Xbox Live Rewards Program Launching Today

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To show how much it appreciates your custom and cares for you on a personal level, Microsoft is launching a rewards program for the Xbox 360 offering the second-best thing to hugs--free Microsoft Points. Unless you live outside the USA or UK, that is, in which case Microsoft doesn't care for you just yet.

As the table above shows, the program will reward Xbox Live members for tasks such as renewing a Live Gold subscription--200 MS Points ($2.50) for a 12-month sub--taking a "quick" monthly survey--20 Points ($0.25)--or purchasing "select" Marketplace content.

The program is due to launch later today, though you can sign up now. It's free and something's better than nothing, so huzzah. Xbox Live director of programming Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb notes that the program is "currently" available only in the US and UK, raising hopes that it may launch elsewhere later.

From The Chatty

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    December 1, 2010 8:27 AM

    What annoying timing, I just did a 12-month Live renewal last week thanks to their discount promotion, and I doubt I will get any rewards for it now.

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      December 1, 2010 9:00 AM

      Now you'll have to raise $2.50 by begging for change outside a Starbucks!

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      December 1, 2010 9:27 AM

      That's a $2.50 rebate on a $59.99 subscription fee from what I can tell, which is pretty laughable. You can find sales on 12+1 month cards online for a lot less periodically if you just watch for deals on the deal sites (slickdeals, bensbargains, etc).