August 7, 2002 · 0 comments

PointPool Program Review – Note: Site shut down in 2007; see my post here.

Please click here to join.

Date Launched: Unsure
Reward Per Dollar Spent: Varies
Minimum to Redeem: 975 for a coupon book; 1,500 for GCs; 2000 for magazines
Prizes Offered: GCs, PayPal, magazine subscriptions
Full Prize List: http://www.pointpool.com/spend_alpha.asp
Earn Points For: Shopping, signups, website visits, referrals
Participating Merchants List: http://www.pointpool.com/earnon_alpha.asp

Limit One Account Per: Individual 13 years or older, with unique email address

Dollar Value of a Point: Approximately $0.004545 for $25 GCs (slightly higher for Shell GC); $0.003636 for $20 PayPal; $0.0045 for cheapest magazines
Daily “Free” Points: About 8
Value of those Free Points: About 3.6 cents per day

Common Rewards for Shopping and their % Equivalents (note: calculated including the current 35% bonus):
3 Points Per Dollar = 1.84%
5 Points Per Dollar = 3.07%
7 Points Per Dollar = 4.30%
10 Points Per Dollar = 6.14%
12 Points Per Dollar = 7.36%
15 Points Per Dollar = 9.20%

Notes: (1) Receive a 200 point bitcard (a code you use to deposit 200 points back into your account) with every magazine or GC redemption
(2) Some daily site visit points are hidden; either check unmarked links to see if you receive credit or sign up for our trivia email for the daily links
(3) Currently PointPool is offering 35% bonus on shopping offers in addition to their stated rates
Related Articles: PointPool Eliminates Free Points for Site Visits, Daily Trivia Answers in Your Inbox, 2005 Shopping Rebate Comparison, PointPool Promises Improvements, 2004 Year in Review, PointPool Reduces Value of Bitcards Free with Redemption, 2004 Shopping Rebate Comparison, PointPool Begins Sending Paid Emails

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