Edit: As of right now Amazon coins are 20% off so you can get 10,000 coins for $80 now instead of $90. So $80 will get you 97 packs.
If you’re looking to pre-purchase The Grand Tournament to get 50 packs and the new card back, Amazon is the way to do it and it’s currently live right now.
Now you might be asking why Amazon is the best deal to pre-purchase since it’s still $49.99 – and the reason is because of how Amazon Coins work. You buy Amazon Coins, open up the Hearthstone application using the Hearthstone Amazon app on your phone, and you can purchase card packs with the coins. When you do that, Amazon then gives you 10 to 20% coins back which you can then use to purchase more packs.
I personally just went ahead and purchased 10,000 Amazon Coins for $90.
I used 4999 of those coins to buy The Grand Tournament pre-purchase. I got 1,000 coins back leaving me now with 6,001 coins. When The Grand Tournament releases I will be using these coins to purchase another 40 packs for 4999 coins. After that I will receive 500 coins back leaving me at 1,502 coins. I can use those coins to buy 9 more packs.
After all is said and done, for $90 I will be able to walk away with 97 card packs for The Grand Tournament.
For the same price normally without Amazon Coins, you would be looking at 80 card packs for $90. So by using Amazon you are gaining an additional 17 packs (over a $20 value!)
Unfortunately the Amazon App is only available on Android devices, but you can easily run an emulator to do this. HearthPwn has a pretty good tutorial on doing it while also helping you get that Samsung Galaxy card back and the additional 3 packs for that promotion.
Edit: Since there’s some confusion on how to do this…
- Step 1: Buy Amazon Coins here
- Step 2: Download Amazon App on your Android Phone
- Step 3: Download Hearthstone using the Amazon app on your phone
- Step 4: Open Hearthstone
- Step 5: Go to the shop
- Step 6: Purchase The Grand Tournament – it will give you the option to purchase with your coins. This is ONLY available if you are using the Hearthstone app you got from the Amazon app.