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June 2

Nintendo.com: Buy Mario Kart 8 & Get a Free Downloadable Game

Posted by on June 2, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Nintendo.com: Buy Mario Kart 8 & Get a Free Downloadable Game

Are you looking forward to the new Mario Kart 8 game? I know the men and boys in my house definitely are! Simply buy any version of the Mario Kart 8 game, register your game, and you’ll get a code to get your free downloadable Nintendo game.

Until July 31st, buy your game and register it and you’ll get a code for your choice of one of the following games:

  • Super Mario Bros. U
  • Pikmin 3
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Walker HD
  • Wii Party U

Those games each have a $39.99 value.

You can buy any version of the game to get your free downloadable game. If you buy the packaged version, find the Club Nintendo insert inside the game and enter the registration code on the Nintendo website. If you are buying the game from the Nintendo eShop, link your WiiU console to Club Nintendo before you buy Mario Kart 8 to get your free game. If you buy the Wii U console that includes Mario Kart 8, simply link your new Wii U console to your Club Nintendo account to register the game. As you can see, you’ll need a Club Nintendo account.

Once you’ve registered, login to your Club Nintendo account and select “select your free game” in your to-do list before August 31st, 2014. Once you get the code for that, enter your download code and play!

My boys have all of the games above except Zelda, which I think they would love. We are definitely going to take advantage of this offer as soon as possible. If you don’t have any of the games above, I highly suggest Wii Party U. It is a game I love playing with my family, with fun mini games that are easy enough for little kids, but difficult enough for adults.

I have also heard that Target is the best place to get the Mario Kart 8 game, as you’ll get a free wheel with your purchase. Mario Kart (the original) was my favourite game to play with my family as a kid and I can’t wait to play it with my kids now.

(Expiry: 31st July 2014)

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May 12

Wii U Deluxe Set & NintendoLand (Refurb) @ Nintendo Canada: Only $207

Posted by on May 12, 2014 at 9:30 AM

 

Wii U Deluxe Set & NintendoLand (Refurb) @ Nintendo Canada: Only $207

Did you know that Nintendo Canada has an online store, from which they also sell refurbished products at low prices? Well, I’ve spotted a deal on there, for a refurbished bundle of the Nintendo Wii U console, along with the NintendoLand game – it’s priced at only $200.

Standard shipping is $7, so brings the total to $207 plus taxes.

Even though this is a refurbished item, it still comes with a full one year warranty, so there’s nothing to worry about in that regard. Their refurb policy states this:

Although it may have minor cosmetic blemishes, it is guaranteed to be fully functional. We think you will find the standards for Authentic Nintendo Refurbished Products are VERY high.

Sounds good to me! And it’s quite a good saving on the MRSP too. For example, the Wii U console alone is $250 @ Best Buy, $300 @ Staples, $320 @ Amazon, $300 @ EBGames, $350 @ NCIX, $300 @ Chapters Indigo.

The box comes with quite a few things included, with the main aspects being:

  • Wii U console (32GB Internal Storage*)
  • Wii U GamePad
  • Nintendo Land game disc

There are other items included such as the sensor bar, you can see a full list when you click through.

While you can buy bundles from $350 @ Costco, from $300 @ The Source, that kind of thing… it might be worth comparing those type of prices to see if it’s bundled with a game you are interested in. But if you’re just looking for the basic console and are happy with Nintendoland to get you started, then this price from Nintendo is very good. And the NintendoLand Bundle seems to be around $30 to $60 alone.

(Expiry unknown)

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February 27

The Source: 3DS XL + Mario & Luigi Dream Team for only $170!

Posted by on February 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM

The Source: 3DS XL + Mario & Luigi Dream Team for only $170!

Save $70 on a 3DS XL + Mario and Luigi Dream Team from The Source!

First off, the retail on this  seems to be $199.99 and you’re getting it for only $169.99 so I guess maybe you’re only saving $30. But the game is $40 by itself and the console is $200 by itself. Technically if you bought the game and the console separately you’d save $70 by getting this deal. Regardless, it’s a good deal. The 3DS is the clear king of the handhelds right now and Mario, well, Mario games are Mario games. Not much else to say about either of these things…

…but I need to fill space so let’s talk about Mario and Luigi Dream Team. I am an RPG guy. I have played primarily RPGs during my life as a gamer. Out of all the RPGs I’ve played, some of the best are Mario RPGs. I’ve played three RPGs in the Mario universe and they have all been great. There might be some bad RPGs in the Mario world but I haven’t seen them and from the reviews on this one, Mario and Luigi Dream team is not one of them.

