Mine ended in January, which was a bummer. I havenít bought much physically since then, and my Best Buy spending has dropped considerably. What I did do, though, was preorder a handful of games coming out later in the year, because the discount still applies to preorders. Well, all the games I did preorder already came out. I could have purchased a bunch of Nintendo games that cane out in the fall, but my total spend was getting ridiculous, so I got about half a dozen games that came out in the next few months. Take full advantage!
I donít really have any issues with GameStop, but holy crap, how do they not have any off-the-shelf copies of Astral Chain on release day?! I deliberately wanted to buy it there to support them, but whatevs. Anyway, I remembered that I read somewhere that Walmart was selling the game in-store for only $50, so I thought Iíd check there. Indeed they are!!! What really caught my eye, though, was that they apparently sell ALL NEW GAMES for $50. Not a single Switch game was priced at $60. I may buy more games at Walmart.
Ha, I avoid amazon like the plague! Had to cancel Audible when they bought them, donít watch things on Twitch, even donít use IMDB anymore. If only I could avoid everything that uses AWS, but alas, I cannot. Itís waaay easier to just not go to a certain store. I have no problems with Walmart, though. Had no plans getting it, but will likely get Control for Xbox just because itís a bit cheaper there.
Some good deals on a couple Switch titles I picked up on a whim with my Gold Points:
XONiC - normally $29.99, currently $0.89 (!!) -- This seems like a fun music game with a solid soundtrack. Very arcade. My only real complaint at this point is that the controls feel a little too complicated (and it's the first game I've ever played where I felt a symmetrical control pad layout would make it easier). But I've already gotten my money's worth from it for sure. Under a dollar is ridiculously cheap!
Crayola Scoot - normally $29.99, currently $2.99 -- Seems like a surprisingly decent Tony Hawk game! It has color-tagging elements of Splatoon so the aesthetic and general gameplay style are great for kids especially. I mainly bought it because I thought Isaac would love it. So far it seems promising but I'm a little wary of the controls being fairly complicated. My four-year-old that loves Splatoon will have a bit of an uphill battle learning it, but we'll see. Either way, another super cheap game that shows promise.