Don't want to pay for an Xbox One? Here are all the ways to win one

Microsoft will be launching the Xbox One on Friday in 13 countries and territories around the world. All indications are that shipments of the next-generation game console will be small on launch day, so unless you have already pre-ordered one weeks ago, you may be out of luck. However, there may not be a need to spend $500 on the Xbox One. There are plenty of giveaways and contests where you could get an Xbox One for free.

Below is a current list of all of the Xbox One giveaways and contests that we are aware of that appear to be legitimate. If you spot any more that we missed, we will add it to this list. We will point out what countries and age groups are eligible for each contest, but it's important that you read the official rules for each giveaway before you enter:

Doritos-Mountain Dew: This contest asks that U.S. residents 17 years of age and over purchase specially marked packages of either product and enter a code online so they can either bank points for auctions to get an Xbox One or put in an entry into a giveaway for the console. The official rules can be found on the site.

7-Eleven Slurpee: The convenience store is using its Slurpee Rewards program to give people a chance to bank points for entry into an Xbox One giveaway, where one console will be given to a winner per day until January 2nd, 2014. U.S. residents 13 years of age and over are eligible for the Rewards program and, therefore, the Xbox One giveaways.

Microsoft's Tailgaming Sweepstakes: Microsoft is giving out 10 limited edition Xbox One consoles as part of the grand prize of this contest, which also includes a trip to the Super Bowl in February. U.S. residents 13 years of age and over are eligible to enter the contest.

Bing Rewards: If you are a member of Microsoft's Bing Rewards, you can use credits obtained by searching on Bing to enter two Xbox One giveaway bundles. Three winners will get the console with FIFA 14 and Madden NFL 25 and the other contest gives three winners the console and Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3 and Forza Motorsport 5. More info on Bing Rewards can be found on their official site.

IE team: Microsoft's Internet Explorer team is offering two U.S. residents a way to get an Xbox One via a Twitter contest. People can enter by using the Twitter @IE handle and the hashtag #IEonXboxOne, along with a message "telling us about what you’re excited to experience in Internet Explorer for Xbox One." The winners will be picked on November 21st.

Microsoft Store's Killer Instinct Tournament: On Thursday, the day before the Xbox One launch, six Microsoft retail stores will hold Killer Instinct tournaments on site. The winner will get an Xbox One console among other prizes.

Again, these are the contests that we are aware of that seem to be legitimate giveaways. Always be careful when you see such contests that don't appear to have the backing of Microsoft or a major company as they could be a scam trying to get your information for marketing or malicious purposes. 

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And if you opt for buying tons of Doritos and Mountain Dew, you get the benefit of pounding your body with plenty of MSG and other poisons too! Wow, it is win-win...

Low-spec, crap design, high price; GTFO.

I think I'll wait until the 2nd gen compact version comes out, unless Bayonetta 2 gets released for it.

ive been using Bing to rack up points to use on their redeem rewards thing. I pretty much use bing when I am doing school work. I rack up points fast and use it for the Xbox or Surface contests. These are legit offers.

The title should be "Don't want to pay for an Xbox One? Here are all the ways to win one if you are living in USA".

I think Microsoft executives should take geography lessons. It doesn't look like they know Canada does exist. It's starting to bother me enough that i'm avoiding their products now

I guess you are unaware of the One Source contest, and the Doritos contest... and some other ones that I have seen.

This is an issue that isn't isolated to Microsoft either.

https://www.7elevencontests.ca/

Hey! This contest is open to residents of Canada only! That is not fair, how can they exclude residents of the Australia, Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/spo...ition-xbox-one-console.html

Hey! This contest is open to residents of the UK only! That is not fair, how can they exclude residents of the Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United States and New Zealand?


I can find a lot more if you want me to...

Edit: Here are a couple more open to Canada only:
https://wineveryhour.ca/
http://promotions.newegg.ca/ga...&nm_mc=AFC-C8junctionCA

Edited by WhatTheSchmidt, Nov 18 2013, 5:24pm :

Hello,

LaP said,
The title should be "Don't want to pay for an Xbox One? Here are all the ways to win one if you are living in USA".

I think Microsoft executives should take geography lessons. It doesn't look like they know Canada does exist. It's starting to bother me enough that i'm avoiding their products now


Reuoting myself:
riahc3 said,
Hello,

Only only contest is Bing Rewards. The rest dont include over 500 million people....

The complaint was that there were no raffles for Canada. I showed that complaint was wrong by giving the commenter wrong by providing three separate give-aways for Canada. The part about the awards not being available outside of Canada is what we like to call sarcasm. There are ways to win an XB1 in Canada, but I don't see him complaining about that.

I realize that. Sorry I didn't make it clear that I wasn't addressing that point. I merely wanted to point out the reason those were Canadian only.

Taco Bell is also running a promotion with GameStop on a $500 gift card so you could get it for free that way just have to pay taxes.

I can't believe how may are winning on the dorritos / mountain dew thing.. it appears if you do honestly spend 3-500 bucks on chips and soda the odds are somewhat well. A few on reddit did it for as little as 150.

I'm not brave enough to try

I've actually had pretty good luck winning stuff from those Mountain Dew/Doritos contests, but once I saw that you had to buy about $600 of soda just for a chance to an XBox One, or $160 for a game I said no thanks.

spudtrooper said,
I can't believe how may are winning on the dorritos / mountain dew thing.. it appears if you do honestly spend 3-500 bucks on chips and soda the odds are somewhat well. A few on reddit did it for as little as 150.

I'm not brave enough to try

I won a copy of Halo 4 last year on Mountain Dew (UK). 7-8 bottles at 89p-99p