LEGIT InstaGC Review: Earn Enough for Holiday Shopping! Legit or Scam?

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Who doesn’t like gift cards? Customers prefer them, retailers love giving them away - and why not? For the former, it’s one great way to ensure you will only get presents you actually like, and for the latter, well, it’s a foolproof way to make their merch move (or fly off the shelves, depending on the retailer).

This could be the reason why online rewards sites have picked up the gift card system of rewarding their members for completing tasks. InstaGC is one of those. And while lots of people looking to make instant extra cash prefer getting paid real money for doing small tasks, some actually like the idea of getting paid in gift cards.

With that said, is InstaGC a legit GPT site, or a scam? Let’s investigate further.

First things first - what is it?

As previously mentioned, it’s another get-paid-to (GPT) website, which means you can earn points or rewards by doing normal online things like watching videos, playing games, and browsing content. By its name alone though, you can already tell that InstaGC redeems earned points for gift cards from popular retailers like Amazon and Walmart. However, there is also a PayPal reward redemption system available for members, so yay!

How long has it been around?

InstaGC has been around since 2011, which is a pretty long time to be a GPT website. It’s based in Sellersburg, IN, and is owned and operated by Day Online Solutions, LLC. InstaGC is now currently open to members worldwide.

Does it pay well?

As of this writing, the site claims to now have 1,096,400+ gift cards redeemed, with a link to see redemption proof. When I clicked on it, I was taken to their Facebook page with photo albums bearing different months and years, containing all the the usernames and amount redeemed for each month. All gift cards are issued electronically, so there’s no fear of losing a physical gift card in the mail.

A quick glance at the photos tells me that the average PayPal amount redeemed is $300, while the gift cards redeemed from Walmart, Amazon, and other retailers average to about $50 each. Repeat users are featured on the albums, so it’s a good way to gauge if members are indeed staying active long enough to earn hundreds of dollars on the site.

In InstaGC, a hundred points equals a dollar. So for a member to redeem $300 or more from the site means they had a bit of waiting to do (or else they really spend a lot of time completing tasks on InstaGC). At any rate, I will let you do your personal math to see if it’s worth your while.

Is registration free?

Signing up is totally free. There are no maintaining fees required.

How do I start earning extra income from InstaGC?

Once you’ve signed up and gotten your 10 point signup bonus, you can refer friends and relatives to sign up as well. Each confirmed referral will instantly give you bonus earnings - but it doesn’t stop there! You will also get 10% of your referrals’ earnings, and can even participate in the site’s weekly and monthly contests which reward the members with the most number of referrals.

You can watch videos, download some apps, complete offers, search the web, click on links, and take surveys. Once you’ve earned points, you can redeem them for instant gift cards along with the code details. There’s a list of gift card retailers along with drop down menus for product/service categories, a list of countries, and amount to be redeemed. The products and services to choose from have an impressive variety: from flowers, shoes, clothes, books, movie and theater, travel, auto parts, restaurants, mobile phones and gadgets, through to sporting goods, coffee, health, gaming, and just about everything in-between!

What is the best way to earn from InstaGC?

I’m a sucker for referral systems, since it means using my powers of persuasion to convince others to sign up, after which I can sit back, relax, and watch my credits grow as each referral signs up. The really great thing about InstaGC is that there’s no restriction on the number of referrals you can make.

InstaGC gives you a 10 point earning every time a referral signs up and is confirmed. These referrals have to be from the US, UK, Canada, or Australia only - any other referral outside these countries won’t earn you any bonus points.

The verdict?

InstaGC has earned an A-rated accreditation with the Better Business Bureau and it’s been around for more than a decade, making it legit for many people. Then again, being legit doesn’t necessarily mean you can give up a better-paying, more reliable freelance job for it.

But since a great variety of e-commerce shops are available for gift card redemption, I’m willing to give this one a spin. For me, it’s a good way to earn some pocket money, and over time, even some cash or gift card options for holiday shopping (which is a good few months away, anyway). At any rate, it looks like a good GPT site to try making a bit of fun extra income.

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Your turn!

Now that I’ve shared with you my thoughts on joining InstaGC, I would love to hear yours as well. Do you have your username in their Facebook album of redeemed points? How are you finding the experience, and is it a platform you’d recommend to others?

