Nerdful Things – Microsoft ExpertZone
I’ve been a member of Microsoft’s ExpertZone for about seven years now and I have had some amazing prizes through it.
If you work in retail (such as Currys etc.) or for a telecoms company, you can register and verify your employment details. When signing up, remember to use my referral code E807EF75 and sign up here. You will need a Microsoft account Hotmail, Live, MSN etc.) to register.
There is a ton of stuff to do – read articles and watch videos, competitions and sweepstake draws, accreditations and quizzes. Accreditations are where the best prizes are. For the past two and a half years, I have had Office 365 FREE by completing accreditations and earning six month extensions to my subscription. On top of that, I have also had two years worth of XBox LIVE Gold membership free from doing the XBox Accreditations. My kids use the XBox (I’ve played it a handful of times to help them out or to play older games like Burnout Paradise).
When you complete articles, accreditations and other bits, you earn points that are used to increase your level; you start as ‘Novice’, then proceed to ‘Graduate’ and finally, ‘Specialist’. Each tier changes the points/monetary value of items. You can then use your points to buy items such as T-shirts and jackets (most clothing have no monetary charge, just points), keyboards and mice, cameras and XBox games (any software/hardware usually has a point value AND a monetary value to pay).
So far, I have had several T-Shirts, a couple of XBox games, two years of XBox LIVE Gold, two and a half years of Office 365, a mouse, keyboard and a camera. As well as having free gifts such as pens, badges, lanyards, water bottles, mouse mats, digital items for my XBL avatar and some stickers.
As long as you work within the relevant industry you can join up and start earning some amazing rewards, so give it a go! As I mentioned at the start of this post, sign up here using my referral code: E807EF75.
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