Buy a Windows PC and get an Xbox 360 for free promotion is back – Sweet Deal!

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 (source: Microsoft)
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 (source: Microsoft)

Like last year Microsoft is bringing back the “Buy a Windows PC get an Xbox 360 for free”. Starting May 20th, students in the US who buys a qualifying Windows PC of $699 or more in value will also get an Xbox 360 for free — no catch. If you live in Canada, you also will be able to get in this deal, starting May 18th when you buy a PC of $599 or more.

Participating retail stores include: In the US Best Buy,, Fry’s Electronics,, Microsoft Store, and, and in Canada, they include Best Buy,, Future Shop, Staples and The Source.

With Windows 8 getting near to release, it is logical to think that this is not a great time to buy a new computer, however there is already a rumor going around that Microsoft will launch a Windows 8 upgrade program, probably on June 2nd. So if you are in the hunt for new Windows gear, you may want to wait until then to decide.

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