Microsoft started the week off with some interesting news that came as a surprise to the world of gaming. The Xbox Mastercard was announced in partnership with Barclays US Consumer Bank, a leading cobranded credit card issuer in the United States that has partnered with many companies already.
The Xbox Credit Card will allow users to earn card points with everyday purchases and can redeem them those points on Xbox for games and more. Starting on September 21, the Xbox Mastercard will be available to Xbox Insiders in the United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. Availability to all Xbox players in the United States will come sometime in 2024.
For every $1 you spend you will earn points, but specific purchases can earn you more than double. Here’s the information below:
Xbox & Microsoft – Earn 5x card points on eligible products at the Microsoft Store.
Streaming Services – Earn 3x card points on eligible streaming services like Netflix and Disney+.
Dining Delivery Services – Earn 3x card points on eligible dining delivery services like Grubhub and DoorDash.
Everyday purchases – Earn 1x card points on all other everyday purchases.
Microsoft shared more benefits for the Xbox Credit Card below including a bonus of 5,000 card points (a $50 value) after their first purchase, three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for new Game Pass members after their first purchase, and providing an option of 5 different card designs with the ability to put your Gamertag on it.
You can read more about the Xbox Mastercard here.