Is it just me? But do you feel you spend way too much time on the internet? I know I do. I'm pretty much on the web via my smartphone or laptop from morning to the evening. However, I have an excuse, I make a living being online. There are a lot of you that are just online wasting time on activities that can actually make you money. If that sounds interesting to you, then you'll want to read this MyPoints Review. So stop surfing the web for a bit and read it below.
What is MyPoints?
Mypoints.com was started in 2004. It is basically a FREE website where its members can join and earn rewards for various online activities like FusionCash.com & Swagbucks.com. We'll get into the activities later in the review. In order to become a member, you need a valid email address that you must confirm. Furthermore, you must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada and at least 18 years of age.
How Do You Make Money With MyPoints?
As mentioned above, Mypoints.com rewards its members for online activities such as reading emails, playing games, online surveys, printing out coupons among other things. They pay their members using their own currency known as “Points”. Now you know why the company is called MyPoints and no, it's not rocket science. Swagbucks.com works in the same way, instead they use Swagbucks. In any event, these points can be redeemed for online gift cards, cash via Paypal, and travel miles, etc. The minimum payout amount for most rewards is $10; however, PayPal payments start at $25. Redemption times for your awards vary. When you redeem your points for cash via Paypal, the request is usually processed within 4-5 days. For other prizes, the wait time varies.
What are points worth in real money?
So we've done a lot of yapping about points. You may be wondering what they all mean in terms of real money that you can use? So let's break this down and what you can expect to earn for certain activities. If you wanted to redeem a $10 gift card, the range of points you need is around 1400-1700. This all depends on the choice of store that you choose to redeem your gift card. At the time of this review the minimum PayPal cash out of $25 requires that you accumulate 4550 points! So this gives you a range of what's necessary for the smallest reward amounts. Now let's break down what you can expect to earn per activity to reach the payout minimums.
- Shopping: Mypoints has an area on their site where you can shop online with brand name stores. If you go through their shopping links to your favorite stores, you earn a certain percentage back. It varies depending on what you buy, the store you use and how much money you spend. But in general this translates to around 2 points per every dollar spent on shopping. They have partnerships with many of the stores you're accustomed to. So it's pretty easy to rack up points this way.
- Reading emails: Clicking on the links within my points emails earn you 5 points, which is about $0.035 per email. Going through each email takes less than 15 seconds.
- Surveys: Most of the time your opinions aren't worth squat regardless what you think. But with MyPoints, each survey is worth about 50 points, which translates to $0.35. These surveys are normally short and do not take more than ten minutes to complete. Unfortunately, you may start a survey, but fail to qualify. No need to fret, because you still manage to earn 10 points, which is equal to $0.07.
- Easy points: This is an additional way of earning points. The site gives you random offers that you can either reject or accept depending on your interest. You still earn 5 points, regardless of the answer you choose, which is $0.035.
- Search: You can also accumulate points at Mypoints.com by searching the internet. The points earned depends on the number of searches that you complete in a month. For 11 to 25 searches, you earn 10 points while searches above 41 earn you 100 points.
- Videos: Every video watched earns you 1 point with a daily limit of 10 videos. Videos are normally 1 to 3 minutes long with an ad just before it starts.
Swagbucks.com and FusionCash.com offer many of the same options.
My Points Cheats
So are you a sneaky member trying to figure out a way to cheat MyPoints to earn faster? Well, here are some legit tips that can help you do this without getting your account banned.
Mypoints has a toolbar download known as MyPoints Score which is a browser extension tool bar which will alert you if you're on a partner site where you can earn points. This will help you earn points that may have been lost if you didn't remember to shop using a MyPoints Partner.
Why do the work of earning points when you can refer others? Mypoints has a referral program that allows you to get paid for the work of others. Any person that you refer to mypoints that actually joins earns you 25 points. You also get 10% of any earnings that they make on the site.
Customer Service or lack there of…
It's inevitable that you'll run into issues sometimes. Most companies have people that are there to answer your questions. But apparently that doesn't seem to be the case with MyPoints of recent. Folks have reported reaching out to MyPoints regarding issues with their accounts, but are being ignored.
Don't quit your day job….
I don't know if you noticed earlier in my review the various ways to earn and their pay scale. Well, just in case you missed, it's not life changing income. You're definitely not going to be able to quit your job working MyPoints.com. It's geared towards earning a little extra income.
Give me the credit I deserve, damn it!
Some folks have complained that they are receiving credit for certain activities like watching videos etc. And if you complain, you're accused of cheating the system. I don't know what to make of these complaints because I'm sure some are valid or it may be a result of technical issues. So it's hard to pinpoint who's right or not in every situation. But it's definitely a concern nonetheless, and a common complaint with many rewards based sites like MyPoints.com.
