Microsoft has announced today that it has teamed with Barclays to create the "Xbox Mastercard", which is an all-new credit card that launches for Xbox Insiders on September 21st and everyone else (in the US) in 2024.
This card, which is exclusive to the 50 United States, will allow users to earn points for Xbox games and add-ons based on their purchases. Here's an example of what you can expect, courtesy of Xbox Wire:
- Xbox & Microsoft – Earn 5x card points on eligible products at the Microsoft Store.
- Streaming Services – Earn 3x card points on eligible streaming services like Netflix® and Disney+®.
- Dining Delivery Services – Earn 3x card points on eligible dining delivery services like Grubhub® and DoorDash®.
- Everyday purchases – Earn 1x card points on all other everyday purchases.
In addition to these, cardmembers will get various benefits including 5,000 card points ($50 value) after their first purchase, three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (for new members) after their first purchase and more.
If you're interested in signing up, firstly make sure you're part of the Xbox Insider program - the card will become available in waves throughout the rest of 2023 to Insider members. On September 21st, you'll be able to apply for it.
Here's a bit more information about the Xbox Mastercard direct from the Xbox team:
"We know players are interested in getting more value from Xbox, and we’ve heard feedback from the community that they want more ways to get value from their purchases. Today, I’m excited to share that we are introducing the no annual fee1 Xbox Mastercard in partnership with Barclays US Consumer Bank, a leading cobranded credit card issuer in the United States.
With the Xbox Mastercard credit card, players can earn card points with everyday purchases to redeem on games and add-ons at xbox.com. The Xbox Mastercard will be available exclusively to Xbox Insiders in the 50 United States beginning on September 21, with availability to all Xbox players in the 50 United States coming in 2024."