Saw something about how Microsoft will be bringing XBox Game Pass to Windows PC’s.
Which is interesting in general and also for Bing/Microsoft Rewards users.
If you regularly use Bing and max out the daily rewards, you can get something like 550 points per day. Let’s just say 500 points per day.
When exchanged for stuff like Amazon gift cards, that’s a paltry sub-50-cents of cash value for, let’s say, 10 minutes of “gaming” the rewards.
But if you use the points to redeem for subscriptions to Microsoft/XBox services, the value is much better: XBox Gold, XBox Game Pass, and Skype, most notably.
Still kind of a pittance, but if you are maniacal about the points, you can earn the equivalent of 3 Months of XBox Game Pass in 4-5 weeks.
So if you’re not a maniac and just a regular users, you can basically perpetually renew XBox Game Pass for free, for casual but steady usage of Bing/Rewards bonuses.
The value of points is better for XBox Gold than XBox Game Pass. And the value for Microsoft/XBox store credit is significantly better than it is for, say, Amazon/Starbucks/Domino’s gift cards. If you’re maniacal, you can earn about $200/year in MS/XB credit.
Pretty stupid to put much energy into penny ante bullshit. For some reason, I sort of “enjoy” it in the same way that “playing the AH” is sort of enjoyable. In a manner of speaking.
But the point is that you can be just a regular, non-maniacal user and basically just get your XBox Gold or Game Pass subscription for free. Both, if you’re a little nutty about it.