If you’ve never heard of Microsoft Rewards, today is a new opportunity for you to get paid content (games, DLC …) on Xbox and PC for free. Indeed, Microsoft offers all people who have a Microsoft / Xbox account to participate every day in challenges to earn points.
These points can then be exchanged for gift cards that work on the Microsoft Store, Spotify, Zalando, but also in brands such as Carrefour, Nike, Darty and Cultura.
If you are an Xbox gamer, it is even more interesting that you can use the gift cards to purchase products from the Xbox Store with the credits earned. The games, DLC or cosmetic items are yours. If you are diligent, you will be able to win gift cards of 5 € in less than two weeks.
How to earn points on your PC
Quizzes, surveys, links: 80 points per day
You can earn Microsoft Rewards points on your PC, mobile and Xbox. The easiest is to recover those on PC daily in less than 5 minutes. All you need to do is sign in to your Microsoft Rewards account (with your Xbox account). Once on the home page, you must click on the quizzes, surveys and “discovery” links offered each day.
Some quizzes will give you points basically if you have the correct answer, but most of the time you just need to participate. If you log in several days in a row, you will get a bonus points. You can also unlock points by spending money on the store (but that is not the purpose of our article).
There are also quests to complete that only renew once a month and earn 150 points. Don’t miss them.
Bing searches: 312 points per day
Another way to earn points is to use Bing to do research every day. I know that you are not necessarily a fan of this search engine but you can earn 192 points daily with PC searches and 120 with mobile searches.
I won’t hide from you that I am not addicted to Bing either. I downloaded a Chrome extension called Automated Bing Searches that does random searches for me, in PC and mobile mode right on my browser in under 2 minutes.
How to earn points on your Xbox
Xbox Game Pass app quests: at least 100 points per month (+10 points per day)
To earn points on your Xbox, you must have Xbox Game Pass. Indeed, quests are part of the XGP program (that’s one more good reason to take it). Quests are actions to be performed with your console: obtain 3 achievements on a game, download 4 games to your Xbox from the smartphone application, launch an Xbox Game Pass game, …
There are also quests among the quests. That is to say that if you complete 4 daily quests, you will earn 10 bonus points, if you play a Game Pass game you will have 5 points per day …
The trick is that you have to “finalize” the quest by pressing a button directly on your mobile application or on your Xbox application, otherwise the points are not credited.
All the quests are available on this website if you want to take a look
Microsoft Rewards app quests: at least 800 points per month (+50 points per day)
On your Xbox, you also have Microsoft Rewards quests available on the Microsoft Rewards app. Each day you can earn 50 points if you unlock an achievement. Once you have unlocked an achievement in any game, you need to log into the app and click on “Go Further, Unlock More Points”.
You can also earn points by doing more complex weekly activities. Right now, you have to watch a game trailer, earn 3 achievements in a second game (still available in Xbox Game Pass) and finally perform 50 Bing searches to get a total of 100 points.
If we do this activity every week, we get a point bonus ranging from 250 to 700 points.
Redeem points for Microsoft Store credits
Once you have enough points, you can redeem them for gift cards. Just go to the Redeem page to select the card you are interested in (or enter a raffle, if you’re feeling lucky).
A € 5 Microsoft Store gift card currently costs 4,650 points. If you get the 392 daily points on PC, it will take 12 days to earn 4,650 points ($ 5). And if you complete the quests on Xbox, you’ll earn them even faster.
Where Xbox quests are well thought out is that they let you experience free Xbox Game Pass games with often easy-to-do achievements. Most of the time, it will take you 30 minutes to achieve the goal, and who knows, it may make you want to stick with the game you just started for a few hours.
Now that you know how Microsoft Rewards and Xbox Game Pass quests work, there’s no excuse to start chasing points (or just enjoy the points that are easy to earn every day).