By Jaime Bravo / October 6th, 2016
Welcome to Pricefall! In this series we’ll be looking for a few of the best sales to fit your gaming needs. Let’s get to it: starting with two ways to save you extra money and ending with a bunch of never-ending toys that Nintendo has trained me to collect.
PSN: Spend $100, Get $15 Back
Between now and November 1st, 2016, Sony has begun their Fall 2016 cashback sale. From October 4th to November 1st, if you spend $100 or more from your PSN Wallet you’ll get a code worth $15 emailed to you by November 15th. Bear in mind that those codes expire December 13th, 2016, so make sure you redeem it. Here are the full terms and conditions to this offer.
The current PSN sale is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Resident Evil series. For the month of October, the PS4 port of Resident Evil will be free for PlayStation Plus members. Other games free for the month include:
Transformers: Devastation (PS4)
From Dust (PS3)
Mad Riders (PS3)
Actual Sunlight (PS Vita)
Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ (PS Vita) (You can read our review of this otome visual novel here.)
Newegg and Masterpass
To those unfamiliar, Masterpass and Visa Checkout are digital wallets created by MasterCard and Visa. It’s not company exclusive and most credit cards can be used; they’re primarily here to compete with the likes of PayPal and Amazon Payments. In order to attract and retain customers, these two companies offer sales and discounts throughout the year, especially in the last three months. This year we’re beginning with Newegg. From now until October 31st, if you spend $200 or more in a single order, use promo code MPGAMER16, and check out with Masterpass, they’ll take $25 off. There’s one major catch: The order must not have any other promo codes. Full terms and conditions here. Newegg loves using promo codes in their sales so while this limits your options, one type of savings does stack: Rebates. For example, here are the latest email deals. While this order won’t work on that 128GB Samsung USB/MicroUSB for $28.99 or that 1TB WD Red for $49.99, there are a few higher priced options that may grab your interest, such as these monitors:
ASUS VX238H-W White 23″ (TN, 1ms, 1080p) – $129.99 with $20 rebate (net $109.99)
BenQ RL2460HT Black 24″ (TN, 1ms, 1080p, w/HDMI Output) – $179.99
LG 25UM56-P 25″ (IPS, 5ms, 2560×1080) – $149.99
These, stacked with (other) rebate offerings such as the various Rosewill enclosures with steep discounts (RX301, RX307, RX356-U-LCD, RX202, RX204, and RX309), can allow for an easy way to spend $200 and gain quite a bit back. The main rule for the $25 off code is to make it to $200 without promo codes, so feel free to mix and match. For those who’d like to wait for new offers but are interested in the enclosures, the last day valid for the rebate is 10/11/16 so you’re safe for a few days. Just hope they don’t all sell out too quickly.
Though the days of stalking Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy like an amiibo addict are over, the NFC toys are still around. Though technically not a sale, Best Buy recently decided to restock some older amiibos that had run out and went up in price on eBay and Amazon. Seven are available for pre-order, including Gold Mario and Lucina. Officially releasing on October 14th, 2016, each is $12.99 or $10.39 if you’re enrolled to their Gamers Club Unlocked (GCU) program.
Gold Mario (Super Mario series)
Lucina (Super Smash Bros series)
Mega Man (Super Smash Bros series)
Ness (Super Smash Bros series)
Sonic (Super Smash Bros series)
Samus (Super Smash Bros series)
In addition to these they’ve got the upcoming Super Mario and Zelda sets available for pre-order and have steadily restocked many of the old ones too. So if you’re missing any you wanted in the past (e.g., Dark Pit, Shulk) you can check out the full catalog here.
Two that you shouldn’t get? The alt color versions of Splatoon’s Inkling Boy and Inkling Girl. Those two can be gotten over on Amazon for much less: between $3.77 and $4.02 at the time of this writing. The sales price constantly changes but both are considerably cheaper than your other options. Links to the two below:
Splatoon Inkling Girl (Alt Color)
Splatoon Inkling Boy (Alt Color)
Lastly, there was one amiibo that most people didn’t even have a chance to get: Mega Yarn Yoshi. Released November 2015, it was exclusive to Toys’R’Us and was available in store only. This led it to quickly becoming a rare collector’s item that would be hoarded and sold for over twice the price on eBay. Not anymore: It’s back in stock at the MSRP price, is available online, and shipping is free. This may not be a sale but for those who missed it the first time around/don’t have a Toys’R’Us near them, it sure feels like one. Mega Yarn Yoshi is $39.99.
That’s the end of Pricefall today!
Got any sales in mind or are looking for something? Sound off in the comments and I’ll keep an eye out.
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