Check out these new MyPoints merchants!

Giesswein is an Austrian footwear company that makes super comfortable 100% merino wool shoes, slippers, sneakers and more. They use sustainable sourcing and sustainable production to develop innovative wool fabrics, which are derived from naturally high-tech materials.

You can earn 6 Points per dollar for your Giesswein purchases via MyPoints!

SA Fishing (aka “Salt Armour”) provides top quality outdoor gear including multi-use face shields and masks, headwear and performance apparel.

Earn 3 Points per dollar when you shop SA Fishing through MyPoints.

Oats Overnight is a premium breakfast food company providing functional whole foods with 20g+ of protein, and assorted flavors which make Oats Overnight’s Spoon-Free Formula the perfect breakfast.

Now earn 5 Points per dollar for your next Oats Overnight order!

U Beauty offers clean, multi-functional skincare designed to simplify your daily skincare regimen without sacrificing results.

Earn 5 Points per dollar from MyPoints for your U Beauty purchases!

Is MyPoints Legitimate? Here’s an In-Depth Review

What is MyPoints?

MyPoints is a free online rewards membership program. Members earn Points for shopping at their favorite stores and discovering new products and services. Points can be redeemed for PayPal cash or free gift cards to favorite retailers like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Starbucks, or dozens of others.

Is MyPoints Legit?

Yes, MyPoints is a legitimate consumer rewards site. Founded in Delaware in 1996, MyPoints is one of the oldest and most trusted cash back shopping and rewards programs of its kind. Over 9 million members have earned gift cards and cash rewards through MyPoints. In 2016, MyPoints was acquired by Prodege, a global leader in consumer reward programs based out of California.

What’s the evidence that MyPoints is legit?

If you just google MyPoints, you’ll see plenty of evidence in the search results to support the legitimacy of MyPoints. On the first page alone, you’ll see that the MyPoints app has. a 4.3 rating in  the Google Play Store, a 4.3 rating on iTunes, and business profiles in Crunchbase and TrustPilot.

On TrustPilot, MyPoints has over 10,000 reviews from actual users who give the platform a 4.4 out of 5 star rating.

Digging further, MyPoints has been featured in a number of news outlets and finance blogs like Bankrate.com, Tech Bullion, U.S. News & World Report, MSN Money, and Forbes.

How do MyPoints Members Earn Points and Make Money?

There are a number of ways you can make money online using MyPoints.

 Get Cash Back When you Shop Online

MyPoints members can earn cash back from thousands of popular stores like Best Buy, Home Depot, Old Navy, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Walmart, Macy’s, Nike, and Kohl’s.

To get shopping rewards, MyPoints members simply click through from MyPoints to whatever store they want to shop at.

Even easier, MyPoints members can use the popular and highly rated MyPoints browser extension. It takes just a couple of clicks to add it, and then you’ll automatically get alerts whenever you’re shopping online. You’ll never miss out on a coupon code or an especially juicy cash back shopping bonus.

Take Online Surveys

MyPoints also offers surveys so that members have more choice and flexibility in how they earn their Points. Most surveys pay the point equivalent of $0.50 to $5.00 and there are often many surveys that pay even more.

Surveys cover a variety of topics, including shopping habits, pets, healthcare, favorite TV shows, Internet usage, and more.

Get Paid to Scan Receipt

MyPoints pays its members to scan receipts from places like grocery, convenience and drug stores. Using a feature called Magic Receipts, you can literally turn any receipt into cash.

  • Visit the Magic Receipts deals page to see featured offers and stores. 
  • Add offers to your list.
  • Shop at one of dozens of featured grocery stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, or pharmacies. (Think national or regional chains.)
  • Submit your receipt.

That’s it. There are hundreds of featured offers or products you can purchase and earn cash. Some of these products are very specific (i.e. Specific brand, size, and flavor), but any products are very open and general. Like earning cash for purchasing any brand bread, any brand milk, any brand eggs, or purchasing any 1 item at all from a select store.

