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Earn up to 10,000 Microsoft reward points for playing games this January

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Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S (Image credit: Matt Brown | Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • You can earn up to 10,000 Microsoft Rewards points for earning Gamerscore this month.
  • The number of reward points you earn matches how much Gamerscore you earn, up to 10,000 points.
  • You can use Microsoft Rewards to purchase gift cards, Xbox Game Pass subscriptions, and more.

Microsoft Rewards is a program that allows you to exchange earned points for Microsoft Gift Cards, Xbox Game Pass subscriptions, Xbox Live Gold subscriptions, and much more. It's one of the best Xbox features that you might not be using, and during the month of January, you can easily earn quite a few points. A new Microsoft Rewards challenge will earn you one Microsoft Rewards point for every Gamerscore point that you earn, with a limit of 10,000 Rewards points.

Twitter user NBA Kirkland spotted the challenge (via TrueAchievements. The challenge runs from January 6th until January 26th. During that time, every Gamerscore point you earn will be matched with a Microsoft Rewards point (up to its limit of 10,000).

To take part in the challenge, you need to download the Microsoft Rewards on Xbox (opens in new tab) app and activate the punch card.

What you can exchange Microsoft Rewards points for each month varies a bit from month to month, with the exact exchange rate for some rewards fluctuating. That being said, it's safe to say that 10,000 Microsoft Rewards points will get you more than a month of Xbox Game Pass. You can also use it on Microsoft Gift Cards, Xbox Live Gold subscriptions, and several other rewards. You can also use Rewards points to donate to charity or to enter sweepstakes.

A quick trick that you might not know about is that you can set your Rewards points to auto-renew for specific rewards. When you do this, the exchange rate for points to rewards is a little bit better than usual.

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  • Nothing for PC users!
  • Well most PC games don't have Xbox achievements to earn Gamerscore. The whole idea is to encourage people to buy Xbox Live enabled games. Any Xbox enabled PC game will still earn points.
  • Actually I am getting my PC achievements gamerscore to count towards it. But yes, you probably need an Xbox to get the Xbox Rewards app to activate the punch card. Once again Microsoft, ADD THIS APP other places.
  • Or not, if you live on the nonmuslim side of Europe.
    Interesting ,because at least we dont spend our money on criminals bordercrossterrorists....