One of my favorite ways to earn a little extra money is the lazy man’s way, by earning money by doing things I am already doing and buying. It’s why I love using my three favorite cash back sites when I’m making a purchase online. It’s why I use four different money saving apps on my phone. And it’s why using Bing Rewards while doing internet searches just makes sense.For a long time I was using a different reward search engine (Swagbucks) and my husband would always tease me for using it. He did this because, well, it just wasn’t as great of a search engine! And after a while, it just didn’t prove rewarding as the Swagbucks became fewer and fewer (and SB smaller and smaller when I would get them from searching on their engine) as more people joined their network. It meant I wasn’t earning those rewards as quickly as I did when I first joined.
It was then that I decided to try out Bing Rewards for searching. First, the search results are way better than what I had been using, and all those Google vs Bing commercials were convincing me to give Bing a go. A friend also recommended me to use them for their rewards too, so I went ahead and signed up and made Bing my default search engine and test drove their rewards program.
What I really liked about Bing Rewards was that the credits were simple to earn and not based on chance. You get rewarded 1 credit per every 2 Bing searches, up to 15 credits a day on desktop, and up to 10 credits on mobile search. It’s that simple, no guessing which search may or may not result in swagbucks points. Plus, there are usually some freebie credits you can get for doing some simple actions from your rewards dashboard, like getting a correct answer on their little trivia challenge. Plus, there are bonuses for inviting friends, reaching silver and gold levels, and for doing so many searches in a month from your mobile or desktop.
The credits add up pretty quick, and it only takes 525 credits for a $5 reward card to several different places like Amazon, Macy’s, Sephora, Starbucks, IHOP, or Groupon. Or you can use rewards to enter sweepstakes for awesome, bigger prizes, in case you are more of the risky type. Or you can donate your credits to charities like Boys and Girls Club of America, Teach for America, and Kids in Need. Once you start earning and redeeming, you can elevate yourself to Silver and Gold level status. At the Gold level you can get up to a 10% discount when redeeming credits for rewards, which means getting gift cards even sooner.
So, all you have to do to start earning cash back for doing that everyday thing you do – internet seraches – is sign up for Bing Rewards and then use Bing! If you really want to make sure those credits add up fast, switch to Bing as your default search engine on your desktop and mobile devices.
Right now if you do join Bing Rewards you can enter in for a chance to win 100,000 Bing Rewards Credits (a $950 value), a Surface Pro 3, or an Xbox One, among other goodies. There will be four winners total. This bonus offer ends May 26, 2015 at 9am ET though, so be sure to sign up soon.
So, tell me, do you use Bing Rewards?
This post was sponsored by Bing Rewards but all opinions are my own.