Alongside the price for Members and Silver users, you’ll see the amount of credits required for Gold users to redeem the reward.
Using the example above, at 525 credits, that $5 Burger King eGift will take you 950 searches to earn over 64 days (as you can only get 15 credits per day and less from mobile search). Is it worth it?
This is where the special offers come into play. If you’re only using Bing Search to earn rewards points, you’re probably not going to see much value in the program. But check in regularly to complete the daily deals and you’ll accumulate points a lot faster.
Of course, if you don’t want the rewards for yourself, Bing encourages members to donate their credits to a worthy cause.
Bing Rewards lets you support the school of your choice through their Bing in the Classroom program. Sure, it’s a ploy to get their own products into the educational system, but don’t let that deter you – all the technology kids are doing it.
You can donate your Bing Rewards credits in increments of 50, earmarked for a school of your choice. Once that school has accumulated 30,000 credits, the school receives a shiny, new Surface 32GB tablet with a black Type cover.
Like Bing Rewards itself, this program is only available in the U.S. You can check and see if your child’s school has earned any donated credits or tablets by visiting bing.com/findyourschool. It will take forever to accomplish this on your own, but Bing points out on the reward page that 60 parents participating in Bing Rewards for just a month could earn enough for a Surface tablet for their school. In one year, they say, 125 parents participating in Bing Rewards could earn tablets for an entire classroom. Once your school has 30,000 credits, Microsoft will send out the tablet within 60 days.
Currently, there are five other options for Bing Rewards users who are feeling generous and want to use their credits to help others. The redemption of 100 credits results in a donation of $1 for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Kids in Need Foundation or Teach for America. It can also get you a $ Charity Impact Card. Redeem 500 of your Bing Rewards credits for a $5 gift card from the Network for Good, enabling you to send your donation to any one of 1.2 million charities.
Not feeling altruistic today? That’s alright – you can use your credits in Bing Rewards sweepstakes for chances to win cool prizes, instead.
The selection under the Win tab is pretty slim right now, but watch for new sweepstakes as Bing Rewards are updated.
Currently, there are a total of 8 Bing Rewards sweepstakes options, but only four prize packs. Each one has two different points level options; for example, you can choose to redeem 40 credits (35 for Gold members) for 10 entries to the Microsoft Band sweepstakes, or 20 credits (15 for Gold members) for 1 entry.
The prizes currently offered are the Microsoft Band, three $500 Nordstrom’s gift cards, three Assassin’s Creed Xbox One prize packs, and a Halo: Spartan Strike for Windows prize pack.