The shopping side of the Bing search engine is losing its cashback feature in a few days. Microsoft debuted Bing Shopping back in June 2009 and used the cashback program to drive awareness to the ability to search for product prices within Bing. The program offers cash when making online purchases that begin with a search on Bing, but has been a cost to Microsoft. Now that the service is well known, Microsoft has decided to pull the plug on Friday, July 30, 2010.
Lots of Last Minute Deals on Bing
The cashback program typically offers 2-25% cash back on purchases, and some retailers are ramping up the offers to entice last minute Bing cashback shoppers. To try it out, just search for the next purchase you’re planning to make on Bing. Also, don’t worry how small or large your cashback amount is as Microsoft has said it will remove its current constraint of at least $5 in savings before sending you the money. Here are a few great deals this week.
- Get $25 or more on cellphones from Wirefly – credit i4u
- Get 15% back on purchases from Sears – credit internetretailer
- Get 8% back up to $200 at eBay
- Get 30% back on luggage at eBags
Where To Go Now For Good Deals
Once Bing cashback is gone the big question is where to go instead for savings. Thankfully there are a number of similar sites out there that are similar. Although, an actual cashback rewards style program will be hard to find, the deal sites below offer great discussions of the latest deals retailers are offering. To test a site out just click a link below and search for the product you want to buy. I tried searching for Macbook Pros on Slickdeals.net and was able to find a local retailer offering $200 off the going price everywhere else.
- ObsessedAnalytic Deals Engine – Look up a product here to search a variety of deal sites
Will you be missing Bing cashback? I sure will, but thankfully the internet will provide other great ways to save.