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« on: September 28, 2012, 09:32:11 PM »

http://rewards.xbox.com/myachievements/

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Gold members with more than 25000 Achievement Points get 2 percent back (in Microsoft Points) on Xbox Live purchases made each month. Gold members with more than 10000 APs get a 1 percent rebate, while all Gold members with 3000+ APs get a "special gift" in the months of their birthdays

interesting way to give back to 360 owners.  they still aren't giving anything for great K/D ratios biggrin
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2012, 09:43:57 PM »

I wish they kept going.  I'm at 75K!

Still, I'll take it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012, 10:21:55 PM »

Pretty damn weak on MS's part.  2% on a 400 pt purchase is 8 pts. 

Yea.  Let me contain my excitement.
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2012, 03:34:07 AM »

Quote from: Greggy_D on September 28, 2012, 10:21:55 PM

Pretty damn weak on MS's part.  2% on a 400 pt purchase is 8 pts. 

Yea.  Let me contain my excitement.

yeah.  now, if they went back and made this retroactive for all previous xbl purchases...
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2012, 11:16:41 AM »

I am more interested to know what the birthday thing is

and yeah i am on 86k


EDIT:Nevermind i didn't see this part on CKs link

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* Birthday Gift (approximate retail value ("ARV"): $0.25 USD)

may as well tell us all to fuck off instead,i think i would of been less offended icon_confused
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2012, 08:40:26 PM »

Well, it's free money and gifts for doing nothing other than what you normally do, so I'm not going to bitch about it.  smile
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2012, 09:22:38 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 29, 2012, 08:40:26 PM

Well, it's free money and gifts for doing nothing other than what you normally do, so I'm not going to bitch about it.  smile

hey, we're gamers, so give us free stuff and we'll bitch about it  icon_lol

this condition made me LOL though:

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Limit: Up to 30,000 Microsoft Points can be earned per account for the entire Offer Period.

is there even that much stuff available on XBL to hit that limit in a year or so?  wouldn't that mean you've spent 1,500,000 MS points? (my math is probably way off though)
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2012, 10:09:55 PM »

This is essentially a "Buy 100, get one free" deal, or "Buy 50, get one free" for the veterans. No wonder Microsoft didn't use that wording. Even disregarding how absurdly bad this deal is, also consider that those people who have tons of achievements probably already own pretty much all the games they want, and any further purchases will be a slow trickle.

This is a sleazy tactic by Microsoft. They can go around and brag about showering their fans with free MS points, when in reality they'll hardly have to give away squat.
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2012, 12:38:17 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 29, 2012, 08:40:26 PM

Well, it's free money and gifts for doing nothing other than what you normally do, so I'm not going to bitch about it.  smile


hmmmm.......Nope i still think i would of been more impressed with "Fuck Off" instead of $0.25 once a year
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2012, 01:34:19 AM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 30, 2012, 12:38:17 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 29, 2012, 08:40:26 PM

Well, it's free money and gifts for doing nothing other than what you normally do, so I'm not going to bitch about it.  smile


hmmmm.......Nope i still think i would of been more impressed with "Fuck Off" instead of $0.25 once a year

Ok.  Fuck Off! 



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« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2012, 02:37:25 AM »

That felt like a rather cheap Fuck Off to me, maybe worth about 15 cents.
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« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2012, 11:06:25 AM »

LOL Tongue

$0.25 = 0.15 for me,i am struggling to even think what they could give us for 15p,nothing on the marketplace is that little as far as i can think of

My birthday is in January,so only a few months until i find out icon_lol
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« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2012, 09:56:07 PM »

Woo!  Got my 20 birthday SpaceBuxx!
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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2012, 09:19:26 AM »

What a sweet surprise! :-D
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« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2012, 10:35:10 AM »

this made me smile,Eurogamer reports that Microsoft give you 17p on your birthday,and then lists the top ten stuff of what you can buy with that 17p

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-10-05-microsoft-reward-scheme-gives-you-17p-on-your-birthday

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