Tuesday Tips: BINGO and pending activities

From a member post on Facebook:”How are you supposed to complete the Bingo board when it lasts only a week and many activities pend for 32 days. Why do you add things that can’t be completed?”

Almost all activities on any given BINGO Board can be completed and are credited immediately upon completion. The only exceptions are completing Shop offers and some Discover offers which may have a pending period beyond the expiration of the Board.

If either of these is included on a Board, members are credited and the square marks off when the Points award, even if they have a pending period.

There may be some lag time between completing an offer and the Points awarding, however, so we recommend completing these activities as early as possible to ensure crediting prior to the Board’s expiration.

Celebrate LOVE with our Valentine’s Day Sale!

How do we love our members? Let us count the ways with dozens of deals to making gifting your loved ones even more rewarding:

If your beloved’s love language is a bouquet of flowers, earn 1,300 Points for purchases from FTD and Proflowers. Or earn 12 Points per dollar for From You Flowers.

If you want to give something sweet to your sweetheart, we’ve got you covered with 6 Points per dollar for See’s Candies or go big with a gift basket from The Gift Basket Store and earn 15 Points per dollar plus get an additional 750 Bonus Points with your purchase of $25 or more.

If bling is your beloved’s thing, check out Zales to earn 6 Points per dollar.

There are more great deals to be had so check out our Valentine’s Day Sale and earn BIG!

Biggest BINGO Bonus EVER!

Here’s your chance for US members to earn up to 51,00 Points and Canadian members to earn up to a 750 Point Bonus!

Pre-registration starts at 8 am PT on Friday, January 21st and the Board starts at 8 am PT on Monday, January 24th. You can join the fun anytime before the submission deadline at 11:59 pm PT on Monday, January 31st but only activities completed after joining will mark off your squares.

This board’s activities include:

Rewarding Moments: January 20, 2022

This week’s Rewarding Moment comes from Christopher Reynolds who joined MyPoints in 2018–joining his wife Penny, who joined in 2000.

His favorite way to earn: “I like doing surveys. They are my way of contributing to topics [a]ffecting us all.”

This is his story:

“My wife and I love to grow vegetables but with late spring and early fall weather, the growing season is short.

We had wanted a greenhouse for years but our disability income prevented it.

With MyPoints points I saved up enough to purchase one with Amazon gift cards.

My wife felt like a little girl receiving a very special gift. She watched as it was set up, so excited to see it assembled.

The moment we both walked inside we experienced our long awaited rewarding moment.

Now we get our seedlings going in late April and are enjoying tomatoes and other veggies by late June. We even sell produce when we have a bumper crop.

Growing organic food helps our health and sales supplement our limited income. In addition we grow orchids and perennials in the greenhouse until they are ready for new homes.

Thank you MyPoints!”

Thanks for sharing your story, Christopher! 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: Original Impossible Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is a hearty cold-weather meal and this meatless version takes only 10 minutes to prepare (plus 1 hour 10 minutes to cook) plus will earn you 1,038 Points.

Ingredients

  • 12 Ounce Package Impossible™ Burger (earn up to 1,020 Points)
  • 2 Pounds Russet Potatoes (earn 3 Points)
  • 8 Ounces White Mushrooms
  • 1 Yellow Onion (earn 3 Points)
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Large Carrot (earn 3 Points)
  • 1 Stalk Celery
  • 1 Cup Fresh Or Frozen Peas
  • 1 Cup Fresh Parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce (earn 3 Points)
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Stock
  • 4 Ounces Butter (1 Stick) Or Plant-Based Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Milk Or Plant-Based Milk (earn 3 Points)
  • 1 1/2 Ounce Small Bag Potato Chips, Crushed (Optional) (earn 3 Points)
  • 3 1/2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt, Divided Plus Additional To Taste
  • Fresh Black Pepper, To Taste

