Dubbed SearchPerks, Microsoft’s latest scheme gives users “tickets” for using Live Search that can later be redeemed for prizes – 25 tickets gets users a free music download, 500 gets them 1,000 free air miles on select airlines, and so on. All users need to do is download a small program which tracks their search queries in exchange for up to 25 tickets a day.
There are some caveats, though. The latest program doesn't just require one to use Microsoft's search engine, but also its Internet Explorer Browser – users of Firefox, Opera, Chrome or Safari are out of luck. The SearchPerks program is available until the end of the year or until 250,000 people sign up.