When the Xbox Live Rewards program launched in 2010, Xbox 360 players had hopes for massive giveaways, but the service has proven to be pretty stingy with its digital cash values (formerly Microsoft Points) in exchange for doing small tasks on Xbox systems. But on Tuesday, the service exploded with a giveaway for longtime Rewards members, full of rare swag.
The VIP Free-For-All promotion has begun unlocking for longtime Rewards program users, though the e-mail announcement we received didn't indicate what made an invited user eligible beyond "being one of our most loyal members." Upon receiving a giveaway invite, users are taken to a page jam-packed with a variety of action figures, books, posters, Blu-ray movies, Xbox controllers, and more, some of which were signed. That page does not show the list of items for users who are not officially invited. Franchises like Halo, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and more filled out the list of goodies.
Eligible users can only claim one prize, set to be delivered "within two to three weeks," after which point they can no longer review the full list of items. (No shame here: this author saw a signed Bob's Burgers poster in the list and hastily clicked to claim it.)