im thinking about joining this, what are peoples thoughts about the program ?
If you're thinking of getting the PlayStation credit card from CapitalOne, then it's a no-brainer to have a Sony Rewards account. With the PlayStation credit card you get 1% back on all purchases, 3% back for phone bills, fast-service restaurants, and movie theaters, and 10% back on PlayStation Network purchases. You get those percentages/monies back when you link your card with the Sony Rewards account. Also, if you link your Sony Rewards account with your PlayStation Network account, you'll automatically earn 1% back from PSN purchases, regardless if you have a PlayStation credit card or not. So in the end, if you do have a PlayStation credit card, you'll earn 11% back in total on PSN purchases.
Lately the PSN/SEN codes/cards on the SR site you can redeem your SR points for have been in stock for quite a while. Also, the PSN/SEN codes used to have been locked out only for card holders (either PlayStation credit card or Sony credit card), but now they're available for any Sony Rewards account. As others said, you can still use this thread's DVD/Blu-ray registration codes to get points, but take note that you'll earn a little bit more points for each registration if you have a PlayStation/Sony credit card linked to your SR account. There's also still a few promotional film websites that have Sony Rewards rewards for playing a game or sharing it on Facebook (usually 250 points, which is equal to $2.50).
In the end though, once you've registered all of the DVD/Blu-ray codes, it's pretty hard to earn any more points on a common occurrence. There is a daily (Monday-Friday) Wheel of Fortune puzzle you can solve that gives you 10 points each day (so just 10 cents), check this site for the puzzle answers: http://w11.zetaboard...ot/forum/53716/ If you do have a PlayStation credit card though, it is worth having a SR account still though. Every month I earn about $7 just from paying my Internet and cellphone bills with the card. Also, take note that you can redeem your SR point on the SR website and also at the official Sony store website (http://store.sony.com/)