Points2Shop Review: Legit Source of Income or Scam

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Survey sites are a great way to make money in your spare time. The sites usually give you points for doing stuff like taking surveys, watching videos, and availing offers. You can then trade these points, usually for cash or gift cards. It’s super-easy to do, but that doesn’t mean you should trust just any survey site you come across.

These sites require you to do as many tasks as possible to earn money. Now imagine what it would be like if you devoted a large chunk of time only for the site to stiff you on your payment? It’s happened to me before, and trust, me it’s a terrible feeling.

I’ve been using different survey sites for a couple of years, now. I think I’ve developed a keen sense for spotting the legit sites and scam sites. I came across Points2Shop while searching for a new site to try out, and my Spider-Sense started tingling. Something about the site just seemed off. I checked other people’s experiences, and the feedback wasn’t very positive.

On any given day, I would have bounced. But our community thrives on information, and I wanted to provide you guys with first-hand info on whether Points2Shop is legit or a scam.

So I tried it out for a few months. I’m confident I can give you a fair and detailed review of the site. Wanna know if it’s worth your time and trust? Read on!

First Impressions

The site itself doesn’t look very professional. Links to important pages aren’t always available, and page elements frequently overlap on one another. While a bad site design doesn’t necessarily mean the company is a scam, it does give me pause. I mean, if the public side of a company looks bad, what more behind the scenes?

Points2Shop claims to have one of the largest free online rewards programs, but it doesn’t really back it up with real figures. The word “largest” is pretty meaningless to me. But when a site says they have, for example, 5 million members and have given away millions of dollars in rewards, that’s something that would entice me to join.

Points2Shop doesn’t have any of that. Instead, they have a testimonials section where people post the stuff they’ve bought with their rewards. I do appreciate that section; at least I know people are actually getting rewarded.

What Makes Points2Shop Different?

The site gives you points, but you can’t redeem them for cash. Instead, you can use these points to buy stuff on Amazon through their site. They are, in effect, a shopping platform. (That’s where the name “Points2Shop” comes from.)

No cash payouts is usually a deal-breaker for me. Yes, I most of the stuff I would buy is usually available on Amazon, but the option of having cash is important to me.

Also, Points2Shop doesn’t provide any other type of reward. No iTunes, Google Play, or any other type of reward we’ve come to expect from survey sites.

If you decide to use Points2Shop, you’ll have to commit to getting whatever item you want on Amazon.

How to Earn Using Points2Shop

The site rewards you with points for doing common online tasks, such as completing surveys, playing games, watching videos, and other simple tasks. Filling out surveys can get boring after a while, so it’s good that they provide alternate ways to earn points. Each point is worth one cent on Amazon.

You can also earn points by participating or taking offers from advertisers. These offers include taking free trials, becoming a member in various services, or asking for quotes from suppliers.

The site has also tons of “quick rewards” on top of their usual system. These include:
  • Get 50 points for playing two trivia games.
  • Get 5 points for participating in polls.
  • Get 5 points for signing up for free samples from different companies.
  • Get 50 points for signing up for free trials.
  • Get 200 points for joining a survey panel and completing a survey.
Important reminder: whenever you sign-up for free trials, make sure you unsubscribe before the trial period ends. These trials usually have an auto-renew function. If you don’t disable it, you may get charged when the regular period kicks in.

There are other ways to earn, and these include:

Referral Program

As with most survey sites, you can earn points for inviting your friends. The system of Points2Shop isn’t simple, though. Using a complex formula, your points are calculated. But most referrals amount to about 50 cents.

Regular lotteries and contests

The site holds random draws where members can earn anywhere from $15 up to $100. Eligibility for these contests is based on your monthly activity. Only those that meet a certain quota can join.

Levelling-up

You will start at the Bronze level, then move up based on your amount of activity. Eventually, you can reach the Legend level, which is the highest one. Each time you unlock a new level, you earn points. Also, moving up unlocks offers that weren’t available to previous levels.

