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Act quick to get $5 in your Microsoft account for free (It's over!)

Windows Phone

Want an extra five bucks to spend on some new Windows Phone apps or games? Today's your lucky day if you're a resident of the United States. Video game retailer GameStop has a little promo on their website that will net you $5 towards your Microsoft account.


How do you grab it? Easy, be keep in mind you'll need your Facebook account handy and you'll need to be a resident of the U.S. according to the GameStop website.

Head to the Xbox One section on GameStop's website and scroll all the way down. You'll find a little box where you can enter in your email to claim those $5 on your Microsoft account. The cash is coming to your account from the #XBLGoldMineATGS Treausure Hunt Thursday promotion. All you need to do is drop your email and like some page on Facebook to get that cash applied to your Microsoft account. You'll then get a code that you can redeem for $5 in your Microsoft account.

Once the $5 is in your Microsoft account, you can use it in the Windows Phone Store, Windows Store or to buy some Xbox games. Not a bad thing to do for 30 seconds of work.

Nab the promo and let us know what app or game you're going to buy. Feeling left out that it's U.S. only? Don't forget to check out Hidden Gems page for your chance to win a prize every day!

P.S. A lot of you outside the U.S. are apparently able to get the $5. Does this work for you outside the U.S.? Let us know your region below in the comments. Enjoy!

P.P.S. And just like... it's apparently over. Hope you were able to snag a few dollars for apps and games.

Source: GameStop Via: @WPScoops



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Sam Sabri says:

All I do is win! An extra $5 in my account.

IceDree says:

Weeen weeeeennnn weeeeeennnn all I do is weeeeeennnnn

hotraia says:

Edit: I am not from the us and I have got them

Anubis4574 says:

Windows 8/8.1: Go into 'My Account', and input your promo code

Deaconclgi says:

Open "Wallet" on your windows phone, hit the plus sign (+), scroll down and then select "add Microsoft gift card. Sign in with your Microsoft Accound and enter your $5 code. You will then see the balance of your Microsoft Account upgrade instantly.


Someone report this guy! Jk awesome... I wasn't as lucky since I've been working all day (on my birthday).

Richard_Indy says:

Today is my birthday too. Happy cobirthday to you

WPUserRevolt says:

@WPUserRevolt - Follow us on TWITTER, we need to show we want better apps.

Why do you guys keep doing that? :-/

Sam,this might sound really strange but I don't live in USA and I'm not 18 years of age but still I got a gift code!Even my fb's profile is set to Pakistan.Is this a glitch?Ah,who cares?Got $5 in my account,better buy some games :D Thanks a lot for the tip WPC and Sam,and thanks a lot for the glitch,Gamestop! :D So happy. :D

Now my next target is a 1320 from Hidden Gems,I hope I win one.You guys rock (y) :D

Sam Sabri says:

Usama, that just makes you a baller!

Baller:a successful person. Typically used to refer to men, and often implies an abundance of money, women, nice clothes, expensive cars, etc. 
He's a baller. 


Then yes,I guess I am :D :p

Yousef Kawmi says:

Wow, it's the glitch day i just got 15$ from it, (used my family's account)
but bought readit and still got 15$ 

Then you're an ultra baller xD

Yousef Kawmi says:

Haha yeah kinda !

Strange but it worked for me as well (India). I tried after i saw your comment, Thanks!
@Sam you should remove the "U.S. only" from the title, it keeps people away from the article :P

flygeani says:

Edit: It's working, even if you are not from US.

Wam1q says:

I easily got it from outside the US.

Yousef Kawmi says:

Lol, yeah me too
shh don't tell them :P

fwaits says:

Got money on my mind, I can never get enough...  Everytime I step up in the building everbody's hands go up!  And they stay therrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre!

Wam1q says:

Check on

I missed it! It's already gone!

DaiaX says:

Ahhh i am missed, i am very sad.

Sameer Beri says:

i missed too ):

S Vaibhav says:

Oh man I missed this :( I just woke up this morning and saw the article. Can't they do such promos in the day time lol

nonartistic says:

got anyone a extra code ? i miss it :(

umangpop777 says:

I want it ... I am in India

fraztto says:

Use some proxy

WPUserRevolt says:

@WPUserRevolt - Follow us on TWITTER, we need to show we want better apps.

