After last month's MyPunchcard reward system
that offered a variety of rewards centred around gaming, this month's reward returns to the category that can only be described as lacklustre. This is the third time that this offer has been featured. Rewards members will get double reward points if they renew an Xbox LIVE Gold membership. All lengths of membership that would normally generate a points reward are included in the offer. If members renew for one month, they get 20 MSP instead of 10 MSP. For renewing for three months, 60 MSP is rewarded instead of 30 MSP. Players who renew for 12 months get the biggest bonus with 400 MSP instead of the usual 200 MSP. Neither trial nor promotional Gold subscriptions will count for the offer.
The main catch is that "you must be an existing Gold member whose membership expires this May to qualify for the offer." Players who are currently on a Free / Silver Xbox LIVE membership are not eligible. The offer period started on May 1st and ends on May 31st at 23:59 UTC. Once players have renewed their membership, it can take up to 96 hours for the double points to appear in the Pending section of the MyRewards page.
The other catch is that members of some of the reward countries are not eligible either. The offer is open to Xbox LIVE members in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom. The XBL Rewards Featured Offer has yet to be updated for other regions; we'll be sure to bring you the information as soon as we get it!