Get Paid to Try Products

Yes, you can get paid to try new products. Companies have marketing budgets to “pay people” to try their products. In some instances, it’s a free sample they’re sending you (usually smaller size) because they want to build awareness for the product and they’re hoping you’ll like it and buy more. In other instances, companies are offering a free trial period (i.e. Disney+) and they hope you like their services and will continue as a paying subscriber.

 Make Money Playing Games

MyPoints wants members to visit MyPoints often and spend time on their website. That’s how they make money. As an added incentive to keep members coming back, MyPoints will pay members to play games. MyPoints works with WorldWinner to offer cash tournament games that members can play. Members can earn upfront (cash back rebates) for purchasing tokens, and again when they win at games.

Get Paid to Watch Videos

As with games, MyPoints offers videos as another way to keep members happy, engaged, and continually visiting MyPoints.com. MyPoints has curated video content you can watch (news, celebrity, cooking, pets, and many other topics) to earn. It may only add up to a few cents here and there with each set of videos you watch, but you are discovering fun, new content online. You’re literally getting paid to watch videos.

How Many Points per Dollar on MyPoints?

Points per dollar can vary on MyPoints, but generally it’s around 150 points to $1.00.

How Much Money Has MyPoints Paid Out?

MyPoints, along with other Prodege brands Swagbucks, Upromise, InboxDollars, and YSense, has paid members over $500 million in cash and free gift cards.

Rewarding Moments: July 22, 2021

This week’s Rewarding Moment comes from Victoria Wezdenko who joined MyPoints in June 2004.

Her favorite ways to earn is by purchasing MyGiftCardsPlus gift cards.

This is her story:

I discovered MyPoints years ago while taking surveys from another group. This was one of the best discoveries that I have made, MyPoints is awesome!

MyPoints help me create a Rewarding Moment for my husband and me in 2019 because through the use of Points, I was able to completely pay for a Caribbean Cruise for our 35th Wedding Anniversary!

Because we were able to pay for the cruise with Points, we were able to add an extra week in Washington, DC as well to go sightseeing!

We had a wonderful time and highlighted how valuable taking surveys, watching videos, purchasing online from your vendors, and purchasing gift cards from MyPoints truly is, so thank you for this wonderful opportunity!”

Thanks for sharing your story, Victoria! 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: Chicken Pasta Salad

This salad makes for a light, delicious meal for summer and can earn you up to 40 Points!

INGREDIENTS

FOR SALAD

  • 1 lb. fusilli pasta (earn 34 Points)
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 c. halved grape tomatoes (earn 3 Points)
  • 2 c. spinach, packed
  • 1/2 c. crumbled feta
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced (earn 3 Points)
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped dill

FOR DRESSING

  • 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook fusilli according to package directions until al dente. Drain and transfer to large bowl. 
  2. Season chicken breasts with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Cook chicken until golden and cooked through, 8 minutes per side. Let rest 10 minutes, then cut into 1″ pieces.
  3. Meanwhile, make dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, Italian seasoning, garlic, and mustard. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. In the large bowl with the pasta, toss together all remaining ingredients. Pour dressing over salad, toss until coated, and serve.

See full recipe here.

Tuesday Tips: Earning Tricks from our Members

This post from @skyedaymarketpartner84 on Instagram offers some good advice for getting rewards from MyPoints:

“I wake up and the first thing I do ( besides making coffee) I make sure I meet my goal for the day and if they have the 7-Day Challenge I always do that (doing it now).

I get happy to upload a receipt haha this is by far my favorite survey. I NEVER miss a day on my To-Do List and meet my Goal everyday and even after I meet it, I still keep doing the survey and do the watch videos.”

It’s almost time for Back to School!

As summer winds down, it’s time to get ready for the 2021-2022 school year and we’ve got increased Point offers on some of your favorite merchants for Back to School shopping!

Earn 12 Points per dollar for HSN and 10 Points per dollar for QVC, Dell and HP and up to 8 Points per dollar for Sam’s Club.

Earn 7 Points per dollar for Under Armour and 5 Points per dollar for Aeropostale and Vitacost.

Earn 4 Points per dollar for Best Buy, Walmart, Michaels and The Container Store and up to 4 Points per dollar for Macy’s.

