Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Feeding Your Gaming Addiction

Gaming is great. It's fun. It can provide a challenge. It can be a social aspect of your life. It also costs money! Here are some things that I do to help expand my gaming collection.

Gamefly - This one costs money, but I find it a good way to try out games that I wouldn't want to pay retail for. But there's also something about Gamefly you might not know if you weren't a member: they sell games as well. And their used games are usually cheaper than you'll find at Gamestop. Not to mention free shipping and the rewards discounts you can earn from being a longtime member.

e-Rewards - e-Rewards is a survey site. Every once in a while they'll send you e-mails and want you to take some surveys. You get e-Rewards money for the surveys you complete. There are many different prizes at different levels of e-Rewards money. At $50 e-Rewards money you can get a $25 gift card for Gamestop. I've done this a few times. They're pretty quick to send you the card after you select it and it works at any Gamestop.

Live Search Club - This is a collection of little puzzle web games that Microsoft hosts. Most of the games have you utilize Microsoft's Live Search search engine. You can win some Xbox or PC gaming supplies through the prizes. Some of the Xbox goodies? Kameo, Halo 2, Wireless controller, and Rock Band. On the PC side? Flight Simulator X, Mouse, Keyboard, Windows Vista and Microsoft Office. They're adding new prizes all the time. Of course, the good prizes take a lot of tickets and that takes time. You can only earn 1,000 tickets a day. I personally like to play Flexicon. I picked up an Xbox 360 wireless controller from here the other day(5,500 tickets).

And I guess you could trade old games back in, but I've never done that. What do you guys do to boost your gaming collection?


Mike said...
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Mike said...

Ebay! You get a lot more back by selling your games there than by trading with GameStop. I also buy a lot of games there.

I also use I traded in a few cheap original xbox games and got Assassin's Creed. Plus you get free trade points for completing your first trade. If you sign up, put chinomike55 as your referal, so I can get more free points!!!

The e-rewards takes a while but is good free money. Also, GameStop's e-mail list sometimes has some good 25% off coupons at the very bottom of their newsletters.

Jester013 said...

Yeah, I use eBay from time to time.

I also used to use, but their prices aren't as cheap as they used to be. Hell, a lot of new games cost more on there than retail anymore.

Jigsaw hc said...

I'll have to check out the Live Search Club when I have some time.

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