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Discountoid: Gift Cards Galore

3:26 PM on 10.26.2008 // Conrad Zimmerman

I hope you like Gift Cards, because an exceptionally large chunk of this week's deals are giving them away. Circuit City currently has ten titles with $10 Gift Card offers. Gamefly has dropped prices on a whole slew of used games that are worth taking a gander at. Meanwhile, everyone else has a pretty meager offering in the ad circulars, with the exception of Best Buy's $20 drop on Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway. 

The interesting thing, however, is how much real estate the games are taking up in the ads. Several of the circulars this week had twice the amount of space devoted to videogames as I'm used to seeing, which can only mean one thing. Can you say, "Christmas ramp-up?" I knew you could.

Hit the jump to see all the deals this week.

Best Buy

Software Discounts

  • Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway [360] - $39.99 ($20 savings)
  • Blitz: The League 2 [360] - $49.99 ($10 savings)

Gift with Purchase Promotions

  • Guitar Hero: World Tour [360/PS3] - Free beanie with purchase 
Circuit City

Software Discounts

  • Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 [PC] - $39.99 ($10 savings)
  • Star Ocean: First Departure [PSP] - $29.99 ($10 savings)
  • Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy [PC] - $14.99 ($5 savings)
  • Guitar Hero: On Tour [DS] - $39.99 + free headphones ($10 savings)
  • New Super Mario Bros [DS] - $24.99 ($10 savings)

Accessory Discounts

  • Wireless controller for Xbox 360 - $44.99 ($5 savings)
  • Wi-Fi adapter for Xbox 360 - $89.99 ($10 savings)
  • Datel headset for PS3 - $19.99 ($5 savings)

Gift with Purchase Promotions

  • Fable 2 [360] - $10 Gift Card with purchase
  • Far Cry 2 [360/PS3] - $10 Gift Card with purchase
  • Far Cry 2 [PC] - Free download of Far Cry with purchase
  • Golden Axe: Beast Rider [360/PS3] - $10 Gift Card with purchase
  • Little Big Planet [PS3] - $10 Gift Card with purchase
  • SOCOM: Confrontation [PS3] - $10 Gift Card with purchase
  • Bioshock [PS3] - $10 Gift Card with purchase
  • Dead Space [360/PC/PS3] - $10 Gift Card with purchase
  • Saints Row 2 [360] - $10 Gift Card with purchase
  • Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway [360] - $10 Gift Card with purchase
  • Fallout 3 [360/PS3] - $10 Gift Card, mini strategy guide and $10 off coupon for purchase of full strategy guide* with purchase
  • Guitar Hero: World Tour [360/PS3] - $15 iTunes Gift Card with purchase
  • Legendary [360/PS3] - Free T-shirt with purchase
  • My Sims Kingdom [Wii] - Free trading cards with purchase
  • Nintendo DS - Free carrying case with purchase
*Coupon found in mini strategy guide

Cheapassgamer has a list of recently discounted used titles from Gamefly. It is too long to reproduce here but there are some excellent deals to be had. Go check it out.

GameStop(Please note that GameStop's ad cycle differs from most major retailers, with ads being released on Fridays. Promotions listed here may expire Thursday night.)

Software Discounts

  • Baroque [PS2] - $19.99 ($20 price drop)
  • Grand Theft Auto IV [360/PS3] - $49.99 ($10 price drop)
  • Super Mario Galaxy [Wii] - $39.99 ($5 savings) 

Accessory Discounts

  • Sandisk 4GB Memory Stick Pro Duo - $39.99 ($10 price drop)

Other Discounts/Promotions

  • 20% bonus trade credit when applied to purchase of Fallout 3

Gift with Purchase Promotions

  • Multiwinia [PC] - Free download of Darwinia with purchase (ends today, so hurry!)

Other Discounts/Promotions

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