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Bing Rewards Xbox points are FUBAR


#1171 miketheplantguy   Banned Banned   600 Posts   Joined 2.2 Years Ago  

miketheplantguy

Posted 03 February 2018 - 09:04 PM

Before anyone else tries the 5/10 it has been reported in Xbox deals thread that it looks like it was fixed.

#1172 jdawgg76   RIP Stan the Man CAGiversary!   4961 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 February 2018 - 06:06 AM

My wife has a Microsoft account. If I started logging in as her and racking up points, that wouldn't be some sort of TOS violation to get our accounts banned or anything, right? I just remember hearing about multiple accounts leading to bans and don't want to chance it.

Bing's TOU says 5 and that members can only redeem 55,000 points a year???

 

https://www.bing.com/rewards/tou

 

Says it's last updated in 2014.  

 

General requirements for program participation. The Program is open to users who reside in the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia and who are at least thirteen (13) years of age and is void where prohibited by law. All Program users must have a valid Microsoft account (see here for details) or another identifier if allowed by Microsoft (see here), and must meet the minimum system requirements. You may not maintain more than one Program account. Each household is limited to five Program accounts. To redeem credits, you must provide your true first and last name, and submit an accurate mailing address, working phone number, and email address. For fraud prevention, you may also be required to enter a code we can send to your mobile, home or work phone number (toll free and VOIP phone numbers are not accepted, see Frequently Asked Questions ) or complete a similar challenge. Additional personal information may be required to redeem credits for certain Rewards. You may not use any service intended to obfuscate your true IP address or location.

Program Changes, Cancellation, or Account Termination. The Program may be cancelled, suspended or changed by Microsoft at any time, and Microsoft may elect to close your Program account at its sole discretion. Microsoft may change the Rewards or the number of credits you may earn for a specific Reward at any time, and we may delete features. There may be interruptions or extended downtimes. We reserve the right to cancel the Program account of a specific user at our discretion. Such cancellation or suspension may be without cause. If Microsoft suspends or terminates the Program, notice will be provided on the Program site. If Microsoft chooses to close your Program account, you will be given notice at the latest email address you have provided in your Program account. In either case, you must redeem your credits no later than ninety (90) days after notice is given by Microsoft or those credits will be forfeited. Upon Program cancellation, notwithstanding your ability to redeem your credits within the time allowed, your right to use the Program and accrue future points ends immediately. In the event that Microsoft deems that you have violated these Program Terms of Use, then notwithstanding the foregoing, Microsoft may suspend or terminate your Program account without notice and without the opportunity to redeem existing credits. Credits earned in the Program are not valid in, and may not be used in combination with, any other program offered by Microsoft or third parties. Unredeemed credits expire if you do not earn any credits for one hundred-eighty (180) days; after such time Microsoft may close your Program account with or without notice. 

Operation of Rewards credit counter. The Program Rewards credit counter (the “Rewards credit counter”) will display the total number of credits you have available to redeem in the Program, as well as other information about the Program. For more information see the 
FAQ.

Redemption of Bing Rewards Credits. You may redeem your credits by visiting the redemption center. There may be a limited number of a particular Reward available, and those Rewards will be delivered on a first-come, first-served basis. To receive certain Rewards, Microsoft may require you to sign an affidavit, release of liability, publicity release, or other documents. Except for donating your credits to a nonprofit organization listed in the redemption center, you cannot transfer credits. Credits are not your personal property, and you may not obtain any cash or money in exchange for them. Your only way to use credits is to order the specific Rewards that we offer at the redemption center or contribute credits to a listed nonprofit organization. Rewards are not for resale. Microsoft may limit the quantity of credits or Rewards per person or per household or over a set period (e.g. per day).
Members may also redeem no more than 55,000 credits per calendar year in the Program.

 

https://rewards.micr...terms?mkt=EN-CA

 

I believe this Microsoft Rewards TOU link is for Canada, but it states six accounts and 550,000 points per member a year.

