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#751 flashburn

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:52 PM

lol All that fuss, and I just got the automated email that included codes for the $10 off coupon, 1600 MS Points, AND the 370Z.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:10 PM

lol All that fuss, and I just got the automated email that included codes for the $10 off coupon, 1600 MS Points, AND the 370Z.


Are you sure that you got a code for the 370Z? I just got this email, too, and it included a code for a Dodge, which I believe is actually for Forza 4, not Horizon.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:16 PM

Are you sure that you got a code for the 370Z? I just got this email, too, and it included a code for a Dodge, which I believe is actually for Forza 4, not Horizon.


Yes, like they are with many things, they were wrong. I redeemed it, it's for the 370Z in Forza Horizon.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:32 PM

lol All that fuss, and I just got the automated email that included codes for the $10 off coupon, 1600 MS Points, AND the 370Z.

Just got mine as well. Any idea how long it takes to redeem the 1600 points online? says it's "In process".

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:39 PM

You should get an electronic mail within 1-2 hours max.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:51 PM

Yes, like they are with many things, they were wrong. I redeemed it, it's for the 370Z in Forza Horizon.


So it is. I figured that the code was for the Horizon-skinned Dodge Challenger for Forza 4. I don't have Forza 4, so I might never have redeemed the code if not for you. Thanks.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:38 AM

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#758 Treyster

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:42 AM

Edit nvm. Bought it.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:04 AM

Apologies if this has been asked and answered already, but is it possible to combine more than one gift certificate code on a single item at the MS store? I'm planning to use both the $25 from Halo and the $10 from Ass Creed to get $35 off on COD. Seems like you should be able to do it but the MS online store is so bare-bones I wouldn't be surprised if that didn't work.

I don't know how it works online, but with the in-store promos in the past they just gave out gift cards so it would work. I'm not exactly sure about these online codes.

However, one way you can probably do it:
1) preorder AC3 now
2) Get $10 + 1600pts on AC3 release day, 10/30 (assuming all goes well)
3) Use the $10 towards the preorder of Halo4
4) Get $25 on Halo4 release day, 11/6
5) Apply the $25 towards CoD:blops2

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:12 PM

OK, here's the deal: When they did Horizon preorders, somehow they messed up and orders after a certain date didn't include the codes. This is what happened with me.

I was aware of this and contacted them beforehand, noting that the proper items hadn't been added to my preorder. They actually went as far as to send me the codes before I had received the game.

A couple of hours ago, I received an email containing different codes. So not only did they provide me with codes beforehand due to my complaint about them not being in the checkout list, they also went ahead and sent me the codes anyway.

I am torn. On the one hand, it's basically free stuff from a retailer, and how often does that happen? On the other hand, they dealt with my concern so quickly and efficiently, I feel it would be a dick move to actually go ahead and use them.

Damn morality, making things difficult.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:19 PM

I don't know how it works online, but with the in-store promos in the past they just gave out gift cards so it would work. I'm not exactly sure about these online codes.

However, one way you can probably do it:
1) preorder AC3 now
2) Get $10 + 1600pts on AC3 release day, 10/30 (assuming all goes well)
3) Use the $10 towards the preorder of Halo4
4) Get $25 on Halo4 release day, 11/6
5) Apply the $25 towards CoD:blops2



I actually cancelled my Halo 4 preorder with Newegg ($44.99, free shipping) to order it from the MS Store with the $25 coupon. Not only is this a $10 improvement, I know that NewEgg games probably won't arrive on release day unless I pay for expedited shipping. MS got Horizon to me on launch day, so I'm trusting they'll be able to do the same with the other games (AC 3, Halo 4, BlOps 2).

In the checkout of my Halo 4 order, it said that the $25 coupon code was a "preorder" with a release date of November 9th. I am guessing that's when the codes will be emailed.

If that's the case, and if you're willing to take the chance and put in a BlOps 2 preorder at the very last second, then I'd say go for it. I just went ahead and preordered everything at once, and will "spend" it all once all the orders are completed. That avoids any last minute flopping about like a fish trying to get the discounts.

I was able to apply the $10 code I received from Forza Horizon on my purchase of BlOps 2, so that should work, if you decide to go that route. Good luck!

EDIT: Remember to check the checkout box. It should have three items for each game you order: The game, a $20 point code, and a $10 discount code. Halo 4 should show the game, the $25 code, and the free armor skin code.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:08 PM

OK, here's the deal: When they did Horizon preorders, somehow they messed up and orders after a certain date didn't include the codes. This is what happened with me.

I was aware of this and contacted them beforehand, noting that the proper items hadn't been added to my preorder. They actually went as far as to send me the codes before I had received the game.

A couple of hours ago, I received an email containing different codes. So not only did they provide me with codes beforehand due to my complaint about them not being in the checkout list, they also went ahead and sent me the codes anyway.

I am torn. On the one hand, it's basically free stuff from a retailer, and how often does that happen? On the other hand, they dealt with my concern so quickly and efficiently, I feel it would be a dick move to actually go ahead and use them.

Damn morality, making things difficult.


Do both emails contain three codes? If so, you should have two codes for the 370Z (even though the email says that the code is for a Dodge).

