GameStop Offers Unique Forms Of Currency To Help Purchase Holiday Gifts

Retailer’s buy-sell-trade program, expanded layaway, PowerUp Rewards points and credit card provide best value, greatest flexibility and most convenience

GRAPEVINE, Texas--()--GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, will help customers stretch their dollars and save even more money this holiday in offering customers unique ways to pay for their purchases.

Through its buy-sell-trade program, GameStop is expecting to give customers nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in cash or credit when buying their pre-owned video games, systems and accessories, as well as consumer electronics and interactive game figures.

“GameStop offers the best value and the most options to holiday shoppers this season. For example, there is significant untapped value in the unused electronics many of us have on hand,” said Jason Cochran, senior vice president of pre-owned operations. “Our research indicates that, on average, most families own three to five devices representing between $200 and $500 in trade-in value. GameStop now has more than 100 games for which we’ll pay $20 or more. Selling us your pre-owned games, consoles and consumer electronics gives you extra currency to apply to your gift buying budget.”

Customers can find a complete list of trade-in values on GameStop’s mobile app on iOS and Android devices or by visiting www.gamestop.com/trade-in.

GameStop is also offering other ways to help customers to pay for their holiday gifts. The company recently announced its expanded layaway program to include more products this year so customers can pay over time. Now through Sunday, December 14, customers can reserve many of this year’s top holiday products including video game consoles, tablets, accessories and headsets through the expanded layaway program.* Contact your local store for details.

The new GameStop® PowerUp RewardsTM credit card offers customers who qualify a 6 month special financing option through the end of 2014 for purchases of $250 or more. The card provides cardholders with convenience and benefits exclusive to account holders, including being able to make purchases online, online and mobile platform card management and payment services, as well as no annual fee and exclusive offers for savings throughout the year. PowerUp Rewards Pro members will receive a one-time award of 15,000 bonus points, and PowerUp Rewards Basic members will receive a one-time award of 5,000 bonus points with the first credit card transaction.

Meanwhile, PowerUp Rewards loyalty program members are encouraged to redeem their reward points toward the purchase of products available in the PowerUp Rewards catalogue. PowerUp Rewards points are awarded for purchases and trades and can be redeemed for gaming gear, fun collectibles and great money-saving coupons. For information on PowerUp Rewards, visit www.PowerUpRewards.com.

Finally, customers can also exchange unused gift cards they have from other retailers for GameStop e-gift cards by visiting www.gamestop.com/giftcardexchange.

“The holidays are all about joy, spending time with friends, and giving gifts to loved ones. It should not be about stressing over how to pay for this year’s holiday wish list,” said Bob Puzon, senior vice president of merchandising. “By offering savings through these programs, GameStop is helping make it more affordable and simple for gift-givers to spread a little extra joy this holiday season.”

*Due to legal restrictions, layaway is not available in District of Columbia or Maryland.
A $25 minimum deposit is required to start a layaway contract, and all layaways must be paid-off and picked-up at the store location where the original deposit was made by the end of operating hours on December 19, 2014. Contact your local store for information about items available for purchase via layaway.

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.

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Contacts

Jackie Smith
GameStop Corp.
817-722-7520
JackieSmith@GameStop.com

Release Summary

GameStop offers unique forms of currency to help purchase holiday gifts. Its buy-sell-trade program, layaway, PowerUp Rewards points and credit card provide best value, flexibility and convenience.

Contacts

Jackie Smith
GameStop Corp.
817-722-7520
JackieSmith@GameStop.com