GameStop plans pre-Black Friday Family Weekend event

GameStop plans pre-Black Friday Family Weekend event

Because one day of rampant consumerism just wasn't enough, GameStop has announced plans to launch a weekend-long sales event prior to its already revealed Black Friday sales.

The ubiquitous games retailer has yet to outline its full discount plans, but they include $20 discounts on the normally $75 Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes starter packs and $15 off the usually $40 Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy or The Avengers. Continuing the Disney theme, anyone who purchases GameStop's Disney Infinity PlayStation 3 bundle will receive a $25 gift card. Further discounts are still being hammered out on a store-by-store basis.

GameStop's pre-Black Friday Family Weekend event will kick off on November 21 and run through November 23. All GameStop stores are participating, though discounts may vary between locations. If you need one last reason to visit your local games retailer this weekend, GameStop is planning midnight launch events for both Super Smash Bros. Wii U and the excellent Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire on November 21.

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Beat the Black Friday Rush with GameStop's First-Ever Pre-Black Friday Family Weekend
Take advantage of deals on Disney Infinity, Nintendo products, tablets & more

Celebrate the Launch of Super Smash Bros WiiU & Pokemon with midnight launch events

PowerUp Rewards Pro members to receive $25 off any pre-owned tablet

GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 18, 2014-- Today, GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, announced that it will be hosting its first-ever pre-Black Friday weekend event for parents and gift-givers looking to purchase new or pre-owned video games, accessories or electronic gifts for the gamer this holiday season.

"Holiday shopping can be quite expensive for parents and gift-givers," said Frank Hamlin, chief marketing officer at GameStop. "To help parents, or any gift-giver stretch their holiday shopping budgets, GameStop is happy to offer a special weekend full of great savings before the Black Friday and Cyber Monday rush."

Beginning on November 21 and running through November 23, all U.S. GameStop store locations will be offering various special deals and discounts on select items to allow moms and dads, aunts and uncles, grandparents, or any gift-giver the chance to beat the Black Friday rush during GameStop's pre-Black Friday Family Weekend. Customers can take advantage of deals on Disney Infinity and Nintendo products, trade in their video game & consumer electronics to receive currency that can be used to purchase holiday gifts, and receive double PowerUp Rewards® points all weekend long when using the GameStop® PowerUp Rewards™ credit card.

Discounts include:

$20 off all Disney Infinity Marvel Starter Packs ($54.99, Reg. $74.99)
$15 off Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition: Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel's The Avengers ($24.99, Reg. $39.99)
Purchase a new Disney Infinity PS3 bundle to receive a $25 GameStop gift card
$50 off Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 ($149.99, Reg. $199.99)
$70 off Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 ($199.99, Reg. $269.99)
$100 off Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 ($249.99, Reg. $349.99)
In addition to these pre-Black Friday deals, GameStop always has more than 2,500 pre-owned video games under $20.00 and a wide selection of new and pre-owned kid-friendly titles such as Little Big Planet 3, Disney's Fantasia: Music Evolved and Skylanders Trap Team.

Parents searching for a certain Skylanders or Disney Infinity collector figure are in luck. GameStop is now selling pre-owned Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures at prices that cannot be beat. If a figure is not available in a store, GameStop can locate figures through its Web-in-Store service and have it shipped to any address for free, or pick it up at any GameStop store location at the earliest convenience.

To make the weekend offer even better for Nintendo fans, GameStop will host midnight launch events at more than 2,500 GameStop store locations to celebrate the launch of Super Smash Bros WiiU, Pokemon Omega Ruby, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, and amiibo characters on November 21. Customers can head out to stores on the evening of November 20 where they can participate in various activities in select locations such as tournaments, giveaways, and more.

For more information about GameStop's pre-Black Friday Family Weekend or which stores will be hosting a Super Smash Bros, Pokemon Omega Ruby, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, and amiibo midnight launch, visit a local GameStop store location or www.GameStop.com/events.

About GameStop Corp.

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates more than 6,600 stores across 15 countries. The company's consumer product network also includes www.gamestop.com; www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the world's leading print and digital video game publication; and www.buymytronics.com, an online consumer electronics trade-in platform. In addition, our Technology Brands segment includes our Simply Mac, Spring Mobile and Cricket stores. Simply Mac, www.simplymac.com, operates 33 stores, selling the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, smartphones and offering Apple certified warranty and repair services. Spring Mobile, http://springmobile.com, sells post-paid AT&T services and wireless products through its 298 AT&T branded stores. Cricket Wireless, www.cricketwireless.com, offers pre-paid wireless services, devices and related accessories. We operate 48 Cricket stores in select markets throughout the United States.

General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website http://news.gamestop.com/. Follow GameStop on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/GameStop and find GameStop on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/GameStop.


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