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Earn Cash Back Through Live Search

The last cash back website that I wanted to review is Microsoft’s Live Search. I know there are other cash back options like coupon cactus and Jackpot Rewards, however, they either offer inferior cash back or charge a fee. Microsoft’s Live Search is very hit or miss, however, the potential for a large cash back sum makes it worth mentioning.

How it Works

Microsoft Live cash back works very similarly to the other cash back programs. To earn cash back for online purchases all you have to do is create an account with Microsoft Live Search.


After searching for a product or retailer and clicking on a link with the cash back symbol, you will earn cash back on all eligible purchases made during the store visit. A visit is defined as a web browsing session that may not exceed 24 hours. Different products may have different cash back percentage rates. There is a limit of $2,500 in cash back for one calendar year.

Getting Paid

To get paid you sign into your cash back account and go to your cash back summary page. If you have a minimum of $5.00 in your account you can request a payment via one of three methods: PayPal, paper check or a bank account. Live Search cash back purchases may be listed as pending in your account for up to 60 days after the purchase date. After this waiting period the money will be available to claim.

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Microsoft’s Live Search cash back is similar to the previously reviewed websites of Ebates, Mr. Rebates, Fat Wallet, Cashbaq and BigCrumbs, in that you receive cash back for online purchases. Live Search cash back differs in the number of online retailers offering cash back and the percentage of cash back. Live search cash back is available for ebay at percentages as high as 30% depending on the day. Also, I’ve seen cash back of 20% at Target and Circuit City, which is a pretty good deal. If you stumble upon a high percentage cash back from Live Search jump all over it, otherwise the other cash deals are usually better.

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  1. Kyle Robinson says

    Seems like what you are saying is there is a *chance* at good return from MS, whereas sites like some you mentioned, like Coupon Cactus, which by the way does NOT charge a fee, offer a constant and respectable cash back rate on almost every store. I like using one or two sites without having to check a bunch, and CC works better for me — thanks for the review though.

  2. pfstartupblog says

    I apologize if there was any confusion over Coupon Cactus. Jackpot Rewards charges a fee and Coupon Cactus offers inferior rewards. Coupon Cactus may provide good coupons, however, between Ebates, Mr. Rebates, BigCrumbs and Cashbaq I can always find a better cash back offer.

    As for MS Live cash back, I think it is absolutely worth taking five minutes prior to making a purchase to see if Live is offering 20% cash back. Live potentially offers such a significant cash back percentage that I will always spend the five minutes to check.

    If you are not interested in checking multiple sites prior to making a purchase, stay tuned for a post on in the near future. Thanks for reading the blog!