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Sony Rewards University 101 !

Let's start out by going to the Sony Rewards site and logging-in. Please, register first, if you haven't already.

http://www.sonyrewards.com
In the gray menu bar there are 8 different choices. The ones that earn you points are "Wheel Watchers", "Jeopardy! Premier Club" and "Sony Pictures Television".

If you're on the Wheel Watchers page, under the Activities Checklist tab you'll want to click on the "Bonus Puzzle". On the show the player gets the R, S, T, L, N & E letters shown plus they get to choose their own letters. All we are shown are the first and last letter of the puzzle. I like to try and solve (guess)

the puzzle answer before I've even watched the show, which is very difficult, but I like the challenge. The correct answer is worth 10 points each day (M-F).

If you're on the Jeopardy! page, under the Activities Checklist tab you'll want to play the "Weekly Tournament" once each week for the 200 points. Then you'll want to click on "The Final Category is..." and choose the category from that day's game (or is it the previous day's game?) from 3 multiple choice possibilities. The correct answer is worth 25 points each day.

If you're on the Sony Pictures Television page, under the Activities Checklist tab you'll want to click on the "Daily Question" and answer the multiple choice trivia question. A new question replaces the prior one usually around midnight (M-F). The correct answer is worth 10 points each day.

Now, let's look at the other ways to earn points and other goodies.

You can earn points by having a Sony (Visa) Card and using it. You can earn points by registering any Sony products you own. You can also earn points by creating a "Wishlist" from the Sony Rewards catalog and again beginning each month thereafter by updating it (some things become unavailable and you just replace them with something else). I believe that entering and updating your Wishlist each month is worth 25 points. Each month they have a poll. Vote in the poll and you'll earn 10 points. The poll must change in the middle of the month, because it just changed the other day. You can also earn points by registering any Blu-Ray movies you own. I haven't done this because I don't have a Blu-Ray player. You can earn points by having a PlayStation (Visa) Card and using it. You can probably earn points for registering PlayStation games you own, but I don't have any, so I don't know for sure, just guessing. When you join each club, like the Blu-Ray Club they'll send you announcements of upcoming releases and coupons to use towards purchasing Blu-Ray disks.

Then they give you a couple chances to wager some of you points in the "Daily Giveaway" (M-F) and the "Monthly Dream Prize". You can wager up to 500 of your points each day if you're interested in the product they are giving away. If you don't win,you get your points back. I usually only wager my points when the prize is a Reader. Then every month they give away a huge prize package possibly a trip (no trip this month) with a mother-load of Sony products to go with it. Again participating is optional, but you can wager up to 1000 points in this giveaway and get them back if you don't win. After you make a wager, you get to "spin" the wheel with numbers 1-10 (by holding down the spacebar and letting go) and whatever number you land on is multiplied by your wager and that's how many entries to that contest you earn. They allow you to enter the "Monthly Dream Prize" contest one week each month, which happens to be right now. I wagered 1000 points, landed on the 4, so I have 4000 entries in this month's giveaway, which is a HUGE prize package- 11 of Sony's "hottest" products with a $2000 SonyStyle gift card to round off this prize package! Monday if I don't win, I'll get my 1000 points back. So there's nothing to lose.

I almost forgot about the Rewards Flashback Moment! If you go to this web page on Mondays and Wednesday, watch the clip and answer the multiple choice question correctly, this is worth 10 points each time.

http://www.sonyrewards.com/en/clubs/...=ugottaseethis
Then there are the Spin ID Numbers. When you register you'll get a Spin ID number. Each Wheel of Fortune game they draw a Spin ID number and if it is your number you can win a trip to wherever the Prize Puzzle winner gets to go. But you have to respond withing 24 hours to claim your prize. They sometimes have additional promotions where they draw additional Spin ID numbers and award cash prizes in addition to numbers drawn for the Prize Puzzle trip. There are so many ways to win, if you're

lucky , but earning points is a sure way to earn rewards like coupons to the Sony eBookstore! I should have enough next week to earn a $50 coupon to the eBookstore, that is unless I win the Monthly Dream Prize package.

Ahem... no laughing in class... well you never know... it COULD happen. Anyways, I'll still have free ebooks to look forward to!

Class dismissed. Who's ready for donuts?

Well, it's just after 2 a.m. CST and they just posted the new Jeopardy! daily question for the "Final Category" of yesterday's game...

*(entering the answer) *. Cha-Ching! 25 points closer to my $50 eBookstore coupon!

Now, go out there and earn some points!