Free Microsoft Points Deal Not As Convenient As It Sounds

Yeah, you can get 200 free Microsoft Points right now just for using Bing, the company's search engine. Sounds fast and easy, right? Wrong. Well, you must download the "Bing Bar", which only works - surprise! - on Internet Explorer.

Not a big deal, right? The thing's free and every Windows user has a copy, whether they prefer Chrome, Firefox or whatever. Well, Mac users can piss right the hell off. Bing Bar only works on IE 7.0 or later for Windows.

But if that Windows-using, IE-surfing description fits you, and I guess it still does for a lot of the global browser market, you're good as gold. What's that? Oh, it's for United States residents only.

For those who are still left, head over to the Bing page to get your tool bar and your points. What you'll actually be doing is collecting "Reward Points" but those are redeemable for all sorts of things, Microsoft Points on Xbox Live included. You can earn more for participating in daily promotions.

Earn Microsoft Points With Bing! [Xbox 360 Digest Via Joystiq]

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    too bad i doesn't work here in Australia since you need an American address and other stuff

      I thought the same until I realised it costs me less in time and effort just to pay for the 200 points than to mess with Bing.

    the bing bar works with firefox as well

    speaking about free points, I still havn't gotten my free 1200 points

      You say this as if we know what you're on about.

    I dont see why the Big bar is relevent... IE has a search bar built in yet MS still push that garbage out...

    WTF
    I DIDNT GET MY POINTS

    I've been doing this since september. So far I've gotte $20 in points. You used to be able to redeem every 100 reward points for 100 ms points, but recently it went up to 400 reward for 400 ms points. What happens is they send a redeem code to your email account with a subject line of something like "Here is yor bing rewards order," then you have to redeem the code via console or xbox.com. Is it worth it? I don't mind doing the searches, I just mash the keyboard and hit enter, it takes about 5 mins to do the searches daily and I get probably about 400 points a month, give or take, depending on promotions.

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