Buy a Windows PC or laptop, get an Xbox 360 free deal returns from Microsoft

Microsoft is back with the deal for students that screams, “work hard, play hard.”

The company’s announced the return of a promotion run last year giving students a free 4GB Xbox 360 with the purchase of an approved Windows PC or laptop priced $699 or higher. Currently, the 4GB Xbox 360 will run you $199, so the savings are fairly sizable. A life of academia will need to be verified, so purchasers must be able to provide proof of enrollment to participating retailers, which in the United States include Best Buy, Newegg, Dell, Microsoft Stores and HP Direct.

Microsoft’s deal runs through September 8, giving you plenty of time to decide whether or not your grades will take a hit from playing too much Call of Duty: Black Ops II or Halo 4 this fall.