Microsoft is setting up prize machines in New York City to promote its upcoming flagship store

Microsoft continues promoting the opening of its flagship store in New York City on October 26 with a new effort that could give some lucky New Yorkers some prizes. The company will be setting up prize machines in various locations and times in the city this weekend, to give folks a chance to win items like a Surface tablet, an Xbox One console and more

Microsoft Prize Machines

Based on the description, New Yorkers who find these prize machines will be asked to follow the official Microsoft Store Twitter page and then tweet #MicrosoftNYC to claim their prize. Here are the dates, times and locations for those prize machines:

Friday, October 16, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle

  • Location 1: Ground Floor Main Entrance to TWC by Whole Foods
  • Location 2: Third floor near Microsoft store

Saturday, October 17, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle

  • Location 1: Ground Floor Main Entrance to TWC by Whole Foods
  • Location 2: Third floor near Microsoft store

Sunday, October 18, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET at Chelsea Piers, Pier 62 off 22nd and West Side Highway

  • Location 1: Outdoors near Hudson River Park near entrance to Chelsea Piers
  • Location 2: Indoors at entrance to Field House

Monday, October 19, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET at Chelsea Piers, Pier 62 off 22nd and West Side Highway

  • Location 1: Outdoors near Hudson River Park near entrance to Chelsea Piers
  • Location 2: Indoors at entrance to Field House

Source: Microsoft Store (Facebook)

20 Comments
  • Damn, I'll only be in NYC for the actual event :/
  • Cool!
  • I live close enough to NYC to go try and find one or more of these, but I can't stand going into NYC. I'm not sure the prize is enough of an incentive.
  • This article made me upset. I'm sure I'm not the only one. Damn you Boston.
  • tempting  
  • They're already getting the store, how about sending some love elsewhere?
  • Bring cool stuff to Miami. =(
  • Amazing!
  • Sweet NY NY
  • I don't get it. How do they work?
  • Epic FAIL if they don't have the 950's back out on demo by this grand opening!
  • Forget ordering. I expect someone is getting fired if they aren't available for folks to buy.
  • I live In NYC, how does it work? tell us more
  • Unfortunately the unit on the first floor at TWC was not working, so you have to go upstairs to the kiosk mini store. I got a water bottle, but more importantly, they have a Surface Book on display.  I got to try it out for a little bit. The screen is larger than I thought it would be which is great since I intend to do some light gaming on it. It is gorgeous and very bright even at 50%.  I was mostly surprised by how light the clipboard screen is when detached. The entire device feels good in hand. Now that I have seen it, I feel much more reassured about my preorder which should get on the 26th.
  • I'm going there,so should I go upstairs Microsoft store? The 3rd floor
  • Definitely go up to the 3rd floor if you want to check out the SP4 or Surface Book. They definitely are nice. The first floor machine was broken at 1:30 when I was there.
  • Dude, I won Xbox one 1TB! Can you believe that!!!!!!
  • Congrats! I really wanted to win the Surface. My daughter in college could use it. Enjoy! I'm going back tomorrow with my wife.
  • Thanks, by the way, the content can be played every 72 hours, so come by, man!
  • I'm going to try my luck today and see what I win