Think You’re Getting $10 Off Skyrim Just for Buying Oblivion? Think Again

RipTen's Dave Oshry has penned an article on the method to obtain the promised $10 discount on Skyrim after buying a 5th Anniversary Edition of Oblivion, a method which turns out to be.. convoluted, for lack of a better term. Here's the rundown:
First, you have to buy a copy of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Collector's Edition for full price. (Easy enough) $30

Then you have to buy The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and the Skyrim Official Strategy Guide for full price, no discounts allowed (not even store employees) $60 + $25

Now it gets fun:

You have to have bought Skyrim and the Strategy guide between 11/11 and 12/11 (One month window) at the same exact time and have them shown on the same receipt. (Don't wanna lose that)

Last, but certainly not least: you have to cut off the UPC codes from all three items and mail them to Bethesda with the coupon from the anniversary edition and both of your receipts. Then, in just a few short weeks you'll get. wait for it. a $10 Visa Gift Card!!

I'm pretty certain that's not what most of us thought we'd get when we heard of a $10 discount with Oblivion's 5th Anniversary Edition.