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Does everyone take advantage of this program? I started using it awhile ago since the surveys take a couple minutes and you get 20 MS points for it. Not to mention they now have the VIP promotion and the Punchcard promotions going on.
 

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I've signed up for it and got a few perks. None big enough to remember. But its basically your typical rewards plan, where you get a incentive to make Xbox or XBL marketplace related purchases.


If you are person that purchases DLC, games on demand, videos, music, XBL points alot. You will see good benefits from it.


If you are like me and only annually purchase COD map packs with MS points, I doubt you'll ever notice a benefit from using it.



They did have a special recently where if you purchased certain full featured games from XBL Marketplace.. you got like an 800pt bonus. Thats pretty awesome, especially considering some of the games were 50% off. Too bad COD4, MW2, or BLOPS1 wasnt on that list. I'd purchase those just to finally get rid of the stupid discs. Maybe next time!
 

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Do you do the monthly survey?
 

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I've earned 820 in points so far. I dig it.
 

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Yeah, I just passed 1200 MS points the other day.
 

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Originally Posted by americangunner  /t/1467521/rewards-program#post_23183589


Do you do the monthly survey?

I've done it once. I simply dont redeem points often enough make it worth the effort. I've also done the Bing rewards, which did payoff decently in the redemption of 800 point rewards from that. But even that took a year of completing Bing activities. I've also tried the Best Buy reward zone survey's on their Facebook app.. but it has yet to provide any usual totals.


As I said earlier, for those who use XBL Marketplace often it can be worth your time because there are so many smaller things to redeem your points for. I only use points to buy COD map packs.. and considering the annual subscription for that was 4800 points this year.. its just not something I see as worthy. I'd have to complete 240 monthly surveys to get the map packs for free.
 

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I don't do it religiously, but I did find it interesting that I was in the highest percentile of people earning rewards points.I do the MS Rewards, including the survey. I also do BING search rewards. (125= 100 MS points) Don't leave money on the table...there are quite a few ways to earn. It's not a lot, but it's free. I have over 2000 right now.

Don't forget that when you renew your yearly, you can get up to 400 MS points...
 

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Just got my monthly rewards statement and I've earned 2080 MS points to date...not too shabby. The Bing rewards I've really cleaned up with though...right around $75 over the last year and a half.
 

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Sign in to your Microsoft account. Go to BING, and sign up. Two searches gets you one point. At the sign in (top right corner) there is usually a special search, "Earn 1 Point..." "Earn 25 points..." etc...

I use the Bing Bar, but I hate the "Bing Desktop..."
 

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And your first bing search should be "bing bot". I usually do that first thing at work...while going through my morning emails, the bing bot gets my searches done in a few minutes in the background. Then I'm free to use google the rest of the day.
 

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MICROSOFT POINTS DEPOSITED IN MARCH

Total Microsoft Points Pending: 0

Total Microsoft Points Earned to Date: 680

Total Bonus Microsoft Points Awarded: 200
 

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Total Microsoft Points Pending: 20

Total Microsoft Points Earned to Date: 1120


Just fill out the surveys.....
 

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Originally Posted by kevin g.  /t/1467521/rewards-program/0_100#post_23194873


Sign in to your Microsoft account. Go to BING, and sign up. Two searches gets you one point. At the sign in (top right corner) there is usually a special search, "Earn 1 Point..." "Earn 25 points..." etc...

I use the Bing Bar, but I hate the "Bing Desktop..."

It's 3 searches for every point, not 2. Maximum of 30 points a day. Also, as I'm sure everyone is aware having Gold gets you a discount on earning MS points. Instead of 500 search points for 400 MS points it's 475 for 400 and 120 search points for 100 MS points instead of 125. I've earned 1204 MS points so far and that's just recently. I also agree, I hate the Bing desktop. It's cool in concept but more annoying in practice.
 

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Originally Posted by onlysublime  /t/1467521/rewards-program/0_100#post_23201372


so you do bing searches and it just knows to apply them toward microsoft points?

No, once you are enrolled in the program any 3 searches you do results in a net of 1 "Bing Rewards point" on your account. They can be applied towards MS points but can be used on other stuff too. Skype minute cards, Hulu Plus deals, Starbucks gift cards, other assorted offers. MS points are mentioned here because of the obvious relevance. You can earn points from the Bing website in addition to the Bing Bar and Bing desktop app but not from the mobile website or Windows Phone Bing app. You also have monthly surveys and offers to get Bing Rewards points as well so it's not just from searching the web although that's the main part of it. It's just a relatively easy way to get some free MS points for not really having to do much.
 

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Originally Posted by pcweber111  /t/1467521/rewards-program#post_23201197


It's 3 searches for every point, not 2. Maximum of 30 points a day. Also, as I'm sure everyone is aware having Gold gets you a discount on earning MS points. Instead of 500 search points for 400 MS points it's 475 for 400 and 120 search points for 100 MS points instead of 125. I've earned 1204 MS points so far and that's just recently. I also agree, I hate the Bing desktop. It's cool in concept but more annoying in practice.

I get one point for every two searches with a maximum of 15 per day. I use my Bing points to pay for Hulu Plus.
 

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Originally Posted by pcweber111  /t/1467521/rewards-program#post_23201197


It's 3 searches for every point, not 2. Maximum of 30 points a day. Also, as I'm sure everyone is aware having Gold gets you a discount on earning MS points. Instead of 500 search points for 400 MS points it's 475 for 400 and 120 search points for 100 MS points instead of 125. I've earned 1204 MS points so far and that's just recently. I also agree, I hate the Bing desktop. It's cool in concept but more annoying in practice.

Sorry, not sure where you're getting your points from, but I am getting one bing point for every two searches via the bing bar.



From my bing search profile:
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Search and Earn-3 of 15

Earn 1 credit per 2 Bing searches up to 15 credits a day.
 
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