2 to 3 years ago I was shopping in my local Game store to be asked if I was interested in buying a Game reward card for £3. I asked what the card does and the guy behind the counter basicly said you earn points everytime you purchase something which leads to money off anything instore. So I decided to buy the card as it sounded like it would help me save a few pennys in the long run.
>>>>>>>How did I get my card<<<<<<<
I got my card at the counter of my local Game store for £3. They asked for some of my personal information like my name, address, postcode, email and £3. Then a few minutes later I got my Game reward card and was ready to earn points.
>>>>>>>How to earn points<<<<<<<
Earning points is easy, you simply pass your card over the counter when you make a purchase in any Game store. If you happen to forget your game reward card when you next shop at Game you can still add points to your card by telling the person behind the counter your name and postcode. If you buy stuff off Games website you can also earn points. First you need to link your card up to your Game account on there website. Then when you make a purchase on there website your points should be added to your card. I have never had points go missing and never had a problem putting points on my reward card. It usually takes 24 hours before your points get added to you reward card. I've never made a purchase on there website as I prefer to shop at stores so I don't know how good the card is with online purchases.
Game also have extra offers were you can earn extra points on your reward card. If you pre-order a game you get double points on your reward card when you buy the game. I also get leaflets through the post every few months from Game that give me an extra 1000 points when I next purchase anything in-store.
>>>>>>>How many points do I earn on each purchace and how do I redeem my points<<<<<<<
Every time you purchase something from game you will recieve 2.5% of that purchase back in points on your card. So if you spend £40 you will recieve £1 of points on your card.
To redeem money off at a game store you need 1000 points on your reward card and 1000 points = £2.50. To redeem your points just ask the person behind the counter if you can use the points on your reward card . You can only redeem in thousands so if you have 2995 points on your card you will only be able to get £5 off your next purchase and not £7.50.
Overall I think this card is a great money saver. It was easy to sign up, its easy to earn points, its easy to redeem points and your points never expire. I have never had a problem with the card over the last 3 years and saved quite a few pounds on games by using my reward card.
I would highly recommend this card to anyone who buys games regularly or just buys the odd few games a year. 5/5 .
Should you say "yes" when they next try to sell you a GAME reward card. I believe it still costs £2 or £3 to buy the card itself and set up your account. If you are only an occassional gamer, or only occassionally use GAME to buy your games, then this is almost certainly not worth it.
If however, you always buy the next console, or a new game when as soon as it comes out - then it's a very nice little bonus. Make no mistake, you aren't going to get tonnes of games free every year, but every now and again I find myself to get a new game completely free, a lovely bonus considering when you have finished playing that you can trade that back in.
Even if you aren't a gaming freak like me, or you occassionally shop at GAME, then it may still be worth signing up the reward card, as you can quite conceivably earn £5 a year in loyalty points. Which is still a worthwhile bonus for something you can carry arround in your wallet or purse with no strings attached.
On the no strings attached front, I have never received any marketing mail or email from GAME as a result of signing up, which is refreshing, but when you link it to an online account, I am pretty sure you can request marketing mail if you prefer to be kept in the loop of all the latest offers.
Overall, I think you need to consider how much you actually spend in the first place on games when considering signing up, always remembering you will not get a free console's worth of loyalty points every year. You are better off buying it, using it every time you purchase from GAME, and check in a couple of years. You may be pleasantly suprised by how many points you collect!
Well I havent really had much use from my game card over the past few years - why because I dont usually buy pre-owned game, and after a bit of shopping around, I usually find a better deal on the net or elsewhere. Never to say, if I am shopping at GAME I will use the card. You get roughly 2.5% back, so essentially spend £100 and you get £2.50 back. Not bad for people who do alot of trading and gaming.
One thing I must say however is the customer service with the card is fantastic. On several occasions I have forgotten my card at home, and the staff are always more than happy to apply the points with a simple name and postcode check. You cant redeem the points (for security reasons), but it does mean that you dont miss out on points!!
Furthermore, they often offer double points for reserving pre-releases, there is no need to pay a deposit, and you can change your mind, but if you do buy, you get twice as many points. Students also get a student discount on non-sale items if you use the card, so this pretty much pays for the card if you buy a £30 game!
And to cap it all off, as a xmas present they gave me 1000 free points!! Im not sure if everyone received extra points, but im certainly not complaining!
