Last update: 16 November 2016
Here Be Books & Games appreciates its customers. It’s one of the reasons we offer our money-saving Trade Program, hold semi-annual sales, find books and games for you, maintain a large demo game library, hold monthly game nights and other gaming events and otherwise show we care.
Whenever you spend $50 or more (before sales tax) AND don’t use Trade Credit or receive some other discount, we’ll give you a card that entitles you to $5 Off Your Next Purchase. We’ll give you two Rewards Cards for $100 purchases, three for $150, …
- Your $5 discount can be used towards the purchase of almost anything in our store.
- No minimum purchase is required when redeeming a Reward Card.
- Reward Cards can be combined with other offers, sales and discounts.
- Use them yourself or give them to a friend.
- Don’t horde them: Reward Cards expire one month after they’re issued.
- Reward Cards cannot be used the same day that they are issued.
From day one, whenever you shop with us and spend $50 or more, you’ll get what is essentially a 10% discount, after the fact (see Customer Reward Cards above).
Once you’ve spent $250 on New Games (before sales tax) without using Trade Credit, you’ll qualify for our Valued Game Customer Discount Program. From then on, you’ll receive a 10% to 15% discount on your Game Purchases at the time of purchase.
With your VCG Discount, your cost will be similar to what you’d pay at an online store, without the need to pay shipping or wait for delivery. Plus, you get all of the benefits of shopping locally (see below).
The more games you buy at Here Be Books & Games, the greater your discount:
|less than $250||see Customer Reward Cards|
|Tier 1||$250 to $499||10%|
|Tier 2||$500 to $999||11%|
|Tier 3||$1000 to $1499||12% *|
|Tier 4||$1500 to $1999||13% *|
|Tier 5||$2000 to $2999||14% *|
|Tier 6||$3000 and up||15% *|
|* Tier 3, and higher: Free Admission to Game Night.|
Your VGC Discount can only be applied to New Games and cannot be used in tandem with Trade Credit or combined with any other discounts, special offers, or sales. At least one qualifying purchase every 6 months is required to maintain your VGC Discount.
If you haven’t received your Valued Game Customer Discount card, but think you qualify, let Tina know so she can review your account. Discounts are typically updated quarterly.
Tier 3+ members (12% or higher discount) also get Free Admission to Game Night! That’s a savings of $5 a month!
At Tier 4, you can also bring a family member for free. At Tier 5, you can bring 2.
If you haven’t made Tier 1 yet, you can still get Free Admission to a Game Night by spending $25 or more on books and/or games during the month prior to the Game Night. Purchases made the same day of a Game Night apply to the following month’s Game Night.
All Valued Game Customers Tier 1 and above, can now Preorder Games at 20% Off. To qualify for this higher discount, you must pay for the game at the time you preorder it. Otherwise, your regular VGC discount applies. If you haven’t reached Tier 1 in our Rewards Program yet, you can still Preorder Games at 10% Off. You must pay for the game at the time of your preorder.
- Free Game Demos: Try Before You Buy
- We’ll teach you how to play!
- Save 10% to 15% on New Games (VGC Discount Program)
- Free promo cards and items (when available).
- Free Admission to Game Night
- Monthly Game Nights, special gaming events and ad hoc gaming (see Events)
- Preorder Games at 10% to 20% Off
- Recommendations. We’ll help you choose games suited to your tastes, number of players, etc.
- Monthly Newsletters and Game Reviews
- Strengthen Local Economic Vitality – Every $1 you spend at a local independent business returns 3 times more money to your community than spending at a chain store and 48 times more than spending at an online mega-retailer.
- Build Community
- Improve Our Roads, Schools, Fire, Paramedic & Police Services – Almost 50% of South Carolina sales taxes go towards our schools. Both state and local sales taxes pay for services and road improvements.
It Pays to Buy Local.
Terms and conditions of Here Be Books & Games’ Valued Game Customer Discount Program are subject to change without notice.