Microsoft to give away $250 Xbox gift card in apology for outage errors Message: Microsoft will be emailing out $250 gift cards to its online store to all people who experienced errors when trying to purchase

According to Mariah Carey, at least, it’s November, which means the holiday season has begun (according to Mariah Carey, at least). Microsoft appears to have already started celebrating by emailing users gift cards to the Microsoft Store.

If I hadn’t seen this tweet, I wouldn’t have checked my email for my Xbox live account.

There’s no telling who can get the gift cards or how Microsoft decides who receives them.

If you received a gift card, you might want to spend it on new Microsoft products. In September, Microsoft announced a slew of new Surface devices that may pique your interest. If you’re a gamer, I recommend the fantastic Forza Horizon 5, which was released Tuesday.