I have had a Game reward card since buying my boyfriend an Xbox for christmas a couple of years ago, as I thought it would be a good idea to collect the points on that purchase alone. The card scheme itself cost me £3 to sign up to, but this is all you have to pay to use this card for the life of the scheme. Still annoyed me a little bit seeing as most other loyalty schemes are free to sign up to!
The game reward scheme is quite simple really, it gives you points whenever you buy items in store, except for gift vouchers and gift cards. For every £1 you spend in store or online (not downloadable content), you get 10 points on your reward card, when you have built up 1000 points, you get £2.50 to spend in store. It is not a lot back when you look at it, but if you shop there a lot, it can be worth it somewhat to get some discounts on new games.
There are ways to get extra points, like if you pre order a game, when you continue on to buy it, you get double the reward points. You will also sometimes get an email or snail mail with offers to gain extra points in store.
I use my card in Game when I do occasionally buy things in there, or when I am with a friend who shops in there and does not have a card, free points LOL! I do tend to get most of my games and accessories online, so I hardly shop in Game, as they do tend to be too expensive most of the time, so I hardly ever have a points balance worth having, but it has sometimes come in handy.
I would only recommend this card to someone who shops in Game a lot (wastes a lot of money lol!) but I only give it a 3 out of 5 as I do not think you should have to pay any amount to join a loyalty scheme for a store, and I also think that the amount of points awarded is not brilliant.
I got my Game card about 2 years ago and I dont think that it is one of the best card out there. It is really good if you buy lots of games and other stuff in there. Most of the time I will shop around when I want a new game because some places are cheaper then Game.
In the 2 year I have had my card I only got £5.00 off which when you think about it I only got £2.50 of in a year.
If you do shop in Game a lot I would say get yourself a card. The card cost me £3.00 to buy and every time I buy something they will give me points.
When you get £2.50 on your card your can spend it on a new game or Something else that you want.
How do I get a card:
If you would like to get a card all that you will have to do is go into a Game store and ask them for a card. Then you will have to fill in some details about your self and give it to the shop assistant and they will give you your Game card. You can also get the card on-line.
You can see how many points you have online or if you wanted to you can ask when you go into the store. It is really easy to get points all that you have to do is give them your card and they will add the points on for you.
You will get points for buying games, games consoles and accessories.
I would give the Game card 5 out of 5 but only if you use Game a lot
The game reward card is very handy if you happen to be a big fan of gaming and purcahse alot of games throughout the year or even if you just buy a few games a year you have nothing to lose. This reward card would also benifit parents or grandparents who buy lots of gifts and games from game. I have had my card for many years and I must say I have saved alot of money using it- although I wouldnt class myself as a hardcore gamer I have purchased a few consoles and quite alot of games, and as you get 2.5% of all your purchases back in credit on the reward card this can add up over time, I tend to get a game for free or at a reasonable discount every year. As well as using the reward card in store you can use it when purchasing games etc online with free home delivery. Another benifit you get being a reward card holder is when pre-ordering games either instore or online you are often awarded double points, in my opinion 5% is a very generous return. As soon as you have accrued £2.50 you can use the card for discount on any product in store.
The only negative is that I have had my card for many years now and it no longer swipes at the till and sometimes the staff can be fussy about having to type my number in, and despite repeated requests still have not been sent a replacement card.
The Game reward card is a brilliant card for those who are fans of gaming and purchase regularly as well as those who only purchase games every so ofter.
The card is simple to use as you hand this over when carrying out transactions and the points will accrue to the card based on the amount being spent. You can also use this card for online purchases and if you are using this for purchasing a pre-order game then your points being added will be doubled which is a fantastic extra that makes a huge difference if you buy games so you have them on day of release.
If most of your purchasing happens within the stores then you will be advised by the person serving you when you have enough points on the card to redeem against your purchase (this will be once you have enough points to take £2.50 off your purchase and this will go up in £2.50 increments) and it is upto you if you want to redeem these or if you want to leave these and allow them to build up. If you are purchasing from the website then towards the top of your screen you will have a points total and a money value that this equates to but the simplest way to check is where it ask for points to use then click on the drop down menu and this will advise if any are available.
All in all the card is brilliant but I would advise not to just purchase in Game due to the card but to also check the price of the games elsewhere (if the same price then this will be a little extra for you).
I got a game reward card because I bought my pink nintendo ds there. They offered it to me free of charge, and gave me free insurance.