So Is MyPoints A Scam?
From what I gathered it use to be a great site back in the day when they first started. But recently things seem to have changed from good to worse. The complaints of poor communication, missing points, or even having your account shut down indefinitely without proper grounds once you request payment is troubling to see the least. So from my standpoint, I wouldn't feel comfortable giving this a shot or even recommending it at this juncture. Maybe things will change back to the good old days. But at the time of this review, I wouldn't mess with it. So for now you may want to look into Swagbucks.com and FusionCash.com as alternative options.
However, that's my two cents, I'd love to hear your thoughts. So please chime in below and leave a comment.
What's An Alternative to MyPoints?
If you read anything about MyPoints.com that makes you feel it's not for you, I can't even blame you. But all is not lost. There are other alternatives for people that are looking to make real money that can replace or supplement your income. If you understand that making money online still takes time and work, then I would recommend looking into my Top Free Work At Home Recommendation. It's what helped me earn a full time income from home. I'm confident it can help you as well provided you have patience, willingness to work and learn. If that's you then this is for you.
That said, I don't limit the ways I make money online and neither should you. I'm a strong believer in multiple streams of income so I also personally teach you other ways to make money via my popular Work At Home Courses. So you should check those out as well.
I hope you enjoyed this review. Feel free to leave a comment down below before you leave.
Eddy with a y
23 thoughts on “MyPoints Review: Is It Legit?”
I’ve been a member of my points for five or more years and it has become so hard to earn points. You used to earn 12 points per video and they weren’t 1 to 2 hours long and now you only earn 4 points. If you had a problem you could let them know and you would get a response but now you get nothing. I’ve done many surveys and they were completed but got cheated out of my points because I didn’t qualify after taking a complete 20 to 30 minute survey. That is totally dishonest. Now it’s hard to make any points because they have lowered the points you get for surveys. I loved this site when I joined but they have ruined it for me. Thank you.
Hello I’ve been with My Points since 1997. What can I say but I love the app. I answer my mail and visit the site sent to me. I take surveys at times but not always. I get lots of things in return. I always click here before shopping on line. Cause it gets me points. I just this July 2019 got 300.00 cash from saved point put into my PayPal account Real money not cards. Over the years I gave the granddaughter gift cards earned. It’s a great app to use not sure what caused negative comments for me it’s been very positive.
Thanks for sharing your experience. Clearly its been a positive one for you.
They banned me for no reason so no they are a scam and you promoting this scam is shameful.
Sorry to hear you got banned. In my experience there are usually two sides to every story. From what I’ve seen sometimes people get banned from these sites because they knowingly or unknowningly violated the terms and conditions that most of us fail to read. And some occasions the company is shady and ban people without cause because they don’t want to payout or going out of business. So I’m not really sure where your situation falls in these scenarios. Sometimes when people have been banned for breaking rules they run around the internet trying to bad mouth a company to get revenge. So I don’t know the situation here. But I appreciate you sharing it.
And by the way I’m not affiliated with this company like you claimed. Why would actually list out the complaints and approve critical comments like yours if my intention was to promote this company like you claimed. It would make more sense to claim it’s the best thing since slice bread and delete your comment. But I get you’re frustrated with their company and directing your anger at me too. It’s misdirected but I get it. I wish you the best either way.
I use mypoints and its ok. i just started watching their videos and they take too long to watch. to many commercials between each video its kinda of ridiculous.
i only take the money via paypal and have received two payments over the course of years which gives you an idea that i don’t use it much. you definitely won’t make huge amounts of money unless you buy a lot of things online. then you have to be sure your logged in through the paypay link or you won’t get points.
Thanks for sharing your experience Janet! I appreciate it!
just wanted to correct my comment that you have to log in to paypal to make big points. i meant to say you have to go to mypoints and find the online store to get the points for your purchases.
sorry for the confusion.
Hi Eddy. Some correction on the information for MyPoints. MyPoints has been around since 1996.
I have been a member since 1997. I didn’t have issues with the site until they changed the format to mirror what Swagbucks was doing. The only issue I have encountered was with getting points for the Coupons I print from the site and use. I sent them an email and it got addressed with in a few weeks. Since then, I haven’t had an issue getting points for the coupons I print in use. The most I have earned in a month is about 3495 points. The low end about 500. One hack that I have used is the In-store option under the Shop Tab on the site. Usually, Best Buy is one of their In-Store Promotions. You can earn anywhere from 500 – 1200 points just with that alone. As far as pay out on gift cards, I have never had an issue and they are usually pretty fast about sending the e-gift codes out usually with in a day or two. The largest amount I have done is a $100 gift card. I hope this helps anyone that is having issues with recent changes on the site.
