Do you prefer to ignore the PlayStation or Nintendo, because are you an outspoken Xbox fan? There are also options for Xbox to buy games and additional content in the Xbox Store. You can buy these games and content by using your credit card, for example. Would you rather not do that or would you like to give another Xbox fan a good gift? Then consider the Xbox Gift Card.
What is an Xbox Gift Card?
What is an Xbox Gift Card or credit? The Xbox Gift Card is a prepaid (gift) card from Microsoft that you can redeem in the Microsoft Store and the Xbox Store. For those unfamiliar with that, Xbox is part of Microsoft. So there is a lot of overlap in the two systems.
An Xbox gift card is therefore useful if you do not want to use a credit card to shop in the Xbox (or Microsoft) store. You can spend the gift card on many things. Think of games, apps, films, series !.
You cannot use the Xbox Gift Card to extend your Xbox Live Gold subscription (you do need a credit card for this). You have special tickets for this.
How does Xbox Gift Card work?
You will receive a code when you receive a gift card. This code consists of 25 characters. How do you redeem these Xbox Gift Card Codes? There are a number of ways you can do this:
- Xbox website
Go to Xbox.com and sign in with your Xbox account. You can then open a drop down menu next to your profile picture, where you click on Redeem code. Then a screen will open where you can enter your code. Then press Next and then Confirm.
- Xbox One
You can also redeem the code directly through your Xbox One console. Open the guide by pressing the Xbox button. There you choose the Store tab. Then a screen will open where you can enter the code.
- Xbox 360
You can also redeem the code directly through your Xbox 360 console. Open the guide by pressing the Xbox button. There you choose the option Games and Apps and then Redeem Code. Enter the code and confirm your entry.
The Xbox Gift cards do not have an expiration date, so it does not matter when you redeem the codes. You have gift cards from £5 to £100. It depends on where you buy the gift cards (not every shop sells the same amounts).
Xbox Gift Card, where to buy?
The handy thing about an Xbox Gift Card is that it can be bought in countless places. In the store or online, you will find them in many places. The advantage of a digital gift card is that you can buy it 24/7. After payment you will receive the code directly in the mailbox (or in that of the friend to whom you give the gift card as a present).
Also look out for an official gift card distributor here. In this world there are a lot of scams. You can see this by the quality mark that must be on the website. As we said, it depends on where you buy what amounts of the gift cards are available. The following gift cards are available almost everywhere:
- Xbox Gift Card £5
- Xbox Gift Card £10
- Xbox Gift Card £15
- Xbox Gift Card £50
Of course you can combine multiple cards if you prefer a higher amount. You simply exchange all unique codes with your Xbox account, the credit is added together.
How can you check how much credit you have left in your Xbox account? You do this online, on Xbox.com or Microsoft.com, or directly on your Xbox console, with your account.
Xbox Gift Card payment options
How can you pay for Xbox Gift Card? If you buy the gift card in a physical store, you pay with cash or with a debit card (debit or credit card). There are several ways to pay for your Xbox gift card online. That also depends on the website where you order the gift cards (not all suppliers work with PayPal, for example). The most common ways to pay for and buy an Xbox gift card? You can buy an Xbox Gift Card via credit card, but also via iDeal or Paypal.
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