Internet users have found a way to no longer pay a euro in their Xbox Game Pass subscription thanks to… Microsoft Rewards?
Gamers have always known that Xbox belongs to the large firm of Microsoft, very present in the computer, technological and software field. What they know less, however, is that the company still enjoys linking its various activities together, thus forming a huge family of products and services. It is thanks to this that you can, for example, finance your Xbox Game Pass gaming subscription… with Microsoft Rewards points.
What is Microsoft Rewards?
If you use the Microsoft Edge browser, you should have seen these little dots in the top right of your screen. Microsoft Rewards is a “loyalty” program that encourages you to complete small goals and search Bing (Microsoft’s proprietary search engine) to earn more points. Yes, but to do what?
If you click on the Microsoft Rewards symbol, you will notice that several missions are offered to you, but also that you can exchange your points for gifts. Know now that in the lot, you can for example finance 6 months of subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, the best video game service available!
As a reminder, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is a subscription service offered on Xbox and PC, available at a price of €12.99, and which gives you access to a large library of regularly renewed games, to the cloud, to Xbox Live Gold as well as only to the EA Play game library. With this method, you can have it all FREE. It’s the user Kentarus who informs us about it on Twitter.
I now use my rewards points exclusively to pay for the gamepass ultimate, it’s been a year since I paid an EUR for my subscription.
— ƈɦɼٱรՇѻρɦﻉ (@bchristophe2) May 21, 2022
How do I get an Xbox Game Pass membership with Microsoft Rewards?
There are a few simple conditions to qualify for this benefit. The first of these are to have a Microsoft account (which you already have if you have an Xbox console) and to use the Bing search engine. Then, check that you are enrolled in the Microsoft Rewards program, everything is absolutely free.
Once you’ve made sure of that, you just have to start earning points. In the new tab page, click on the symbol at the top right and see what missions are offered to you to earn points. This can sometimes answer a series of questions – which boosts your general knowledge in passing -, do a specific search or even give your opinion on a subject. By clicking on show more activities, you will see that you can earn several dozen points per day, if you are diligent.
Which points for which advantages?
To have a 6-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you will need to reach 70,000 points, for 3 months 35,000 points and for a trial month 14,000 points. Then go to Dashboard, then to the Use tab. You will then have access to all the rewards at a glance. Besides the Xbox Game Pass subscription, you can also get Xbox gift cards, ranging from €5 (5,000 points) to €25 (25,000 points).
Outside of gaming, Microsoft joins forces with partners for advantageous discounts, including Decathlon, Spotify, Zalando, Fnac, Darty, etc. Do not hesitate to use your advantages wisely! Please note: the number of points required for an exchange also varies according to your level, and is reduced with each level up.