Following the news that Microsoft is hosting a big Xbox spring sale with lots of discounts on games, Microsoft gives players money during the sale.
Xbox owners were greeted with a curious message in their Xbox accounts when the Spring Sale kicked off this month.
“Spring Sale starts today! Here is a special gift to help you make your first game purchase. Enjoy this Gift Card you can use to buy Games, Add-ons, and Movies on your Microsoft Store online,” the message reads. Players have been receiving Gift Card codes for amounts ranging from $5 to $10.
Each user was gifted a unique Gift Card code, to which they can redeem it to their Microsoft account and spend it on anything on the Microsoft store.
It’s not often that Microsoft gives players money, and it’s worth pointing out that despite this being a Gift Card code that adds balance to your account, Microsoft notes that the code must be redeemed by April 30th, 2021, and the balance must be spent within 90 days of redemption.
The aforementioned Xbox Spring Sale 2021 has deep discounts on over 600 Xbox console games, as well as over 100 Windows PC titles. They’ve also discounted a host of accessories and other things in their wheelhouse, even discounting the cost of their Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription down to $1.
Here’s a refresher on the Spring Sale:
Save Now on Xbox and PC Accessories
Here are some of the savings you can find on Xbox and PC accessories during Spring Sale:
- Now through April 4: Save $10 on TB Recon 200 and Battle Buds
- Now through April 4: Save $50 on TB Elite Pro 2 Headset
- March 28 through April 3: Save $10 on Razer Basilisk Wired Mouse
Get up to 75% off on Digital Games
Gamers looking to add to their collection have a great opportunity to stock up and save beginning April 2. You can get up to 75% off on hundreds of select Xbox digital and PC games, including Rainbow Six Siege Deluxe, Gears 5: Game of the Year Edition, Doom Eternal Deluxe Edition, FIFA 21 Super Deluxe Edition, and Fortnite Last Laugh Digital Pack. Additionally, there’s a wide selection of discounted family games, game bundles, and 95 Xbox One games priced at $10 or less.
Get One Month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1
If you’re not an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member, now’s the time to score a great deal and get access to all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, more than 100 high-quality games for console, PC and Android mobile devices, including new Xbox Game Studios titles the same day they release and an EA Play membership. Get 1 month of Game Pass Ultimate for just $1 and start playing.
Deals for PC gamers
If you’re looking to build or upgrade your setup at a great value, the Microsoft Spring Sale should be your first stop. Starting April 2, you can save up to 75% on PC games like Ark: Survival Evolved, Age of Empires III, and Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition, plus get in-game deals on favorites like March of Empires and Asphalt 9. Also, get your first month of Xbox Game Pass for PC for $1.
Don’t forget about great deals like these on PCs and accessories:
- Save $460 on select Surface Pro 7 (i7/16/256) + Type Cover, starting at $599.99
- Save up to $300 on select Surface Pro 7, starting at $699.99
- Save up to $300/400 on Select Asus Gaming Laptops, Starting at $699/$899
- Save up to $120 on the HP Laptop 14 (Core i3 11th Gen), Now $379.99
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