Gamerscore unlocks Xbox Live Marketplace rebates

Members of the free Xbox Live Rewards service now have monetary incentive to go after those blip-bloop Achievements. By reaching certain Gamerscore thresholds, you can unlock Xbox Live rebates.

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As promised, your Gamerscore will now be worth something. Members of the free Xbox Live Rewards service will have monetary incentive to go after those blip-bloop Achievements in order to earn bonuses. "Contenders" will now earn "a special gift" during their birthday month as long as they have earned 3,000G. But there are other, better gifts for members that reach higher Gamerscore thresholds.

At 10,000G, you'll earn "Champion" status and earn a 1% rebate on your Xbox Live Marketplace purchases every month--in addition to the special birthday gift. 25,000G unlocks "Legend" status and a 2% rebate.

While the amounts are rather paltry, they should add up over time. And remember, Rewards members earn 20MSP every month for taking a survey. Over a year, the percentage point rebate coupled with the surveys should add up to at least one DLC track in Dance Central...

To check out all the bonuses (and sign up), you can visit Xbox Live Rewards.

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    September 28, 2012 7:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Gamerscore unlocks Xbox Live Marketplace rebates.

    Members of the free Xbox Live Rewards service now have monetary incentive to go after those blip-bloop Achievements. By reaching certain Gamerscore thresholds, you can unlock Xbox Live rebates.

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      September 28, 2012 7:31 AM

      Damnit Yoon.

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      September 28, 2012 7:53 AM

      Gold Members only. This is a pretty important detail.

      I feel like Xbox Live is giving people the finger with everything it does. This is a prime example.

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        September 28, 2012 8:25 AM

        Wha? Like having to subscribe to PSN+ for free games? I can't tell if you are being sarcastic or just dense.

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          September 28, 2012 1:49 PM

          I am confused. Are you saying that paying microsoft $60 a year for multiplayer and no other benefits is similar to paying to PSN+ and getting free games?

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            September 28, 2012 5:20 PM

            I'm confused, are you saying you pay $60 a year for only multiplayer, and no other benefits for Xbox live gold?

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              September 28, 2012 5:43 PM

              Pretty much yes.

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              September 28, 2012 11:05 PM

              I pay for live, but what are the benefits, other than more ads in the dashboard every fucking update?

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        September 29, 2012 9:07 AM

        Should've mentioned the Gold part in the article...

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      September 28, 2012 7:57 AM

      Wow, makes me regret subscribing to PS+.

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      September 28, 2012 8:08 AM

      Everyone who finished their games on easy may now weep

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        September 28, 2012 7:04 PM

        Alternatively, sales in Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth will skyrocket.

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      September 28, 2012 8:08 AM

      Small enough rewards to not make it unfair, good enough to make some effort to reaching the 30,000 GS mark.

      It could have been a lot worse.

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        September 28, 2012 8:26 AM

        Dude, this thread is civil compared to the bitching and moaning I'm seeing on other sites. But yea, it's about a standard rewards card rate, and it's applied to stuff you are already doing, so it's pretty nice.

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      September 28, 2012 8:21 AM

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        September 28, 2012 8:44 AM

        Yes, you are right! I have corrected this post.

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      September 28, 2012 8:48 AM

      I guess this makes me a legend? 53,898

      Can't wait for those Dance Central tracks.

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        September 28, 2012 11:08 AM

        Yeah, I thought I would be an instant "Champion" but then I signed up and the fine print says it only counts for points you've earned AFTER you signed up. So my 14K+ means nothing right now I guess. Booooo!

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          September 28, 2012 1:10 PM

          Well that's a kick in the nuts.

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          September 28, 2012 1:19 PM

          Huh? After logging in the page lists Champion as unlocked with my previously earned 18k

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            September 28, 2012 1:42 PM

            Yeah, I was responding more to Gwyndion, I have since checked and my legend status has been unlocked. Now I have to wait 11 months for my birthday gift......hopefully an Xbox 720.

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          September 28, 2012 1:19 PM

          Well, fuck that, I'm at 40k+.

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          September 28, 2012 2:47 PM

          Not true. It just unlocked Legend when I signed up.

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            September 28, 2012 2:52 PM

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              September 28, 2012 9:46 PM

              Yeah, I was going by what they said... but I guess I was wrong there. Sorry for the mis-information.

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            September 29, 2012 7:03 AM

            That's strange... this didn't work for me.

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      September 28, 2012 11:07 AM

      Will the rewards be retroactive for those of us who already have a high GS?

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        September 28, 2012 11:08 AM

        Nope, see above.

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        September 28, 2012 12:37 PM

        You will start the program at the highest tier.

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      September 28, 2012 12:43 PM

      * Birthday Gift (approximate retail value ("ARV"): $0.25 USD)

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        September 28, 2012 1:37 PM

        Basically it'll be an Avatar guy party hat or t-shirt.

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      September 28, 2012 5:31 PM

      Ah dude, I'm so enticed right now, I'm totally serioul.


      Nah I'm not switching back to gold, sorry Micro. This is a joke, with the highest status you save around three pennies on an xbla game...oh wow such value...hey it adds up, If I spend $150 I basically saved $3...woopy!

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      October 1, 2012 7:30 AM

      So, basically, spend 4,000 MS Points just to get enough to buy an avatar T-shirt. What idiots at MS think this is a good reward program? They tout it as 'rewards' but you get next to nothing back for dumping in more money to them. I'd rather they just did away with this whole Rewards thing anyway.

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      October 3, 2012 11:33 PM

      What a waste of time! Ha

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      October 4, 2012 7:58 AM

      NOT AVAILABLE IN YOUR COUNTRY

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