Microsoft has been offering some great free stuff to searchers through its Bing Rewards program, and if you’ve got a Windows Phone, their selection just got even better, with gift certificates for the Windows Phone Store.
The new certificates come in two varieties: $1.25 and $5. Strangely, though, the price in Bing Points – the digital ‘currency’ Microsoft awards Bing users based on how much they search – doesn’t quite add up with the actual value of the reward. The $1.25 reward will set you back 170 points, and the $5 reward will cost you 525 points. With Microsoft’s other rewards, like Amazon gift cards, 100 points comes out as $1, so it seems like they’re getting a little bit of a premium on the new offers.
Still, if you’re a Windows Phone user who happens to use Bing, it’s a great way to save yourself some cash and still be able to get the apps you love. We can't help but wonder if they'll be offering Windows 8 apps soon, too. If you’re not already signed up, you really should give it a shot; you can actually rake in a fair amount of cash just by searching. Everyone likes free money, right?