We’re now almost two weeks into the gaming industry’s critical holiday quarter, and if your wallet isn’t crying yet, it probably will when the tidal wave of games continues through November and into December. A new offer from Microsoft has the potential to cushion that blow a bit, offering $15 worth of Xbox Live Rewards for Xbox 360 and Xbox One games pre-ordered from the Microsoft Store website.
To get the deal, you’ll need to link your Xbox Live account to the Xbox Live Rewards program, which gives additional online store credit for other online activities. Use that Rewards account email address when you pre-order Xbox games from MicrosoftStore.com starting today and you’ll get 15,000 Rewards points, worth $15 in Xbox Live store credit, for each of up to three pre-orders. orders. After that, you can still take advantage of the same $10 gift card or Xbox Live credit offered to anyone who pre-orders through the site.
More details are available on Xbox Wire and the Xbox Live Rewards site. It’s not clear how long the bonus rewards offer will last, so if you’re planning on pre-ordering an Xbox game anyway, you might as well take advantage of it.