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#361 V4Oldboy

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:23 AM

Stopped by after work. I was told that the workshop where you get the gift card starts at a later date and that she didn't know when exactly it is. So don't go to the south coast store yet until its confirmed there. I hope it happens before halo 4 as that's the last thing I plan to buy there.

For those who got a gift card what is the exact name of the workshop so I can ask when that starts at the south coast store?

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:34 AM

Haven't been able to pick up AC3 yet, but I have the day off tomorrow so I'm going to pick it up. I'll ask again about the $20 class/workshop and see what's up with it.

The cashier acknowledged that there was a $20 offer, but it hadn't started yet. So hoping I might be able to get one soon to use on Halo 4.

Anyone else have any updates on this? I know a few people got in on the deal, but it seems much more YMMV store to store than the bing it on deal.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:46 PM

Seen this pop up on MS Store Face book page.
http://content.micro.../store/surface/

"Getting to Know your Windows Device" is the class that got me the $20 GC. Only a few going on today and tomorrow. Tempted to run over there. But one guy knows my face a little too well. Too friendly. Don't like that when dealing. :p
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:33 PM

called my store today, lady didnt know if there were giveaways.
i think im gunna ballz up and go in tomorrow, i need to get halo 4 for reeel cheap

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:26 PM

Seen this pop up on MS Store Face book page.
http://content.micro.../store/surface/

"Getting to Know your Windows Device" is the class that got me the $20 GC. Only a few going on today and tomorrow. Tempted to run over there. But one guy knows my face a little too well. Too friendly. Don't like that when dealing. :p


I read the description and it sounded like that was for people that just bought a Windows 8 device. There is another class listed that is an Intro to Windows 8, but it's only on weekday afternoons at the local MS Store.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:41 AM

Seen this pop up on MS Store Face book page.
http://content.micro.../store/surface/

"Getting to Know your Windows Device" is the class that got me the $20 GC. Only a few going on today and tomorrow. Tempted to run over there. But one guy knows my face a little too well. Too friendly. Don't like that when dealing. :p

I read the description and it sounded like that was for people that just bought a Windows 8 device. There is another class listed that is an Intro to Windows 8, but it's only on weekday afternoons at the local MS Store.

I had thought it was the "Getting to Know your Windows Device" too; I was planning to go tomorrow/today. Anyone else able to weigh in?

And a note, my friend (who did not research and went only because I mentioned it) went to the Intro to Windows 8 one, and he argued to get a gift card (which they reluctantly gave him $10)...so I think he just fucked up and wasn't even supposed to get one...(ie, I don't think its the Windows 8 class for the $20)

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#367 V4Oldboy

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:10 AM

Okay so I picked up my AC3 preorder today. Asked again about the $20 gift card class adn was told this. He seemed like he didn't know exactly, but at least I got this much. This is the South Coast store so it seems this is a YMMV deal, similar to the bing it on one, but most stores offered that and allowed it to be used on pts cards.

The class they have right now, "Getting to Know Your Windows Device" gets your some book. Forgot what its called, but he knew exactly what it was and said "Yeah, everyone who does the class gets the XXX book" That class was starting at 6pm, a few minutes after I came, but I didn't want to stick around for the chance I might get $20. Time is worth more, if I knew I'd get one, hell yeah I sit through it.

When I mentioned the gift card he said "Oh, that one starts at a later date, not sure when. But I think you have to have purchased a Windows 8 device for that one"

Not sure what he meant by that. Is it just a Windows 8 class? Or do you actually need to have boughten a Windows 8 device at the store? I would assume its jut implied you bought one since that would be sort of weird having people bring in their receipts.

Or I guess maybe they want you to bring in your Surface tablet to the class, thats how they know. I dont know. I want that $20 GC.

