xbox gold family account purchasing points

I am the primary member of our xbox gold live account, but another family member wishes to purchase some points for an in game purchase-how do we do this?
 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 110 Applies to:

im going to ps4......... xbox haves lost me

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To add points to a Gold Family Account non-primary member, and not have to go through the Primary Account's Xbox "grant points" process, do the following:

-- Buy a prepaid code for points from somewhere, such as Amazon.com or Gamestop or wherever

-- Follow the directions on this page to add the points: support.xbox.com/.../redeem-prepaid-codes

-- You can redeem the code directly on the Xbox console that you have your Family Member account on, or you can login at Xbox.com with your Family Member account and enter it there.

You can do this as a Family *Member*, you do not have to be the Primary Member to add points in this fashion.

Hope this helps!

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Tried that didnt work

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The individual can buy msp prepaid codes and redeem them as a secondary account.

Amazon.com is fantastic for that. They will email you the code if you choose "online game code" option.

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Hey Dyas Monroe! It sounds like you might be interested in posting in our Xbox LIVE Feedback/Wishlist forum since you don't quite have a support question. There your comment can get surfaced to the right people! :)

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This is a drag. I'm the account holder and my brother would like to buy points for his gamertag and everytime he has to call me and I have to buy points and transfer them to him. Having to buy a prepaid card online isn't the most efficient way to do things. I really wish they'd make this easier for people that aren't the account holder enter their credit card info for personal buying option.

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Hello Robo,

only the primary member can buy points but you can share to others.

How do I share points with family members (secondary accounts)?

The primary member on the Gold Family Pack membership can give Microsoft Points to other family members (secondary members), so that they can make purchases on Xbox LIVE.

Give points to family members

1.On your console, sign in to Xbox LIVE using the Family Pack primary account (the account used to sign up for the Family Pack membership).

2.Go to Settings, and then select Family.

3.Select the member that you want to give points to.

4.Select Grant Allowance.

5.Follow the on-screen instructions to give Microsoft Points to the secondary member. Points that you give to a secondary member cannot be reversed later.

Note If you don’t have enough points in your account, you’ll be prompted to add more points before giving points to the secondary member.

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you can buy ms points with the primary and grant allowance to the secondary or you can purchase a prepaid ms points card and have him or her redeem it on her account

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