As a frequent traveler, I do everything I can to rack up airlines miles. There’s nothing worse than being just a tad bit shy of an award ticket, not to mention that flying with kids requires multiple tickets. I truly believe that every single mile counts. We used miles to book our most recent trip to China in business class on Japan Airlines (SAN-NRT-PVG and PEK-NRT-SAN).
I just learned that you can earn airlines miles, Skype credits and more travel related rewards through (sponsor of this post) Bing Rewards, which are granted by doing what you probably already do everyday… searching the internet.
How to Earn Bing Rewards
After signing up for Bing Rewards, the easiest thing to do is to add Bing to your browser. I use Firefox, so Bing now appears as my default search option. If I pop a search term into that box, the results page also shows a bar at the top of it with my reward credits earned to date and other Bing Rewards information.
Search the internet with Bing and earn up to 15 points per day by searching Bing on your desktop and 10 points per day by searching Bing on mobile.
Bing Rewards work similarly to a frequent flier program, with Silver and Gold tiers that both offer more perks.
Tip: If you ever clear your browser cache, make sure to re-sign into Bing Rewards.
Earn Airline Miles
Every 400 credits (385 for Gold) earns 100 points/miles for popular airlines and loyalty programs.
Participating programs include American Airlines AAdvantage®, Frontier Airlines EarlyReturns®, Hawaiian Airlines® HawaiianMiles®, Icelandair Saga Club, IHG® Rewards Club, LifeMiles, My BestBuy™ Rewards, SVM FuelCircle, US Airways® Dividend Miles®, Virgin America Elevate and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.
Earn Skype Credits
For 100 credits (90 for Gold), get up to 60 minutes of Skype credit or for 300 credits (280 for Gold) get a 1-month unlimited U.S. and Canada Skype subscription. This way, you can call home without adding to the cost of your trip. We use Skype when traveling in Asia (though note that it’s not permitted in China without installing a VPN).
Eat and Drink for Less
Fuel up on the road by redeeming Bing Rewards credits for Starbucks, IHOP and Discount Dining Dollars.
I have to admit, I’m all about earning American Airlines AAdvantage miles. And, remember that you can always apply your credits toward Bing in the Classroom to earn Surface tablets for your child’s school! Sign up for Bing Rewards.
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