Microsoft has announced a new Xbox Mastercard in partnership with Barclays. The card is designed to reward gamers for their spending, offering exclusive gaming rewards and other benefits.
Cardmembers will earn one reward point for each dollar spent on everyday purchases, but the incentive grows to five points per dollar spent at the Microsoft Store. Purchases made at some streaming (including Netflix and Disney+) and dining (including Grubhub and DoorDash) services will also earn three points per dollar. Reward points are each worth a penny to be redeemed on Xbox games and add-ons.
In addition to the rewards program, the Xbox Mastercard also offers a number of other benefits, including:
- A bonus of 5,000 card points (a $50 value) after your first purchase with the card
- Three free months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate after using the Mastercard for the first time (transferable to a friend if you’re already a subscriber)
- Free access to your FICO credit score
- Contactless payments and digital wallet compatibility
The Xbox Mastercard will be available in five iconic designs, and you can optionally personalize it with your Xbox Gamertag. It will launch exclusively for Xbox Insider Program members in the US on September 21, and will open to all US-based Xbox users next year.
The Xbox Mastercard is a great option for gamers who want to save money on their favorite games and other entertainment purchases. With its exclusive gaming rewards and other benefits, it’s a must-have for any Xbox fan.
Here are some additional thoughts on the Xbox Mastercard:
- The card’s rewards program is particularly generous for gamers who spend a lot of money on the Microsoft Store. With five points per dollar spent, you can quickly rack up rewards that can be redeemed for new games, add-ons, and other digital content.
- The other benefits offered by the Xbox Mastercard are also valuable. The sign-up bonus and free months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are worth a combined $100, and the free access to your FICO credit score is a nice bonus.
- The card’s design options are also appealing, and the ability to personalize it with your Xbox Gamertag is a nice touch.
Overall, the Xbox Mastercard is a great option for gamers who are looking for a credit card that rewards them for their spending. With its exclusive gaming rewards and other benefits, it’s a must-have for any Xbox fan.