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Cash in your Bing Rewards Points and go ad-free on Outlook.com

If you are a Bing Rewards member and have a few hundred points laying around collecting dust, you can use them to remove the ads on your Outlook.com screen.

For those not familiar, Bing Rewards points are earned as search for items using the Bing search engine. You can even earn points by using Bing on your Windows Phone. Points earned can then be redeemed for gift cards, contest chances and other services. One of which is to buy ad-free time for Outlook.com.

The Ad-Free Outlook.com offer is currently running 300 points. If you are a Gold Level Member, you get a slight discount that brings the cost down to 270 points. Once purchased, a code will be emailed to you for your ad-free period.

Ad-free Outlook.com Offer

The ad-free period is only for three months and while you can buy multiple codes, they cannot be stacked. While you can redeem a new code once the first three-month period expires, all codes must be redeemed by December 31, 2014.

It's not the best of situations but six months of ad-free Outlook.com is better than nothing. The alternative is paying $19.95 per year (opens in new tab). You can find all the details on the Bing Rewards offer through the link below.

  • Bing Rewards 3 Months of Ad-Free Outlook.com

Source: WindowsObserver.com

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

109 Comments
  • I already have 400+ but the mailing address won't save ffs /vpn problems D:
  • That's great! But I guess its only useful if you don't use the mail/outlook apps.
  • +8X
    I haven't opened outlook in months ... The phone app is good enough for me :)
  • I reached my goal & won the Microsoft Gift Card ... But can't claim it because I don't have a US phone number lol.
  • I too. LOL
  • Lol High-Five !
  • Actually , you can enter any number as long as it has a US format , I tried it myslelf earlier , the only number that matters is the one linked to your MS account found in outlook.com ; and it's best done via a VPN , the best combination is hotspotshield + firefox+adblock , for me .  
  • Anybody knows how to use Bing Rewards outside the USA?
  • I got it to work, but I don't know how ... Unfortunately its kinda useless, because you must enter a valid US phone number in order to redeem the gifts
  • Get a Skype number.
  • That would work, but it defeats the purpose of free rewards.
  • and still needs a valid mailing address
  • Google voice is free. Sometimes sites are smart enough to recognize it as a gvoice number. I would try it.
  • Google Voice doesn't work, at least not for me.   So, I have to use either my actual cell number or landline phone #.
  • VPN (Hotspot shield, afreevpn or vpnaccount) but like IceDree said after you reach your target you won't get the reward unless you have vailed mailing and number in the US
  • Try myus.com or borderlinx for an address
  • Thanks, but it's not free so the porpuse of getting free 5$ for the app store failed
  • They're not no... I wish they were...
  • AdBlock Plus for internet explorer anyone? just use that ad-on and save your points for other things.
  • Silly ads. I never see them thanks to that program. (I'm not going to pay for ads while on my metered internet, though wpcentral is whitelisted ;)
  • Exactly what I was thinking. It always amazes me how many people don't know about it.
  • Sometimes ads have good deals. Most aren't too obtrusive for me.
  • Lol. Sarcasm, right?
  • No. A little square jpeg with a lease on a car in the margin of an article, while I've been searching leases isn't a problem. Now fake download links, and pop overs, that's a no go on my patience.
  • Aren't to obtrusive? Lol hilarious. Although it will always be a fighting game with ads for most people. The day we let cable rape us so companies can advertise to us is when the consumer lost the game. So I block ads where I can. Hate ads. So apps like wpc paid or adblock.
  • Or you just don't have cable and buy the shows. That's an option too.
  • I don't have cable. ;). Just internet.
  • This!!! But I use the desktop Outlook anyways.
  • Adblocker for IE 11 hangs and is in beta. It works great on chrome tho...
  • Dont use the one from the adblock page ;) Just use the tracking lists inside IE !they work like charm :)
  • You don't need Adbkocker for IE 11. Just use the built in TPL. Works fine.
  • Omgosh....how cool! I had no idea this existed! I'm going to download that tonight when I get home. Thanks! *reminder set for Cortana*
  • Right!!!
  • That's a good deal
  • Wait nevermind. I didn't read that it isn't permanent.
  • I saved up and bought some Xbox games on sale It takes a while but it can be useful
  • Unfortunately, Bing rewards isn't available here in Saudi Arabia
  • I managed to make it work, but I don't know how ... Unfortunately its kinda useless, because you must enter a valid US phone number & address in order to redeem the gifts.
  • yeah right, that's BS
  • 100GB of free OneDrive storage for a year for only 100 points. That's what I'm talking about!
  • Beat me to it lol
  • Buy it three times for the 300, and you will get 100 GB for three years. Now that's a much better deal.
  • I'd recommend using those hundred points for an extra 100 GB of OneDrive storage.
    http://www.bing.com/rewards/redeem/000100000056?meru=https252f%252...
  • They should include ad-free as a feature of Office365 subscriptions. Then add a platinum sub for $200 a year that includes Xbox music and gold for all 5 named users.
  • And more OneDrive. And Xbox Video Pass.
  • Agreed!   Offer packages of services that are more affordable for families and reflect that people living within the same home share products within a home.
  • This is full of win.
  • As a gift to my WPCentral buds, here is a single use code for 5% off at the Microsoft Store. Reply once redeemed so that others know if it has been used please! zma4wjmdz
  • Well..not for India so... :|
  • I'd rather one of the many gift cards. I don't use outlook.com directly anyway.
  • Honestly the only thing I use my Bing Rewards for is Amazon gift certificates.
