Those of you who participate in the Bing Rewards program may have received an email recently, as I did, telling you about a new contest where you can win one of five HTC 8X phones. In addition to winning of HTC's flagship devices, the selected contestants will also receive $200 toward a contract with AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile.
To enter, simply redeem 15 (or 10, if you are a Gold Rewards member) of your Bing Rewards credits to purchase sweepstakes entries before January 7, 2013 at 11:59 AM. ET. One strange item of note is that ten sweepstakes entries are listed at the same 15-point cost as a single entry. This very well could be a mistake, so grab ten entries while you can.
The Bing Rewards program was originally conceived as a way to reward shoppers with 5% cash back for buying items they found via Bing on sites like Amazon and eBay. It later evolved into something more similar to Xbox Live Rewards, where you earn points for doing searches and can later redeem them for items, gift cards, or in this case, contest entries. Microsoft has been ramping up their rewards programs and even recently decided to start offering benefits for Xbox Live members based on their Gamerscores.
Hey, it's not much, but it's a nice bit of perks for something you are probably doing already.