If you're after an Xbox or a new laptop on Black Friday, you may be in luck.
Microsoft is sending out 50,000 virtual gift cards for its online store to randomly selected customers with some of them worth up to $100.
The giftcards count as credit on Microsoft's online store, and can be used to buy anything from a new Surface laptop to Xbox consoles or accessories. The credit will be valid until 31st December.
It's worth checking your spam folder as the giveaway isn't appearing in everybody's inboxes straight away.
The giftcards are being sent to any kind of Microsoft account, including an old Skype email or your Xbox Live account, so make sure to check all of them.
A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed the giveaway, and told The Verge : "To help spread holiday cheer, Microsoft Store has surprised a total of 50,000 U.S. customers with virtual gift cards via email."
"25,000 customers will receive a $100 Microsoft Gift Card while 25,000 others will receive a $10 Microsoft Gift Card ahead of this holiday season."
"These randomly selected recipients can redeem their gift card on Microsoft Store through December 31, 2021 and spend it within 90 days of redemption.
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Lucky winners of the giveaway have taken to Twitter to share the news, saying that the credit arrived in their inboxes.
One user wrote: "I wouldn’t have bothered to check the email I use for my Xbox live account if I didn’t see this tweet. Thanks!"
The giveaway reportedly began earlier this week, giving Microsoft users a much-needed financial boost before the sales.
Sadly, the giveaway is restricted to the US, and there's no word on whether a similar giveaway is set to take place in Europe or elsewhere.
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