They offer the "reward" as an enticement to get people over onto the test server for the stress test. This means open beta.
You all are still in the closed beta. So no stress test is taking place yet.
Wait for the "weekend" event that is most likely coming soon. That'll be the open beta, stress test, with the tribble dangling from the stick in front of you.
Between the Holodeck, Tribble, Redshirt, CO, and NWN Open Beta the Server system is already as stressed as it needs to be.
STO is about my Liberated Borg Federation Captain with his Breen 1st Officer, Jem'Hadar Tactical Officer, Liberated Borg Engineering Officer, Android Ops Officer, Photonic Science Officer, Gorn Science Officer, and Reman Medical Officer jumping into their Jem'Hadar Carrier and flying off to do missions for the new Romulan Empire. But for some players allowing a T5 Connie to be used breaks the canon in the game.