Hands-On Experience

All of that looks good on paper. But what was my actual experience like? Well, I have the following complaints:

Website is inaccessible on mobile devices

I tried accessing the site a few times on my phone, but kept getting redirected to a Captcha page due to unusual traffic on my network. Pretty scary.

For what it’s worth, they have mobile apps:

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/ph/app/points2shop/id533148815?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.points2shop&hl=en

Lack of surveys

I didn’t qualify for a lot of surveys. I understand that sites try to assign surveys to specific profiles, but I never had a problem with other sites before.

Blocked account

My account got blocked once because I connected my device to a WiFi. This is a problem because I pretty much connect to WiFi all the time.

The Verdict: Legit or Scam?

A lot of sites are calling Points2Shop a scam site. I don’t think they are. Because based on their testimonial page, people are earning. I don’t know how they manage to earn since their site is so difficult to use, but people do earn. (Maybe they have a higher pain tolerance than I do?)

But I won’t call them legit, either because their site and service is just terrible. I get the impression that they started the site with good intentions, but mismanaged their operations.

Because of all those reasons, I cannot recommend Points2Shop. You’re better off dedicating your time and effort to all the legit survey sites out there.

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Your Turn

This review is based on my own experiences using Points2Shop. Now it’s your turn to share. Did you have a positive experience on the site? What tasks did you do, and how many points did you manage to make?

Let’s hear your stories!

 
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msmoneybags

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Ive been a member of points2shop since 2010. And if someone was to ask me to tell them about the site I could not. This is not a site I would spend very much time at, I log on every couple of months just to keep the account active, but for me the site is just so confusing. They have very few offer walls, looks like its mostly surveys.

Even tho I have been a member for 8 years, this is all I have earned from them
Points 35
Cash $1.00
Merits 3773
I have never been able to find out what Merits are even for!

They do have a great chat box tho, there are always people talking, and its always quite active
 

Cassandra

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I have been a member of Points2Shop for 10 months and 14 days now and I love it. They do have levels ( I am currently on Gold level ) and it does take time to climb up. Since then, I have earned 3,634 points, 2,197 Merits and no cash. There are tons of prizes you can get, mostly on Amazon , by using your points or earned cash. From surveys to polls to games to other ways to earn points, Points2Shop is not a bad place at all. Sometimes what you order may not be available. If your order gets cancelled, you will get an explanation why.
 

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I have been a member of Points2Shop for 10 months and 14 days now and I love it. They do have levels ( I am currently on Gold level ) and it does take time to climb up. Since then, I have earned 3,634 points, 2,197 Merits and no cash. There are tons of prizes you can get, mostly on Amazon, by using your points or earned cash. From surveys to polls to games to other ways to earn points, Points2Shop is not a bad place at all. Sometimes what you order may not be available. If your order gets cancelled, you will get an explanation why.
I just find it very hard to navigate :( Do you have a daily routine, or routine there? Im looking around to find my level, I didnt even know they had them, I think Im still a new user even after 8 years
 

Cassandra

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I just find it very hard to navigate :(Do you have a daily routine, or routine there? Im looking around to find my level, I didnt even know they had them, I think Im still a new user even after 8 years
Go to your profile on Points2Shop. The single human looking icon on the page. When you click it, you will see the word "Account". Directly under , you will see 'Your Profile. Click your profile and you will see all of your Merit Achievements and the points per merit you were rewarded, including what level you are on.
I hope this helps you find what you are looking for.
 
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i had to make a new account because it didn't recognized my info. and when i needed help back in oct/2017 they helped me and answered my questions. i just going to have to start as a new member. as long as i make some money i don't mind.
 

jebcas

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Jun 22, 2018
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i haven't used this website before but from all the reviews that i have earned about it, i don't think i want to really join this particular website either. It really looks unprofessional and shady, and really, i have been through a lot of survey sites to know it. i also don't really like survey sites, and this particular website just makes me detest it more. i do appreciate legit websites for survey but really, i'm not sure about this one either. i hope it makes good bucks at least?
 

