Here’s a handy little trick/tip to get a one-time use promo code good for 25% off most games at the EA Origin Store.
The promotion code can be used on Battlefield 3 pre-orders, which makes it only $44.99. Plus you get in the 48 hours early access to the beta and the Physical War Pack. The PWP is available to everyone after something like 30 days but you’ll have it from day 1. You get some DLC weapons on their Battlefield Free game too (yay?).
Anyway, the trick is to sign up for a new EA Origin account using a new email address.
If you don’t want to sign up for a new email address you can use the gmail trick if you have a gmail account. Lets say your email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you sign up to Origin using the address email@example.com you will still get the email because google treats those 2 addresses as the same. Basically, they ignore the periods. So you could use firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and so on. Gmail will also ignore anything entered after a + sign. So you could use firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com etc.
OK, now this is important. When you sign up look at the current date. If it’s 9/4 for example, when you enter your DOB just enter in something like 9/5 or 9/6 just to be safe. Complete the registration process and just wait. The codes are one-time use so first come first serve. I’ll try to get some more codes later possibly and hook you guys up.
EDIT: One thing to note is I think you need to check the box where it says you want to receive emails from Origin. If you want to avoid spam to your main account, you can always sign up for a “Spam” gmail account or you can just unsubscribe once you get your code.
On 9/5 or 9/6–whatever date you entered, you will get a 25% off code that expires in 30 days good at the EA Origin store. Enter that promo code at checkout and you will have BF3 pre-ordered for $44.99.
You can do the same trick at the EA Gun club. First sign up using your EA Origin account and then sign up for their email newsletter. You do that by selecting the little email icon in their social media menu.
EDIT 2: I’m not sure if you actually need to sign up for the Gun Club first. You might be able to just sign up for the email newsletter. I’ll update if that works out for me.
When your birthday hits, you’ll get an email from them but that coupon expires in 5 days instead of 30. I think the codes are also only good off Shooter games also. It may or may not work on BF3 pre-orders. The one I received does work on BF3. The Origin code should be good for most games.
Here are the two codes that I received. I already have the game pre-ordered on Direct2Drive otherwise I would have used them myself lol.