Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked Will Permanently End in March 2021

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An era is absolutely, completely over, as emails are heading out to anyone who might still somehow have a Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked membership. The company announced that it is shutting down the program, which officially ended back in 2018, down for good. March 1, 2021 is the official termination date and the company will mail checks to cover the difference. [Thanks, Wario64!]

Here’s the email, which Wario64 shared on Twitter. When it was still possible to become a member, a Gamers Club Unlocked membership cost $29.99 for a two-year period. Best Buy stopped selling memberships in May 2018. However, people could buy cards for it in-store that could be redeemed and stack, as pointed out on the official site. This is how some people could still manage to be members years later.

As a reminder, those who did have active memberships would get discounts on both new and used games and guides at Best Buy, double My Best Buy points for buying and trading in games, extra trade-in credit for used games, and special offers. To be specific, if you pre-ordered a physical copy or bought a new one in store, you’d get a 20% discount, while a used game would be 10% off.

Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked will be permanently gone on March 1, 2021.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.