Sony points are worth 0.9 cents each, on average. For example, 10,000 Sony points have a dollar value of roughly $90. As a result, Sony points are less valuable than the average retail rewards points, which are valued at 2.15 cents each.
The exact value of Sony points ultimately depends on how they are redeemed. They have the most value when used for store credit, but there are other options. The easiest way to calculate the value of Sony points for any redemption method is to determine the dollar value of what you're redeeming for, minus any taxes and fees that you'll still have to pay, and then divide that amount by the number of points you're required to redeem. For your convenience, here's the formula for Sony points:
Dollar Value of Redemption Item / Number of Sony Points Needed = Sony Point Value
How to Earn More Sony Points
It's important to remember that while you can't change the redemption values of Sony points, you can increase the rate at which you earn them. One of the best ways to increase the number of Sony points that you earn is to apply for the Sony Credit Card.
The latest Sony® Credit Card rewards include a $50 statement credit upon first purchase of any amount within 60 days and an additional $50 statement credit after spending $500 within 60 days of account opening. Plus, this card also offers 1 - 5 points per $1 spent on purchases.
The points that you earn with the Sony® Credit Card can be redeemed online for Sony purchases and VIP experiences, among other options.
Here are the latest Sony® Credit Card rewards:
Limited time: Earn $50 statement credit upon first purchase of any amount within 60 days of account opening and an additional $50 statement credit after spending $500 within 60 days of account opening.
Earn 5 Sony Rewards points per $1 spent on select entertainment purchases (on tickets to movies, concerts, sporting events and more) and Sony products.
Earn 2 points per $1 spent at restaurants, including takeout, fast food, delivery services and on internet & cable and rideshare purchases. Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
Redeem your points for VIP experiences, electronics and entertainment.
It is worth noting that rewards will expire either after 18 months of account inactivity, or after 5 years of being posted to your account, whichever comes first.… read full answer
The credit score needed to qualify for the Sony Credit Card is 700, which is the bottom of the good credit range.
It's also important to know that meeting the credit score requirements doesn't guarantee your approval. Credit card companies take a lot of different factors into account when evaluating applicants, many of which aren't encapsulated in a credit score.… read full answer
However, knowing your credit score will give you a pretty good sense of which types of cards you can expect to be approved for, enabling you to more-efficiently target your application.
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