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Xbox Partners With IHOP for Gaming Rewards and Xbox Menu Items

Xbox and IHOP
(Image credit: Microsoft / IHOP)

Xbox has announced (opens in new tab) an exciting new partnership for those who love gaming and pancakes. Microsoft’s gaming division partnered with IHOP (International House of Pancakes) to conjure new Xbox redeem rewards and game offers, limited-time Xbox-inspired menu items, and more. To benefit from the new rewards program, you must be an Xbox member and a member of IHOP’s International Bank of Pancakes rewards program.

Focusing on the Xbox rewards first, gamers may be pleased to know that they will be able to redeem their pancake-eating-related rewards for some sweet treats from Microsoft. The 1-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (opens in new tab) trial (for 10 PanCoins) will open up access to an extensive games library playable on PC, Xbox and video streaming devices (e.g., phones, tablets, lower-power PCs and laptops, TVs). In addition, new games are added all the time, including new releases, and you will have access to perks and discounts.

Other gaming treats you can opt for include the Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle (40 PanCoins) and full game download codes for Grounded (40 PanCoins).

As for the edibles on the menu, three new Xbox recipes have been created: Party Animals, Grounded, as well as the Forza Family Feast (see images), with enough pancakes, bacon, eggs, sausages, and hash browns for four people. These menu additions will be available nationwide at participating IHOP restaurants nationwide through October 31.

The food-related partnership continues with several events. If you live in the Seattle area, there will be a pop-up restaurant event at the IHOP at Bellevue Marketplace. Then, on September 13, visit the newly remodeled IHOP location, where you can grab an Xbox controller at your booth and enjoy Xbox Game Pass action while you dine. There will also be a live streaming event from this location with prizes including IHOP gift cards and PanCoins.

Lastly, the partnership between Xbox and IHOP will deliver collectible IHOP syrup caddies with an Xbox twist. The caddies will be bundled with bright blue Xbox Wireless Controllers. More information about this promotion and chances to win will be revealed shortly via IHOP’s social media channels.

Please note: to earn one PanCoin at IHOP, you need to spend $5. Thus, to qualify for the 1-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (opens in new tab) trial in one sitting, you will need to eat $50+ of pancakes or other IHOP menu items.

Mark Tyson
Freelance News Writer

Mark Tyson is a Freelance News Writer at Tom's Hardware US. He enjoys covering the full breadth of PC tech; from business and semiconductor design to products approaching the edge of reason.

  • 10tacle
    Yes because nothing puts a social stigma of kids getting fatter and gaming at home instead of getting outdoors like stuffing your face with IHOP pancake reward money from Xbox. Can Microsoft be any more tone deaf, especially after two years of kids being on lockdown at home and gaining more BMI than they ever have in any previous generations?
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  • Geef
    I still think it would RULE if there were fantasy/rpg games that would give people stat bonuses for getting a membership to the gym and showing them going at least X times per month.

    Of course there would be the guy who actually worked at the gym so his sheet shows him going 5 days a week for 40 hours. His STR, CON, AGI would be crazy!
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  • Mandark
    10tacle said:
    Yes because nothing puts a social stigma of kids getting fatter and gaming at home instead of getting outdoors like stuffing your face with IHOP pancake reward money from Xbox. Can Microsoft be any more tone deaf, especially after two years of kids being on lockdown at home and gaining more BMI than they ever have in any previous generations?
    Well Microsoft can’t be the parents for these kids either. People raising the children need to make sure that their kids are not just sitting there getting fat and playing games
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