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Deal alert: 20% off gift cards to the Windows Store to buy apps and games

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Saving money is awesome. Saving money on things you use all the time is even more awesome. Which is why we’re telling you guys and gals about this deal to save on your next app or game purchase in the Windows Phone Store, Windows Store or Xbox One game store. Slickdeals found a promo code that saves 20% on Windows Store gift cards. Those cards work anywhere with your Microsoft account. Read on for the details and savings!

The promo code is good for Newegg (www.newegg.com), a popular online electronics retailer. They offer Windows Store gift cards in increments from $5 all the way up to $100. Head to the product page, select your gift card value and apply the promo code ‘EMCPGWB87’ save 20%.

We just tried out the promo code and it worked fine. We picked up a $100 gift card to the Windows Store for just $80.

Head Newegg to grab the deal and use the promo code.

Source: Slickdeals

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Deal alert: 20% off gift cards to the Windows Store to buy apps and games

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Yeah it's a great deal. We all eventually buy apps/games for on Windows Phone / Windows 8 / Xbox One. Might as well save a bit of cash for more phones! ;)

I ordered 2 $100 cards on 2 separate orders with 2 email addresses but they cancelled the 2nd order after noticing that it was shipped to the same address and with the use of the same credit card. Not a very good criminal here. Guess I will live with 1 gift card :)

you don't even have to use multiple emails.  you can buy 1 of each type of card.  so if you wanted $200, get $100 card + $90 card + $10 card.  or $100 card + $80 card + $20 card.

Thanks! It'll take a while to go through these, but pretty big savings in the end. I used to buy MS points off of eBay (the actual card, not the fishy things where you had to log in with someone else's gamertag) and 20% off was a decent target to shoot for. Glad to see something similar is available now.

should've worked...  are you in the USA?  also, it turns out the higher denominations have limits (like the $100 gift card can only have a quantity of 1).  an associate bought a bunch of the $50 cards and he said there were no limits on the $50 cards.

Sam can we buy a gift card like this while sitting in India, and then set the region to usa on our lumia and buy apps, then set the region back to India ?
P.s. Dont look at me like "where did that come from" =))

FYI in case you didn't know you can however use Bing Reward Points for XBox Music monthly passes. Its great if your on a yearly plan to use before you start a new one. Provided you have the points of course

I actually got the code from NewEgg to work on my Music Pass subscription. Perhaps it is a new feature of the unified account system they have now.

And yes, I normally do use my Bing rewards for a month of Music Pass or Gold. However, I just spent a buuunch of points trying to get that Icon.

".com" means "commercial" not ".usa". Therefore a website can be ".com" and have zero connections with the USA.

Additionally, the top level domains can be purchased by anyone anywhere and for any reason, except .mil and possibly .edu. There is no enforcement of the rules. They are simply guidelines. There are plenty of wankers out there with .net that have nothing to do with networks, for example.

Make sure you have the checkbox below selected.  it says something about you are a newsletter subscriber.  Otherwise you cannot use it.  After the order you can go to your account and unsubscribe.

Waiting for this too long. But too late, I already bought a few app vouchers for very low prices from those new Lumia users who don't need them

I think you can use it if you change your Xbox live account region to US and buy apps/games from there. There a thread in forums here that discusses how to do this.

It goes towards your MS Account so it won't matter which one you get. I got my dad an Xbox one from my work (staff discounted), which he can still get WP apps etc.

Titanfall for 48 dollars! Hooray!!! (I'm actually not really sure if I'm goint to buy it yet since I still think it's pretty expensive). Maybe when it gets to 40.

Ha, I got mine's for free. They had it free for like 24-48 hours one day. There's an app called "myAppFree" so you can get a whole bunch of stuff for free, like an app free a day and discounts. I just review them as a thanks to the developers.

It's been a few hours, and they haven't sent mine yet. I had to make a Newegg account, so maybe there's a waiting period for new customers.

Did you receive the emails about a new account and confirming your order? Shortly after my order was charged (via PayPal), I received the email with the code. You won't see the code until you receive the payment successfully charged email.

8:08 pm order placed
8:10 pm order charged
8:25 pm code in my inbox

it's been an hour since I ordered mine. on the email, it says it could take up to 48 hours to verify credit card. This is my first purchase on newegg, so it may be likely to take longer than people who buy stuff there all the time.

NewEgg has laid claim to an awful lot of money from me over the years. Which explains why my order went through in about 17 minutes versus new customers to NewEgg.

~6:00pm (Pacific) account created
~6:05pm  order placed
6:12pm  order confirmation received
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7:34am  - card has not been charged, email has not been sent.

This helps compensate for the pricing discrepancy between physical and digital Xbox One games.

Great heads up! :D

 

I was already in bed when I saw this so I just grabbed my phone, downloaded the Newegg app and completed the purchase in a couple of minutes. Awesome. :D

Yes. It's good for Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Phone app store purchases.  And it doesn't expire. Very handy.