Sony's PlayStation Network was heavily disrupted over the Christmas period, which kept paying customers from their content and services. To make up for this, the company is extending people's PS+ subscriptions and offering a future discount on a PlayStation Store purchase.
Here's the deal, and its announcement message, in full (the compensation is bolded).
Happy New Year! Since access to PlayStation Network was impacted during the holidays, we wanted to show our appreciation for your patience by offering all PlayStation Plus members that had an active membership or free trial on December 25th a membership extension of five days. The extension will be automatically applied, so no action is necessary to receive the extension. We will post additional information here on PlayStation.Blog when the extension becomes available. If your membership or trial ends before the extension is available, you will receive five days of Plus to enjoy once the extension becomes available (we will notify you when).
In addition, sometime this month we will announce that for a limited time, we will be offering a 10 percent discount code good for a one-time discount off a total cart purchase in the PlayStation Store as a thank you to all PSN members.
This discount can be used toward content available on PS Store including blockbuster new releases, award winning indie games, game add-ons and season passes, and an enormous selection of TV and Movies.
In case you missed it, click here to read about all the great games included in the January 2015 PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection lineup.
Thanks again to all our loyal PlayStation fans and welcome to our newest console owners. Wishing you all a very happy holiday.
There's a whole lot of "thanks" in that message. Given so many people are paying for PS+ these days, a "sorry" or two couldn't have hurt.