Back in 2010, Microsoft launched the Bing Rewards Program, and since then users have had the chance to enjoy search credits that can be redeemed for products, gift cards or charitable donations. Now a little over 6 years later, Microsoft has announced that Bing Rewards is now becoming Microsoft Rewards.
The new Microsoft Rewards program will be similar to Bing Rewards, and users will still be able to earn points for searching with Bing. However you will soon be able to earn rewards in faster ways, such as browsing the web with Microsoft Edge and shopping at the Windows or Microsoft Store when signed into a Microsoft account. All Bing Rewards memberships will automatically update to Microsoft Rewards in the next few weeks, so there will be no changes to make on your end.
Additionally, asides from the name change, Microsoft Rewards also brings a new points system, where 1 Bing credit will be worth 10 Microsoft Rewards Points. This also means that Microsoft rewards will have two tiers, Level 1 and Level 2. These Level 2 members will be able to earn more points and save 10% on rewards from Microsoft Bands, and existing Bing rewards members get a free boost to Level 2 through October 31, 2016.
So, if you’re interested in learning more about the switch over to Microsoft Rewards, be sure to head over to this official FAQ Page. Once you’ve checked it out, please come back to WinBeta and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!