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LEGIT MyPoints Review: Taking Surveys and Other Tasks - Scam or Legit?

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Kanvi

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As far as I’m concerned, the internet is a new frontier for money-making. When more and more people and businesses starting adapting to the internet, it opened up a wealth of opportunity for us to earn.

There are ways to make money online that don’t involve a whole lot of work or skill. These sites are called survey sites, and as their name implies, they involve you filling out surveys in exchange for points. You can then redeem these points for cash and gift rewards.

It’s a pretty sweet set-up, and survey site doesn’t even describe everything you do on the site. These sites usually involve other tasks such as watching videos, taking offers, and downloading apps. This is why they’re also called GPT (“Get paid to…”) sites.

Survey sites are my main way of earning online, which is why I’m always looking for new sites to try out. A friend of mine mentioned that I should try MyPoints. She had a pretty good experience on the site, and thought I should give it a try, too.

Since I trust my friend’s opinion, I signed up for MyPoints a few months ago. Was my experience as good as hers? I’ll answer those questions (and then some) in this thorough review.

An introduction to MyPoints

MyPoints has been around since 1996. Yup, it’s been around for that long. As far as internet time goes, 1996 is like the age of the dinosaurs. That isn’t to say MyPoints hasn’t evolved. On the contrary, they’ve managed to stay current by adapting to new trends in the rewards space.

I felt confident signing up because the site has been around for so long. It reassured me that this wasn’t some shady fly by night website out to scam me.

Memberships are open to residents of the United States and Canada. You won’t have to pay any registration fee (something you should look for in most legit survey sites). I knew people from other countries who signed up anyways. They managed to get in, but they weren’t qualified to try all tasks and surveys. If you’re from outside the US and Canada, it won’t hurt to try.

How to Earn

Completing tasks (which I’ll discuss in greater detail in a bit) earns you points. You can start doing tasks as soon as you register - there’s no waiting period.

These points can be redeemed as gift cards, airline miles, or cash.

MyPoints Tasks

The site has a pretty wide range of stuff for you to do to earn points. One of the things I look for in a good survey site is a large variety of tasks. It can sometimes get boring filling out an endless succession of surveys, so it’s good that MyPoints has different ways for you to break the monotony.

These tasks include:

Reading emails - After registering you will start receiving BonusMail in your inbox. Opening these emails earns you points.

Using the site’s search engine - MyPoints has a Yahoo-based search function. Use it for the chance to get random points.

Playing games - The site has a few games that you can play for points.

Watching videos - MyPoints has video “playlists” that give points after you’ve watched them.

Printing coupons - This is one of my favorite features on the site. I can print out coupons and actually use them for various stores.

Availing of deals - You can earn points by shopping on Groupon and LivingSocial.

Shopping online - The site has over 1,900 partner retailers. Shopping from any of these stores will earn you points. It’s a sweet deal because there’s a big chance you already shop in one of these 1,900 stores even without rewards!

Filling out surveys - This task is why survey sites are called just that. Companies hire MyPoints to help conduct market research. That’s why you fill out surveys. It’s actually a pretty cool feeling knowing that my input has a direct influence in the decisions these big businesses make.

Earning Potential and Payout Options

700 points are equivalent to $5. It is also the minimum amount you must have to request a payout. You can request cash, either via PayPal deposit or a direct deposit to your Visa prepaid card. If cash isn’t your thing, you can even trade your points for gift cards for over 70 shops and establishments, or travel miles via your United MileagePlus account.

One of the unique features of the site is that it actually has a shop within it! And just like everything else MyPoints does, you can also earn by shopping here. Simply upload your receipt to the site to collect your points.

Overall, the earning potential varies greatly based on the amount of tasks available, and the time you have to complete them. But if you put the time in, your earnings will quickly add up!

MyPoints Surveys

Survey will be your bread and butter on this site. During your sign up, you’ll have to provide certain details like your location. This is to ensure that the relevant surveys are sent to you. This is why there are times when no surveys are available to you. There simply isn’t one that suits your profile.

The points per survey varies based on length and complexity, but the maximum pay per survey is $6. And the best part of this is that you can use your points as soon as you complete the survey! Other sites make you wait weeks to use your points, so this is really good.

