How to Earn Gift Cards With PlayStation Trophies

Ben Stegner 08-11-2017

Want to earn rewards for your gaming efforts? A new feature of the Sony Rewards program (in the U.S. only) provides points when you earn Trophies on your PlayStation systems. Here’s how to get started.


How to Earn Gift Cards With PlayStation Trophies

  1. First, you’ll need to sign up for a Sony Rewards account. This is separate from your PlayStation Network (PSN) account.
  2. Once you have a Rewards account, go ahead and link your PSN account to your Sony Rewards account.
  3. Next, you can enable the “challenges” for earning Trophies. Go to the My Rewards page and under the Available tab, make sure to click Unlock Now over each of the entries here. You’ll see three related to Trophies: Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

How to Earn Gift Cards With PlayStation Trophies Sony Rewards Unlock Trophies

Of course, you won’t make thousands of dollars by playing games. You can get a $10 PS Store code for 1,000 points, meaning that 100 points works out to a dollar. However, the Trophy conversion rate is pretty low:

  • 100 Silver Trophies equals 100 points
  • 25 Gold Trophies equals 250 points
  • 10 Platinum Trophies equals 1,000 points

Most games offer anywhere from 25 to 50 Trophies. You can only earn a Platinum Trophy by earning all other Trophies from a game, excluding any tied to DLC. We’ve covered some of the easiest Platinum Trophies you can earn The 7 Easiest PlayStation Platinum Trophies You Can Earn Want to earn some Platinum trophies without putting in the effort that some of the harder games? Here are seven games that will net you the easiest Platinums you can earn on the PSN! Read More if you want to get started.

It seems that Trophies earned on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita all count for points. Just make sure you’re using the same account on all your devices. Note that this is not retroactive, so only Trophies you earn after activating this will count.

Aside from Trophies, you can also earn points by completing other challenges on the Rewards website. You’ll earn one point for every dollar you spend on the PlayStation Store. Sony also offers extra points if you sign up for and use its credit card.


In case you think it’s time to quit your job and play games 6 Ways to Make Money Playing Video Games You can make money playing video games, but it isn't easy. If you are dedicated, this article covers how a hobby can make money. Read More , we should note that this isn’t exactly a generous rewards program. Even Platinums on the easier side can take 5-6 hours to earn. Multiply this by 10 and you’re looking at 50+ hours to earn $10 — not exactly a worthwhile investment of your time. Plus, most games cost money 6 Free PS4 Games You Should Totally Play Today If you're gaming on a budget, you don't have to settle for crappy games. These PS4 titles offer plenty of fun for a $0 price tag. Read More , and if you’re buying a game just to earn Trophies, you end up with a net loss. However, it’s a little something extra for games you’d play anyway.

How many Trophies do you have? Will you try to earn more now that you get rewarded for them? Tell us what you think of this program in the comments!

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