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Plan Your Summer Getaway with GameStop

<p class='bwalignc'> Video game retailer launches Summer Playcation Promotion delivering deals and chances to win thousands of prizes </p>

Friday, July 19, 2013

Plan Your Summer Getaway with GameStop

12:24 EDT Friday, July 19, 2013

GRAPEVINE, Texas (Business Wire) -- This summer you can go everywhere without going anywhere during GameStop's Summer Playcation. The world's largest multichannel retailer of video games is your ticket to see the world, other realms and even other realities during its Summer Playcation, a five-week promotion giving gamers the best deals on the hottest games now through August 18 in all U.S. GameStop stores.

Summer Playcation features trade and discount offers, plus every transaction earns customers the chance to win one of thousands of prizes. During the promotional period, customers who buy or trade anything at a GameStop store will receive a two-sided game piece and customers who make any purchase on www.GameStop.com will receive an entry code via email. This game piece includes a 50% trade bonus good for use when trading towards their next purchase* and a code they can enter at GameStop.com for a chance to win prizes.

There are five platinum-level and thousands of other prizes provided by GameStop partners.

Platinum Prizing:

  • Cracker Jack'D: VIP trip to West Coast Customs
  • Six Flags: Six Flags ‘Thrill-Cation' prize pack
  • Asus, Turtle Beach & Nintendo: Game Hook Up
  • Rockstar: VIP trip for two to Rockstar Energy Uproar Music Festival
  • Various Partners: ‘Year Of' prize pack

Secondary Prizing:

  • Cracker Jack'D: One-year supply of Cracker Jack'D product
  • Six Flags: Theme park day passes
  • GameStop: Gift cards
  • Kongregate: Game of Thrones In-game items
  • GameStop PC Downloads: Game downloads (Killing Floor and Reus)
  • Domino's Gift cards

*valid August 19 – September 15

Customers can also win by participating in a Twitter based Share-to-Win Sweepstakes. Each week for five weeks, GameStop will choose one person who has ‘shared' a tweet to win a $100 GameStop gift card. Tweeters can enter their entry code from a recent GameStop transaction to register at www.gamestop.com/playcation and then click to ‘share' to enter.

Additionally, since any summer getaway is about fun, gaming fans can look for original content that will be posted to GameStop's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GameStop, to share and repost as well as participate in polls about how they are preparing for their own Summer Playcation.

Consumers are encouraged to tag photos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter showing how they are spending their Summer Playcation by using the #SummerPlaycation hashtag.

Not only is GameStop your destination for hot summer deals but in New York, NY, and San Francisco, CA, select stores will offer cold treats. At those locations, customers who buy or trade any game will receive a free ice cream right outside the store. Customers can follow @GameStop or search #SummerPlaycation on Twitter to learn where and when to visit.

For more information about Summer Playcation, please visit www.gamestop/playcation.com.

About GameStop Corp.

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer. GameStop's global retail network and family of brands include 6,544 company-operated stores in 15 countries and online at www.GameStop.com. The network also includes: www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the leading multi-platform video game publication; Spawn Labs, a streaming technology company; a digital PC game distribution platform available at www.GameStop.com/pc; and an online consumer electronics trade-in platform available at www.BuyMyTronics.com.

General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website. Follow GameStop on Twitter at @www.twitter.com/GameStop and find GameStop on Facebook @www.facebook.com/GameStop.

Jackie Smith
GameStop Corp.
817-722-7520
JackieSmith@GameStop.com

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