The Bing Rewards program has been around for a while now. It first originated as a monetary means for Microsoft to get people to use the Bing search engine when shopping. 5% cashback was offered for purchasing things from eBay and Amazon if you found them from Bing. Microsoft eventually scrapped that program and we have what you see today, which is a sort of lottery with prizes. Each Bing search grands you one credit and you need a certain amount of credits to redeem entries into several different prizes, the latest of which includes an HTC Windows Phone 8X for five lucky winners.
The contest is scheduled to go on until January 7th, 2013 so from now until then if you use Bing you can rack up these credits in an attempt to be one of the five lucky people who will be selected for an 8X. If that doesn’t appeal to you, Microsoft also offers a chance to win an Xbox 360 console. For those who want something a little more concrete with their credits, you can choose to receive Microsoft Points, Groupon credit, Amazon gift cards, or even Skype and Windows Phone 8 credit for apps and games. Not bad, if Bing can get you the results you want.