Although I admit the Wii is not necessarily the most frugal purchase, people are definitely on the lookout for them this holiday season. Unfortunately, people are forking over hundreds and hundreds of dollars for their game systems and it makes an expensive system even more expensive than it should be.
GameStop & Nintendo are teaming up to make sure shoppers get their Wii game system and are now offering rain checks on the systems. This means, instead of you standing in line for hours on end only to find out the store has run out of systems, you can take your raincheck and go home to be with your family.
The rain check program—available only through GameStop stores—will “guarantee” that consumers can get a Wii after Christmas. On December 20 and 21, consumers can purchase a Wii rain check (“while supplies last”) for the full $249 price. The Wii systems must be picked up by January 29.
Of course, these will not be ready for the holidays, but a promise of a Wii could be all wrapped and tucked under the tree. How great is that?
**Special thanks to my hubby for the tip**