steam cards

You should know by now that the Steam Summer Getaway Sale started about 30 minutes ago (at the time I’m writing this). What’s more, is that aside from the games being as cheap as we’ve come to expect, there’s also 10 Steam Trading Cards that will only be attainable during the sale — which will last 11 days from today.

Here’s a little more detail in an email we just received from Valve. Sorry to do the whole copy and paste thing, but I’m about to run out the door and wanted to get this one up before I left:

Steam has launched our 2013 Summer Getaway Sale, with massive discounts on hundreds of PC, Mac and Linux titles. Right now, you can take advantage of up to 75% savings on hits like Bioshock Infinite, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Grid 2, Don’t Starve and more.

The Summer Getaway Sale offers you more ways to save than ever, with a hundred Daily Deals launching over the next eleven days. Check back often to take advantage of our eight-hour deep-discount Flash Sales. You can even help select what goes on sale with our Community’s Choice Voting Sales.

For the first time, buying discounted games at this year’s sale now earns you an all-new collectible in the form of Trading Cards. Collect, trade and craft over 50 new sets of cards, including 10 Summer Getaway Trading Cards that can only be earned during the sale. Each set can be crafted into badges, backgrounds, emoticons and other rewards.

The Steam Summer Getaway Sale will run from now until July 22nd. Complete information on Daily Deals, Flash Sales, Community Choice Voting and more can be found at For more information on our new Trading Card feature, please visit

Have you bought anything yet?