Watch a Movie and Get the Gift of My Rewards+

I have always been a big fan of rewards and loyalty programs. Of course, it’s nice to feel appreciated but there’s something uniquely satisfying in cashing in miles or points for a free trip or treat. OK, I know the reward is not really free – I’ve paid good money to accumulate all those points – but it still feels like I am getting something for nothing.

That “something-for-nothing” feeling is taken to a whole new level with Verizon’s My Rewards+ program. Not only can you accumulate points by renting or buying movies but you also get points for cost-free actions like paying your bill online or downloading the My FiOS app. Heck, you even get points for celebrating your birthday!

Up until now, My Rewards+ has probably been Verizon’s best kept secret, but the company is trying to change all that with a higher profile for the program and a raft of different ways to benefit. Points can now be redeemed for a Visa Prepaid Card, or gift cards from Target, Macy’s, Amazon, Starbucks and more. You can even benefit charitable organizations through CharityChoice Gift Cards.

Verizon customers earn points for adding premium channels like HBO, Showtime or Starz (250 points), ordering new equipment (250 points) or renewing existing services (500 points). But if you really want to grow your points quickly, then Refer a Friend is the way to go. Each qualifying friends can earn a My Rewards+ member as many as 2,500 points.

But all that seems like too much work, then just sit back and order On Demand movies and you get points for that too. You even get 200 points for ordering a Pay per View event. By the way, those points never expire, so you can cash them in when you want to, not when the program tells you to.

So the next time you feel bad about sitting on the couch watching a little TV, just think about all those points that you are racking up. With My Rewards+, it pays to be a Verizon customer!

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