Microsoft launches Holiday Gift Exchange - enter daily to win $500 voucher

In conjunction with Microsoft’s 12 days of deals, they are also running the Holiday Gift Exchange until December 20th. Starting from December 9th, you can complete the entry form to “open” the gift you’re presented, or click on one of the alternative gifts shown on the site to see if you’re an instant winner. You could win a $500 gift code to

The game is open to residents in the United States that are 18 years of age or older. You can play once each day. Here’s how we played the game today:

Enter your info to see your gift. Open it now or swap it out? For our first try, we decide to swap.

If you decide to swap, you can choose from nine other presents.

Let’s see if we get lucky today:

Bah humbug! We didn’t win today, but we can try again tomorrow. In the meantime, the game recommends the players to check out Microsoft's 12 days of deals. The first day kicked off with the Dell Venue 8 Pro for $199 (normally $299). If you were lucky enough to be among the first 20 customers at your local Microsoft Store, you were able to grab the tablet for just $99!

While we've not been able to confirm its accuracy, we have the leaked list of promotional items for each day. There are some great deals there that you might be interested in. For example, you can get the Nokia Lumia 1520 for free if you're one of the first 20 people at the store on Wednesday, December 18th.

There are 12 Grand Prizes in total for the Holiday Gift Exchange. Your odds of winning this game depend on the number of entries they receive, so we recommend trying every day.

What would you buy at the Microsoft Store if you win? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Holiday Gift Exchange, Via: @MicrosoftStore

Mark Guim

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