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FREE Pokémon Pin for DSM Readers

Hey Pokémon fans, you're going to LOVE this offer! GameStop is hosting a super limited event -– only 22 stores are participating -- this Sunday, July 15th at 6:30pm. Not only will you be able to trade Pokémon cards with your fellow trainers, but you can also battle them for a small fee to win Gamestop gift cards!

PLUS, if you are one of the first 25 people who mention Deal Seeking Mom at the door, you'll get a cool Pokémon pin TOTALLY FREE!!! And you know how I LOVE free things...

Check the list below to see if there's a GameStop store participating near you. I was pretty surprised to find my little local store on the list! But if yours isn't there, don't despair -- scroll to the bottom of this post to enter to win a fabulous Pokémon prize package!

Participating GameStop Stores




Never been to a Trade & Play event? Here's what you can expect:


  • Date: Sunday, July 15
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.


  • During the event guests can come in and trade Pokémon cards with their fellow trainers
  • The trade portion of the event is free for anyone to participate!

Play Event

  • The cost to enter the play event is $20 (plus tax) – this includes a Pokémon Build & Battle box (23-card evolution pack and 4 booster packs) and a $5 gift card
  • A promo will be running discounting these items to $20
  • Players must use the cards from the Build & Battle box to play in the tournament and the $5 gift card should be retained as a part of the prize
  • All gift cards from play entries go to the winner!

Play Event Bracket

  • Participants are put into a 16-person bracket
  • At the time of the play event, GameStop staff fills out the bracket in order of the sign-up sheet for everyone who has their Build & Battle box

Match Rules

  • Each match is single elimination
  • Players may only use cards received from the Build & Battle box purchased as entry, excluding energy cards
  • Players should bring a variety of energy types, as they will not know what kind of deck they can build ahead of time
  • Each store will have extra energy cards that players can borrow to help build their decks


  • Each player shuffles their 40-card deck and draws 7 cards (keep hidden)
  • Put your basic Pokémon in place face down – 1 as your active Pokémon and up to 5 on your bench
  • The next 6 cards in the deck should be put face down on the side as your prize cards


  1. Draw a card
  2. Do any of the following actions in any order:
    • Put Basic Pokémon cards from your hand onto your Bench (as many times as you want)
    • Evolve your Pokémon (as many times as you want)
    • Attach an Energy card from your hand to one of your Pokémon (once per turn)
    • Play Trainer cards (as many as you want, but only one Supporter card and one Stadium card per turn)
    • Use Abilities (as many as you want)
    • Retreat your Active Pokémon (only once per turn)
  3. Attack, then end your turn

You WON if…

  • You have all the prize cards
  • You’ve knocked out all your opponents' Pokémon
  • Your opponent cannot draw a card at the start of his or her turn

Pokémon Giveaway

One lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader (US Only) will win this fabulous Pokémon prize package, which will include:

  • $25 GameStop gift card
  • Mega Construx Kit
  • Gallery Figure
  • Trading Cards
  • Portable Pikachu Charger
  • Pokéball
  • T-shirt
  • Pins

Follow the instructions in the widget below to be entered for a chance to win...

This giveaway is sponsored by GameStop; all opinions and text are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this site!


It's Nintendo Switch's birthday! To celebrate, GameStop is introducing the #NintendoSwitchChallenge -- a fun (and a little wacky) way to play Mario Kart! We're a total Switch family, so my boys just HAD to try it out. Check out their video below (or click here to watch on YouTube). It was such a blast!

Now, it’s YOUR turn! Film your race, then post it all over social media. Make sure to tag @GameStop with the hashtag #NintendoSwitchChallenge. They’re going to be giving away a bunch of awesome Switch accessories for fans who do the challenge. And tag me too -- @TaraKuczykowski! I'd love to see how your race compares to ours.

Make sure to visit your local GameStop from March 3-10, because more than 50 Switch toys, collectibles and accessories are going to be on sale! Here are the top deals, but you can check out the full lineup of sales on GameStop’s flyer:

  • 20% off select Nintendo Switch accessories—controllers, charging docks, carrying cases, racing wheels and more
  • 20% off select Nintendo-themed plush, toys, housewares & drinkware
  • Up to $20 off select Switch games (FIFA 18 for only $39.99!)
  • Get an extra $5 when you trade any Nintendo Switch games
  • 50% extra credit on any future Nintendo Switch game trades with purchase of any of these sale products

On to the challenge! Here’s how to play...

