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Toys R' Us posted:

Official Toys R Us Buy Two Get One Free Sale FAQ

In an effort to help, this FAQ will try to answer all questions you may have about this year's Toys R us sale. It will also help you out in getting more bang out of your buck, how returns and exchanges will be handled, and any other interesting tidbits you may need answered. And questions, comments, concerns, issues, gripes can be made here.

Date of Sale: Sunday, October 22nd - Saturday, October 28th 2006.

The Sale

Buy any two Playstation 2, Gamecube, Xbox, Xbox 360, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, or PSP games, and get a third game, of equel or lesser value, for free.

Is the sale online?

Yes. Unlike previous years, this years sale will be online and will not be bastardized. This year, Toys R Us broke away form Amazon.com and is now in full control of the e-commerce side of the company. All ads that are in effect in the brick and morter stores are also in effect online.

So if I buy three $50 games, I get a $50 game for free?

Yes, you can pick up any three games, at any price point. If three games are the same price the third one rang up at the register will be the free one.

Can I only get three games?

No, you can get as many games as you want, in multiples of three, and you will get a third free for every two you buy.

Can I mix and match my three games?

Yes, you can choose between all available systems for your three games. Example, you can buy two PS2 titles and one DS title and get the least expensive one free.

What about bundled games (ex.Castlevania Two Pack for GBA) of games that come with an accessory (ex. Guitar Hero)?

These games are also a part of the sale. As long as the product comes with video game software, no matter the price, it will count for the sale.

But a game that comes out the 24th is what I rally want, what about that?

Any game that comes out during the week of the sale will be part of the sale.

Can I preorder a game as one of my games?

No. Unlike a Gamestop, you cannot fully put money down on future titles, only a small, $5 deposit. Games that come out after the 29th of October are not part of the sale.

How the Deal works at the register (PAY ATTENTION IF YOU ARE CHANCING A RETURN)

Example one, three games, different prices.

000000000000 PS2 Madden 2007 $49.99
000000000000 X360 Dead Rising $59.99
000000000000 NDS Nintendogs Dalmation $29.99

When the three games get rung up, this is how they look on your receipt before the deal is taken off.

000000000000 PS2 Madden 2007 $49.99
000000000000 X360 Dead Rising $59.99
000000000000 NDS Nintendogs Dalmation $0.00

After the Total key is hit, the game that is the cheapest will go to $0.00. Doesnot matter the order it is rung, the cheapest one always comes off.

Example two, three games same price

000000000000 PS2 Madden 2007 $49.99
000000000000 X360 Lego Star Wars 2 $49.99
000000000000 PS2 Valkerie Profile 2 $49.99

Once again, before the Total key is hit.

000000000000 PS2 Madden 2007 $49.99
000000000000 X360 Lego Star Wars 2 $49.99
000000000000 PS2 Valkerie Profile 2 $0.00

When there are three games with the same price, the third game in the list will ALWAYS be the one that comes off as free.

Example three, six games or more, different prices

000000000000 PS2 Madden 2007 $49.99
000000000000 X360 Lego Star Wars 2 $49.99
000000000000 PS2 Valkerie Profile 2 $49.99
000000000000 PS2 Madden 2007 $49.99
000000000000 X360 Dead Rising $59.99
000000000000 NDS Nintendogs Dalmation $29.99

Before Total is hit.

000000000000 PS2 Madden 2007 $49.99
000000000000 X360 Lego Star Wars 2 $49.99
000000000000 PS2 Valkerie Profile 2 $0.00
000000000000 PS2 Madden 2007 $49.99
000000000000 X360 Dead Rising $59.99
000000000000 NDS Nintendogs Dalmation $0.00

When six games or more are bought, the system looks at games three at a time, depending in which order they were scanned, from top to bottom. Here we see that the third $49.99 game scanned, and the $29.99 game came off. It is very crucial that you pay attention to the order that the games are being scanned in when purchasing six or more titles.

Paying attention and knowing this stuff is incredibily important when you are buying multiples of games, and "placeholder" titles for mid week releases.

Return Policy

TRU's video game return policy is 45 days, unopened with a dated receipt or gift receipt. If the game is opened, it can only be excahnged with the same title. No exceptions.

After the 29th of October, all games that were bought as part of the sale will be given 66% of their origonal price as credit.

How to properly buy Placeholder games

If a game you really want is coming out midweek, but you dont want to risk missing out on something on the shelves right now, step by step here is what you do. This will only work during the week of the sale.

1. Pick the two games that you want.

2. Pick up a game that has the same price point as the game coming out, and the same price point as the two games you picked up. Example, if the game you want coming midweek is $50, buy three $50 games during the week.

3. Make sure that every third game rung up, the free one, is NOT the placeholder game, but one you want to keep. DO NOT LOSE THE RECEIPT!

4. When the game you want comes in, bring the receipt and games to the customer service desk, and tell them that you want to return and repurchase. Make sure you make specific that you want to keep the one or two games, and that you want one or two different games instead. MAKE SURE THE GAME YOU WANT TO RETURN IS NOT OPENED.

5. When the return and repurchase gets rung up, everything will come out even and go on you way.