What do you think how all these GPT websites actually earn from giving payments to its members? Elementary!
It just connects the consumers with top brand retailers by conducting “market research programs” like surveys, polls, inviting comments on various videos, identifying members’ interests from its search engine, playing games, performing tasks, etc. These GPT sites call themselves Consumer Loyalty Websites, as they listen to consumers, gather their insights & exposure to product brands, and accordingly advice their partner retailers on how to drive brand loyalty.
This is how GPT websites get paid from their partners, for helping them meet their revenue growth by improving their products and services based on consumer insights. The members, who join these sites will get paid to spend their time and knowledge.
Today, we are going to learn about how to make some extra cash from one such site, MyPoints.
What is MyPoints
MyPoints, as the name indicates, is a rewards website that credits its members account with points for completing some easy, fun, activities like shopping, watching videos, answering polls much more. Members can then redeem their earned points to cash or gift cards.
Is MyPoints a Scam?
No. It is a legit website that has been rewarding its members since 1996. MyPoints is owned and operated by the same company, ProEdge LLC which runs Swagbucks.
It has got a pretty good score of 4.4 on Trustpilot from over 4000+ members.
How to Sign up on MyPoints?
You just need an email id to create a free account with the site. Immediately after joining, MyPoints will send a verification email, which you need to click on in order to activate your MyPoints account.
How to Earn Points from MyPoints
Once your account gets activated, you can start accumulating points by using any of the following options:
Welcome bonus, for joining MyPoints, differs from time to time. Currently, new members are eligible for 1750 bonus points redeemable with a $10 gift card, once you shop for $20 or more with any of its linked merchant shops within 30 days of membership.
MyPoints rewards you just for sharing your opinions by answering its market research surveys.
Profile Survey – The first survey you will have to take after signing up is your Profile Survey. Here you answer some basic questions to introduce yourself, like, gender, age, marital status, household position, likes, dislikes etc. You will get 5 points for every 10 questions in the profile survey.
Make sure that you regularly update your profile. Because the more you keep your profile honest and accurate, you will get more survey invites. Always keep in mind that giving inconsistent answers will block you from participating in surveys.
Survey Dashboard – MyPoints offers a variety of survey topics, from its partners, ranging from products to lifestyle, health, travel and more, with varying point rewards. The Survey Dashboard lists your available survey options with the expected time to complete each one and number of points you can earn from.
You can earn between 50-600 Points depending on the length of the survey
Keep checking for new surveys are added throughout the day. Even if you do not qualify for a survey, you will receive 5 points (maximum of 25 disqualification points per day).
With MyPoints, you can make money watching videos either from your computer or on your smartphone using the MyPoints mobile app.
To earn points, you can choose video playlists of your favourite topics to watch. New videos are added every day on wide categories including news, entertainment, health, food and more.
If you find any video in the playlist uninteresting, you cannot stop or cancel it as you’ll not be rewarded any points. Instead, you can just let videos play aside while you carry on with your other work, but without closing the MyPoints window. In fact, I once started a playlist and carried on with my day’s routine parallelly like laundry, cooking, cleaning, etc. just to earn points.
nCrave – nCrave is a separate segment of MyPoints video zone where members can watch videos, read articles, view slideshows to earn points. The only difference is clicking on any nCrave content takes you to a new browser window of MyPoints’ partner websites with videos, articles and slideshows to view.
Whenever you buy something online from one of the 2000+ partner stores of MyPoints, you will earn points for your purchase. To make sure that you get points for your purchase, do the following:
- Make your purchase immediately after you click through MyPoints. Don’t click any other sites
- Double-check whether you have tracking enabled
- Disable Ad-Blocking extensions or software in your computer
- While making the purchase, close all other windows or tabs in your browser except for the MyPoints
Are you someone who loves playing game tournaments? Then, you would love the MyPoints Games zone where you can choose from a variety of cash tournament games run by WorldWinner.com. Some of the popular games you can find in WorldWinner are Angry Birds, Solitaire, Scramble, Monopoly and much more. On average, you can earn 4 points for every dollar.
Alternatively, you can also earn some points by playing GSN games provided you have a GSN account.
Apart from discovering deals, offers, coupons on flights, hotels, cars, vacation sites and other travel basics, you can earn points to travel or even compare travel sites.
6. Daily Poll
Poll questions on fun topics to answer are posted one per day rewarding one point per poll.
7. Web Search
The regular googling or other web searches you do every day, if done using MyPoints search engine throughout the day can earn you some random points.
By adding Score, the MyPoints browser extension, to Chrome you can earn 100 points for free. Moreover, Score helps you instantly apply coupons and codes on the go to save in the mos. Plus, it keeps you informed on how much you can earn when visiting a site.
9. Daily 5
You will get 5 Bonus points to complete any 5 of the daily 5 activities.
10. Monthly Goal
You can set your own goal on the Monthly Goal completions list. Once you meet your goals you will receive bonus points accordingly. To learn more information about Monthly goal, you can check out their website.
11. Bonus Mails
Often, we get sick of frequent promotional emails from different sites, but not with MyPoints. You will be rewarded with points for reading and more points for shopping or completing transactions from bonus mails. This also helps you explore new and exclusive offers from its wide range of partners.
12. Point Perks
Point Perks are strings of alphanumeric text, found throughout MyPoints website and its social media pages. Just enter that text into designated Point Perk fields to earn points.
13. My Gift Card Plus
You can earn valuable points by purchasing electronic gift cards of your favourite retailers from My Gift Card Plus powered by MyPoints.
14. Referral Bonus
Now that you have become a MyPoints member and are familiar with various ways to earn points, you can refer a friend to join MyPoints. You can earn 25 points when your friend accepts your membership invitation and an additional 750 points when your friend spends $20 or more with partner stores. On top of that, get 10% bonus points of all the eligible points your friend earns.
How to Redeem Rewards from MyPoints (Points->Cash)
First, click on the Redeem Points tab on the right-hand corner of your MyPoints account. Here you can see all the options to redeem open to you based on your available points. You can filter Gift Cards by reward type (eGift or physical), card value, points needed to redeem or by rewards partner.
- Gift cards – You can redeem your points to any of 80+ gift cards provided by various retailers. The minimum points needed to get Amazon Gift card is 480 ($3).
- Cashout – to cash out your earned points make sure you have a verified PayPal account that has the same email address, first and last name as your MyPoints account credentials. You need at least 3870 points for a minimum $25 PayPal withdrawal. Visa Prepaid Card is also a convenient and secure alternative to cash out.
- United Mileage Plus – members can redeem their points for United Mileage Plus award miles and use them on trips, flyer experiences, dining and more.
MyPoints is available as a mobile app for both iOS and Android users to make money on the go. However, it is available under a different name called Daily Scoop.
What are the Pros and Cons of MyPoints?
- Multiple options to earn points
- Up to 80+ types of rewards to redeem points
- High minimum limit for PayPal withdrawal
- Multiple transactions made with a single brand on a given day will count as one transaction
MyPoints is a legit and bonafide online rewards program having helped its 9 million-plus members earn points, rewards, coupons and cashback shopping for over two decades.
In my opinion its an easiest way to make much out of your dilly-dally time, though not to satisfy your need but content with your wants.