Good news for all Xbox users. According to the official Xbox Live Rewards Program portal, gamers can now earn and collect reward credits once they complete tasks and purchases like renewing their memberships and using Xbox apps.

Xbox users can earn 3,000 rewards credits by renewing Xbox Live Gold membership, while a first Xbox Store purchase can award a user up to 1,250 credits. New reward goals for the users will be introduced from time to time notes the portal. Some of the other rewards currently on offer are:

      1,000 credits for “Complete My Apps Punchcard”


      5,000 credits for “Complete My Map Pack Punchcard”


      3,000 credits for “Complete My Movies and TV Punchcard”


      250 credits for taking a monthly survey


      1,000 credits for playing a new game and


    1,000 credits for referring to a friend.

Players can also earn up to 3{b2f8038cca59418a55fa2a773bdd1308d9b98f2083b1773270b153fdacce5890} rebate on Xbox Stores purchases for building their Gamerscore. After a player collects up to 5,000 reward points, those credits will be converted into the players’ local currency and will be deposited into the players Microsoft account. Users can then use the money for making Xbox store purchases including games, avatar props and more.

All those who are interested in the program should be 13 years or older and can register themselves through the programs official portal. The program is open for residents of Unites States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Ireland, New Zealand, Japan, Italy, Spain, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Sweden.

Earlier Microsoft retired its points system and added support for local currencies. Users can now make purchases in their local currencies through the use of different payment mechanisms including credit cards. Microsoft already abandoned the points payment system in Windows 8 last year. At the time we had noted that a change in Windows 8 means that Microsoft was thinking of getting rid of the points system completely.