I would think that at the least you can use/trade the 370Z codes without feeling bad. The 370Z isn't available for purchase, so using the extra code does no harm to Microsoft.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:21 AM

It's looking like the Halo 4 deal at msstore is the best one so far. Is there anything I should know about the $25 coupon? Like restrictions or something before I pull the trigger on the deal.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:51 AM

It's looking like the Halo 4 deal at msstore is the best one so far. Is there anything I should know about the $25 coupon? Like restrictions or something before I pull the trigger on the deal.


I had to contact them several times to get my codes from Kinect Sesame Street. After about 5 attempts through phone and live chat I finally got them. I notice their have been fewer problems on more recent releases but just be prepared to have to wait a little to get them which means if you wanted to buy Black Ops the next week you might not have received your codes yet

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:00 AM

It's looking like the Halo 4 deal at msstore is the best one so far. Is there anything I should know about the $25 coupon? Like restrictions or something before I pull the trigger on the deal.


Not sure. The gift card I got for Forza Horizon in store just is a plastic gift card. In CA gift cards cant expire, unless its specifically listed as a coupon.

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#766 cereal_killerxx

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:57 PM

I'm guessing it doesn't charge your card until the order ships?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:52 PM

I'm guessing it doesn't charge your card until the order ships?


They don't charge until the order ships. At least, they didn't do that with Forza Horizon. I'm supposed to get Assassin's Creed 3 this week from them, and they have not charged my card as of yet. Last week, with Horizon, they charged it on Monday, right when the game was shipping out.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:26 PM

pre ordered AC3

Order is in process
AC3 is in process
1600 pts card and 10 dollars off code both say complete.

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#769 JaTaN

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:25 PM

pre ordered AC3

Order is in process
AC3 is in process
1600 pts card and 10 dollars off code both say complete.

The pts card & $10 coupon both say complete as soon as you place your preorder, but MS did start getting rdy to ship AC3 yesterday (my CC shows a pending charge and website shows in process)

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:34 PM

Ohh ok, i checked it a few times and didnt see the complete for the points/coupon. Guess i wasnt paying attention.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:59 PM

if you cancel an order you applied a $10 code to can you get that code back or no?

just realizing like Central Scrutinizer said I could cancel my Newegg order for Halo and get Halo through this and then apply the $25 code to my Black Ops 2 order instead, it would ultimately save me an extra $10 but only if I can get the other code back, I'm assuming I probably can't though

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:16 PM

if you cancel an order you applied a $10 code to can you get that code back or no?

just realizing like Central Scrutinizer said I could cancel my Newegg order for Halo and get Halo through this and then apply the $25 code to my Black Ops 2 order instead, it would ultimately save me an extra $10 but only if I can get the other code back, I'm assuming I probably can't though


You'll have to go through customer service and it is a huge hassle. Went with newegg instead for AC3 and Halo 4 because of it

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:03 PM

My Assassins Creed 3 has shipped via UPS, but the UPS site couldnt find the shipping number yet. So no idea how long it will take.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:32 PM

Ac3 shipped out today, but Im mad I shipped it ground! I should've been an impatient ass mafucka, and paid for 2nd day shipping. Damn me!

Quick Question though: If I buy Ac3 tonight at say a gamestop, then wait for my M$ store order game to come in the mail, then return THAT game to gamestop, will they allow this and give me the refund?


#775 JaTaN

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:37 PM

MS usually ships preorders by UPS one day air saver so mostly everyone should get it tomorrow

Mine also shipped

#776 SplinteredGore

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:08 PM

According to this

http://www.gameranx....-game-director/

Those who don't get Nuketown will not have the option to purchase it. Considering this is Activision/Treyarch we're talking about, I have to say I'm surprised they don't want more money. I might even cancel my preorder of Black Ops and get it from Amazon.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:10 PM

Dammit; my bank issued me a new credit card number since I pre-ordered AC3 and I forgot to tell Microsoft Store. I was wondering why I hadn't recieved a shipping notification yet. So I checked out my order confirmation email and saw my old credit card number and figured it out.

I called MS Store and asked if I could change the credit card number and still recieve the order plus MS points. Nope; I would have to cancel the order and replace it, and I wouldn't get the extra points AND I would have to pay for snail mail shipping.

It's all my own fault this happened, but still - god DAMN it.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:19 PM

According to this

http://www.gameranx....-game-director/

Those who don't get Nuketown will not have the option to purchase it. Considering this is Activision/Treyarch we're talking about, I have to say I'm surprised they don't want more money. I might even cancel my preorder of Black Ops and get it from Amazon.


Damn man, i mean he could just be saying that to get people to pre order. A lot of people say things to get you to pre order and then release it later. But idk if i want to take that chance. I asked him on twitter if nuketown 2025 comes with the game if you pre order from MS store, ill reply if i get any info on that.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:49 PM

If I preorder BLOPS 2 from the Microsoft store do I get access to the Nuketown map and double XP weekend?

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#780 SplinteredGore

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:43 AM

If I preorder BLOPS 2 from the Microsoft store do I get access to the Nuketown map and double XP weekend?


Some people in this forum have contacted MS Store support, they have no clue. I would say no as my copy of Borderlands 2 did not come with the preorder dlc when I bought it from the MS Store.

Also, I looked at my Assassin's Creed 3 tracking # and it's scheduled to show up tomorrow. 8-)