Rewarding Moments: July 2, 2020

This week’s Rewarding Moment comes from Shannon Blanton who has been a member for over 14 years!

Here is her story:

“I found [MyPoints] on a blog, but it has been so long I do not remember the name of the blog.  I was searching for ways to earn gift cards online.

My most rewarding moment was when I was able to use some of MyPoints to cash in on an Amazon gift card

I used my Amazon gift card to order a dress for my daughter, Sara, to wear to her very last Snow Ball dance during her senior year of high school.  She was voted to be the Snow-Ball Queen. 

She went on to graduate and become Salutatorian of her class (class of 2019).  She also won several scholarships and was accepted into Kendall School for Art & Design which was the school she had dreamed to attend and Major in Interior Design.”

Congratulations to your talented daughter, Shannon! We’re glad we got to participate in your proud mom moment. In appreciation for sharing your story, we’ve added 1,500 Points to your account.

Got a Rewarding Moment made possible by MyPoints? For details on how to submit it for a chance to be awarded 1,500 Points if selected, check this post for guidelines and where to send your story to!

Tuesday Tips: How to Earn up to 250 Bonus Points for your Referrals in July!

From July 1st through July 31st, you can earn up to 250 Bonus Points for your referrals!

For each member you refer who joins and verifies their email address this month, you will get an additional 25 Points in addition to the standard 25 Point Bonus. That’s 50 Points for each referral!

You can earn this additional 25 Point Bonus for up to FIVE referrals this month. There is no cap on the standard 25 Point Bonus.

In addition, if your referral joins and shops via MyPoints spending a total of $20 in their first 30 days as a member, they’ll get a $10 Bonus (in the form of 1,750 Points) and you’ll be awarded with 750 Points. Plus you get 10% of all their eligible Point earnings for as long as they’re a member.

So what are you waiting for? Refer friends and family to MyPoints today!

Shop our 4th of July Sale and Earn up to 50 Points per dollar!

Now through 7/4, we have increased Point offers on some of your favorite retailers during our 4th of July Sale!

Shop Kohl’s, Overstock or Macy’s and earn 6 Points per dollar! Get ready for your next barbecue with triple Points at Stock Yards and double Points for Chicago Steak Company.

Earn for your purchases at Taylor Made, Callaway Golf and Fairway Golf USA or triple Points for Golf Galaxy.

Prepare for the summer heat with cool additions to your wardrobe and earn twice the Points for Forever 21, American Eagle and Lands’ End.

These deals end when the last firework fizzles so don’t miss out on earning more Points!

Friday Round-Up: Money, Money, Money Edition

With millions filing for unemployment, the COVID-19 pandemic has having a negative effect on consumer finances in the U.S. This post by Forbes lays out how badly coronavirus has impacted American’s personal finances.

The pandemic most likely will leave a permanent mark on society with companies offering remote work even after the pandemic subsides and numerous businesses declaring bankruptcy, restructuring or shutting their doors completely. Clark.com predicts this will trickle down to consumers according to this write up on 8 Spending Habits People are Changing After Coronavirus.

If your income or savings has been affected by COVID-19, check out this article from Money Talks News on 9 Extreme Ways to Save Money.

Extreme measures might not be called for, but even the more financially secure among us can benefit from taking stock of our spending and savings habits according to GO Banking Rates which outlines 31 Hidden Ways You’re Bleeding Money Every Month.

And in some positive news, a customer’s complaint about a Starbucks barista refusing to serve her without a mask has backfired in favor of the barista with over $48k being tipped via a GoFundMe.

Stay safe! Social distance. Wear your mask in public.

Rewarding Moments: June 25, 2020

This week’s Rewarding Moment comes from Marguerite Sollberger of Uniontown, OH who joined MyPoints in 1999!

Here is her story:

“I have been a member for over 10 years and my most rewarding moment was over three years ago when I won enough points to buy a beautiful crib for my new great granddaughter.

Unfortunately she hasn’t been able to use that for three and a half months because of COVID-19. Can’t wait till she can return to great-grandma’s house!

