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Recently I attended an eye-opening press day at GameStop in Universal City, California. There, I experienced first-hand the full range of video gaming products the company offers to consumers in addition to learning about their comprehensive trade-in program deals and offers. This national event for female bloggers, which traveled to multiple major market cities from New York to L.A., was organized by the team at Techlicious, a company that provides a treasure trove of family-friendly consumer electronics information, advice and resources to parents. Moms LA was instrumental in bringing together us Southern California women tech bloggers for the Los Angeles leg of GameStop's #NavigatetheHolidays blogger tour.
|Me flanked by Sarah & Yvonne of MomsLA, MommyBlogExpert.com|
|Just a few games & accessories available at GameStop, MommyBlogExpert.com|
|GameStop shelves well-stocked w/ devices & games, MommyBlogExpert.com|
|Suzanne Kantra of Techlicious shares gaming stats, MommyBlogExpert.com|
It turns out, video games and consumer electronics proved once again to be extremely popular presents. In fact both were among the best performing product categories during the 2013 holiday shopping season, according to actual sales statistics reported by comScore in early January.
|Boy test drives Playstation 3 at Gamestop, MommyBlogExpert.com|
|Disney Infinity currently ranks among best-sellers, MommyBlogExpert.com|
You can bring in old video games to your local retailer and exchange them for cash or GameStop instant store credit that can be used to buy gently-used and new games and equipment. But that's only the tip of the iceberg of opportunity for avid gamers who also want to stretch their budget. The retailer also accepts video game hardware, accessories, consumer electronics including Apple devices and more for trade-in.
|xBox ONE Accessories, MommyBlogExpert.com|
|Full range of Wii Nintendo devices & games, MommyBlogExpert.com|
Sign up to join the GameStop PowerUp Rewards Loyalty Program with your email address at your local store to receive a membership card. Basic membership is free; Pro annual membership is $14.99 and includes lots of extras. Either way, benefits of membership include getting invitations to member-only events, advance notice of sales, promotions and other offers. To score points simply use your card whenever you make a purchase or trade and then spend your points then or later on new and previously owned games, consoles and accessories. With this program you also get to choose from the rewards catalog that is updated with new exclusive gear weekly, including things like collector's items and rare game-related experiences.
GameStop, headquartered in Texas, is a Fortune 500 company and is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer. In adition to GameStop.com, the store's network includes Kongregate.com, GameStop.com/PC and BuyMyTronics.com. Stay up to date with the latest news by checking out those sites as well as following GameStop on Twitter and Facebook.
|Universal CityWalk Store, Photo Courtesy of GameStop|
FTC Disclosure: I attended a lunch press event and store tour hosted by GameStop and received a gift bag. Opinions here are my own and I did not receive any other payment or compensation associated with this post. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's home page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.