Buy an Xbox Series S in the Memorial Day sales and get a free $50 gift card

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This year's Memorial Day sales are so jampacked with cheap TVs, appliances and furniture that we're left longing for deals on some gaming tech. And while the PlayStation Days of Play sale is a good option if you own a Sony console, things are looking bleak for Microsoft fans. Until now, that is, with this promotion on an Xbox Series S with a free $50 Xbox gift card at Newegg.

The Xbox Series S is positioned as Microsoft's budget-friendly console and will set you back $299.99. It's great value at that price, too, especially for those who want to get involved with some current-gen gaming but don't need the absolute top-of-the-line hardware. Then, with the $50 Xbox gift card included in this promotion, you can pick up a couple of games for the console and play straight away.

Or, a wise move may be to use those free funds and pair the console up with Xbox Game Pass. Do that and you'll have access to over 100 top Xbox games - including first-party Microsoft releases such as Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5 - all for one affordable subscription fee of $9.99 per month. That's a fantastic five months of free gaming.

Xbox Series S + free $50 gift card

Xbox Series S + $50 Xbox gift card: $299.99 at Newegg
Save $50

Xbox Series S + $50 Xbox gift card: $299.99 at Newegg
Save $50
– With this gift card, you effectively save $50 off the price of the Xbox Series S. Use these funds to buy games on the Microsoft Store for your new console. Or, a more savvy move, is to spend it on an Xbox Game Pass subscription at $9.99 a month and get access to over 100 Xbox games to pick and choose from. It'll last you five months: loads of time to try everything from big blockbusters Gears 5 and Psychonauts 2 to curious indies such as Trek to Yomi and Dicey Dungeons.

After more deals this Memorial Day? We've got you covered here at TechRadar with our hubs dedicated to all the Memorial Day TV sales and Memorial Day appliance sales. We'll continue to update these with all the latest offers across the holiday weekend.

James Pickard
Senior Deals Editor

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his personal use, he decided to make it his job to share all the best bargains and coupon codes with you. James also has almost a decade of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting or stacking coupon codes to get the biggest savings, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.