In 2010, Microsoft began its Xbox Live Rewards program, and now they are celebrating its 5th birthday by sending at least some members of that program a nice surprise. The company is emailing free Xbox gift codes to those members as part of their anniversary celebration. According to reports, some users are getting $15 gift codes while others are getting codes worth as much as $50.

Xbox Live Rewards

In case you are unfamiliar with Xbox Live Rewards, the free program allows owners of Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to earn points based on their activity on Xbox Live, such as playing games, downloading apps, and purchasing games as well. Those points can be converted to money that's added to a gamer's Microsoft account that can be used to purchase games, movies and TV shows from the Xbox Store.

In addition to the free Xbox gift code, Microsoft will also celebrate the 5th anniversary of Xbox Live Rewards with a special day on December 15 where users can get some more unnamed freebies.

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