Announcing Red Stripe Deals—a weekly sale on apps and games

Here’s a link you’ll want to bookmark: The just-launched clip_image001Red Stripe Deals Collection. No, we’re not talking cheap beer here but something even better: weekly bargains on stellar apps and games.

If you follow the blog, you’ve probably noticed there have been a couple one-off Store sales recently (including one still running.) Now the Windows Phone Store team has decided to make it a Thursday tradition.

Each week the Store’s Red Strip Deals Collection will feature three popular apps and games—typically one Xbox game, one indie game, and one top-rated app—for at least 50% off the original price. (In case you’re wondering, the collection name derives from the red stripe you’ll see around each discounted app’s icon in the phone Store).

The inaugural collection features Runtastic PRO, Assassin’s Creed: Altairs Chronicles HD, and King Oddball—all for just $0.99 each. If you see something you like, grab it fast: A new set of sale apps will replace them next Thursday. Happy deal hunting!