MyPoints is one of the most known and biggest rewards sites out there. There are about 84 prizes for us members to redeem for with points. That includes Amazon gift cards, of course!
I will first mention the typical ways to earn from the usual GPT site. Points are rewarded by filling out surveys, completing offers, referring others, watching videos, using coupons, signing up to websites, and also by using its search engine. But what MyPoints specializes in is cash-back shopping.
We can also earn by playing casual games, however…those require investing real money. As I am a hardcore gamer, I don’t play these type of games. And even if I did, I would not pay to play them, so I can’t say much about this way of earning points.
MyPoints’ better ways to earn
Aside from the usual, members can also earn from some unusual ways, like traveling. Yeah, this is actually pretty new to me. We also earn from getting emails and shopping online. These last two are my favorites.
Earn a little extra for traveling
Depending on the services used to book at hotels, flights, cars or vacations in general, we are awarded points per dollar (unless otherwise noted).
For example, Expedia awards 6 points per dollar but Hilton does 8 points instead. Airlines seem to only award very little. But instead of mentioning each section, pictures below will demonstrate better (click each to enlarge).
Earn by receiving a few emails a day
This feature is what keeps me as a member. I receive about 1 to 3 emails worth a point to 6 each. Of course, it’s not much but time goes by fast, and those points do accumulate. They’re harmless emails that only take a click that open up an offer from stores like Walmart, Best Buy, and other businesses.
The ones that come from stores also work for cash-back shopping, but more on that later.
Unfortunately, they also send garbage offers that don’t award points (they’re easy to spot, so you can just delete them without clicking on their link). For example, I get those annoying pay-to-game ads or notices about their pay-to-watch or polls (both of which are not worth doing).
All emails come from them, and not from 3rd parties.
Earn cash-back from shopping online
I would say that MyPoints is perhaps the best GPT for earning from shopping online. They provide the best credits per dollar and usually have better special promotions.
They do have a browser plugin/add-on that helps with cash-back shopping, getting coupon alerts and search online (all of which earn us points).
Their referral system isn’t that good. It took them many years to let us recruit outside of only emails (I think their new parent company fixed that). We get a mere 25 points when people sign up under our referral link or invitation. And another 750 points if we both (the recruiter and referral) spend $25 online (the referral will earn 1750 points though). That’s only once, of course, and only from shopping.
At least we do get a 10% commission from other tasks completed by our referrals. They don’t specify from what kind of activities, though.
Very legit and famous site (purchased by Prodege a few years back, the company that owns SwagBucks). There are plenty of ways to earn points and many prizes to redeem. We also receive paid email ads to earn extra points. And what’s great about surveys here is that we still earn points regardless of qualifying or not (usually 10 points for non qualifiers and around 60 or more for those that qualify and complete them).
Their point conversion to cash value is inconsistent to each prize.
It’s hard to say how much a point is worth this way. Not to mention, it is not recommended to redeem for PayPal payments as they cost the most points. And the referral system isn’t that good.
Personally, I only like earning points by opening their paid email ads. It takes months to redeem, but time goes by so fast that I really don’t mind. If you’re a traveler, it’s totally worth joining for the cash-back. Also, as an online shopper, I used to shop through MyPoints. As for payments, store gift cards are better than PayPal for their points value. The referral system is nothing to be excited about.
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