Rewarding Moments: January 14, 2021

This week’s Rewarding Moment comes to us from Saaema Alavi who found MyPoints in 1999 and has been a follower/member ever since. That’s 22 years! Amazing.

Saaema’s favorite ways to earn is by shopping through MyPoints. (Want to earn Points for shopping online? Check out this blog post for tips!)

Here is her story:

“Because I’ve been a member of MyPoints since 1999, I was able to shop and accumulate quite a bit of Points. Almost all my online shopping was effectively through MyPoints shopping affiliates.

By using a large summation of points, I was able to redeem a gift card from FTD or Proflowers / Red Envelope to buy a bouquet with chocolates for my now late father for Fathers Day and capture a great moment with him and the gift the day it arrived!

Being able to look back at events and what means those events transpired are so very relevant & touching that I can recall almost every facet of how we got to each stage. Now that he’s gone these memories stay with me even more!”

Thanks for sharing your story, Saaema! We’re so grateful to have been able to help you share a Rewarding Moment with your father. 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!

Get Ready for January’s 7-Day Challenge!

It’s the first 7-Day Challenge of 2021 and we’ve added more activities and increased the maximum bonus to celebrate!

This month, US members can earn up to 1,000 Bonus Points and Canadian members can earn up to 600 Points for completing their goals.

The goal submission period will begin after midnight on Friday, January 15th and you will have until 11:59 pm PT on Monday, January 18th to set your goals in order to participate.

The goal Challenge period will begin after midnight on Monday, January 18th and you will have until 11:59 pm PT on Sunday, January 24th to complete the goals you set.

Although you will have 24 hours after the Challenge period starts to set your goals, activities completed prior to goals being set will NOT count towards your Progress Tracker.

This month’s Challenge activities include:

US/CA

To-Do List completions: This is how many times you expect to complete 5 items from your Daily To-Do List during the 7-Day Challenge period. (Must be a minimum of 3.)

Survey completions: This is how many surveys (excluding guaranteed incentive surveys, Peanut Labs surveys taken via MyPoints Deals or surveys for which the completion award is less than 6 Points) you expect to complete during the 7-Day Challenge period. (Must be a minimum of 2.)

Watch Playlist completions: This is how many Watch Playlists you expect to complete during the 7-Day Challenge period. (Optional)

Search & Earn wins: This is how many times you expect to be credited instant win Points from Search & Earn activities. It does not refer to the number of searches or Points, just the number of times you are awarded Search win Points. (Optional)

Gift cards redeemed: This is the number of rewards you expect to redeem your Points for via the MyPoints Rewards Store during the 7-Day Challenge period. (Optional)

US Only

Magic Receipt offers added: This is the number of Magic Receipt offers (formerly known as “In-Store Deals) you plan to add to your shopping list during the 7-Day Challenge period. (Must add at least 1)

Magic Receipt offers completed: This is the number of Magic Receipt offers you plan to complete by purchasing the specified product in-store at a participating retailer and uploading the receipt during the 7-Day Challenge period. (Optional)

MyGiftCardsPlus transactions completed: This is the number of separate MyGiftCardsPlus purchase transactions (PLEASE NOTE: Multiple gift cards purchased in the same order counts as ONE transaction) you plan to complete during the 7-Day Challenge period. (Optional)

In-Store Shopping offer linked: This is the number of In-Store Shopping offers you expect to link during the 7-Day Challenge period. (Optional)

NEW ACTIVITIES (US/CA)

In addition to the standard activities listed above, we’ve added the following new goals to increase your Bonus!

Complete ALL items on your To-Do List: This is the number of times you will complete your FULL To-Do List during the 7-Day Challenge period. (Optional)

Complete your Daily Goal: This is the number of times you will complete your Daily Goal during the 7-Day Challenge period. (Optional)

Upload an Everyday receipt: This is the number of receipts you will upload via MyPoints Surveys during the 7-Day Challenge period. (Optional)

Complete MyPoints Deals offers: This is the number of MyPoints Deals/Discover offers you plan to complete (including pending Points) during the 7-Day Challenge period. (Optional)

Tuesday Tips: How to Earn up to 1,000 Bonus Points with a Little Help from Your Friends

January’s Referral Bonus is our best ever. Here’s how to get up to 1,000 Bonus Points for each referral you make this month:

Step 1: Refer friends and family members to MyPoints between January 1st and 31st. For tips on how our referral program works and our standard bonus, check out this blog post.

