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360 Deals: 1600 MS points for $15 and more

It's the week Xbox Live Arcade purchasers have been looking forward to, because Target stores are selling 1600 Microsoft points cards for the oh so nice price of $15. But that's not all, they also have CoD4, Battlefield: Bad Company or Army of Two for $50 and are also giving away $40 gift cards with the purchase of any Xbox 360 console and Madden 09. Best Buy has a similar deal, where if you buy an Xbox 360 console and Madden 09 they'll throw in a free wireless controller. Other than that and Turok for $30, Best Buy's 360 deals are kind of lacking this week. Over at Circuit City, they're selling CoD4 for $40, Gears of War for $30, Juiced for $15, and giving away a free mini football with Madden 09 or a free $5 gift card if you purchase Madden 09 online. Finally, Circuit City is handing out free $30 gift card with the purchase of any Xbox 360 console.

Happy shopping and be sure to stock up on those cheap Microsoft points, because as you're well aware, Castle Crashers is releasing soon!

Gamefly offers up special Xbox Live offer

For those about to jump into the Gamefly game rental waters, we've come across a promotional offer that'll sweeten the deal and make the entire jumping in process a little easier.

Gamefly currently has a promotion running where they're offering all Xbox Live subscribers their first month of rentals for only $5.95 PLUS they're throwing in 400 Microsoft points for free. That's of course for one rental at a time, but you can up your rentals to two for $9.95 (again, only the first month) and still get the free MS points. Note that this offer is only good for new Gamefly accounts and the monthly fee will get jacked back up to a minimum of $15.95 a month. But, like we said, it's a good introductory offer if you were thinking about doing the whole Gamefly thing anyway.

[Thanks, Adam L]

FOX is giving away 200 MS point codes for FREE! [update]

Update: All of FOX's free Microsoft point codes for this promotion are now gone. Congrats to those who got in on the fun.

Come and get your free Microsoft points! As part of their marketing fun for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, FOX is giving away 200 FREE Microsoft points to anyone with an email address and a gamertag. Yes, FREE with no strings attached. Simply head on over to the official Sarah Connor Chronicles website and look towards the bottom right hand side. There, you'll spot an "X-BOX FREE POINTS" form where you can enter your email address and gamertag. Then, wait a few seconds, check your email and tada! You should have received an email with a code you can redeem for 200 Microsoft points. We aren't sure how many codes they are giving away or how long this will last, so we advise heading over to the Sarah Connor Chronicles website stat. We love you FOX ... free Microsoft points FTW!

[Thanks, Eddie Barrera]

Microsoft points are now giftable

Okay, we take back our previous last minute holiday gift idea, because this is the ultimate last minute gift.

Just launched the other day is a brand new online Windows Live feature that allows you to send and receive Microsoft points for use on Xbox or Zune accounts. But, there are a few stipulations. Currently, the gifting of Microsoft points digitally can only be done between US Windows Live accounts and you must know the Windows Live ID (not gamertag) of the person you are giving points to. Though, if you fulfill those requirements, giving the gift of Microsoft points is as easy as signing into your account, clickity clicking and BAM! Instant gift. We're not sure how much we'll use this (we enjoy giving tangible Microsoft point cards and we simply do not remember Windows Live IDs), but it's still a jolly good online feature no matter. Oh, and we'll give out our Windows Live ID if you ask ... you know, just for information sake.

[Via Major Nelson, Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

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