The switch has been flipped for Microsoft Rewards in the U.S. with new site design

Back in August, it was announced that Bing Rewards would soon be replaced by the Microsoft Rewards program for those in the United States. The program's concept remains the same, but nomenclature, status, and ability to redeem points were all being modified.

Those changes appear to have taken effect today as noticed by @prjkthack who tipped us on the modification. The Bing Rewards page is now updated to reflect the new Microsoft Rewards status along with new features and redesign.

Some of the changes include points for using Microsoft's Edge browser, purchasing items in both the Windows Store and Microsoft Store. Other changes are more superficial e.g. instead of credits they are points. Bing Rewards had three levels (Member, Silver, and Gold), but Microsoft Rewards has Tier 1 and Tier 2 levels. If users earn 500 Microsoft Points a month, they will be a Tier 2 member and will be able to get a 10% discount on rewards from Microsoft brands. All current Bing Rewards members who signed up before August 15 will be upgraded to Tier 2 which will last until October 31.

Users can redeem 'points' for Gift Cards and chances to win prizes

Points can be exchanged for rewards such as gift cards at GameStop, Amazon, Starbucks, Hulu, and Microsoft brands.

You can head to the new site found at this link:{.nofollow}.

You can read the full changes in the official Microsoft FAQ on the subject. As usual, Microsoft Rewards is U.S. only for the time being.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.