What is this madness?! Looks like EA is in the mood for giving out free gifts this month, and it’s not even the Holiday season!
A few lucky subscribers received a special gift in their mail today which included some extra juicy content. A select few of EA Access members that have been subscribed since day one have reported that they received a gift box in the mail today, which included a Thank You note, 4 months worth of EA Access for free, as well as a free 2TB Seagate hard drive, as reported by FragHero. Holy cow that is a nice free gift!
It isn’t clear if everyone received the exact same gift or if the gifts were random/customized for each user, but I speculate that all the gift boxes contained the same items.
I know I for one would be ecstatic for getting a random 2TB hard drive in the mail right out of the blue for no good reason.
So why did EA do this? Why give out random free gifts? Apparently, it was just a gesture of goodwill to show their day-one subscribing members that they appreciate them and wanted to reward them for sticking around for so long; nothing more and nothing less. There was no contest, no special entry form, you just had to be a subscriber since the beginning.
However, not everyone got this gift; even if you were a day one subscriber, you may not have received a gift box in the mail. Long-term veteran members that have been around since the beginning were a bit disappointed that they didn’t receive anything in the mail, even though they have been around from day one, but for the most part, the general consensus was that it was okay and most people were happy that EA was feeling generous enough to give out random gifts.
I’m not sure how the special subscribers were chosen, but it might have just been a lucky draw for everyone that signed up the very first day EA Access went live, and from there they narrowed it down to a winning pool of subscribers.
Furthermore, it appears these gifts were only for subscribers in the USA region, but if you happened to get a gift box and you live in another country, feel free to show off your loot in the comment section below. Maybe if you’re really lucky, they might just send out more gifts next year. Fingers crossed!
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