MyPoints.com is one of my favorite ways to earn 'money' online. The points you earn on MyPoints.com can be redeemed for real gift cards. The gift cards are mailed to you, not virtual gift card codes. MyPoints.com has so many point earning opportunities. Shopping online, printing & redeeming coupons, buying Groupons, Surveys, searches, sharing and (easiest of all) emails. Click through to find out more!
EMAILSOnce registered with MyPoints.com, you can expect to receive 1-5 emails basically every day. I have a filter set up in my email to group them all together so they are easy to go through.
Earning points from the emails is easy; all you need to do is click through. Most emails will earn you 5 points minimum, but if you complete the offer in the email you can receive many more. The offers vary greatly, and you are under no obligation to complete any offer.
All emails will have an expiration date, clearly stated in the email. You must click/complete the offer by that date to be credited the points. So it is best to keep up with the emails as fairly often, no more than a few days to keep it from getting overwhelming.
SURVEYSSurveys can be accessed one of two ways: 1) via email and 2) via the 'Survey Zone' on the website. You earn 50 points for every survey successfully completed and 10 points for surveys you attempt but do not qualify. The surveys vary greatly in topic and length. Each survey will ask you basic demographic information, and if you qualify you will be asked to proceed. Honestly, there are very few surveys I have ever qualified for.
COUPONSEarning points with coupons is so very easy! Go to the Coupons page of the site (Deals > Grocery Coupons) and you can print the same coupons as you could from Coupons.com or Smartsource.com and you can activate Cellfire coupons as well. Earn 10 Points for every Coupons.com coupon you print and redeem. Plus, earn 25 Bonus Points when you print and redeem and 10 or more Coupons.com, Smartsource.com coupons or when you save and redeem any 10 or more Cellfire coupons in a month. The important thing to note is the AND REDEEM. I print all of my coupons.com and smartsource.com coupons through MyPoints.com.
SHOPPINGWhen you shop online, go to MyPoints.com first; find your retailer, click through to their website and shop as normal. By doing this you earn X number of points per dollar that you spend. Most major merchants and even some smaller unexpected ones are part of the listing. I wish Amazon was available earn through, but alas, it is not.
In additional to 'retail' shopping, you can also book through major discount travel sites through MyPoints.com and earn 2 points per dollar you spend on your booking! Pick your booking and choose Priceline, Orbitz, Hotwire or Travelocity. Save money AND earn some back too!
Another great shopping opportunity to save money and earn some back is to purchase Groupons through MyPoints.com. Visit the Local Deals page (Deals > Local Deals) and put in your zip code. Under the map will show the Groupons available in your area. In the description it will tell you how many points per dollar you will earn with the purchase.
ToolbarThe MyPoints.com tool bar is the 'Point Finder'. The toolbar can be used for seaching and you earn points for the total number of searches done in a month's time.
1-10 searches: 10 points
11-20 searches: 25 Points
21-30 searches: 50 Points
31 or more searches: 75 Points
PLUS!! You get 100 bonus points just for downloading the toolbar.
REWARDS!The best part after you've earned all of those points...REDEEMING THEM! There are over 75 merchants with values of $10, $25 or $50 gift cards available for most of them. Walmart, Starbucks, Old Navy, Panera, Target, Sears, Subway, TJ Maxx, Walgreens, Kmart, CVS, Lowes, Home Depot, Gap...and so many more! Use them yourself, or give them as gifts; they come in the mail as a physical card just like you'd buy in the store itself. The cards take about a month to receive, maybe a little longer if requested around the holidays.
If you'd like to join send me an email at email@example.com and I'll send you a referral!