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Redeem gift cards to add money to your Microsoft account to make purchases for yourself and family members. Money can't be transferred to another Microsoft account and can't be converted from one currency to another.

Daily limits for redeeming and spending

Redeem gift cards to your Microsoft account up to a total of USD1,000* on any given day. If you have additional Microsoft accounts registered in your name or accounts that we have determined you created, you can redeem a gift card to any or all of your Microsoft accounts up to a total of USD5,000* on any given day, but not more than USD1,000* per Microsoft account. How we define gift cards

In most countries you can spend up to USD1,000* per day, with a limit of USD5,000 from any or all of your other Microsoft accounts, but not more than USD1,000* per Microsoft account.

Account balance limit

At any given time, the maximum amount of money you can store in your Microsoft account is USD1,000*, with a limit of USD5,000* stored in any or all of your other Microsoft accounts, but not more than USD1000* per Microsoft account.

Local laws might have further restrictions. If you exceed any of these restrictions, you might temporarily be unable to redeem money to your Microsoft account or make purchases using your account balance.

Country or region exceptions

* Consider the USD equivalent in your country or region's currency, with these exceptions:


Maximum Amount





Note: If you have a Microsoft account established in France, the limits above don't apply. Instead, your Microsoft account is limited so that in any 30-day period, you can only redeem up to EUR150 to your Microsoft account and you can only purchase Products with account balance up to EUR150.

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