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Use Bing to earn free Windows Phone apps

Want to know how to get free apps for your Windows Phone devices?  It’s not exactly ‘free’ per se, because you’ll have to do a bit of work to obtain the points which you can then convert to cash for use towards the apps.

If you use Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, then you may know that there are some perks to searching Microsoft’s answer to the Google search engine.  With the Bing rewards, you can now redeem points—earned by using the Bing search engine—for certificates for the Windows Phone Store.

(Go ahead, Bing away)

The freebies will come in two forms, one is the $1.25 variety, and the other is $5 nugget.  To cash in your $1.25, you must earn 170 points, and 525 points for the $5 reward.

If you’re a Windows Phone user, just know that you’re a part of a very selective few.  Microsoft’s contribution to the smartphone market with its Windows Phone platform is currently set at 2%, according to the IDC.

If you’re already a Windows Phone user, it goes without saying that even if you manage to earn a good amount using the Bing search engine, there may not be much for you to redeem from in the Windows Phone Store.  However, that’s not to say that there aren’t some useful apps for you to purchase, but for now, the choices seem somewhat limited in comparison to iOS and Android. 

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