GameStop has announced that physical GameStop gift cards purchased at any of the brick-and-mortar retailer's 4,500 stores can now also be used to purchase virtual currency at GameStop-owned online game portal Kongregate.
Each dollar on a GameStop gift card can now be used to purchase 10 Kongregate Kreds, which can in turn be used to purchase items and power-ups in some of the portal's most popular games. Kreds purchased with GameStop gift cards before December 8 will receive a bonus of up to 30 percent, to promote the new feature.
GameStop gift cards are also available at other brick-and-mortar retailers including 7-Eleven, Walgreens, Rite-Aid and CVS.
"One of the big benefits of being part of the GameStop network is the tremendous resources they bring, which means we can move more quickly to build what our community has been asking for,” Jim Greer, CEO of Kongregate, said in a statement.