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Game Is Halving The Rate At Which You Can Earn Reward Points

Pray they don't alter the deal any further.

UK retailer Game are altering the terms and conditions of the Game Reward scheme, cutting the rate at which you can earn points in half when the changes take effect on 25th January.

The current balance earns you 1 Reward point for every 12.5p spent, but this is switching to 1 point for every 25p that is spent. Considering that redeeming these points values 400 points as £1, a rate which is not being changed, this boils down to you now getting a return of 1% in the scheme instead of 2% as it was before.

It was only in May 2017 that Game introduced the Game Elite membership, where you have to pay £36 per year to be able to earn up to 10% back on purchases. Cynically, one would assume that Game are trying to push Elite harder, but making Reward points more difficult to earn doesn’t exactly make Elite a better deal…

 

Thanks to coruscant for the tip.

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15 Comments
  1. Avenger
    Member
    Since: Oct 2012

    This deal is getting worse all the time…

    Comment posted on 13/01/2018 at 18:11.
    • ron_mcphatty
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      Pray I don’t alter it any further!

      Comment posted on 14/01/2018 at 17:48.
  2. ico
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    Half of the zero points I accrue with game? Well that’ll be zero points so I’m ambivalent towards this decision. They can just increase their horrendous mark ups on pre owned.

    Comment posted on 13/01/2018 at 19:05.
  3. JR.
    Member
    Since: Apr 2013

    That reminds me… I’ll need to trade my old PS4 Pro in before they go bust XD

    Comment posted on 13/01/2018 at 20:11.
    • Avenger
      Member
      Since: Oct 2012

      If you want £1.25 for it, then you go right ahead with that.

      Comment posted on 13/01/2018 at 21:56.
      • JR.
        Member
        Since: Apr 2013

        Haha true

        Comment posted on 13/01/2018 at 23:50.
  4. coruscant
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    This will make me even less likely to use them in future, and I hardly do as it is!

    Comment posted on 14/01/2018 at 18:39.
  5. Tony Cawley
    Pint! Pint!
    Since: Feb 2009

    A company with such historical financial troubles really needs to incentivise customers to shop with them and this is hardly the way to go about that.

    Comment posted on 14/01/2018 at 18:57.
    • wonkey-willy
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      And all the staff are dickheads…

      Comment posted on 14/01/2018 at 21:01.
      • Avenger
        Member
        Since: Oct 2012

        And you’re offered half the shop at an extortionate price at the point of sale. It’s a good laugh when they believe it’s a real deal though.

        Comment posted on 14/01/2018 at 22:52.
  6. wonkey-willy
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    Comment posted on 14/01/2018 at 20:59.
  7. Mick939
    Member
    Since: Forever

    Even less reason to use game anymore. Occasionally id pick something up there instead of prime prime nowing it because of points but i may aswell stick to amazon now

    Comment posted on 15/01/2018 at 08:45.
  8. leeroye
    Member
    Since: May 2012

    I dont shop there any more, have not done so in a long long time.

    The list of questions you get asked at the checkout is nonsense:-

    Would you like to protect the disk for an additional £1?

    Is there anything you would like to pre-order? – No seen as you can never tell me the price i will have to pay!!!

    Are you interested in our new reward card?

    Do you require an PSN vouchers?

    Makes you lose the will to live.

    Comment posted on 15/01/2018 at 10:26.
    • ron_mcphatty
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      Yeah you’re right they are utter rubbish, or at least the employees are forced to say things that make them sound utter rubbish. I got fobbed off with some confusing bs when buying PUBG and worse was buying a code for Batman VR for a secret Santa they wouldn’t even let me keep the bloody paper token thing from the shelf!! In that instance two Game guys were downright rude. E.B. was better.

      Comment posted on 15/01/2018 at 13:11.
  9. camdaz
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Although I’ve got a reward card for Game I haven’t bought anything from them for over two years (at least) as you can just about always find stuff cheaper elsewhere.
    I’m sure this action will put others off shopping with them which won’t help sales figures. And I wouldn’t want to pay for the Elite level as they may not be around for for long.

    Comment posted on 15/01/2018 at 14:47.