Microsoft Live Search Club Review

June 7, 2007 · 6 comments

Microsoft Live Search Club Review
Date Launched: May 2007
Who is Eligible: U.S. residents only, ages 13 and up.
How It Works: Earn points by playing games; points can then be redeemed for prizes. Games are worth between 10 and 25 points. The minimum to redeem (for a free ring tone) is 105 points. Games can be completed in between 3 minutes and up, depending on the game and your ability.
Prizes Include: Headphones, T-shirts, movie tickets, PC and Xbox games, webcams, keyboards, Zunes, Xboxes (the most expensive redemption, at 35,000 points), and more.
How to Join: Simply log in to with your Hotmail, MSN Messenger, or Microsoft Passport account. Creating a Hotmail account is very quick and easy if you don’t already have one; just go here:
Notes: Just joined this program yesterday and earned 350 points in about an hour and a half. A t-shirt is 1100 points and a pair of movie tickets is 2250 points (easily attainable in about a week). The program is new and I’d suspect that the number of points required for prizes will increase pretty drastically when the admins see how easy it is to reach cashout — so get in while ya can! Last note: Though it’s the lowest paying of the games (at 10 points), I find Clink the easiest to complete (very similar to Wheel of Fortune’s “before and after” puzzles). Also, if you choose to play Chicktionary (making as many words as possible out of a given set of letters), you’ll want to open a window to an anagram-solving site like
Like Microsoft Live Search Club? You may also like these similar programs: BigDevil, Blingo, and Winzy.

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Lorri November 9, 2007 at 9:53 pm

Do you have an address that one can write complaints to? Not only does it take FOREVER to receive prizes (ordered on 8/5, confirmed with approximate ship date of 9/30 – it’s now 11/9), but the games are all messed up and/or unable to be played because there are no new puzzles. I sure would like to write them.


jerry chambers February 12, 2008 at 9:55 am

I ordered a wireless keyboard and mouse set last year and was told it would be shipped nov 18th of 2007. As of this date, I have not heard anything else about it from the live search club. If anyone else has had this happen to them, I suggest that they contact Brad Goldberg, as he is the head of live search. If that doesn’t help then it might help to let the news media know about it. Lets just give MSN the kind of publicity they deserve.


Erik June 17, 2008 at 7:15 pm

FYI, Live Search Club has apparently changed their prize fulfillment contractor, so prizes have supposedly been going out much faster lately.


Cheryl August 13, 2008 at 10:41 am

Ok? Why you people complaining so much? You do games and get some great prizes for free.Your complaning over stupid stuff. Your making a fool out of yourself. I havnt got my prizes yet and its been a real long time but I’m not bitching. Its not like anyone paid for anything. So chill out and stop being a spoiled american. (Btw I’m american too, but you guys act like it.)


kp November 13, 2008 at 6:40 pm

I got enough points to get the xbox game Fable. It arrived within just a few days, however, the disk was damaged and would not play. I wrote the complaint department and they just sent an email to check the manufacturer’s warranty. The warranty says to return it to the retailer, and that is all. I wrote them back and advised what the warranty said and they just wrote back the exact same message. Even though they did not sell it to me, they are still the ‘retailer’. There is no one else I could return it to and they are just throwing up a brick wall. Any help, anyone?


Cheryl May 4, 2009 at 12:32 am

Nevermind my previous comment. I still haven’t received my package. This complete lack of service is deplorable.


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