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Are You Being Paid To Use Search Engines Yet? Try Instant Rewards
Posted on 27-Dec-2005 10:25 by M Freitas. | Tags Filed under: Blog.

Are You Being Paid To Use Search Engines Yet? Try Instant Rewards
Some time ago, while in a visit to India, Microsoft's Chairman Bill Gates floated the idea of paying MSN search engine's users a share of the advertising revenue brought in by MSN Search.

Well, wait no more. I've got an e-mail from, promoting their search site, and although not exactly sending a cheque to users, it will be providing discounts.

The email links to a page explaining the A9 Instant Rewards. In summary, regular users can receive 1.57% off purchases on

The page explains how it works, but it will depend on how much you search on before you can get the discounts. And like other programs, there's no information on how much is enough. And some conditions apply of course.

You can (should) use your existing login to join the program. By the way, you have to change your Preferences to Enable A9 Instant Rewards! Simply creating an account or logging in with your account is not enough (strangely enough I can't see this explained anywhere on the email or page).

Now we have to sit back and relax, waiting for the next move from the other web search players such as Google, MSN, Yahoo, and Altavista...

Althouhg the program seems to be running for more than a year, it looks like they are actively promoting it now.

And why 1.57%? Because they are sharing their pi(e) (3.1415926 / 2)...

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