After launching in Italy last week, the Microsoft Rewards program has been quietly expanded to several new countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia (via MSPoweruser). According to the recently updated support page, the program is now available in 21 countries worldwide including Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Hong Kong, Japan and more.
This is a pretty major expansion, and Microsoft notes that “we’ll gradually introduce the Microsoft Rewards program across the globe.” If the program is available in your region, you should see the points counter on Bing. There is also a dedicated tab on account.microsoft.com where you can check your progress and see suggested rewards.
For those unfamiliar, Microsoft Rewards allows consumers to earn points by doing Bing searches or making purchases on the Microsoft Store. Once you have enough points, you can exchange them for gift cards, Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Games Pass subscriptions, sweepstakes, and donations to charity. We invite you to check our guide to learn how to make the best use of the program.