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

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

Sam Sabri