Frequently Asked Questions

How do I participate in this promotion?

Purchase a Qualifying Product online from Microsoft Store Canada between December 20th 2019 - January 2nd 2020, then submit an online claim between 15 - 45 days of your date of purchase.

Qualifying Products are detailed on the Qualifying Products page.

View our How It Works page for further details on how to submit your online claim.

How many times can I participate in this promotion?

Individuals can submit 1 claim during the promotional period.

My product is not listed as a qualifying product, is it eligible for the promotion?

We can only offer the reward for purchases of qualifying products listed on the Qualifying Products section of this website.

When can I submit my claim?

The online claim form opens on January 3rd, 2020. Complete the online claim form on this website within 15-45 days from your purchase date.

How do I prepare my proof of purchase to upload during the claim process?

Digital Copy/Online Purchases:

Take a screenshot of the proof of purchase and save as PDF or JPEG to your computer. To save your proof of purchase as a JPEG, simply paste the screenshot you have taken into Microsoft Paint and save this document to your computer as a JPEG.

If claiming from a tablet, take a screenshot of the proof of purchase and upload to the claim form from your photo library.

General Requirements for documents uploaded:

When scanning or taking a picture please ensure all the required details are clearly visible. Blurred or unclear proof of purchase may invalidate your claim.

Uploaded documents must be in PDF document or JPEG image format. Maximum size of each document is 10Mb.

If required you can upload multiple documents, simply select the files one at the time and click upload during the claim process.

Why can't I select my purchase date?

This is likely to be for one of the following reasons:

  • You have missed the claim window for this promotion
  • Your purchase date is outside the promotional period

Please refer to your proof of purchase and the Terms and Conditions of this promotion and the claim period detailed.

How do I upload my proof of purchase?

Prepare your documents for upload and then during the claim process follow these steps:

To upload the document(s) select ‘Choose File’, then locate the file that you want to upload and click ‘Open’. The name of the document selected will be displayed on the web page, check this is the correct document then select ‘Upload’.

If you need to add more documents repeat this process. The documents will be listed as you add them. If the wrong document was selected simply remove them by using the delete button (indicated by the Bin icon). Once all documents are loaded select next.

What payment details will I need to provide during the online claiming process?

You will need to provide the following details:

  • Account Number
  • Routing Number
  • Account Holders Name
  • PayPal Email Address

I have just submitted a claim, what happens next?

Your claim will be checked by one of our agents and the status of your claim will be emailed to you. We will keep you up to date on the status of your claim via email, you can also check the Claim Tracker function on this website as to the status of your claim.

I have submitted a claim but I haven't received any further updates, what should I do?

Please check the email account you provided during the claim form for emails related to this promotion. Ensure you check your junk or spam email folder. Alternatively, you can use the Claim Tracker function on this website.

I have received a missing information email, what does this mean and what do I have to provide?

Please refer to the email we have sent you, it may be that the details uploaded for your proof of purchase were not sufficient to process you claim.

Common reasons for a Missing Information email:

  • Proof of purchase was not legible
  • Proof of Purchase did not show the price paid, products or retailer purchased from
  • An incorrect document was uploaded and not a proof of purchase
  • An order confirmation was supplied which did not show the products were purchased, in this case we ask you to provide further documents to support your claim, this could be a delivery note or invoice
  • The serial number you entered on your claim is invalid
  • The bank details you provided do not match the claimant details

How do I send in my Trade-in device?

Once you have submitted your claim online, it will be reviewed by one of our agents. If provisionally approved you will be sent further instructions of how to return your trade-in device. Trade-in device(s) must be sent within 30 days from your claim approval. Dependant on the particulars of the Terms & Conditions you will be offered either a postage label, courier service or postage contribution.

How should I package my Trade-in device?

Once your claim is approved, please follow the below guidelines and advice:

  • Pack your items securely in a box or container
  • Avoid using damaged containers or boxes, consider the strength and durability
  • Always use high quality wrapping and cushioning/filler materials to avoid loose contents
  • Always remove old labels and stickers when reusing boxes.
  • Protect edges and sharp points with heavy, well-secured edge protection
  • Use heavy-duty double-layered cardboard for valuable items

I have been supplied with a prepaid postage label to send in my Trade-in device, what do I do now?

Package up your Trade-in device as outlined and securely affix the prepaid postage label provided in the approval email to your parcel and take to the post office. Please make sure you include the barcodes in your parcel. Without this we are unable to identify your Trade-in device.

I will be receiving a postage contribution to send in my Trade-in device, what do I do now?

Package up your Trade-in device as outlined and affix the address details provided in the approval email to your parcel. You will receive the postage contribution upon validation of your claim. We recommend sending by a tracked or recorded service, the promoter will not be held liable for lost or damaged trade-ins. Please make sure you include the barcodes in your parcel. Without this we are unable to identify your Trade-in device.

I have missed the timeframe to send my Trade-in device; can I still send it in?

No, unfortunately not. We must receive your Trade-in device within the timeframe stipulated in the Terms and Conditions of the promotion.

I have sent in my Trade-in device but I have not received any further updates, what do I do now?

From the date that we received your old device it can take approximately 10 working days for us to receive the final test report to be able to process your claim.

Typically when sending in your trade-in device you will have received a tracking number, depending on the service used or supplied you may be able to track the parcel through the supplier.

I have received a revaluation email, what do I do?

Claims may be revalued if your trade-in item did not meet the Terms and Conditions of the promotion; in this case we send you an email advising of the revaluation.

If you do not agree with the revaluation please contact our customer service team within the timeframe specified in your email received who will review your claim and give you a final decision.

How long will it take to receive my reward?

Payment will be made within 28 days from your trade-in device being validated.

Why have I not received my reward?

If you have received an email to confirm approval of reward, please check the following:

  • Refer to the Terms and Conditions of the promotion for reward timeframes
  • Check your bank statements for the reward amount that you are expecting
  • If you are still unable to locate your payment please contact us here.

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If you have any problems or questions related to this promotion, our customer service team will be happy to help.

By Telephone: (+1) 888 4458 044

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