August 7, 2002 · 0 comments

MyPoints Program ReviewUpdated 10/07
Please click here to join MyPoints!

Date Launched: 1996
Reward Per Dollar Spent: Varies
Minimum to Redeem: 500 for charity or $5 Juno/Netzero code, 750 for other $5 GCs
Redeem Points For: GCs, Hilton HHonors Points, United Mileage Plus miles, charity
Earn Points For: Shopping, signups, website visits, surveys, referrals, reading email, applying for and using the MyPoints Rewards Visa card, occasional contests
Limit One Account Per: U.S. or Canadian resident 18 years or older, with unique email address
Dollar Value of a Point: Varies widely depending on redemption. Examples: $0.0077 ($25 Gap GC), $0.0071 ($25 Circuit City), or $0.0067 ($25 Walmart). Best $25 redemptions are 3250 pts.
Daily “Free” Points: About 2 paid emails per day for 5 points each, worth about 8 cents
Value of those Free Points: N/A (note: 5 point Bonus Mails are worth 4.2 cents)
Common Rewards for Shopping and their % Equivalents:
2 Points Per Dollar = 1.54%
3 Points Per Dollar = 2.31%
4 Points Per Dollar = 3.08%
250 Points = $1.92
500 Points = $3.85
750 Points = $5.77
1000 Points = $7.69
1. Accounts that are inactive for 12 months will be cancelled or disabled.
2. MyPoints ranked dead last in my 2006 Shopping Rebates Comparison Chart, with the lowest rebates overall out of 17 rewards programs reviewed.
3. Be sure to keep your confirmation email for shopping and signups; MP is notorious for “losing” these and requiring you to forward your copy.
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Like MyPoints? Similar programs include: Ebates, Jellyfish, and ClubMom.
updated 10/07

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