Like pulling a "no wake" buoy underwater during a flood, the price on a PlayStation Plus membership has come down a little before it rockets up to new heights. The juicy piece of gaming news no one, save Microsoft, wants to hear today was a price hike on a PlayStation Plus one-year subscription from $50 to $60. It's a big deal, but there's one last discount under $40 you can take advantage of before the price goes up September 22.
Groupon is the retail discount culprit for the subscription saving. Today, you can snatch a PlayStation Plus 12-month membership for $37.49 after applying coupon code FIRST at checkout. There is one catch, the coupon is only valid for new accounts. If you've bought something from Groupon in the past, you'll need to make a new account to get the discount.
- PlayStation Plus 12-Month Card - $37.49 (current list price $50)
- Use Code: FIRST
- Free Shipping, New Accounts Only
There's even a better coupon at Groupon, but it will only work for select, targeted accounts. Coupon code SAVE30 is known to work on some Groupon accounts and will cut the price to $34.99. It's better than the 25% off for new users, but the code only works for certain accounts of which we're not 100% sure the requirements are. If the code SAVE30 works on the PlayStation Plus for you, let us know in the comment if you have an old or new Groupon account!
After this Groupon deal, we don't really expect drops like this in the near future. The best discount prior to these coupon codes in 2016 on PS Plus was a drop to $35.99. With a new list price of $59.99, your PlayStation Plus discounts in the future are likely to look more like $49.99 or at best $44.99. Jumping on this deal may be a good idea if you plan to use PS Plus in the foreseeable future. If not, keep the money in your wallet because they are always better spent on games.
Update: The PlayStation Plus 1-year cards offered at Groupon is now unfortunately out of stock.