Adding money to your own account balance

  1. To add money to your Microsoft Account balance, you need to redeem a Microsoft gift card. If you don't have one, you can purchase a gift card.

Adding money to a child's account balance

  1. Go to

  2. Find your family member and click Add money.

  3. Select the amount of money you would like to add and click Next.

  4. Select your form of payment or select Add a way to pay.

Adding a way to pay

  1. Go to the Payment options page of your account dashboard.

  2. Select Add a new payment method.

  3. Select the type of payment method you want to add, add your info, and select Save.

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