It has a solid 8/10 on meta critic and from the gameplay videos I’ve watched it looks like the classic blend of platformer and RPG what any fan or Mario RPGs have come to love. If you haven’t had the pleasure of an RPG with your favourite Mario characters this is a great way to dive right in to a great handheld console and a fantastic game for an awesome price.

Oh, and I almost forgot, you get a 3DS XL with a cool Mario and Luigi design on it! Pretty neat.

Shipping is free.

(Expires: 12th March 2014)

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January 18

Nintendo: Get Wii Fit U For Free With Purchase Of Fit Meter

Posted by on January 18, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Nintendo: Get Wii Fit U For Free With Purchase Of Fit Meter

If you had a Wii, but then got a Wii U, you can still work out using your Wii Fit game, or you can also get Wii Fit U for free.

I have the Wii Fit game with balance board from my old Wii. We now have the Wii U and I’d love to try the newer and improved version available for Wii U, and I can actually do it for free. Here’s what you need to do. First of all, download the game from the Nintendo eShop and you’ll get it free for 31 days, so you can try it out and decide if you love it. You’ll use your existing balance board to do the activities (or you can probably buy one from Kijiji if you don’t already have Wii Fit). If you decide you like it, simply buy the Fit Meter for $19.99 at Best Buy, $19.83 at Amazon or you can get it from a bunch of other stores for around the same price. Do your research. You’ll then get to keep the game forever! You just have to sync the meter with your free version to get the game for good.

The Fit Meter is actually really great because you don’t have to just use it in your living room while playing Wii U. It counts your steps, measures intensity and altitude changes so that the calorie counter knows exactly how many calories you really burn depending on how hard you are really working, rather than the distance you’ve gone. Once you’ve synced it to your Wii U, you’ll get accurate readings and graphs so you can track your progress. Take advantage of the fun challenges to get you moving. Wii Fit U lets you have up to 12 profiles, but everyone will need their own fit meter. What’s really cool: your dog can get one too so you can manage his/her exercise needs.

I’m going to to download the free trial right now to help me with my fitness goals. I love that I can weigh myself and the game keeps track of it for me, telling me how much I’ve gone up or down so I can improve.

(Expiry: 31st January 2014)

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December 8

WalMart Canada: Save $40 On 3DS XL Or 2DS + Free Shipping ($159 or $89)

Posted by on December 8, 2013 at 10:00 AM

WalMart Canada: Save $40 On 3DS XL Or 2DS + Free Shipping ($159 or $89)

Get your game on wherever you are with a 2DS or 3DS XL from Wal~Mart Canada. This awesome deal is online only.

  • Click to get a RED | BLUE 2DS @ WalMart.ca now
  • Click to get a BLACK | RED | BLUE 3DS XL @ WalMart.ca now

I don’t know if this is a sale or what. It’s a huge discount if this is the new regular price, and all the other retailers will have to follow. Regardless of sale or regular price, this is a great deal right now and would make a great gift idea! Walmart is selling the 3DS XL for $159, and the 2DS for $89. Those are sweet prices. I almost want to get one for my three year old. Maybe next year. The cheapest I found them elsewhere was the usual $129.99 for the 2DS and $199.99 for the 3DS XL.

This is where Nintendo should be, making hand-held systems. Everyone loves their handhelds but no one, it seems, likes their full consoles anymore. People have been telling them this for years, but I feel like they’ll only ever learn when they release a console that is a complete and utter failure. So far, they haven’t failed because parents still see Nintendo and think it’s the best, and that hardcore/old school gamers still want Mario and Zelda on their big TVs.

Maybe I’m just some goon and Nintendo pays people millions of yen to figure this stuff out. Either way, this is a great deal. Also, free shipping! Visit us tomorrow, December 9th for No Minimum Monday where 180 other companies will also be offering free shipping with no minimum spends for the entire day!

