Wednesday, February 17, 2010

MyPoints: Rewards for Reading Email!

I've mentioned MyPoints in my recent presentations (as a way to earn free gift cards), but I realized that I haven't ever described it to the rest of you! Here's the scoop:

I joined my points in 2004 (yes, it's been THAT long!) and have enjoyed the rewards ever since. My husband and I each have an account and we use it to earn about 2 $25 gift cards each year (4 cards between the 2 of us). We like to choose restaurant gift cards (Panera and Olive Garden are favorites!) and use them for free date nights, but there are plenty of reward choices (Kohl's, Old Navy, CVS, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Pottery Barn, Home Depot, iTunes, & Starbucks, just to name a few)! You can use them as gifts or special treats for yourself!

MyPoints will reward you for:
  • Clicking on links sent to you in emails
    You'll get a few sent to you daily. I find I like these sent to my primary email address so I can click on the link and delete the emails immediately (they cluttered up my backup address and I would often forget to read them before they expired). You'll get 5 points per email and 10 points per survey attempted (50 points if you qualify for the survey).

  • Shopping online through the MyPoints website
    You'll be rewarded in points depending on the amount you spend. (I find that I get a better cash return through Ebates and Cashbaq, however).

  • Printing and redeeming coupons
    MyPoints partners with both and Smartsource printable sites. You'll have to actually redeem the coupons to get the credit, however, and I've never seen it update in my account, so I'm a little hesitant to recommend it. Plus, when you print these same coupons from Macomb Money Savers, you're helping to support the site (as well as my time and effort) - and I really appreciate that!

That being said, here's my personal recommendation to make the most of a MyPoints account:
  • Sign up for a MyPoints account. It's easy and free (and as long as you can restrain yourself from the ads, you'll come out with a little free spending money).
  • Click on the daily emails as they arrive. Delete them afterward. Watch your points slowly add up. Be patient - it WILL take time, but you're only spending a few seconds each day on this.
  • Visit the MyPoints website occasionally and click on Easy Points. You'll get 5 points for each ad/question you participate in.
  • Shop through MyPoints only when Ebates or Cashbaq isn't offering a better reward.

CLICK ON THE BUTTON below to check out MyPoints and sign up for an account!
And let us know if you're already being rewarded by MyPoints - how do you like the program?


  1. I use Mypoints I signed up a long time ago not knowing what is was and never used it! Never clicked on one single email! I resigned up recently and I'm about halfway to a gift card in about 3 months. We go to Applebee's frequently so I'm looking forward to grabbing that one.

  2. I get most of my MyPoints through BzzAgent.


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