Since dropping Microsoft Points as a currency, the Xbox Rewards program now racks up "Credits" that are converted into currency after reaching certain tiers like 5000. The FAQ says:

What happened to Microsoft Points?

A. Microsoft Points are officially retiring. Instead, you can use money to purchase content on Xbox (see Xbox.com Points FAQ) for more information). With this change, it became necessary for us to evolve the way we reward you. Instead of Microsoft Points, Xbox Live Rewards members can now earn Rewards Credits, which are converted into your local currency and deposited as cash directly into your Microsoft account.

I don't see a posted Credits conversion rate. Is it a fixed or variable rate? How does it differ between currencies? How can I predict the cash payout from my Credits?

  • I couldn't make heads or tails of this either. It doesn't seem like they've fully converted over from MS points to cash in the Xbox Live profiles, either.
    – agent86
    Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 14:32
  • Credits are their tracking system, similar to their points system on the old rewards site. Think of it as separate currency. Another user has already posted a valid answer to the number of credits needed for a payout and the payout's value.
    – Cole Busby
    Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 15:13

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If I look on their FAQ, I see:

Q. What is the monetary value of Rewards Credits?

A. 5,000 Rewards Credits are equal to £3.35.

I would guess that if you look at it, while signed into your account, it will show you the value in your local currency.

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    Here in the US, that line reads 5,000 Rewards Credits are equal to $5 USD.
    – agent86
    Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 14:34
  • So basically 1250 credits equal $1.25.
    – user58425
    Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 19:55
  • Its not a static answer, now 5,000 Rewards Credits are equal to £3.00.
    – Metalshark
    Commented Feb 10, 2015 at 10:14
  • Is that not reflected in the source linked?
    – TZHX
    Commented Feb 10, 2015 at 10:26

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