Thank you so much since it really helped me buy it from Target.

I became a member when a family member told me how good the site was and so glad I joined!”

Thanks for sharing your story, Marguerite! We’ve added 1,500 Points to your account in appreciate and we hope you get to see your great grandbaby soon.

Got a Rewarding Moment made possible by MyPoints? For details on how to submit it for a chance to be awarded 1,500 Points if selected, check out this post!

Tuesday Tips: How to Complete Your To-Do List

It’s pretty easy to earn 5 Bonus Points for completing 5 items on your To-Do List each day. And it only takes a bit more effort to complete ALL your task to earn an additional 5 Points! Here are some tips for getting those Bonus Points every day:

Do the Daily Poll: Most of you have made this a daily habit, but it just takes a click to vote and you earn 1 Point and check one off your To-Do List!

Visit the Featured Merchant: Again, just one click and you’ve checked another task off your To-Do List.

Add Score! to your browser: You only need to add Score! once and as long as it’s enabled in the browser you’re using to complete your MyPoints To-Do List, it will automatically check this task off your list every day. If for some reason it’s not checking off, check out these troubleshooting tips.

Add an In-Store Deal, Shoply Deal or link an In-Store Offer: On Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays, just click to add any In-Store Deal to your shopping list and check one off your To-Do List. On Tuesdays and Fridays, you can check this off via the Shoply app. (If you’re having issues with Shoply checking off your To-Do List, check out these tips to make sure you’re logged into your MyPoints account on the app.) On Wednesdays and Saturdays, link your credit card to any In-Store Shopping offer to check this off your To-Do List.

Complete a Watch playlist: We have a pinned post on our Facebook page with a one video Watch playlist for 1 Point that you can earn up to 10 times per day. There’s also a banner ad in the carousel on our homepage that links to a short playlist that earns 6 Points. Or you can choose from almost any of the playlists on your Watch page.

Earn Points from Discover: Many of you think this is the hardest task and while it’s not as easy as the Daily Poll, it is simpler than you think. If you complete a Discover offer, this task will be checked off when the Points unpend. So if you make a donation, or complete a big Point offer, it will check off on the day the Points become available.

To ensure it checks off immediately so you can complete your To-Do List, look for easy sign up offers and check to see that the Points award immediately. If you get a BonusMail for a Discover offer which awards Points for clicking, visiting the offer or watching a video, this will also check this task off your To-Do List.

If you cannot find any of the above, then check under Watch for the Take a Discovery Break sponsored video. If you’re able to complete it, it will credit as Discover (not Watch!) and check off your To-Do List.

Attempt a Survey: It’s not difficult to complete this task, as long as you haven’t been blocked from participating in MyPoints Surveys, any SurveyZone survey you attempt that awards Points for disqualification will check this off your list. If you’re able to complete the survey, you will check both Attempt a Survey and Complete a Survey off you list.

To increase your odds of completing a survey, look for short surveys for low Points. Higher Point surveys are usually harder to complete because the increased payout usually means the survey provider is looking for a very specific demographic for their panel.

Also avoid surveys with an “i” next to them as these surveys don’t offer disqualification Points and usually send you into a router that may have you trying to qualify over and over.

Meet your Daily Goal: If you are new to the Daily Goal, it’s easy enough to meet it with a few BonusMail click Points and some survey disqualifications. As you continue to earn, your goal increases so your best bet is to complete a survey. Sort your surveys by highest Points and choose the one(s) that offer the biggest payout for the least amount of time. If you plan ahead, you can also print Coupons which will award the following business day,

Spruce up your warm weather wardrobe with our Summer Fashion Sale!

Summer is officially here and warmer weather means it’s time to stock up on shorts, sandals, sundresses and more!

Earn at least DOUBLE on hot looks that will keep you cool during our Summer Fashion Sale!

American Eagle, Express, Talbots, Aeropostale, Journeys, Forever 21 and Torrid are all 2X Points through June 28th.