directions

  1. COOK THE POTATOES: Preheat your oven to 400℉. Peel and cut the potatoes into 2 inch chunks. Place the potatoes into a pot and cover with water. Add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and cook for about 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  2. PREPARE THE VEGETABLES: While the potatoes are cooking, rinse and thinly slice the mushrooms, peel and dice the onion, peel and finely chop the garlic cloves, and finely dice the onion, carrot, and celery. Set aside. Wash and chop half of the parsley leaves and reserve the other half of remaining sprigs for garnish.
  3. COOK THE IMPOSSIBLE BURGER: Place a sauté pan over medium high heat and add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil into the pan. When the pan is very hot, add the Impossible Burger and break into pieces, allow to brown in the pan for about 2-3 minutes. Season with 1 ½ teaspoons Kosher salt and fresh pepper. Then stir the Impossible Burger with a flat spatula, scraping the bottom of the pan, and continue cooking and browning until little red is still showing, around 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside on a dish.
  4. COOK THE FILLING: Reduce the heat to medium, and add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and the mushrooms, to the pan. Season the mushrooms with a pinch of Kosher salt and pepper, cook for about 2 minutes or until the mushrooms have released their liquid. Once the liquid reduces completely, add the onions, garlic, carrots, and celery and cook until soft, about 6-10 minutes. Add the soy sauce, vegetable stock and peas, and bring to a boil. Add the cooked Impossible Burger and the chopped parsley. Set aside.
  5. MAKE THE MASHED POTATOES: To make the mashed potatoes, mash the cooked, hot potatoes in a mixing bowl with a masher, a hand mixer, a ricer, or a food mill. Heat the milk in a microwave for 30 seconds or in a pan on the stove top, add to the potatoes, and then add the butter and season with 2 teaspoons Kosher salt. Mix until fully incorporated. Season to taste and add additional salt and freshly ground black pepper if needed.
  6. BAKE THE PIE: In the small casserole dish, place the Impossible Burger mixture on the bottom and top with the mashed potatoes, spreading evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, top with the crumbled potato chips and garnish with the reserved parsley sprigs. Serve while piping hot!

See full recipe here.

More Ways to Earn Shopping!

We’ve added more online shopping partners! Check out these latest retailers:

AG Jeans

AG Jeans is a premium denim and knitwear house leading the sustainable manufacturing movement with innovative technology and eco-minded processes. Shop now and earn 6 Points per dollar!

AG Jeans Outlet

Explore AG Jeans Outlet and save on your favorite jeans, tees, pants, sweats and outerwear. Check in for daily deals & new arrivals and earn 6 Points per dollar!

Big Star Denim

Big Star Denim approaches denim differently with smart, conscious design—offering a made-to-measure fit that is unique to you. You choose your waist and inseam, and they adjust 29 points of measurement for a fit that’s tailored to you, no alterations needed. Plus earn 6 Points per dollar!

JTV Jewelry

Jewelry Television (JTV) was founded in 1993 by three Knoxville natives Bill Kouns, Bob Hall and Jerry Sisk Jr. with the mission of opening the world of jewelry and gemstones to everyone. Earn 1 Point per dollar!

Welcome 2022 with up to 1,500 Bonus Points!

It’s time to set goals again! This month’s Challenge begins on Monday, January 17th and runs through Sunday, January 23rd.

You can set your goals starting today through Wednesday, January 19th–but keep in mind no activities are tracked until your goals have been submitted!

This means if you wait until the last minute on Wednesday to submit your goals, make sure to adjust for the fact that you will only have 4-5 days to complete them.

US/CA

Partial To-Do List completions: This means checking off five items on your To-Do List to earn Points including the Deal of the Day. You must complete at least 3 partial To-Do Lists as a minimum. The maximum is 7. Minimum bonus for this activity is 15 Points, maximum bonus is 75 Points. For tips on completing your ToDo List, check out this blog post.

Meet Your Daily Goal: This is the number of times you will meet your Daily Goal Point threshold during the 7-Day Challenge. The maximum is 7. You must complete this at least once. The minimum bonus is 5 Points, the maximum is 75 Points. For tips on completing your Daily Goal, check out this blog post.

Complete Surveys: You must set a goal of at least 3 to participate. Maximum is 25. Minimum bonus is 50 Points, maximum is 300 Points.

Watch Playlists completed: This is an optional activity. The minimum bonus is 10 Points for a goal of 3 playlists, the maximum is 100 Points for 30 playlists.

Everyday (Survey) Receipts uploaded: This is optional. The minimum bonus is 3 Points for 1 receipt upload and the maximum is 10 with a total bonus of 30 Points.

Discover offers completed: This is an optional activity. The minimum bonus is 10 Points for 1 completion, the maximum is 70 Points for 7. For tips on completing MyPoints Deals/Discover offers, check out this blog post.

Adding Magic Receipt offer to your shopping list: The minimum requirement is 1 offer added for a minimum bonus of 5 Points. The maximum is 30 for a maximum bonus of 25 Points.

US Only:

Uploading a Magic Receipt: This is an optional activity for the US since it requires completion of a Magic Receipts offer worth at least 50 Points to mark off this goal. The minimum bonus is 100 Points for one Magic Receipt upload, the maximum bonus is 525 for 7 receipt uploads.

For tips on successfully uploading your receipt, check out this blog post. For reasons why your receipt was rejected, check out this blog post.

MyGiftCardsPlus transactions: This is an optional activity for the number of purchase transactions made at MyGiftCardsPlus. The minimum bonus is 50 Points for one transaction and the maximum bonus is 250 Points for 3 transactions. If you are setting a goal that’s greater than one, make sure that your purchases are made in SEPARATE transactions. To ensure your MGC+ transactions are credited to MyPoints, check out this blog post.

