Give Epic your email address and you'll get a $10 coupon

Epic Games Store Halloween 2021 sale
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The Epic Games Store is offering a $10 in-store coupon, good on any game $14.99 or more, to anyone with an account who signs up for their mailing list—and if you're already signed up for their emails, don't worry, because you're getting a coupon too. 

Epic has done this sort of thing previously—its 2020 Holiday Sale included $10 coupons that would automatically replenish upon use, for instance—but as far as I know this is the first time you've had to sign up for more than an EGS account to take advantage. I don't think it's an especially onerous ask: If you've got an Epic Store account then they've got your email address anyway. You might as well get some useful information out of the deal.

As for what you might want to do with that coupon, today also marks the kickoff of Epic's Halloween Sale, with discounts of up to 75% until November 1. As you might expect, I have a few suggestions about where you might want to sink that coupon:

You may have noticed that I skipped over some of the lower-priced deals, like Control ($12) and Mundaun ($14). There's a reason for that: The $10 coupon can only be applied to a minimum game purchase (no DLC, season passes, or other non-game content) of $14.99. So, for instance, the coupon can be used on Hood: Outlaws and Legends, which is on for $14.99, but not on Star Wars: Squadrons, which is $14.79. (It's still a good deal, though.)

To get your $10 Epic Store coupon, either create or log into your account at epicgames.com (opens in new tab), click on the Communications tab, and check the "Email Subscribe" box. It should turn up in your email within 24 hours, and it will expire at 11:59 PT on November 15—use it or lose it. Epic's Halloween Sale runs until November 1.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.