You’ll Need: At least two players, a Nintendo Switch, and Mario Kart 8 (don’t have a Nintendo Switch? Don’t worry—GameStop has you covered! More than 1,400 stores have a demo Switch, where you can film your challenge – check out their Switch store locator to find the nearest Switch-ready store near you)

Player One: This is the “Commander,” who sits facing the screen – it’s also fun to have more than one Commander, just beware—it can get a little loud!

Player Two: The “Driver” sits with their back to the screen (or blindfolded)—with the Joy-cons or controller
Rev Your Engine: Start up your Switch, fire up Mario Kart 8 and get ready to put your skills to the test

The Challenge: The Commander guides the Driver through the course –telling them when to turn, use their items, avoid running into walls and cows and fences…

Share: Post your best race on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or YouTube channel! Make sure to tag @GameStop with the hashtag: #NintendoSwitchChallenge

Win A Switch Accessory Prize Package!

Today, one (1) lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a Nintendo Switch Gear Prize Pack from GameStop and PDP (ARV $150+), which includes the following:

Follow the instructions in the widget below to be entered for a chance to win...

This giveaway is sponsored by GameStop; all opinions and text are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this site!


If you're getting a tax refund this year (and I hope you are!), you can get the biggest bang for Uncle Sam’s buck at GameStop with their two-week Refund Sale Event!

If that tax refund is burning a hole your pocket, don’t miss the chance to stretch your refund with tons of awesome deals at GameStop. From Feb. 25 to March 6, GameStop is offering early-bird filers a way to multiply their hard-earned dollars with unbeatable savings and trade offers on a variety of games, consoles, accessories, toys, and apparel.

A few highlights:

  • Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop stores nationwide and on
  • Save $100 on PlayStation VR headset bundles (offer valid until March 3)
  • Save $50 on all new Xbox One S consoles (offer valid until March 2)
  • Up to 50% off top game titles – Xbox, PS4 and PC
  • Buy 1, get 1 50% off POP! vinyl figures, t-shirts, hats and socks

For the full line-up of refund sale deals, visit!

Today, one (1) lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a Tax Season Prize Pack from GameStop (ARV $150+), which includes the following:


Pixel Pals – set of 2 (shipped at random)
Funko POP! Vinyl Figures – set of 2 (shipped at random)

Nintendo Switch Accessory Pack:

Light-Up Dock Shield
Deluxe Wired Controller
Switch Backpack

Follow the instructions in the widget below to be entered for a chance to win...

This giveaway is sponsored by GameStop; all opinions and text are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this site!


Don’t Miss These 5 High Value Giveaways Ending Soon!

by Tara Kuczykowski on December 19, 2017 · 1 comment

I've got a number of high value giveaways that are ending soon (some tonight!)... So I figured I'd round them up for you to make it super easy and convenient. Each link will open in a new window so you can come back to this list. There's still time to enter to win!

HUGE GameStop GameDays Prize Package (ARV $880), ends tonight!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hero Droid BB-8 (ARV $230), ends tonight!

$200 Meijer gift card + 1 of 3 Shipt subscriptions (grand prize ARV $299; 1st prize ARV $99), ends tomorrow night!

1 of 20 Ninja Cooking System with Auto-iQ multi cookers (ARV $149.99 ea.), ends 12/31/17

$100 Visa Gift Card from Hatfield Quality Meats, ends 12/31/17

Good luck and Merry Christmas!!!

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This post is in partnership with GameStop, your one-stop shop for stocking stuffers to gaming systems and everything in between. Thanks for supporting us and the brands we love!

GameStop is truly one of my favorite stores to shop for gifts year round. If you haven't stopped in lately, you really should... They've become a one-stop shop for everything from stocking stuffers to gaming systems, plus everything in between!

You seriously won't want to miss the AWESOME deals they're releasing tomorrow. You can see all of the online GAME DAYS deals here and make sure to enter this amazing GameStop Giveaway worth over $800 (two winners!)

Find the hottest deals below, and then keep scrolling to enter to win an AMAZING giveaway. I've teamed up with my friend Keri Lyn from She Saved and we are each giving a way a HUGE GameStop prize package worth over $800! To enter for a chance to win, all you have to do is enter on the widget below (entering below will qualify you to win either prize package).

Last-Minute Shoppers Have No Fear – GAME DAYS Are Here!
GameStop Offers Unbeatable Deals on Must-Have Gamer Gear

These deals all start tomorrow and run through December 24th, so your friends at GameStop have you covered for all of those last minute shopping needs. If you haven't yet visited your local GameStop store, I highly recommend it. They have just about everything you could need for all of the gamers and collectors on your list!

