Jump to content


- - - - -

Microsoft Store (B&M) - Free $20 Gift Card YMMV?


#1 DCpinoy  

Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:43 PM

$20 promotion is not confirmed by others yet.

Spoiler





Old Information about Bing vs. Google challenge.
Spoiler



These are some of the better options I think other than pts or live gold cards. Seems like the South Coast Plaza store wont be "getting" any until friday. That is if they sell them in store.

4 Eneloop AA (AAA same price) $11
16gb flash $20
16gb flash $23
8gb flash (fancy or something) $25
Belkin mini surge $20
comfort mouse $25
confort mouse 6000 $30
wireless keyboard $25
wireless keyboard 2000 $30
Samsung 55" LED HDTV $4000
HP large surge $25
Monster portable surge (3 outlets and usb, interesting) $25
weird usb home/car charger thing $30
Telephone headset for smartphone (girlfriend has been wanting one of these) $30
razer mousepad $35


Edited by DCpinoy, 28 October 2012 - 06:30 AM.


#2 WTFD4V1D   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   84 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

WTFD4V1D

Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:46 PM

You can get Halo Reach for like about $7 after using the voucher and trade it into GameStop for $25.

#3 Wario64  

Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:21 PM

Can you preorder X360 games in store and get $10 bonus and 1600 MSP still?

#4 bzchanboy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   590 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:25 PM

Can you preorder X360 games in store and get $10 bonus and 1600 MSP still?


No this offer was never offered instore. What they did was order on their website in store to get that offer.

Good thing about this Bing challenge is that they are not taking your information afterwards. So you can come back once a day if you wanted to. You can't combine them though.

#5 joeyshadows   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1640 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

joeyshadows

Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:28 PM

If only I had a Microsoft store nearby. :(

#6 sninh   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   890 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:31 PM

I can confirm this and that it can be done mult times. I got 1600 ms points with it for free or you can get a 3 month xbl card for free

#7 breakingcustoms   To The Max! CAGiversary!   2776 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

breakingcustoms

Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:06 PM

got 2 of them today at Christiana Mall, DE

596772.png


#8 Bioterror   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   382 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:18 PM

Time to make trips to the mall more often, are these like the gift cards they have during the phone challenge? If they're more like coupons can they be stacked?

#9 pROvIs   Clash With Reality CAGiversary!   2873 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:22 PM

closest store is 30 minutes away in the Mall of America. I don't know if its worth it to take the risk.
Steam Games to Trade/Sell: None right now
WTB: Anything on my Wishlist

23480.png

#10 Link2999   Demon Lord CAGiversary!   1899 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:24 PM

What's the Bing vs Google challenge like? Did they dumb down a lot of the results?

Edit: Nevermind, just took it on http://www.bingiton.com ; I don't know how Bing won 2:1 among people since I just took it and 5/5 searches I preferred Google results over Bing. idk

#11 bzchanboy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   590 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:45 PM

Time to make trips to the mall more often, are these like the gift cards they have during the phone challenge? If they're more like coupons can they be stacked?


No they are not like the real giftcards they gave out for that promotion. They can not be stacked as well.

#12 kitsunisan   Meh. CAGiversary!   1435 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

kitsunisan

Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:34 PM

What's the Bing vs Google challenge like? Did they dumb down a lot of the results?

Edit: Nevermind, just took it on http://www.bingiton.com ; I don't know how Bing won 2:1 among people since I just took it and 5/5 searches I preferred Google results over Bing. idk


Took it myself, did independent searches off of that page to verify. Out of 3 tests, Bing claimed 4 pages that Google actually found. Have to cheat at a blind test, smh.

#13 ThatOneGuyWho   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3889 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

ThatOneGuyWho

Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:45 AM

So technically I can get unlimited tickets depending on how long I just wait or go. It's a great deal but not worth it since the closest store is 30+ minutes away.

#14 KtMack23   Retired from CAGing CAGiversary!   2482 Posts   Joined 4.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:53 AM

Google tells me it'll take me 1 day and 10 hours (if avoiding tolls) to get there, so it's not worth the gas money.

#15 kitsunisan   Meh. CAGiversary!   1435 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

kitsunisan

Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:08 AM

Google tells me it'll take me 1 day and 10 hours (if avoiding tolls) to get there, so it's not worth the gas money.


People believe Bing will give a better time there 2 to 1 in blind comparison tests.

#16 BanditThief   King Of Thieves! CAGiversary!   321 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

BanditThief

Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:21 AM

Got 3 of them easy to do.

#17 kitsunisan   Meh. CAGiversary!   1435 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

kitsunisan

Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:26 AM

Got 3 of them easy to do.


