XBL Rewards Featured Offer: January 2013

By Rebecca Smith, 5 years ago
The Xbox LIVE Rewards programme started in just the US and the UK. Over the past few months, the scheme has expanded to encompass gamers across 14 countries. We've been announcing the scheme's expansion as it happened, but as time went on we were getting more and more requests to cover the monthly featured offer. We have listened and we're now starting another regular article to do just that.

January is the time of year where people become concerned over the amount of calories that were consumed over the holiday period. They make a New Year's resolution to lose a bit of weight and increase their fitness. This month's offer takes advantage of that burst of enthusiasm and is entitled "New Year, New You". The offer has two parts. The first part offers a reward of 100 MSP when gamers play 20 hours or more of featured Kinect Fitness titles. The featured list contains some surprising omissions (and a surprising inclusion), but here are the qualifying games:

EA SPORTS Active 2
Get Fit With Mel B
Harley Pasternak's Hollywood Workout
Jillian Michaels' Fitness Adventure (EU)
Nickelodeon Dance
Nike+ Kinect Training
Power Rangers Super Samurai
Self-Defense Training Camp (known as My Self Defence Coach in some regions)
UFC Personal Trainer
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (JP)
Zumba Fitness
Zumba Fitness Core
Zumba Fitness: Rush

The second part of the offer is a 100 MSP rebate when players spend 800 MSP or more on eligible Fitness game DLC add-ons. According to the Rewards page listing, the DLC add-ons for these games qualify for the offer:

The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout - DLC list
Dance Central - DLC list
Dance Central 2 - DLC list
Dance Central 3 - DLC list
Kinect Sports - DLC list
http://www.trueachievements.com/KS-Season-Two/achieveme....htm - DLC list
miCoach - DLC list
Nike+ Kinect Training - DLC list
UFC Personal Trainer - DLC list
http://www.trueachievements.com/Your-Shape-FE/achieveme....htm - DLC list
http://www.trueachievements.com/Your-Shape-FE-2012/achi....htm - DLC list
Zumba Fitness: Rush - DLC list

Microsoft will calculate your hours played and MSP expenditure at the end of January, so even if you hit the targets before then, the points will not appear as pending in your account during the offer period. The MSP will then be deposited into your Xbox LIVE account before February 27th, 2013.

The offer is available to all Xbox LIVE Rewards members over the age of 13 in the following countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.