I Love When The Free Money Fairy Stops By

Near the end of 2009, I discovered Bing Cash Back.  Bing, as many of you probably know, is Microsoft’s answer to the Google search engine.  In an effort to nab some of the lucarative business that’s tied to shopping, where I’m sure they get to charge some of the highest ad rates, Bing has teamed up with many retailers to provide ‘cash back’ if you purchase from their site having clicked through from Bing’s shopping or search page.

If you haven’t tried it, it’s definitely worth checking out.  I made a couple of purchases last year that we were going to make anyways, and got a few bucks back as a result.  They have a pretty decent selection of stores, some that you’re probably never heard of but many major retailers as well.

One of the things that I signed up for was a promotion that they were running at the time, where if I agreed to have them deposit my ‘cash back’ earnings into a PayPal account, they would give me an extra $10.

That seemed like a pretty good deal, so I signed up for it, and…..promptly forgot all about it.

So imagine my happy face last week when I got an e-mail saying that I had just gotten a $10 into my PayPal account from Bing Cashback.

Ka-ching!

Since I don’t carry cash around much anymore, the days of the surprise find of cash in an long-unused jacket pocket have largely ceased, but this was a pretty darn close substitution!

The free money fairy is always able to put a smile on my face!

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