We recently purchased a used Wii* on Amazon. Great condition and much cheaper than if we bought one new in a store!
Of course, we’ll want video games to play. But which?
After reading some online reviews and talking with friends, we came up with about a dozen titles that sounded fun. If we got all of them, it would cost several hundred dollars. Not good.
Rather than buying a game and not really liking it, we decided to get a rental membership with GameFly*.
I went to MyPoints.com and saw that by clicking through and signing up, I’d get 1,000 points. That’s a lot, considering many $10 gift cards can be had for roughly 1,500 points.
GameFly works much like Netflix, in that you add titles to your queue and pay a monthly fee to enjoy the movies/games for as long as you’d like.
We signed up for the one-at-a-time plan, which is $8.95 for the first month and $15.95 each month thereafter. The site does offer a free trial period if you’d prefer to go that route. We probably won’t need more than two months to evaluate a large selection of games.
Once we try out some games, we can decide if they’re worth owning. If so, we’ll get the best deal we can by shopping in the Game Stop used section, Amazon, or anywhere else we can locate the title.
Do you have any games to suggest? How do you save money with video games?