(Expires: Unknown)

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November 8

Future Shop Canada: Battlefield, Call of Duty Or Assassin’s Creed Games Free With Any PS3/xBox 360/Wii U Game Trade-In

Posted by on November 8, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Future Shop Canada: Battlefield, Call of Duty Or Assassins Creed Games Free With Any PS3/xBox 360/Wii U Game Trade In

Hold on to your butts, people, FutureShop is putting on a big one! This is straight up free video games just for trading in any PS3, xBox 360 or Wii U game. This deal is in-store only.

This seems like a lie doesn’t it? Well, I heard about it in the Financial Post and even their readers were saying that there is no way this is true, so much so that the Corporate Communications Manager of FutureShop tweeted to say that this is true. Crazy, am I right?

You aren’t getting junky games. You’re getting three of the biggest releases of the year with a simple trade-in. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Call of Duty: Ghost or Battlefield 4: they cost nothing, you just need to go to the store and trade in any of your games. There is a limit of one per customer, per day. There are some other restrictions too, so read the whole post I linked you to up there. You better believe that my wife and I are going to be there Saturday and Sunday picking up copies of these. I don’t even want them, I just want to flip them on Kijiji for $40 later on. If I never sell them, I didn’t really lose anything.

The deal starts on the 9th and goes until the 11th. I guess this is also valid at Best Buy, but I haven’t been able to confirm.

(Expires: 11th November 2013)

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August 21

EBGames Canada: Get 30% More Value When You Trade Slim PS3/xBox/WiiU Towards PS4/xBox One

Posted by on August 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM

EBGames Canada: Get 30% More Value When You Trade Slim PS3/xBox/WiiU Towards PS4/xBox One

Optimize your trade when you trade out your old console for a new pre-order at EB Games Canada.

Is your old console (or new in the case of the WiiU) collecting dust? I know if my PS3 wasn’t my (and perhaps more importantly, my son’s) Netflix machine I’d definitely be doing this. I almost wish I had bought an xBox 360 or WiiU just to be able to trade it in. I don’t buy a lot of games and, at this point, I’ve bought pretty much everything I’m going to, so if I traded it in, it wouldn’t be a big deal. I guess I do still need to pick up Assassin’s Creed 3, so I’d miss playing that. What I’m saying is that, at this point in the console’s life cycle, if you aren’t playing it a lot, it won’t hurt too much to give it up. The PS4 is coming out on November 15th and the xBox One has to be somewhere around there, so you aren’t going to have to wait long to get the next-gen gear.

I also suspect there are a lot of people out there who have a PS3, an xBox 360 and maybe even a WiiU. You could trade them all in for tons of credit, or just pick one or two. You can live with one console, right? Right. The value of your console depends on what you have with it. A bigger hard drive gets you more credit and each console has a different value. I also suspect, and I’m not 100% sure, that the value is different based on where you are. Whatever your old Slim PS3, Slim xBox 360 or WiiU is worth, you get an extra 30% on top of its value when you trade it in towards a PS4 or xBox One.

This deal is available in store only.

(Expires: 23rd August 2013)

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July 16

Chapters Canada: 40% Off Games For Nintendo 3DS

Posted by on July 16, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Chapters Canada: 40% Off Games For Nintendo 3DS

There are a couple of great deals this week at Chapters Canada for anyone one that has a Nintendo 3DS.  Save 40% on two different fun kids games for a limited time only.

This offer is exclusive to online only, so if you are heading into your closest Chapters store, you will find these games at full price.

Here are the two games on sale right now:

After checking out the Crosswords Plus game, I actually would say that it is for both kids and adults, which is a nice bonus.  These Nintendo3DS games can get pricey, so having them as low as just $11.97 is a great deal.  You can get both games for less than the price it would have cost to get just the one when not on sale.

As for the cost of shipping, Chapters Canada offers free shipping for orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: 21st July 2013)

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June 9

Target Canada: $50 Gift Card With Nintendo 3DS XL Purchase

Posted by on June 9, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Target Canada: $50 Gift Card With Nintendo 3DS XL Purchase

Ever feel like you should be rewarded for buying video games? Target does too, so that’s exactly what they’re doing!

