Ho ho ho, Santa Nadella comes bearing gifts for nearly two weeks as Microsoft offers up “12 Days of Deals” on its online and retail stores. Some of these deals are pretty good, while others are a little ambiguous. In a nod to retail traffic, Microsoft is also offering “In-Store Doorbuster Deals” that are only available at its 116 stores worldwide. And they have some of the best offerings. So without further ado, let’s run down the list, along with my take on each deal:
- Day 7-December 11:
*Get a $25 Microsoft Store gift card/code with purchase of select Xbox Wireless Controllers. 23% off iClever Backlight Bluetooth Folding Keyboard for Smartphone, PC, or…4port usb charger, 67% off iClever BoostCube 40W 4-Port USB Wall Charger with Foldable Plug.
*In-Store Doorbuster Deal: Save $120 on select Xbox One consoles (500 GB consoles), now $179.
Now this is good. The low-end Xbox One is quite a deal, and since it comes with one controller anyway, you will need to buy a second controller, so why not get a gift card out of it? A very good combination.
All told there are some great deals, some not-so-great deals, and a few where Microsoft looks to be blowing out old inventory. Still, it’s a lot more than Apple is offering.