Microsoft Renews Free Xbox 360 for Students Program

Xbox 360 Gets Free with Window 7 PC Purchase

by Anton Shilov
05/20/2012 | 08:53 AM

Microsoft Corp. has announced the return of its student offer that allows students buying a qualifying Windows 7-based PC to also get a free Xbox 360 4GB console. The offer is available for current students starting May 20 at participating retailers in the U.S.; a similar offer will be available in Canada. Microsoft shows no signs of intention to expand the campaign into Europe.


Windows 7-based PCs come in a wide variety of styles, sizes and colors; many new thin and light options such as the Dell XPS 13, HP Envy 15 and Samsung Series 5 Ultra boast high-definition displays and fast boot-up times, and are super lightweight for great mobility.

To take advantage of this offer, students or their parents must provide valid student identification as defined by the participating retailer. Unfortunately, participating retailers may change over the course of the promotion, but will include Best Buy, Fry’s Electronics,,, Microsoft Stores and in the U.S., and Best Buy,, Future Shop, Staples and The Source in Canada.