Many years ago our doctor advised me to buy my young son a handheld console with the idea that, along with other therapy, it would help with his sever dyspraxia.
I wandered, clueless, into our local gaming store never suspecting that it would be the first of many MANY visits including one memorable one in the middle of the night to pick up a very special edition with my son!
Over the years I dread to think how much we have spent, but I do know that it's nowhere near as much as some of my friends as I am always keen for a bargain and hate to pay full price for any game.
Here are some tips on how you can save money too if you or any family members love gaming. Especially useful for younger folk who aren't yet desperate to get the limited edition, prerelease versions of the latest games.
How to Save Money on Video Games for Your Family
Saving money is important to a lot of people. There are cars that need to be repaired, bills that have to be paid and many other things that can take money out your wallet. Even when you are trying to have a little fun with your family, money can be the one thing standing in the way. Luckily, when you want to find a few games to play with your loved ones, there are a few different ways to make this affordable.
Here’s how you can save money on video games for your family.
Thrift Stores/Charity shops
You don’t always have to buy games brand new. Not only does buying games used give you the same amount of fun as a new game, it can be purchased for at least half the price. Thrift stores are full of used clothes and furniture, but you can also find a few games. Whether there is a specific game you are looking for or you just want to buy something the family will enjoy, you may want to consider checking out a thrift store near you.
One common way for people to save money on their purchases, whether they are buying clothes, shoes or games, is by using coupons or discount codes. Depending on what type of games you are looking for, you can come by a few coupons fairly easy. GameStop is one retailer that has a variety of video games at a discounted price, but also offers customers discounts and coupons that can help them save significantly.
Over time, you will probably accumulate a lot of video games that can be played with your family. Depending on how much you are willing to spend, you will purchase one or two games at a time. This can definitely help you keep the cost of video games low, but you should also consider looking for game bundles. By purchasing a bundle, you can get a lot of great games for a reasonable price.
Nowadays, it can be hard for families to find the time to get together and spend a bit of quality time. If willing, playing games, video games or board games, is a fun way for families to spend time together. Although the cost of games can be high, money is something that shouldn't be standing in the way of fun with your family so hopefully these tips will help make it possible.
Post written in collaboration with GameStop