The card normally costs £3, and I had always said no when it was offered to me when buying the very occasional game. The ds was my first ever console, and it was a bonus to get both a free card, and points to add up towards my next purchase.
Game gives you 2.5% on everything that you buy in there, this includes consoles, games, extra bits to go with your consoles. Just hand the card over before they complete the transaction.
When you have earnt £2.50 on your card you can use this, and more in £2.50 amounts off your purchase. It took me a fair while to get to this after using the first £2.50, but I did get there and used it to get money off new games. I also traded in the old games with them, and therefore got even more money off.
If you shop online, register your card online, you can get points then automatically when you buy something. It also lets you review your balance, and if you have £2.50 worth you can click the box that says use my points, so you save online as well as instore.
If you also go through quidco, you can get 9% cashback on games at the moment, and added to this the money from your card you could end up saving a lot on buying things from game.
I havent bought anything online yet but have added my reward card, and its useful to know the balance. Next time I buy a game I will go through quidco, and use the £5 off that I have on the card at the moment.
I have had my Game card for about 1 year and I have only got £2.50 off so I took it off a game that i wanted. I don't allways use Game that is why i have not got a lot of money of but if you use Game a lot i would say get a card. The Game reward card is a card where you will get points for buying stuff from Game. The card cost £3.00 and when you get £2.50 on your card your can spend it on a new game.
How do I get a card: If you wanted to get a card all you have to do is go into Game and ask for a Game reward card. Then you will have to fill in some details about your self and give it to the shop assistant and they will give you your Game card. You can also get the card on-line.
When you want to use the card all you have to do is take your card to the till and they will add points on it for you. You can use your card to buy most things in the shop you will get points for buying games, games consoles and accessories. For each purchase you do you will be rewarded with 2.5% back.
I would get a card because it will save you some money. If you wanted to buy a game or a game consoles I would look around and if Game is the cheapest i would get it from there to get points.
I would give the Game card 5 out of 5 because I do think that it is a great card to have because it will save you some money in the long run.
Thanks for reading
The Game Reward Card is a reward card for the big video game company Game who sell nearly all video games and consoles.
The idea of the card is that it rewards you for your purchases in-store or online like a cashback card. When you buy something you get 2.5% back put onto your card and you can use this against future purchases like another game. You can then redeem this in amounts of £2.50. This is the only bad thing about the card as you have to wait until you reach £2.50 in points and if you don`t buy stuff in Game often you might never be able to redeem your money off.
I got my card for free a few years ago but now the card costs £3 so you have got to think about whether you will spend enough to get more than the cost of the card back! For most people who buy video games I imagine it is as you only have to spend £150 in Game to get your money back!
Using my card I have bought quite a few "free" games and had a couple of games reduced by £2.50! One game I got reduced was Crackdown (which I have reviewed!) for the Xbox 360 which only cost me £3.50 as I redeemed £2.50 off the price and it was pre-owned and a bargain anyway! This game is my favourite Xbox 360 game I have at the moment as well!
Another point to make is that if you pre-order a game you get 5% instead of 2.5% so if you pre-order games or know you want a game you could get quite a lot back!
I have also used my reward card when friends and family want to buy a game but don`t have a card and I have got money for games I did not even buy myself!
If you are buying from the website which is Game.co.uk. (Which I have also reviewed!) Remember to get cashback from a website like Topcashback.co.uk (reviewed separately and you must join a website like this if you ahve not already!) and you get about 10% back from there and 2.5% in reward points giving you 12.5% back excluding any voucher codes you may find online and giving you a massive saving!
I am going to say that this reward card is brilliant and give it 5/5 as it has saved me quite a lot of money and helps me buy any new games which can`t be bad! The card also looks really nice so I have no complaints about the looks either! The member of staff on the till always asks you if you have a card so you never can forget and lose valuable points!
Overall this card is brilliant and has saved me a lot of money off buying games so I think it is great for any gamer!
The Game Reward Card is offered by 'Game' the company who specialise in selling games consoles, games, accessories etc for miscellaneous consoles (Xbox, XBox 360, Wii, DS, DSi, GameBoy Advance, GameCube, PC, PS2, PS3 etc) at a cost of £3.00 (correct as of April 2009).
For each purchase that you make either in a Game store or from the website, game.co.uk you will be rewarded with 2.5% of your purchase back in the form of points which are added to your Reward card and are then built up until you get money off future purchases in increments of £2.50.
