Bing Rewards Rebranded As Microsoft Rewards; Microsoft Work & Play Bundle @$199

Bing Rewards is now Microsoft Rewards, earch point from Edge, shopping at Windows or Microsoft Stores. Now only $199 a Microsoft Work & Play bundle.

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Bing Rewards Program, is now called as Microsoft Rewards.

In a announcement, the company also introduced new features and capabilities, opening the service to a larger set of people.

If you're not aware of Bing Rewards, the program allows users to accumulate "credit" by utilizing Microsoft's services such as surfing the web using the Bing search engine or exploring daily offers. These credit points can then be used to get discounts on the company's products, and can even be used to purchase gift cards.

Additionally, the company also changed credits to "points" and now users can earn them via multiple new methods including via browsing using Edge, and through making purchases from the Windows and Microsoft stores.

Asides, Microsoft Rewards also introduces a new points system, where a single Bing credit has been made worth of 10 Microsoft Rewards Points. Bing Rewards' credits will be automatically converted for previous members.

In addition, Member tiers in Microsoft Rewards are now known as Level 1 and Level 2. Where, Level 2 can be achieved by earning 500 points each month, which is equivalent to a hundred Bing searches.

Level 2 members will also be able to earn and save up to 10% when redeeming points for rewards from Microsoft products.

Members who had enrolled in the Bing Rewards program will get a free upgrade to Level 2 through October 31, 2016.

Prior to these changes, the program which is only available to US citizens over the age of 13, is now available to people of all ages.

Head over to official FAQ page, to learn more about Microsoft Rewards.

Another product that got changes, Microsoft made changes to the contents of the "limited time" Work & Play bundle. The bundle can be purchased only in participating Microsoft retail stores in the US.

New, here is what it's about: "'Microsoft Work & Play' bundle gives you everything you need for less. Enjoy 1-year subscriptions to Office 365 Home and Xbox Live Gold, a full year of Assure Software support and a $25 promotional gift card to spend on movies, TV, Xbox games, apps and more. For a limited time only."

The latest version includes:

  • A one-year subscription to Office 365 Home, which allows installation locally of Office apps on 5 PCs and Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 phones per up to 5 users (normally $100)
  • A one-year subscription to Xbox Live Gold (normally $60)
  • One year of Assure Software Answer Desk support (normally $150)
  • A $25 promotional gift card for movies, TV, Xbox games, and apps that can be used at select online Microsoft Stores
  • 60 free minutes of Skype calling per month (which is part of Office 365 Home)

Check out more at the frequently asked questions document about the offer.

Microsoft Work & Play

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