, again, just check out Video Game Promo Code Offer Section of the Amazon.com to see the latest offers.
One other note. There are couple of other games, such as Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance that are listed in the “Bonus Offer” section but don’t have an actual promo code discount associated with it. That means that Amazon is offering gamers something else besides discount codes to entice them to pre-order the game. In case of Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance, it’s actually set of AR cards that will unlock exclusive Dream Eaters in the game. While it’s definitely worse than getting a 25% discount like for Madden NFL 13, it still better than nothing. So if you were planning to purchase Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance anyways, might as well take advantage of this promotion.
In conclusion, I would advice gamers to check Amazon Video Game Deals and Video Game Promo Code Offers pages often. Amazon changes its sales and promotions constantly, so you can always find a good deal on one video game or another. Also if you are planning to shop at Amazon frequently, don’t forget to sign up for their Amazon Visa Rewards Card. You can get $30 discount off your first purchase instantly, as well as 3% cash back for life on your Amazon purchases. To read more about Amazon Rewards Card as well rewards cards and cash back sites in general, check out my older post Saving Money by Using Cash Back Rewards Sites and Credit Card Rewards.