Xbox 360 & Xbox One's Games With Gold 1/7/2015

First of all, I'm back. Life has settled down and I now have a regular routine in which I can blog again. Thank you all for hanging in there while my non-blogging life was getting sorted.

So, let's get right into saving some money and how to earn a bit of Microsoft Money.

Xbox 360

MX vs ATV Alive
2.71 GB
Full Game for Xbox 360
Free until end of January 15, 2015 with Xbox Live Subscription

I'm a fan of racing games. So, I'm happy with this freebie. I've played a bit and got a few achievements just for messing with my character and bike. I love how you can alter the races to extend the length or shorten it as well.

Give it a try. If you don't like it, you can delete it from your hard drive.

Additional Freebies
There are no additional freebies associated with this game title.

Grab MX vs. ATV Alive free with Xbox Live Subscription.

Xbox One

Dark Dreams Don't Die (D4)
8.81 GB
Full Game for Xbox One
Free until end of January 31, 2015 with Xbox Live Subscription.

A throw-back game...reminds me of games that I played in the 90's. It is interesting. A bit tedious at times. And be warned, you have to wait for the autosave.

Additional Freebies
There are two freebies for D4 both are clothing packs for the main character:
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die - République
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die - ROCK BAND

Grab D4 free with Xbox Live Subscription.

D4 Game Trailer


Worms Battlegrounds
1.88 GB
Full Game for Xbox One
Free until end of January 31, 2015 with Xbox Live Subscription.

Carried over from December's Games With Gold, Worms Battlegrounds remains free for those wanting to be a battle worm. Cute game and very fun!

Additional Freebies
There are no additional freebies associated with this game title.

Grab Worms Battlegrounds free with Xbox Live Subscription.

Earning Microsoft Money

Via the Xbox Live Rewards program, Xbox Gold Members get 1000 points ($1) for 10+ hours played of a Games with Gold title during it's release period. Start the game and be sure you are actually playing the game not on the Menu or Paused. Plugging in your controller will prevent it from turning off and throwing you into Pause if the game isn't interesting for you to play.

In addition, purchasing DLC for the current Games with Gold title gives members another 2000 points ($2). And my frugal friends, free DLC counts! Sadly not all games have DLC or free DLC. But...snag it when it's there!

This brings each title up to a total of 3000 points ($3) gamers can possibly earn.

So, let's do the math for the end of month possibility:

Gameplay
D4 - 1000 points
Worms Battlegrounds - 1000 points
MX vs. ATV Alive - 1000 points
The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings - 1000 points
Subtotal: 4000 points

DLC
D4 - 2000
Subtotal: 2000 points

Total possible for January 2015: 6000 points ($6)

Cashout is at 5000 points ($5) so, for the lucky people with Xbox One and Xbox 360, they get four (4) free games and get paid $6 to play the games.

Just 360 owners can get 2000 points ($2).

Just Xbox One owners can get 4000 points ($4).

There are additional ways to earn Microsoft Money via Xbox Live Rewards. Be sure to check out the FAQ section of Xbox Live Rewards for info on the current earning methods.

Lost? Found this post past it's time? Go here to see the current free Games with Gold.

Next free Games with Gold - The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings, available January 16, 2015 for Xbox 360.

Disclaimer
This review contains only my opinions. I have not been financially compensated in any way. I did not receive nor use any samples and/or coupons in order to provide my review only my own Xbox Live Gold account, Xbox One console and Xbox 360 console. Feel free to read my full disclosure policy.


Author: Janna Hall
Janna enjoys the thrill of a deal and sharing frugal tips, cooking and her passion, video gaming. When not blogging, Janna can be found on her Xbox 360, cooking, earning some cash or gardening. Share tips, recipes, deals here and follow on Twitter.


2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much. Happy New Year.
    Sue B

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  2. Thank you and Happy New Year to you too Sue B!

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