Only Treats, No Tricks for October’s 7-Day Challenge!

It’s time to set goals again! This month’s Challenge begins on Monday, October 18th and runs through Sunday, October 24th.

You can set your goals starting today through Wednesday, October 20th–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:

Printing grocery coupons: This optional activity is the number of grocery coupons printed (and credited) between October 18th and October 24th. Minimum bonus is 5 Points, maximum is 75 Points.

Also note that Coupon prints will be delayed showing up on your Progress Tracker for up to 48 business hours. MyPoints relies on data from Coupons.com to award for coupon prints and redemptions, so if you have issues with being credited for printing coupons, please do not set goals for this activity!

Uploading a Magic Receipt: This is a required activity with a minimum of 1. The minimum bonus is 100 Points for one Magic Receipt upload, the maximum bonus is 350 for 7 receipt uploads. (Check out our deals for bread, bananas, apples, paper towels and more for easy ways to complete this activity!)

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 400 Points for 4 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.

For tips on setting your Challenge goals, check out this blog post!

Rewarding Moments: October 14, 2021

This week’s Rewarding Moment comes from Vicky Clark who joined MyPoints over 10 years ago via an email.

Here is her story:

“Earning points makes my life easier to build up Points to redeem for gift cards that I can send to family and friends.

Now I redeem the Points for United Airlines Mileage. This will save me so much money on airline tickets. Thanks MyPoints.

I made this quilt using Joann’s Fabrics from MyPoints, getting credit for each dollar spent. I love shopping for things I need or want using deals from MyPoints. It’s a real easy way to build up your Points for whatever you want to get.

I have been using MyPoints for shopping, doing surveys, watching videos and printing coupons I cna use at the grocery store. [I also] like the shopping list of deals that I can buy at some of my favorite stores.”

Thanks for sharing your story, Vicky and the picture of your beautiful quilt! 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: Banana Pudding and Yogurt Parfaits

Man cannot survive on meat and potatoes alone, so here’s a delicious dessert recipe that takes 20 minutes and can earn you up to 856 Points!

Ingredients
  • 2 bananas, sliced (earn 3 Points)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (earn 3 Points)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt (earn up to 850 Points)
  • 1 (2.5 ounce) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups coarsely crushed gingersnap cookies
Directions
  • Step 1: Place banana slices in a bowl; toss with lemon juice to prevent browning.
  • Step 2: Whisk heavy cream, Greek yogurt, and vanilla pudding mix together in a bowl until pudding is thick and smooth.
  • Step 3: Sprinkle 2 tablespoons crushed cookies in the bottom of four 8-ounce clear drinking glasses. Cover cookies with 2 to 3 tablespoons pudding mixture and 3 to 4 banana slices. Repeat layers twice more.

See full recipe here.

Tuesday Tips: How to Get the Most out of MyPoints Surveys

MyPoints partners with third party market researchers to provide survey opportunities for its members. The data and feedback you provides these companies with valuable assistance in product development, marketing strategies and in other areas of their businesses.

While surveys are a great way to earn rewards, they can cause issues for some members. Here are some tips to improve your survey experience:

  1. Make sure you fill out your survey profile and keep it up-to-date! Filling out your profile helps us to target you with the most relevant surveys thus increasing your chances for qualifying for and completing them. Also, you get 5 Points for every 10 profile questions you complete when updating your profile!
  2. Choose your surveys wisely. Your survey page allows you to sort surveys by highest Points or shortest time. Survey times, however, are estimates and it may take more or less time to complete the survey, so allow for some “wiggle room” and make sure you have enough time set aside to finish the survey. Also, while members are awarded 5 Points if disqualified for up to 5 surveys per day, please note that surveys marked withoffer no disqualification Points even if you have less than 5 DQs.
  3. Not every survey will result in a completion. Market researchers sometimes have very specific demographics that they are targeting, so it’s possible you will be screened out before having a chance to complete the survey. Or it’s possible that they have met their quota for the demographic you fall into.
  4. The screening process may seem repetitive. Although filling out your profile helps us to match you with the most relevant survey opportunities, the survey itself does not have access to your MyPoints profile data–hence, the screening process. In some case, you may screen out of the initial opportunity and a router will look for additional surveys that you may qualify for. This may result in your being asked the same questions multiple times as the screening data is not retained from the previous survey opportunity.
  5. Answer questions honestly and accurately! Given the importance these companies place in the data, it is vital that the data we collect is accurate and reflective of the population being surveyed. To ensure that the answers provided are truthful and reflect the participant’s considered opinion or real-life circumstances, the surveys may include questions designed to test the participant’s attention to detail.
  6. Take your time. Not reading questions carefully, or choosing answers haphazardly, can lead to unreliable data. Researchers will include “quality control questions” which require a specific answer choice be selected so that they may identify and eliminate participants whose answers indicate that they are not fully engaged in the survey process.
  7. Take note of the survey number. If you run into issues with a survey or feel you completed a survey but were not credited the Points, find the survey in your Activity Ledger to submit a request to our Member Services team.

