I realized a few days back that several of the games on my 2018 wishlist are Nintendo Switch games. This is a problem, because I rather like not paying full price for any game and Nintendo first party stuff has a real tendency to stay full price for years.
I have Best Buy’s loyalty program, and that at least takes 20% off new games, but there’s still a bit of a gap between what I want to pay and what they want me to pay. 🙂
But, I got a coupon from Best Buy for an extra $5 off any game, and that was enough to convince me that I should get a copy of Splatoon 2 in my life, and then I realized that I could save even more if I didn’t mind being a little bit of a terrible person.
See, I live in a state with a very aggressive recycling program. We have a 10 cent deposit on all beverage containers, and one of my vices is soda. So, since I tend to let the deposits pile up in my Bottle Drop account for a few months before redeeming them and never empty it completely, there’s usually a couple hundred bucks in there.
I drink too much soda. Let’s acknowledge this and move on.
One of the benefits of using Bottle Drop, btw, is that you can redeem your account funds at certain grocery stores and get an extra 20% back – so 12 cents a can – as long as you then spend the refund money at that store.
The lightbulb moment was when I realized that some grocery stores sell Best Buy gift cards.
It turns out they do not LIKE selling you a gift card in exchange for Bottle Drop credit – it needed a manager’s approval, and I got a little bit of a glare for it – but the end result was that Splatoon 2 cost me a little under $37 worth of can deposit money.
So. Now I will get to see what happened to Callie and Marie after the final Splatoon 1 Splatfest AND I didn’t break the bank to do so. Wins all around!
Well, first I guess I should finish Nioh. Sadly I have gotten hooked on the online co-op and helping other people with boss fights, which is a TON of fun but is not getting me any closer to seeing how the story goes. The last thing I fought before getting into the co-op was a giant frog, and I think that puts me barely at the halfway mark.