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#31 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6537 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 July 2018 - 10:17 AM

Looks like my account has been unbanned. Got to refrain from searching for "1234567890" in the future :lol:


I just Bing search something general like movies or even the news feed and just click or tap until I have enough points. They're none the wiser.

Google is a much better search tool at the end of the day, but it won't get you free stuff.

#32 LonelyBacteria  

LonelyBacteria

Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:09 PM

$5 / $10 / $25 xbox gift cards are 25% off, not sure if it's worth while(?)

 

Usually 25,000 points, we’re taking 25 percent off for a limited time or while supplies last. Redeem this Hot Deal before 09/15/2018 for just 18,750 points!

 

Restrictions:

*Promotional gift card. Spend within 90 days of deposit. 



#33 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6537 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:14 PM

I grabbed a $10 deposit the other day. The Hot Deals on Microsoft credit aren't nearly as good as they used to be, but they don't seem to happen as often either. They keep offering deals on stupid crap like Skype time. I'd say cash out if there is something that you'll want to buy right away.

#34 sethrhf   The Watcher CAGiversary!   278 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 01:47 AM

The best thing is to wait to redeem the microsoft hot deal the last week of the promo, unless you are going to spend it right away. Since you only have 90 days to spend the credit , might as well try to stretch your time to use it.



#35 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3141 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:58 AM

$5 / $10 / $25 xbox gift cards are 25% off, not sure if it's worth while(?)

 

Usually 25,000 points, we’re taking 25 percent off for a limited time or while supplies last. Redeem this Hot Deal before 09/15/2018 for just 18,750 points!

 

Restrictions:

*Promotional gift card. Spend within 90 days of deposit. 

sweet thanks, had been saving up for the $25, but this works.



#36 WWF   Games Jandolfini & Bobby Balaklava CAGiversary!   991 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:38 AM

5 minutes of searching every day for no reason on fake google for three straight months (7.5 hours total) to earn a $40 Xbox membership. Minimum wage is like $7 right so $49+ earned in that time.

#37 Ratmonkey  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 06:53 AM

5 minutes of searching every day for no reason on fake google for three straight months (7.5 hours total) to earn a $40 Xbox membership. Minimum wage is like $7 right so $49+ earned in that time.


If you search while pooping at work though....

#38 Renzler   Dude CAG Veteran   1384 Posts   Joined 0.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 06:54 AM

5 minutes of searching every day for no reason on fake google for three straight months (7.5 hours total) to earn a $40 Xbox membership. Minimum wage is like $7 right so $49+ earned in that time.


That's why I do it at work. Double dip

#39 JohnnyCage   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1177 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

JohnnyCage

Posted 20 August 2018 - 07:09 AM

5 minutes of searching every day for no reason on fake google for three straight months (7.5 hours total) to earn a $40 Xbox membership. Minimum wage is like $7 right so $49+ earned in that time.

It's not worth it imo. I'm cheap but not cheap enough to waste that much time for essentially nothing lol.



#40 TuscaloosaJohnny  

TuscaloosaJohnny

Posted 20 August 2018 - 11:19 AM

5 minutes of searching every day for no reason on fake google for three straight months (7.5 hours total) to earn a $40 Xbox membership. Minimum wage is like $7 right so $49+ earned in that time.


Yeah, but when someone pays you a minimum wage you’re doing work that benefits them. When you’re searching on fake Google to earn Microsoft points you’re for the most part just benefiting yourself. So it’s an odd comparison to the minimum wage.

#41 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   898 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 01:34 PM

It's not worth it imo. I'm cheap but not cheap enough to waste that much time for essentially nothing lol.


Sir I'm gonna need your CAG badge now, please.

#42 Rodster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1835 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 04:39 PM

It's not worth it imo. I'm cheap but not cheap enough to waste that much time for essentially nothing lol.

 

So you'd rather spend your time trying to find XBL Gold or Gift Card deals either on CAG or anyone of the sites that resell keys? I'd bet that return on investment is much higher just spending 5 minutes each day raking up the MS Rewards points. I have several free games including free XBL Gold 12 month membership, all free.

 

I'll tell you what next i'll sell you one of my free XBL Gold codes codes for $44, which beats CDKeys.



#43 Gurren Lagann   Who Da Hell Do You Think I Am CAGiversary!   3023 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Gurren Lagann

Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:21 PM

Can I use my Xbox one to do the searches?

