This was a pleasant surprise. Amazon is now offering 20% off all physical copy game pre-orders or orders made within two weeks after release. This makes Amazon almost on par with Best Buy’s Gamers Club Unlocked. GCU offers 20% off ALL games and many gaming related items, and gives free shipping on those items. GCU also combines with Best Buy’s rewards points program giving $10 additional back in rewards points. GCU costs $30 for 2 years, and Amazon Prime is a heft $100 for one year.
Amazon Prime has other benefits like 2 day shipping (or 1 day in some markets) on just about everything, as well as other benefits like streaming video and random discounts, etc. Personally, I can see owning both being a value.
What I appreciate about Amazon is how they’ve applied this to all games I have on pre-order. I have already saved $40. Works for me.