Don’t wait to shop: These offers end soon!

Earn up to 500 Bonus Points with another round of MyPoints BINGO!

Here’s your chance for US members to earn up to 500 Points and Canadian members to earn up to a 250 Point Bonus with BINGO in July!

Pre-registration starts at 8 am PT on Friday, July 16th and the Board starts at 8 am PT on Monday, July 19th. You can join the fun anytime before the submission deadline at 11 pm PT on Monday, July 26th but only activities completed after joining will mark off your squares.

  • Voting in the Daily Poll
  • Redeeming a Point Perk
  • Visiting the specified merchant
  • Visiting the specified merchant and clicking to activate the Score! banner
  • Completing a Discover offer (PRO TIPClick on the preceding link for tips on how to easily complete Discover offers)
  • Attempting a desktop Survey 
  • Attempting a Survey via the MyPoints app or mobile website
  • Completing a desktop Survey 
  • Completing a Survey via the MyPoints app or mobile website
  • Uploading an Everyday receipt via your Survey page or mobile app
  • Completing ALL items on your To-Do List 
  • Completing your Daily Goal
  • Referring a new member (who joins and verifies their account)
  • Completing a Watch playlist
  • Adding specified Magic Receipts offer to your shopping list
  • Completing any Magic Receipts offer
  • Earning instant Search win Points
  • Completing Stash offer  (US only)
  • Printing coupons (US only)
  • Completing your survey profile (US Only)
  • Completing a MyGiftCardsPlus purchase (US Only)
  • Logging into the MyPoints app (PRO TIPLog out and then back in again to mark off this square) (US Only)

Rewarding Moments: July 15, 2021

This week’s Rewarding Moment comes from Sally Plummer who joined MyPoints way back in October 2000 (coming up on 21 years now!) via an invite from her brother.

Her favorite way to earn is by completing her Daily Goal.

This is her story:

“I normally read three or four books a week.

During this crazy pandemic, all the libraries near me were closed! I needed a project to keep me busy without my usual supply of books.

Not getting out of my car was so important (I am high risk) and MyPoints and Walmart made that possible!

Shopping on Walmart’s app reached through MyPoints Shop, I was able to purchase all the materials I needed to build a new Little Free Library and get Points!

Many of my neighbors are trading books now. (I have included a bottle of hand sanitizer.)”

See littlefreelibrary.org to search their map of more than 113,000 Little Free Libraries worldwide to find one near you.

Thanks for sharing your story, Sally! In appreciation, we’ve added 1,500 Points to your account so you can satisfy your book cravings.

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: White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

This sweet treat can not earn you some love from the fam, but up to 1,123 Points as well!

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Blend flour, cereal, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl; set aside.
  2. Beat butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until fluffy.
  3. Reduce speed to low. Add cereal; mix well. Stir in white chocolate chips and cranberry raisins.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
  5. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Let stand on cookie sheets 1 minute before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

See full recipe here.

Tuesday Tips: How to Set Your 7-Day Challenge Goals

If you are a regular MyPoints user, you can earn BIG Bonuses each month by participating in our 7-Day Challenge!

The 7-Day Challenge usually starts on a Monday and ends on a Sunday. Pre-registration usually starts the preceding Friday and extends through the following Wednesday.

As with MyPoints BINGO, only activities that occur after goals are submitted count towards your progress–so if you submit your goals after the Challenge starts on Monday, adjust your goals or complete your activities accordingly.

Some activities will have a required minimum to participate, but most activities are optional. While you will want to challenge yourself to earn the biggest bonus possible, make sure to give yourself some wiggle room when setting your goals to ensure you can complete your goals and claim your Bonus.

If you’ve participated in the 7-Day Challenge previously, you can click the See past goals link to review how you did on past Challenges before setting your goals.

We’ve set maximum pledge levels on each activity to assist in setting realistic goals. These maximums are disclosed on the blog each month when pre-registration for the Challenge begins. If you are unable to submit your goals, make sure your goals do not exceed those maximums as outlined in the blog post.

Good luck and go get those bonus Points!