Took my iPhone to a Microsoft Store... walked out $1000 richer

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  1. millertime021 macrumors 6502a

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    So my coworker was looking to buy a new computer, so I drove him to the Microsoft store at our local mall. The whole process took way too long, but while we were waiting, they had us do some "challenges". Well two free shirts later, the lady took us to the "Get Smoked By A Windows Phone Challenge" or whatever they're calling it now.

    So my coworker goes first (with a Galaxy S II); find a certain movie time at the mall's Harkins. Well the lady's Flixter App doesn't can't find the theater, so after about 30 seconds, he wins. Boom. $1000.

    So she leaves and grabs the more "experienced" guy. I randomly draw a challenge, same one, however, he knows that movie won't work, so we select another one. With my iPhone, I just google the movie and theater, while he opens the app so conveniently on his homescreen. Well, I beat him by about half a second, so there's $1000 in my pocket.

    Needless to say, everyone should try the challenge while you're walking by. I took my broken iPhone 4S on AT&T (they don't suck that bad, do they :cool:) and smoked a Window's phone and made a $1000.

    Now if only I could actually find something to buy in that store... :apple:
     
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    Halo4 comes out Nov. 6. Maybe save for a new XBox & the game? :)

    Congrats BTW.
     
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    Congrats! I won also. Except I didn't lol.

    Did you have to yell out the movie time when you played? So I played, opened flixster faster than him with my 4S, pulled up showtimes, and put my phone down. Then the employee and the manager (who had to watch so nobody cheated) said I had to yell out the nearest showtime but I swear they only said "find the next showtime for whatever movie". I kinda just made the "that's BS" face and said whatever since I was there to pick up my "free" Windows Phone (which made me ineligible for the $1000 gift card anyways :p)
     
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    They still have that challenge going? Wow it has been months since everyone did it to get w indows phone!
     
  6. eNcrypTioN macrumors 6502

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    I'll have to give this a go with my iPhone. Are there any Microsoft stores in south Florida?
     
  7. moosquared macrumors regular

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    $1000 for winning the find the movie challenge?? :eek::eek::eek:

    Congrats, OP! Just in time for the new i5 :D
     
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    Hope you guys enjoyed a very nice dinner courtesy of Mr Softy
     
  9. kannesss macrumors 6502a

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    That's crazy. I'd love to do that with an iPhone 5
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Cool. $1000 in store credit isn't bad at all.
     
  11. millertime021 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's crap, I just turned my phone to the employee and said, "got it".

    Yeah! Thank you! I woulda done the challenge even if it was just for a short haha
    I may buy a Lumina (or whatever) and sell it for an iPhone 5 as I'm still on contract.

    I'll probably just get some stuff for my Xbox and then some stuff to sell.
     
  12. mcdj macrumors G3

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    am I the only one who has no idea what any of this means? OP I hope you're not a reporter.
     
  13. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    When does this challenge expire? Is there a link for this? I checked MicrosoftStore.com and did a search and nothing.
     
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    Yup you're probably the only one.
     
  15. QuickFlame macrumors member

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    Good call!
     
  16. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Don't you at least get a free phone if you lose? Can I take some old junker phone and deliberately lose just to get the free phone?
     
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    No kidding! They only give you $100 here :(
     
  18. willmtaylor Suspended

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    Hah, nah. You do get like a $25 gift card or something though, and you have to hold your phone up in front of a banner that says, "My iPhone/Droid/etc. just got smoked by a windows phone."
     
  19. millertime021 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure, they don't really have much advertising for it, this time. I'd just stop by your local store and see if they're doing it.

    I ain't one of dem english majors, yo. ;)
     
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    Losing self respect isn't worth $25.
     
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    Self-respect? But, but, but... You're a Cardinals fan.

    I kid, I kid!
     
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    We won yesterday, dammit! :D
     
  23. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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    What phone did "the lady" have?
     

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