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Microsoft to Shut Down Bing Cashback

Category: General News
Posted: June 4, 2010 12:54PM
Author: bp9801

After a run of two years, Microsoft has announced that it is going to shut down it's Bing Cashback program. The program was initially developed by Jellyfish.com, whom Microsoft bought in 2007, and offered customers a means of getting a rebate on a product searched through Bing. Once you found a vendor from Microsoft's preferred list, you would purchase your item and await for the rebate. Microsoft had hoped for a much larger adoption rate than what it got so the move was made today to close down the Cashback program. The Cashback program will remain active until July 30th and then after that, customers have one year to redeem any cash earned back through their purchases. The Bing Cashback program was a once important part of Microsoft's push to market its search engine as the number one to use with even Bill Gates promoting it. I know there have been several people who have used Bing Cashback on purchases lately so what is your take on the move to shut it down?



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Locutus on June 4, 2010 01:15PM
Never heard of it. D:
nickosha on June 4, 2010 01:19PM
Awww, I liked cashback. I once used it to get 20% back on a $600 laptop on black friday. Getting a few bucks back here and there was also really nice.
DeathNote on June 4, 2010 02:55PM
It wasn't a bad idea, but the problem was that you had to wait 60 days to get the cash, and it was usually only 5% or less. I got lucky and got back $14 on a $60 Zune from Newegg on Black Friday, but besides that, I only got like 2%-5%, if that.
JJRKOC on June 4, 2010 03:03PM
That sucks, I've used it a few times for quite a bit of cash back. Oh well.
malmsteenisgod on June 4, 2010 03:17PM
I'm kind of disappointed. I haven't actually bought anything using bing yet, but that's because I don't have any money to spend. But I would like to use it for cashback, because I've seen some good deals, especially when the stores offer free shipping through bing.
t0asty on June 4, 2010 07:10PM
aww that sucks. There were several times when ebay was 15% when I bought the i7 and a few other PC parts. Forgot about it, then had an email saying I had ~60 dollars ready to redeem.
t0asty on June 4, 2010 07:42PM
and speaking of which, I just got the email talking about the cancellation and I checked my account and had $17 from Dec 8th from Newegg haha.
slugbug on June 5, 2010 11:04AM
Maybe they'll finally open it to Canadians....Yeah right.

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