Now that Thanksgiving has passed, I’m officially in the holiday spirit. December is a big month for me because I’m kinda Christmas obsessed. Starting on December 1st, I love to lead up to Christmas Day with little surprises for the whole family. While this may sound over the top, let me assure you that I simply space out my holiday gifting so that the entire month is filled with joy instead of having an overwhelming Christmas morning. It’s worked well for my kids so far (we’ve been doing it for a few years) and so this year I decided to adopt the same gifting philosophy when it comes to my hubby. Truthfully I’ve been wracking my brain over the last few days trying to come up with the perfect way to give him a gift that keeps on giving all month long and let me tell you guys, I’ve found it! You see, my hubby is a gamer. He loves popping in his favorite video game after a long day at work and just unplugging from the world for a little while. While I myself am not a gamer, I’ve really been trying to embrace his love of all things gaming and show support in the way that a good wife does. Whether your husband is already a Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® player or has it on holiday wish list, read on for my ideas on how to keep your gamer husband this holiday season with holiday gift ideas for gamer guys.
So ladies, let’s talk about our men who game for a minute why don’t we? While I know that some mamas are gamers too, that’s not the case in my home so I’ve had to learn a little bit about consoles, video games and the perfect snacks. For his last birthday, my hubby asked for a PS4 and we surprised him with it. He’s loved playing games on his PS4 ever since so I’ve known for months that games for his gaming console would be on his holiday list. I’ve tried to keep my ears open when he’s mentioned games that he is interested in and time and again Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has come up. While I’ve had it on my list since it’s release on October 25th, it wasn’t until we were recently doing our weekly shopping at Walmart and he pointed out the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare logo on a Slim Jim package that an idea started to come together in my mind.
After he added his protein packed Slim Jim snack that he loves to enjoy while gaming to our cart, I dug a little deeper and realized that from October 1st – December 27th, 2019, there was a special offer on qualifying Slim Jim purchases that allowed him to unlock Mega XP codes for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on PS4. Knowing that I had purchased the game for him but had not given it to him yet, I didn’t say much and simple started letting an idea form in the back on my mind. As we walked through the store, I kept my eyes open for qualifying Slim Jim purchases like the 26 count Original and Mild Slim Jim Gable Tops and the Slim Jim Monster Stick, Deli Stick and Giant Mild Stick. Then I did something a little sneaky. I put his Slim Jim purchases aside and told the boys to take him to the car while I paid the bill. You see, I needed a few minutes to figure out how the Mega XP codes were going to work but ya’ll, it was so easy. I simply purchased my qualifying Slim Jim products and my Mega XP codes were printed at the bottom of my receipt.
I was able to collect one code per qualifying Slim Jim product purchased so I of course purchased multiple products to get more codes for his holiday surprise (Restrictions apply, see store or website for details.) Then I simply put my bag with my Slim Jim purchases and my Walmart receipt aside so that I could turn them into the the perfect something special for the hubs when I got home.
Like I mentioned earlier, I’ve had Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for the PS4 purchased for about a month now but I’ve had it set aside in my closet so that I had it available when the right gifting moment came along. For those of you who are not exactly gamers yourself (like me) but have a hubby, brother or friend who loves gaming on your holiday shopping list, let me tell you why Call of Duty: Modern Warfare should be on their wish list. Available on the PS4, XBox One and PC, the most celebrated series in Call of Duty made it’s return with the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. This all-new titles from Activision that was developed by Infinity Ward has been reimagined in every way and pulls players right into a modern-day conflict on the screen. They have to make split-second decisions that could affect the global balance of power and have options to progress through a unified narrative experience as a single-player, in a action-packed multiplayer background and even a brand-new Special Ops Co-op experience. The game is heart racing, epic and according to my hubby, brings a new level of intensity to the Call of Duty series.
Knowing that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was the perfect early gift for my husband that he could enjoy for the entire month of December and beyond, I hatched a plan to make this game he was already so excited about even more exciting. With my purchase of Slim Jim with the special Call of Duty: Modern Warfare branding on the package (don’t worry if you don’t see the branding on the package as the Slim Jim products can be purchased at ANY Walmart whether there is an in-store display or not), I pulled out my already purchased video game and paired it with my Slim Jim purchases and the receipt that had the Mega XP codes printed right onto it. Then I wrapped it all up in a bow and presented my hubby with an early Christmas present that was really three gifts in one!
At first, I think he was confused by the fact that i had given him a gift that included the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game, several Slim Jim products and a receipt but as I explained how they all worked together, first understanding and then excitement flitted across his face. Not only did he have the game he had been asking for but he also had a perfect snack to enjoy while playing it. It was pretty much the cherry on top of his present that he had not one, not two but THREE Mega XP codes to use in his Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for the PS4. He quickly popped the disk into his PS4 and let it download.
Then, once Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was ready to play, he grabbed a Slim Jim, headed to the Call of Duty website on his phone and entered his Mega XP codes from the bottom of the Walmart receipt.
It took just seconds to enter his activation codes into his online Call of Duty account and he was ready to enjoy his extra XP bonuses that he was only able to get with the purchase of select Slim Jim products.
Once he had redeemed his activation codes, it was time for him to play and within seconds he was engrossed in the game. The graphics were stunning (even for someone like me) and the action was bigger and better than anything we had seem before. In fact the only thing that made Call of Duty: Modern Warfare even better was the fact that he had his favorite Slim Jim snack in his hand while playing.
Seriously you guys…..if it’s been said that a happy wife equals a happy life let me just say that a happy husband makes a happy home and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare paired with Slim Jim snack sticks and Mega XP codes definitely equals a happy husband in my home. In fact, as I watched him play (part of his gift), even I was able to understand why this is a game that’s worth getting excited about.
Now, all you smart wives, sisters, daughters and more, it’s your turn. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the gamer guy in your life, look no further. Whether you do what I did and give him the PS4 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game, Slim Jims and MegaXP codes (for the guys who don’t already have the game) or simple add Slim Jim and Mega XP codes to his stocking (for the ones that do), be sure to head to Walmart from now until December 27th to purchase your qualifying Slim Jim products and unlock Mega XP codes that are printed right on the bottom of your receipt (Restrictions apply, see store or website for details). Then gift them throughout the month, stuff their stocking full or if you’re a gamer gal, save them for yourself. No matter which option you choose, you can’t go wrong with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Mega XP codes and Slim Jim this holiday season.
Now tell me, who in your life would be excited to power up with Slim Jim and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Mega XP codes this holiday season?