i made a thread on this... in the main section.. will prolly be lost so ill just post here.. where the madden heads are... got this jewel reading reddit.. propme...
this might work at kmart too.. since they are the same store now
Purchase Madden (or whatever game) from Sears and PICK UP THE PURCHASE PROTECT. This will add 15% of the purchase price to your total. So instead of $60 you are spending $69. I know, I know. Warranties suck. They are a rip off. Trust me, I know... I sold them to suckers all day long and got payed well for it. This one is different though.
This warranty covers scratches, it covers games breaking, it covers literally everything. It's 15% of the cost of the product and it lasts 2 years. Every single August for the past 3 years I have sent back my old Madden that "magically stopped working" and they send me back a gift card for my total purchase price. Turn around is about 10 business days. I take the gift card in to Sears and buy the new version, then plunk down another $9 so I can repeat the next year.
I used to trade in my old games at Gamestop and get about 5¢ on the dollar for sports games. Now I'm effectively getting 87¢ on the dollar.