Xbox is offering free store credit for a limited time

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If you’re an Xbox owner who was hesitant to buy something new from the Microsoft Store, you might want to check your account inbox. Microsoft launched another round of in-store credit giveaways this week and appears to be depositing $5 into people’s accounts to use on games or other digital products you might want to buy. There’s no indication yet as to when this promotion will end, but we already know that the credit has an expiration date, so don’t sit too long on the credit if you’re one. happy beneficiaries.

News of the $5 freebies was shared on social media this week by those who received the funds and wanted to alert others that they too might have this money waiting for them in their accounts. One of the tweets that received a retweet from Wario64 included the same text used in other posts where people thanked Xbox for funds out of nowhere.

This isn’t the first time Xbox has done this sort of thing, and it probably won’t be the last, but like the previous times, there’s really no indication of the circumstances in place to determine who gets the bonus. of $5 and who hasn’t. Is it only some Xbox Live Gold subscribers, some Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers or is it more random than that? There doesn’t seem to be a way to tell, but $5 is a small enough amount that it’s not like Xbox is leaving people out buying full games for others.

Of the posts we’ve seen on social media where people announced they’ve received the funds, many of them appear to have been posted on May 26, so it appears to be the start of this latest giveaway, which could mean that if you didn’t have one then you might not have one. Although details on this are still uncertain, we do know that the credit itself has an expiration date. Messages received from Xbox stated that the credit would expire on June 30, meaning you’ll have just over a month to spend the $5 if received.

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