MyPoints is an online rewards, coupon and survey platform. The overall goal of this site is to try to save or make customers extra money through everyday activities. They offer shopping rewards, special deals and coupons, and rewards for taking surveys. The rewards are given in the form of gift cards. In this article I will break each category down and review them individually.
There are many different ways to earn rewards on MyPoints, including:
The way their shopping portal works – you can shop on all of the normal websites you enjoy shopping on, but you just access them through the MyPoints portal. They get paid to refer you out to ecommerce sites, and they pass some of that pay on to you by giving you rewards points. Many of the sites offer 1 to 10 points per dollar depending on the vendor, but they do have special offers every day at different stores to give you higher rewards points. For example, most of the time amazon is 5 points per dollar, but they may have a special bonus day when they offer 10 points per dollar.
Deals and Coupons
MyPoints.com offers many great coupons and discounts. They compile deals and post them daily and weekly to help members save money.
They also offer points in exchange for clipping coupons for groceries. Here is a list of all of the ways to collect points clipping coupons.
Their deals page is a compilation of deals across multiple other sites like Groupon and Living Social. They list deals in many major categories including:
MyPoints also offers points across many travel sites, including Holiday Inn, Expedia, Marriott, and Hotels.com to name a few. They offer anywhere from 3 to 6 points per dollar on these sites. It almost seems you can purchase just about anything on MyPoints, and keep all of your points accumulating in one place.
Taking surveys on MyPoints is just one more way to accumulate points and earn gift cards. According to their site, the steps to sign up for the panel are:
Most surveys pay anywhere from 10 points to 100 points, which generally take 10-20 minutes per survey on average. You do often get declined as you start entering your information, so you may not be eligible for all surveys that you attempt to take. From what we read online, if you get declined as ineligible for a survey, they will pay you 10 points. If you get accepted and are able to take the survey, they will pay anywhere from 50 to 100 points.
Ok, so we know there are quite a few ways to earn points but how do we go about redeeming them and what are they worth?
Per their website, the going rates for redemptions look like this:
So, let’s say you wanted a $25 Amazon gift card and you need 3,950 rewards points – here are some options or ways to get there:
Almost all of these forms of earning points are fairly time consuming. It would take quite a while to be able to cash in on a reward. It could take weeks or even months before you would be able to get a $25 gift card.
Do We Like MyPoints?
It serves a purpose – if you want one portal to accumulate all of your rewards points through, then MyPoints may be for you. You can make most purchases, book travel, and earn points many other ways as well. They offer a variety of rewards, and the site is very clean and easy to use.
We must warn our readers that in researching MyPoints online, we did find a lot of negative reviews about customers having trouble redeeming their points for rewards. Some of the reported issues are things like:
This site is a legit rewards site and is definitely not a scam. They have a lot to offer, but we are concerned about all of the negative reports and reviews we have been seeing online. According to many long-time users of MyPoints, the site has been lowering their rewards amounts slowly over the years, and their customer service has been degrading as well. We might consider staying away from this site and spending our time elsewhere.
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