Microsoft today announced a new streamlined way to redeem deals we find from various sites such as Groupon, etc,. Bing Offers gives you access to more than 200,000 unique offers in over 14,000 cities and towns across the U.S. We streamline the deal hunt by assembling leading offers from Groupon, Living Social and Restaurant.com (just to name a few), making it easier to discover, share and search for the best deals in your area – all from one place.
The new testing a new program in Seattle called “Bing Offers Card-Linked” that solves the hassle of having to print up coupons or display QR codes to redeem savings. Bing has partnered with established leaders in transaction processing, First Data, and extends to payment networks like Visa and Master Card. Bing Offers Card-Linked availability in other US cities is expected to follow soon.
Here’s how it works:
“Bing Offers Card-Linked” works in 3 simple steps: Sign Up. Discover. Shop & Save.
- Sign Up. You can sign up by adding just 2 pieces of information (Microsoft Username/Password and Credit/Debit card) on the www.bing.com/offers website (1-time requirement). All available deals are then linked to your card and ready to use right away.
- Discover. You will be reminded about local deals on the Bing Offers website, via email subscriptions, and on a variety of Microsoft devices and services, such as Skype and Bing Apps.
- Shop & Save. When you use your card to make a qualified purchase at participating local business, just as you normally would at a retail store or a restaurant, you are immediately notified about your savings and you will receive the discounts directly on your card statement.
Read more about it here.