Microsoft Giving Out 800 Points In Return For Purchases In October

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Edited By BradNicholson

It's October and a slew of retail games are fast approaching, but if you want to spend your time with a bunch of Xbox Live Arcade games or other Marketplace content, Microsoft is poised to give you a present. During the next month, if you manage to spend a total of 2400 Microsoft Points, you'll get 800 Microsoft Points added to your digital wallet "as a thank-you gift," according to Microsoft. 

These kinds of deals are normally associated with the Summer of Arcade block, and despite the fact that this promotion coincides with Game Feast, any content you purchase will go towards the total needed to receive the 800 points. For example, you could go finally buy up all that Oblivion DLC, then buy Comic Jumper, and then scope another few bits of content like Avatar clothing and still get the reward. Neat, huh? It's like Microsoft is encouraging us to buy anything we want... 
 

I heard this was a good buy. Totally worth the price. 
I heard this was a good buy. Totally worth the price. 
 
The promotion ends with October, but don't expect your "refund" wicked fast. In the promotional page's details, it's stated that you might not receive it until November 30, 2010 at the latest.
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#1  Edited By BradNicholson

It's October and a slew of retail games are fast approaching, but if you want to spend your time with a bunch of Xbox Live Arcade games or other Marketplace content, Microsoft is poised to give you a present. During the next month, if you manage to spend a total of 2400 Microsoft Points, you'll get 800 Microsoft Points added to your digital wallet "as a thank-you gift," according to Microsoft. 

These kinds of deals are normally associated with the Summer of Arcade block, and despite the fact that this promotion coincides with Game Feast, any content you purchase will go towards the total needed to receive the 800 points. For example, you could go finally buy up all that Oblivion DLC, then buy Comic Jumper, and then scope another few bits of content like Avatar clothing and still get the reward. Neat, huh? It's like Microsoft is encouraging us to buy anything we want... 
 

I heard this was a good buy. Totally worth the price. 
I heard this was a good buy. Totally worth the price. 
 
The promotion ends with October, but don't expect your "refund" wicked fast. In the promotional page's details, it's stated that you might not receive it until November 30, 2010 at the latest.
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#2  Edited By Vinny_Says

ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh

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#3  Edited By HellBrendy

And I just bought Deathspank ToV...

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#4  Edited By wolf_blitzer85

Interesting. It's kinda cool actually to see Microsoft do something like this. Good on them.

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#5  Edited By fogh

Is this US only? 
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#6  Edited By zityz

Awesome... too bad I haven't received any of the points from the summer of arcade games yet. You should change the date from November 30th to "whenever they feel like getting around to it" 2011.

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#7  Edited By sixpin

Well crap! I just bought Death Spank: Thongs of Virtue, Dead Rising Case Zero, and the new Clap Trap expansion for Borderlands... Grrr...

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#8  Edited By Razieleatssouls

Sounds like a good time to finally pick up Limbo.

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#9  Edited By skrutop

And wouldn't you know it, RB3 comes out at the end of the month.  Looks like I have a DLC buying spree in my future.

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#10  Edited By riffingt0n

Lucky timing for me, I was buying some Fallout 3 DLC (late to the party) that ME2 Shadow Broker DLC, so I guess it's time to get something to go with.

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#11  Edited By Berezov

I got a discount on Microsoft Points today at the store, wonder what's going on... 

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#12  Edited By ProfessorEss

Shit, and I just bought Case zero last night, on the 31st.

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#13  Edited By Beck

That's good to know. I was planning on buying Comic Jumper and the Alan Wake DLC this month... and thought of maybe picking up Limbo. So it works out for me :D

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#14  Edited By Tesla

Sweet, I still need Shadow Broker, Katsumi, Costume Quest, and who knows what else.  Free points!

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#15  Edited By Lukeweizer

That horse armor looks kind of cool.

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#16  Edited By Timing
@BradNicholson said:

 For example, you could go finally buy up all that Oblivion DLC, then buy Comic Jumper, and then scope another few bits of content like Avatar clothing and still get the reward. 

I don't think this part is actually true. The Xbox.com page specifically says During the month of October, spend 2400 Microsoft Points on Arcade games and/or game add-ons and you’ll get 800 Microsoft Points added to your membership as a thank-you gift. 
 
You are however free to spend the 'bonus points' on anything you want—game add-ons, avatar accessories, or even another Arcade game!   
 
So just a little warning, you won't actually get the points if you round out the 2400 points with content other than Arcade games or add-ons.
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#17  Edited By PatheticMan

Please tell me this offer is available in the UK.

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#18  Edited By Raymayne

Pretty sweet deal.

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#19  Edited By Andheez
@Razieleatssouls: 
My thoughts exactly
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#20  Edited By jacdg

This is all fine and dandy, but I still haven't received the point I should've gotten from the Summer of Arcade offer. I'll probably end up spending 2400 points (Comic Jumper, Mass Effect 2 DLC and Dead Rising: Case Zero) but they better not do the same as with Summer of Arcade...

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#21  Edited By Timing
@PatheticMan said:

" Please tell me this offer is available in the UK. "

It is. 
 
Offer available Worldwide in all Xbox LIVE countries, excluding Japan, Italy, and France, while supplies last
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#22  Edited By alexross

So this is only for October? None of the summer of arcade games contribute to this?

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#23  Edited By Bigandtasty
@FROG said:
" So this is only for October? None of the summer of arcade games contribute to this? "
You can buy any arcade game or game add-on to reach a total of 2400 MSP or more spent. Doesn't have to be released in October
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#24  Edited By MThand3d

Will participate. Go team.

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#25  Edited By Sharpshooter

I've already spent 1600 today on the two Alien Breed games so I'm not too far off.

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#26  Edited By Glak

What a great time for xbox to stop working 
I could buy all that DLC that I wanted :(

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#27  Edited By Death_Unicorn
@FROG:  I think any game will contribute to this, including the new summer of arcade titles and anything that comes out with games feast.
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#28  Edited By Bigandtasty
@Glak said:
" What a great time for xbox to stop working I could buy all that DLC that I wanted :( "
You can buy DLC from marketplace.xbox.com and have it ready to download whenever you get another working box.
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#29  Edited By teptom

 This is pretty great news, since I was already planning on buying more than 2400 points worth of stuff this month.

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#30  Edited By Shabs

Nice! 
 
ME2 Overlord + ME2 Shadow Broker + Borderlands Revolution + RB3 songs are all things I wanted to buy, so I will benefit from this promotion.

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#31  Edited By FacelessVixen

Sweet. Might get all of the Borderlands DLC.

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#32  Edited By Lazyaza

Nice, a good excuse for me to finally buy Limbo, probably Comic Jumper too.

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#33  Edited By NickLott

Costume Quest, 2 Morrisey/Smith Songs in Rock Band, Space Invaders Infinity Gene. DONE!

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#34  Edited By Swoxx
@Fogh said:
" Is this US only?  "
I'm wondering this as well
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#35  Edited By jacdg
@swoxx said:
" @Fogh said:
" Is this US only?  "
I'm wondering this as well "
All country's except France, Italy and Japan
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#36  Edited By ArbitraryWater

Well, I guess now would be a good time to buy those Street Fighter IV costumes and all the Mass Effect 2 DLC I am missing... hmm...

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Hydrophobia and Comic Jumper should do the trick.  Maybe some Dragon Age stuff I skipped.  Costume Quest.

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#38  Edited By WickedFather

Make sure you do the trick to get the content on two xboxs and this is worth it.

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#39  Edited By CharAznable

This is actually a kickass promotion, since you can buy whatever the hell you want. I might have to take 'em up on the offer.

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#40  Edited By Sergotron

I bought all those Summer of Arcade titles, and never got any points for it. Has this happened to anyone else? Was there an extra step that needed to be done?

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#41  Edited By Enigma777

Goddammit! 
 
I just bought Toy Soldiers (excellent game btw)...

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#42  Edited By Swoxx

@JacDG Thanks dude

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#43  Edited By sarahsdad

damnit. I wish I knew this was coming before my buying spree last week. :(  
Oh well, it was still all worth it.

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#44  Edited By Glak
@Bigandtasty: Really? 
Then I'm off to buy some ME DLC, Borderlands DLC, and Costume Quest 
yay
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#45  Edited By Korosuzo
@WickedFather: the trick to get it on two systems?  how so?
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#46  Edited By RAGEosaurus
@Sergotron said:
" I bought all those Summer of Arcade titles, and never got any points for it. Has this happened to anyone else? Was there an extra step that needed to be done? "
I bought 3 games and im still waiting for my 400 points >:(
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#47  Edited By jacdg
@RAGEosaurus said:
" @Sergotron said:
" I bought all those Summer of Arcade titles, and never got any points for it. Has this happened to anyone else? Was there an extra step that needed to be done? "
I bought 3 games and im still waiting for my 400 points >:( "
Same here.
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#48  Edited By RichardLOlson

Sounds good to me.  I'll have to do some shopping here soon on XBL Marketplace.

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#49  Edited By rentfn

Sweet Rock Band Marketplace here i come!

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#50  Edited By RedSox8933

Kind of sucks that I bought 1600 points worth of stuff yesterday.