Google Play Points rewards program launches in the US

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The Play Store offered by Google is home to numerous useful apps and fun games to play. Google Play Points was already available in Japan and South Korea, today Google is bringing it to the United States. When you buy apps, in-app items, movies, books, subscriptions and so on, you'll be awarded points.

If you want to earn additional Play Store credits, you can also download Google's longstanding Opinion Rewards app, which lets you earn app rewards by giving your two cents on a variety of topics.

As of now, Google is offering triple points for whatever purchases you make in the first week of the program.

Luckily for us, the ai.type app has been removed from Google Play since June, but it still remains on the affected devices if the users didn't get rid of it. From there, you'll be able to level up the Tier ladder and earn up to 1.4 points per dollar spent. Each level also has corresponding weekly prizes, and as you level up, you will earn more prizes every week.

To join the program, users will have to simply launch their Play Store app, tap on the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines on the top-left) and then choose the "Play Points" option.

For the bronze level, the point value starts at $1. And what do you do with those points? The rogue Google Android app provides countless invisible ads and fake clicks, which allows the passing of user data about clicks, real views, and also purchases to ad networks. You can use your points to help support a great cause - or causes - of your choice from a rotating list of nonprofits, starting with Doctors Without Borders USA, Save the Children and the World Food Program USA. In that case, there will be no effect on the revenue of the developers. With most NFC-based exchanges, users are supposed to receive a prompt warning them that information is being transferred. It also lures them to spend more money on the app.

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