Your everyday online cash detector

Maybe you’ve heard about Live Search cashback before — and maybe you’ve even taken advantage of it… If you have, you’re going to end up running into a predicament like the one below, sooner or later. (This actually happened to a colleague of mine recently):

I bought a Wii online; and then found out the next day that I could have saved almost $100 had I used Live Search Cashback!! I was so mad.

Now, I don’t want this to happen to you. And I’m going to share with you a great tool that ensures that it won’t.

The MSN Toolbar (http://toolbar.msn.com) contains a cashback–offer-detecting mechanism. This means that wherever you search online — whether it’s Yahoo, Live, Google or Craigslist — the toolbar will gleam an icon if there is cashback available for the item you searched for.

Image of MSN toolbar with cashback gleam

It never fails, and when you click the gleam it brings you to the page where the cashback offer is available.

The toolbar comes with a bunch of useful functionality — and it definitely comes with some peace of mind: You won’t miss a great deal, wherever you go online.

Don’t leave your home page without it.

Mikko Ollila, Product Manager, Live Search

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9 comments
  1. Anonymous

    I can’t help but be amused by this.  I’m reading this on the Live Search blog.

    Now of course there is a Windows Live toolbar and an MSN toolbar. But naturally, this feature (unless you forgot to mention it) is only available in the MSN toolbar.

    That makes sense (not)!

  2. Anonymous

    Very Beautiful, I like…

    Expect….

  3. Anonymous

    Are these features available for other countries also? Please make them available for other countries also.

  4. Anonymous

    I think in the end my computer is going to be looking like a Las Vegas slot machine.

  5. Anonymous

    It reminds me of a Las Vegas slot machine

  6. Anonymous

    There were couple of good questions asked of me today (and comments made) – and here are a couple additional pieces of info:

    -This capability is indeed available on MSN Toolbar only and not on Windows Live Toolbar.

    - As quickly as possible this capability will be made available whereever cashback is (or will be) available.

    - We will do our best to only attract users attention when there’s something really valuable available. And we think Cashback really is valuable!

  7. Anonymous

    I really think Search should work with the IE8 and Windows Live team to develop ONE comprehensive search toolbar/front end.  Ideally, suggestions would be presented right in the main address bar similar to Google Chrome when it is used with the Google search engine.  

    In my view, there are WAY TOO MANY different tool bars and it simply causes confusion.  

  8. Anonymous

    I don’t think I’m lucky :-)

    Cashback ! Microsoft have to optimise explorer bugs !

    Toolbar options are easy to introduce after the optimiztion ;-)

  9. Anonymous

    This feature can be seriously valuable and save a lot of dough! I wish you and IE team could combine your toolbars to make one. The amount of toolbars needed is getting out of hand.

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