Your mileage may vary on this one as it’s being confirmed by anecdotal evidence, but according to several redditors with Sears locations nearby, they’ve been able to walk into Sears and get Mario kart 8 early. According to one redditor who purchased the game yesterday, the embargo for the game was listed in their system as May 26 instead of May 30. If you have a Sears in your location that still carries video games, you may want to call them and see if they’ll sell you a copy early.
Went into sears today after seeing the post from yesterday. They had one copy that had no price sign or anything. Asked to purchase it and when they rang it up the release date was set as yesterday. Also from some weird in store points program I got $30 back. Just wanted to let everyone know so they had the chance to go pick up a copy while they can.
Several people are reporting success at getting their hands on the game early, but remember if you do manage to obtain it before the official release date of May 30, don’t add your Club Nintendo coins to your account until May 30, otherwise you’ll forfeit your chance at one of the four free games that Nintendo is currently offering.