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Microsoft Giveaway: Use your Bing Reward credits to win a Lumia 928 or Xbox 360

Win a Lumia 928

Looks like our contest isn’t the only way you can potentially win a Lumia 928. If you’re in the United States and use Bing as your primary search engine you should be using and taking advantage of Bing Rewards. You can potentially win a Nokia Lumia 928 and more through the Bing Rewards program. Details below.

Bing Rewards are little points you get for using Bing. It’s a service that is currently only available in the United States. Searches you do earn you Bing Reward credits that you can apply towards gift cards, coupons, contest, and more. It’s a really sweet program for those who have access to it. For example, you can basically earn a free month of Xbox Live Gold or a month pass for Xbox Music just by using Bing as your search engine. For the Windows Phone crowd you can earn cash that you can use in the Windows Phone Store.

Bing Rewards Lumia 928

Right now there’s a contest where Bing is giving away 5 Nokia Lumia 928s and $200 to apply towards a Verizon contract. If you spend 40 Bing Reward credits you’ll get 10 entries into the sweepstakes. The grand prize is the Nokia Lumia package just described, but three runner ups will win an Xbox 360 with a 250GB hard drive, Kinect, and NCAA Football 14. Not bad at all.

The sweepstakes end July 1, 2013 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time. Winners will be notified about 21 days later on the Bing Rewards website. You need to be at least 13 years old to enter and be a legal resident in the United States. Get the full details right here.

Source: Bing Rewards

Thanks for the tip Erick H!

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troylytle says:

Entered 70 times already.

Zulfigar says:

Not enough. Needs to be over 9000.

Musicman247 says:

Entered 60 times. They will announce the winner around the same time the 925 comes out for t-mobile (hopefully it comes out before then).

rodneyej says:

I entered 4 times.. Will you pray that I win? Will you pray for me?

Musicman247 says:

If you entered 4 times you actually entered 40 times. 10 chances per registration.

rodneyej says:

Oh, lol.. Right! I'm stupid.. Lol!

topleya says:

US ONLY, nothing changes with Microsoft

DaSchnee says:

Exactly... We pay more but get less. :(

dula714 says:

Microsoft does not care about the rest of the world. Not even Canada.

Dancsi31 says:

^This. It would be great to buy some WP app cards (1$ or 5$) here instead of using credit cards or paypal all the time. Windows Phone exists all around in the world, not only in the US M$!!!

dula714 says:

I was talking about Bing Rewards. I apologize for the wording. Sorry. 

schlubadub says:

Visa gift cards FTW

jerrynomenon says:

because 928 is locked to Verizon...
 

casualk says:

You blame Microsoft but sometimes it's the laws and regulations in the other countries that make it hard to do this type of thing world wide.

rmichael75 says:

Well i dont know if anybody even wins these

idlezork says:

exactly.  tried this last time in november-ish when they were promoting the htc 8x.  all i got were confirumation that i entered.  they didn't even post any winners.

jsnod25 says:

No not those winners... Other winners not posted after a simple search...

Acbuono5 says:

Why would you do this? I use my Bing points for WP store credit!

Gatlyn says:

And Microsoft Points! I prefer to redeem my points for something I'm guaranteed to get. Once in a while though I'll enter a sweepstakes just for the heck of it.

K_lando says:

Or the Amazon gift cards! 
 
I guess some people like lotteries and gambiling.  Me, I'd rather take the free credit.
 
Just this past month:
Bought State of Decay on Xbox Live with MS points I got from Bing Rewards.
Bought Django Unchained with Amazon gift cards I earned from Bing Rewards.
 
Better than using my points to lose a sweepstakes if you ask me.

Narse77 says:

I entered this the other day but still feel I wasted my points. I have never known anyone to win one of these and the chances of winning have to be small.

Sam Sabri says:

Don't give up! When I was ten years old I won a Jonny Quest action figure from Carton Network! Greatest day of my ten year old life. 

Narse77 says:

Would be nice to win. My wife used a bunch of her points to win a Surface. She has never liked tablets insisting her iPhone 5 was all she needed. She got addicted to fresh paint and game dev tycoon. I hope she wins as she will not let me buy her one even though she loves mine and seems sad when I ask for mine back lol.

sepatown says:

Saving my Bing rewards to redeem a spaceship. So far have over 15000 points.

Tsyokiss says:

Wtb Bing rewards in the EU.. :P

erichon99 says:

I redeem points for WP store purchases

Kadcidxa says:

I never win. I rather put my points in to Amazon cards.

