Saturday, January 23, 2010

A Good Deal Fell Into My Lap...

I had been planning on getting a new Xbox 360 game in February called "Dante's Inferno." It is an action game based on "The Divine Comedy," obviously set in the "Inferno" section of the epic poem.

As always, the game was priced at $59.99. Pre-ordering it got you a 7" tall figure of the protagonist, Dante. I was planning on pre-ordering it, but hadn't gotten around to doing it yet.

Well, the other day I got an odd e-mail from Electronic Arts, who just happen to be the company publishing "Dante's Inferno." It said "Oooops. We Goofed On Your Birthday." It then went on to tell me how on my birthday they erroneously sent me a coupon code that was invalid. Well, my birthday was in April...9 months ago. The e-mail then went on to say that to make up for the error, they wanted me to have this 25% off coupon to use at the EA Online Store.

So I went and checked out the EA Store, thinking that more than likely the 25% off would be on limited items, or that the items would be overpriced and the 25% off would put them at regular store prices. My thoughts were wrong.

I found that they were selling "Dante's Inferno" for the standard $59.99, with the Dante figure, and free shipping. So I checked to see if the coupon would work with the package, and sure enough it did!!! So I went ahead and pre-ordered it directly from EA's site.

I ended up getting what would have cost me $63.59 after tax for a total of $47.70. I saved about $16 after it was all said and done and it should be here right after the game comes out!!!

Every now and again a deal you just can't pass up just falls right in your lap!!!

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