Where can you buy an Xbox gift card and which stores sell them?

GIFT cards make the perfect gifts for the gamers in your family who just don’t know what to buy.

You know they have an Xbox but you have no idea what kind of games they are into, well we may have the answer to all your problems.

Xbox gift cards can be purchased online and in store


Xbox gift cards can be purchased online and in storeCredit: Alamy

Where can you buy Xbox gift cards online?

Xbox gift cards are sold at various online outlets.

Upon purchase, you’ll receive an email with a digital code that the recipient can use to purchase popular games, add-ons, map packs, and more.

The gift card can also be used to buy movies and TV shows on Xbox, apps on Windows and even devices like Xbox consoles.

In the UK, the easiest place to buy them is direct from Microsoft’s website.

They offer you the chance to buy gift cards ranging from £10 to £50.

You can buy gift cards in a similar way at:

If you are in the US, your first stop when purchasing an Xbox gift card should also be the Microsoft Online Store.

There you can buy one for as little as $1 and up to $100.

If you are looking for other online retailers, try one of the following:

Note that Xbox gift cards are in local currency and therefore only work in the country where they were purchased.

Which stores sell Xbox gift cards?

If you prefer to buy gift cards the traditional way and go to a store, there are many retailers that offer a physical copy.

It’s a simple process and eliminates the risk of security fraud associated with online shopping.

However, check with your local retailer first as products may vary from store to store.

Both the UK and US offer some great options for buying gift cards in-store:

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What are the dangers of Xbox gift cards?

While it’s often said that giving gift cards is “impersonal,” it turns out most people are okay with it, as they remain incredibly popular with customers.

People enjoy the flexibility and convenience of gift cards.

Unfortunately, gift cards are prime targets for scammers and fraudsters, and gift card fraud can leave merchants vulnerable to malicious chargebacks from the credit cards they were originally purchased with.

With physical gift cards, which are still the more popular option, the recipient must take care to register them in good time.

Otherwise, the card can easily be lost or stolen, and it can be very difficult to get a refund if it hasn’t been registered.

While Microsoft assures users that gift cards redeemable at their store never expire, there’s always a risk of losing the money if the company goes out of business, for example.

Also note that while Xbox gift cards don’t expire, promotional gift cards like those from Microsoft Rewards or Xbox Live Rewards do.

Are there Xbox gift card scams to watch out for?

In July 2021, Bloomberg reported on an elaborate Xbox gift card scam in which a Microsoft employee stole more than $10 million from the US giant.

Volodymyr Kvashuk found a bug where he could generate gift card codes and exchange them for bitcoin, which he then turned into cash.

Scammers often send emails that appear to come from an official Microsoft account but aim to steal personal information.

While such sophisticated scams exist, there are ways to stay smart when making online gift card purchases.

Where to buy gift cards for video games?


Read on to find out where to buy gift cards for all your favorite games

Hang up on fake callers

No reputable business or government agency (including the IRS) will ever require gift card payment. If someone claims to be from the IRS, hang up. (Don’t believe emails either.)

Check the email address

Look closely at the email address the gift card is being sent to and make sure it came from the @microsoft.com address.

Credit check private

If someone asks to listen while you call to verify a gift card balance, it’s probably a scam.

Check the gift card packaging

If the packaging looks tampered with or the PIN is revealed, present the gift card to the cashier and select a different card.

Check the activation receipt

Make sure the gift card number listed on the activation receipt matches the gift card you receive. Notify the manager if there is no match.

Only buy from reputable resellers

Only buy discount gift cards from a gift card reseller who has customer service and offers a money back guarantee on purchases.

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Save activation receipt

If you purchase a gift card, keep the proof of purchase and activation until the gift card is redeemed.

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