Tuesday Tips: Earning Tricks from our Members!

Did you know you can earn Points for buying gift cards at MyGiftCardsPlus?

Several of our members count this among the ways they maximize their earnings!

Susan Willenbring: When you know you are going to a certain restaurant, like Panera or Red Lobster, buy a gift card from MyGiftCardPlus and earn points from My Points. You only pay the face value of the gift card but you get extra points for buying them.

Annie Alexander Peevy Miller: My tip is that if I am going to make a purchase, I always use score to ensure that I don’t miss points, but I also check the “Buy Gift Cards” to see if I can get a gift card to pay for the purchase I am going to make. Sound confusing? Check this example: If I am going to spend about $50 at Home Depot, I buy a gift card, and get points for buying the gift card, plus bonus points for it being $50. Then I get points for my Home Depot purchase, and I use the gift card that I got points for to pay. Win – Win! I do read the small print because a few places won’t give points if you pay with a gift card – so check that out first!

Earn 9,000 Points with a BBVA Online Checking Account!

With 64,000 no fee ATMs nationwide and no monthly service charge, BBVA makes online checking easy and affordable!

Replace paper statements with online statement to opt out of the $2 monthly paper statement fee and get a FREE BBVA Visa debit card.

In addition, you can do your banking from home or on-the-go with BBVA’s award-winning mobile banking app, get cash back rewards and transaction alerts with just a $25 minimum opening deposit.

BBVA is a FDIC member that 2.2 million US customers trust for their banking.

Plus you’ll earn 9,000 Points (that’s over $60!) when you open an online account with a $25 minimum deposit and keep it open for more than 1 month.

This offer ends on July 1st, so open a BBVA account now!

Rewarding Moments: April 29, 2021

This week’s Rewarding Moment comes from Michael SantaMaria who joined MyPoints in Deceember 2020 after stumbling onto our site by accident, delving into an internet wormhole.

His favorite way to earn is “surveys especially when they have video stuff.”

This is his story:

MyPoints help create a rewarding moment for me when I was recently in an inpatient facility for opiate addiction.

At night they would let us have our phones to watch movies or catch up with family or whatever.

During those early days in the facility when I was still having trouble sleeping and some withdrawal symptoms, I would dive into MyPoints and get lost in survey land. It was a great way to keep my mind occupied and help get through those long nights.

As i started to rack up points and as my clean time started to rack up, I cashed out for the first time and used the extra money to purchase an instrument called an autoharp that I had always wanted.

The real rewarding moment was this was the first thing I accomplished in my new substance-free reality, and so as silly as it may sound, MyPoints helped me get my life back on track.”

Thanks for sharing this powerful story, Michael! We are so honored to have played a part in your recovery and in appreciation have 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!

iOS Updates and MyPoints Earning Opportunities: ACTION REQUIRED!

If you’re up to date on your tech news, you know that iOS 14.5 was released by Apple this week. By default, Apple is automatically blocking ad-tracking which is an important part of your ability to earn on our site and mobile apps!

What does this mean for MyPoints?

Well, we want to make sure you continue to earn Points on your mobile device for all completed offers without any issues. This will require you to do the following steps to ensure all activity tracks properly:

1. Open “Settings” on your  iPhone and/or iPad

2. Find the “Privacy” section and click on it

3. Click “Tracking”

4. Enable “Allow Apps to Request to Track” by toggling the button on

Recipe of the Week: Spicy Meatloaf with Fiesta Rice

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For those of you participating in Meatless Mondays, we substituted Beyond Meat for this meatloaf recipe. Going meatless at least one day a week helps save the planet and will help you to earn up to 216 Points!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Beyond Meat® Ground Beef (earn 43 Points)
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread, torn into small pieces (earn 3 Points)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 can (10 oz each) Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, drained
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup Birds Eye® Sweet Kernel Corn (earn 170 Points)
  • 1 cup drained, rinsed Whole Black Beans
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Finely chopped fresh cilantro, optional

DIRECTIONS

  • STEP ONE: Make Meatloaf: Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine ground beef, bread, onion, drained tomatoes, egg and chili powder in medium bowl.
  • STEP TWO: Shape meat mixture into a 4×6-inch loaf. Place into an ungreased 8×8-inch baking dish. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until done (160°F in center); drain excess drippings. Spoon chili sauce over meatloaf; bake an additional 10 minutes.
  • STEP THREE: Make Rice: Combine rice, corn, beans and cumin in microwave-safe container. Microwave on HIGH 3 minutes or until hot, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir in cilantro, if desired. Serve rice mixture with meatloaf.

