Have you tried My Points?

January 24, 2012 by
Filed under: Shopping 

Back in 2001, I saw a news report that mentioned a website where you could earn points for gift cards called  My Points. I checked it out and found it was a match made in heaven.  This April I celebrated ten years with the site.  I have earned 557,173 points over that time.  That’s a LOT of gift cards!

There are many ways to earn MyPoints:

  • Reading email.  Most emails will earn you 5 points if you click to visit the website mentioned.
  • Shopping. By starting at the MyPoints site, you can earn between 1 and 20 points per dollar spent depending upon the retailer selected.
  • Playing Games. The site will match your first $20 deposit and you can earn 50 points PLUS 5 points per dollar spent.  Games can be played for as little as FREE (daily Free Play) or 75 cents and not only can you actually win cash, you can earn points with the game website which is run by World Winner.  That’s right–you can earn rewards not only for My Points by playing online games, you can earn rewards for World Winner, too.  It’s legal double dipping!
  • Downloading the Toolbar which will net you 100 points.  You can also activate the Point Finder.  You’ll get a notification on the toolbar if you go to a site where you could be earning MyPoints.
  • Searching the Web can earn you a maximum of 75 points per month
  • Registrations at other partner websites or Subscriptions to things like book clubs
  • Taking surveys or completing short questionnaires
  • Bzz Agent rewards come in the form of My Points
  • and more.

After registering and filling out the necessary demographic information, you choose how much communication you want from My Points.  Obviously the more open you are, the more contact you’ll get from them.

You’ll begin to get emails.  You earn 5 points per email if you visit the site mentioned.  That’s all I did for almost a year and you think it wouldn’t add up but it did; I was able to redeem my accumulated points for a couple of $25 gift certificates (Target and Amazon.com, of course!)

There are tons of earning websites out there now and I’ll be honest, I don’t use My Points as much as I used to.  But I still find find the Granddaddy of earning websites a valuable resource to earn rewards for things I am already doing (shopping, playing games, etc).  You might want to check it out, too.

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