Rewarding Moments: December 8, 2022

This week’s Rewarding Moment comes from Ted Sponsel who joined MyPoints in March 2000 via a friend’s recommendation.

His favorite ways to earn are shopping and “daily tasks” (To-Do List/Daily Goal).

This is his story:

“We always used the Points for gift cards, with my wife doing the “shopping.”

This year (2020), unbeknownst to me, she saved the Points and used them on Amazon to buy me a Christmas suit!

I happen to love ugly Christmas sweaters and she figured this would be even better, covering me from neck to ankle—and she was right!

I can’t wait until next winter, when we are Covid-free and my singing group is back to gathering and having its annual Christmas celebration.

No one will be able to top this ugly Christmas suit!”

The suit is indeed epic, Ted–and we hope you’ve had the opportunity to impress folks with your sartorial splendor!

In appreciation for sharing your story–along with over 22 years of loyal participation as a MyPoints member–we 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!

Recipe of the Week: Hermits

This tasty holiday treat will fill your home with a spicy aroma and your family’s tummies with delight–plus earn you up to 1,209 Points!

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy add the eggs and molasses and blend to combine
  3. Mix all dry ingredients together, then add to molasses mixture. Mix to combine.
  4. Divide dough in two, press into rectangle-shaped mounds, cover with plastic and chill.
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
  6. Cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheets then cut into 2 inch bars while still warm.

See full recipe here.

Get ready for a special BINGO Board!

It’s time for another easy BINGO Bonus: Earn up to 150 Points for US members or 250 Points for Canadian members this round!

Pre-registration starts at 8 am PT today, Friday, December 2nd and the BINGO Board starts at 8 am PT on Monday, December 5th.

You can join anytime before the submission deadline at 11:59 pm PT on Monday, December 12th but only activities completed AFTER you join will mark off your BINGO squares.

For Canadian members, BINGO activities will include:

For US members, this is a special Magic Receipts Board! Activities include:

  • Adding specified Magic Receipts offers to your shopping list
  • Uploading specified non-premium offer receipts
  • Uploading 1 premium Magic Receipt

You must submit your completed pattern by 11:59 pm PT on Monday, December 12th to claim your Bonus.

Rewarding Moments: December 1, 2022

This week’s Rewarding Moment comes from Jeff Peterson-Davis who joined MyPoints way back in November 1997 after discovering the site online.

His favorite ways to earn include the Daily Challenges: To-Do List and Daily Goal.

This is his story:

“My wife is the “bread winner” in the family due to a disability that prevents me from working.

She works hard with our local/regional food bank ensuring that families have enough food to eat, particularly during these difficult times.

I want to be able to care for her and have nice gifts for her for birthdays and Christmas, and for our daughter, too. While I am not able to work for a salary any longer (I’m a young guy, but I require supplemental oxygen 24/7), I find ways for gifts to come from ME rather than from my wife’s income.

One of the best ways is that I work hard through the various MyPoints opportunities to both save money and earn rewards.

I use all of my rewards to redeem points for gift cards. That gives me “my money” that I can use to get birthday and Christmas gifts for my wife and daughter. I feel good knowing that the gifts truly are coming from me, and grateful for MyPoints making that possible!”

Thanks for sharing your story, Jeff and for being a loyal MyPoints member for over 25 years! 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!

Harvest Yourself a $15 BINGO Bonus!

Here’s your chance for US members to earn up to 2,250 Points and Canadian members to earn up to a 750 Point Bonus!

Pre-registration starts at 8 am PT on Friday, November 18th and the Board starts at 8 am PT on Monday, November 21st. You can join the fun anytime before the submission deadline at 11:59 pm PT on Monday, November 28th but only activities completed after joining will mark off your squares.

This board’s activities include:

Rewarding Moments: November 17, 2022

This week’s Rewarding Moment comes from Taeonna Howard-Hicks who joined MyPoints in September 2009 via an advertisement.

Her favorite way to earn? “Visiting vendor sites and finding deals.”

This is her story:

“My most recent rewarding moment was [November 2020].

