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Old 06-03-09, 03:57 PM
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50% off EA.com (after buying Sims cash card from Best Buy)

Great deal for you guys. I got this from Slickdeals and I've already placed my order so I can confirm it works.

Best Buy is selling $10 Sims 3 Cash Cards for $5. These cards are not only good for Sims related items, but everything on their site (PS3, XBox360, Wii). So you pay $30 for 6 cards and redeem them for $60 on EA.com. That's a $60 game for $30.

The icing on the cake...expedited (1-2 days) shipping is also free! And I paid no tax, but that's YMMV.

My first order:
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10: $59.95 - $60 = 0 w/free expedited shipping! (and I still have $.05 left in credit lol)

Now I just have to decide what to use the other 6 on.

Get up to Best Buy before these card sell out. Oh and there is no tax on the cards at Best Buy. I paid $60 even for 12 cards. Don't forget to use your Reward Zone card either as these are good towards the gamers bonus points.

Here's what you're looking for

They had a table set up right when you walk in at my local store with some cards next to the game. There were also a few back in the PC game section on the rack next to The Sims.

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Re: 50% off EA.com (after buying Sims cash card from Best Buy)

Nobody here likes games 1/2 off?
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Re: 50% off EA.com (after buying Sims cash card from Best Buy)

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Nobody here likes games 1/2 off?
You're an impatient little one, aren't you?

Thanks. That sounds like a great deal and I will stop by BB soon to pick up $30 worth. Maybe more. Is Mass Effect 2 available for preorder?
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Re: 50% off EA.com (after buying Sims cash card from Best Buy)

Heck, I might use this to buy the Sims 3. Sweet. Thanks!
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Re: 50% off EA.com (after buying Sims cash card from Best Buy)

Originally Posted by Decker
You're an impatient little one, aren't you?

Thanks. That sounds like a great deal and I will stop by BB soon to pick up $30 worth. Maybe more. Is Mass Effect 2 available for preorder?
LOL...No, I just don't think patience is going to help anyone with this deal. These cards are going quick and they're only $5 for a few more days or until the store sells out (which is likely).

I didn't see Mass Effect on there, but I was looking for PS3 games. Check the site: www.ea.com
If not you could just save the credit until it is available.
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Re: 50% off EA.com (after buying Sims cash card from Best Buy)

You can also do instore pickup:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1218057726090
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Re: 50% off EA.com (after buying Sims cash card from Best Buy)

Do this cards have expiration dates?
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Re: 50% off EA.com (after buying Sims cash card from Best Buy)

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Do this cards have expiration dates?
No
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6 Electronic Arts - The Sims $10 Cash Card units are not available at the store you have selected. Please return to your cart to reduce the quantity, select a different store or remove this product.

Too late. Probably under 6 available.
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Re: 50% off EA.com (after buying Sims cash card from Best Buy)

I managed to pick up enough to get the Sims 3. Thanks for the heads up
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Re: 50% off EA.com (after buying Sims cash card from Best Buy)

Speaking of which... how come there's no Sims 3 thread on here? Isn't the series one of the biggest games of all time?
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Re: 50% off EA.com (after buying Sims cash card from Best Buy)

I ended up with the 11 in my local store. My plan was to use the first round on Rock Band Unplugged, but I see it's not listed. Now I don't know what I'm going to do. At least I know I'll end up with a deal regardless.

Thanks again dino88.
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Re: 50% off EA.com (after buying Sims cash card from Best Buy)

good lookin' out. Just placed an order. We'll see if they fullfil it tomorrow.
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Re: 50% off EA.com (after buying Sims cash card from Best Buy)

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Is Mass Effect 2 available for preorder?
It is for the 360 at least. I clicked on 360, then clicked on "ratings pending" on the left which gave me a nice list of upcoming games that are coming out a little further out.
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Re: 50% off EA.com (after buying Sims cash card from Best Buy)

Can't do in-store pickup at any of the stores near me. Oh well.
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Re: 50% off EA.com (after buying Sims cash card from Best Buy)

"The Sims $10 Cash Card has a quantity limit of 3 per order." Not sure if it's worth putting in an order, and driving 15 miles to be able to buy a $60 game for $45. I guess I could try putting in 2 separate orders.
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Re: 50% off EA.com (after buying Sims cash card from Best Buy)

no dice around any of the stores near me.
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Re: 50% off EA.com (after buying Sims cash card from Best Buy)

Originally Posted by PerryD
"The Sims $10 Cash Card has a quantity limit of 3 per order."
Did they add that? There was no limit last night. I ordered 12 from mine and they were able to fulfill 10 of them.
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Re: 50% off EA.com (after buying Sims cash card from Best Buy)

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Did they add that? There was no limit last night. I ordered 12 from mine and they were able to fulfill 10 of them.
yeah, I think they did.
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I bought 12 yesterday, just enough for 2 games. The employee back in the game area asked me what kind of stuff I buy with those. I could tell by the way he asked that he thought the idea of buying in-game Sims merchandise is ridiculous (which I agree). So I told him that I love couches and if I'm lucky I'll be able to buy a boat that I can admire. He had a confused look on his face. I told him that I don't know how to swim.

I ended up buying Tiger Woods 10 and Skate 2 for the PS3. Now just wondering if I should stock up on some more credit. I left about 20 on the shelf, but that was mid-day yesterday, so they're probably gone now.
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I grabbed enough to get Trivial Pursuit and The Saboteur. Not a great selection though.
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Going today after work to try and pick up some of these. I'd love to get enough to cover preorders for Saboteur and Brutal Legend, but if not, no biggie.
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Re: 50% off EA.com (after buying Sims cash card from Best Buy)

Originally Posted by PerryD
"The Sims $10 Cash Card has a quantity limit of 3 per order." Not sure if it's worth putting in an order, and driving 15 miles to be able to buy a $60 game for $45. I guess I could try putting in 2 separate orders.
Yeah, they definitely did that because some people were buying 20 or more to save for future EA games.
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Re: 50% off EA.com (after buying Sims cash card from Best Buy)

I ordered Sims 3, but it turns out I need to pay tax in NV. Boooooo! Still, it's a good deal. I'll order another game or two while shipping is still free.
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I stopped by on my way home. They let me do a raincheck for 9. It says they'll mail me a letter when they're in stock. Mail a letter? what year is this?

I'll be getting Tiger Woods 2010 and, probably Fight Night 4, although we'll see.

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