UK residents can get 800 Microsoft Points for free for trying Now TV

If you live in the UK or Northern Ireland, you may be able to get a whopping 800 Microsoft Points completely for free. There's very little in terms of a catch; the free points is part of a way for UK broadcaster Sky to get you to try out their Now TV streaming video service on the Xbox 360 console.

The Now TV website has the details on the special deal. Basically, you have to be a totally new member of Now TV in order to be eligible for the offer as well as an Xbox Live Gold member. If you are, and again if you live in the UK and Ireland, you sign up with a credit card and put in the promo code XBOXOFFER.

Once that is completed, you can then download the Now TV app on the Xbox 360 console and start watching its libary of movies for free for 30 days.  You can cancel the free trial at any time before the 30 day free period ends, but you still keep the 800 Microsoft Points if you watch at least 90 minutes of video on Now TV beforehand.

However, if you decide to stick with Now TV after the free trial ends, Sky will send over an additional 1600 Microsoft Points. The subscription rate is £8.99 a month for the first three months if you sign up before March 31st and £15 a month after that. This free Microsoft Points offer will close up on January 31st.

Source: Now TV | Image via Sky

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