Introducing the Xbox LIVE Rewards program

 

It’s a brand new way for Xbox LIVE members* to earn Microsoft points for doing things they already do on Xbox LIVE. Sign up and start earning Microsoft Points by watching movies and sports, playing games and more.  Plus, when you sign-up for Xbox LIVE Gold, or renew your membership you’ll earn even more. Sound good? We’re officially kicking off the program later today, but if you want to get in early hit the link below.

Get more details and join for free at Rewards.xbox.com

 

*This program is currently available in the US and UK only

 

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  • twisted poke

    Unless I am missing something this seems pretty worthless for existing Gold members. Really not that great for new members either. Pretty lame, imo.

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  • r3dreck

    Bout time, funny I bet they did it cuz people where holding onto their MS points, like me, waiting on decent XBLA games or add ons and they really never come. Though on the 21st I’ll be forking out some for the Vet pack.

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  • Thiago123

    < ---- Hmmm, wonder why I'm showing up as Silver. I guess this isn't setup to recognize the family account yet.

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  • Twister65

    < --- Another oddity... us Gold Family Pack peeps show as silver, not gold?

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  • Thiago123

    @Aber: Yeah, I would be interested to see if there is any retroactive points awarded as someone who recently signed up for family AND Netflix:/

    @r3dreck: Why would holding on to the points matter if you already paid Microsoft for them? If you do get some from the program, how would that make you spend them?

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  • xLoCk 0nx

    Yeah I’d like to see something for the people who have been xbox live gold members for a while already. Perhaps reward every member with a certain number of MS points for each year of tenure they have accumulated.

    The rewards scheme so far really seems directed at new ‘Kinect’ members who will unlikely benefit as much as the core user base. Rewarded for doing stuff I already do? Not really. I “already” renewed my xbox live gold, will I be rewarded for this? Unlikely. I highly doubt this program will work retroactively, so for anyone else who just recently renewed your gold, you just got screwed.

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  • xLoCk 0nx

    @blackdevil4589: you realise the concept of leaving your dashboard running for 20 hours is flawed in several ways. 1. The electricity costs of running your xbox for that long would probably outweight the trivial MS point rewards and 2. Do you seriously think Microsoft would reward people for being idle on their dashboard and in-game?

    Early achievements and completing games would be a great opportunity to reward xbox users with MS points.

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  • krisxx

    free stuff and ppl still bitch and cry and say it aint worth it! lol! I’ll gladly take free MS points!

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  • xLoCk 0nx

    I’ve just sat and read through the list again. It seems overwhelmingly obvious that this whole rewards scheme is just another marketting tool to entice new users. Look down that list and tell me where it benefits existing users significantly.

    This scheme won’t work retroactively, so don’t expect to be rewarded for anything you’ve just recently purchased. But you know what, I bet for the “make your 1st purchase on xbox LIVE marketplace” reward it will “conveniently” work retroactively so that we existing users dont get it.

    Until I see something about tenure, achievements or game completion, this is nothing to get excited about.

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  • TBizzle4Shizzle

    Believe me, I greatly despise the people who always act as if they are constantly owed something by the gaming industry, but this seems to be nearly useless for people who have been around for years, and especially for the many who have banked a few years of subscriptions recently with the sales right before the price hike. Of the short list that is shown, I can only participate in 3 of them, those being purchasing select content, taking a monthly survey, and participate in promotions. I previously had Netflix linked with my account, but got rid of the service almost a year ago. Will I still get a reward if I signed up again?

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  • Twister65

    @Thiago123 Too funny, we noticed the lack of gold at the same time.:)

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  • aStrangeDisease

    No rewards for Canadians = lame.
    I want to get the family pack too, but I’m going to wait until they fix these stupid bugs that make you show up as silver and child accounts. Can you please tell us when this will be fixed, Major?

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  • blackdevil4589

    @xLock onX.. It was just an idea. With “20 hours on your dashboard ” i don`t mean people just letting their console on. Just a reward for people playing alot with their xbox^^. They could stop counting time as soon as the dashboard was at one window for more than 10 minutes.

    Do at least something where everybody here could get a little reward. The rewards now are almost useless! I already bought a 12 month subscription and so i can`t get all these ms points already. We don`t have netflix here, so no points for this as well! A Reward for stuff you can do on your console would be great. This Survery thing is a good start! More of this things please:).

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  • DarkGin87

    something i predicted and suggested a few years back, nice one

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  • Thiago123

    @Twister65 haha yeah I laughed too, especially since we both used “< --". Great Minds Think Alike I guess haha

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  • Tyger Cheex

    @Thiago123 & @aber, sadly not it would appear. I asked the same thing of AceyBongos (the UK’s “major nelson”) on twitter and he said “Check ts and cs, don’t think so unfortunately” Shame!

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  • CochransLac

    Signed up also, this sounds cool.

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  • DaCreme197

    Only available in the US and UK? Oo ….

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  • SinedX360

    And France ? I know, the wine is better !😉
    Cheers
    Sined
    http://www.xbla360.fr

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  • Muzzymate

    Is it possible to sign up yet? When I sign in, it tells me to upgrade to Gold – I’m already a Family Gold account subscriber. If I have to call Xbox Support for another hour and a half to get this fixed, I’m going to be annoyed. Really want to know what’s going on with my account.

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  • Chicken Wyng

    This is basically the same thing they had earlier this year for select Live members. I was a part of this and it wasn’t that bad. Basically if you buy content on the Marketplace you will see some rewards back. That includes purchasing movies, game content, renewing your membership etc. For those of us that have been long time Gold members, don’t expect anything retroactive. My only complaint I had was that there were times that I purchased some stuff and never got credit for it towards my reward points. Other than that I’m not really going to complain about being rewarded for my gaming habits.

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  • Chicken Wyng

    I forgot to add that rewards points for renewing your Gold would have to be through the Marketplace and not using a card bought at the store.

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  • Tjoeb123

    This is cool and all, and I’ve been a member for a while now (as in for a few months), but how do we earn points for all of the stuff I’ve already done? (for instance, I’ve just renewed my Gold subscription (and in the most generous way!), and I currently use Netflix and been have for a while.)

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  • r3dreck

    @Thiago123 Holding onto them isn’t buying anything. When you buy you tend to buy more points… I know I do. The less you buy on XBL the less points you buy. I’ve been sitting on over 2k of points for a while (mostly waiting on the Vet pack), maybe 4-5 months… bud is at 3-4k for longer.

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  • TBizzle4Shizzle

    For everyone that’s honestly asking if they can retroactively be rewarded for everything they’ve already done… you’re kidding me, right? If I went to Best Buy to sign up for a Reward Zone membership and asked if I could get points back for the thousands of dollars I’ve spent there previously, they’d laugh me out of the store.

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