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How to Sell Out to Microsoft and Make Easy Money - $450 and Counting for Me

Microoft BingMicrosoft’s Bing search engine launched in 2009 and has been a distant number two to mighty Google.  One might say that Google is the Microsoft of search engines and Microsoft is the Apple…well, if it’s 1990.

Early on, Microsoft was desperate for market share and launched the Bing Rewards program in 2010, later rebranded as Microsoft Rewards.  The program gives you points when you search via Bing.  This includes using the search bar in your browser, search on your mobile devices, etc. and does not require installing any software.

And what do you do with these points?  You can use them to enter drawings, donate to charity, or redeem them for gift cards from Amazon and other major retailers.

This isn’t going to add up to “side hustle” money or even beer money.  But what I’ve found is that since my first redemption on February 10, 2012, I’ve enjoyed a steady stream of Amazon gift certificates.  Every 2-3 months or so when I’m checking out on Amazon, I remember Bing and check my points.  After a couple button clicks, the Amazon code arrives in my email.

I’ve clocked about $450 in Amazon gift certificates over the last 10 years.

Bing Rewards


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