My son purchased his first home […] before the pandemic shutdown. It is our family tradition that we have Thanksgiving at the home of the family member who most recently purchased a home.

My son was excited about keeping this tradition alive, especially since we hadn’t celebrated birthdays, graduations, baby showers or anything else this year. Unfortunately, because there has been a resurgence in the number of COVID 19 infections, we were going to have to end a family tradition we had enjoyed for decades.

BUT, I had been collecting points and redeeming them for Home Depot gift cards for years through MyPoints. So, even in these uncertain times, I was able to use the gift cards to purchase materials to build a deck in my son’s back yard.

We will be able to have an outdoor Thanksgiving on his new deck and keep our family tradition alive. All while protecting the health of our loved ones. We will still only have 10 family members there at a time, but having the ability to keep some continuity, when everything has changed so much, is truly a cause for Thanksgiving!”

Thanks for sharing your story Taeonna! 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: 3-Mushroom Flatbread Pizza

This quick and easy recipe makes for a light dinner, tasty snack or game day appetizer and can earn you up to 595 Points.

Ingredients

Toppings
  • Vegetable Oil, Drizzle (earn 85 Points)
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Garlic, Minced
  • 1/2 Lb. Button Mushrooms Sliced Thin
  • 1/4 Lb. Shiitake Mushrooms, Sliced Into Strips
  • 1/4 Lb. Portobello Mushrooms, Diced
  • 3 Cups Baby Spinach
Pizzas

Directions

For Toppings:
  1. Place oil on a hot griddle.
  2. Add garlic and all 3 varieties of mushrooms.
  3. Stir often and cook fully, approximately 5-8 minutes.
To Make A Pizza:
  1. Spread 3 tablespoons of Kaukauna Port Wine Spredable Cheese onto 1 flatbread, all the way to the edges.
  2. Then top with 1/4 cup spinach and 1/4 cup mushrooms.
  3. Bake for approximately 5 minutes at 400º.
  4. Remove from the oven and finish with another cup spinach.
  5. Slice evenly.

See full recipe here.

Tuesday Tips: What happened to the 7-Day Challenge?

In 2018, MyPoints launched the Monthly Goals promotion where member could set targets for different activities and earn a bonus if they met or exceeded those targets.

With the addition of MyPoints BINGO in late 2020, we retooled the Monthly Goals promotion into the 7-Day Challenge, however, the promotion’s popularity waned as members gravitated more towards MyPoints BINGO.

As such, we’ve decided to take a pause on the 7-Day Challenge and focus efforts on BINGO and other fun bonus opportunities for our members. It’s possible we may reinstate the 7-Day Challenge in the future or bring it back intermittently, but it will remain paused for the foreseeable future.

In the meantime, if you like goal-setting as a way to earn more Points, try challenging yourself with the Daily Goal and To-Do List.

Rewarding Moments: November 10, 2022

This week’s Rewarding Moment comes from Arlene Stinziano who joined MyPoints back in July 2000 through an email ad.

Her favorite way to earn was watching videos. Currently she’s avidly earning Points from Content Discovery deals.

This is her story:

“My rewarding moment was celebrating my Neighbor Fred’s 101 birthday.

I purchased him a Hello Fresh Deal. He gave up driving a few years ago and this makes him feel secure in knowing he will always have food in his house.

All of his neighbors, including me, pitch in with meals, but because he is an independent WWII veteran he wants to maintain some control over his well being and we want him to continue feeling upbeat and positive. He also loves to go to the local dinner and eat.

Again the neighbors all take turns bringing him to his favorite place to eat. This makes him happy and we enjoy his stories from long ago.

He is hoping to make it to 106 like his Granddad his dad only lived until ninety four but he was a smoker, Fred never did smoke tobacco nor did his Granddad. Go Fred!!!”

Thanks for sharing your story, Arlene and for sticking with MyPoints for over 22 years now! 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: Everything Roasted Potatoes

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and this recipe will help to up your side dish game while at the same time earning you up to 1,403 Points!

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix all ingredients.
  3. Transfer to baking sheet in single layer.
  4. Roast for 30-45 minutes until brown and tender, stirring once.

See full recipe here.