Bing Rewards: Is it worth it?

Are you a regular Bing user? If so you may be interested in Bing Rewards, the latest initiative from Microsoft, which was launched today. Users will be able to gain credits for such things as searching on Bing, checking out new features, or for making Bing their homepage.

Bing Rewards: Is it worth it?

However as Ben Parr over on Mashable notes, this just seems to be a successor to Bing Cashback which didn’t exactly set the world on fire and closed at the end of July. Bing Rewards is like a customer loyalty program, the more you use Bing, the more credit you’ll earn but are the rewards really worth it?

If you want to try it out then you have to download the “Bing Bar” to a Windows device then sign in using your Windows Live ID but we’re not sure that Microsoft are hitting the right note. After all using a search engine is not exactly the same as going on your weekly shop for groceries and we doubt that many people are going to be bothering about Bing points, unless of course Microsoft makes the rewards worthwhile.

For more on this go to mashable.com who also make the excellent point that it’s features that will gain Bing more users and not reward schemes. What do you think of Bing Rewards though? We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on this so why not send us your comments.

  • Johnie Karr

    For what it’s worth, you do not have to download the bing bar, as the article suggests.

  • programguy

    Bing rewards now supports Internet Explorer (of course) as well as Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.