Step 2: Let your referrals know how to earn Points with Surveys, Discover offers, Watch, Search, etc. and encourage them to participate in as many of the earning opportunities MyPoints has to offer.

Step 3: The more Points they earn by 1/31, the bigger the bonus you will BOTH earn:

If they earn 100 Points by the end of the month, you will both get a 200 Point Bonus.

If they earn 250 Points by the end of the month, you will both get a 500 Point Bonus.

If they earn 500 Points by the end of the month, you will both get a 1,000 Point Bonus!

Start referring today and both you and your friends can earn a BIG Bonus this month.

MyPoints Deals to Help You Keep Your 2021 Resolutions

A new year means a fresh start to accomplish those goals! And why not earn BIG Points while you’re following through on your 2021 Resolutions?

Lose Weight

If weight loss is a goal for you in 2021, there are plenty of programs that can help plus increase your Point balance:

Join Nutrisystem and get a personal plan matched to your goals, body type and food preferences.

Get 50% off all meal plans and shakes plus earn 9,500 Points!

Start your diet today and save with doctor-designed, chef-prepared weight loss program at BistroMD.

Get 25% off plus free shipping on your first order and earn 4,000 Points!

Exercise MORE

Join the Yoga International community. Stream hundreds of expertly-led yoga and meditation classes on any device.

Subscribe and stay past the trial period to earn 1,000 Points!

Fitney has 300+ hours of trainings, workout classes and yoga lessons for you to choose from to find the perfect training for you.

Start training with Fitney Now! Sign up for a 7-day free trial and earn 150 Points.

SAVE MORE MONEY

Digit analyzes your spending and automatically saves the perfect amount every day.

Link your bank account and earn 600 Points!

SaverLife is a nonprofit that makes saving safe, simple, and rewarding. SaverLife also gives you chances to win money as you save money.

Sign up for free and link your bank account to earn 250 Points!

EARN MORE MONEY

Discover part-time, hourly, and on-demand jobs in your area with Steady.

Install the app and sign up to earn 50 Points!

Become a DoorDash Dasher today! Create your own hours, use any vehicle to deliver, earn all tips, easy signup, fast approval process.

Get 11,600 Points when you complete your first delivery within 30 days from initial sign up.

Rewarding Moments: January 7, 2021

It’s a New Year, and a new weekly Rewarding Moment post!

Today’s Rewarding Moment comes from Mary Varner who has been a member since July 2008.

Her favorite way to earn? “Placing all online orders through MyPoints, surveys, polls, checking email…”

Here is her story:

“The year 2020 has been difficult. But with MyPoints providing me with free Home Depot gift cards, I had $5,500 of deck/exterior work done on my house…and it only cost me $1,100!!!

My rewarding moment was in the fall of 2020. I woke up, opened the drapes, and stepped out onto a new deck at home. I could finally social distance with relief and fresh air!

I live in a small home that I’ve been updating for 30 years. The previous work I did was a small addition that I used about $6,000 in gift cards for. Little by little, MyPoints is helping me complete my ‘home’… for which I’ll always be grateful. Thank You!”

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

Get Ready to Blast Off with MyPoints BINGO!

It’s our first BINGO Board of 2021 so get ready to earn up to 250 Bonus Points (150 Points for Canadian members)!

BINGO pre-registration will begin at 8 am on Friday, January 8th and the Board will begin at 8 am on Monday, January 11th.

You can join any time before the submission deadline which is 11 pm on Friday, January 15th, but only the activities that you do AFTER you join count towards your Bonus.

Activities will include:

US/CA

Clicking through the Board to visit a variety of Shop merchants

Visiting a specified merchant and activating the Score! banner

Redeeming a Point Perk

Earning Points from a MyPoints Deals/Discover offer (including pending)

Uploading an everyday receipt through MyPoints Surveys

US only

Adding specific Magic Receipt offers to your shopping list

Logging into the Shoply app (you may need to logout and back in again to check this off!)