Although you have to pay £3.00 for the card, providing you are going to spend more than £150 in the time that 'Game' is around for then there really is nothing to lose by buying one of these cards and saving up the points.
I have had my card for a number of years (5 or so) and have had a fair few pre-owned games for free (they normally have deals such as 3 for £10 or 4 for £20 etc).
The card can be applied for either on-line or by visiting your nearest Game store and requesting a form or even asking for it when you get to the check out and they will sort everything out for you there and then.
My best recommendation for using this card is that you shop around and check the different retailers (HMV, Gamestation, Game, local store etc) and then if Game are the cheapest or the same price I would advise using them to purchase your game, console etc and then you will at least earn some reward card points in the process!
If I am with friends/relatives and they want to buy something I'll get them to browse Game and then providing they don't have a card I can just get the points myself! I once was even cheeky enough to mention to someone in the queue that I had a card (once they've refused buying one) and I got their points (they were actually buying a console too so I did quite well out of it!).
If you visit the game website and apply for your card there then you can sign up to special offers and you will receive e-mail offers which will tell you about extra point promotions and if you pre-order your title on-line you will actually receive double points which equates to 5% back on your card.
Don't forget to use a cash back website as well and you could potentially get up to 10% of your spend back + Reward card points.
I am rating the Reward card 5/5 as for me it's fantastic. I am buying the items anyway and this way I get a little extra back. The card is easy to sign up for (online or in store) and I just keep it in my purse along with all the other cards I have so I don't really even need to remember it as I am always prompted at the till or it's used automatically online!
The card cost 3 quid to start it up, that means you need to spend about 150 quid before you gain any extra points. I would say the card is not good value and unless you are buying lots of games from GAME then I really would not bother. If the card was free then I would say it was a good deal. I would shop around for cheap games as GAME is always really good but there can be cheaper options around. I must say now that I have bought the card (I got it in the christmas queue under pressure! lol) I will now obviously see if GAME has the games I want for the same price I found it elsewhere and if so gain the loyalty points. Overall if you do not currently have a card and reckon you will spend over 150 quid quickly the go for it. I suppose its about 4 decent PS3 games or something like that!
Game might not be the cheapest of console gaming retailers, but as I have said in my other review of game.co.uk they are very reliable. It is important to take into account that although you might pay a little bit more for a game, if you organise your game requirements you can save a bit with their loyalty card.
By organise... I mean pre-order. If you line up your game orders in advance you get double points. This equates to 5% of your order value, so a £30 game gets you £1.50 back on your card. This can be earned against online or in-store purchases, and can be spent on either types of transaction too.
Regular game releases and hardware earn you 2.5%. Imagine buying that £100 Nintendo DS Lite and getting £2.50 back, or a £300 console and controllers earning you £7.50. It might not seem like a lot, but it all adds up. Personally I try to save my points up over the year and normally have enough for a free game at Christmas time.
Some tips for you all out their. Get your Game Reward Card, register it online and then look out for Exclusive emails. These contain competitions, special offers for Reward Card holders and even bonus points to be had on certain items. When I got my card it was free, but now it costs £3 (for life), so not bad, but take this into account if you only buy one or two games per year.
The game Reward Card is a Reward card which can be used at any game stores and Offers a 2.5% - 5.0% Cashback rate for buying items. The card costs a one off fee of £3.00 but for Evertime you spend £100.00 you get around £2.50 Back.
It works Like This. You go buy a Game for £50. you hand your card over and you get £1.25 Back. But if you had preordered the game and paid £50.00 you get £2.50 back. as you get Double cashback on Pre orders.
So far i have spent around £300.00 In game and have earned £10.50 so far this year Back Through buying Games and preordering the odd one Game.
You can keep up to date online by registering you card. if you register you card online you can use it to get discounts online and even earn points online.
For Every £1.00 you spend you get 10 Points
For Every 10 Points you earn you get 2.5P back
The only problem with the card is that you have to reemebe your cashback in £2.50s you can't say take off £3.00. It has to be in £2.50s For example £2.50, £5.00 Etc
So you see if you shop at game quite a lot like me and want to earn a little something back just pay the one off £3.00 fee and then you can save your cashback for christmas and spend it at christmas time.
I use mine for christmas as i would have around £30.00 On there so i would use it to exchange for gifts for christmas Time which is ideal as christmas time costs a lot already.
Any way i hope i have helped you with this review of the game reward card.