Link: https://www.instagc.com/

 
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RustyRabbit

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Well what can I say Instagc is a great site that you can spend hours on. Once you get passed the 500 points mark more surveys and offers are opened up to you. You can do a free daily sweepstake's & get promo codes off social media as well as lots of offer walls and surveys that can be repeated every 30 minutes. You have to cash out £50 worth of gift cards before the paypal option is open to you but this includes mastercards so that can be put into your paypal, if you have the time to put into the site it quickly adds up your points
 

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jipsyjo30

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I have been a member of InstaGC since 2016. It was the 2nd survey site I signed up with. I cashed out regularly in the beginning, completing enough tasks & surveys to come up with $25 in gift cards a month. Over time my earnings decreased. I noticed a drastic change when they changed the layout of the website. I hardly qualify for surveys anymore. As you can see, my PayPal deposits for 2018 from InstaGC are rather pitiful. My earnings are more like pocket change now. I still love their site because the PayPal is sent immediately. I've never had a problem with payments and the support is very responsive & helpful if you completed a task and didn't receive any points. They've always tried their best to credit me.
 

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Sprite1950

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I've been a member of Instagc for some time and I like the fact you can cash out at £1 so if you get bored and want to leave for a while you can just reach their minimum cash out and give it a break.

The most annoying thing is their video player which will randomly give out soft bans on IP addresses. One of my favourite ways to earn money is through playing vids and although this is slow earning it is passive and you can rack up quite a few points if you leave it running. The bans are nothing to do with Instagc, it's the provider they use to host the player. I also notice that if I start to get soft bans on Instagc it can happen on other sites too such as Swagbucks .
 

yanafila

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I've been with instaGC since 2015. I have mixed feelings about instaGC. On the plus side there are a variety of ways to earn points. I personally like to redeem at the minimum $1.00 threshold for AMAZON gift cards. There are a variety of ways to earn. However, on the down side, it's not easy to earn points on this site. For example their search function is poor, rarely pays out, and pays little. They don't replenish their offer walls quickly. The only way I earn on the site is through Peanut Labs. (rating 4/10).
 

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mimi1975

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I think InstaGC is a great earning site once you get the hang of it. After you earn 500 pts, you get access to surveys which help earning more points. There are bonuses for playing videos also.
The rewards are instant also which is awesome! You get points for referring others and they have a banner wall to help you to pick up more referrals. It took me a while to learn how to use the site but now I find it easy. I cash out with Visa giftcard and its converted into Canadian funds so thats excellent as far as I'm concerned.
 

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cjmuse23

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I've been on Instagc since 2014. They are awesome! They have many different surveys that open up as you gain more points. As a matter of fact, I just cashed out a $1.00 Amazon gift card today. Below is proof of my earnings history. I recommend the Engagemetv, Peanuts surveys, and the Hypermx videos. These are what I use to get the most points. Yay, Instagc!
 

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rabie

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May 16, 2018
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Well what can I say Instagc is a great site that you can spend hours on. Once you get passed the 500 points mark more surveys and offers are opened up to you. You can do a free daily sweepstake's & get promo codes off social media as well as lots of offer walls and surveys that can be repeated every 30 minutes. You have to cash out £50 worth of gift cards before the paypal option is open to you but this includes mastercards so that can be put into your paypal, if you have the time to put into the site it quickly adds up your points
 

RedCrayon

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I joined InstaGC few months ago and I found it hard at first took me couple months to get around site and Earn my first 500 points, then the points started flowing in as more tasks and surveys open up, I use figure eight a lot has easy to add points without surveys, I think at the moment it's a favourite of a lot of people so less surveys to go round. Cash out via Mastercard is best way has done immediately
 

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msmoneybags

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Sorry for me there are more reasons that I dont like the site, then reasons I do :(

Im still not happy with them for closing their site PrizeLive where I had ALOT of referrals and they actually did offers
But beyond that, I find that offers dont approve as well for me there, as other sites.
I hated having to redeem $50.00 in giftcards before I could redeem Paypal
They have a search feature which they should take down, because it rarely
I dont like how they do their point booster codes, in the chat box, and only for the first 5 people to type in a code

What I do like:
Is that you can cashout $1.00 and its instant
Their chat box is full of informative people and they actually chat, not that Im there to chat, but while Im waiting for something to credit, or Im doing offers I can watch the talk

