Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 5:35 PM —
Time for another Quick Tip, and this time Bing search could help you ease the burden on your wallet to buy Windows Phone apps.
One little-known but much-beloved feature of the search engine is Bing Rewards, where you can earn points by using Bing to snatch some awesome deals. You can earn stuff like a 1-month subscription of Hulu Plus, 60 minutes of Skype Credit, 1-month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions, a certain number of entries for a giveaway, and more. You can earn a max of 15 points per 45 searches daily, and you can earn more points for doing other specific tasks (like referring others to join Bing Rewards).
Finally, Windows Phone 8 users can also benefit from Bing Rewards. A new offer has been put up on the site and it's quite enticing: $1.25 of Windows Phone Store credit for 170 points, or $5.00 of credit for 525 points (the latter is the better deal). That's real money you're credited with and can use to buy just about any apps or games that you want. Plus as with most Bing Rewards, there's no limit on how many times you can earn the credit which means you may never have to pay for a Windows Phone app again (at least until Microsoft removes the offer).
To sign up for Bing Rewards, just click here and login with your Microsoft or Facebook account. Then check out the Dashboard to learn how to earn points. It's free, so why not?
Bonus Tip: Earn Gold status in Rewards by completing all of the tasks listed on this page, and you get 10 points off of each Windows Phone Store credit offer!