Since it seems there are always new people looking into this card, I thought I'd start a thread that will hopefully be a one stop place to find answers without a lot of clutter, I'll try to keep updating as needed.
You can join the club and accumulate points without applying for or actually having a sony credit card, however without being a cardholder you will only be able to spend 500 points at a time, which isn't much. By being a cardholder, you can buy and redeem your points for anything SONY, this includes all sony electronics, computers, ps3 games, ps3 accessories and sony bluray movies. Add to the fact that you can acquire points for free, you will see why this makes my sony card the most rewarding card I own.
That being said, let's get started on getting them free sony points without spending a dime!
STEP ONE: Sign up to the sony rewards website here:
Although you do NOT need a sony card to join the sony rewards program, you will be missing out on the best part of being a card holder such as:
1. your points will expire after a year if you do not have the card.
2. The number of points you are able to redeem per item is limited, if you have the card, you can use your points like cash without restrictions.
3. There are several giveaways, if you have the sony card your prizes will be bigger and better than if you do not.
4. If you have the sony card, you can purchase sony items from any authorized sony retailer and use your points to pay for them, without the card you are stuck picking prizes off of the rewards website.
5. If you are lucky enough to be getting this card for the first time and are going to be getting 1 to 2 hundred off of a ps3, you'll also be getting a good amount of free sony points added along with your purchase, enough to redeem for something cool along with that shiny new ps3.
Creat a new folder in your favorites named "rushisrighton's sweet ass sony links" and put this link in it. this is your main bread and butter link.
here is a website that will give you the bonus puzzle answer
want more free points?
Go here and register 5 sony products for 2,500 free points, (you don't even have to own them, just fill in the blanks with whatever, but if you have sony stuff, I suggest actually registering it, it's the right thing to do;). You can view what you have registered at this link: https://www.sonyrewa...count/products/
You can also download a users manual for your registered products from that link, nice if you lost yours.
Now look down at the bottom of the page, in small print you'll see invite a friend, invite 4 and get 25 point per person who registers at the sony site. Time to put your multiple email addresses to good use and score another 100 points total.
On any given page on the sony site you may see a sony poll.....answer it and get 10 points.
BLU-RAY club: If you buy/rent a SONY bluray, you can register that bluray by accessing the BD live feature on the bluray itself witha BD live enabled player, you need to have 1. A SONY BD live enable bluray, 2. A Bluray player that can access the internet and use the BD LIVE feature, and you must register it with the same email address/password as your sony rewards accout. Once you register the disc via BD live, you can log into your sony rewards account and you will get 100 points. The first 9 you register will each give 100 points each. However upon the 10th blu ray it will deduct 1000 points and give you a 10 dollar off coupon towards a bluray (there are workarounds to this).
Here is link, feel free to add it to your favorites, you'll be coming back to this one as time goes by. http://www.sonyrewar...en/home/bluray/
^^join the sony blu ray club and get 500 points (was for me, but now only 50?), plus 100 points for every bluray disc that has BD live that you register, register 10 and get a 10 dollar off coupon towards any bluray on the sony site. Here is a list of BD live discs http://forum.blu-ray...ead.php?t=75557
Next create a wishlist:
http://www.sonyrewar...m/en/wish_list/ This gives you 50 points, update it at the start of every month and get 25 points each month for updating.
Also in your account information tab there is a "your profile questionere" it's worth 50 points if you fill it out: https://www.sonyrewa...e/questionnaire
Look on your sony site for the daily giveaway, bet up to 500 points for your chance to win, IF YOU DO NOT WIN, YOUR POINTS COME BACK THE NEXT DAY, if you have the sony card and win you can opt out of the offered prize and pick anything in your wishlist up to 1,000 dollars.
Deal of the week: sometimes lame, sometimes just what you wanted, I got a 100 dollar sony Ipod dock for 50 bucks, I looked everywhere and no one had it cheaper than a hundred, so sometimes the deal of the week can be great, all depends on what you want.
Reverse auctions, happens on one wensday of the month, prices go down instead of up, you might get lucky and get something cheap, but it's pretty lame IMO.
Dream giveaway, one kick butt prize given away to one winner once a month.
Wish it win it, start your wish list, use your sony card and you may just win 3 prizes of your choise in your wish list, (make sure you've got big ticket items in there)
You can redeem your points at ANY authorized sony retailer if you buy sony stuff with your sony card. FILL OUT THIS FORM> https://www.sonyrewa...se_credit_form/
Just fill out this form and mail it in, SAVE YOUR RECEIPT AND UPC (if you lost your upc, you can sometimes get away with useing all zeros on the form)
Ps3 games, sony home theater, tv's, sixaxis controllers, anything sony, go to walmart, target, amazon, etc., buy with your sony card, within 90 days fill out the sony purchase points redemptions form, send it in and the total is deducted off of your card, (except for the sales tax and shipping)
You do NOT have to redeem through the sony rewards site if you have the sony card, the points on the sony site are basically msrp, if you are a true cagger, you will not settle for msrp.
Points are same as cash for sony card holders, 1 point = 1 cent, 10 points = 10 cents, 10,000 points = 100 redeemable dollars , no limit on how many you can use, you can redeem for 10 dollars or two thousand dollars. Without the card you can only apply up to 500 points towards a game, 5.00 off of a game on the sony rewards site is not a good deal, but you can still play all of the prize drawings.
In order to qualify for triple points on your sony purchases you HAVE to complete and fill out the redmption form from the above link, it is the only way to get triple points.
I usually only send in the form on big sony purchases, otherwise it's not worth the price of the stamp or my time. It's one of the few downsides of the otherwise great perks, but at least you have the option.
It's not uncommon for small glitches to happen from time to time on the sony site, there are countless posts on the wheel forum to document this, I can say that in my many years of useing the site daily only one time did my points not eventually come back or show up, and that one time after waiting about a week or longer I emailed them with a polite email and they posted back my points, and more than I had missing! The biggest problem I run into is the daily question, sometimes, randomly, when I answer the question correctly it will still count it wrong. But when that happens, I just think of the free ps3, psp2000, psp game, blu ray remote, & sixaxis controller I have gotten off of the website, and the 10 cent screwup doesn't seem so bad .
So if you have points go missing, just wait a bit and see if they show up, chances are you haven't read the times that they post points and return points or they are just experiencing some temporary site problems, and if they still don't show up, call or email, they will make it right.
BIG PLUS FOR CARD HOLDERS
The sony visa card also extends out your manufacturers warranty for a year past the original experation date. What this means is that if your item that you purchased and paid for in full with your sony visa card, they will infact pay to repair/replace that item providing you supply a copy of your original receipt or a copy of your credit card statement showing the original purchase, a copy of the manufacturers warranty, and a copy of your repair bill, and a few other miscellanious things like serial numbers and that sort of thing. I have used it to pay for my PS3 repair and it was a painless process.
The phone number for visa enhancement services is 1-800-551-8472
One thing to keep in mind is you have 90 days from the date of the products failure to complete your paperwork and repair - don't wait to get this information in!!!
Also you can purchase an extended warranty for your product through the visa card, I was told it would be 60 dollars to warranty my ps3 for five years.
One thing to keep in mind is you have 90 days from the date of failure.
My ps3 repair was 149 dollars, I received a check from visa for 149 dollars before my playstation 3 was returned to me by sony! Visa is quick!!!!
more to come:applause:
Edited by rushisrighton, 21 June 2011 - 03:59 AM.