3 in one sitting?

#18 malfcn   CAGalicious! CAGiversary!   2094 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:29 AM

Maybe I can get a buddy that lives next to one go and do it.

nihilence.png


#19 Friend of Sonic   Toneman.org coming soon.. CAGiversary!   9957 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Friend of Sonic

Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:29 AM

I need to go down and do that. How do Microsoft Store preorders work? Can I preorder Halo 4 with this voucher and use it to pay down the preorder? Then you'd get a real 25 dollar gift card.
You hurt the right person and you're wrong for life.

#20 io   ... Super Moderators   23398 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:31 AM

If only I had a Microsoft store nearby. :(


This. Never even seen one nor knew they even existed. When I saw references in the past to "Microsoft store" on CAG I always just assumed it was Microsoft's online store :lol:.

#21 Alkalinejoe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   413 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Alkalinejoe

Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:32 AM

Hm. There is a Microsoft store in the Fashion Show Mall here in Vegas. I guess a free $25 voucher is enough to warrant driving through the strip I'll head down there on Tuesday after school.
Currently playing:
:360: Dragon's Dogma
:ps3: Bioshock Infinite
:wii: The Last Story
:gc: None
:ps2: .hack//Mutation

XBL: Aerogenji
PSN: Aerogambit

#22 EarthBoundX5   Chef Jesus CAGiversary!   1725 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:46 AM

closest store is 30 minutes away in the Mall of America. I don't know if its worth it to take the risk.

I might go tomorrow and check it out; if you get there before me, tell me if its going on so I can save my time and not go; I'll do the same for you if I get there before hearing anything from ya

I don't like having a sig, but for CAG, I figured I'd sheep along.

163177.pngfs_pc.png
http://gamercard.xbo...een/ChefJesusX5 eebeta-badge-small.png
GAP - Since 2003
CAG - Lurked well before current join date


#23 Lord Hamm   Give me a Dollar! CAGiversary!   1061 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Lord Hamm

Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:16 AM

What's the Bing vs Google challenge like? Did they dumb down a lot of the results?

Edit: Nevermind, just took it on http://www.bingiton.com ; I don't know how Bing won 2:1 among people since I just took it and 5/5 searches I preferred Google results over Bing. idk


Just took the challenge myself and also got 5/5 google pages

I dont know what kind of scam this is

I searched poop, peepee, shit, penis and the f word

Bing wanted to show me a lot of porn videos so maybe thats why its winning
Posted Image
Posted Image

#24 JediJames2   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   541 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:37 AM

Where in store is this? One just opened in my area (Central Florida); haven't checked it out yet but for this I might.

#25 UberSwiss   Cheap Suits? CAGiversary!   683 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:57 AM

Hm. There is a Microsoft store in the Fashion Show Mall here in Vegas. I guess a free $25 voucher is enough to warrant driving through the strip I'll head down there on Tuesday after school.


Woo local cager! I'm going to head there tomorrow so ill report my findings
Currently Playing:
:360: Halo 4/NBA 2k13
:ps3: Assassins Creed 3

Posted Image

#26 giantqtipz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2145 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

giantqtipz

Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:43 AM

Expires one day before the Surface launch.. Whatt do you guys think of the surface by the way? I hate the fact tthat they've been keeping it on the down low. I don't know much about it other than what I've seen in their reveal presentation 3-4 months ago..

#27 Vlaphor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   27 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:05 PM

I did the smartphone challenge and lost (Overland Park store) and got a $25 gift card for it. I then asked if they had any sales on games and they said no, but they'd give me another $25 gift card to help me choose. Got Asura's Wrath for $5 that day.

Went back to the mall a few weeks later (live 60 miles away) and got another gift card for doing the same challenge.

#28 FatherChesz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   382 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Donkey Kong Country Returns
Wii

Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:29 PM

The Tysons Corner store is doing the same thing, if you're able to pull the 6+ employees away from playing Dragon Ball Z Kinect long enough to do it. I even got a free shirt too.

Hoping to get back there this week for a discount on 007 Legends.

#29 kilik64   Carefree, Wherever We May Be CAGiversary!   4208 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago   Has been playing Destiny
PS4

Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:50 PM

No store in Nashville right now but green hills mall is getting a holiday store end of this month.

Anyone know what the hell that is? Guessing a kiosk type thing like you see from dell?

#30 neocisco   Changnesiac CAGiversary!   18625 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:59 PM

Google tells me it'll take me 1 day and 10 hours (if avoiding tolls) to get there, so it's not worth the gas money.


You should have Bing'd it.

Now playing (& watching):

:br:-Justified season 1
My tradelist:http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=116943
35bb9lx.gif