 

  1. Program Requirements. You need a valid Microsoft account and your devices must meet the minimum system requirements. The Program is open to users who reside in the markets listed in the FAQ. Individuals can have no more than one Program account, even if an individual has multiple email addresses, and households are limited to six accounts. The Program is solely for your personal and noncommercial use.
  2. Points. Except for donating your points to a nonprofit organization listed in the redemption center, you cannot transfer points. Points are not your personal property, and you may not obtain any cash or money in exchange for them. Points are awarded to you on a promotional basis. You cannot purchase points. Microsoft may limit the quantity of points or Rewards per person, per household, or over a set period (e.g., a day) provided that you are not disadvantaged in breach of good faith. You may redeem no more than 550,000 points per calendar year in the Program. Points earned in the Program are not valid in, and may not be used in combination with, any other program offered by Microsoft or third parties. Unredeemed points expire if you do not earn or redeem any points for one year.


#1173 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   6392 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:13 AM

550,000

#1174 slppedyoursster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   714 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

slppedyoursster

Posted 09 February 2018 - 12:45 PM

550,000


550,000??? That is a little less than my lifetime points (years of using Bing)...I don’t think anyone is getting banned for redeeming too much unless they are truly gaming the system.

#1175 slppedyoursster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   714 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 06:14 PM

How is everyone doing on their Bing streaks? I am at 38 days. 



#1176 trunks982   Wii are the Champions! CAGiversary!   6289 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2018 - 06:45 PM

How is everyone doing on their Bing streaks? I am at 38 days. 

im at 15 even though i go on everyday. their site is wonky.



#1177 Nights Viper  

Nights Viper

Posted 26 February 2018 - 07:08 PM

How is everyone doing on their Bing streaks? I am at 38 days. 

28 here. Does the point bonus get any higher than 105?



#1178 slppedyoursster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   714 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 07:25 PM

28 here. Does the point bonus get any higher than 105?

Yes. My next bonus, six days from now - for a total of 44 days, should be 150 points. 



#1179 slppedyoursster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   714 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 07:26 PM

im at 15 even though i go on everyday. their site is wonky.

I wonder if you have to do all activities and searches for it to count??? 



#1180 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5819 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2018 - 09:05 PM

I wonder if you have to do all activities and searches for it to count??? 

The 3 things in the "Daily set" advance the streak.  I'm currently at 12.  I missed one or two days, but a couple other streaks were broken because the site acts up.  It seems like the daily set activities switch out at midnight Eastern but don't become active until later, like around 3am (midnight Pacific, Microsoft's home time zone).



#1181 Bleedingwickedly   CAG CAGiversary!   2754 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 02:06 AM

Streak is 38. Just started in January. And I have 20k in points. Wish I would have started sooner to get that deal on 12 month Xbox Live. 21k expires 2/28. I’m gonna be like 2-3 days short. Though I’m not sure what the original point price is for it. Most likely will just keep to my original plan and use it for free GamePass. I’m currently using the free month that came with my Xb1X and got another free month to turn on auto renew.

Still can’t get over the Xb1X deals from B.B. I was able to stack the free game/controller/3months Live and just got a $50 gc this week. Not to mention I paid for it with mostly gcs and certs.

For pc searches(iPad) I usually just click on the different topics for News. But can’t see to find a way for it register on mobile. So I usually find myself searching 24 random things.

#1182 splattered   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   585 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

splattered

Posted 02 March 2018 - 01:49 AM

Is everyone still receiving the bonus point e-mails? I haven't received them in awhile and I assumed they just stopped... but I checked my wife's e-mail today and she's still getting them! What the heck...



#1183 Nights Viper  

Nights Viper

Posted 02 March 2018 - 01:54 AM

Is everyone still receiving the bonus point e-mails? I haven't received them in awhile and I assumed they just stopped... but I checked my wife's e-mail today and she's still getting them! What the heck...

I got one two days ago.



#1184 mikepeluso   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   866 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

mikepeluso

Posted 02 March 2018 - 04:24 AM

Is everyone still receiving the bonus point e-mails? I haven't received them in awhile and I assumed they just stopped... but I checked my wife's e-mail today and she's still getting them! What the heck...

I have a similar situation.My account stopped getting them but a family member is still getting them all the time.



#1185 PMSVazzy   CAG Scroller CAGiversary!   29 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2018 - 09:31 PM

I cannot get a streak. I have been stuck on '0 days' for some time now. Is there anything specific I have to do? 


It appears I get a Microsoft Reward E-mail every Tuesday. I only went back four weeks though. If someone is interested, I can check into more detail. Do these E-mail rewards ever "expire" ?


 



#1186 blackrazor911   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   28 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 09:54 PM

I cannot get a streak. I have been stuck on '0 days' for some time now. Is there anything specific I have to do? 