metsrock69

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I have been a member of points2shop for almost 3 years now. I currently have 1483 points ,$6.76 in cash and 4651 merits . I think merits are used for teams and what ever team has the most merits gets rewarded some how. I never did this. I also got a one dollar bill in the mail as my first cashout. It was only available as a one time offer. I have redeemed a $4.00 paypal cashout and redeemed a few different giftcards since being here. I am not really active but I am starting to be in the recent months.
 

msmoneybags

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If anyone has any tips for this site Id love to hear them! Im not that into surveys and that seems to be 90% of the ways to earn there
 

Cassandra

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If anyone has any tips for this site Id love to hear them! Im not that into surveys and that seems to be 90% of the ways to earn there
There are more than surveys to Points2Shop. You can play games, too. Check out the site and see if there is anything that you would be interested in.
 

msmoneybags

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There are more than surveys to Points2Shop. You can play games, too. Check out the site and see if there is anything that you would be interested in.
Cassandra I was hoping for specifics :) Like when you log in, what is your daily routine?
I know they have a couple games,
For instance Spin2win in order to spin BUT you have to earn 50c first
They have TriPeaks Solitaire, BUT you have to pay to play if you want to win a prize
 
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Hi, i'm just getting started with this, and I don't have any experience with this, this is just an experimental thing i'm gonna start with. Just came to comment here my early experience as a new user. I still don't earn any money, i'm just completing surveys (like this thing i am doing) and collecting points to do so.
If anyone have some experience, some trick that can help me to get some money, I will be so gratefull.
I am from paraguay, so my english can be strange for you.
I'm gonna still in this, and i'm gonna see what happens.
 
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Kelseyk

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Jun 10, 2018
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I personally haven't used points2shop, but judging by the reviews I'm pretty glad that I haven't. It seems like such a waste of time. I've tried other sites that were just about the same, at least from what I've read in the reviews and I was completely disgusted that the people have such little respect for other people's time and are okay just scanning people like that. There is no more decency in the works these days. Most survey sites seem to be faulty in some way or another either scamming or you don't ever qualify for the surveys in order to earn the points to get paid in the first place. But i keep trying different sites because I'm really hurting for cash and anything helps I guess.
 

msmoneybags

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I personally haven't used points2shop, but judging by the reviews I'm pretty glad that I haven't. It seems like such a waste of time. I've tried other sites that were just about the same, at least from what I've read in the reviews and I was completely disgusted that the people have such little respect for other people's time and are okay just scanning people like that. There is no more decency in the works these days. Most survey sites seem to be faulty in some way or another either scamming or you don't ever qualify for the surveys in order to earn the points to get paid in the first place. But i keep trying different sites because I'm really hurting for cash and anything helps I guess.
Id suggest that if a site looks like something you might like, to sign up and check for yourself. For instance Im a member of Gifthulk and have been for many many years, and I have never had a problem with them, I have always received my payments, but if you talk to 7 out of 10 people they hate it, they dont get their payments, there are a few other sites others have said they hated that I ended up liking. Doesnt cost anything to sign up and check it out :) And always do some investigating of all sites
 
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damjan

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I have been using this site for 2 days now, I am a new member. I have quite a low experience on this site, but so far I've found this site as quite awesome.. By now, I have earned 655 points, and still earning more. I'm quite interested in earning more points, which can be earned from completing surveys, completing tasks, downloading apps and even reffering your friends. I would reccomend this site to anyone who is interested in earning some points to get cool prizes and rewards..
 

tatalugaa

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Jun 28, 2018
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I have been a member of Points2Shop for 10 months and 14 days now and I love it. They do have levels ( I am currently on Gold level ) and it does take time to climb up. Since then, I have earned 3,634 points, 2,197 Merits and no cash. There are tons of prizes you can get, mostly on Amazon , by using your points or earned cash. From surveys to polls to games to other ways to earn points, Points2Shop is not a bad place at all. Sometimes what you order may not be available. If your order gets cancelled, you will get an explanation why.
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msmoneybags

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So a month ago I was saying I didnt like the site, Ive spent some time there, and actually cashed out twice now, it may be my imagination but the surveys seem easier for me to complete. I still find the site hard to navigate, but Im liking it more