Holiday gift guide: What to get your favorite geek at Microsoft
Microsoft has come into the retailer space in a major way since the advent of its Microsoft Stores. Are they basically a straight play on the Apple’s own Apple Store? Of course, but there’s nothing wrong with copying a great idea if you do it justice.
Microsoft has been doing their store justice big time, and this holiday season they have some fantastic deals for geeks.
Those shopping for gamer geeks who are still enjoying their Xbox 360s will want to jump on the 50 percent off sale on select Xbox 360 games. Shoppers can get that half off deal and combine it with a 4 percent Cash Back offer for major savings off their shopping list.
Additionally, you can take $15 off an Xbox Live membership with this great coupon. That takes the price of Xbox Live down to $44.99, making it $5 cheaper than Sony’s equivalent service, PlayStation Plus.
Microsoft has been making waves in recent months with their Surface tablets and now they’re offering a 10 percent discount off the Surface, its accessories and software exclusively to students. Similar to the deep discounts Apple offers on student pricing, Microsoft is wisely following suit to get their hardware in the hands of influential young tastemakers. If the person you’re shopping for isn’t afraid to break out of the Apple ecosystem, this is a great opportunity to gift them a Surface at a discount.
If the thriftier geeks on your shopping list aren’t afraid of a refurbished item, Microsoft is giving up to $60 back on refurbished products like the Xbox 360 and the Surface.
The Microsoft Store has offered Microsoft a great opportunity to showcase their geekier gift options and between the Surface and the Xbox 360, there are plenty of great gifts for geeks this holiday season.
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