  • Agreed. That and Redbox rentals till they took that off.
  • You know you can sign up for RedBox text messages and they'll text you free rentals, rogo frees and discounts. My girlfriend and I both do it and see who gets the better deal. We also get emails from them with discount codes in them as well. Just saying.
  • i just cashed $20 worth of amazon gift certificate few days ago. Despite that i still have alot of points left.
  • Just redeemed 100GB for three years and $5 card for buying W8.2 and WP8.1 apps. I have previously bought multiple gift cards as well.
  • Since I've been using bing since 2010 I've earn over 12,000 points but I won't use it for this.
  • Really?  That's like $125 worth of Amazon Gift Certficates!!!  I gotta keep searchin' :)
  • I know and that's from one account.
  • Off topic will we get another bug fix update or its done. Wp8.1 still has many bugs to be fixed. Like visual glitches, notification centre lag and automatic closing of it when swiped down from the top
  • Seems US only.
  • Outlook has ads?
  • I was thinking the same thing. I've never noticed any ads. Either they aren't there outside the US, they're really unobtrusive or I'm just a pro at mentally filtering them out :P
  • They're on the right side of the page.
  • I use Stylish for Firefox. :mask:
  • Wait until June 29th to get 100gb OneDrive. Other than that iv mostly used it for free box live and games.
  • Why the 29th specifically?
  • Deal is valid until the 30th. And good for a calendar year. Just want to keep it for as long as possible.
  • I could risk missing the date, so enabled my three codes on the 21st
  • I cashed in for my code a month or more ago. I'm waiting till the end of the month just like you. Why not get the most out of it?
  • God damn it I have so many points which I can't even use :'(
  • Cash them in for Microsoft merchandise. Support Windows Phone by wearing it. I cashed mine in and have an awesome Cortana shirt for it.
  • I can't redeem them since I don't live in the US
  • Silly me, I used my Bing credits on Windows Phone apps and Xbox games instead of ad-free outlook.com
  • Umm, use adblock (not plus, just adblock from getadblock for chrome is good)
  • It may be good, but Chrome is bad.
  • I have a Lumia 2520, so I just use the actual Microsoft Office Outlook program. I very rarely use the website. On the other hand, I was definitely sure to take advantage of that 100 GB of OneDrive storage for 100 points.
  • I personally am perfectly fine with the ad-supported version, although I do hope the ads would look as nice as Yahoo's.
  • I just use the apps on my phone and Surface. I rarely visit the Outlook webpage and even then: The ads are really subtle and unobtrusive. Not worth it to me, I'll save my points for gift cards.
  • No point of discussing Bing rewards when they only work in the US.
    If they worked outside I would've earned a lot ;) :P
  • When the apps crash or closing an apps that consume lot of RAM memory, the tile screen loading or resuming up to 1 ,2,4 minutes. That's the only thing I've noticed on windows phone operating system.
  • When will be Bing Rewards available in other countries like Belgium ??
  • After uk, and canada, and big parts of europe, and africa, and you and me and the rest of The World will get it. Go to america, do a hack or die while waiting. Or just go work, earn money and you will get money faster, not like 125 dollars in 4 years. (see the comment up)
  • It's coming. There was an article posted taking about Microsoft looking to hire someone for just that job.
  • I want bing rewards in India..
  • Were there ads? Oh I have never seen thanks to adblock :D
  • What can I get for 1000 points?
  • I'd recommend the 5.00 Amazon gift codes. :)
  • Hello I am sending this from a galaxy far far away
    It's called Europe
    Tell me about these rewards
  • Hey, Im in that galaxy too ;)
  • How can i sign for Bing rewards without US?
  • Us who? You and who? Hah, after this joke, I know a faster but a little bit harder way to earn money, it gives x480 more money: Get. A. God. Damn. JOB!
  • Bing, nyuchi and Google nyuchi,then tell me what nyuchi is! This should at least in humble opinion show how useless one of them is useless. And the loser is.......! Why should I use the loser, it beats me?
  • Not available in my region. Thanks MS.
  • Does anyone know how much ad-free outlook costs in the UK? For some reason they don't tell you how much it is before you enter your card details and I don't want to risk it.
  • I've never seen an ad in outlook.com - outlook2013 is great for accessing you outlook account.
  • I don't know why they don't make them world wide, they need the market share.
  • Earning money for giving money? Really? They are already losing money for this, why would they want to lose more money?!
  • Still no Bing Rewards in Canada.
    -_-
  • Bing Rewards aren't available in the UK... what gives?
  • Better use of points is to get Skype credits...
  • I've never seen an ad on outlook. Besides, even if I did, I don't spend enough time on the site to care about them. I'll use my points for something useful. Like amazon gift cards or free starbucks. :D
  • We should make an infographic for everyone who works at Microsoft that highlights where all their users are. Basically most of them are living OUTSIDE of the US. How do they not get this?
  • I honestly had no idea outlook had ads. I've been using adblock the entire time. Seems like a huge waste of Bing points
  • Bing Rewards isn't available yet in your country or region.
      Bummer :(
  • Not yet worked out why a) MS don't roll out the rewards programme outside the US, and b) why I have to pay to go ad-free when I already pay for my Office 365 subscription.
  • Lets face it. Outside US very few people are using Bing. For us, without rewards system and without regional and contextual search is just a... search engine. And Google gives superior results.
  • Speaking of going ad free... * RSS unsubscribe*
  • Bing rewards are not available in my country or region....i just wonder why.
  • Honestly, the ads on outlook aren't annoying enough to use my points to remove them. So I guess I'll use my points elsewhere