Rewarding Moments: January 26, 2023

This week’s Rewarding Moment comes from Kelly Rankin who is coming up on her 20-year anniversary of joining MyPoints after finding us while searching the web.

Her favorite way to earn is shopping.

This is her story:

“Thanks to MyPoints, I am able to take my 83 year-old mother-in-law on a vacation of her dreams.

I was able to get some free Visa and Mastercard to help with the cost of our trip.

We are heading to Vermont and the south and loop back up north to home.

Everyone needs to have their dreams fulfilled, so after me losing my husband and her her son, we decided why not do so.

I love it when I am able to save MyPoints up which helps me save on expenses so we are able to take a trip or two and not have to worry.”

We hope you enjoyed your vacation, Kelly! We are so thankful to have assisted in making your mother-in-law’s dreams come true. In appreciation for sharing your story, we’ve added 1,500 Points to your account.

Got a Rewarding Moment made possible by MyPoints? Submit it via this form for a chance to be awarded 1,500 Points if selected!

Recipe of the Week: Thai Chicken Satay with Cucumber Salad

This light and easy Thai-inspired meal can earn you up to 876 Points!

INGREDIENTS

Chicken Satay

  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut oil
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp. NAKANO® Organic Seasoned Rice Vinegar (earn up to 850 Points)
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
  • ½ tsp. coriander, ground
  • 2 tsp. turmeric, ground
  • 1 lb. chicken breast, thinly sliced (earn 3 Points)
  • 16 bamboo skewers
  • cilantro, for garnish

Peanut Sauce

  • ¼ cup scallions, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp. jalapeño, minced
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. ginger, minced
  • ¾ cup smooth peanut butter (earn 17 Points)
  • 1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 3 Tbsp.NAKANO® Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tsp. lime juice (earn 3 Points)
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • Garnish: chopped peanuts

Cucumber Salad

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a bowl combine first 10 ingredients (soy sauce through cilantro) and marinate chicken for 2 hours. Soak skewers in water in the meantime. After marinating chicken, skewer chicken and heat grill or grill pan. Grill for 2 minutes on each side. Garnish with cilantro and serve with peanut sauce and cucumber salad.
  2. In a food processor combine scallions, cilantro, jalapeño, garlic and ginger. Add peanut butter and sesame oil. Finish with NAKANO® Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar, lime juice, coconut milk, hoisin and honey. Process until smooth. Garnish with chopped peanuts.
  3. In a bowl combine NAKANO® Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, red pepper flakes and salt. Add cucumbers, carrots and scallions and allow to marinate for 15 minutes. Garnish with chopped peanuts.

See full recipe here.

Ready to get your BINGO on?

Here’s a chance for US members to earn up to 2,250 Points and Canadian members to earn up to a 750 Point Bonus!

Pre-registration starts at 8 am PT on Friday, January 20th and the Board starts at 8 am PT on Monday, January 23rd. You can join the fun anytime before the submission deadline at 11:59 pm PT on Monday, January 30th but only activities completed after joining will mark off your squares.

This board’s activities include:

Rewarding Moments: January 19, 2023

This week’s Rewarding Moment comes from Jessica Martinez who joined MyPoints in April 2006 after discovering us when she was trying to figure out how to save some money.

Her favorite way to earn? “For me it’s doing the surveys. I really do enjoy them. Sometimes they really make me think. And I think that’s kind of fun.”

“How did MyPoints help create a Rewarding Moment for you?”

This is her story:

“For me it’s anytime I could cash in my Points for gift cards for food. So I could spend a wonderful time with my family members, or provide a special dish for my family through groceries. Any of that is really, really special.

It’s been really hard. There’s such a huge amount of inflation and to have anything that is going to be a want versus a need is in my budget as much as I possibly can be. Also here is a super extra treat I was able to afford because of MyPoints. Thank you so much.

I think that I also want to say that it makes for wonderful memories and the ability to splurge on myself as well as my family members. When thinking about all the wonderful things that MyPoints has helped me out with really makes me grateful.

My biggest cash out for Points was a Roomba. I was able to get it through the Amazon one and I have it running in my mom’s room. She suffers from extreme allergies. And it’s going to be great to get all the dust and everything out and have her be in a healthier living situation.

I again just want to emphasize my gratefulness to this program.”

Thanks for sharing your story, Jessica. In appreciation, we’ve added 1,500 Points to your account.

Got a Rewarding Moment made possible by MyPoints? Submit it via this form for a chance to be awarded 1,500 Points if selected!

Recipe of the Week: Green Goddess Shrimp Tacos

This week’s recipe is will fuse Asian flavor with Taco Tuesday and can earn you up to 893 Points!

Ingredients

Seared Shrimp

  • 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and de-veined (earn 3 Points)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil 
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes

Green Goddess Slaw

  • Zest from 1 lemon (earn 3 Points)
  • 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt (earn 17 Points)
  • 2 tbsp. NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegar (earn up to 850 Points)
  • 2 tbsp. mayo (earn 17 Points)
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, stems removed
  • ½ cup scallions (~2 scallions)
  • 2 tbsp. fresh dill, stems removed
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 5 cups cabbage, sliced thin (~⅓ small head of cabbage)

Taco Assembly

  • 6-8 flour tortillas, heated
  • ⅓ cup scallions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup feta crumbles
  • 1 – 2 avocados (earn 3 Points)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Start by preparing your shrimp. Add shrimp, olive oil, kosher salt, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and lemon zest to a medium mixing bowl. Stir to combine and let marinate for 20 – 30 minutes.
  2. Start on your slaw – add Greek yogurt, seasoned rice vinegar, mayo, lemon juice, parsley, scallions, dill, garlic and kosher salt to a high-powered blender or food processor and blend until evenly combined and smooth. Set aside ⅓ cup of sauce for topping tacos.
  3. Add sliced cabbage to a large mixing bowl and top with remaining sauce, using tongs to ensure everything is evenly coated. Set aside.
  4. To a cast iron pan, add ~1 tbsp olive oil and heat to medium. Once hot, add shrimp (and any marinade), making sure not to overcrowd the pan (I cooked in 2 batches). Do not touch shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes so they can brown. Flip and cook for an extra 2 minutes, or until shrimp are tightly curled. Set aside.
  5. Assemble your tacos – add green goddess slaw and top with 4-5 pieces of shrimp and sliced avocado. Top with extra green goddess sauce, feta crumbles and sliced scallions. Serve immediately and enjoy!

