Thursday, July 23, 2009

How to Get a Free Xbox 360 (and other things)

This being my first post I thought I'd talk about a totally legitimate way to get free Microsoft stuff, among which a Xbox 360 is included. If you wish to go all the way for the Xbox it will take some time and determination, but it will be all worth it at the end of about 2 months.

1) The first step is to make sure that you have a Windows Live account. If you do not have one yet, just register, it is very quick and easy.

2) Next step is to head over to Club Bing and sign up using your new or existing Windows Live account. The way Club Bing works is by giving away 'tickets' for doing things such as making Bing your new homepage or by playing a number of different flash games. Each of the games will give you a different amount of 'tickets' for completing a game.

3) Pick a game that suits you. You will probably have to play this game a lot so it is best to pick a game that you are really good at or at least enjoy. The most popular of the games are scrabble type games. That is because they are relatively simple to play and fast to go through.

4) Once you have the appropriate amount of tickets head over to the prize page. You can get prizes with almost any amount of tickets, the range is quite large, from 1 ticket for a prize all the way to 55,000.

5) It's really that simple.

Getting all the way to 55,000 tickets can be quite daunting so here are some tips and hints to help you along your way.
  • Pick a scrabble type games such as Chicktionary. They are really easy and quick to get through if you use a helper site such as WordPlays to list out all possible words for you combination of letters so it takes a lot of the thinking out of it.
  • Don't go to fast through the rounds. Microsoft is doing all it can to combat the use of bots so if you begin to type your scrabble solutions too fast you will have repeatedly type in a captcha to prove you are human.
  • It will get boring pretty fast so you just have to stick with it. You're only allowed to accrue up to 1,000 tickets a day so it is not like you will be tempted to be sitting at your computer all day. The best way to get through your daily 1,000 tickets is to do it while you are watching TV or a movie.
*Bots: There are a number of bots out there if you look hard enough, but apparently there are only really one or two viable bots out there, but Microsoft alleges that they are staying vigilant on the bot front so if you wish to go that route you may have to contend with the fact that one day you will sign in and your tickets will be gone.

One of the most promising things about this method is that it is legitimate and it is all through Microsoft so it is not as if you are dealing with a shady 3rd party website.
If you have any questions or just comments do not hesitate to write them in the comments section.


  1. The problem is that the xbox is not a current prize option. Keep that in mind...