What I Like About MyPoints
  • Survey payments are immediate (Take note that other payments make take up to 90 days, though)
  • Lots of ways to earn. You’ll never get bored on this site.
  • You can earn points just by using the Score, MyPoints’ proprietary shopping browser extension.
  • The site is clean, easy to navigate, and contains all the info you’ll need.
What I Don’t like About MyPoints
  • It’s only open for residents of the US and Canada. C’mon guys, it’s 2018.
  • There are times when I found out I wasn’t eligible to take a survey after filling out some questions. At least they gave me half a point for every ten questions I had already completed.
  • I’ve also received the same survey a couple of times.
  • A high minimum payout.
  • Value conversion is not consistent for gift cards. Some cards will be worth more points than another gift card with the same value. I don’t like it, but I can sort of understand this, since some gift cards will be more desirable than others.
  • MyPoints was acquired by Swagbucks, and some users have been mentioning that the overall has declined since the acquisition. Personally, I can’t tell the difference, and my only real negative experience on MyPoints was not being allowed to complete a survey after I’ve started.
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?

MyPoints is legit! You’ll have to spend a lot of time doing tasks to earn money, which is why I suggest you do this in your free time.

Not being able to complete a survey sucks, but it’s a relatively minor complaint in an overall positive experience.

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Your Turn

This review is based on my own experiences using MyPoints. Now it’s your turn to share! Have you tried MyPoints? What was your overall experience like, and how much have you earned?

Let’s hear your stories!

 

kinch63

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I love Mypoints! I get Paypal or Gift cards all the time. All you have to do is open your emails and click on a button to earn. So many other easy ways to earn too!

The Rewards Store has sent you $25.00 USD
NOTE FROM The Rewards Store:​
Just thought you'd like to know MyPoints sent you Paypal Cash.​
Transaction Details​
Transaction ID: 22S210102F6776537​
January 22, 2018​
Money received​
$25.00 USD​
Please note it may take a little while for this payment to appear in the Activity section of your account.
 
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I've used MyPoints for a few years now and on average make $4-$5 a month. Overall it's pretty easy to use especially since I mainly run videos since they're a more passive way to earn. The gift card selection is decent and usually are available within a week of redeeming your points. They have a daily list which is an easy few points even though I always forget to bother with it and the surveys are par the course for this sort of site. MyPoints is a decent earning site to add but it certainly hasn't joined the ranks of my highest earners and as such is fairly low priority for me.

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momarch

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I use mypoints as one of my many GPT sites to help reach a yearly goal i have set for myself. Its not one of my larger earners, having only earned $75 this year with them...but it is one of the faster ones for me :) Fast meaning minimal daily time. I do the daily list of 5 items and click any emails that qualify for the 5pt bonuses. I also do the monthly goal bonus for 100 pts so at some time during the month i have to watch 10 playlists but they dont take too much time. I would say the amount of time i spend daily on this site is under 10 minutes and I get $25 roughly every 2 months doing these bare minimum items :) Here is a shot of my most recent payment:
 

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rabie

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I've used MyPoints for a few years now and on average make $4-$5 a month. Overall it's pretty easy to use especially since I mainly run videos since they're a more passive way to earn. The gift card selection is decent and usually are available within a week of redeeming your points. They have a daily list which is an easy few points even though I always forget to bother with it and the surveys are par the course for this sort of site. MyPoints is a decent earning site to add but it certainly hasn't joined the ranks of my highest earners and as such is fairly low priority for me.
 

metsrock69

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I have been with mypoints for years. Recently I just started doing the daily checklist and getting the points daily . I also just cashed out a $25.00 walmart giftcard which helped pay for my free yes I said free air conditioner after 2 walmart giftcards, and 5 $15.00 visa giftcards. Isn't it great to earn online and get these perks:)
 

kinch63

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Does this app give you points for reward or is it another scam. For instance App Like asks for your account and after a few days of kicks you out and you loose everything . SO I'm just here to ask if this is a scam.
It's no scam, I've been doing it for years without the app. If you do the daily 5, surveys, watch videos, and click on the emails, you'll be making real money by paypal or getting gift cards. It's easy!
 

momarch

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Does this app give you points for reward or is it another scam. For instance App Like asks for your account and after a few days of kicks you out and you loose everything . SO I'm just here to ask if this is a scam.
it’s legit. several of us here have posted proof of payments. People do get kicked out for cheating, like some who run phonefarms to get the most points out of videos when it specifically says ONE video device at a time....then they go and cry about what a scam it is......but i figured you follow the rules it works :)
 
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As far as I’m concerned, the internet is a new frontier for money-making. When more and more people and businesses starting adapting to the internet, it opened up a wealth of opportunity for us to earn.

There are ways to make money online that don’t involve a whole lot of work or skill. These sites are called survey sites, and as their name implies, they involve you filling out surveys in exchange for points. You can then redeem these points for cash and gift rewards.

