Live Search SearchPerks!
|Stable release||Final / October 1, 2008|
Live Search SearchPerks! was a service that allowed users to search and gain tickets which can be redeemed for items such as frequent flyer miles, video games, and video game controllers. It was part of Microsoft's Live Search group of services. It has now been superseded by Bing Rewards.
On October 1, 2008, Microsoft announced that people could search and redeem tickets for prizes on Live Search SearchPerks! When signing up a person receives 500 tickets and then up to 25 tickets per day (1 per search). From January 21 - 23 a person can receive two tickets per search and a maximum of 50 per day when searching on most Microsoft sites such as Hotmail. People can redeem their tickets for prizes several weeks after April 15, 2009, when the offer ends. The sign-up period was limited to the first 1,000,000 people who signed up before December 31, 2008.
The prizes ranged from frequent flyer miles to Xbox games. The sign up requires a Windows Live ID. Users must download a toolbar for Internet Explorer, which tracks daily and total ticket accruals and provides links to the SearchPerks site.
- Microsoft intends to use the SearchPerks as part of their Live Search services in attempt to catch up to Google in the search market
- SearchPerks! - Microsoft New Prizes for Searches Program, retrieved on 2008-10-01