OK. This post probably caters more to the gamer inside of me (and my gamer readers) than anyone else. But that being said, even if you don’t play games–maybe you have a significant other or family member or friend who is hooked on games for you to take advantage of this offer. This is also a really GREAT chance to score an even sweeter deal for Black Friday, so if you’re interested in saving money…read up!
American Express has teamed up with Xbox Live, the online premium multiplayer network for Xbox 360 users, to offer sync awards for playing your Xbox 360. Here are a few that really caught my eye:
- Get a $10 statement credit simply for syncing your AMEX card to your Xbox Live account. (Must sync by 12/31/2012.)
- HALO4: Complete the Wake Up John achievement (one of the first few missions in Halo 4) to get an one-time $25 statement credit. (Must complete by 12/31/12.)
- HALO4: Complete Operation Completion achievement (aka finish Halo 4 on any difficulty level) and get a $50 statement credit on your next $100 or more purchase at Best Buy using your synced AMEX card. (This one comes via email up to 7 business days after you complete the achievement.) (Must complete by 12/31/12.)
In order to get these statement credits and offers, go to the American Express Sync for Xbox 360 landing page to sync your American Express credit card. (Sorry, AMEX prepaid cards and AMEX gift cards do NOT count. One sync available PER Xbox Live account; does not matter how many AMEX credit cards you own yourself.)
So let’s do the math here:
If you purchase Halo 4 (which goes for about $59.99 right now at most stores including Game Stop), you have the option of creating your own Xbox Live account. (This assuming you own or have access to a Xbox 360 console.) New Halo 4 games come with a 14-day Xbox Live Gold Membership code. If you have a significant other or family friend who wants to play the game anyway, you could potentially be getting $10+$25+$50=$85 once they sync your AMEX card with their Live account, and also complete Halo 4. And if you don’t want to keep the game, you can still sell it off Ebay or Craigslist as used and make back at least $30 since it’s still a brand new game. (Halo 4 just released on November 6th.)
I personally finished Halo 4 in about 7 hours on Heroic level. If you choose Easy, you could reasonably complete it in a much quicker timeframe if you’re simply playing it for the sync rewards. And why the rush, you ask?
If you complete the game before this weekend is over, there is a good chance that your $50 off Best Buy statement credit will be ready in time for Black Friday sales! Imagine the extra $50 off and how useful that could be on the already heavily discounted sale items!