Google has announced that its Google Play rewards program is rolling out over the next week in the US. The program, called Google Play Points, will let you earn Play Points for anything you buy on Google Play, as well as for downloading featured free apps and games. Google Play Points was first launched in Japan in September 2018 and South Korea in April 2019 and Google says that millions of people joined the program.
According to Google, you’ll be able to redeem the points for special items and discounts in some games, and for Google Play credit. You’ll also be able to put your points toward supporting a list of nonprofits, with the initial list is Doctors Without Borders USA, Save the Children, and World Food Program USA.
There are four levels in the reward program — Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum — and each level offers better perks. Google will also be running occasional Play Points promotions; for start of the program, it’s offering triple points on everything you purchase for the first week that you will be part of the program. Incentives from Google Play Points could encourage users to buy more through the Play Store.