Please click here to join!
Who is Eligible:
The first 1 million to register before 12/31/08, with a Windows Live (or Hotmail) account. U.S. residents age 13 or older only. Internet Explorer is the required browser.
How It Works:
Sign up and download the Perk Counter. You’ll get 500 “tickets” for this. Afterward, you’ll earn one ticket for each search performed, up to 25 a day. Additional ways to earn tickets may be added. Redeem tickets for prizes (a list of “examples” is here — it includes frequent flyer miles and merchandise). Prizes will only be awarded to members who stay active in the program through its end date, April 29, 2009. Inactivity for 180 days will result in your account being deleted.
This is obviously another way Microsoft is using to try to promote its Live search engine. The prizes are nice, but it’ll take consistent usage of the search engine to earn enough to cash out for them, and they are on a first-come, first-served basis. I don’t see any restrictions on the number of accounts per household, so there is some room for fraud/misuse, although it does say you’ll need to also meet the requirements for membership in Live Search Club at the end of the promotion, which probably does have some kind of “per household” requirement. If you’re going to do searches anyway, you may find this useful. Personally, I think it’s a lot of work for a payoff way too far into the future for me to get excited about. It is something for “nothing,” though, and we can be reasonably assured that Microsoft isn’t going anywhere between now and April of next year.
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