DVELOPinc says:

How about we all follow you on Twitter and just spam the hell out of you.

Exactly -_-
WPC team,please ban this spammer -.-

WPUserRevolt says:

Hi Sir. Why would you do that?

Because you are spamming WPCentral in every article -.-

WPUserRevolt says:

Sorry about that. It wasn't my intention annoying you.

Briggy420 says:

You did a good job at it anyways

Xzrane says:

Yeah! Got one. Thanks for the heads up!

Lumia 8x says:

Too bad they now have your info.

crise says:

Seems US only

L Beezy says:

Got it! Makin' it rain in the Windows store yo!

SteggyDad says:

Got it, mo money

salehis18 says:

What is Hidden Gems page??

SwimSwim says:

Damn, if only I had Facebook. :/

Sam Sabri says:

Check this page out bae

Edit: No clue why this is replying to you. I am replying to that guy above. I'll let our tech team know something is funky up. 

There's one more thing Sam, sometimes my replies are posted as comments in the WPCentral app for WP...

ahmu86 says:

That happens all the time... Happened to me like 4-5 times now... And that reply to the next post has also happened once or twice...

You know what else is messed up? We haven't had email notifications for more than a week...

DVELOPinc says:

I thought it was just me not getting email notifications.

Yeah that's right!
Jay Bennette told he's working on it and suggested to reinstall the app. I did and it's still not working :/

psychotron says:

Why does everything need a damn Facebook account??? Grrrrrr! >:-[

Because it has spread like a virus...

iop777 says:

Works fine in Canada! Got my $5.

UKintel says:

England loses twice in one night

ahmu86 says:

I feel pity for England... As soon as they see and international game they lose it... I dunno why it happens to them always... And I am an Italia supporter but feel bad for them... Henderson, welbeck, jagielka, glen Johnson of all the ppl... Seriously? I think Gerrard brings all the bad luck...

I will not be bribed to join Facebook!

simphf says:

We've got one with a brain here. Kill it with fire before it teaches the others.

bayotte says:

What's new, all Microsoft and Windows Phone perks are U.S. only.

DVELOPinc says:

Need a bit of cheese and some violin music to go with that whine.

fwaits says:

It's a Gamestop promo, which I think is really only in the US, that's why...

Wam1q says:

Got it! Free money... I live outside the US...

MobileVortex says:

got $10 with my fbook and my wifes fbook :D


Over the course of the last 2 years ive gotten at least $200 free from things like this :D

WillSullivan says:

Every time I click a link in a wpcentral post and get redirected NOT to what it says but the posts-tagged-list ... I kill a kitten.

I have killed many kittens because of your misleading links.

Please, think of the kittens.

Camaroon says:

Nice, thanks guys. Got it!

Noam Bonnie says:

Well that's hardly free. It's $5 in exchange for my personal information. Ummm no thanks.

DVELOPinc says:

Well since the gov and everyone else already has your personal info, might as take 5 bucks for your troubles.

Sam Sabri says:

You don't have a dummy Facebook profile for contests and promos? N00b

ahmu86 says:

You owned the internet for the day... Specially for that "N00b"...

DVELOPinc says:

Thanks for the post guys! And Thanks to Gameloft!

Black Lumia says:

Where do I redeem it

DVELOPinc says:

Open Wallet, click +, select Microsoft Gift Card

PeterFnet says:


Click on Billing->Payment Options. Then click on Microsoft Account. Then click on Redeem Code.

phillip1230 says:

I got the code then what

Wam1q says:

Go to wallet in your app list and tap on + and then tap on add Microsoft gift card. Login, enter the promo code and you're done.

DVELOPinc says:

Read above you. :)

Black Lumia says:


DER1996 says:

YES  +5$ , You guys at WPCentral really need to do more of this kind of posts ;)  , and yes I know you have the hidden gems series , but I really think you need to review more stream line apps , e.g. booking hotels isn't really strem line compared to a note taking / gaming app for example . A music app would be great considering how catastrophic  Xbox music is on all platforms , I'm really starting to doubt some idiot deleted all the Zune source code or some other idiot kicked all of the zune team instead of the dumb marketing team .

kiddj55 says:

Follow @wpscoops for news on indie apps

AmGaD SaLaH1 says:

how to redeem it to microsoft account please ?

Everything is us only with ms

Wam1q says:

I got it easily outside the US.