Once you’ve completed your goals, you will be able to claim your bonus! Please note that bonus Points must be CLAIMED, they are not automatically added to your account. If you do not claim your Bonus prior to the Challenge’s end, you will still be able to claim your Bonus for five days afterwards. The deadline for claiming your bonus Points for this month’s Challenge is November 26, 2021. F

For details on how to claim your bonus, check out this blog post. For tips on setting your Challenge goals, check out this blog post!

Rewarding Moments: January 13, 2022

This week’s Rewarding Moment comes from Necie Cronn who joined MyPoints in December 2010.

Her favorite way to earn is email click-thrus and surveys.

Here is her story:

“MyPoints allows me to shower extra love on my rescue pup, Lucy.

My family adopted Lucy from a shelter about eleven years ago, and she is one special dog!

She particularly loves going on runs with me, and over the years has trained for three half and one full marathons, as well as shorter races.

The Points I earn are turned into gift cards for PetSmart, where I buy toys and food for her.

Because the gift cards are like found money, I feel better about spending more on the “quality” brand dog food, which has more wholesome ingredients. Lucy eats well, and I save money.

Thank you MyPoints!”

Thanks for sharing your story, Necie! In appreciation, we’ve added 1,500 Points to your account for you to go buy something nice for Lucy!

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: Impossible Spicy Sausage & Pasta

If you’re resolving to cut down on your meat intake in 2022, Impossible Foods makes it painless to do so! Check out this easy pasta recipe which takes 30 minutes and can earn you up to XXXX Points!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Package Impossible™ Sausage Made From Plants (Spicy, 14 Oz) (earn up to 1,020 Points)
  • 1/2 Loaf Finely Diced French Bread Or Coarse Bread Crumbs (earn 3 Points)
  • 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Divided
  • 1 Pinch Kosher Salt, Plus Additional To Taste
  • 1 Pinch Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Cup Chopped Parsley, Plus Additional Leaves For Garnish
  • 12 Ounces Pasta Such As Gemelli, Cassarecia, Orecchiette, Or Penne (Fresh Or Great Quality, Dried) (earn 3 Points)
  • 1/2 Red Onion, Finely Diced (earn 3 Points)
  • 1 Clove Garlic, Finely Chopped Or Microplaned
  • 2 Ears Corn, Shucked, Kernels Removed From The Cob
  • 1 Basket Cherry Tomatoes, Cut In Half (earn 3 Points)
  • Chili Flakes, To Taste

directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Toss the diced French bread in a bowl with two tablespoons extra virgin olive oil. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Spread evenly on a baking sheet. Cook until golden brown and crispy, about 10-12 minutes. Remove and add half the parsley while still hot; set aside.
  2. Place a large pot of water seasoned with salt on the stove and bring to a boil. Add the pasta to the water and cook according to package directions or until al dente. Drain, reserving a half cup of the pasta water.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, add the remaining one tablespoon olive oil to a 10-12 inch sauté pan over medium high heat. Drop heaping tablespoons of the sausage into the pan (about 20 spoonfuls). Cook until brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes. Remove sausage from the pan, and set aside.
  4. Add the onions and garlic to the same sauté pan, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for about 2-3 minutes until soft and translucent. Add the corn and cook for another 2 minutes, then add the cherry tomatoes and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Finish by adding the sausage and the reserved pasta water to the pan and bring to a boil. Add the cooked pasta to the pan, and combine thoroughly with the sauce. Turn off the heat.
  5. Finish with remaining parsley and chili flakes if desired. Place into a large bowl or individual bowls and garnish with the seasoned breadcrumbs and parsley leaves.

See full recipe here.

Tuesday Tips: FAQs about Point Perks

Point Perks are free Points that MyPoints offers to members–sort of like sprinkles on your ice cream cone of activities.

  • These are free Points available for a limited amount of time. They are not earned or guaranteed. If you miss a Point Perk, please do not contact Member Services but instead try again another day.
  • Point Perks are released generally Monday through Friday for a 2 to 4 hour time period. We try to vary the time frame they are active to accommodate various schedules, but keep in mind MyPoints is located on the west coast, so our business hours are Pacific Time.
  • Point Perks can range from 2 to 5 Points. Again, they are free Points, not earned.
  • Point Perks are announced on our Facebook and Twitter feeds as well as via our mobile app. The posts/notifications for the Perks are published/sent when the code first goes live, but keep in mind MyPoints has not control over when Facebook notifies you via their feed.
  • There are two types of codes: random codes which will be located on a MyPoints page or static codes which will be included within the announcement post. Random codes cannot be shared or reused. Please do not post or share static codes.
  • Announcement posts may include hashtag links. These links do not link to where the code is. Please read the post to locate the link to the MyPoints page where the code resides.
  • For best results, highlight and copy the code (make sure there are no leading or trailing spaces) and paste it into the Point Perk input box.