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Though it doesn’t have the best of reputations, Hulu actually isn’t that bad. Its has plenty of amazing TV shows 16 Unmissable TV Shows You Should Watch on Hulu Right Now 16 Unmissable TV Shows You Should Watch on Hulu Right Now Netflix, Amazon are the current kings of online streaming. However, it would be a mistake to dismiss Hulu out of hand, as it hosts a number of truly unmissable TV shows. Shows like these... Read More , several which you can’t stream anywhere else, and there are times when I think Hulu may even be better than Amazon Prime Video Netflix vs. Hulu vs. Amazon Prime: Which Should You Choose? Netflix vs. Hulu vs. Amazon Prime: Which Should You Choose? It has been years since we've compared heavy-hitting streaming services, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. And with changes in pricing, content, quality, and interface, we thought it was time to revisit the topic. Read More .

Hulu no longer has a free-to-watch option, but there is a way to get Hulu for free — indefinitely. Yes, it’s a legitimate method, and it doesn’t actually require much effort on your part. All you need is a little secret.

And that secret is… Microsoft Rewards.

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Formerly known as Bing Rewards What's Bing Rewards, How It Works, And What's New? What's Bing Rewards, How It Works, And What's New? The premise of Bing Rewards is that you can earn credits for searching with Bing. Read More , Microsoft Rewards is an opt-in program that will grant you points for every search query you run through Bing. Once you amass enough points, you can redeem them for prizes — such as a month of Hulu access (using the Limited Commercials plan).

At time of writing, a month of eligible Bing searches is worth about 8,000 to 9,000 points whereas a month of Hulu can be redeemed for 6,800 points. Not bad, right? Just set Bing as your default search engine and your searches will essentially pay for your Hulu subscription.

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And once you have an account, don’t forget to check out these excellent Hulu tips that everyone should know 11 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Hulu 11 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Hulu If you're thinking of getting Hulu, or you already have a subscription, here are some tips and tricks you'll want to make use of to truly optimize your Hulu experience. Read More .

What are your thoughts on Hulu and Microsoft Rewards? Is the effort worth it for what amounts to a free subscription to Hulu? Have you cut the cord? Share with us in a comment below!

  1. Bruce
    September 20, 2016 at 1:09 am

    Disappointed that I can't pay for the upgrade to no commercials when using the Microsoft Rewards for Hulu. Not sure why it should matter to Microsoft but moving to no commercials will terminate the promotional offer. Hulu with commercials is terrible.

    The message shown when selecting the no commercial upgrade: "Adding this ends promotional offers for Limited Commercial plan if applicable."

    • Joel Lee
      September 24, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      Yeah, that's a huge bummer, Bruce. I was hoping to get the No Commercials version somehow, even it just meant paying the difference, but I guess it's not possible.

  2. Moonz3r
    September 13, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Your links to the Hulu tips, above, don't exist.

    • Joel Lee
      September 14, 2016 at 2:41 am

      Hey Moonz3r, sorry about that. The link will start working on September 15. My apologies.

  3. Bruce Glickman
    September 12, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    This article incorrectly states that Microsoft awards for Hulu is for the $11.99 subscription. It is in fact for their $7.99 plan, which contains commercials.

    "Offer valid for Hulu $7.99 subscription service. Requires credit card to activate."

    • Joel Lee
      September 20, 2016 at 12:51 am

      Hey Bruce, the article correctly states that the Microsoft reward is for the Limited Commercials version of Hulu. You're thinking of the No Commercials version, which is the more expensive one.

  4. bob
    September 12, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Is this program still valid with Hulu? I don't see it listed in services to redeem. Also, your point count of 6,800 points seems way off since 3 months of Outlook is only 270 points. Is this just a post of an old article?

    • Robert Largent
      September 12, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      6,800 is correct. I've been using this to get Hulu for a long time now.
      https://account.microsoft.com/rewards/redeem/000800000004

    • Joel Lee
      September 14, 2016 at 2:41 am

      Hey Bob, that's weird. I'm seeing 3 months of ad-free Outlook.com as 2,700 points, and yes, Hulu is still 6,800 points for me.

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