- Jun 14, 2018
Whenever I talk to people who have made GPT and paid survey sites their source of an extra income, one of the biggest concerns they raise is the potential for identity theft, along with general privacy invasion. It’s a perfectly understandable issue. After all, you’re asked some really personal questions in the pre-survey questionnaire alone to determine qualification. Almost all sites also encourage a thorough profile taking so they can know if you’re the target demographic of certain survey partners.
In this PointsPrizes review, I aim to underline the importance of user privacy (a very big issue today) via its platform. Of course, the bottom line would still be if it’s a legit one or a potential scam, and if PointsPrizes is something I would actually recommend to others.
What’s it all about?
It’s an online rewards site with an emphasis on surveys and small tasks for users. In one of the FAQs, PointsPrizes calls itself “a casual site, for casual users to earn free gift cards and other prizes.”
One thing I immediately noticed about PointsPrizes is its focus on being an authentic GPT site, as well as on how they value user security and anonymity (they explain these issues in detail here and here). PointsPrizes does not even require accounts to have passwords, citing several instances of data breaches and hacking of different apps and sites in recent years. They explained how they do not want to ask for sensitive data from their users beyond a verifiable email address because of this.
Is it a new site?
It’s pretty new, given that PointsPrizes was established in 2016 in France. Most GPT sites have been around for over a decade at least. Normally, I would be pretty suspicious of newer sites, but there’s something about this one that makes me think it’s trustworthy.
Its being a new site also makes for a refreshing break from other wordier GPTs that over-promise using industry jargon that doesn’t really explain what they are all about. PointsPrizes, on the other hand, offers a series of FAQ “articles” patiently addressing all kinds of questions and concerns - from how they “can afford to pay so much to its users”, to presenting detailed evidence of what makes them legit, through to the usual concerns of paid survey and GPT sites, such as blocked access, how to earn points and referral programs.
Is signing up free?
Yes, there are no joining or maintenance fees required. You can, however, earn points via a referral system so every time someone you’ve referred signs up, you can immediately earn anywhere between 1 to 10 bonus points.
A special note: if you plan to redeem points via PayPal, use the same verified email address for signing up because that’s where the site will send your direct payment.
Will you get good extra income from it?
I would say there’s a good chance to earn some quick extra cash from PointsPrizes along with the potential to earn more long-term, given their good referral system that not only gives you immediate bonus points, but also the opportunity to get 10% of your referrals’ earnings once they complete tasks.
You can earn gift cards from Steam, PayPal, Amazon , iTunes, Netflix, and a host of other gaming, entertainment, home and electronics, fashion, travel, and food and groceries retailers. However, it is important to note that PointsPrizes gift codes are only valid in the US (with the exception of Steam).
How do I start earning?
As with many GPT sites, there’s a menu of different, doable tasks to accomplish here: Offer Walls, survey routers, viewing video ads, and even daily bonuses (there is a daily poll which can earn you 5 points right away). The PointsPrizes points generator is a good indication of how much you’ve earned thus far. To redeem a $20 gift card, you will need around 3000 points.
Of course, there’s always the referral program to earn some points passively, which I would highly recommend on this site, and on any other GPT sites for that matter.
How and how soon can I get paid?
As soon as you start earning points, you can claim the prize you want straight away. There’s a Claim Prizes tab on the site that indicates the value of the prize, which you can click on to “claim”. You’re allowed to monitor your prize delivery via the History tab, and if the status changes to “In Progress”, it means that PointsPrizes has already acknowledged your claim and it can no longer be cancelled. They will also tell you the ETA of your prize delivery.
So is PointsPrizes legit? I would say yes! In fact, they seem to really want to distance themselves from the scam GPTs proliferating online today and aim to “eliminate this harmful practice” by providing both a safe and an easy way to earn for their users. One of their FAQs expounds on their “total anonymity” policy where they don’t ask for personal details beyond an email address.
I’m really liking how this site acknowledges user questions and issues in a straightforward manner, so if you’re curious about anything, just take a look at their Help Center and you’re bound to get the kind of information you need.
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