You can now score Facebook Credits by racking up reward points from Bing.
Bing’s newly launched rewards program calls its points credits (with a lower-case c), which might get confusing when it comes time to trade in the search engine’s currency for Facebook’s.
But unlike the social network’s Credits, Bing doesn’t sell its rewards points. You have to earn them.
Like Bing’s own website for the program explains in question-and-answer format:
How do I earn credits?
You earn credits by taking advantage of offers that may include searching or exploring features of Bing. Offers are found in the Rewards credit counter located in the top right of the header on Bing.
How do I redeem credits for a reward?
It’s easy. Once you’ve accumulated enough credits, make your choice in the redemption center, provide your shipping info and we’ll send it to you. Shipping is free! Please note we can only ship to addresses within the 50 United States (includes D.C.). We cannot ship to P.O. boxes or military APO or FPO addresses.
As of this writing, the only Facebook Credits option we see in Bing’s online redemption center — linked above — consists of a $10 prepaid card with 1,176 Credits usable on FarmVille.
We’re guessing that more Facebook Credits variations will become available in Bing’s redemption center sometime in the future; perhaps this already includes the ability to apply the FarmVille prepaid card toward other Zynga games on the social network.
Regardless, this arrangement between Bing and Facebook seems rather timely given how the social network has set a July 1 deadline for all applications on the platform to accept Credits as a mode of payment.
Readers, have you tried out Bing’s rewards program yet, and if so, what do you think of it? Does the prospect of earning Facebook Credits make you more interested in signing up?