The 10 days of $0.10 offers on Windows Store deserves some love
I have to admit that I have not made many Windows Store purchases ever since Microsoft launched the store with Windows 8.
The new store that shipped with Windows 10 offers not only apps and games, but also music and movies which should increase its appeal in the long run.
Microsoft runs a promotion currently in which apps, games, movies and music are offered for $0.10 each instead of the regular price.
I was not sure what to expect at first but have to admit that I'm pleasantly surprised with what is on offer.
But first the basics. Each day, a selection of commercial apps, games, movies and music is offered for $0.10 instead of the regular price on Windows Store. You purchase apps, games and music, while movies are only rented.
What this means is that you can watch movies for a period of time before they are no longer available. That may be less appealing than buying the movie, but I'd assume that most users watch a movie once anyway so that it should not matter that much in those cases.
You are probably wondering what you are getting today. Below is a selection of discounted items in Windows Store. Please note that these offers may change at any time, and will change per day.
- Hitman Go, a popular strategy spin-off for mobile devices.
- Rayman Fiesta Run, an action game in the Rayman universe.
- Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds, but with Star Wars characters.
- Carcassone, adoption of the popular boardgame.
- I, Gladiator, a great looking action game in ancient Rome.
- Lots of full adventure games from Artifex Mundi
- Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
- My Radar Weather Radar.
- Pin More, pin custom tiles.
- LiveATC, Air Traffic Controller app.
- Readiy Pro, a Feedly/RSS reader.
As far as music and movies are concerned, good offers can be found in the selection as well. Rent Jurassic World, Terminator Genisys or The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 for $0.10 each, or buy music from Pitbull, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber or Robin Thicke instead for the same price.
If you use Windows Store already you may find some of the offers attractive. I know that I do and I would consider myself attracted to the Store that much for a variety of reasons.
So, if you run Windows 10 you may want to pay a visit to the Store each day to find out what's new and whether there is something of interest on offer.
I just checked, and for me, Hitman GO is priced at Â£5.45 for me in Denmark. Same goes for the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
But it doesn’t matter – I’m never giving Microsoft my credit card information again.
I did that mistake when I played on my Xbox 360, and when I then later wanted to remove my information, I wasn’t allowed to do so. They excused it with not being able to remove payment methods when you have a subscription.
Fair enough – only problem is I had no subscriptions at that time >.<
Apparently, this works only in the US. If you change the Store country to US, you get the deals.
They will then ask for a US address in the credit card details. Not sure if that will work.
PayPal suggestion below worked, so managed to grab a few interesting apps.
I’m afraid I’ve always found Windows Store a total crock. Not least because few of the apps are minimally worth having, compared to their desktop counterparts – can’t remember the last time I used a Win8 or Win10 app. But also because you’re continually steered to having your PC logged in via MS (which I simply don’t want and won’t have) rather than an offline login.
As for trusting MS with my credit card? I hardly think so – given the choice, I wouldn’t trust them with my nom-dom or phone number let alone my cc details, even (especially?) for a 10c deal. A deal which I’ve failed to detect in the UK so far.
I won’t buy/rent movies, music or books from them – there are hugely better options around (even if I wanted any of the Hollywood dross available.) And too many of the ‘games’ are scarcely better than stuff I gave up playing on a Spectrum 30 years ago.
No – I’ll continue to install paid-for or free independent – hopefully open source – games and applications, and leave MS to make a mess of my OS and hopefully nothing else.
Meant to add – a lot of Win10 apps won’t install or update unless I manually switch on the Windows Firewall (switched off because I’m already running the Kaspersky Internet Suite firewall.) No idea why. This even affects many Win10 updates – they fail unless I switch on Windows Firewall. Quite handy as it turns out. ;o)
Lots of whiners here. MS is more secure than google/apple. Being on their OS where you have loads of info you share including CC [ online ] I don’t see no sense in these whiners post. You don’t like, Move on. These are awesome deals.
Where is your source of information for stating that Microsoft is even more secure than Apple or Google? Would like to see it, as I am actually kind of curious.
And what exactly are you implying in your second sentence? Just because we’re running a Windows OS and using our credit card information online, Microsoft should hardly have access to that information. Unless of course they are doing system-wide eavesdropping and snooping, which would ruin them if revealed. Again: Source please?
You can pay by paypal so most of the whine is useless.
Wish they added desktop apps to the store already, fairly useless as it is now.
So, um, where is this? I go to microsoftstore.com and don’t see a hint about this.