It’s no secret that Google has the most popular search engine out there, but that doesn’t mean that other search engines can provide acceptable service for your web-browsing needs.
Take into consideration Microsoft’s Bing. It’s a fast, snappy engine that provides relevant search results at a level of proficiency that’s acceptable to the needs of most internet users.
One particular perk of using Bing is that Microsoft will actually pay you to use it, in addition to their web browser Microsoft Edge (the successor to Microsoft Explorer. This program is known as Bing Rewards
How It Works
By using Bing and/or Microsoft Edge, shopping with Microsoft (using your relevant Bing Rewards-linked account), and completing tasks like answering quizzes on the Bing Rewards homepage you earn “credits.”
10 credits is roughly equivalent to one penny. Once earned, they can be redeemed for gift cards, Skype credit, charity pledges, or tickets for sweepstakes entries.
The Earning Process Works as Follows:
-Searching on Bing while logged into your Bing Rewards account will result in earnings of 5 points per search, with a maximum total of 50 points per day.
-You earn 5 points an hour for using Microsoft Edge, with a maximum of 5 points per day you can earn.
-You get 1 point for every dollar spent at Microsoft, Xbox, and Windows stores.
-You get additional points for quizzes and special offers. At the time of writing there were multiple trivia quizzes where you could search Bing for the answers to earn credits available.
Once you earn 500 points in a month you reach Level 2. At Level 2 you can earn up to 250 credits a day searching Bing, and you get discounts on Microsoft products
Where to Sign Up
Using Bing Rewards won’t make you an instant millionaire. If you are seeking this out as a way to specifically earn extra money, you will probably be frustrated.
On the other hand, if you are willing to switch to Bing as your default search engine and casually rack up credits on the side as you browse the web, it could be a good way to get an extra $5-$10 in your pocket towards an Amazon gift card after a few months.