Full recipe is here.

Tuesday Tips: Earning Tricks from our Members!

This cool tip comes from Annie Alexander Peevy Miller:

“Since I shop a fair amount and always use MyPoints, I’ve learned not to buy everything on one day.

For example, if I wanted to shop 3 different stores, I would shop the first store, then wait a couple of days and shop the another store, then wait a couple of days and shop the 3rd store.

So, when the points start coming in, they will be show up on my account in 3 different days (usually) and that helps me reach my goals without having to try 15 surveys, and maybe get 1.

Hope this makes sense to you.. if not, just ask me, and I’ll give more detail. I have learned to spread out the bigger things that I do to spread the points across several days. winner, winner!!”

Gifts for Mom, Points for You!

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9th so make sure to show the “Mom” in your life how you feel — and earn BIG Points at the same time!

If flowers bring a smile to your Mom’s face, we’ve got you covered! Earn 15 Points per dollar with Teleflora and 1,500 Points for FTD and ProFlowers. Earn 12 Points per dollar for FromYouFlowers and 6 Points per dollar for 1-800-Flowers.

Maybe your Mom deserves some spa-type pampering or a new bottle of her favorite fragrance? Check out the deals and earn 10 Points per dollar at JCPenney, 8 Points per dollar at Clinique and up to 5 Points per dollar at Macy’s.

We’ve got dozens of merchants with increased Points so shop now while the deals are hot!

April Showers bring BIG Bonuses with MyPoints BINGO!

This will be the only chance for US members to earn up to 500 Points and Canadian members to earn up to a 250 Point Bonus with BINGO in April!

Pre-registration starts at 8 am PT on Friday, April 23rd and the Board starts at 8 am PT on Monday, April 26th. You can join the fun anytime before the submission deadline at 11 pm PT on Monday, May 3rd, but only activities completed after joining will mark off your squares.

As with February and March’s Boards, this BINGO Board will feature a variety of activities with a focus on Magic Receipts for US members.

  • 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)
  • 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
  • Completing your Daily Goal
  • Printing coupons (US only)
  • Adding specified Magic Receipts offer to your shopping list (US Only)
  • Completing any Magic Receipts offer (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)
  • Linking an In-Store Shopping offer (US Only)

Rewarding Moments: April 22, 2021

This week’s Rewarding Moment comes from Misty Norman who joined MyPoints back in January 2007 after being told about the program by her sister.

Her favorite things about the site: “MyPoints has been reason I learned about several sites, products and services! For example, I have really enjoyed my monthly package from Ipsy! I wouldn’t have signed up for it if not for detailed info on the great full size products and of course the the Point incentive!

I have been enjoying going shopping for deals I added on Magic Receipts too! Lastly, I enjoy gaining points while shopping and redeeming for gift cards!”

Here is her story:

“I have saved up my Points waiting to purchase that special something. I am blessed at the moment not to be financially struggling as is the case with a lot of people.

So, I’ve decided I’m going to [treat] my Uncle, who has been battling colon cancer for over a year now.

He always been hard worker, an honest man and was kind and generous when he saw a friend or stranger in need. I decided I want to redeem the Points I’ve been saving and let him treat himself…with a gift card!

Giving him a rewarding moment would be the best kind of rewarding moment I can think of!”

Thanks for sharing your story, Misty! We love your generous spirit in gifting a rewarding moment to a loved one and 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: Simple Summer Salad

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The weather is warming up and while summer isn’t quite here yet, this easy salad recipe will be a great side dish for when you’re ready to fire up the grill!

Plus you can earn up to 523 Points with Magic Receipts.

Ingredients

  • STEP ONE: Combine beans, corn and tomatoes in medium bowl.
  • STEP TWO: Add onion, basil and dressing; toss lightly.
  • STEP THREE: Serve on lettuce leaves.