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Microsoft Offering Students Free Xbox 360s with Computer Purchase

If you’re a student (or at least know one with a .EDU address you can borrow) and you’re in the market for a Windows 7 PC you can score a free Xbox in the process.

It’s a pretty straight forward offer. You buy a Windows 7 PC from a participating retailer that is worth $699 or more and use either a .EDU email address or show them your student ID and you get a free Xbox 360. The offer starts in the US May 22 and in Canada May 27. You can read more about it at the link below.

Free Xbox with Computer Purchase [The Windows Experience Blog]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/20/11

Comments (12)

  1. theholygerbil

    Damn you not in britain. :(

  2. Black Knight Rebel

    I may not want a 360 but I sure as hell can appreciate a free game console.

    My mom is looking into buying a laptop, I may just nudge her in this direction and convince her to buy it in my name so that I can score the console.

  3. Nolan

    So, are they trying to promote Windows are Xbox?

  4. Nolan

    Windows or Xbox. Sorry.

  5. Chris

    Microsoft owns the Xbox

  6. jose antonio

    I guess they are promoting xbox otherwise they would give a free windows 7 license by buying a xbox.

  7. Pinocchio

    students? lol wtf.. even without it students r failing =/

  8. Atul Vaibhav

    wish the offer would had landed in India also…………….

  9. Steppin on Sony's Throat

    Wow what a cool offer!
    I seriously would consider this BUT I already have a 360 Elite S w/ Kinect…
    Although I am looking to pickup a new Desktop and having a 2nd Xbox especially for free sounds insanely tempting. Only got a weekend to think abt it though.
    Don’t you guys think its a big middle finger to Sony with all the trouble their facing right now? Personally I think it’s a smart marketing ploy to reel in those last few PS3 users that got shafted after the big ID theft debacle.

  10. Kyle

    I was browsing the web and saw that sony offered students a free PS3 with purchase of one of their sony vaio laptops. This offer was going on last August. Anyone know if something like this will happen this August? Is it some sort of tradition for sony and microsoft to give away their consoles every summer?

  11. MicrosoftripoffAGAIN

    It is a typical Microsoft scam – you must purchase from Microsoft or Bestbuy at inflated prices. YOU CANNOT PURCHASE AT DELL OR HP OR COSTCO ONLY buy COMPUTER FROM MICROSOFT

  12. bugz

    Great idea black knight rebel! I’m doing the same thing. Cousin wants to get a laptop under my name.

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