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My Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked Benefits

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎04-14-2014 12:58 PM - edited on ‎08-24-2020 11:45 AM by (19,710 Views)

My Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked



For a variety of reasons, we have decided that our Gamers Club programs will not be accepting new members. This includes both the free Gamers Club membership and Gamers Club Unlocked (GCU). Current Gamers Club Unlocked members will continue to receive their benefits. However, current members of the free Gamers Club program will no longer receive benefits. We encourage everyone to use our “My Best Buy” membership to receive perks, including receiving a $10 reward certificate when pre-ordering select, hot games.


Check out what Gamers Club Unlocked has to offer:


Q: What are the benefits of My Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked?

A: Our Gamers Club Unlocked benefits include:


  • Get 20% off new video games for 2 full years
  • Get 2x base points on new video game software, digital content, and game accessories
  • Get 2 points for every dollar when you trade-in games
  • Get points on gaming consoles
  • Redeem Reward Certificates on nearly everything at Best Buy, including special money-saving exclusive offers
  • 10% bonus trade-in credit on your video game software trade-ins
  • 10% off pre-owned games
  • Buy two, get the third free on pre-owned games via special welcome coupon
  • Save 50% on a new strategy guide via special welcome coupon

Q: How much did the My Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked membership cost?

A: The 2-year membership came with a $30 price tag.  For those with lingering memberships, you get these benefits for as long as your membership lasts. 


Q: How do I join Gamers Club Unlocked?

A: This program has been sunset, and you can no longer join Gamers Club Unlocked. 


Q: If I am already an Unlocked member, do I still receive the benefits?

A: Yes, you should receive the benefits so long as your membership lasts. 


Q: I am a member of Gamers Club Unlocked. Is there a limit to how many new video games I can buy with my 20% discount?

A: Yes. Members are limited to three copies of a new (i.e. not pre-owned) gaming software title per platform, per year. Collector’s and Limited Editions count toward that title limit. Game of the Year editions, usually released much later including additional content do not count toward that limit but would essentially start as a separate game and limit.


Q: Does the 20% off only apply to new games on one console?

A: Nope, it applies to all new video games, including PC (with the exclusion of digital).  The more games you buy, the more money you save.  Game on.


Q: You’ve run promotions in the past where if you pre-order and purchase certain games at Best Buy you get $10 in reward certificates…Do those offers, and others like it also apply with the 20% discount on new video games?

A: Current offers stack atop one another.  That is to say, if you are eligible for reward certificates as a part of a promotion, you will get your 20% savings, and get the reward certificate too.  Here’s an example:


Josh pre-ordered Call of Duty: Ghosts for Xbox One, and is therefore eligible for $10 in reward certificates as a My Best Buy member.  Josh becomes a Gamers Club Unlocked member before he picks up his copy of Call of Duty Ghosts for Xbox One.  Josh gets 20% off his copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts for Xbox One, and will receive $10 in reward certificates for successfully completing the other $10 reward certificate promotion.  In this instance, Josh got $22 worth of benefits in one transaction.  Not bad for a $60 game.


Q: If I have already pre-ordered games, will the 20% off be applied to those orders?
A: This will depend on whether you placed these pre-orders in-store or through


  • In-Store:
    If you pre-ordered in-store, you will receive the 20% off benefit as long as you are an active Gamers Club Unlocked member when you pick up your pre-order. You will need to ensure your My Best Buy account is added to the purchase when the game is picked up.
    If you pre-ordered on for either Store Pickup or shipping, we are not able to add this benefit to your existing order. You will need to either cancel and re-do your pre-order or return and repurchase the game once it is fulfilled to get the 20% off. To receive this benefit going forward, you will need to ensure that you are signed in to your account when you place an order and have your My Best Buy account linked to your account.

Q: Can the 20% off benefit be combined with a price match?
At the time of purchase, you would receive either the price match or 20% off. You would not be able to receive 20% off of a matched price. If Best Buy's price is lowered during the return/exchange period, the price will be matched to the lower price (upon request). My Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked Members should receive the new price along with the 20% discount. This price match covers one price match per identical item per customer.


Q: Does the 20% off new video games come as a certificate, gift card, or other back end rebate?

A: You get 20% off immediately when you buy your new games.  Other promotions may deliver benefits on the back end, but not your 20% off. 


Q: Can I still sign-up for an unpaid Gamers Club membership?

A: Yes, joining Gamers Club is free, and you can do so in-store.



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