Add money to your Microsoft account

Applies to: Microsoft StoreMicrosoft account

  • You can add money to your Microsoft account with a gift card that lets you buy products and services from the Microsoft Store. Anytime you redeem a Microsoft gift card, it automatically adds that amount to your Microsoft account credit.
    • Make sure your payment methods are current on your Microsoft account. For more info about this, see Change the payment method or credit card linked to your Microsoft account or Payment options and orders.
    • Go to the gift cards page in the Microsoft Store and select either Xbox or Microsoft gift card.
    • From the drop-down menu, select the amount of money you want to purchase and add that amount to your cart.
    • Go through the checkout process (you’ll need to sign in to your Microsoft account, so have your password ready).
    • Make sure that you're the recipient. If you aren't, enter your name and email address as the recipient, and complete your purchase.
    • Confirm that you've received an email with the gift code. Go to the Redeem page. If you have more than one Microsoft account, confirm you're signed in to the right one.
    • Enter the code and select Next. The entire amount associated with the code will be added to your Microsoft account.
  • Note: If you have a subscription to a Microsoft product such as Xbox Live or Office 365, you can extend it directly. Sign in to your Microsoft account services & subscriptions to change your subscription, or learn more about how to turn on recurring billing for your Microsoft subscription.