#44 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3141 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:28 PM

Can I use my Xbox one to do the searches?

No, has to be a browser but edge gives you a few more, and if you have a windows phone you can get another 100 a day.



#45 hauz20   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   898 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:48 PM

No, has to be a browser but edge gives you a few more, and if you have a windows phone you can get another 100 a day.


You can absolutely use the browser on your X1 to perform daily searches.

#46 menewbe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   697 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:58 PM

No, has to be a browser but edge gives you a few more, and if you have a windows phone you can get another 100 a day.

Isn't it another 100 points for just searching on a mobile device? (currently using Android) Or are you saying there's a different category for 100 points when using a Windows phone? 

I remember a couple months ago they gave an extra 100pts for using their M$ launcher, but when it stopped giving me points, I uninstalled it. 



#47 mrclutch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4138 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2018 - 09:28 PM

You can absolutely use the browser on your X1 to perform daily searches.

this. Also counts for your 20 extra edge points.

#48 NickSC07   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1161 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2018 - 06:27 PM

I'm trying to redeem points for a $5 xbox credit but it's only showing $1, $3, and $50. 🤔

#49 frankmackeyspam   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   475 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

frankmackeyspam

Posted 21 August 2018 - 06:30 PM

I'm trying to redeem points for a $5 xbox credit but it's only showing $1, $3, and $50.

https://account.micr...em/000400000300

 

That should be a link to the $5 gift card.



#50 NickSC07   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1161 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2018 - 06:34 PM

https://account.micr...em/000400000300

That should be a link to the $5 gift card.


Awesome. Thank you.

#51 Xellos2099   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3306 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2018 - 11:26 PM

Got around 20000 point right now and i am debating should i redeem the 25 dollar ro save for 12 month xbl



#52 adonfraz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   328 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2018 - 11:49 PM

That's why I do it at work. Double dip

Pretty much this. 

 

I just started using it this month and I've earned almost 5K points already.



#53 Lord Chabelo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1103 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Lord Chabelo

Posted 22 August 2018 - 05:32 PM

Got around 20000 point right now and i am debating should i redeem the 25 dollar ro save for 12 month xbl


Go for the sale now, unless you have less than 6 months left on your Live.

#54 Xellos2099   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3306 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 August 2018 - 08:45 PM

Technical I have none right now but have a 3 month code that I might use end of the month if there are good game fir September and I might to get Forza horizon 2 before delist

#55 elarcadia  

elarcadia

Posted 23 August 2018 - 02:55 PM

Sweet, the Xbox GC are on sale just in time for me to get Overcooked 2. Score!



#56 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3141 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 September 2018 - 04:08 PM

$5 / $10 / $25 xbox gift cards are 25% off, not sure if it's worth while(?)

 

Usually 25,000 points, we’re taking 25 percent off for a limited time or while supplies last. Redeem this Hot Deal before 09/15/2018 for just 18,750 points!

 

Restrictions:

*Promotional gift card. Spend within 90 days of deposit. 

The HOT deals are back up until 9/15/18 for anyone that needs to unload some points. Also now there is a section under community where you can share points, so if you have any kids with bing as homepage as I have done for years you can go in and gift them points or better yet have them gift you the points (CAG style)!



#57 frankmackeyspam   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   475 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

frankmackeyspam

Posted 13 September 2018 - 07:13 PM

Didn't know you could gift points between accounts.  Thanks for the heads up!



#58 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3141 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 September 2018 - 07:24 PM

This will be interesting, wonder how it will affect the Rewards?

 

https://www.digitalt...h-windows-bing/



#59 WNYX585AM   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3446 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 September 2018 - 07:41 PM

This will be interesting, wonder how it will affect the Rewards?

 

https://www.digitalt...h-windows-bing/

I saw a sad, but funny graphic somewhere that showed "google" was the #1 most searched item on Bing over the last several years in a row.  I'm not sure if it's true, but I don't doubt it.  I actually like Bing (mostly), but I can't blame Microsoft for continually trying something new to compete.



#60 Rodster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1835 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 September 2018 - 08:02 PM

I saw a sad, but funny graphic somewhere that showed "google" was the #1 most searched item on Bing over the last several years in a row.  I'm not sure if it's true, but I don't doubt it.  I actually like Bing (mostly), but I can't blame Microsoft for continually trying something new to compete.

 

Yeah no telling if they'll kill off the rewards program, we'll see.