Meet Google's new Play Store rewards program
The program was first available more than a year ago, but only in Japan and later South Korea. Now, Play Points are finally available stateside. The reward system allows you to earn one point for every dollar you spend on all purchases for movies, books, games, and in-app purchases.
These points can then be redeemed for Play Credit to use on future purchases in the Play Store. Google also says that points can also be used to unlock special in-app content for games like Pokémon GO or Candy Crush Saga, though the specifics of those have yet to be announced. You’ll also be able to spend Play Points on donations to a number of nonprofit organizations.
Accruing enough points within a calendar year will allow you to reach higher levels, and each level (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum) will offer special perks. Higher tiers offer better earning rates, along with bonuses weekly prizes.
The program will be free of charge, without any monthly fees, and you’ll want to keep an eye out, because Google will also offer triple points on any purchase made in your first week of membership. Google Play Points should roll out to most Android devices over the next week.