I don’t often include stuff from Target for two reasons. You can’t shop online in Canada, and there is no Target store where I live. A couple of years ago, Target bought a bunch of leases from Zellers and started putting in their own stores, but all of the ones near me are still under construction.

For all the people who do have a Target nearby, you should definitely wander in and check out this deal. When you purchase a Nintendo 3DS XL you will get a $50 gift card. You can use it for a game to go with your new console or an accessory. You can even use it for a completely non-video game related purchase, but that isn’t nearly as fun! The handheld costs $199.99.

There is no shipping as it is in store only.

(Expires: 13th June 2013)

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May 30

Toys R Us Canada: Get a $40 Gift Card With Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL Purchase

Posted by on May 30, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Toys R Us Canada: Get a $40 Gift Card With Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL Purchase

Gaming on your cellphone not enough? Buy Nintendo’s handheld system and get a $40 gift card from Toys R Us Canada.

And while you’re at it:

The beauty of this sale is that the 3DS games are all around $40, so you can use your gift card to get a game. There are tons of great games available so you should be able to find something good for your money. As far as the consoles go, they range from $169.99 to $199.99 depending on if you get the original 3DS or the bigger 3DS XL. The 3DS might be a little easier for kids while the 3DS XL is parent sized.

While I do most of my portable gaming on my phone now, it’s not because I don’t like the portable consoles. It’s more that I don’t have the time to play any more video games. I already have a huge backlog of PC and PS3 games to play so adding more would just be a waste. But that being said there are a lot of people who have the opposite thing going on. They are tired of all the little puzzle games and short games on their phone and want something more. There is a whole new category of gamers out there now who might not want to get a PS3 or xBox because it’d be wasted on them. A handheld is a perfect step up for those looking to kick their gaming live in to gear.

Shipping is free (up to a $20 value) when you spend $100 or more (before taxes).

(Expiry: 5th June 2013)

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April 13

EB Games Canada: $30 Off Nintendo Golden Sun Dark Dawn (Now $9.99)

Posted by on April 13, 2013 at 8:00 PM

EB Games Canada: $30 Off Nintendo Golden Sun Dark Dawn (Now $9.99)

EB Games has a nice deal on this Nintendo DS game Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. Originally $39.99, the game is on sale for $9.99 new.

I know zilch about the game – because I do not own a Nintendo DS (feel free to buy me one if you want) – so I went to where I always go when I need to consult the geeky gods – Metacritic. The game scored a solid 79/100 with critics and 8.1/10 with fans. Those are pretty darn solid ratings. Evidently the game is a lot like the previous ones in the franchise – so if you hated on any of the previous ones – don’t buy this. However, if you loved them then you should buy this (or probably already have, then worn it out… and need to buy a new one).

I kinda like this guy’s review so I decided to quote him.. thank you jtg00001…

Golden Sun is as good as it ever was. That statement will mean one of two things for people: most fans will appreciate the details which are remeniscent of the original two GBA games and will smile at the similarities and embrace the nostalgia it brings; others, will likely find that the game is out-dated compared to today’s standard of RPG. This should not be a deterrent however, embrace the finely crafted traditional J-RPG style of gaming, appreciate the effort that has went into providing a relatively seamless transition from the GBA to DS, and remember the fun that can be had with Camelot’s Golden Sun series. Outstandingly familiar.

What the smart dude who has played this game said.

Shipping is as cheap as $4.99 for up to $75 worth of loot. You might want to check out other sale games to split the shipping cost among them.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 24

Amazon.ca: The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Hystoria – Pre-Order for $23 (Save $12)

Posted by on October 24, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Amazon.ca: The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Hystoria   Pre Order for $23 (Save $12)

This book is friggin’ awesome and the only thing that could possibly make it better is Amazon Canada and Bargainmoose bringing it to you for this price. Magic.

I have been going back and forth about whether or not I should write this up as a deal. It isn’t a sale per se, but the price is so amazing and the product is so awesome that I just had to put it up here. First off, the deal is as such: the book retails for $34.99 but Amazon.ca has it for $11.83 less at $23.18. So $24 for a book, big deal right? Well hold on, I’ll explain in a minute.