GameStop is saving the day for holiday procrastinators with amazing deals on consoles, games, accessories and collectibles during GAME DAYS, from Dec. 17 – 24. From the Xbox One X console to this season’s most popular game titles and toys, GameStop is giving customers a chance to cross off everyone on their list at amazing prices.

Check out GameStop’s full lineup of in-store and online GAME DAYS deals here, and I've also listed them out for you here:


  • Buy Xbox One X, get PLAYERUNKNOWN’s Battlegrounds free AND $50 off your next purchase (sale runs until Dec. 31)
  • Save $50 on all new Xbox One S 1TB consoles – Only $299.99 for the Xbox One S 1TB Shadow of War Bundle
  • Save $200 on PlayStation Gran Turismo Sport Bundle – $199.99
  • Get $80 off Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Complete Adventure Minecraft Console Bundle – $199.99
  • Get Call of Duty WWII FREE when you buy any new 1TB PS4 Pro console – $399.99 (also valid on the Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront II PS4 Pro bundle)
  • Get $50 off any new PS4 1TB system – $249.99 for the PS4 1TB Battlefront II Bundle

Game Deals: Up to 50% Off (Xbox or PS4, unless otherwise stated)

  • Elder Scrolls V Skyrim: $24.99
  • Injustice 2: $29.99
  • Destiny 2: $29.99
  • South Park The Fractured But Whole $29.99
  • Overwatch: $29.99
  • The Evil Within 2: $29.99
  • Middle Earth Shadow of War: $29.99
  • Lego Ninjago: $29.99 (for Nintendo Switch)
  • Need for Speed: $29.99
  • Battlefront II: $34.99
  • Fallout 4 (Game of the Year): $34.99
  • Wolfenstein II: $34.99
  • Madden 18: $39.99 and get Madden NFL 18 MUT Starter Pack FREE
  • Call of Duty WWII: $39.99
  • FIFA 18: $39.99
  • Just Dance 2018: $39.99 (for Nintendo Switch)
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins: $44.99
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: $44.99 (for Nintendo Switch)

Pre-Owned & Trade

  • 4 for $20 on ALL pre-owned games ($9.99 and under)
  • 1,500 pre-owned games under $5 – great stocking stuffers!
    • Games: Overwatch + Uncharted 4 = FREE Fallout 4 ($19.99 savings)
  • Get up to $350 for your smartphone when you trade for cash or credit

Toys, Collectibles & Apparel

  • Buy 1 Get 1 50% off all statues, figures, plush, POP! Vinyls, puzzles, board games, hats, socks and bags
  • Buy 1 Get 1 FREE all clearance collectibles (toys, apparel, housewares, statues & trading cards)
  • Save 50% on holiday items, including ugly Christmas sweaters, mugs, string lights and ornaments
  • Save 40% on all T-shirts ($19.99 and under)
  • Get 20% off select Star Wars toys
  • Save 40% on household geeky gifts


  • Save $20 on Minecraft Creeper Edition Wireless Controller with purchase of Minecraft Xbox One Edition + Explorer’s Pack
  • Get $30 off Blue Blackout Yeti Assassin’s Creed Origins bundle ($109.99)
  • Up to $20 off select headsets
  • Save $20 on Nitro Gaming Rocker Chair
  • Save $10 on select Xbox One Wireless Controllers
  • Buy 2 and save $10 on Xbox One Wired Controllers
  • Up to 20% off select charging kits and stations
  • Save $10 on PowerA Nintendo Wired controllers


Now for the fun part... TWO lucky entrants will win a prize package which includes everything that you see below!!!


Nintendo Switch Super Mario Odyssey Bundle Product Name: Nintendo Switch Super Mario Odyssey Bundle
Product Price: $359.99

The Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy-Con Super Mario Odyssey System Bundle includes: Nintendo Swith with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy-Con, Super Mario Odyssey.

Nintendo Switch Console with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy-Con
Introducing Nintendo Switch, the new home video game system from Nintendo. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system can be taken on the go so players can enjoy a full home console experience anytime, anywhere. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system, with unprecedented new play styles brought to life by the two new Joy-Con controllers.

Super Mario Odyssey
Embark on a cap-tivating, globe-trotting adventure!


PowerA Nintendo Switch Mario Odyssey Controller Product Name: PowerA Nintendo Switch Mario Odyssey Controller (GameStop exclusive)
Product Price: $29.99

Jump into the Odyssey and explore new Kingdoms, with the Super Mario Odyssey Edition of the Wired Controller Plus for Nintendo Switch. Officially licensed and designed to celebrate the new game for Super Mario fans, this controller features soft-touch rubber grips for added comfort and 6 interchangeable analog caps for personal preference.


The Last Jedi Hero Droid BB-8 Product Name: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hero Droid BB-8
Product Price: $229.99

Bring home a beloved and iconic Star Wars character with Hero Droid BB-8! This interactive droid stands at a lifelike scale of 16 inches tall (19 inches with antenna). It moves smoothly and is capable of realistic interactions - just like in the film! Set Hero Droid BB-8 to Follow Me mode and it will roll beside you just as loyally as it would follow Rey or Poe! With voice recognition and remote control capabilities, it is fully interactive and ready to spin into action.

This Star Wars RC droid has authentic lights and sounds, plus film-accurate aesthetics, making it perfect for fans of all ages. Hero Droid BB-8 brings to life the amazing hero from Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Now you can re-create your favourite scenes from the movie or embark on new exploits with this RC droid by your side! Take home Hero Droid BB-8 from Spin Master and roll into adventure!


Pokémon Center Pikachu with Trainer Hat Product Name: Pokémon Center Pikachu with Trainer Hat
Product Price: $49.99

Large plush topped off with a familiar Trainer hat: this is an amazing Pikachu! Hug it, swap out hats, wrestle with it! Hat is one size - 7 inches in diameter - and fits most teens and adults! Plush stands 13 inches tall without hat and 16 inches with hat. A Pokémon Center Original design.


Nerf Rival Star Wars Mandalorian Blaster & Face Mask Product Name: Nerf Rival Star Wars Mandalorian Blaster & Face Mask (GameStop exclusive)
Product Price: $89.99

Gear up like a Mandalorian warrior with this Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 blaster and face mask! Inspired by the all-new Star Wars: Battlefront II video game. Available exclusively at GameStop later this Fall.


Madden NFL 18 Product Name: Madden NFL 18 (PS4 or Xbox)
Product Price: $59.99

Madden NFL 18 takes a significant visual leap with the power of the Frostbite engine. See stunning new stadium exteriors surrounded by vast cityscapes and watch the spectacle of NFL gameday come to life in the most photorealistic game to date. Play each matchup to your specifications by selecting from three new Play Styles or play the best real world match ups each week in Play Now Live! With the introduction of even more ways to play, coupled with your favorite modes, Madden Ultimate Team and Franchise, this is Madden like you've never seen before.


Star Wars Battlefront II Product Name: Star Wars Battlefront II (PS4 or Xbox)
Product Price: $59.99

Embark on an endless Star Wars action experience from the bestselling Star Wars HD videogame franchise of all time.

Experience rich and living Star Wars multiplayer battlegrounds across all three eras: prequel, classic, and new trilogy. Customize and upgrade your heroes, starfighters, or troopers, each with unique abilities to exploit in battle. Ride tauntauns or take control of tanks and speeders. Down Star Destroyers the size of cities, use the Force to prove your worth against iconic characters such as Kylo Ren, Darth Maul, or Han Solo, as you play a part in a gaming experience inspired by 40 years of timeless Star Wars films.

You can become the master of your own Star Wars hero's journey.


Playable Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt Product Name: Playable Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt
Product Price: $29.99

Get a little wearable ROCK magic! The Electronic Guitar Shirt is not a toy that plays pre-canned musical riffs. It is a real musical instrument that allows you to play your favorite songs and sound great doing it.

All major chords are recorded from a real electric guitar, and allows you to strum just like you would a real guitar. The included mini amp clips to your belt and gets plenty loud with great sounding amplification circuitry. The tone knob on the amp lets you adjust the sound just like a real guitar.

Don't forget, you can see everything shown above and more in GameStop’s full lineup of in-store and online GAME DAYS deals here!



Entering is EASY!!! Entering on the widget below will enter you to win one of TWO of these amazing prize packages valued at over $800 and including everything you see in the photo above! At the close of this giveaway, TWO winners will be selected (US ONLY) to win everything shown in the image above which includes:

  • Nintendo Switch Super Mario Odyssey Bundle ($360)
  • PowerA Nintendo Switch Mario Odyssey Controller – GS exclusive (30)
  • The Last Jedi Hero Droid BB-8 ($200)
  • Pokémon Center Pikachu with Trainer Hat ($50)
  • Nerf Rival Star Wars Mandalorian Blaster & Face Mask – GS exclusive ($90)
  • Madden 18 ($60)
  • Battlefront II ($60)
  • Guitar Shirt – ThinkGeek creation & exclusive ($30)
  • Giveaway Value: $880

This giveaway will close Tuesday 19th at midnight (MST)… Once closed, we will each select one winner who will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize! GOOD LUCK!!!