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kinch63

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I love this site! I get paid for watching videos, I do a few surveys, and I find several other tasks. There are even sweepstakes to play. If I was only using this site I would earn even more money, but I do all this on a very part time basis. In other words I'm a bit lazy about it. You can see that I do earn money from this site. This site also has a chat room that has monitors that you can ask questions of and get answers. The ticker under that helps with current jobs that you might want earn on too. This site's payments add up and if you have more time you could really do well. But even part time it's effective and fun.
Points stats
Overall earnings 31,909 Points $319.09
Current points Balance 1,014.27 Points $10.14
Redeemed points Gift Cards 5,000 Points $50.00
PayPal [1] 25,875 Points $258.75
Sweepstakes [1][2] 20 Points $0.20
Earnings redeemed in 2018 8,175 Points $81.75 PayPal [1] 8,175 Points $81.75 Sweepstakes [1][2] 0 Points $0.00
Earnings redeemed in 2017 17,600 Points $176.00 PayPal [1]17,600 Points $176.00 Sweepstakes [1][2] 20 Points $0.20
Earnings redeemed in 2016 5,100 Points $51.00 Gift Cards 5,000 Points $50.00 PayPal [1] 100Points $1.00 Sweepstakes [1][2] 0 Points $0.00
[1] Not calculated towards taxes.
[2] Not included in yearly total amounts.

As you see the money is real!
 
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msbluebonnett

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May 7, 2018
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I joined Instagc in May of 2017 but I never looked at it again until a couple of months ago. I saw a mention of it on social media and decided to give it a try. I had forgotten I had already signed up for it the previous year. Of course I had forgotten my password but recovering that was pretty easy. I was surprised my account hadn't been deactivated after almost a year of not being used. I started using it a bit and eventually earned enough to cash in for my first $1 amazon gift card. Talk about being surprised when I received it immediately. So I started using the site a bit more but still haven't spent all that much time on it and I still don't. This is due mainly to the fact that I use other sites more often. However, there are different ways to earn money on Instagc such as videos, surveys, and offers. My favorite way is to watch videos. I do enjoy using Instagc and really would I could spend more time on the site. As you can see from my attached file, I have already cashed out $15 in gift certificates which I used for amazon because I love amazon. This site is legit and have an instant payout for amounts as low as $1. I haven't earned enough yet to cash out for paypal and I'm okay with that. I keep Instagc in my back pocket per say for when I'm short a small amount like a $1 for amazon so I will cash it in then because it really is instant.
 

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nba989

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Instagc is my favorite survey site. It pays instantly. You don't have to wait days or weeks to get your money. You can cash out for as a little as $1. They have tons of gift cards to choose from. If you don't want gift cards, you can get Paypal, e-checks or direct deposit. I have done this site for almost 4 years now. As you can see my proof is below for the money that I have made over the past 4 years. I haven't done much this year because I have been working at other jobs outside of the house but last year was my best year. It may not be a lot of money to pay all of your bills but it works for us. It helps us with groceries, Back to School shopping, birthdays, and Christmas. Give it a shot!
 

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msmoneybags

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@nba989 I would LOVE to know how on earth you have gotten 470 referrals!

LOL Ive been there for 6 years and only have 3 referrals, one of those is actually active!
 

kyanam98

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May 26, 2018
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i've been using this site for a bit over a year now and its one of my favourites! I love that you can cash out from as low as $1.00, my favourite part is that it's instant. There are so many opportunities to earn, from surveys to watching videos its one of the best money making site that I am a part of!

Points stats
Overall earnings 20,935 Points $209.36
Current points Balance 209.92 Points $2.10
Redeemed points
Gift Cards 6,200 Points $62.00
PayPal 14,516 Points $145.16
Sweepstakes 10 Points $0.10
Earnings redeemed in 2018: 5,250 Points $52.50 PayPal 5,250 Points $52.50
Earnings redeemed in 2017: 15,466 Points $154.66 Gift Cards 6,200 Points $62.00 PayPal 9,266 Points $92.66
Sweepstakes 10 Points $0.10
 

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ONYISMUM

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I have a love/hate relationship with instagc, for the sake of this post, I will dwell on the love aspect.
videos, they are a real passive earner when not banned. other easy ways to earn is through minute staff, peanut lab and tapresearch.
I love that you get paid bonus for video watched as well as a weekly bonus.
 
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soldot

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@nba989 I would LOVE to know how on earth you have gotten 470 referrals!

LOL Ive been there for 6 years and only have 3 referrals, one of those is actually active!
i have 23 referrals and they all are inactive lol they joined stuck around for a hour then never came back. its funny how some would rather play games on facebook than earn extra cash and giftcards
 
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