Before that though, I want to point out that, as is Amazon’s policy, they price match up to the date the item is released. So if the price goes lower between now and its release date of 29th January 2013, you get the lower price. The price on this one has indeed gone lower since I first looked at it a few months ago so it may continue to slide.

So why is this such a good deal? It’s because the book is so awesome to a certain subset of people that they could easily sell it for $50+ and make a ton of money. I’ll leave it up to the professionals to tell you why it’s such a great book.

From Amazon.ca:

Dark Horse Books and Nintendo team up to bring you The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, containing an unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise. This handsome hardcover contains never-before-seen concept art, the full history of Hyrule, the official chronology of the games, and much more! Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary producer and video-game designer of Donkey Kong, Mario, and The Legend of Zelda, Shigeru Miyamoto, this book is crammed full of information about the storied history of Link’s adventures from the creators themselves! As a bonus, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creator of The Legend of Zelda manga – Akira Himekawa!

Obviously this is only going to be interesting to people who like Zelda games but in a certain age range, that is a lot of people. At this price, even a casual Zelda fan like myself, should be picking up a copy. I certainly will be getting a copy of this book. I’m even thinking of getting some for people for Christmas and just printing out and wrapping the pre-order receipt. How many Zelda fans out there? Let me see a show of hands in the comments.

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June 25

Nintendo 3DS Games Buy 1 Get 1 for 25% off @ BestBuy.ca

Posted by on June 25, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Nintendo 3DS Games Buy 1 Get 1 for 25% off @ BestBuy.ca

I’ve got this killer up inside of me
I can’t talk to my mother, so I talk to my diary
I’m goin off on the deep end
I find myself face to face with myself while I’m sleepin

Geez, lighten up! When you buy one 3DS game at BestBuy.ca you can get a second one for 25% off. Tell your diary about that!

BestBuy.ca has had some really good deals on, as of late. I told you yesterday about a fantastic 3DS deal (that is still on until 28th JUNE 2012) so if you happened to have taken advantage of it, you should look into this one too. The discount on the second game will be added automagically at check out.

So I know that paying $35 for a game seems kinda nuts when you can get hours of fun from a 99 cent (or even free) app on your tablet or phone but I really think using a handheld device that is dedicated to gaming is worth the extra cost. I have no issues with mobile games but you are (almost) always going to get a better experience from a handheld gaming device. The developers generally have more resources and a better platform to build on. The hardware is unified so there are no fragmentation issues. All in all, if you want to do some real handheld gaming, you should be looking at devices like the 3DS and the PS Vita.

(Expires: Unknown)

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March 29

Nintendo 3DS Mail In Rebate: Save $20

Posted by on March 29, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Nintendo 3DS Mail In Rebate: Save $20

Buy any qualifying Nintendo 3DS system and get a mail in rebate worth $20!

Qualifying Nintendo 3DS systems include: Flame Red, Aqua Blue, Cosmo Black, Pearl Pink, Nintendo 3DS with Super Mario 3D Land Bundle and Flame Red Costco Bundle.

You must purchase or have purchased your Nintendo 3DS system between 1st March, 2012 – 16th April, 2012. Mail in your rebate form, original receipt and original UPC code before 31st May to qualify.

You can find the Nintendo 3DS systems in many stores. Walmart.ca has them for $169 with 97 cent shipping.

You should receive your mail in rebate in 6-8 weeks.

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March 19

Future Shop Canada: Nintendo Wii & 3DS Gifts With Purchase

Posted by on March 19, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Future Shop Canada: Nintendo Wii & 3DS Gifts With Purchase

Pick up the Nintendo Wii New Super Mario Bros. Bundle for $149.99 and get a free sports kit worth $9.99. If you prefer the Nintendo 3Ds for $169.99, you’ll get a bonus game worth $28.89.

The Nintendo Wii New Super Mario Bros. bundle includes a black Wii console, black Wii remote Plus and nunchuck, the new Super Mario Bros. game, and the Super Mario Galaxy official soundtrack. The added bonus is a free sports kit worth $9.99 that will be automatically added to your cart.

The Nintendo 3DS for $169.99 in black, pink, red or aqua blue comes with a bonus game. Steeldiver, worth $28.89, will be added to your cart automatically at checkout.

Both of these items will be shipped to your home address for free!

Expires: 22nd March, 2012

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