See full recipe here.

Tuesday Tips: Changes to Point Balance Display

Starting tomorrow, you may notice something different with the Point balance for your account displayed in the upper right on MyPoints.com.

The Point balance displayed on the site included pending Points which led to confusion for some members when they attempted to redeem their balance but found they did not have enough Points.

We have updated that display so that only available/redeemable Points will show up in the upper right. You can click that total to go to your account ledger to see your activity including Points for pending transactions.

Once a transaction finishes pending, it will be included in your display totals.

Similarly, the Point balance in your emails will also reflect only available/redeemable Points. The balance displayed in emails will be as of the date/time the email was sent out, so there may be a discrepancy between that total and what’s shown on the site if you earned Points between the time the email was sent and the time it was opened.

We hope this makes it easier for members to understand how many Points they have available to redeem for rewards.

For more information on how to read your Activity Ledger, check out this blog post.

Rewarding Moments: January 12, 2023

This week’s Rewarding Moment comes from Theresa Crisman who joined MyPoints in August 2017 via a friend’s referral.

Her favorite way to earn is shopping online.

This is her story:

“Me and my now husband, finally after seventeen years together, got married on the twenty fourth of October (2020).

We always planned on getting married, but it always got pushed aside for one reason or another.

Well, we finally decided to put the wedding together […] and finally do something for us.

I used MyPoints to order everything for the wedding, such as flowers, decorations, rings, invitations and other things needed for our wedding. We both had a wonderful day plus I earned quite a few Points putting our day together.”

Thanks for sharing your story, Theresa! Your wedding looked lovely and we’re so happy to have helped make your day even more rewarding.

In appreciation for sharing your story, we’ve added 1,500 Points to your account.

Got a Rewarding Moment made possible by MyPoints? Submit it via this form for a chance to be awarded 1,500 Points if selected!

Recipe of the Week: Italian Chicken Cheese Rollups

With just seven ingredients and less than an hour, you can serve up this delicious, low calorie, low fat dinner. Plus earn up to XXX Points!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (earn 3 Points)
  • 1teaspoon dried basil (earn 255 Points)
  • 14teaspoon pepper (earn 255 Points)
  • 14teaspoon salt (earn 255 Points)
  • 4 (1 ounce) part-skim mozzarella string cheese (earn up to 425 Points)
  • Cooking spray (earn up to 255 Points)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place each chicken breast between 2 pieces of heavy-duty plastic wrap, pound to 1/4 inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin.
  3. Combine basil, salt and pepper; sprinkle half of mixture evenly over both sides of chicken.
  4. Place 1 string cheese stick across the center of each flattened chicken breast. Roll up chicken jelly roll fashion, starting with short end. Place chicken roll-up, seam side down, in an 11 x 7 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining half of spice mixture, and coat with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate up to 8 hours.
  5. Pour tomato sauce over chicken. Bake uncovered, at 350F for 35 minutes or until chicken is done and tomato sauce heated.

See full recipe here.

New Year, New BINGO Board!

We’re mixing things up for 2023 with a brand new BINGO Board where US members can earn up to 750 Points and CA Members can earn a 250 Point Bonus!

Pre-registration starts at 8 am PT today, Friday, January 6th and the BINGO Board starts at 8 am PT on Monday, January 9th.

You can join anytime before the submission deadline at 11:59 pm PT on Monday, January 16th but only activities completed AFTER you join will mark off your BINGO squares.

BINGO activities will include:

  • Clicking through the Board to visit a variety of Shop merchants
  • Visiting a specified merchant and activating the Score! banner
  • Voting in the Daily Poll
  • Adding specific Magic Receipt offers to your shopping list (PRO TIP: You may need to delete and re-add offers to get this square marked off.)

US only

CA only

You must submit your completed pattern by 11:59 pm PT on Monday, January 16th to claim your Bonus.

Rewarding Moments: January 5, 2023

This week’s Rewarding Moment comes from Peggy Barry who joined MyPoints so long ago (July 2000) she can’t remember how she found us.

Her favorite way to earn? “It’s a toss up between the surveys and the shopping…”

This is her story:

“Thanks to MyPoints, I’ve been able to do the necessary updates to my 100 year old home.

I closed on my house in January 2020, then the pandemic hit.

I was laid off for 3 months. I had so much time on my hands so I worked the surveys. Not all were winners, but I had goals.

With MyPoints I have new updated appliances, new light fixtures, new plumbing fixtures. My friends are excited for me that I’ve been able to do this. I’m so close to be able to get the storm doors replaced from the tornado we had 2 years ago.

MyPoints has been a huge blessing to me. THANK YOU!!”

Thank you, Peggy for sticking with us for over 22 years! In appreciation for your loyalty, we’ve added 1,500 Points to your account.

Got a Rewarding Moment made possible by MyPoints? Submit it via this form for a chance to be awarded 1,500 Points if selected!