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Bing Rewards Hot Deal $5 xbox gift card for 3500 points


#1 mundial1345   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   360 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

mundial1345

Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:36 PM

$5 = 3500 points (1100 ish point savings)

$10 = 7000 points (2300 ish points savings)

 

Offer good until January 1st or until supplies run out



#2 .Beowulf  

Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:42 PM

about damn time

 

I'm not sleeping on it this time like I did the last deal that ended early



#3 ColombiaNecktie   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   16 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

ColombiaNecktie

Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:43 PM

Yes! I have been waiting for this. Thanks for the post.



#4 crazedracerguy   Guitar Slinger! CAGiversary!   5538 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

crazedracerguy

Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:53 PM

I just cashed out, too. Thanks, OP!

#5 ColombiaNecktie   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   16 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

ColombiaNecktie

Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:54 PM

about damn time

 

I'm not sleeping on it this time like I did the last deal that ended early

Last time they refunded me my points after doing 100k worth of orders. This time I got 3 codes emailed already. and 3 pending. I'm sure they are capping people like last time. 



#6 .Beowulf  

Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:57 PM

cashed in for 30 and need to make 1700 for another 5 before the deal goes away

 

harder to flip a year of live this time of year with all the deals so this deal is about as good as it gets

 

now watch the 1k/10$ reward return after I spent all my points



#7 mundial1345   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   360 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

mundial1345

Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:22 PM

Last time they refunded me my points after doing 100k worth of orders. This time I got 3 codes emailed already. and 3 pending. I'm sure they are capping people like last time. 

 

damn how do you get a 100,000 points? I think I've earned 100k in my lifetime



#8 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5668 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:23 PM

Saw this morning before work. I only need two more days of searches at 250 per day to hit 7,000 points.

I also have a few Microsoft Rewards emails with points in them that I need to do the searches from too that will help me rack up enough points.

#9 Mclovin1108   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   175 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Mclovin1108

Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:25 PM

Thanks op, snagged a $5 gc

#10 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   887 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:03 PM

I know last year the big deal was microsoft.com coupons and not straight up credit, forcing an extra step in the redemption process. But was that the same points to dollar ratio? I feel like the store coupon deals was some extraordinary deal but I don’t remember the cost per dollar.

I already redeemed $20 just now on this deal and just wondering if I should exhaust my balance or wait it out (~22k points left)

#11 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5668 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:14 PM

I know last year the big deal was microsoft.com coupons and not straight up credit, forcing an extra step in the redemption process. But was that the same points to dollar ratio? I feel like the store coupon deals was some extraordinary deal but I don’t remember the cost per dollar.

I already redeemed $20 just now on this deal and just wondering if I should exhaust my balance or wait it out (~22k points left)


While this deal isn't as good as November's Hot Deal on Microsoft digital gift cards, a lot of people are considering cashing out this time because (a) these offers don't seem to be available that often and (b) supplies are limited which means that it could end at any time. Microsoft could just as easily run this promotion through the end of the year if it wanted to. It simply chooses not to and limits the number of digital gift cards that are available to drive more traffic to the Bing search engine. Well, that's what I think anyway.

I'd only cash out completely if there's something you want (or think you'll want) that badly.

#12 Lord Chabelo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   974 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:09 PM

A little past Half way to the 1 year of XB, save it or I could cash out now for $20 .....decisions.

#13 guessed   Newbie CAGiversary!   8486 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:53 PM

While this deal isn't as good as November's Hot Deal on Microsoft digital gift cards, a lot of people are considering cashing out this time because (a) these offers don't seem to be available that often and (b) supplies are limited which means that it could end at any time. Microsoft could just as easily run this promotion through the end of the year if it wanted to. It simply chooses not to and limits the number of digital gift cards that are available to drive more traffic to the Bing search engine. Well, that's what I think anyway.

I'd only cash out completely if there's something you want (or think you'll want) that badly.


What am I missing, why isn't this as good as the November deal?

#14 Blade3D   Grandmaster Swag CAGiversary!   4267 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:57 PM

A little past Half way to the 1 year of XB, save it or I could cash out now for $20 .....decisions.

Keep saving...unless the $10 off microsoft store purchase comes back for 1k



#15 twztid13   Infinite backlog CAGiversary!   7805 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:18 PM

Don't forget you only have 3 months to use the credit once you redeem the codes.

#16 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5668 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:39 PM

What am I missing, why isn't this as good as the November deal?


My mistake. It was the same deal except on Windows credit instead of Live credit. I was at work when I posted earlier. I actually had to check the Microsoft Rewards Reddit to make sure they were the same. Indeed, they were the same.

#17 Alexpguy  

Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:04 PM

But is XBL 1 year ever going to go on sale?

