Microsoft is making up for its paltry 17p birthday gifts with an offer people probably care about. On Microsoft's US online store it's giving away 1600 MS points for pre-orders on several upcoming games.
These aren't the typical rubbish that you need to pin vouchers to in order to sell, but rather highly anticipated games that people would likely spend top dollar on anyway. Games like: Grand Theft Auto 5, BioShock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Dead Space 3, Crysis 3, Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, Lost Planet 3, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14.
The offer is good until 6th April and there's a limit of three per customer.
Unfortunately, this deal seems to be exclusive to the US and Canada, but with any luck it will come to the UK. Something to keep an eye on, anyway.