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Microsoft Paid Me $400 to Use Bing. They'll Pay You, Too!

Bing LogoMicrosoft’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 $400 in Amazon gift certificates over the last 10 years.

Bing Rewards



  1. Gday
    No one with an good moral ethical stance , pro freedom , pro truth, right to repair,
    patriotic sprite should be using International Corporations such as
    Microsoft, Google, DDG, Amazon, cuckflare,etc

    They are all onboard with :-
    PRISM, 5 Eyes, DRM, Data Surveillance , Agenda 21 , Sustainable development,
    Diversity + Inclusion, Woke, Anti Freedom of Speech , etc

    If you want an actual search engine you can trust

    I recommend self hosting an SearX instance
    and filter out google, DDG, Bing,etc from the search feed

    Two SearX servers I would recommend
    * https://search.joshwho.net/
    * https://searx.be/

    Instead of XXXX money from a corporation
    look into a better moral choice
    – Donations
    – Superchats
    – Merch Stores
    – Crowd/Community Funding

    SearX is on Git – https://github.com/searx/searx


    May 28, 2022 @ 7:24 pm | Reply
    • Joe:

      Do I get paid to use SearX

      May 29, 2022 @ 3:07 am | Reply
      • CoReA:

        No, therefore it is not worth it.

        May 29, 2022 @ 7:35 pm | Reply
  2. How this work?

    May 31, 2022 @ 3:54 pm | Reply

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