I'm still going to pick up Halo 4 there since With the bing it on and the $10 GC from AC3 it'll be $40 plus the $25 GC. Still not bad, but $20 with this deal would be even nicer

p.s. Anyone hear anything about the Halo 4 midnight events? Someone mentioned that they would be giving away $25 coupons or something in the bing it on thread. Maybe they meant they would give away prizes similar to the Dance Central 3 launch night where they had a raffle.

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#368 themixmaster

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:15 PM

I'd also like to know about the Halo midnight. I'm going today to switch over my AC3 pre-order to one for Halo 4, so I'll ask about if anything is planned (my store is in a mall, so idk how that works).

Looking at the link to store events, there's a bunch called "Getting to know your Windows Device" and on a couple days during the week, there's one called "Surface: A New Type of Computing". Could that be the one? Holding it at 4PM on a Monday is obnoxious, but I have vacation next week so I could look into it if there's another one.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:27 PM

Okay so I picked up my AC3 preorder today. Asked again about the $20 gift card class adn was told this. He seemed like he didn't know exactly, but at least I got this much. This is the South Coast store so it seems this is a YMMV deal, similar to the bing it on one, but most stores offered that and allowed it to be used on pts cards.

The class they have right now, "Getting to Know Your Windows Device" gets your some book. Forgot what its called, but he knew exactly what it was and said "Yeah, everyone who does the class gets the XXX book" That class was starting at 6pm, a few minutes after I came, but I didn't want to stick around for the chance I might get $20. Time is worth more, if I knew I'd get one, hell yeah I sit through it.

When I mentioned the gift card he said "Oh, that one starts at a later date, not sure when. But I think you have to have purchased a Windows 8 device for that one"

Not sure what he meant by that. Is it just a Windows 8 class? Or do you actually need to have boughten a Windows 8 device at the store? I would assume its jut implied you bought one since that would be sort of weird having people bring in their receipts.

Or I guess maybe they want you to bring in your Surface tablet to the class, thats how they know. I dont know. I want that $20 GC.

I'm still going to pick up Halo 4 there since With the bing it on and the $10 GC from AC3 it'll be $40 plus the $25 GC. Still not bad, but $20 with this deal would be even nicer

p.s. Anyone hear anything about the Halo 4 midnight events? Someone mentioned that they would be giving away $25 coupons or something in the bing it on thread. Maybe they meant they would give away prizes similar to the Dance Central 3 launch night where they had a raffle.

no guy said everyone gets 25 buck card and you can use it on halo 4 .
I still find it fishy tho, because their basically selling the game for 35 bucks to everyone?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:28 PM

I don't even have "Getting to know your Windows device" in my event calendar, so I guess I'll try to call them point blank and ask them if the Windows 8 class on Monday will net me the gift card. I just don't want to have to go to the class on at 6:30, and the sit there for like six hours lol.
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#371 themixmaster

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:10 AM

Stopped by my store today, switched over my preorder credit (which was $10 of the $25 bing it on voucher) from AC3 to Halo 4. The manager had to walk him through it, but it went swimmingly and I'm glad the credit wasn't nullified since the voucher itself expired on 10/25.

I asked about the midnight, and his response was, "someone's actually buying a cake that's going to feed 50 people."

So... there's going to be cake...

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:14 PM

Definitely the best deal of the year so far for me. Second has to be the facebook Dance Central 3 deal where they gave out 400 pts per account.


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#373 yuyak

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

So... there's going to be cake...

The cake is a lie! (sorry had to do it). My store mentioned pizza/soda/raffle/tournament, which is why they did last year for the Halo Anniversary midnight launch. I don't recall there being cake though.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:53 PM

I called into the the store today and a lady said they arent giving away 25 dollar cards. This was the same lady who said bing ot on wasnt going on so idk. I rly want this to be true but i definitely dont want to go a stupid midnight launch for full price game.

The guy i talked to who told me this was pretty sure and i asked him several times if he was sure.
Either way microsoft store still sucks. They dont even know whats goin on in their stores

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:58 PM

I called into the the store today and a lady said they arent giving away 25 dollar cards. This was the same lady who said bing ot on wasnt going on so idk. I rly want this to be true but i definitely dont want to go a stupid midnight launch for full price game.

