Microsoft is giving some Xbox One gamers $5 digital gift cards

Laurent Giret

Xbox Gift Card

If you’re an Xbox One gamer, you may want to check out your inbox on Xbox Live today. It seems that Microsoft is randomly giving away $5 gift cards to select gamers to help them kick off their holiday shopping.

Reddit user Blackout797 shared a screenshot of the message he received from the Xbox team, and several people in the thread noticed the same one in their Xbox Live inbox :

Looks like Microsoft is giving out $5 gift cards to selected users. Check your messages to see if you’re lucky.
by u/Blackout797 in xboxone

It’s not clear if this is US-only, but it looks like you don’t need to spend a ton every year on the Xbox Store to receive this $5 gift card. Even if it could be completely random, free money is nothing to sneeze at. We have yet to receive such a message on our end, so we’d love to know if some of you were lucky enough to receive a gift card from Microsoft. If you did, please let us know in the comments below.