DVELOPinc says:

Guess what, this one isn't Microsoft, its Gameloft. Get over it

Rainmarie says:

I don't use Facebook.

Get the code, change your WP region to US to spend it. Profit :)

Wam1q says:

Haha... Exactly. I don't live in the US, but I have my region already set to US to get Cortana. All went well for me. :)

Coincidentally I've got a few email accounts :)

Gordon2001 says:

Worked in germany too (with account) :)

portalfocus says:

I made it! Thanks you and im from Dominican Republic

chris88492 says:

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS. This website is great

LTTG says:

Ughh I got the code and then it disappeared :( please help me :(

Kadcidxa says:

Yay, thanks. I got mines! :)

Black Lumia says:

Will they do this every week?

Think ill use it for bf4 naval strike.

Deaconclgi says:

Naval Strike is awesome!

Solved changing the region. Hahaha no one can defeat the inhabitants from the world. ;)

Yu Cheng says:

Toooooo late...

Wagan8r says:

Thanks, Sam! That was an easy $5.

First come first serve for free redemption code..
Q96NX-98Q44-YHPD7-VT887-BDT4J.. Take it have it love it

Davestrada says:

We can't use it since it asks personal mail and password

blackfire says:

Got it. Thanks Justin!! :-)

If your in America your dirty for that.. If not, no prob

Davestrada says:

Im from Colombia and I got it! Thank you Windows Phone Central!

KDoubleU says:

Got it thanks!

wiseguywood says:

Awesome and easy tip.  Thanks!

Deaconclgi says:

Get it, Got it, Good. Thanks Sam.

$5 richer. I plan am going to buy the $3.99 IAP in GT Racing 2 to support the Devs. Not because I have to but because I want to. Coding a game, especially one with such graphical fidelity isn't free or easy. $3.99 plus tax coming their way.

It's actually quite funny, I was going to buy the IAP during my lunch break but I decided to wait until after work, now I didn't have to spend any of my own money and the developer still gets money for their hard work.

A win-win in my book.

Thanks goes to Sam for posting, GameStop for giving and Gameloft for making.

onysi says:

wheres the box to put the email?  Theres nothing.

onysi says:

Sorry, the offer you tried to access has ended.



Gatlyn says:

Looks like the offer is over already! Got it before it ended. Thanks WPCentral!

felickz says:

Facebook oauth redirects never work on Windows phone

Jf.Vigor says:

It does. Just change your browser to show desktop sites instead of mobile ya nooblet

Darkgift says:

hmmm...not a nooblet, set to desktop, and still never works, soooooo......

tangooscar says:

And its expired. Bummer.

llan0 says:

Thank's. Regards from Spain.

Kooosh says:

This is why I come here. 

Cryio says:

So, I scannedthat thingy where I confirmed my voucher.


But how do I use the code? Where is the 5 dollars exactly saved? I currently don't have a credit card linked to my account because Microsoft blocked my card for whatever reason, so how can I use the 5$?

Juncker says:

  1. Log into your microsoft account (ex. hotmail/outlook)
  2. Click on your picture at the top right
  3. Click on the account settings option
  4. Click on 'Overview' under the billing section in the left side bar
  5. Click on 'redeem code' under 'Payment options'

Hope that helps :)

ZackTheNever says:

DAMGGGGG!!!! I missed it :/

alexgonzales says:

It didnt work for me it told me the offer has ended...

BataBole says:

Sorry, the offer you tried to access has ended. Lucky me :D

SaucePolicy says:

"Sorry, the offer you tried to access has ended."

HM02 says:

Damn it just ended. I was trying to get a few more codes. I got at least 5$

sarim_xyz says:

So, the offer has ended now. Glad I got it in time :D Thanks WPCentral!!

frostphase says:

And they're gone

Juncker says:

Got it!  Thanks for the tip!

Looks like it ended now though.  I referred it to my friend and it was gone before he got there...

Jf.Vigor says:

Same thing lol
I got it just in time

DANTE X40 says:

Literally looked a minute after it had expired!

phillip1230 says:

Thank you wam1q!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wam1q says:

Most welcome... :)

frostphase says:

I got... Nevermind lol thanks

Narciso Neto says:


xmarklive says:

What's facefu#k

dalydose says:

Sounds like a porn site.

icthusman1 says:

I'm feeling left out because I refuse to create a Facebook account.

