The Bing rewards program is changing. Although we are led to believe things will be bigger and better going forward, one notable change is the loss of 10% discount on rewards cost for gold members for non-Microsoft gift cards. If you are used to exchanging points for Amazon gift cards, cash in now before the change goes into effect!
I cash out every time I accumulate enough points for a $5 Amazon GC. Right now I am about 75 points away. If the old redemption values last another 3 days, I will cash out. Then I think we will all cash out with new point levels. I am not planning to spend those point for micro$oft crap for the 10% discount. 10% of nothing is still nothing.
Looks like they nixed the extra discount for non-MS GCs for Gold members (Level 2 in new system). I guess nobody was using the pts for MS stuff and this is their way of making it more attractive than the non-MS GCs that we usually get...I just hope the extra points we can earn from using MS Edge will offset the difference...
bobley said: Is this immediate? It's not clear from the FAQ. I don't think there's a date set out, not that I've seen anyway. But soon... I cashed out for my Amazon gc as soon as the announcement went out.
bobley said: Is this immediate? It's not clear from the FAQ.
My email says that they will be updating accounts over the next few weeks, so my guess it that it could happen anytime between now and early September.
I cashed out recently for an Amazon GC, so unless I start going crazy with BING search, I doubt I'll be able to grab another $5 GC before they update. I'm gonna try, I only need a little over 300 pts....
The transition to the revised program occurred today. Be sure to search today, as double credits are available for both web and mobile. Not only that, but if you filled your searches early in the morning under the old system, it reseted tonight under the new program for mobile and desktop searches. I am guessing the daily counter resets again tonight, but not sure of that, or if the limit shown now includes tomorrow.
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