Purchasing a gift card from MyGiftCardsPlus

Adding a Dining Deal

Linking an In-Store Shopping offer

CA only

Attempting a Survey from your desktop

Earn Points via MyPoints Search

Complete all items on your To-Do List

Refer a Friend to MyPoints

Earn Points from Watch

Complete your Daily Goal

Complete a Survey

You must submit your completed pattern by 11 pm PT on Friday, January 15th to claim your bonus. For details on how to submit, check out this blog post.

Tuesday Tips: Why Does My Daily Goal Say I’ve Earned No Bonus Points for the Prior Month?

You’ve worked hard to complete your Daily Goal everyday. Maybe you’ve earned a streak or two, maybe you’ve become a monthly master by completing your goal each day.

But on the first of the following month when you check your Daily Goal, it says “You have no Bonus Points to claim from last month.”

What gives?

Although the streak calculations are automated, the process to calculate your Daily Goal Bonus is manual. So there may be a delay from when the prior month ends and that process is manually run.

This delay could be hours if the first falls on a weekday or take several days if the first falls on a weekend or over a holiday.

Despite this delay, your Bonus Points will be made available to claim starting on the fifth day of the following month through the 15th.

We realized the messaging is confusing, however, and will be updating it to let you know that your Bonus is being calculated rather than that you have no Bonus Points to claim.

Earn BIG During Our New Year, New Sales Promo!

Resolve to get rewarded in 2021!

Shop our New Year, New Sales event to earn increased Points at your favorite stores.

Is getting healthier one of your New Years resolutions? Increase your water intake with Hint fruit-infused water and earn 100 Points per dollar! Save money on nutritional supplements plus earn 15 Points per dollar at Vitacost. Resolve to eat better and earn 10 Points per dollar at either Nutrisystem or Medifast.

2021 is a new chance to increase your activity level as well: Earn 5 Points per dollar at Under Armour, 7 Points per dollar at Gaiam and 4 Points per dollar at New Balance and Champion.

Is self-improvement one of your 2021 goals? Check out thousands of online courses at Udemy and earn 15 Points per dollar! How about home improvement? Earn up to 15 Points per dollar at Home Depot plus 750 Bonus Points for the purchase of select EcoSmart lightbulbs.

There are dozens of offers to choose from, so shop now while these offers last!

Tuesday Tips: How Do I Opt Out of Receiving BonusMail offers for Specific Merchants?

BonusMail is the primary way MyPoints lets members know about different offers for earning Points, however, there may be merchants and offers you have no interest in.

How do you opt out of receiving offers you have no interest in while still receiving BonusMail for other merchants?

It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

If you get a BonusMail with an offer you are not interested in and are sure you will never be interested in getting offers from this merchant,

  1. Scroll to the disclaimer section of the email after the Get Points button:

2. Look for the copy that says: “If you no longer wish to receive BonusMail for this partner, click here.”

3. You will then be redirected to the MyPoints Email Subscriptions page where you can adjust your email settings if you so desire, but this is not necessary as you will be opted out of the specified merchant for future emails.

Shop Our Last Minute Deals for Those Last Minute Gifts!

The clock is counting down, but there’s still time to earn BIG Points for your last minute holiday shopping!

Order online and do curbside pickup to make sure you have those gifts in hand by the 25th. Plus earn 2 Points per dollar at Best Buy, GAP and up to 10 Points per dollar at Macy’s.

A magazine subscription is a great last minute gift idea! Earn 35 Points per dollar at Magazines.com and your recipient will be reminded of your thoughtfulness every single month.

Or give the gift of a new skill in 2021 with online classes: Udemy is now 15 Points per dollar with 130,000 online classes to choose from.

Did you forget to get gifts for your furry friends? Get 25% off $50+ when you buy online and pickup in-store plus earn 5 Points per dollar at Petco.

Or take care of yourself with a well-deserved gift or two and earn increased Points at some of your favorite online retailers. Shop MyPoints Last Minute Deals now!