To coincide with Black Friday, Xbox appears to be crediting certain accounts with a gift card. This comes in various forms, (depending on how generous Xbox are feeling) with players reporting $5 or $10 donations. In the UK, people have been getting £3, £5 or £10 amounts.
Of course, I’ve been unlucky and haven’t got any myself, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check! The messages are coming through the inbox system on Xbox accounts. If you’re a chosen one, it will be labelled as a message from Xbox Live. Some users are reporting that they’re only getting notified through the Xbox app, so it’s worth checking multiple devices.
This is a neat gesture from Xbox, who are no doubt hoping you’ll put your gift card towards a larger purchase. Of course, the Black Friday digital sale is live now for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members. The sale will go live for general Xbox users on November 24.
The freebie deal was posted out to reddit and on a UK-based deals website. Users on both platforms have had mixed results, so it’s not just me that Xbox has left behind. However, the majority commenting seem to be having some success with the promotion.
Let us know in the comments if this works for you!