deals300 microsoft point from xbox live rewards for $0…

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@pinchecat: In fairness, if someone owns Microsoft's product the likely reason is because they enjoy spending time using it. Getting paid to do what one enjoys is not really selling one's self short.

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to summarize: spend a minimum of 13 hours using their product(s), and get what equates to roughly $3.50.

talk about selling yourself short.

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For those that don't what to click through:

Play any Kinect game for 2 hours or more during the month of April.

OR

Experience multi-player gaming on Xbox LIVE for 10 hours or more during the month of April.

OR

Spend 800 Microsoft Points or more on game-related items in the Xbox LIVE Marketplace during the month of April (qualifying items include the following: Games on Demand, Game Add-Ons, or Arcade game titles).

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@sailorspork:
Thats just one of the 3 parts. You need one of those 3 then one of these two

Spend 400 Microsoft Points or more on any movie or television content in the Xbox LIVE Marketplace during the month of April.

OR

Use any of these entertainment apps for 10 hours or more during the month of April:

CrackleEPIXESPN on Xbox LIVEHBO GOHulu PlusiHeartRadioLast.FMMSN with MSNBC.comNetflixSyfyTMZUFC® on Xbox LIVEVEVOVUDU Movies

and then one of these three

Use Facebook through your Xbox LIVE account for 1 hour or more during the month of April.

OR

Watch YouTube through your Xbox LIVE account for 1 hour or more during the month of April.

OR

Connect over Video Kinect for 1 hour or more during the month of April.

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@bmason3604: nice and jinx you owe me 300 points

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@sailorspork:

Also you have to:

1. Spend 400 Microsoft Points or more on any movie or television content in the Xbox LIVE Marketplace during the month of April.

OR

2. Use any of these entertainment apps for 10 hours or more during the month of April: (a bunch of apps like Hulu and Netflix I'm not going to post)

and

1. Use Facebook through your Xbox LIVE account for 1 hour or more during the month of April.

OR

2. Watch YouTube through your Xbox LIVE account for 1 hour or more during the month of April.

OR

3. Connect over Video Kinect for 1 hour or more during the month of April.

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Do I need to keep track of all these things myself or am I missing some page that keeps track of my progress in each of the areas?

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Play multiplayer, easily done in a day. Watch Netflix, OK. YouTube, can do.

I wouldn't do the Kinect and Facebook options if they gave me 300,000 points.

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@zerrick: More importantly, how active do I need to be. AKA can I log into a kinect game for 2 hours and leave it going in the other room or do I actually have to be there? Same question with both facebook and netflix (because I otherwise wouldn't even care to use facebook on the xbox...)

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Criteria 1 and 2 are easy. I play games all the time, for 1, and #2 is easily accomplished by watching some episodes of Rescue Me (I just started) on Xbox Live instead of one of my computers--this has the added bonus of meaning a bigger screen than normal.

#3 will be harder though.

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So, play mw3. watch netflix/hulu. watch youtube. Earn 300 points. Pretty simple, why not?

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after the fact, that you do any of those 3 things in april the question is, how do you track and redeem your 300 ms points?

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@marcus6571:

Haha wow, sorry for the repost. I even refreshed after posting my comment and didn't see yours, or else I would have deleted mine...

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@disturbed0ne: Prepare for one of the greatest shows ever.

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Going to be a stretch on a couple of those things since I don't have Netflix. I wonder if I can just pull up Facebook and leave it open for an hour while I watch TV.

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So if you don't own a Kinect and aren't a huge online gamer, this isn't for you.

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This really seems like Microsoft just asking for trouble. It can be hassle enough just tracking down the 20 points you earned for your monthly survey through this program, and now they've got this crazy web of time-based criteria.

If you really want a way to earn free MS points, do Bing VIP. In the same amount of time I've earned 550 points from Xbox rewards I've gotten $40 of free MS points through Bing VIP.

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I can easily do 2hrs of Kinect Sports, easily watch 10hrs+ of Netflix between me my wife and kids, I can Youtube it up for 1 measly hr...

That's my plan for 300pts Seems simple enough. I just hope they properly track this. I never got my Netflix activation pts. which kind of pissed me off.

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I wouldn't mind getting paid $3.50 to play video games. Not sure how that is considered being "sold short". Talk about a strong sense of entitlement LOL :P

"YOU'RE ONLY GIVING ME $3.50 TO HAVE FUN DOING SOMETHING I DO EVERY DAY WITHOUT YOU GIVING ME MONEY?!?!?! HOW DARE YOU!?!"

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@starmandeluxe: will you please elaborate Bing VIP thing?

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@starmandeluxe: How are the free points a hassle to "track down"? Once you have earned 80 points or more through the rewards program, they are automatically credited to your Xbox Live account. I don't know how it could be any easier, as you don't have to even enter a redemption code.

Good tip on Bing, though. I do this AND Bing Rewards (http://www.bing.com/explore/rewards) and have earned over 6,000 total free Microsoft points.
And yes, they are free points, as I get them for doing things I would be doing without any incentives.

@tcanning: ESPN also counts toward the 10 hours. If you're a sports fan, that app should make 1/3 of this incentive pretty easy to get (especially with the three MLB games per week).

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@oohwha: sense of entitlement? i'm not asking for anything. i'm merely pointing out the fact that you're effectively being paid 27 cents an hour to play video games, and i figured the typical working class wooter would place more value on his or her time; i know i do.

yes, i own an xbox, but i can make more money leaving my desk for a few minutes to take a piss than i can by keeping track of the number of hours i spend using the console in pursuit of a mere 300 microsoft points.

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I think I'll use my time a bit more wisely and mow a neighbors yard for $20 and use it to buy a 1600 point card. Elapsed time = 1-2 hours. Then I can spend my April NOT jumping through hoops for "The Man".

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They are just giving you points for using their service, I have been a member of the rewards program since December 2010, and I've gotten 1600 points, and a few free avatar items out of it, and I've done nothing except use Xbox the way I normally do, I very seldom even look at the rewards page, and yet I still get surprised randomly by a few hundred extra points in my account every so often. This has nothing to do with getting paid to use their service, it's just a nice little perk for doing what you already do.

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Well it's free, but after all 300 points is only worth about $3.75.

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Sadly, unless you're actually using it, it'll probably cost more than the 300 points on your power bill, but the easiest way is to play kinect or just start a game and go do something, put it on crackle whenever you go out and put on youtube for an hour. Obviously if you're already buying things on XBL then this will just be a sort of discount or rebate to you.

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Did anyone ever get their points from this? I did everything required and don't think I saw a boost in my points, but I'm not 100% sure how many points I had to start with, so maybe I'm wrong...