Here is one option, I’ve taken advantage of lately. I actually wrote this article about 8 months ago, but I’m just getting around to editing and publishing it.
If you sign up for Microsoft rewards and earn enough points you can redeem them for various gift cards.
Since I earned enough to redeem an award in (February 2017) I started taking another look at this program.
While I don’t expect to get rich from this, every little bit helps.
Here is a screen shot of some of the rewards you can redeem with Microsoft points.
How it works
When you browse and search using Microsoft’s Bing search engine you will earn points. If you are a Windows 10 users you can also search using Microsoft Edge and earn points.
Microsoft also has quizzes and other activities on a regular basis that allows you to earn even more points.
When you earn enough points you can redeem them for Microsoft stuff, but also for Amazon gift cards. (My preference)
The entire process is really easy. You can even set goals and work towards the reward you want. I’ve set my goal for the Amazon Gift Cards as shown here.
How does this affect your personal finances? At least this is how I view these things.
I’ve recently redeem my fifth gift card from this reward program. That’s $25 in Amazon gift cards.
Remember it’s not how much you make, it’s how much you keep in your pocket.
By redeeming Microsoft reward points I’m able to get a $5.00 Amazon gift card, say every few months.
That five dollars, is five dollars that I don’t have to pull out of my pocket.
Or put another way, that is five dollars I don’t have to work extra hard for.
Since I’m already online searching I can just pull up bing and earn some points.
Works for me and I bet with a little effort on your side it would work great for you as well.
Have you redeemed Microsoft points before? What was your experience? Please comment and share below.
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