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Microsoft - $50 Xbox Gift Card

Model: XBOX LIVE CURRENCY - $50SKU: 9879272

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 1114 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a $50 Xbox gift card. That is all.

    Posted
    Steaz
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    It's not a slice of bread or a car or a person. Don't expect it to do your laundry or walk your dog. The card itself pretty much goes right in the trash after you redeem the code, unless you're a slob or a hoarder and leave trash all over your house. It's safe to say your life won't change for the better (or for the worse for that matter) after you use it. The card itself is white and it has green lettering on it, which is kinda cool if you notice stuff like that. It is rectangular in shape and made out of a stiff cardboard. I suppose it could serve as a coaster, but I'm not sure why you'd do that. That's kind of a weird way of getting around buying coasters. They're really not that expensive, and this card did cost me $50. That's an expensive coaster. Now, I know what you're thinking - you're thinking " hey, I'll just buy lower denominations of these xbox gift cards! Perfect!" Well, I suppose you could do that, but this review is for the $50 gift card, and I don't want to get off track. Anyway, I guess what I'm trying to say is, I would recommend this card to anyone who wants to put $50 on their xbox account.....or for any millionaire out there who, for some reason, wants to litter his/her house with extremely expensive coaster-esque pieces of cardboard. I hope this review was helpful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple, effective

    Posted
    AtlantaGamer
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    There's not much to say about this card, which will add $50 to the user's Microsoft account for use with content on Xbox 360, Xbox One and other Microsoft online marketplaces. It's simple to redeem on either your console or on your computer by following the directions on the card. This is a great way to add stored value for users who don't have credit/debit cards linked to their Microsoft accounts, by choice (privacy concerns) or by not having a card to link (minors, for instance). This does make a great gift, too, especially if you don't know what your favorite gamer does/doesn't have. If I could make one change, I'd find a way to add in the QR Code scanning feature of Xbox One's Kinect, to make adding codes even faster. But that's a minor issue and one that shouldn't prevent you from choosing this option to fund a Microsoft account.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great for a gift

    Posted
    aficio58
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    Microsoft - $50 Xbox Gift Card Microsoft - $50 Xbox Gift Card Seemingless endless possibilities, unrivaled action, intense battles, alien planets, high-speed chases, ultrarealistic sports matches, friends, foes, adventure, action, conquered lands. Boredom becomes a thing of the past when you have the power of nearly limitless entertainment delivered to your living room via Xbox Live. The gift of awesome is upon you. Great as a gift, allowance or credit card alternative, this $50 Xbox Gift Card allows instant access to a vast selection of downloadable content, including games and add-ons, high-definition movies and TV shows, sports and more, right on your Xbox One, Xbox 360 or Windows Phone 8.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BUY THIS!

    Posted
    Spideyfan8403
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    Having battled with Microsoft numerous times, I can tell you that the inconvenience of driving a ford explorer that gets 11 mpg to the nearest town that has a best buy (which is a 35 min drive for me), standing in line to purchase this product, and then drive back home in the summer with no air conditioning in your car is a far more pleasurable experience it is than to have to explain to Microsoft that you DID delete you credit card information and that you DID tell them on the website that they did not have permission to have auto pay on. Buy this Microsoft card instead and save yourself the hassle and speak with the friendly folks at a best buy store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Xbox Currency 4 Digital Content Benefits

    Posted
    iFr3d
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    I've gone from buying all physical video game discs 2 mostly purchasing content digitally. With digital purchases u do not have 2 switch out disks & can switch easily from game/digital content with a button. Content is saved in the cloud so it will always b there/available if a problem arises & needs 2 b re-downloaded. I choose 2 use Xbox Currency bought from BestBuy for the reward points. They have different denominations making it easier 2 get the amount of funds needed. I also use cash 2 buy so I do not give out credit card info to either company...BestBuy and/or Microsoft. Convenient, private & safe in-store transaction 4 me & hopefully 4 u!.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Traded a 50 gift card for this even exchange

    Posted
    Xboxfanohio
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    I recently purchased this with a gift card. I loaded it and bought the battlefield 4 premium content. I went in a week later and bought the digital card for Ghost and was charged sales tax on top of the $50 purchase. This would of been fine if when I loaded the credit on my xbox account also included the sales tax I already paid. However, it didn't so I paid a total of 7+7=14% in sales tax. When I brought this up to management they just said we have no idea why it would do that. They didn't seemed very concerned on correcting this over charging of sales tax. So, if you have the option buy the gift card instead of the digital download card do so.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    XBox Gift Card

    Posted
    zimm
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    I love the Xbox gift cards and the amount of options you have to spend the money on. The Xbox marketplace has greatly expanded beyond just games. You have full market retail games that can be purchased and downloaded without ever having to leave your house. The also have a ton of arcade games that can be downloaded as well. I personally bought this to download the TellTale game "Game of Thrones". The marketplace also has a ton of movies and music to choose from. The Gift Card can also be used to buy movies and TV shows on VUDU so that way you can enjoy them across all your devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does the job... adds money to your LIVE account

    Posted
    TekGen
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    Does exactly what it is supposed to do... puts money onto your Xbox LIVE account. 3-Stars for the following reasons: - Best Buy needs to fix the digital versions of these cards as the only reason I buy these at Best Buy vs Amazon (which their digital cards work) or put my CC on the account is for the Best Buy Reward Points. - The cards need to have the QR code or the Kinect needs to read the 25-character code or the standard barcode - Since most games are more than $50 there needs to be a card larger vs another potential card to the landfill for a single purchase.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great way to purchase on the dashboard

    Posted
    omendt
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    Sometimes you get Visa/Mastercard/Amex gift cards that act kinda like debit cards but aren't always useful when shopping online. These cards are great to buy for your account to have money to buy content - and easy to do such. PROS: * Easy-- Delivery of the code is fast, so you can get your game on quickly. Also, you don't have to have a credit card on file that can get hacked. * It's Money -- Great way to limit those in your house on their digital spending. *Trade in -- You can use your trade-in credit to buy these cards at Best Buy. CONS: * None

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but...

