They say nothing in life is free, and there is quite a bit of truth to that statement, but there are ways to get really great values and Microsoft is offering some pretty sweet deals for Xbox 360 fans.
Students in need of a new computer are eligible for a free Xbox 360. If you are in high-school, college or some university and purchase a Windows PC priced at only $699 or more at a participating retailer then you will get a free Xbox 360 4G console. Choose the Windows PC that has what you need for school, you pick the size and features that suit your needs, at your price (at least 699) and then you get an Xbox 360 while supplies last. Students with an .edu email address can purchase a new PC through one of Microsoft’s participating retailers including Dell.com, HP.com or the Microsoft Store. Students will need to verify student status in order to purchase. Check your local retailer for specifics. Quantities are limited and end dates vary by retailer so shop early starting May 22, that was yesterday!
Another awesome deal is with Verizon and their new Windows 7 phone. I’m super excited about the phone finally, yes finally coming out on Verizon. We’re going to order our phone really soon, I need it for social media. My current smart phone is not that smart, I can’t wait to be able to upload directly from my phone to Facebook. Anyways, back to the really cool deal. If you’re with Verizon or thinking of switching to Verizon you may be eligible for a free Xbox 360 game. Starting May 26 on-line or in Verizon retail stores starting June 2 there is a special promo: for anyone who gets the HTC Trophy before July 15, they’ll get a free Xbox 360 console game (valued up to $60). You read that right, a free video game. Check out the Windows Phone Blog for more details on the offer. Windows Phones are now available on all four major carriers.