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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Bing Rewards: It's not too bad

In terms of getting rewarded for searches, I've never been a big fan of Bing Rewards, particularly when I have Swagbucks available.  But I decided to join the program today and found it to be, well, okay.  I would still make Swagbucks my primary search engine, but here are a few advantages that Bing has over SB:

1.  You know exactly what you are getting.  Two searches are worth a point, up to 30 points per day.  You don't have to click on any links, so you can bang through those searches in about two minutes.  There are also bonus links to click for 1-10 points.  Do it while you are watching TV or something.  Points are worth about a penny each.  The list of prizes is much smaller than at SB.

2.  You can earn "status," based on how many points you have accumulated.  The top status gets you 10% off rewards.

That's pretty much it.  My plan is to come in in the morning, bang out my 60 searches and be done with it for the day.  Maybe I'll give myself a calendar invite.  That's a couple of gift cards every month, which is not terrible for doing nothing.  I should be able to earn Silver Status within a week and Gold within a month.

If you sign up through my referral link and earn Silver status within a month, I get 200 points.  Not a big deal, but every bit helps.

2 comments:

  1. Just fyi, in case you haven't seen it yet, but once you reach gold, it takes 3 searches to get one point. That's balanced out a bit by the discount for rewards. One thing you may have seen, you can exchange 475 bing points for a 500 Swagbucks code, which is pretty cool imo.

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  2. I hadn't, but thanks for letting me know. The Swagbucks trade is definitely cool.

    This deal is definitely not great for the search engine itself, as you noted, but if you're sitting in front of the TV doing nothing, hey, why not?

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