Ok, I've read the posts from other Prime members, and I decided I would try my hardest to get this work.
Well, the short version is, Prime is considered a promotional discount, and when you add the Lancer and the Limited edition to your cart, Prime is automatically breaking the shipping rules, which throws away the promotional discount for buying the two items together.
The funny thing is, my friend, a non-prime member, can add the limited edition game and the Lancer to his cart, and of course the default super saving shipping gives him the discount for upgrading to the Limited Edition. If he chooses to have the game shipped on "release date" it breaks the promotion and charges him full price. He can then put the shipping options back to where they were, and the discount is reapplied.
As Prime members, no matter what you do, even if you choose to have both ship with your regular 2-day free shipping, it will NEVER apply the promotional upgrade discount.
I'm sure, like me, many of you are saying, "that's fine, I'll take the two day shipping and just get it on Tuesday, Nov. 12," but we don't have the option to choose which promotion we want.
I've talked to several customer service reps (all from India) who fail to understand what I'm trying to say. One of them even told me to just cancel Prime. I'm sure Amazon would crap a gold brick if they heard him suggest that.
Best thing you can do is to either use the account of someone who is a non-prime member, or create a new temporary account. I'm just going to keep my game preorder for the regular game at Gamestop, order the Lancer and then take back the game that Amazon ships and trade it for COD: World at War. Actually works better because I can pickup the game at midnight from Gamestop.
Once I realized that being a Prime member screws you in this deal, I resigned myself to just trying to tell Amazon's reps that they need to send a ticket up to the web support team so they could hopefully add an option to choose to use your Prime discount, or just take the standard bundle discount. But, being Indian, the nuances of what I was trying to say was lost on them and no one cares at all. I'm extremely dissatisfied that Amazon chooses to outsource their tech support.
I'm also displeased that, since Amazon is trying to push this new "release date delivery" on AAA titles, we as Prime members are being screwed on this, especially since the Lancer is exclusive to Amazon.
This is deplorabe customer service, and a poor way to promote a deal that is meant to make Amazon more competitive with Gamestop and Wal-mart retail locations.