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Discountoid: Week of 9/21/2008

12:31 PM on 09.21.2008 // Conrad Zimmerman

You know what is better than videogames? Cheap videogames. We have an expensive hobby and it helps to be able to save a few bucks here and there. And each week, retailers vie for our attention with assorted offers of reduced prices and freebies to snag our gaming dollar.

Enter Discountoid. Every week, I'll be compiling the various promotions offered by major US chains in their ad circulars and giving you the skinny on how you can save a bit of cash. Don't see your preferred outlet? Tell me and I'll look into getting it added to the list.

This week, Toys "R" Us is having a birthday bash for its mascot, resulting in a Buy 2 Get 1 Free promotion. Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree and Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 are seeing a significant price drop across the board. And Fry's Electronics must have a lot of Prey sitting in their warehouses, as they've tossed it into a 360 bundle.

Hit the jump to find out where you can score some savings this week.


Best Buy

Software Discounts:

  • Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Wii) - $29.99 ($20 off)
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 (Wii) - $19.99 ($20 off)
  • Kung-Fu Panda (Wii) - $39.99 ($10 off)
  • My Weight Loss Coach (DS) - $24.99 ($15 off) 
Free DS Starter Kit with purchase of Nintendo DS and one select game:
Choose from the following DS games
  • Brain Age 2
  • Clubhouse Games
  • Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir 

Other Discounts/Promotions:

  • De Blob (Wii) - Free T-Shirt with purchase
  • Samba De Amigo (Wii) - Pair of Wii maracas for $4.99 with purchase ($10 off)

Circuit City

Software Discounts:

  • Metal Gear Solid 4 - $49.99 ($10 off)
  • Unreal Tournament 3 (360) - $39.99 ($20 off)
  • Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Wii) - $29.99 ($20 off)
  • Stalker (PC) - $29.99 ($10 off)
  • Crysis Warhead (PC) - $24.99 ($5 off)
  • Civilization IV: Colonization (PC) - $24.99 ($5 off)

Gift Card with Purchase Promotions:

  • Spore (PC) - $10 Gift Card
  • Pure (PS3/360) - $10 Gift Card
  • LEGO Batman (PS3/360/Wii) - $5 Gift Card and 4 collectible buttons

Warhammer Online Package Promotion:
The following discounts are applied with purchase of Warhammer Online

  • Warhammer Online (PC) - $44.99 ($5 off)
  • Warhammer Online Game Time Card - $22.49 ($2.50 off)
  • Warhammer Online Strategy Guide - $12.49 ($5 off)
Buy 1 Get 1 50% off select Wii Games:
Choose from the following titles
  • Madden 09 All-Play
  • Mario Party 8
  • Super Mario Sluggers
  • Super Smash Bros Brawl
  • Top Spin 3

Other Discounts/Promotions:

  • Nyko Charge Station for Wii Remotes - $24.99 ($5 off)
  • De Blob (Wii) - Free De Blob soundtrack CD with purchase


Fry's Electronics

Software Discounts:

  • Warhammer Online (PC) - $46.99 ($3 off)
  • Crysis: Warhead (PC) - $23.99 ($6 off)

Other Discounts/Promotions:

  • Prey (360) - Free with purchase of 360 Pro console

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

Software Discounts:

  • Disgaea (PS2) - $19.99 ($30 off)
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 (Wii) - $19.99 ($20 off)
  • Wall-E (360/PS3/Wii) - $39.99; (PS2) - $29.99; (DS/PSP) - $19.99 ($10 off)
Used Deal of the Week:
  • Lost Planet (360) - $9.99 ($8 off)
Pre-Order Bonuses:
  • Rock Band 2 (360/PS3/Wii) - Free T-Shirt
  • Fallout 3 (360/PC/PS3) - Free CD and poster
  • Golden Axe: Beast Rider (360/PS3) - Free art book


Software Discounts:

  • Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (Wii) - $29.99 ($20 off)
  • Pure (360/PS3) - $54.99 ($5 off)

Toys R Us
Buy 2 Get 1 Free on all titles $19.99 or less

Free WiiFit towel with purchase of WiiFit and an accessory:
Choose from the following accessories

  • WiiFit Starter Kit
  • WiiFit Balance Board Sleeve

Other Discounts/Promotions:

  • LEGO Batman (360/DS/PS2/PS3/PSP/Wii) - Free comic book with purchase
  • $25 Gift card with purchase of 360 console and LEGO Batman


(While effort has been made to ensure accurate information, please note that major retailers produce ads on a regional basis. Your local store may have promotions that differ from those listed above. Please contact your local store to verify stock and pricing. Caveat emptor.)

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