I thought rewards points are only for groceries, shops, credit cards, and plane tickets. I had no idea Microsoft has gone geeky about it too. The software giant has released the Bing Rewards app for Windows Phone devices earlier and now it has come to Android. This means more ways to get points for using Bing’s many services to exchange for prizes in the future. Actually, we've heard about this rewards program earlier this 2014 but no mention when it will be launched.
Anyone can earn credits simply by searching for stuff on Bing.com. Obviously, this is Microsoft’s smart way to get people to use the search engine. Use the points and credits to redeem rewards like gifts cards, Redbox movie rentals, and subscriptions to Hulu Plus and Xbox LIVE. You can even choose to donate your points to charities instead if you’re being generous or do some shopping at Amazon.com. If you’re in dire need of coffee, head on to Starbucks to redeem a cup of coffee.
Microsoft will be offering special deals daily so you’d be enticed to use the Bing app. With the app, you can check your status and see more ways how to get to the next level in earning points.
Microsoft says there really is no catch to earn rewards points. It’s just the company’s way of saying thank you for using the Bing search engine. Okay, now I have a reason to use Bing.
Search and earn. And then redeem. That’s what Microsoft wants us to do… (instead of actually making search results better.) Promo is only available in the US.