If you have not heard of MyPoints, you are missing out on a good thing. MyPoints is a program that gives you points for reading emails from them; that’s all. They don’t require you to buy anything, try anything or sign up for anything. Each email that you get is worth 5 points, and you get a from none to a few a day. Of course, you can shop through their portal and earn points for every dollar you spend, and the retailers are ones that you are going to buy from anyway. I have been a member since 1998 and have earned over 24137 points since then. Sure, it’s a slow process…it takes a while for the points to add up. But combine the emails you get with some purchases, and the balance goes up pretty quickly. Over the years I have redeemed the points for:
2 $75 gift certificates to our favorite resort in Palm Springs, CA – The Hyatt Indian Wells
2 Gift certificates for AMC theatres, each good for 2 people, 2 drinks and 2 popcorns
1 $15 gift certificate to Starbucks
1 $25 gift certificate to The Gap.
Total redeemed reward value: $250 just for reading a few emails over the years. And that is without redeeming anything in the past year, as I have been saving the points up for a bigger reward. I have not found that they sell your information, but just in case they ever did, I am signed up under my “misc” email account that is not my main account. That way, I can cancel the account if the spam ever got too high, but after all these years, it still has not.
Anyway, just thought I would mention it to anyone that was looking for a good email reward program, as it has paid nicely for me over the years!