Every day, you turn on your computer or you pick up your mobile device. How often do you use them to conduct a search on a search engine? I'm guessing, it's pretty often.
Did you know, by utilizing the Bing search engine, you can actually earn credits towards rewards like gift cards to your favorite restaurant, games, movies and other retailers? You can even use your credits to enter sweepstakes or donate them to a worthy cause.
Earn Credits Towards Rewards
The first 20 credits are easy to earn. You receive 20 bonus credits just for signing up, plus 3 more credits for clicking the "Earn and Explore" links. Other opportunities take a little work, or no work at all if you frequently search the web.
To speed up the process, in your browser, set Bing as your default search engine. Make sure you're logged in to your Microsoft account (You can remain logged in so you don't have to log in each time), and search. It's that simple. In addition to the credits you receive for searches you do anyway, there are also bonus credits you can earn for conducting a specific number of searches, hundreds you can earn for inviting friends and 10 credits per day for mobile searches.
Be sure to check your Bing Dashboard for more earning opportunities!
Redeeming Credits for Rewards
If you're like me, you're a member of different websites offering easy rewards. Compared to other "earn for searching" sites, it takes a higher amount of credits to earn a reward as a standard member, but as a gold member, the credits required drop about 10% making it comparable. Also, there are worthwhile sweepstakes every 2 months that require as little as 40 credits for 10 sweepstakes entries.
You can become a Gold member and maintain that membership after redeeming your first reward, earning 750 credits and performing 150 rewardable searches per month. 150 initially seemed excessive, but after counting my searches, while working from home, I realized I performed 31 yesterday. If I was logged in, I would have met the 15 credits per day limit. If the average person makes 5 searches a day, they will meet their 150 per month search quota!
It doesn't take much, but the benefit of lower cost rewards makes it worth the effort. Who wouldn't want to take advantage of the opportunity to be rewarded for doing something they do anyway?