Microsoft Rewards, an incentive program aimed at encouraging users to use Bing search and other Microsoft products, allows users to accumulate points that can be redeemed for various gifts, such as Amazon gift cards and other shopping and gaming cards from the Microsoft Store.
Until now, Microsoft limited users to redeeming gift cards at fixed denominations. However, the company has announced that it is testing customizable gift card redemptions, starting with Amazon gift cards.
What are customizable gift card redemptions?
Currently, the Microsoft Rewards points store offers gift cards in fixed denominations, such as Amazon gift cards worth $5 and $10, which can only be redeemed in whole numbers. The new feature under testing allows users to redeem all their points at once, for example, exchanging their maximum points for a $46 gift card.
Moreover, it is highly likely that Microsoft will not limit the frequency of redemptions, allowing users to exchange their points as they accumulate, instead of waiting to reach the minimum threshold for redemption.
The new feature is currently being tested among a limited number of users. Microsoft plans to roll out the customizable gift card redemption feature to all users in the coming weeks.
How to check your current points balance:
To view your current points balance, simply open Bing search and log in to your Microsoft account. Your points will be displayed in the top right corner. You can also check your detailed points history in the Microsoft Rewards points store.