New ways to earn with MyPoints Shop!

Love taco Tuesday but worry about your diet? Mr. Tortilla creates a healthy yet affordable tortilla for people, without sacrificing flavor.  Shop now and earn 5 Points per dollar.

Get wine, liquor and beer straight to your door with Minibar Delivery. Minibar Delivery partners with local liquor stores to offer you the easiest way to lift your “spirits.” Plus earn 275 Points.

Founder Audrey Mcloghlin built Grayson to do more than just create the perfect button-up. A female-led, female-run company, Grayson uses its superpowers to lift women up, working with female-led organizations that have a mission to help other women and has donated over $150,000 to women-led causes. Shop now and earn 4 Points per dollar.

At Elite Baby, baby safety is the number 1 priority. In addition to baby-proofing locks and guards, Elite Baby offers baby swaddles, changing pads, diaper bags and more. Plus earn 9 Points per dollar!

Shop your Way to 250 Bonus Points with MyPoints BINGO!

Pre-registration starts today at 8 am PT for our latest BINGO Board! The Board goes live at 8 am PT on Monday, October 11th. You can join anytime before the submission deadline at 11 pm PT on Monday, October 18th, but only activities completed AFTER you join will mark off your BINGO squares.

US members can earn up to 250 Bonus Points and CA members can achieve a 150 Point Bonus.

BINGO activities will include:

US only

CA only

You must submit your completed pattern by 11 pm PT on Monday, October 18th to claim your Bonus.

Rewarding Moments: October 7, 2021

This week’s Rewarding Moment comes from Jill Pfluke who joined MyPoints in March 1999 via an email invitation.

She enjoys all the earning opportunities MyPoints has to offer.

This is her story:

“My rewarding moment actually occurs on a daily/nightly basis, when I practice my violin and share my music online.

I use the Points I earn to get the gear I need for producing, recording, and sharing, by applying the Points towards Amazon gift cards.

I’ve been able to purchase strings, rosin, my shoulder rest, Bluetooth earbuds, wireless headphones, an external microphone, a cord adapter and a wireless transmitter/receiver.

All of the items enhance my playing and transform my personal practice experience into an international event. I’m very grateful to MyPoints for helping facilitate that!”

Thanks for sharing your story and your music, Jill! 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: Taco Bake

Who says you can only have tacos on Tuesdays? This taco casserole is an easy and delicious way to to add some spice to a family dinner plus earn up to 730 Points!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb. ground beef (earn 3 Points)
  • 1 small onion, chopped (earn 3 Points)
  • 1 cup Ortega taco sauce (earn up to 340 Points)
  • 34 cup water
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 12 white taco shells or 12 yellow taco shells, broken, divided (earn up to 340 Points)
  • 8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese or 8 ounces Mexican blend cheese (earn 44 Points)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease 11 x 7 inch baking dish.
  3. Cook beef and onion until beef is browned; drain.
  4. Stir in taco sauce, water, chilies and seasoning mix.
  5. Cook over low heat for 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Layer half of broken shells on bottom of baking dish.
  7. Cover with half of meat mixture; sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese.
  8. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.

See full recipe here.

Tuesday Tips: How do I get Search to mark off on my Bingo Board?

We’ve posted about how MyPoints Search and Earn works before, but if you’re new to this activity, here are some tips:

MyPoints Search and Earn allows you to earn Points for your internet searches. These Points come from “Search wins” and are random, so not every search will generate a Search win and associated Points.

But if you search regularly, you are sure to win Points at some point. Just make sure you’re not searching too quickly in an attempt to just win Points.

For MyPoints BINGO or 7-Day Challenge, only searches that produce Search win Points will mark off your BINGO square or count towards your goal progress and your progress is measured (for 7-Day Challenge) by the number of search wins not the number of searches or Points won.

Shop our Halloween Sale and earn BIG!

No tricks, all treats with these spook-tacular Point offers!

Get your Halloween costume at earn 10 Points per dollar at HalloweenCostumes.com or 4 Points per dollar at Spirit Halloween.

Make sure your furry friends are outfitted for the holiday and earn 4 Points per dollar at Chewy.

Get treats for yourself and earn 6 Points per dollar at Dylan’s Candy Bar, See’s Candies and Cheryl’s and 10 Points per dollar for Ghirardelli.

Get your Halloween decor up to snuff and earn 4 Points per dollar for Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Oriental Trading Co. and The Lakeside Collection and 8 Points per dollar for Plow & Hearth.

Check out the rest of our great Halloween deals for our Halloween sale!