Earn TRIPLE Points for your purchases at Macy’s, Chico’s, Tillys, White House/Black Market and Eddie Bauer.

Plus earn 5X Points at Zulily, Motherhood Maternity and NYDJ.

We’ve got increased Points on over 30 of your favorite retailers, so shop now and earn more!

Friday Round-Up: You’re So Money Edition

Following the suicide of 20 year-old after seeing a $730,000 negative balance in his account, the Robinhood app will make adjustments to its trading platform according to Forbes: “The tragedy raises questions over the risks of targeting young, unsophisticated investors with its zero commission platform and “gamified” interface.””

If investing apps are not your cup of tea, check out this US News story on the 12 Best Websites to make money online.

One way to make money online is by selling your stuff–whether it be hardly to never-worn wardrobe items or collectibles and memorabilia or your own arts and crafts. This article from Money Talks News lists alternatives to Craigslist for selling (and buying).

Another option for raising cash is providing a sought-after service, like the guy who raised over $10,000 via Venmo by offering to tap-dance at midnight over his downstairs Trump-supporting neighbor. According to Buzzfeed News, he plans to donate the funds to the ACLU.

For more tried and true methods to making money, check out this post on 16 Good Money Habits that will help you become wealthy from Money Crashers.

And for more resources to manage and make money, stop by the personal finance blog Self Generated Income.

Rewarding Moments: June 18, 2020

Restaurant gift cards are popular way to create Rewarding Moments and treat yourself to a fun night out! Just ask Tamekka Garrett who is this week’s Rewarding Moments winner.

Here is her story:

“I have been a member of MyPoints since 1996.

I came to this site after browsing different ways to earn incentives by doing surveys. I was elated to know that not only can I earn Points from doing surveys, but I can also earn from shopping, traveling, and even visiting different websites.

I was also happy to know that my Points can be redeemed for FREE gift cards and I can save on hotels, flights and so much more!

I love the fact that I can earn points by doing what I already do, shop! I have even invited friends to join MyPoints and they love the rewards as well.

One of my most rewarding moments courtesy of MyPoints is when I earned enough points to redeem for a gift card to one of my favorite restaurants. It was my birthday and I decided to use the points earned to redeem a gift card to Olive Garden. I shared this moment with a few of my favorite people. I felt great knowing that I was able to eat some of my favorite dishes at no cost of my own. I was even able to purchase desert for all my guests!

Thank you MyPoints for being so rewarding!”

Thank you, Tamekka for sticking with MyPoints for so long–and for being a generous birthday girl to pay for your guests’ meals instead of vice versa! In appreciation for sharing your story, we’ve added 1,500 Points to your account.

Got a Rewarding Moment made possible by MyPoints? For details on how to submit it for a chance to be awarded 1,500 Points if selected, check out this post!

Tuesday Tips: How to Make Sure Score! Checks Off Your To-Do List

Adding Score! to your browser will check one off your To-Do List every day. Here are some tips to make sure you are credited for this To-Do List task:

  • If Score! isn’t showing as checked off your To-Do List, try refreshing your page. Often there’s a caching issue that prevents the checkmark showing for completed activities.
  • Make sure Score! is enabled in your browser. If you’re using Chrome, check under More Tools > Extensions, and check to see that Score! is enabled with the button slider moved to the right:

In Firefox, check under Add-ons >Extensions:

  • Make sure you are using the same browser for your To-Do List that Score! is installed on. If you have Score! installed in Chrome, but you use Firefox to do MyPoints, open Chrome and navigate to MyPoints.com so the To-Do List can detect Score! is activated. Once it checks off your list, you can complete the rest of the tasks in Firefox or vice versa.
  • Make sure you are logged into Score!. You may need to log out and back into your MyPoints account. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, click on the Score! icon in your browser toolbar and then click on the picture icon to make sure you are logged into Score!:

If you see your name, then you are logged into Score!. If no name or someone else’s name appears, then you are NOT logged into Score!.

If none of these tips has worked, try removing and reinstalling the extension.