Bing offers Microsoft Points in search rewards program

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  1. Delta517
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    Microsoft recently launched a tempting partner program for its Bing search engine. By installing the Bing toolbar (which appears to only be compatible with Windows rigs running Internet Explorer) and using it to search or taking part in daily promotions, you can earn Reward points. Notably, this form of fake currency can be easily exchanged for another: Microsoft Points.

    The program allows you to trade in Reward points for Microsoft Points in 100-point denominations -- though it's unclear how quickly one can accumulate these points. We do know that installing the Bing toolbar earns you 250 points from the get-go, of which 200 can immediately be exchanged for $2.50 worth of Xbox bucks. So what's the catch? There doesn't appear to be one.[/p]

    Source: Joystiq

    Note: US only.
     


  2. .Chris

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    Amazing.
     
  3. windwakr

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    But it probably spies on you, like Google toolbar does.
     
  4. Gariscus

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    US only.
    Edit: Maybe it isn't I'm gonna try something... [​IMG]
     
  5. iFish

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    Too bad i don't have an Xbox [​IMG]

    I never liked Bing anyway :/
     
  6. void03

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    Can't stop thinking that this is what bing means.

    BING = Because It's Not Google

    Lol, only for US residents.
     
  7. [M]artin

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    Just linked it to my Windows Live Address which is linked to my Gamertag and completed all possible offers and maxed out my points for the day at 300. Just exchanged 100 Bing points for 100 Microsoft Points, 3 times.

    The offers are ridiculously easy, some are just related to a historical event, like the Emancipation Proclamation which was issued earlier this week, in the past. Its a current offer and you get 6 points just by clicking on a link that takes you to a Bing Image search of it. There are a handful of offers like that, and an ongoing one that expires October 2nd which allows you to earn 1 bing point for every 2 searches on bing, up to a max of 20 points a day (40 searches).

    In total, I completed all the available offers for today in a matter of minutes, and after the 250 bing points sign-up bonus, I maxed out at 300 points.

    It asked for my shipping address and told me it would send me email confirmation after I redeemed. So I'm still waiting for the e-mails, and I hope they don't snail mail me the points... [​IMG]

    EDIT: Also, I couldn't install it with Firefox, it said it needed to be initiated with Internet Explorer. So even though I initiated and installed with IE, when I opened Firefox again, to my surprise, the toolbar was THERE, in Firefox. I mean its a bit ugly but it'll do for now. But I also noticed the toolbar made Firefox slow down and lock up A LOT in the past few minutes, even made it crash once (I think it happens mostly when I open a new tab or load a new website in a fresh tab). Not sure if it plays nice with Firefox right now... [​IMG]
     
  8. Joe88

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    I will wait for a bot just like club bing to commence raping
     
  9. RupeeClock

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    I think the catch is you have to stop using google and start using IE. No way man.
     
  10. Devin

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    Ordered 2 100 Microsoft Points Cards. BTW: It would seem that they would just add it to your Windows Live email account? Instead of mailing out the cards? xD
     
  11. [M]artin

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    Yup, it was the toolbar, alright. As soon as I maxed out my points for the day, I signed out of the toolbar (lolwut), went to View -> Toolbars and disabled that shit. Haha, fuck you Bing... fuck you.
     
  12. Zerousen

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    Now we need Sony Points for VAIO users >:D
     
  13. Magmorph

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    So Microsoft is bribing people to use Bing? The bribe would have to be exponentially higher to get me to use internet explorer.
     
  14. zeromac

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    Sweet [​IMG]

    Oh wait USA only..
    Fuck it I'll just proxy
     
  15. GutsMan.EXE

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    Lol you can go ahead a rack up points and do whatever you want without a USA proxy it's just that shipping is to USA only because they ship all they're rewards even the MS points.

    Btw i installed this and you can install in on Firefox fine.
     
  16. PrinceNOOB

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    Just racked up 326 pts and ordered 3x 100 msp cards hopefully it comes by email.
     
  17. Infinite Zero

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    Yikes! I'd never stop using Chrome for IE
     
  18. DSGamer64

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    Screw Bing.
     
  19. Goli

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    I think I'll use some random hotel's address to get some ms points [​IMG].
     
  20. Scott-105

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    Why do you want MS points when you don't have an Xbox?