Thanks for the honest review! It’s nice to know there are people out there that are still willing to tell the truth, rather than just line their pockets for saying what a company wants them to say! I came across this review when I was comparing which site offered the best deal/rewards for making a purchase at a specific retailer I was making an online purchase with. I’ll stick with the original tried and tried rebate company I was using to start with. Thanks for saving me from the potential hassle this may have caused!
You’re welcome Kristie. I’m glad you enjoyed the review. I totally understand the need to make money. We all need to do that. But I don’t think you need to sell your soul to do it. I obviously make money with this website. But I try to do it in a way where my visitors and I win. I don’t sacrifice my users so I can make more money. I’m glad you recognize and appreciate that.
This site used to be great. It is no longer. I was a member for over ten years. In the beginning it was easy to earn and redeem points. Over time it got more difficult to get the site to apply purchase points. It took up to six months with several “missing points” submissions to get my points.
The worst part was after over ten years of point accumulation they sent me codes for a $500 e-card gift card, which was expired, and they will not reissue the card. Never again!!!
I’m sorry to hear the site has gotten worst over the years. But I appreciate you sharing your experience.
I’ve been a member and so disappointed! I will be leaving negative feedback anywhere I can because I am VERY upset. Don’t waste your time and effort, they’ll just rip you off and leave you with nothing! This is what they are good at. First of all, their site does not work properly. For example, one of the point earning opportunities is by viewing videos. It doesn’t work properly. For days you can’t connect at all and then for a day or two, it happens – miracle! when I contacted them (after several attempts) somebody told me that there is nothing they can do, that many people are complaining, it’s probably something with the IP address but they don’t know for sure and suggested that I open another account with another email address. So I did. Once I got approximately $100 worth or points, they canceled my account for having two on my name. Of course they did not cancel the other one, that had less then $10 in it, they canceled the one with $100. Even before that, every time you redeem points, the gift card is invalid. Takes a few emails to get them send you the correct one.
So just short, harder to collect points and the ones that are collected after a whole lot of effort, hard to redeem (if you are lucky and they did not steal your points away).
Save your time and efforts on doing anything else but this!
Sorry to hear about your experience with this company. But I appreciate that you shared it with us. You might want to give me recommendation a look.
Hey there, thanks for the review on mypoints. I was thinking of checking it out and giving it a go to make some extra income. However, after reading your paragraph on whether it is a scam or not, I think I’ll give it a miss. It is always good to learn from other people’s experiences before wasting time on a site. I will check out your recommendation.
You’re very welcome. I’m glad you found the review to be useful.
Hey there Eddy, it’s Alexey. I liked your review, you wrote it in a very nice way. I never heard of MyPoints before, and I am happy you revealed a lot of unwanted truth about them here.
I don’t like programs that markets themselves as “join, and you will be earning money on playing games, reading emails, and basically doing nothing” and then you discover unpleasant things such extremely low earning per activity, or high payout that you will likely to never achieve.
Hey Alexey, you’re very welcome. It’s damn near impossible to get paid a lot of money for simple online activities. So always keep that in mind. If it’s going to make you some decent money it will take a lot more effort like it does offline. Thanks for sharing your insight.
Well, what a load of information on the site MyPoints which, to be quite honest, I’d never heard of.
I must admit that I have never thought that working from home could be sufficiently lucrative and enough for me to give up the day job.
If there was such a beast, then everyone would be a member. As for mypoints, it would appear quite good on the face of it until you started adding up the points and realize the return is probably not worth the time or the risk of not getting your money. I think that’s the most worrying part of this site, the obvious lack of customer care and the obvious lack of you being able to control what could go wrong with this scheme. Good post and gives the lowdown of what is likely to be wrong with most of these workathome schemes.
The only site I think is worthy of a mention is the one I belong to called Wealthy Affiliate but I’ve got a feeling you know that already! Ches
Thanks for your insight. Working at home can definitely lead to quitting your job but it definitely takes a lot of patience and hard work. And you have to actually find an opportunity that can actually make enough money to do this. Sites like Mypoints.com are definitely not designed to do that. The only folks I know who have been successful are other affiliate marketers. And I agree Wealthy Affiliate is definitely the best place to learn how to do this. It’s how I learned. So thanks for confirming that!
That’s awesome! I like when people honest, so when i read posts where people are like “magically, with no work you will make tones of money, sign up right now!” i just leave the web site. I love it that you are saying how it is: don’t quite your day job you not gonna make millions doing MyPoints. Seems easy though, i will try to make some side money from it. Thank you for the advice
I’m totally with you. Anytime I read easy, magical, push button, fast, etc, I run for the hills. Because it’s usually garbage. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.