You can now head into your local Dollar General store to purchase Xbox Live Gold memberships and Microsoft Points at the register. This doesn’t mean those things will be sold for a dollar, but it does mean Dollar General will not be dealing in physical Xbox Live prepaid cards like other outlets. Instead, cashiers will be able to scan a barcode for Microsoft Points and Xbox Live Gold memberships. Once the transaction is complete, the code to redeem the points or membership will be printed on the receipt.
Since Dollar General is not relying on prepaid cards, the stores never have to worry about selling out of digital currency for Xbox Live. It also helps cut down on the plastic waste that accumulates from the many Xbox Live cards that get thrown away after they’re used.
Dollar General may seem like a strange place to buy Microsoft Points, but the company makes a good deal of money. Dollar General’s third-quarter 2012 sales and earnings report states the company’s net income was $208 million during the 13-week period that ended on November 2. Dollar General reported higher sales and operating profit as well.
Source [PR Newswire]