Eric often uses online programs to earn money and gift cards. He loves to share these programs with others, so they also can earn rewards.
What's Microsoft Rewards?
Microsoft Rewards is a program created by Microsoft that rewards users for interacting with Bing and other Microsoft products. You can earn gift cards (and other similar rewards) with Microsoft Rewards. Curious?
Here's how you can earn points for free and what you need to do to earn these points.
Is Microsoft Rewards Worth Using?
I think the program is worth the time it takes. The main reward I get often is Amazon gift cards, but there are some other neat rewards as well.
You Can Get Various Gift Cards
You can also use points to get digital gift cards for various stores.
I think the most noteworthy gift card you can receive is the Amazon gift card. There are multiple Microsoft gift cards you can get, too.
Don't Try to Cheat the Program
Search Like Normal
Keep in mind that Microsoft expects you to use Bing naturally, and they do not want to give you points for nonsensical searches. If you stray too far away from normal searching, Microsoft can and probably will ban you.
I Use Bing as an Additional Search Engine
I still mostly use Google as my main search engine, so when I want to search for something I search in Google and Bing in separate tabs.
Search for Things You Are Interested In
When I do want to search for points, I search for news stories or things I heard about recently, or I look up terms or concepts. Put some thought into your searches and everything will go fine.
Don't Use Auto Search or Bots
It also should be obvious that using auto searches and bots is cheating. Keep in my mind that if Microsoft catches you cheating, they have every right to ban you.
Only Use One Account
You are only allowed one Microsoft Rewards account. Some people make multiple accounts to try to earn gift cards faster, and these people also tend to overlap with people who cheat using bots and auto searches. I know I am starting to sound repetitive, but remember: If you do this, Microsoft can ban you.
You access all the activities from your dashboard, and this is where you see all the activities you can complete in a day.
You can see how many points you can earn in a day and other useful information here.
Earn Points by Searching With Bing
One of the main ways to earn points is to search with Bing. You can earn from searches made on your computers and smartphones.
There Is a Daily Limit on How Many Points You Can Earn
There is a daily limit on how many points you can from searching, and the mobile and desktop searching each have their own limits.
How to Earn Points From Quizzes
Earning points from quizzes is the most consistent way to earn points with Microsoft Rewards if you are willing to put in the time to do them. Quizzes normally involve answering short questions that you can look up with Bing. The searches you make while answering the quiz questions also earn you points, so keep this in mind.
Other Activities to Do for Points
In addition to quizzes, Microsoft also has activities that reward 10 points when you click on them. I like these tasks as they are very easy to complete. These activities involve clicking on something and waiting for pages to load.
Earning Extra Points From Emails
If you do not opt-out, Microsoft also sends Microsoft Rewards emails with bonus activities that you can complete for extra points occasionally. These activities and quizzes are the same as those you see on your dashboard. Every once in a while, Microsoft sends bonus points to users in these emails, so they are worth checking.
Earning Extra Points With Microsoft Edge
If you use Microsoft Rewards while signed in to the Microsoft Edge web browser, you can do a few extra activities each day. Microsoft has also given extra points in the past for just using the Edge browser on computers and on phones, and they may do so again in the future. While I am not the biggest fan of the Edge browser, I was willing to test using it to earn some extra rewards points as I felt the incentive was worth it.
Getting Extra Points From Daily Streaks
If you complete your daily set of activities every day, you will earn a nice amount of extra points. Doing all the daily set activities is a nice way to get some easy bonus points.
The Bonus for Reaching Reward Level Two
Reaching level two gives multiple bonuses in addition to what you can already earn with Microsoft Rewards. To reach level two, you need to earn 500 points in a month.
These are the bonuses you get for reaching level two:
- Access to member sales and discounts, with exclusives for level two members
- Get up to 10% off when redeeming rewards from Microsoft brands
- You can earn up to 250 points per day searching with Bing
Recap of How to Earn Points
- Search naturally on Bing and do not cheat.
- Do the daily quizzes and activities.
- Participate in the program often.
My Final Thoughts on Microsoft Rewards
Overall, Microsoft Rewards is good. To get rewards often, you need to use the program every day and use Microsoft services frequently.
Even slight casual use will eventually earn gift cards, though, and I would recommend everybody join the program.
It is free, and there is no downside to joining.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
© 2018 Eric Farmer
What Do You Think About Microsoft Rewards?
Eric Farmer (author) from Rockford Illinois on July 02, 2018:
Microsoft Rewards can not be used in some countries. Sorry.
karelamella on July 02, 2018:
http://bingrewards.info This is the site i met 7 days earlier. It guide me to how to sign in bing rewards dashboard. But when i tried to sign up for bing rewards dashboard i got a message that bing rewards are not available in your region. What does it means?