It’s a pretty sweet set-up, and survey site doesn’t even describe everything you do on the site. These sites usually involve other tasks such as watching videos, taking offers, and downloading apps. This is why they’re also called GPT (“Get paid to…”) sites.

Survey sites are my main way of earning online, which is why I’m always looking for new sites to try out. A friend of mine mentioned that I should try MyPoints. She had a pretty good experience on the site, and thought I should give it a try, too.

Since I trust my friend’s opinion, I signed up for MyPoints a few months ago. Was my experience as good as hers? I’ll answer those questions (and then some) in this thorough review.

An introduction to MyPoints

MyPoints has been around since 1996. Yup, it’s been around for that long. As far as internet time goes, 1996 is like the age of the dinosaurs. That isn’t to say MyPoints hasn’t evolved. On the contrary, they’ve managed to stay current by adapting to new trends in the rewards space.

I felt confident signing up because the site has been around for so long. It reassured me that this wasn’t some shady fly by night website out to scam me.

Memberships are open to residents of the United States and Canada. You won’t have to pay any registration fee (something you should look for in most legit survey sites). I knew people from other countries who signed up anyways. They managed to get in, but they weren’t qualified to try all tasks and surveys. If you’re from outside the US and Canada, it won’t hurt to try.

How to Earn

Completing tasks (which I’ll discuss in greater detail in a bit) earns you points. You can start doing tasks as soon as you register - there’s no waiting period.

These points can be redeemed as gift cards, airline miles, or cash.

MyPoints Tasks

The site has a pretty wide range of stuff for you to do to earn points. One of the things I look for in a good survey site is a large variety of tasks. It can sometimes get boring filling out an endless succession of surveys, so it’s good that MyPoints has different ways for you to break the monotony.

These tasks include:

Reading emails - After registering you will start receiving BonusMail in your inbox. Opening these emails earns you points.

Using the site’s search engine - MyPoints has a Yahoo-based search function. Use it for the chance to get random points.

Playing games - The site has a few games that you can play for points.

Watching videos - MyPoints has video “playlists” that give points after you’ve watched them.

Printing coupons - This is one of my favorite features on the site. I can print out coupons and actually use them for various stores.

Availing of deals - You can earn points by shopping on Groupon and LivingSocial.

Shopping online - The site has over 1,900 partner retailers. Shopping from any of these stores will earn you points. It’s a sweet deal because there’s a big chance you already shop in one of these 1,900 stores even without rewards!

Filling out surveys - This task is why survey sites are called just that. Companies hire MyPoints to help conduct market research. That’s why you fill out surveys. It’s actually a pretty cool feeling knowing that my input has a direct influence in the decisions these big businesses make.

Earning Potential and Payout Options

700 points are equivalent to $5. It is also the minimum amount you must have to request a payout. You can request cash, either via PayPal deposit or a direct deposit to your Visa prepaid card. If cash isn’t your thing, you can even trade your points for gift cards for over 70 shops and establishments, or travel miles via your United MileagePlus account.

One of the unique features of the site is that it actually has a shop within it! And just like everything else MyPoints does, you can also earn by shopping here. Simply upload your receipt to the site to collect your points.

Overall, the earning potential varies greatly based on the amount of tasks available, and the time you have to complete them. But if you put the time in, your earnings will quickly add up!

MyPoints Surveys

Survey will be your bread and butter on this site. During your sign up, you’ll have to provide certain details like your location. This is to ensure that the relevant surveys are sent to you. This is why there are times when no surveys are available to you. There simply isn’t one that suits your profile.

The points per survey varies based on length and complexity, but the maximum pay per survey is $6. And the best part of this is that you can use your points as soon as you complete the survey! Other sites make you wait weeks to use your points, so this is really good.

What I Like About MyPoints
  • Survey payments are immediate (Take note that other payments make take up to 90 days, though)
  • Lots of ways to earn. You’ll never get bored on this site.
  • You can earn points just by using the Score, MyPoints’ proprietary shopping browser extension.
  • The site is clean, easy to navigate, and contains all the info you’ll need.
What I Don’t like About MyPoints
  • It’s only open for residents of the US and Canada. C’mon guys, it’s 2018.
  • There are times when I found out I wasn’t eligible to take a survey after filling out some questions. At least they gave me half a point for every ten questions I had already completed.
  • I’ve also received the same survey a couple of times.
  • A high minimum payout.
  • Value conversion is not consistent for gift cards. Some cards will be worth more points than another gift card with the same value. I don’t like it, but I can sort of understand this, since some gift cards will be more desirable than others.
  • MyPoints was acquired by Swagbucks, and some users have been mentioning that the overall has declined since the acquisition. Personally, I can’t tell the difference, and my only real negative experience on MyPoints was not being allowed to complete a survey after I’ve started.
The Verdict: Legit or Scam?