#18 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10463 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:15 AM

Might try to get another 1000 pts for another $5. Already got a $10 and a $5

#19 mrclutch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3810 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:04 AM

So is the consensus this is about as good as it gets for bing points & everyone should cash in?

#20 .Beowulf  

Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:05 AM

So is the consensus this is about as good as it gets for bing points & everyone should cash in?

not as good as it gets but close enough to where you will put your head through a window if you sleep on it and it disappears super early like it often does

 

cash out



#21 ~starlight~   CAG Veteran Silenced   1095 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

~starlight~

Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:15 AM

now watch the 1k/10$ reward return after I spent all my points

What I'm worried what will happen! lol

 

Keep saving...unless the $10 off microsoft store purchase comes back for 1k

I got 40k points atm, so I'm dying for the $10 gc / 1k points again! lol none of my $10 orders went thru last year, only the $5 orders did =(



#22 intelligentidiot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   371 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:59 AM

I cashed out in November and used my credit to get 6 games via microsoftstore.com on Black Friday. I think I'll hold on this one and save up for Xbox Live Gold.

 

Checking on the 1000/500 point reward from last year, it occurred on 12/14. If it would be an annual event, it would likely happen within the next couple weeks. I would guess that since then, assuming it was a mistake/glitch, they implemented the 3 redemptions per day.



#23 sethrhf   The Watcher CAGiversary!   234 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 December 2017 - 03:35 AM

I don't think bing will ever have the $1 sale ever again. That was probably a one-off.

 

I'm loading up as much credit as possible for the Christmas sale.



#24 Troblin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   86 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 December 2017 - 05:44 AM

Does the xbox credit expire?  My email said use within 90 days of redemption



#25 Flo25  

Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:34 AM

Does the xbox credit expire?  My email said use within 90 days of redemption

yes

 

in 90 days



#26 Corrik   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   245 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:39 AM

What is a better deal...

$40 credit for 28k points.

Xbox live for one year for 29k

Or gamepass for one year for 29k

I keep going back and forth on this.

#27 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5668 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2017 - 02:46 PM

Grabbed a $10 code this morning. If I don't cash it in right away, it said it was good until 6/30/18. Considering buying Cuphead this weekend since it's on sale but I haven't paid $17 for a digital game in I don't know when.

#28 Corrik   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   245 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2017 - 02:53 PM

They usually have an end of the year sale.

#29 BudzMcGee   Clearance Bin Review CAGiversary!   3667 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2017 - 03:03 PM

What is a better deal...

$40 credit for 28k points.

Xbox live for one year for 29k

Or gamepass for one year for 29k

I keep going back and forth on this.

It really depends on what you want more in my opinion.

 

If there is a $40 game you dying to have but don't want to pay out of pocket for, then that makes sense. 

 

Xbox Live goes on sale frequently and you can find year long codes for $40 or less if you keep your eye on CAG. 

 

Gamepass hasn't really had many sales (outside the $1 month for Black Friday) and if there are digital codes you can buy for it I've never seen them (meaning no store sales either).  So if you want gamepass that strikes me as the one least likely to go on sale significantly anywhere else. Cost wise $40 would get you what, 4 months of gamepass for same amount of points? Also, gamepass does a quest every month that gives away free things (typically for playing gamepass games) so that's something to keep in mind in terms of value. 

 

 

 

I have an account just shy of 29k. I intend to use it on Gamepass for a year. My 2nd account is also getting up there, plan to use that for Xbox Live. I have a third account I only remember to do when really bored so maybe I'll cash in a couple thousand points for some freebie credit. 

 

 

 

I know you have to spend the $5 within 90 days but how long can you wait to redeem the code? 



#30 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5668 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2017 - 04:17 PM

It really depends on what you want more in my opinion.

If there is a $40 game you dying to have but don't want to pay out of pocket for, then that makes sense.

Xbox Live goes on sale frequently and you can find year long codes for $40 or less if you keep your eye on CAG.

Gamepass hasn't really had many sales (outside the $1 month for Black Friday) and if there are digital codes you can buy for it I've never seen them (meaning no store sales either). So if you want gamepass that strikes me as the one least likely to go on sale significantly anywhere else. Cost wise $40 would get you what, 4 months of gamepass for same amount of points? Also, gamepass does a quest every month that gives away free things (typically for playing gamepass games) so that's something to keep in mind in terms of value.



I have an account just shy of 29k. I intend to use it on Gamepass for a year. My 2nd account is also getting up there, plan to use that for Xbox Live. I have a third account I only remember to do when really bored so maybe I'll cash in a couple thousand points for some freebie credit.



I know you have to spend the $5 within 90 days but how long can you wait to redeem the code?


6/30/18.