Free Halo 4 and Two Years of XBox LIVE Gold Membership
Last Tuesday I got my free Halo 4 in the mail, as well as two years of Xbox LIVE Gold Membership. If purchased at full retail, this would all cost about $180 plus tax.
How did I get all this free stuff? A credit card, of course! They were all freebies from American Express for using their Gold Card; part of one of my trumpeted credit card bonuses for 2012. Not only did I get Halo 4 and XBox Live Memberships, but I got 15,000 points from AMEX as a welcome bonus. I used them (and an additional bonus) to get $200 in gift cards. The Gold Card carries a fee of $180 but this is waived for the first year.
If you’re interested in getting a free copy of Halo 4 and other great bonuses for yourself or a loved one, the deal is still available as of my writing this. It requires that you get an American Express Gold Card and spend at least $500. I haven’t cancelled my American Express Gold Card yet but, obviously, I will before I pay an annual fee. For those who are concerned about the effects of such activities on my credit rating, I subsequently qualified for a mortgage with no trouble at all.
I’ve been kind of busy, but I did get a chance to play it for a few hours before I headed to Edmonton. It’s an awesome game. Best free Christmas present to myself ever. Sure, maybe that’s because of my demographic — a 20-something male — but I still find this bonus unbelievable. Live the good life. Be a credit winner rather than a loser.
Catherine Holly Wood
- DQYDJ not only mentioned my article on cross-border shopping, but added us to their list of blogs that are Actually Worth Reading.
- For the same post, TF got rolled into 101 Centavos‘ Sunday Morning Gyro.
Because of my travels and the holiday season, this week’s BP is again truncated. Merry Christmas!