Free $10 PSN credit to unknown recipients

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Xuphor, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Xuphor
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    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    I logged into PSN today seeing that someone sent me a message. Ignoring it, I played some Retro/Grade for a hour or so, then I thought I'd check what it was.
    To my surprise, Sony gave me $10 of credit on PSN for apparently no reason that I can find anywhere. I am aware of the "loyal customers" $10 credit they gave a month ago, but this message is worded differently, completely removing "loyal customers" from the message.

    Source: My own picture of the message received:

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    I have absolutely no clue on these parameters:
    1 - Why they gave me it.
    2 - What countries it's for.
    3 - Any sort of restrictions.

    I am 100% sure of these:
    1 - I did not enter any sort of contest for this.
    2 - I have had less than $1, but more than $0 in my account for several months now.
    3 - I have not made any purchases in over a year, muchless got the $10 free for $50 spent promotion.
    4 - It it is valid, as I redeemed it with no problem and have an additional $10 in my PSN wallet.
    5 - I have logged on daily (or close) every day for maybe around 4 years.
    6 - I have not played a single multiplayer PSN game in at least 3 years.

    So, what are you waiting for? Login to your PSN account to see if you got $10 for doing absolutely nothing. Post if you did here, I'm curious how many others got it.
     
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  2. Devin

    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    I hope I get one as well. Been looking to buy Persona 3: FES for a while now.
     
  3. Jetowa

    Jetowa Advanced Member

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    if you spend 50$ or more in the store they are giving you 10$

    mystery solved!

    at least that's how I got mine, same email! either way, bank error in your favor!
     
  4. BrightNeko

    BrightNeko Popcorn ball

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    you didn't read all the way did you? "3 - I have not made any purchases in over a year, much less got the $10 free for $50 spent promotion."
     
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  5. Fluto

    Fluto A potato in disguise

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    I spent $60+ on PSN plus subscriptions, I did not receive $10, maybe because I live in Australia.
     
  6. Xuphor
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    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    Did you really think anyone that just came to this site would? :rofl:

    The promotion specifies it won't count to PS+ subscriptions. Also, see #3 on my 100% sure list in my OP, I didn't get it from that.
     
  7. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Meanwhile, at Sony HQ...

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  8. BrightNeko

    BrightNeko Popcorn ball

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    I got 10$ >_> had to get it off my PS3 and it came 2 hours after the time it said it came in. Haven't bought anything for a few months, so yay.
     
  9. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    Sony's so greedy and hates their customers! :(

    But I haven't seen anything about this on any of my RSS feeds and it's a different message than the "long term membership" one. Interesting...
     
  10. wrettcaughn

    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

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    Maybe they got hacked again and are pre-empting the backlash from people whose info was stolen by giving them free monies?

    Before someone loses their shit over a joke...I jest.
     
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  11. Sychophantom

    Sychophantom I'm a plant.

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    This is actually old news, unless a new round of giveaways is going on. I got one of these a month or so ago.
     
  12. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    Because Sony is selling their stuff at a profit lol
    I wonder if i could get this with just a PSP account.
     
  13. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    It appears to be different from the other PSN cash giveaway. If this was part of the old batch she would've gotten it a while ago (and she's consistently logged on to the PSN for weeks after that promotion).
     
  14. Sychophantom

    Sychophantom I'm a plant.

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    Hence why I said unless it's a new batch. If it's another round, I hope I get this one too on one of my accounts.
     
  15. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    I just got it too. Turned my PS3 on after seeing this and yep, same thing. I didn't get one last month, so maybe they're just giving out to the other people who didn't get one? I spend a decent amount on the PSN store, nothing brag worthy mind you.
     
  16. ComeTurismO

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    My results:
     
  17. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    I felt like my life was in danger while watching this video because it was that creepy.
     
  18. Ryupower

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    I got mine around Feb 21th 2013

    it most likely the same as that which happened last month, just with a different message
     
  19. ComeTurismO

    ComeTurismO CTO

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    WELL THAN, I SHALL HAUNT YOU FOR LIFE, BRITISH-OL-PAL, CAUSE APPARENTLY, COMETURISMO IS A GHOST.
     
  20. McHaggis

    McHaggis Fackin' Troller

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    Nothing here in the British Isles, sadly. I haven't bought anything from PSN for about 3 months, though.