Best Buy has a Nintendo Switch deal that comes with a $30 gift card

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Today's best Nintendo Switch deal is helping the online shopping season chug along, with Best Buy selling the console for its regular price ($299), with the added bonus of getting a free $30 gift card to the big-box retailer.

The Nintendo Switch rarely gets more generous deals than this one, and it’s prime time to buy one of these consoles before they’re sold out for the holidays. Any value added incentive is good for Nintendo’s best-selling system.

Nintendo Switch with $30 gift card at Best Buy

Nintendo Switch with $30 gift card at Best Buy
Pay regular price ($299) for a Nintendo Switch at Best Buy and get a $30 gift card, which is essentially good for half off a new Switch game (Pokemon!) or a pair of Joy Cons or a Switch Pro Controller. 

What will $30 off get you? How about half off a brand new game you were already going to buy with the Switch - which would obviously be the new Pokemon Sword and Shield? Or a bit less than half off an extra pair of Joy Cons or a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller? Or a memory card to store all your games locally? 

So don’t tut-tut this deal for not being the most generous deal we’ve ever seen for the Nintendo console. Who knows? This might be the cheapest we’ll see it after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And if you absolutely need the system for cheaper, consider the Nintendo Switch Lite - though you won’t get that sweet docking action.

David Lumb

David is now a mobile reporter at Cnet. Formerly Mobile Editor, US for TechRadar, he covered phones, tablets, and wearables. He still thinks the iPhone 4 is the best-looking smartphone ever made. He's most interested in technology, gaming and culture – and where they overlap and change our lives. His current beat explores how our on-the-go existence is affected by new gadgets, carrier coverage expansions, and corporate strategy shifts.