If you want an new way to buy Microsoft points or even Xbox Live Gold memberships, and you have a Dollar General store nearby, you are now in luck. The budget store has just announced a new method to buy both of Microsoft's online services without having to buy a physical pre-paid card.
Dollar General's press release reveals that the retailer has teamed up with InComm for a new service that delivers Microsoft points and Xbox Live Gold memberships on a receipt at the register. The press release states, "At point-of-sale, Dollar General's cashiers simply scan a UPC and generate a receipt noting the number of points or membership period available and instructions for redemption."
The system lets people purchase points in $19.99, $24.99, $49.99 and $59.99 denominations. So what's the advantage over just paying for a physical pre-paid card? Basically, you can get now Microsoft points at your local Dollar General store without having to worry that they have run out of their pre-paid cards.
There's going to be a lot of people who get Xbox 360 consoles for Christmas, which means there will be a lot of kids who will like to get Microsoft points to download content for their new consoles. This new Dollar General system means that they can get those points without a credit card and without having to worrying that there are not enough Microsoft points cards to go around.
Source: Dollar General-InComm press release | Image via Dollar General