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I recently posted a question that our team was unable to resolve and assigned 100 points as a "bounty". Unfortunately no one was able to answer that question and we only got one comment that was of no help.

The bounty period has expired but I didn't get the points back.

From further research and posting elsewhere we found no solution but we did find a workaround, so we answered our own question.

How can I get my points back?

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    You don't get your points back once a bounty is offered – Anthon Mar 26 '13 at 21:49
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    You can get 100 points back in like an hour. Just answer a few easy questions, get a couple upvotes and an accept or two and they'll be back :) also, this post belongs on meta – Phillip Schmidt Mar 26 '13 at 21:51
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    Really. I think that if the experts here cannot answer the question, then I should get the point back x 5 times. But don't get me wrong. We did and still do need a solution for our problem. So it's most disappaointing all round. – WilliamK Mar 27 '13 at 0:26

From the bounty privileges page:

The reputation you're using for the bounty is immediately and irreversibly deducted from your reputation.

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