It's November which is officially the holiday season according to Mariah Carey. Microsoft seems to be celebrating the occasion by sending people gift cards to their Microsoft Store. There have been a few reports that people received legitimate email from Microsoft offering gift certificates for $10 and $100. The Microsoft Store Twitter account also confirmed the promotion in an exclusive message to The Verge.
If I hadn't seen this tweet, I wouldn't bother to check my email address for my Xbox Live account. Many thanks! pic.twitter.com/SYFoCcduQT -- Christian Cerda (@_cerdafied_) November 10, 2021
It is unclear who is eligible to receive gift cards and how Microsoft selects recipients. If you have a Microsoft email account, or have signed up for emails from Microsoft to receive them, you may want to check your mail to see if you have received a gift.
Microsoft has many new products you can purchase if you are lucky enough to have a gift certificate. Microsoft announced a new wave of Surface products in September. The excellent Forza Horizon 5 was released Tuesday. You could also use the money to purchase Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This will allow you to play Forza Horizon 5 right now, and Halo Infinite's campaign in December.
Updated November 10, 2017, 7:11 PM ET: The Microsoft Store Twitter account confirmed that the promotion was valid.