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.
Best Buy is ending all current Gamers Club Unlocked memberships on March 1, 2021. Refund checks to be mailed out for unexpired memberships pic.twitter.com/ykQ0XZscaZ
— Wario64 (@Wario64) January 14, 2021
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.