    Posted
    brewin
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    I wish we reward program members (Unlocked) could get the 20% discount on these cards as well. Anyhow, the ease of adding the digital currency using Kinect is incredible! It makes redeeming much faster and easier. It is always good to have a little money in your Xbox wallet because random sales happen frequently and I much prefer having a balance in a separate account rather than using my credit card saved somewhere in some cloud server. This is the only way to purchase digital content in my eyes. Good product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's Live currency you will need eventually

    Posted
    Loom25
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    All this is is money to use on the Xbox Live service. Used to buy anything on Xbox Live. Downloadable content (maps, missions, etc.), full games, movies, music. It's always good to have money in your Live account, that way there are no charges to whatever credit card you have attached to it. When the latest maps for a favorite game are released or you a new campaign mission you want, it makes sense to have the funds available. I was lucky enough to get this on sale, a small sale, but still less than the amount on the card.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Money for money

    Posted
    MrAspirin
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    Why I'm writing this review is anyone's guess, as most people know what they're getting when they get gift cards. This one in particular is for purchasing games, movies, music and downloadable content over XBox Live. Does what it needs to do, as long as you do not scratch off the back and then take a photo of it and post the hidden code on Facebook before you redeem it. I don't recommend doing that. There is one downside, and that is the scratch-it stuff hiding the code is a little more resilient than it needs to be.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for season passes

    Posted
    Bobby
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    i lucked up and got the Microsoft card while it was on sale and saved five dollars. I use them to buy season passes or different boards that's available for my favorite games. You use the code to download the funds in your Xbox one or Xbox 360. I like using them because you don't have to use your credit card and risk your personal info. Being stolen or money being woken out your account. I would advise people to use the cards and if you catch them at the right time you can save some money for the holiday season.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Give your credit card a rest

    Posted
    ajaxle
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    I have used Xbox gift cards for Microsoft points for years and I have used credit cards for purchasing on Xbox LIVE. The gift cards give a better feeling of security. On my credit card I bought a discount movie for a $1.49, the bill came with only a $1.49 on it, I didn't feel like writing a check and spending .47 cents for a stamp, thought I'd wait for the next bill and save some money. Wrong! My card account was deactivated and was charged $3.00 to get activated again. Bottom line: use the gift cards.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gift Idea! I got to pick the game I wanted!

    Posted
    TechieJunkie
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    I got one of these from my son for Christmas. I was pumped that I got to buy my own game. But instead, I got some games the whole family have had fun with. It wasn't so much the card that was the gift, it was the giving and family time that I got out of it. It's kinda like being a toddler and getting a great gift, but the box was more fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Be sure to add it to the proper account for Xbox 1

    Posted
    DrEdS
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    Wound up spending another $50 to purchase Season Pass for COD Ghost because my child was not allowed to make the purchase from his profile despite the fact that I had granted all the proper permissions. Unfortunately, he had already redeemed the $50 to his account, so I had to buy from my account which cost me an additional $50 since Xbox support could not correct the problem. Spent nearly two hours on the phone with them while they tried but eventually failed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Posted
    Wicked24T
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    Have used these Microsoft point cards for many years. Easy and secure. Do not have to enter credit card information. I keep a set amount in my account for things like add ons to games. I don't have to worry about account getting hacked and credit card info compromised and all the hassles associated with cleaning up that mess. Have never had a problem using these cards and will continue to use them. Make good gifts for my son and nephews.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Way To Make XBox Live Purchases

    Posted
    RJMunkey
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    This is a great way to make your XBox live purchases since it allows you to bypass giving out any credit card information, purchase one of these cards from Best Buy and type in the validation code on your XBox...MicroSoft never gets your payment card information...definitely more secure. It's a great bonus that you can accumulate Best Buy Rewards points as well...you couldn't do that by purchasing with a credit card at the MicroSoft store!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Close No Cigar

    Posted
    PRocket
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    So, I purchased a couple of these in store. There was an issue with another set of gift cards with a $5 free card included that would't scan so the manager gave me the $50 cards and took $5 off each. Out of the 2 I purchased, only 1 worked. The other said not active. I need to go back to check that. It is what it is with these cards.. be sure they have properly scanned and activated them prior to your leaving the store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disapointed

    Posted
    ziggyhorseracing
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    I ask if this gift card could be used in Canada as it was a gift for a little girl. I was told it could be used anyplace in the world. She couldn't use it as she didn't have a US microsoft account. I am now struck with a $50 gift card and out $50. You can't use them anyplace in the world like the employee told me after she ask the manager. Very dissapointing when the little girl thought she had $50 to spend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend