I am familiar with the cash back programs like Ebates that reward you with a check for shopping online. You just have to link to the online retailer through your Ebates account, and you earn back a portion of the sale.
Ebates is a great program that’s saved me money. However, I wasn’t familiar with Bing cashback. Yet, the email said I was entitled to just over $8. I had no idea what it was, so how would they know what I bought? I was ready to write a warning to anyone else receiving this email that promised a check. Upon checking it out, I realized it was a legitimate program.
Bing cashback worked until July 30, 2010. According to Bing, the company provided cash back when you searched for a product and saw the golden $ sign next to it or when you clicked on a sponsored link with the $ sign. I don’t remember the $ sign, but apparently I clicked on it once and Bing kept a record of that shoe order in 2009 and is offering to pay me for that purchase in 2011. Kudos to the company for reminding me that the offer I didn’t know about is about to expire.
Consumers have until July 30, 2011 to redeem their cash back. I don’t remember signing into any accounts, and obviously didn’t provide Bing much information because I didn’t have an online account with them and they didn’t know my address to send me the check. Bing simply knew my email address.
If you got this email, I hope you didn’t delete it. Cash in before July 31st.