Launched in April 2007, Club Bing is an online gaming website created by Microsoft that allows for people to collect points which could eventually be traded in for a variety of prizes. Such prizes include ringtones, song downloads, USB drives, Xbox 360 wireless controllers, and digital cameras. In order to collect the the tickets required to redeem these prizes, there are various games which provide tickets upon completion. These games include crosswords, phrase matching, and trivia games. Unfortunately, there is a daily limit of 1000 tickets that can be earned. Ticket requirements for prizes can range anywhere from 105 tickets for a ringtone to 58, 100 tickets for a Bose Companion 5 Speaker System.
Despite these positive aspects, the variety of puzzles are far from entertaining. With ticket requirements ranging from 105 to 69, 050, it could take anywhere from a few hours to a few months in order to gain enough tickets to redeem a prize. Prizes on average take at least 12 weeks to be delievered. There has also been complaints from players that they were wrongfully accused of cheating in the games and were therefore disqualifed from receiving their prizes. Despite all this, Club Bing is a great opportunity for those with the patience and time to play the games. When it comes to free prizes, many may not mind the 12 weeks delivery time. Overall, Club Bing is a good way to convert your free time into prizes.