MyPoints is legit! You’ll have to spend a lot of time doing tasks to earn money, which is why I suggest you do this in your free time.

Not being able to complete a survey sucks, but it’s a relatively minor complaint in an overall positive experience.

Your Turn

This review is based on my own experiences using MyPoints. Now it’s your turn to share! Have you tried MyPoints? What was your overall experience like, and how much have you earned?

Let’s hear your stories!
Mypoints is one of my favorites for surveys. I have never had a problem with payout. Their surveys are not to bad. Usually quick and easy. I have earned 50.00 two 25.00 amazon cards. It works for me. Its a legit one for sure.
 

ninjamonkeykiller

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I just started using MyPoints last month but so far I like it. The Daily videos don't always work well for me, but I've been able to get points for looking at website deals, reading emails here and there, voting in polls and printing coupons. The coupons part is actually my favorite - you get 1 point per coupon you print (so why not print them all!) AND if you end up using your printed coupons at stores you get 10 points for every coupon used. I think the coupons have a monthly limit, though. You're only able to get up to 500 points a month from coupons I think, but still - getting points to save money a the store for stuff I would be buying anyways is an awesome bonus.

I actually just took my first survey on that MyPoins today and even though it was only worth 50 points, the survey was actually to vote for my favorites for the MTV Music Awards category. I honestly probably would have done that for free just to get to have a say in the winners for each category.

Since I don't use this site too often and I'm mostly using it for the coupon advantage, I haven't gotten to the 3,970 points required for my preferred method of payout (a $25 PayPal electronic payment). However, you can start cashing in for gift cards to different places at 480 points so I could have already cashed out several times if I wasn't being picky about waiting for the PayPal cash out.

So far (as you can see in the screenshot from my account below) I have 1,932 points so only 2,038 more points to go! If I used this site more often I'm pretty sure I could cash out a lot quicker, but like I said, I most use it for the coupon benefits and then I do the quick little tasks while I'm on the site to print out the coupons but I don't really take the surveys on this site. I have another site for that that I think pays out the best.
 

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I have been a member with MyPoints since May 2009. I must say that it has been an off and on experience until the last couple of years. I have started using this one more as one of my GPT sites for earning my Starbucks gift cards. At least once a week I check my emails and collect my points from reading them and going to the site from the emails. I also just started participating in the monthly goals for extra points. Overall this is an easy site to earn gift cards emails and videos. I don't focus much on the surveys as I use other sites to earn more points for my survey completions. I have attached my last redemption from May for my Starbucks gift card :)
 

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msmoneybags

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I have been with Mypoints since 2007, and have earned 39,000 lifetime points.

It used to take me a year to earn two $25.00 giftcards, and I would always cash it out in time to take my mother out to RedLobster for her birthday or Mothers Day dinner

Now they have Paypal, the last time I cashed out I chose that

There are alot of ways to earn there now, I usually just login to do the Daily 5 as well as Emails. You can find the Daily 5 in the dark grey bar, under More, hover over that it will show you Daily 5. I also do a search or two, hover over shop on the search bar, and choose Web

I also do the Your Survey Profile a couple times, and try a survey or two

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Sprite1950

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I am from the UK and this site is for US and Canada only. The only way you can register is by putting a fake zip code in .. and I did this on Earnhoney because although it is advertised for the UK too it only offers a zip code option when registering and we have postal codes over here. It let me in and worked for a while and then stopped crediting. I might try this on MyPoints and see what happens,
 

Sara225

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I am using Mypoints and can start cashing in for gift cards to different places at 480 points for PayPal . I started participating in the monthly goals for extra points. Very easy to earn point . I don't rewarder any money I am new member I hope to win . The original postal was not in any way far from the truth, no doubt it very easy to earn from surveys as it involves filling of opinions, however the basic challenges most of us face is the issue of geographical location and this has also played out in mypoint, despite it legimaticy it is only for US residents Mypoints is one of my favorites for surveys. I have never had a problem with payout. Their surveys are not to bad. Usually quick and easy. I have earned 50.00 two 25.00 amazon cards. It works for me. Its a legit one for sure.
 
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