by Mark Kempton
Published in Gaming on 19th February, 2017
Everyone loves getting discounts on their game purchases, but it's often difficult to know when there's a Playstation store discount code available.
Too many times I've come home with a newly purchased PS4 game - that I paid full price for - only to discover that my friends just bought the same game at a huge discount. Well, eventually you learn from your mistakes.
So here's a few select tips, that I learned the hard way, to maximize your chances of getting discounts on your game purchases online.
Newsletters are generally really annoying, but some of them can actually be worth signing up to. The Playstation newsletter is definitely one of those rare cases.
Once you're signed up expect to receive all kinds of interesting updates from Playstation and, if you're lucky, you might see a Playstation store discount code land in your inbox. These codes are different to normal PSN codes in that they give you discount off your purchase, which you can redeem during the checkout process. Usually they will be tied to a specific game and country though.
Playstation discount codes are limited to one use only, so it's not really possible to share them online. If you do see someone sharing one it is very unlikely to work.
It's fairly routine for Playstation to give huge discounts of as much as 60% off many games during the Christmas period. These discounts tend to run from Christmas Day, all the way until Cyber Monday.
Therefore, if you're planning on giving your kids a game for their christmas present this year, it might be worth waiting until the last moment before you pull the proverbial trigger!
A good way to find out what discount codes are currently available is to perform a site-specific Google search of the Playstation website, like this:
site:playstation.com discount code <-- type this into Google Search
If you like you can then filter your results for the latest mentions of discount codes within the past week or so. Pretty neat.
It's possible to earn free PSN codes online using points sites, such as PointsPrizes.
Usually these sites will ask you to complete free offers like surveys and mobile app downloads in order to earn points. Once you've earned enough points you can then proceed to claim a free $20 gift code to your email address.
It's a great idea to combine these free PSN codes with a Playstation store discount code, to get your PS4 game completely free. As crazy as it sounds, it's far from an impossibility!