The guy i talked to who told me this was pretty sure and i asked him several times if he was sure.
Either way microsoft store still sucks. They dont even know whats goin on in their stores

Which store was this at, out of curiosity? I'd been thinking about going to my local one tonight, but I don't think it's worth it if all I'll get out of it is some pizza.
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:35 PM

I called into the the store today and a lady said they arent giving away 25 dollar cards. This was the same lady who said bing ot on wasnt going on so idk. I rly want this to be true but i definitely dont want to go a stupid midnight launch for full price game.

The guy i talked to who told me this was pretty sure and i asked him several times if he was sure.
Either way microsoft store still sucks. They dont even know whats goin on in their stores

I assume you're referring to the Halo 4 Midnight Launch. I was told that they will be giving out gift cards during the midnight launch by way of a raffle system. I wasn't given any specifics on how exactly it would be run, but you need to have a pre-order on file in order to be eligible. In addition, food and drinks are going to be served. Couldn't confirm or deny the possibility of free swag, but encouraged people to arrive early if any are actually given out due to limited quantities. Doors open at 10 PM supposedly.

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Join us for another epic midnight launch party at the Microsoft Store as we prepare for the release of Halo 4! Stop by to enjoy gameplay, refreshments, and raffle prizes from 10pm-12:30am. When the clock strikes midnight, be among the first Halo fans to get their hands on the newest Halo game! ESRB Rating: Rating pending.


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:37 PM

Wait, what? No 25.00 gift card for the preorder?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:48 PM

Its for oak brook store
Eh Fuck it i guess im sure there will be a decent bf deal on halo

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:49 PM

Wait, what? No 25.00 gift card for the preorder?

We were referring to the gift cards that will be raffled away during the midnight launch in addition to the $25 gift card you get for pre-ordering.
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#380 YodaEXE

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:52 PM

Its for oak brook store
Eh Fuck it i guess im sure there will be a decent bf deal on halo

Oak Brook huh? Damn, that's my local store. They were rather odd about the Bing It On stuff as well, so I'm not surprised that it sounds like they have no idea what's going on tonight as well.

Ah well, guess I'll pass on it. I have a preorder, but it's with Amazon, so it won't do me any good to be there if the raffles and such are only going to be for those who have a preorder at the store.
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:56 PM

Yea i just realized... you only get the 25 dollars if u have it preordered? Or is that just for the website

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:28 AM

I'll be going to the midnight launch thing, in hopes of getting some sort of extra coupon or something.

I already preordered Halo 4 with the bing it on challenge so $50 and then I'm going to use the $10 GC from AC3. So $40 and the $25 GC for preordering Halo 4. Hoping they will have something else to make it even cheaper.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:39 AM

If anyone goes to oak brook u should keep me posted

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:28 AM

anybody go to midnight launch?

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:58 AM

Any Master Chief sightings?

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:08 AM

Yah, where are the east coast reports? Here in Arizona and there is a metric assload of people. Doors haven't opened

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:17 AM

Here at the Palo Alto MS store and its just about half a dozen guys hanging out. It is still about 45 mins before they open the doors but at this point the odds of winning something in a raffle are pretty good.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:31 AM

^ lucky you. There's gotta be over about a hundred and fifty people here, and they're letting people in on batches. Not really sure what's going on

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:41 AM

Around 15 people here now. At least 6 of them are Employees from the Apple store next door.

I am outside now Wathing them install halo on several 360s and putting together swag bags.

BAM! Pizza just arrived. It's on now.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:38 AM

They apparently went up and down the lines handing out raffle tickets but never got to my section of the line. They are apparently out of raffle tickets. Got one slice of pizza and I'm in a giant room filled with stinky people. Really kind of pointless to go to it when they ran out of raffle tickets. Wasn't expecting that.