Learn about Microsoft Gift Cards, XBOX Gift Cards, Windows Gift Cards and Prepaid Codes

Microsoft offers gift cards and prepaid codes for a variety of services. This page addresses the different types of prepaid codes and gift c...

Microsoft offers gift cards and prepaid codes for a variety of services. This page addresses the different types of prepaid codes and gift cards you can use to purchase Xbox-related content, the types of content you can buy, and how your Microsoft account affects each type of prepaid code.

Xbox Gift Card

What can you buy with an Xbox gift card?


Learn about Microsoft Gift Cards, XBOX Gift Cards, Windows Gift Cards and Prepaid Codes
Xbox Gift Cards are an exceptional way to get the latest games and entertainment from the Xbox Store. When you have redeemed your Xbox gift card in your Microsoft account, use it to purchase the latest games, map packs, movies, TV, music, applications and more at any participating Microsoft online store including Windows and Windows Phone stores.
Notes:

  • You can not use the Xbox Gift Card to directly purchase an Xbox Live Gold subscription or any other subscription service.
  • You can not use the Xbox Gift Card to purchase content from the Xbox 360 Marketplace or Xbox 360 content on Xbox One.
  • When buying an Xbox gift card, make sure that the currency you have used is the money associated with the recipient's billing account. Otherwise, the recipient will not be able to redeem the gift card.
  • If you redeem an Xbox gift card in a country that is not the country associated with your billing account,  you will not be able to use those funds.
  • Funds from your Microsoft account can not be transferred after you redeem your Xbox gift card.
  • You can not use your Microsoft account funds to buy physical products from online stores.

Windows Gift Card

What can you buy with a Windows Gift Card?

Windows Gift Cards work just like Xbox Gift Cards and are an excellent way to get the latest games, applications, and entertainment from the Windows Store. When you have redeemed your Windows gift card in your Microsoft account, use it to purchase content from any participating Microsoft online store, including Windows Phone and Xbox stores.
Notes:

  • You can not use the Windows Gift Card to directly purchase an Xbox Live Gold subscription or any other subscription service.
  • You can not use the Windows Gift Card to purchase content from the Xbox 360 Marketplace or Xbox 360 content on the Xbox One.
  • When purchasing a Windows Gift Card, make sure that the currency you have used is the one associated with the recipient's billing account. Otherwise, the recipient will not be able to redeem the gift card.
  • If you redeem a Windows gift card in a country that is not the country associated with your billing account, you will not be able to use those funds.
  • Funds from your Microsoft account can not be transferred after you have redeemed your Windows Gift Card.
  • You can not use the funds in your Microsoft account to buy physical products inOnline stores.

Xbox Live Gold subscription prepaid code

What can I buy with a prepaid Xbox Live Gold subscription code?

You can use a prepaid Xbox Live Gold subscription code to purchase a 1, 3 or 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscription and use it on your Xbox console. You can not buy anything else with this type of prepaid code.

Other prepaid codes

What can you buy with other types of prepaid codes?

In addition to Xbox gift cards, Windows gift cards, and prepaid Xbox Live Gold membership codes, there are other types of prepaid codes for specific items.

Examples include the EA Access Pass for an Xbox One download code, pre-paid download codes for specific games, downloadable content codes for specific games, and the Groove Music Pass digital system.

These prepaid codes can only be used to purchase the desired Xbox subscription or content. You can not buy anything else with this type of prepaid system.

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