Everything you need to know about the Steam Points Shop introduced in this year's summer Sale

Author

SAMRIDDHA SAHA (Gl1tch_mast3r)

Date

Jun, 27.2020

Valve’s Steam Summer Sale is an annual event that brings plenty of offers on the majority of titles available. Steam Summer Sale kicked off yesterday, June 25, and will last up until July 9. In addition to the discounts Valve also introduced the Points Shop. This year Valve introduced a new permanent addition to Steam called the Points Shop. Unlike the Steam Summer Sale which takes place June 25 to July 9, the Points Shop won’t be going away.  A new Steam rewards program that just launched lets players obtain Steam profile items and backgrounds using points earned by purchasing games. Some of these can turn your profile into an ugly mess. Valve has also launched a new rewards shop that offers players various items they can obtain using points earned from purchasing games on Steam. For example, you can now buy a chill and serene background of a lake house for your Steam profile. You will be able to use your points to customize your Steam presence or award fellow members of the community. You will get 132 points for every ₹ 100 you spend. Buy any game, DLC, hardware, application, soundtrack, or in-game item, and get points.


FAQ

  • How do I get Steam Points?

Whenever you purchase on Steam, you'll be given Steam Points based on how much you spend. You will not receive any points for funding your Steam Wallet or for any Steam Community Market purchases. You can also get Steam Points if someone from the community grants an award to one of your user reviews or other uploaded content such as screenshots, videos, guides, or Workshop items.

  • Do Steam Points expire?

Nope! Also, The Points Shop is here to stay, now open all year round.

 

  • In past sales events, some of these items expired after a certain amount of time or had a limited number of uses. Is that still the case?

Points Shop items are yours to keep and have unlimited use, except for the special Summer Golden Profile, which is yours to display for up to 30 days from the time of purchase.

  • Can I trade or sell the items I get from the Points Shop?

No, all items from the Points Shop are associated with your account and cannot be transferred to others.

  • How is this different from Steam Trading Cards?

Now you can redeem your Steam Points for emoticons and profile backgrounds associated with the games you own. The Steam Points program builds upon the existing Steam Trading Cards features and makes them accessible to more players. In addition to collecting and crafting cards, the Points program now offers another, more direct, way to acquire these emoticons and backgrounds.

  • What will happen to Steam Trading Cards? Will they go away?

They don't have any plans to remove them at this time.

  • How do the Summer Road Trip Badge and Summer Sale trading cards work?

The Steam Summer Sale trading cards are awarded for purchases made on the Steam store during the sale. You can also earn one card a day by completing your Discovery Queue. Craft those cards to gain levels for the Summer Road Trip Badge. One card is given for approximately $10.00 USD of spend.

  • What happens to my Steam Points when I refund a game?

When you refund a game, the points you gained from that purchase will be deducted from your account. If that causes your Points balance to go negative, we'll also remove the most recent items and Community Awards (and related tips) you've used points for, until your balance is no longer negative.

  • I didn't redeem all my tokens in the 2020 Lunar New Year event. What happened to those?

Any points you acquired and did not redeem during our last seasonal event have gone away. But! You have been granted points for any purchases you've made on Steam since the end of the 2020 Lunar New Year event.