It appears I get a Microsoft Reward E-mail every Tuesday. I only went back four weeks though. If someone is interested, I can check into more detail. Do these E-mail rewards ever "expire" ?


 

I can say I went about a month without doing anything then when I did log in, all the emails still worked fine.



#1187 DM1978   CAG since July 2005 CAGiversary!   1825 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 April 2018 - 08:45 PM

MS Rewards changed up the redeem method of the Xbox/Microsoft gift cards. Instead of getting a code it's applied directly to the redeeming account, no more emailed codes and selling or stacking several account's codes into one account. I thought there might be a change coming because I noticed during the last "Hot Deal" in March that the codes redeem by date were 9/30, then the first few days of April I redeemed a non- Hot Deal $10 promo code and it went back to 6/30.

 

How it shows in your account now:

Recent purchases

(Order date - Items Status -Total) 4/9/2018      Miscellaneous Credit         Refunded ($10.00) ($10.00)

 

The $10 I got today expires in 90 on 7/9/18. There setting the restriction date as 6/30 if you get a Xbox code on 6/30 you need to redeem by 9/28/18. I'll probably start setting my goal as $25 and try to get another $25 within the 90 days or set it as $50 per account then get a $25 or different combo of those or different reward.

 

They've also changed/added the new restriction notice on the redeem pages:

 

 

 

NEW! Microsoft Rewards has enabled direct deposit. Now when you redeem points for an Xbox Gift Card the value will be directly deposited into your Microsoft account. You’ll no longer receive a code in your inbox that you’ll have to take to Microsoft.com to apply yourself. We’ll only email you to confirm when the value is ready for you to spend.

When you confirm your order for a Xbox Digital Gift, you agree to its full value being added to your Microsoft account. Subject to the Microsoft Gift Card terms.

 



#1188 Judge Magister   Riddle Me This CAGiversary!   969 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 08:55 PM

I wonder if this is just for the Xbox Gift Cards or if it will apply to Xbox Gold Memberships and Game Pass too.

#1189 DM1978   CAG since July 2005 CAGiversary!   1825 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 April 2018 - 12:15 AM

I wonder if this is just for the Xbox Gift Cards or if it will apply to Xbox Gold Memberships and Game Pass too.

My friend I were talking/wondering about the very same thing. It doesn't mention anything under the restrictions for those atm at least but it could, or it may be in the works as things are subject to change and changes are being made. I'm not sure if in the past if it said a code would be sent in the description but it doesn't mention a code.

Our family usually builds up the LIVE one year on an account and put it on the primary account the console is registered, 12 months hasn't been offered lately but is back now, no 12 month Game Pass available just one and three months.

Too I see there isn't a $50 option now, i thought that it was there at one point on one of the two GCs.

On the accounts we get promo credit we're thinking about getting the Wal-Mart $5 though it's 1/4+ more points I believe you can get Xbox credit physical cards online and there would not be an expiration once added to any account you choose skipping direct deposit and being able to build points in one account.

Promotional gift card. Redeem by June 30, 2018 and spend within 90 days of redemption. Works with Microsoft Store online, Windows 10, Xbox One and Xbox 360 (Xbox Live required).

#1190 Shadow_Contact  

Shadow_Contact

Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:41 AM

Kind of a wonky question that I doubt works, But if I get a Microsoft Store Gift card Then use that at the microsoft store to get an Xbox Gift card?



#1191 Bash  

Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:24 PM

Game Pass is now the hot deal at

1 month at 5,600 points (was 7,000)
Or
3 months at 14,400 (was 18,000).

#1192 BudzMcGee   GalaxyofGeek.com CAGiversary!   3713 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 17 April 2018 - 02:47 AM

Kind of a wonky question that I doubt works, But if I get a Microsoft Store Gift card Then use that at the microsoft store to get an Xbox Gift card?

There is no reason you shouldn't be able to (though sometimes you'll get a microsoft store employee who will claim otherwise). Just be aware that physical microsoft store gift cards have to be used in store. They don't work online.



#1193 mikepeluso   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   866 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

mikepeluso

Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:43 AM

I cannot get a streak. I have been stuck on '0 days' for some time now. Is there anything specific I have to do? 


It appears I get a Microsoft Reward E-mail every Tuesday. I only went back four weeks though. If someone is interested, I can check into more detail. Do these E-mail rewards ever "expire" ?


