- Apr 16, 2018
I Used Grab Points to Earn in My Free Time - Here’s How
I have a steady day job, but even though I get a regular paycheck, I still look for ways to earn money during my free time. I’ve learned there are sites that will pay you to do things you probably already do for free, like watch TV or browse the internet.
GPT (“get paid to…”) sites are one of the easier ways to make a few extra bucks in your free time. As the name implies, GPT sites pay members to do certain tasks, such as watch videos, download apps, or take surveys.
A word of warning: there are a lot of scam GPT sites out there. They lure members with enticing rewards, but become flaky when it’s time to distribute earnings. I’ve been using GPT sites for a few years now, and had to learn the hard way which sites are scams, and which ones are legit.
I’ve been using GrabPoints (Link: https://grabpoints.com) and have had nothing but good experiences with them. I’m pretty familiar with the site, since I’ve been using it since it was known as GrabRewards. The old site was acquired by Zoombucks. I wasn’t sure whether the new owners would be able to maintain all the good things that made Grab Rewards awesome. Spoiler warning: GrabPoints is still awesome. In fact, I would even say that the new site is better, and easier to use.
GrabPoints is like Swagbucks , another big player in the GPT game. You get paid (in cash or gift cards) to accomplish a variety of common tasks like taking surveys, watching videos, and downloading apps. These are things you probably do anyway, so it’s awesome that there’s a way for us to earn while doing them.
Grap Points is pretty legit, but check out my detailed review below!
The tasks you’ll be doing on GrabPoints don’t require any special skills or qualifications. You will need a reliable internet connection, smartphone and/or computer, but you most likely have those already.
All you have to do to start is head to the signup page and register. An invite code will be sent to your email address. This code will let you earn points immediately, so be sure to check your spam folder so you don’t lose the code. Once you’re in, you can customize your profile.
You can use GrabPoints on either mobile or desktop, but mobile works best for me personally. Whenever I’m waiting in line or on a long commute, I whip out my tablet and earn points during those idle moments.
And that’s it! Now let’s discuss the tasks you’ll be doing on GrabPoints and the corresponding points you’ll earn.
Tasks and Earnings
Like I mentioned a while ago, you earn points for doing a bunch of easy tasks. You can then convert these points to cash (which is paid via PayPal) or gift cards.
The specific tasks may change depending on their current clients, but as of 2018, here are the available tasks:
- Watch Videos
- Answer Surveys
- Complete Offers
- Play Games
- Download Apps
You can also earn points by inviting friends, which I’ll discuss later. First, I need to give you some additional details on the tasks I’ve listed above.
This is by far my favorite way to earn via GrabPoints. When I’m on the subway, I bring up a few videos and just zone out. By the time I get to my station, I would have earned a couple of bucks. Not bad for idle time, right?
Videos are pretty short, around two minutes long, and usually pay 10 points. My commute takes about half an hour. During that time, I can watch 15 videos, earning me 150 points!
All self-respecting GPT sites have survey tasks, and GrabPoints is no different. The site usually has a few dozen surveys available at all times. You may have to answer a few pre-qualifying questions first. GrabPoints does this to bring you surveys that are relevant to your interests. This also ensures that the appropriate people are taking the surveys. Answering those questions was no biggie to me; I pretended that they were part of the actual survey.
Surveys usually pay anywhere from 500 to 2500 points. You’ll have to complete each survey before you get your points.
This is a pretty open-ended category. It includes tasks such as taking part in trial offers, clicking offers, or signing up for services provided by client websites.
Important note: most of these tasks require you to sign up for a free trial membership. Once your free membership expires, you may be charged automatically to continue the subscription. Make sure you deselect the auto-renew option. But if you like the service, by all means continue with a paid subscription.
Download Apps and Play Games
As the names imply, you simply download apps or play games to earn points. These tasks usually come with some requirements, though. For example, when you download an app, you also have to open it. And sometimes, you will be required to keep it on your device for a certain period of time. Same thing with games. You may have to keep playing until you reach a certain level.
And just like the Complete Offers tasks, you’ll have to be mindful about recurring charges. So read the terms and conditions, and don’t select the auto-renew option if you don’t want your card to get charged later on.
Share and Invite
If you’re happy with GrabPoints, why not spread the word? The site has a pretty robust referral system that lets you earn even more points. You’ll get one point for every friend that becomes a member of GrabPoints. You can even earn bonus points when your referrals earn their first 1,000 points!
One slight hassle is that GrabPoints doesn’t have an automated way to track referrals. Your friends will have to manually input your promo code. So make sure you remind them to do so. Every point counts.
You can also earn points by promoting the site on social media, forums, or on YouTube. They have some specific requirements for these promotions, such as providing GrabPoints’ URL. You can earn 100 points for doing this.
Payout Method and Schedule
You can redeem your points as gift cards or cash. One thousand points is equal to $1, and there is a $2 minimum withdrawal. Cash payments are made through PayPal.
If you choose gift cards, you can select rewards from the official catalog, which includes awesome establishments such as Amazon , Walmart, and Best Buy. Gift cards are sent as codes to your email address. It usually takes around three days for processing.
The Pros and Cons of Using GrabPoints
I really like GrabPoints, but I still want to give you a balanced perspective. So here are some quick pros and cons about the site.
- Reliable payment schedule
- A wide array of payout options
- The website’s design is clean and easy to use
- It’s global; people around the world can use it
- Low minimum withdrawal. Probably the lowest among any survey site!
There’s just one, actually: you’ll have to do a lot of tasks just to make a small amount of money. There’s no point sugarcoating this. It’s sometimes disappointing to do lots of tasks only to find out that the points I’ve earned are equivalent to a couple bucks.
This is why I keep mentioning that you do this in your free time. You won’t be able to pay the rent using your earnings. But if you do tasks during your free time, those points will add up and it’s always a nice surprise to learn that I have enough to treat myself.
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?
GrabPoints is legit! You just have to manage your expectations. Look at this as a way to make a couple of bucks during your free time. Once you keep that in mind, you’ll have a lot of fun… and the points really do add up!
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This review is based on my experience with GrabPoints. Now it’s your turn to share. Have you used the site? Which tasks did you usually take, and how much have you earned?
Let’s hear your stories!