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The End of an Era: Sony Rewards Program Terminating at Year's End


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Sony has announced that its Rewards Program will officially come to an end on December 31, 2024. This means that members have until the end of the year to use any points they have accumulated. The decision to terminate the program was recently made public through an update to Sony’s Terms and Conditions page.

What Was the Sony Rewards Program?

Launched in 2017, the Sony Rewards Program was designed to let users earn points through purchases made with Sony or PlayStation credit cards. These points could then be redeemed for various items within the Sony brand, including PlayStation video games, electronics, and other merchandise. The program was a way for loyal customers to get a little something extra for their purchases, encouraging them to stick with Sony for their entertainment and tech needs.

The Announcement and Its Implications


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The recent update from Sony clearly states:

“The Sony Rewards program will end on December 31, 2024, which is the last day to redeem points in the Sony Rewards catalog and access your account. The Sony Rewards website and mobile application (‘mobile app’) will no longer be available after that date.”

This means that after December 31, 2024, the Sony Rewards website and app will be shut down, and members will no longer be able to access their accounts or redeem any points. Essentially, any unspent points will expire and be lost forever.

What About Credit Cardholders?

For current Sony or PlayStation Visa credit cardholders, this announcement might raise some questions about the benefits and rewards they can expect moving forward. While the Sony Rewards Program is ending, Sony has assured users that they will still be able to earn points through purchases made with their Sony or PlayStation credit cards. However, details about how these changes will affect cardholders are still forthcoming. Sony has promised to provide more information in the near future.

What Should Members Do Now?

If you are a member of the Sony Rewards Program, now is the time to check your points balance and start redeeming your points before they expire at the end of the year. Here are a few steps you can take:

  1. Check Your Balance: Log into your Sony Rewards account to see how many points you have accumulated.
  2. Browse the Catalog: Visit the Sony Rewards catalog to see what items you can redeem your points for. There may be some great deals on PlayStation games, electronics, and other Sony products.
  3. Redeem Before It's Too Late: Make sure to use your points by December 31, 2024. After this date, both the website and the mobile app will be inaccessible, and your points will be gone for good.

In conclusion, while it’s sad to see the Sony Rewards Program come to an end, members still have time to make the most of their remaining points. Keep an eye out for further announcements from Sony regarding how these changes will affect credit cardholders and any potential new benefits they might introduce.