Hell of a deal on XBL

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  1. TheIncredibleHulk

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    There's a special going on with XBL on the dashboard.

    Buy a year of Gold for 20% off plus get 1 of 4 games free.

    Game choices include Fable 3, Halo Reach, and there's 2 Kinect games.

    Supposed to get the disc for the game in the mail, not a download version.

    Only works on the dashboard and only till March 8th (I think).


    So in my case, it was about $47 for a year of XBL Gold and Halo Reach.
     
  2. seven

    seven RIP Poopers 4-1993/5-2008

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    Might check it out. My renewal doesn't take place until December but they're pretty good about giving out rewards as long as you don't turn off auto-renewal (which disables the discount).

    Also, rewards take 4 to 8 weeks from the time the promotion ends. The games probably won't even begin shipping until April or so.

    Edit: Also, were you a silver/free member? Sometimes promos like this only show for people who are currently on a silver/free account.
     
  3. Galaxy Convoy

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    This is why I never, ever bother with those deals they offer on the dashboard. They always wanna stick you with that damn auto-renewal. And they even deny the rewards if you turn it off? That's shady as hell.

    Sorry MS, while I like Xbox Live and use it all the time, it'll be a cold day in hell before you ever get another credit/debit card number out of me again.
     
  4. seven

    seven RIP Poopers 4-1993/5-2008

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    You can turn it off after the promotional subscription takes effect. If you turn it off before then you cancel yourself out of the promotion since your account will no longer be set to renew through MS.

    I've never had a problem with auto-renewals. They've always sent me several emails in advance to my account renewing. I do wish the option to turn it off was still on the website but a simple phone call gets it turned off easily (as long as you do it atleast 7-days prior to your renewal).
     
  5. DevilzFan

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    Hmmm....I've been putting off picking up Fable 3 for a few months now. Really want it as I loved the first two. This could be good. My credit card's going to expire before the auto-renewal, so that should work out for me too :lol 
     
  6. Galaxy Convoy

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    Ah, I take back the shady comment then. But the having to call them up is exactly why I hate auto-renewal. They burned me bad because of that. The account I have now is my 2nd one. First one I had way back on the original Xbox and XBL. Was fine the first year, but when it came time for renewal again I didn't have the funds to cover it. So I called them up and after a lengthy discussion had my account cancelled(there was no just turning the auto renewal off back then).

    But it still auto-renewed. Apparently I must've been dealing with a complete idiot on the phone or something. Got hit with a hefty overdraft charge at my bank. Fortunately I was able to go down to the bank and got it reversed since it was a wrongful charge. But after that I went strictly store bought time and points cards. I just don't trust them.
     
  7. TheIncredibleHulk

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    Yeah, I had a silver account. I never played online much when I did have gold, so I quit renewing. But I wanted Reach anyways, and its less than retail so I couldn't pass it up.

    And I don't mind the wait, in the past week or so, I've both alot of games

    Bioshock 2
    Fallout 3 GOTY
    The Godfather 2
    Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
    Splinter Cell Conviction
    Ultimate Alliance 2

    Plus a friend let me borrow Fable 3

    So I'm gonna be busy :lol 
     
  8. seven

    seven RIP Poopers 4-1993/5-2008

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    If they get to the point that they try to charge your expired card they'll suspend your account until you pay for the sub. If you add a prepaid card to your account it'll just push that renewal back.
     
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    Wow, nice. That was the incentive I needed for XBL.
     
  10. McBradders

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    Get on my friends list, biotch :mad 
     
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    I don't see it on my XBL :( 
    Maybe cause I renewed earlier in the week via a pre-paid card. And I was given a free 180MS Points as well :p 
     
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    180 points or a retail game... hmn such a dilemma.
     
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    But I didn't see the offer so your point is moot.
    Besides it was 80MS points randomly and then 100 for something else. Plus I got the pre-paid card with 800MS points.
     
  14. TheIncredibleHulk

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    Got an email tonight to pick my free game.

    Should get Halo Reach in the mail in about 8 to 10 weeks
     

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