Microsoft Rewards now rolling out in Canada

Microsoft Rewards is now opening up to folks in Canada.

Microsoft has been teasing the change for some time, but Microsoft Rewards is now available in Canada. This is part of a transition that sees the previous Xbox Live Rewards changing over to Microsoft Rewards. Microsoft has started alerting people of the change via email and inviting Canadian fans to try Microsoft Rewards.

If you were previously an Xbox Live Rewards member, you shouldn't have to take any action; the service should simply transition to Microsoft Rewards. However, you'll now be able to earn points when shopping at the Microsoft Store or searching with Bing. You'll also still earn points when purchasing games, movies, and TV shows in the Xbox Store. Points can then be redeemed for contest entries, Xbox gift cards, and more.

Microsoft has been gradually expanding Microsoft Rewards over the past several months, including to Australia and the UK. If you live in Canada, you should be able to sign up or check out your rewards dashboard at Microsoft now.

Thanks to Eric, Tanner, and Andrew for the tips!