hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

Discountoid: Week of 9/21/2008

12:31 PM on 09.21.2008 // Conrad Zimmerman
  @ConradZimmerman

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

 
Target

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.)



Conrad Zimmerman, Moustache
 Follow Blog + disclosure ConradZimmerman Tips
An avid player of tabletop and video games throughout his life, Conrad has a passion for unique design mechanics and is a nut for gaming history. He can be heard on the comedy podcast () and str... more   |   staff directory

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.

 Quickposts
Status updates from C-bloggers

Nerdcotic Network avatarNerdcotic Network
check out this awesome video made by the Nerdcotic Network. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3KgJfBt0uE
Nerdcotic Network avatarNerdcotic Network
Hay check out this awesome video made by the Nerdcotic Network on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QemwbuspOJg
The Travisionist avatarThe Travisionist
[img]http://cdn.destructoid.com//ul/308609-RR1.jpg[/img] Dayum. Billy Mays is back and lookin' good.
StriderHoang avatarStriderHoang
Pivot smash my way to victory
Osc44 avatarOsc44
You ever dream of flying through the clouds, but couldn't so you just watch TV? Me neither.
Zack Furniss avatarZack Furniss
Oh GOOD, The Flock is awful. I was hoping to break my high review score streak. (this is a joke)
Zack Furniss avatarZack Furniss
So many PAX things to write. So many.
Shinta avatarShinta
Bwahahahaha .... my helicopter now arrives in the middle of a fight blaring "Take on Me" on the loudspeakers. Metal Gear 5, 10/10. [youtube]https://youtu.be/djV11Xbc914[/youtube]
OverlordZetta avatarOverlordZetta
Oh neat, Hollow Knight got through the Colosseum of Fools stretch goal while no one was looking. Shame they couldn't get to three characters but the game still looks awesome.
techsupport avatartechsupport
S Rank is so satisfying. Too bad I rarely earn it!
Bardley avatarBardley
My MGSV: The Phantom Pain playthrough has quickly devolved into a journey to fill out Big Boss' 80's synth pop collection. And I couldn't be happier.
Dinosir avatarDinosir
You know what I love? Game tgat force you to connect to their servers even though you only want to play single player. Then the servers are down an the game tries for like 5 minutes, not even giving you a way to cancel the process, you just have to wait
Pixie The Fairy avatarPixie The Fairy
In today's Spelunky daily challenge, I was nibbled by a bat that pushed me into a Tiki trap that landed me dead on Kali's alter. Kali was pleased with the bat's sacrifice.
Shinta avatarShinta
It's pretty good guys ... [youtube]https://youtu.be/_98VZT9s7M0[/youtube]
Shinta avatarShinta
FFXV is supposedly 10x as big as The Witcher 3. Wow ... [img]http://i.imgur.com/9tfSuxQ.png[/img] http://www.dualshockers.com/2015/09/01/final-fantasy-xv-map-size-potentially-revealed-its-roughly-an-enormous-780-square-miles/
RadicalYoseph avatarRadicalYoseph
The ending of "Return to Crookback Bog" in TW3 I got was so depressing. Wow. I think I need a break...
Shinta avatarShinta
I'm sitting here play Metal Gear V, absolutely loving it. But in the back of my mind ... all I can think about is Mario Maker. I'm really excited for that game!
Patrick Hancock avatarPatrick Hancock
Sold a digital item on Steam, that came with a physical item, for more than the cost of the physical item. This is the second time I've done this. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
GoofierBrute avatarGoofierBrute
Everyone right now is playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. And here I am, waiting for Super Mario Maker to come out. And also Star Fox Zero.
Mike Martin avatarMike Martin
Patrick Hancock hates babies. Rick and Morty.... I wish I could view thee second season. I need to play MGSV. I spray farted earlier.
more quickposts


Contest!


Seriously

Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme


Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo



Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -