Amazon is going to stop giving a 20 per cent discount to Prime members pre-ordering video games through thr service.
From August 28th, customers will instead receive store credit when pre-ordering games through the online retailer.
Only a handful of games will be eligible for the $10 credit, and it can take up to 35 days for the money to be received. Amazon’s terms and conditions state that the $10 will be emailed to the customer and will be valid for 60 days once activated.
The discount was first revealed by Amazon in January 2016, and removing this asset is an unexpected modification. The discount applies not only to pre-orders, but also recent gaming releases, which made it so console-owning Prime members could regularly save on popular, big budget games when buying them early.
Amazon Prime members aren’t the only ones losing money - Best Buy shut down their Gamers Club Unlocked earlier this summer. It was a competing server that offered its subscribers a 20 percent discount on games as well. The remaining service, My Best Buy, offers buyers the same as new Amazon Prime terms - $10 credit as a reward when pre-ordering certain popular games.