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Get a Free Origin Game?

A post on Slickdeals.net describes how to get a $20 credit from EA's Origin service that can be used to make a $19.99 purchase essentially free. Apparently the credit is offered for the completion of a simple survey. Thanks Siliconera.

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19. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 13, 2012, 17:26 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 13, 2012, 16:47:
Man lot of people are gonna get free games, wonder who's gonna get canned over this one. Now, since they gave the code away and people used it. Think they'll try to revoke people who got their game via this method now? That could cause a real shit storm.

For free digital copies? Somebody somewhere is getting a promotion, if not a few turns at the blowjob machine as well. For the cost of bandwidth they are getting potentially millions of people to get suckered in to Origin. Now those people might never use Origin again, but of course they MIGHT go back and buy some games in the future...

This is a classic marketing strategy. The only free games are arguably the poor performing games, etc.

*EDIT* Typo.

 
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