Guzzler3 says:

You can also do a purchase of "10 Sweepstakes Entries: 5 Winners - Nokia Lumia 928" for 40 (silver), 35 (gold) credits instead of "1 Sweepstakes Entry: 5 Winners - Nokia Lumia 928" for 20 (silver), 15 (gold) credits.
 
I thought "What the Heck" and went for the 10 entries for my first redemtion (brought me up to gold status). I would gift the phone to my sister on Verizon if I win (really doubt it now that everyone here is entering).

david90531 says:

Thumbs down for no Canadian entries

Mooncow27 says:

Thumbs up for our hot Canadian women!

rodneyej says:

What's a hot Canadian women, Justin Bieber?

Mooncow27 says:

"What if I slipped and fell in the shower? Oh my god, I could be killed". On a lighter note..sux not being open to Canada.

fobarina says:

Freekin US only! Blah blah blah

rodneyej says:

Its simple.. Just move to Arlington, TX.. It's in the US. It is I tell ya!!

blackhawk556 says:

I'm waiting for the day we can earn points by using built in search on windows phone. Bing on windows phone + rewards points = awesome :)

Gatlyn says:

I wonder if they are afraid to add it because people would be racking up points by the hundreds each month!

rodneyej says:

Can you believe that some idiots actually use Google search on a WP device? Crazy, mad, ill, stupid stupid son!

schlubadub says:

Can you believe Bing is awful outside the US and even worse via WP?

blackhawk556 says:

Why is Bing bad outside the US? Are search results really that bad in other countries? Can you give us examples? I'm not doubting you, I honestly want to know.

Luminatic says:

Example 1: Bing is still in Beta in my Country (Switzerland) Example 2: No possibility to filter search results by date 3: Quite a few Bing features are U. S. only (I did a comparison once, its somewhere in the forum)

Switchke says:

Same problem in Belgium

Switchke says:

Also: when i search in my language it wont help since its only english supported and most of belgian websites have dutch or french written text in it. 

schlubadub says:

It's not "bad" per se, it's just nowhere near as good as Google. I find I have to screw around with the keyword terms far more to get decent results. I'd say 7/10 times I give up and go to Google.

Language isn't the issue as I'm Australian and we write with UK English spelling i.e. proper English ;)

On WP the localisation detection in Bing is especially bad as I always seem to get US results, which isn't particularly useful a lot of the time.

Also, it sometimes doesn't get the context right. I can't recall a specific example but it's when a name has different meanings depending on the context it's in. Actually an example might be a game or movie title that is a commonly used word/phrase as well - even after adding "game", or "movie", or quoting the title, I still get the wrong context. I switch to Google and it's usually right the first time!

I really wanted to take the Bing Challenge, but that was restricted to the US or perhaps certain countries - which suggests that it's only good IN those countries :P

rodneyej says:

I'VE BEEN SAYING THAT FOR YEARS❗❗❗❗❗❗

kwajr says:

I like to default chrome to bing

I thought I read a post here on WPCentral that they were doing that for WP8 phones.  Are they not? I never tested it.
 

blackhawk556 says:

I've never heard about this.

swizzlerz says:

Bring rewards to Canada!!

kwajr says:

Stop spreading this I was hoping no one would notice thus increase my odds of winning

druger81 says:

Lol. Was thinking the same thing.

Same here...  the odds just went down.   Thanks Sam!  ;)

Betomann says:

Every time I see a US only contest, one small part of me dies.

Sam Sabri says:

How many parts do you have left?! :(

DarkKrystof says:

Just entered 110 times!

nakialj83 says:

Sounds awesome but I'll stick with my Nokia Lumia 822

jsantana0793 says:

Never win them things.. I keep entering to win an Xbox and stuff, but end up using Bing points for nothing. To me its sorta a scam..

Switchke says:

Same as euromillions, I always play yet I never win .....

CCSturgis says:

how is it a scam? you use free points to enter a raffle with likely nearly a million entries... I entered both of those and still had enough to get 200 FREEEEEEE microsoft points. Once i got a free month of xbox live gold, a free month of zune music pass..... not a scam.

AskaLangly says:

100 entries. I want one.

CCSturgis says:

thanks for thinning out my chances....

Nejcooo says:

maybe they should add [US ONLY] for those, who dont know that bing rewards are US only

DavidinCT says:

I already have 3 360s and 928....I wish they would start doing a Xbox One...