Microsoft Live Rewards

Microsoft has just pulled something new and rewarding out of their hat! You can now earn rewards for surfing and searching on the Web by using Internet Explorer 6.0 or later. The program is called Search Perks and it’s all done by Microsoft. The rewards you can earn include X-Boxes, airplane tickets, T-shirts, cookbooks, free music downloads and a whole lot more. Let’s take a look!

There are six different reward categories to choose from and there are several different items you can receive. Here are a few examples:

Travel Toys & Games Home Office Sports Apparel Music Charity
Airfare Games Cookbooks T-shirts Ringtones Your Choice
  Game Cards Journals Visors Song Downloads  
  Controllers First Aid Kit Hats    
    Digital Timer Balls    
    Intelli Mouse Rackets    

The first thing you need to do to get started is go to the Search Perks Web site using Internet Explorer version 6 or later. Once you’re there, click on the Get Started button on the left hand side of the screen. You get 500 bonus tickets to start with, just for signing up! Also, if you already have a Windows Live or Hotmail e-mail address, you can sign in with that for quicker access. (If you don’t, simply click on the Sign Up Now link).

The next thing you need to do is download the Perks Counter, which keeps track of your tickets for you.

On the next page, you’ll see a dialogue box. (Note: You’ll need to allow pop ups in order to see the dialougue box and download the Perks Counter. To do that, go to Tools, Pop Up Blocker, Turn On Pop Up Blocker). You can then continue on with the download process. To keep going, click Run twice.

In a few minutes, your computer will run the software and you’ll receive a message when it has successfully finished. When everything’s completely done, click on the Finish button.

When everything has been installed properly, you’ll see a “Congratulations” window and your 500 bonus tickets will appear in the top right hand corner.

Now, you can do a test search and just watch as your score goes up. Mine went from 500 to 503 with just one simple search. It’s that easy!

This is a win-win situation. I mean, you search the Web everyday, so why not be rewarded for it? Check it out!

~ Tweety Dimes