Microsoft is offeringto Microsoft Rewards members who can wrack up at least 4,000 Rewards Points before February 2nd or while supplies last. This freebie is technically always available to rewards members, but it normally requires 5,000 points to redeem, making this incentive a .
If you’ve already been participating in the Microsoft Rewards ecosystem, chances are good you’re well on your way to stacking 4,000 points. Assuming that’s the case, you may want to try for the slightly more premiumwhich requires 8,000 points. Note that this is also a bonus 20% discount off the usual 10,000 point requirement.
These gift cards will be valid for three months after adding them to your account. You can redeem the gift cards to buy assorted Xbox games, devices and other accessories on the Microsoft Store. According to user SeepyFluid, the last time gift cards went on sale was in July, so if you’re interested, you’d better catch this rewards deal before it disappears again.
While February 2nd is coming up fast, the good news is you can sign up for Microsoft Rewards today and start earning rewards points for free. If you’re just signing up for the rewards program now, it might be difficult for you to reach 4,000 rewards points in the next couple weeks, but it’s still a good idea to start saving up for the next redemption incentive. You can already earn 500 points by just installing Bing to your phone and a bonus 2,500 points if you buy or rent movies this month.
What Is Microsoft Rewards and How Does It Work?
Microsoft Rewards is a free-to-join loyalty program that gives you Rewards Points for using Microsoft products and services. You can redeem points for all kinds of things, including sweepstakes entries, Game Passes, apps, movie rentals, gift cards and even charitable donations.
To sign up for Microsoft Rewards:
- Navigate to Microsoft Rewards homepage and click “Sign Up For Free.”
- You’ll be prompted to log into your Microsoft account (or to create a new account if you don’t already have one). If you have an Xbox Live account, use the same login info here.
- Answer the questions that pop up about your preference in Microsoft products and rewards, then you’re good to go.
How Do You Earn Points?
Once your account is set up, there are a variety of ways to earn Microsoft Rewards Points, including:
Racking up Microsoft Rewards points might take a while, but it’s one of the easier ways to cash in on a new Xbox game! Microsoft will periodically offer special promotions to earn bonus points, so check your account regularly to ensure you catch all the high-point offers.
What’s the Difference Between Level 1 and Level 2 Rewards?
When you first sign up for a Microsoft Rewards account you’ll be at Level 1. To reach Level 2, you have to earn; you then remain Level 2 as long as you continue earning at least 500 points per month.
The primary difference between the two levels is how quickly you accumulate points. A Level 1 user can earn up to 50 points per day from Bing searches (5 points per search, limit 10 searches per day). However, Level 2 users have a considerably higher cap of 50 searches per day (30 desktop and 20 mobile), meaning they can earn up to 250 points in the same time span.
The same principle applies when earning points for purchases on the Microsoft store. Level 1 users receive 1 point for every dollar they spend while shopping through Microsoft, whereas Level 2 users receive 10 points per dollar.
With this in mind, we recommend new users try to reach Level 2 before going after any Bing search or purchase points. There are plenty of other ways to hit 500 points, and if you can hold off you’ll receive significantly more overall points for your efforts.
What Types of Rewards Can You Earn?
While 12 months of free Xbox Live Gold is one of the more premium offerings in the Microsoft Rewards program, there are plenty of fun prizes that cost way less than 29,000 points. Notable rewards include:
In the end, the Microsoft Rewards program is hard to say no to. It’s free to sign up for and you don’t have to do much to start using your points. While you’re at it, why not set up a Deal Alert on some Xbox games or Microsoft products? We’ll let you know when they go on sale, and you might even earn some points for your purchase.
Thanks to SeepyFluid for posting the original deal thread.
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