Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals 2016: Best Surface Pro, Xbox promos and more
Microsoft brought back its "12 Days of Deals" promotion this year, offering great prices on an array of products. For 12 days — from Dec. 5 to Dec. 16 — the company will offer a unique special each day in physical locations and in U.S. and Canada online stores. The offers go live at midnight PST — or 3 a.m. EST — and continue until supplies last.
"With great savings on some of the most sought-after gifts of the season, our limited-time offers put everything they want within reach — and within budget," reads Microsoft's website. "Plus, with free shipping and free returns on every item every day, you can save even more when you shop at the Microsoft Store."
For the first time, Microsoft has revealed its deals in advance. There's a rundown of every available deal below, but the item to look out for is the Surface Pro 4, marked down $250 on Thursday, Dec. 8.
Buy right now: Refurbished Surface Pro 4 — on sale for $549 ($90 off)
Right now, Microsoft has a refurbished Surface Pro 4 with a 128 GB hard drive on sale for $549 until Dec. 3.
Monday, Dec. 5, 2016
Shoppers can save up to $1,000 on Intel-powered PCs. Prices start at $199.
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016
Score a Lenovo Ideapad 110 laptop for $199, a full $100 off its usual retail price. This laptop features a 15.6-inch HD display and, according to Microsoft, an "improved hinge design allows for 180-degree action to a flat position, while a frame-less keyboard and textured palm rest promote comfortable typing."
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016
Select Xbox One games will be up to 50% off, retailing for $19.99. Options should include Battlefield 1, ReCore, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, considering they're pictured on the website.
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016
Here's the biggest deal of the week: The Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core m3 and 128 GB SSD will be available for $250 off the original price — at $649, down from $999.
This tablet, which was created as a laptop replacement, features a 12.3-inch PixelSense touchscreen display and comes with a Surface Pen. An added perk: the special offer comes with a free sleeve. If you're looking for other Surface Pro 4 models, then hold out for the last day (Friday, Dec. 16) when select models will be up to $200 off and you can score a free Type Cover.
Friday, Dec. 9, 2016
Windows 10 tablets will be up to 70% off, starting as low as $49.
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016
Devices in Microsoft's Windows Premium Collection will be on sale, with prices starting at $499. Shoppers can save up to $250 on items during this one-day special. This collection includes the HP Spectre x360, the Lenovo Yoga 910, the Dell XPS 13 and the Asus ZenBook Flip UX360.
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016
Nab a $25 gift card when you purchase select Xbox controllers.
Monday, Dec. 12, 2016
Microsoft will have several great Xbox deals on Dec. 12. Not only can shoppers get two free games and save $50 when they buy select Xbox One consoles, but there will also be deals on Xbox accessories and games.
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016
Purchase the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift and get a $100 Microsoft Store gift code. The HTC Vive is a virtual reality system that is powered by Windows 10 and runs on a Vive-optimized Alienware platform. The Facebook-owned Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset, lets gamers step up their playing experience.
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016
If you're in the market for a gaming PC, then Microsoft will have several deals. Select gaming PCs will be as low as $799, with deals up to $1,000 off.
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016
Dell PCs will be up to 40% off with models starting at $199.
Friday, Dec. 16, 2016
Wait for the last day if you're looking to grab a Surface Pro 4 that is not a Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core m3 and 128 GB SSD — that particular model will be $250 off on Thursday, Dec. 8 and will come with a free sleeve. On Dec. 16, select models will be up to $200 and shoppers can get a free Type Cover with the purchase, which is a $359 value.