Those upset that Sony didn’t give them free money to spend in the PlayStation Store back in February 2013 should go ahead and check their systems today. A March 2013 round of free $10 PlayStation Store credits have been sent out to people. The vouchers Are again $10 increments that can automatically be redeemed on the PlayStation Store once people click the link included in Sony’s messages. Once you get it, you can use it on anything you like. And before you ask, no. This isn’t an early distribution of $10 credits for the March 2013 promotion where if you spend $50 on the PlayStation Store, you get $10 back.
This time, the free PlayStation Store cash has an expiration date. If you don’t use your $10 by March 25, 2013, you lose it. Fortunately, there’s a lot there for $9.99 or less, so you could get a free game. Perhaps even two, if you don’t mind minis. You have a lot of options. PSOne Classics are all between $4.99-$9.99, for example, and minis that are playable on the PS3, PSP and Vita are usually under $5. Or, you could always end up getting some DLC for an existing game.
I was one of the lucky few who received a $10 free credit back in February 2013. (I then waited a few days to spend it on the Mass Effect 3 Citadel DLC add-on. Best way to use $10 ever. I haven’t received a second one, so it seems Sony is rolling out this $10 PlayStation Store credit love fest in waves.
Basically, go turn on your PS3. Check your inbox. If you see a message from [PSN] there, don’t delete or ignore it. Open it up. If it’s got a shopping bag link inside to the PlayStation Store, you’re golden. Grab your free $10 and run with it!
Also, the criteria for the free PlayStation Store money is still unknown. If it helps, I have a PS3, PSP, Vita and am a PlayStation Plus member and I received one.