Dusteater says:

And Facebook only, stupid.

Says offer has ended

LTTG says:

Oh come on :( the code disappeared how do I get it back please help meeee

HanhiSorsa says:

Got the code, but used phone to get that QR code, then closed my browser tab. Sooo actually didin't get the money, damn!...

LTTG says:

Same here :( shouldn't they send the code by email??

Yousef Kawmi says:

i'm pretty sure if you go there (to the same page) you will see the same code
but if you cleared your browser's cookies, it won't work..

WoodsMonk says:

Got a code, Didn't need facebook though?

TJ_UK says:

Just got it to work and im in the UK :)

Aqs DCFC says:

How? I've got it but when I tried to redeem voucher/code on my 925 or PC it says 'the gift card code does not match the contry or region of your Microsoft account'

rponting says:

Change your region to the US

jeffy78 says:

got one for me and my 2 boys!!

toph36 says:

It's done already. That was quick.

wp8-1 says:

Wtf it ended

James8561 says:

says it ended :(

Pissed of with this US only shit.


Someone use it. I got it but can't use it

James8561 says:

thank you! i got it!

awneze says:

damn I got $10 before it finally closed

I was JUST about to do it when it shut down. Oh well.

Montpbm says:

They are no longer doing it!!! Garbage!

TJ_UK says:

Where people were getting it out side the US it was through a VPN... at least thats what i did

Mon Sama says:

I didn't know how to redeem it so I used Bing Vision to scan the barcode. It said my code was successfully redeemed and the code disappeared. However I got nothing. How can it be redeemed when it didn't ask for my account. This was disgusting.

jharr100 says:

im going to need my wpc notifications to be a little faster - i was scrambing to get it - and it was posted 47 mins ago.

armandojv says:

AWESOME I got enough people to help me. And now I am going to enjoy a free Xbox one game($60) XD. It said act quick...

Tom Meismer says:

Not there anymore :/

Andrei Dorin says:

yeahh im gonna buy RAYman jungle run and another game because on asphalt 7 say insuficient founds dafuq it cost 4.99

Davestrada says:

Just bought INTO THE DEAD and paid for instagram video service with 6TAG, Thanks again wpCentral for this post!

llan0 says:

¿Eras colombiano? ¿como has hecho? yo soy de españa. Para canjearlo.

Andrei Dorin says:

Bought into the dead too now i have only 0.66 LOL

sd173 says:

Is it worth still trying?

sd173 says:

Never mind - it stopped fo sho. }:(

cesar ruiz1 says:

I'm in P.R and worked just fine.

MikeSo says:

Puerto Rico is part of the US so that makes sense...

Wam1q says:

Well, it did work outside the US. I've got nothing to do with the US, (I'm in the Middle East, I only have my phone region and language set to English US to have Cortana) yet I was able to get that money without any proxy or VPN, etc. Just did exactly what's said here.

cesar ruiz1 says:

Not always cause I can't use Bing rewards.

patrickwee says:

Resident in united states..... Sound like the provider are discriminating people other than united states?

Got it. Can't buy shit because I'm not from US. Useless...

Wam1q says:

Switch your region to the US and use your free money :)

Yousef Kawmi says:

Send it to me, or change the region to USA 
your choice :P

MikeSo says:

I got it. Then tried again with my son's account and it was over. Oh well better than nothing. :)

xzen10 says:

Sweet, I saw the $5 sitting in my account yesterday and wondered what it was for.

Sahil Kutty says:

Damn! I missed it.. :(

juanitoriv says:

I got it, I got it. Just bought...........

DEATH WORM!!!!!!!!!!!

Lol missed it..the one time i didn't check wpcentral.. Oh well..well done to all that have. Cant complain as i was lucky enough to get the free £20 gift app and 9 free xbox downloads for my new lumia 1520. By the way guys that free £20 ($25) gift app is still in the app store. Give that a shot as its still available. Just type gift app in the app store. Good luck guys and hope some of you get to claim that too on top

I stil have a code, just cant cash it in.
Anyone interested?


tw1st3d83 says:

send me code please :) tnx

Yes bro please send it if u can't cash it

rponting says:

I need it too bro. PM me please.

Alexis-1991 says:

I fell asleep and miss it:'(.