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mbelsky 676 743 January 27, 2014 at 11:17 AM in Free / Freebie (3)
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Just learned about Microsoft's App Builder Rewards. Their tagline is "Code apps. Complete quests. Get Rewards.". Seems like you can get some rewards without actually coding any apps.

Go to https://build.windowsstore.com/rewards and click on Step 1: Sign up for App Builder rewards and get 1,000 just for signing up.

Once you have created your account, do as many of the "Quests" as you can without actually creating any apps and you should have accumulated 3000 points total. This will require that you do the "Student" quest where you change your profile to say you are a student and choose your "school" from a list. You can always change your profile back after earning the points. Basically, use the black navigation bar on bottom of page to find any Quests you have not done already.

Many of the Quests make it sound like you actually have to follow through with something once you go to the linked site, but I got my bonus points by going as far as I could without doing anything major, then returning to the main site (you should then see your bonus total increase).

One of the Rewards is Halo 4 for Xbox 360 for 3000 points. If you do not want this, you can wait to try to earn 500 more points to get a free copy of Windows 8 Pro Upgrade.

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Last Edited by msk2982 January 27, 2014 at 03:31 PM
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#3
how long does this process take? cost/benefit analysis will determine if i move forward.
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Took me about 8 minutes moving slow. Not sure how to get the extra 450 points to get a free win 8 though.
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AWESOME! Took a few minutes to go through every hoop, but worth it!

Best of all (well, for me, at least), they're mailing the Halo 4 disc itself. I assumed this would be a download.

THANKS!
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Quote from scratchdesk View Post :
Took me about 8 minutes moving slow. Not sure how to get the extra 450 points to get a free win 8 though.
That's where I'm at... how do we do that?
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A lot of them you don't even have to do and can just close the page.

Thanks OP, redeeming the reward indicated ~3 weeks for fulfillment.

Also, probably obvious for working on the MS site but Chrome would NOT have all of the functionality. I had to use IE to complete the quests.
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Quote from timironi View Post :
A lot of them you don't even have to do and can just close the page.

Thanks OP, redeeming the reward indicated ~3 weeks for fulfillment.

Also, probably obvious for working on the MS site but Chrome would NOT have all of the functionality. I had to use IE to complete the quests.
For what it's worth, I used Chrome and it went through just fine.
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I used Chrome as well. Thanks OP!
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#10
I also used chrome and went through fine. Stuck at 450 remaining.
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Used Chrome, took about 10 minutes of clicking and picked up 3050 relatively easily. Ordered Halo 4. Thanks OP.
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I also used chrome and went through fine. Stuck at 450 remaining.
I had to go through and re-edit my profile twice, in order for the student bonus and another bonus to go through.

Try everything until you come to a point where it says "go back to main" or you have to submit an app. A couple bonuses require taking multiple steps in order for all points to go through.
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I had to go through and re-edit my profile twice, in order for the student bonus and another bonus to go through.

Try everything until you come to a point where it says "go back to main" or you have to submit an app. A couple bonuses require taking multiple steps in order for all points to go through.
As far as I can tell, there's no way to get more than 3050 points without creating an app.
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#14
How do you actually do the quests? Mine are all grayed out.

Nvm. I see the quest button down at the very bottom of the screen.
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Last edited by futr_vision January 27, 2014 at 12:28 PM
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Stupid question, but how do you start a quest? I don't see anything on the quest icons that is clickable...
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