What you need to know
- Bing Rebates is now generally available in the US.
- It makes finding cash back deals easier when using Bing.
- Ties in with your Microsoft Rewards account.
Microsoft is today announcing the general availability of its new Bing Rebates service in the United States, which makes finding cash back deals on the web much easier. Users searching the web for gifts using Microsoft Bing will be able to find deals from participating merchants directly on the search results page without needing to click into a website first.
Bing Rebates is powered by Microsoft Rewards, and features a very similar UI. Users will be able to register for cash back, and Microsoft will even feature deals and rebates that you can take advantage of directly on the Microsoft website.
The process is straightforward, too. Search for products like you normally would while signed in to Microsoft Bing, click on the search result that you're interested in that also has a cashback offer, and Bing will let you know that the rebates offer is being activated. Once you've purchased the item you're interested in, Microsoft will confirm the purchase was successful, and then you'll be able to transfer that money into your PayPal.
Give with Bing
Elsewhere, Microsoft has also announced that its "Give with Bing" service now includes over 1.4 million non-profit organizations across the globe. Microsoft Reward users can donate their points with Five with Bing, and through December 31, Microsoft is matching all donations. Microsoft says that over $1 million in points have been donated since the Give with Bing campaign started.
Give with Bing is also coming to other markets too, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain. You can sign up for Give with Bing here to get started today. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on Bing Rebates and Give with Bing? Let us know in the comments.
Read more about today's announcement on Microsoft's blog.
Wow, they have prob ~100 offers from a who's who in retail. Pretty darn good. Most of the offers are nominal but it's better than zero. Thanks!
I already got $10 back from shopping somewhere when it was still a beta feature. It does take some time to process though
Most do. Only Rakuten seems to be consitiantly quick.
Bing Cash Back
Thanks for saying it's US only. You guys should do that more often
What I don't like about the Bing Rebates program is when I do a Bing search (ex. for a particular hotel) and the result I want is an organic link with a rebate offer attached to it. That means if I click on that link and make a purchase Bing will get an affiliate payment regardless if I participate in the rebate program or not. I have no problem with them offering affiliate links but they should not be embedded into normal organic search listings when there is no other generic link alternative to the same website.
You can hit cancel while it is loading that link and just think it breaks that tracker. Also, if you are using another cash back service such as the ones listed in the above comment, it will override that initial tracking cookie so you don't have to worry about that screwing up the tracker you are trying to use.
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