Microsoft refunding rewards points spent on Groove Music passes

Following news that it will soon kill Groove Music Pass, Microsoft is looking to make amends to anyone who recently may have spent Microsoft Rewards points on a subscription. As spotted by OnMSFT, Microsoft is sending out emails to subscribers, apologizing for the shutdown and refunding any rewards points recently spent on a Groove Music Pass membership. As a bonus, Microsoft is throwing in 100 additional rewards points as well.

The refund applies to any points redeemed after July 1, 2017, as well of those that haven't yet been redeemed as of October 2, 2017. That's particularly good news for anyone who may have taken advantage of an August deal that offered three months of Groove music for 200 Microsoft Rewards points, just two months before Microsoft announced plans to kill off Groove Music Pass.

Groove Music Pass is set to be retired on December 31, with Microsoft pointing Groove users to Spotify instead. In addition to refunding rewards points, Microsoft previously announced it would issue a "prorated refund from December 31, 2017 onwards" for anyone with an annual recurring pass.

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