Bing Tests Streamlined Approach to Redeeming Deals

Calling all Seattle-area bargain hunters and deal lovers! Things just got easier.

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.

Since we launched the program we have been committed to exploring ways to making as easy as possible for you to find and redeem great offers. You told us that one thing you didn’t like was having to pre-purchase deals that they might forget or not use due to inflexible redemption options. Also people didn’t like the added hassle of having to print up coupons or display QR codes to redeem savings.

Today, we are pleased to announce that we are testing a new program in Seattle called “Bing Offers Card-Linked” that solves that problem. The test is a partnership with established leaders in transaction processing, First Data, and extends to payment networks like Visa and Master Card. And thus far, we’ve seen participation from businesses like Pizza Hut, Mooyah Burgers, Buca Di Beppo and others. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Bing Offers Card-Linked is just another way that Bing is helping deal-savvy people find what they need. So for those of you in Seattle, go to www.bing.com/offers and sign up. Everybody else, stay tuned.

– The Bing Team

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