GameStop PowerUp Rewards Guide

GameStop launched its digital loyalty program PowerUp Rewards in 2015. Anyone can join the program for free and get a $5 certificate for signing up. The members earn 20 points for every dollar spent on qualifying purchases that can be exchanged for rewards including gaming gear and collectibles.

The earned points will be added to the membership card after every purchase you complete. Additionally, you can earn points for completing online surveys, promotional offers, and credit card purchases. 

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The new users need to create an account at or the GameStop app with a valid email ID and other details. The existing members can simply log in to their accounts. 

After the registration, the members can use the game services with a membership card and the longest members will get access to more rewards and perks according to their membership status tier.

PowerUp Rewards Benefits

Apart from free membership, you can choose to pay a yearly fee to upgrade to the pro membership and both these memberships offer a lot of benefits to customers including birthday gifts, early game access, monthly and annual rewards.

  • Free to join.
  • $5 certificate for sign-up.
  • Free membership helps to earn 10 points for $1 spent.
  • Pro members earn 20 points for every $1 spent.
  • Birthday gift.
  • Exclusive early game access.
  • $5 monthly reward.
  • Event access.
  • 2% cashback on any purchase.
  • Bonus points for credit card purchases.
  • Free subscription to “Game Informer” magazine.
  • 10% off for trade-in games, or accessories.
  • Exclusive offers on Pro Day sales.
  • Automatic membership renewal for Pro members.

There are 2 membership tier levels in the program. It includes:

Points Scored1020
Birthday Gifts
First access to GameStop offers and deals
Welcome Certificate $5
Access to Rewards Centre
Online account management
Monthly Reward Certificate$5
Discount on trade credit10%
Game Informer free subscription
Auto-renewal membership option
Deal/Sale notification 
Digital Locker
Points for completing surveys

Some other Pro membership benefits include:

  • PowerUp Rewards Pro 1 year membership with Digital Game Informer Access – It will cost you $!4.99 as a fee charge. A $5 off that will be automatically applied and the final cost will be $9.99. You will get 10,000 bonus reward points.
  • PowerUp Rewards Pro 1 year membership with Physical Game Informer Subscription- It will cost you $!9.99 as a fee charge. A $5 off that will be automatically applied and the final cost will be $14.99. You will get 10,000 bonus reward points.

How Does PowerUp Rewards Work?

After joining the program, the members get a membership card that can be used instantly for qualifying purchases and start earning points. The Pro members will get a welcome certificate of $5 after signing up. To activate the PowerUp card, you will be given a verification code.  

Although the membership for Player members is free, Pro members will be charged a $14 annual fee where they can enjoy a lot of benefits and offers at GameStop.

The points can be exchanged for rewards including exclusive collector’s items, GameStop gift cards, and store merchandise.

Once you earn 1000 points, you will be rewarded $1 and 5000 points will get you $5 that can be used for any purchases at participating store locations or you can even pay the annual membership fee with these rewards.

There are additional ways to earn the points faster and easier. Some of them are mentioned below.

  • Renew your membership level
  • Making trades at GameStop
  • In-store coupons.
  • Checking in at stores.
  • Complete your online profile.
  • Participate in surveys.
  • Give donations to charity.

Learn more: PowerUp Rewards FAQ

PowerUp Rewards Deals

The available rewards can be redeemed online or by visiting any GameStop store. The latest deals and offers programs are also announced through email or app. A lot of deals like Nintendo Switch or Accessory deals are available. You will get higher offers when you trade in consoles or games. 

Pokemon Legends: Nintendo Switch$30$33
New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe$15$16.50
NBA 2K22-Playstation 4$13$14.30
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla-Playstation 5$6$6.60
Madden NFL 22- Playstation 5$19$20.90
Returnal- Playstation 5$32$35.20
Minecraft- Nintendo Switch$10$11
Grand Theft Auto V- Xbox One$1$1.10
Battlefield 2042- Playstation 5$15$16.50
Sackboy-A Big Adventure- Playstation 5$20$22

The other popular deal is the Pro Day Sale in which Pro members will benefit from exclusive offers on games, collectibles, and accessories. It is a 24 hours sale and the gamers can access the sale online or at the store. 

There will be a 50% discount on popular games, switch controllers, and cases.

With every $250 credit card payment, you will get 5000 bonus points and Pro members will get 15,000 bonus points for credit card purchases.

With the earned 10,000 points you will get a $10 that can be used for eShop. You can also use your points to make donations for charity. 

Redemption starts at 5000 points for a $5 rewards certificate and up to 50,000 points can be earned and redeemed to get a $50 rewards certificate. 

You can use the rewards certificate online by using a gift card, trade credit, or PowerUp card. A scratch-off PIN is required that will be sent in email. During checkout, you need to enter the PIN and digital gift certificate number.

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How To Redeem PowerUp Rewards?

After logging in to the GameStop app or website, open your account and click the “Redeem Points” button below the account dashboard. The current available rewards and the required points will be displayed. Select the reward and click “Get It Now” enter the verification code sent through email and click “Submit”.

The current earnings will be displayed on the account dashboard section. The points will last for 12 months from the date they are earned.

Is The Powerup Rewards Worth It?

GameStop’s PowerUp Rewards are worth joining for anyone as they offer a lot of benefits, upgrades, and exclusive offers for the members. The members get early access to games and can take part in special events and surveys through which everyone can earn double points.

The accumulated points can be cashed which is a bonus for the members, 10,000 points will reward with $10 and you can earn as many points as you can by purchasing your favorite games. You can even save the cash to renew the membership or make donations.