Microsoft has officially launched their 12 Days of Deals campaign, and they’re impressive to say the least. While it is only day one, we have already revealed what the day two promotion will be, as the Lenovo Ideapad 100 drops down from nearly $400 to just $199 for day two only. However, this and the HP Pavillion 2-in-1 deal available today – only scratch the surface of the deals available this holiday season in the 12 days of deals promotion.
The deals are complete with a number of different segments being attacked by Microsoft. Everything from personal computers to gaming technology being offered at a discount – there will be plenty of options, starting today.
- Day 1 – Buy an HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 2 in 1 for $499 ($150 savings)
- Day 2 – Buy a Lenovo Ideapad 100 for just $199
- Day 3 – Get 2 free games with select Xbox One console purchases
- Day 4 – Dell Inspiron 15 for $499 and Save $200 on Surface Pro 3 i3 128GB
- Day 5 – Up to $500 off Select Intel-Powered PCs
- Day 6 – Save up to 50% on select games
While it isn’t completely clear how these deals will break down, it is clear that there will be some impressive buys to take advantage of throughout the rest of this holiday season as Microsoft works to gain some extra traction with holiday shoppers. Perhaps the most interesting deal of any of these listed is the Intel-powered PC deal, which would theoretically unleash savings of massive proportions on dozens of computers.
In other years, Microsoft has called out these sales long in advance, but in more recent years the company has switched to a more effective, and more mobile promotion, which gives Microsoft some flexibility. The 12 days of deals is a promotion that has seen a lot of successes and drummed a lot of business up for Microsoft as a company. This will be an interesting year to watch play out though, as more opportunity presents itself with some conflicting promotions.
For example, it would appear as though day’s three and six would be conflicts – and one could pull traffic from the other. However, these aren’t public deals yet, so the company could be relying on a more mobile solution, as we previously estimated. Plenty of money will be spent inside the Microsoft Store this week and next week online – that much is certain.