This is why I use Bing

People often call me a “technician”. I know the latest version of Android, I’m interested in the number of cameras in the new iPhone and the Windows 11 taskbar. So how can someone like me use Bing on purpose?

Bing‘s popular opinion is… not good. I don’t know anyone, especially those in the tech community, who chooses to use Bing. Google is obviously the first choice, DuckDuckGo is probably the second place. Yet here I am researching every day. Which give?

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Microsoft pays me to use Bing

You might expect detailed explanations of how Bing performs well and maybe even better than Google. Well, it’s actually a lot simpler than that. Microsoft pays me to use Bing. In fact, it could also earn you the benefit of using Bing.

Microsoft Rewards, sometimes referred to as “Bing Rewards,” is a reward system that Microsoft has used for some time. The concept is very simple. You sign in with your Microsoft account and can earn points for completing various tasks.

The easiest way to earn points is to research the web with Bing. There is nothing special about it. Just use Bing like any other search engine and you’ll slowly rack up points without thinking about it. Most of the time, I forget I’m even using Bing.

What are the points for?

Okay, so I earn points for researching Bing, but what do I To do with these points? There are actually several ways to redeem points. You can enter contests to win prizes, donate money to charity, and get gift cards.

This is what I’ve been using points for since I started using Bing in 2014. There are many companies to choose from. Dunkin Donuts, Grubhub, Doordash, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Burger King, Hulu, and more. The best option in my opinion is Amazon.

Since I started using Bing, I have been able to redeem 34 Amazon gift cards. That’s about four gift cards a year just for researching the web. Gift cards come in $ 5 and $ 10 amounts, and they can be easily added to your Amazon account with just a few clicks.

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Is it worth it?

Here’s the big question you’re probably thinking about: is it really worth using Bing for a few Amazon gift cards? I’ve earned $ 170 since 2014, which means I’m only “paid” around $ 20 per year for using Bing. I have to admit it’s not a lot.

This may not be enough to justify using Bing. For me, it really doesn’t matter. I only use Bing on my computer, not on my phone. The vast majority of the time, I find what I’m looking for right away. Search engines are all pretty decent these days.

Bing has some cool features, but it’s not perfect. I would never try to pretend it’s better than Google, but it’s not so much worse. Sometimes i need to use google that’s why i have this practical extension which puts a shortcut in the Bing results.

So, is it worth using Bing? It is entirely up to you. I’m not really doing my best to do anything more. I just go about my business and every once in a while I get money to spend on Amazon. Give it a try if you don’t mind changing your search engine habits.

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