 

The problem could be that the new daily 3 streak activities for the next day will appear before the clock resets for the day and if you click on them they will not count as done for the next day and end your streak even though all the activities will show as done.I had like an 80 day streak and it ended because I clicked on one before 1am PST when the next day started  so then it ended the streak.



#1194 PMSVazzy   CAG Scroller CAGiversary!   29 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 April 2018 - 11:25 PM

Kind of a wonky question that I doubt works, But if I get a Microsoft Store Gift card Then use that at the microsoft store to get an Xbox Gift card?

Some states and companies do not let you buy gift cards with gift cards.



#1195 slppedyoursster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   714 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

slppedyoursster

Posted 18 April 2018 - 03:36 AM

The problem could be that the new daily 3 streak activities for the next day will appear before the clock resets for the day and if you click on them they will not count as done for the next day and end your streak even though all the activities will show as done.I had like an 80 day streak and it ended because I clicked on one before 1am PST when the next day started  so then it ended the streak.

The good news is that no matter your streak, each day counts for 15 points. So, other than missing a day, there is that. 



#1196 sp0rklez  

Posted 19 April 2018 - 01:12 AM

Anyone know what's up with the badges thing on the Bing homepage? Says it's a beta thing, but there's not really any information to go with it.



#1197 mikepeluso   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   866 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

mikepeluso

Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:14 AM

Well they closed my only bing/Microsoft rewards account that I had for like the last 5 years.It had all my real info and was linked to my only xbox account I ever had since 2009.I never had any problem with the account until now.It had 25,000 points in it.I emailed them and this is what they said.None of the things they listed apply to me.I have only done manual searches and used all my real info.

Anyone have any success on something like this?

 

I hope all is well. This is Cheryll from Microsoft Rewards Customer Support, I’ll be providing you an update regarding your Microsoft Rewards account.  

We understand your concern regarding you having issues with your Microsoft Rewards account. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. 

 

After further review, we regret to inform you that your Microsoft Rewards account has been closed because it does not conform to the Microsoft Services Agreement governing the Rewards program which you accepted when joining.  

 

Our research indicates that you or your Microsoft Rewards account has engaged in one or more violations of the Microsoft Services Agreement, which may include, but is not limited to: 

 

•Maintaining more than six (6) user accounts per household;

•Opening more than one (1) user account per individual;

• Residing outside of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hongkong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan and United Kingdom.

•Not providing accurate account information, including your true first and last name, your complete and accurate mailing address, a working phone number and your email address;

•Using a service intended to obfuscate your true IP address or your location;

•Using a bot, cheat code, macro or other automated method to participate in Microsoft Rewards;

 

As a result, your Microsoft Rewards accounts have been closed, any points accumulated in your accounts have been voided, any pending prize orders have been cancelled, and you are disqualified from participating in Microsoft Rewards.

 

Regards,

Cheryll

Microsoft Rewards Team



#1198 p057  

Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:56 AM

Well they closed my only bing/Microsoft rewards account that I had for like the last 5 years.It had all my real info and was linked to my only xbox account I ever had since 2009.I never had any problem with the account until now.It had 25,000 points in it.I emailed them and this is what they said.None of the things they listed apply to me.I have only done manual searches and used all my real info.

Anyone have any success on something like this?

Sorry to hear that. Thank you for the warning and reminding me that they can do as they please. I've been holding on to my points waiting for another annual Gamepass to appear. I'm going to redeem the points I have.

 

Please let us know how it turns out.



#1199 mikepeluso   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   866 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

mikepeluso

Posted 14 May 2018 - 12:11 PM

Sorry to hear that. Thank you for the warning and reminding me that they can do as they please. I've been holding on to my points waiting for another annual Gamepass to appear. I'm going to redeem the points I have.

 

Please let us know how it turns out.

I know some people are going to say why did I sit on that many points.I was saving to get the 12 month Xbox live like I did every year around this time.



#1200 sp0rklez  

Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:48 PM

Keep contacting them. This happened a year ago with my dad's account and they sent him the same message (that I got to deal with it for him)

 

We have 4 people in my house who use Bing rewards and we all do our own searches. My dad had racked up over 36k points (enough for 7 Amazon cards if I remember right) and I ordered them all for him in one day (which was probably my mistake) and his account was flagged and banned and it took me nearly a week to get it back for him. 

 

Just keep trying, keep explaining that you aren't going against their ToS and you only use your account in legitimate ways. I wish you the best of luck, I know how bad this sucks.