Yesterday, Microsoft did a nice thing - they gave some free gifts to early adopters of the Xbox One - just cos!
I got a copy of Limbo (which means I now own it everywhere but its great, so yay!) but other possibilities included wallpapers and even free recent games like Advanced Warfare and a free console bundle. That's great stuff, and one of the better moves by the company in recent months, but plenty of people didn't receive a thing from MS.
There were a number of criteria to begin with, including the need to be over 17, have played the console for 10 hours plus, live in one of the original territories and purchased the console between the 11th of November 2014. But that accounts for a lot of people so one more thing was also required - you had to be set up to receive marketing mail from Microsoft.
This is a box most of us would automatically uncheck but the fact remains that these free gifts naturally come under the umbrella of marketing, at least as far as the law is concerned. It doesn't seem like making the change now will mean you'll still get the gift, but its worth a shot!
Do sign up, you'll have to log in at Xbox.com and go to your profile. Click Privacy Settings - Contact Preferences and tick the box to opt in. Here's a handy image from dualshockers.com.
Now you'll never miss anything again, and all you have to do in return is get the odd marketing mail from MS which you can just ignore.