Originally Posted by BZiggyZ
I too went over the fine print and was surprised by what I was told. I called sonystyle at 1-877-865-7669 and they transfered me to Sony card, so I don't have a direct number. They are totally independent of each other though. I asked the girl at sonystyle if the $100 credit could be 'saved' after opening the card and she had no idea. Conversely, I asked the girl at Sony card if the 40gb PS3 would go live on the site on 11/2 and she also had no idea.
The 100 does not have to be spent right away. So, you can open the card today, make the purchase in about a month and still get the 100 credit.
By their language of first qualifying purchase, they imply that you dont have to do it right away. If they wanted to force you to purchase something right away, the language would be "purchase made at the time of opening the card of 299 or more"
What also bother's me is that it is less than 2 weeks before the release date and they do not have a preorder on sonystyle.com... That sucks.