Diablo III...blah, blah, pre-order...going to buy regardless, but if it might incur a promotional grant gaming giveaway should I hold off? Would the "receipt" need to be dated between some specified dates?

This is more a question about the behind-the-scenes business stuff, so while yes, this shouldn't matter in an ideal world, there's stuff that can complicate things.

  • Is there a reason (like an in-game bonus or something) for pre-purchasing it (now)?
    – juan
    Mar 16, 2012 at 1:48
  • I'd be interested to know about the receipt date thing. But I wouldn't rely on grants for all your games.
    – Resorath
    Mar 16, 2012 at 1:48
  • @Resorath I'm not relying on it (hence "buying regardless"), but there's no reason to unnecessary preclude obtaining one if it happens.
    – Nick T
    Mar 16, 2012 at 1:51
  • @JuanManuel for D3? Not that I know of, but I was trying to be general. Also figured if I could I'd just try to tick off one more thing on the never-ending to-do list of life.
    – Nick T
    Mar 16, 2012 at 1:52
  • I'm sure I've seen a comment before that said if you bought it and then qualified for the grant, you could get reimbursed, but don't quote me on that. Mar 16, 2012 at 2:02
  • @MatthewRead I've heard that too, but can't find the root of it from an authoritative person. If you can...
    – Nick T
    Mar 16, 2012 at 2:04
  • If you do buy it, and there's a grant, you can give proof of purchase for a reimburstment. If there's not grant, well you bought it anyway so whats teh big deal :P
    – l I
    Mar 16, 2012 at 2:17
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    Every grant so far has offered reimbursement, and I don't know why that would change because it's less effort for the SE folks. Just buy it and if you get lucky, hey, you get lucky.
    – Shinrai
    Mar 16, 2012 at 2:22
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    For both of the last two grants, I had pre-purchased both games before the grants were even announced, and I was reimbursed by providing a receipt.
    – Sterno
    Mar 16, 2012 at 2:28

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Found it. The comments on this post:

GraceNote was saying last week to go ahead and order one, and they could reimburse you if you were selected. – Ullallulloo Feb 1 at 21:07

There is an electronic receipt you should get when making a purchase with Steam, Amazon, or any other online retailer. That will suffice for getting a refund, should you be selected. – Grace Note♦ Feb 1 at 21:26

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