MyPoints Reviews and Features

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Minimum of 700 points ($5) required for rewards redemption.

MyPoints is a popular rewards website that was established in 1996. It’s one of the original cashback websites and is still going strong.

MyPoints is a rewards program website where members can collect reward Points by making online purchases from thousands of retailers, take surveys, watch videos and more. It is also a website that offers many other ways of collecting incentives for great gifts. These points can be exchanged for rewards worth up to 40% of your purchase.

It is also a website that offers many other ways of collecting incentives for great gifts, including taking surveys, watching videos and more With MyPoints, earn rewards for doing what you already do online!

How MyPoints Works

If you're wondering, 'how does MyPoints work?' the answer is simple. First off, it’s free to sign up for MyPoints. Simply enter your email address and desired password on its home page to begin the registration process. Once you’ve completed your profile, you’re free to begin earning points, which can ultimately be exchanged for rewards.

There are a variety of different activities you can complete to earn points (listed below), however the quickest way to earn points is by shopping with one of MyPoints’ 1,900 retail partners. Simply navigate to the retailer’s website via the link on the MyPoints website. When you do this and complete a purchase, points will be automatically added to your MyPoints wallet.

Because there are so many well-known online retailers paired with MyPoints that it’s worth checking this website every time you’re about to shop online. If the online retailer you’re planning to shop with is a MyPoints partner, you might as well earn some points, simply by clicking through to the store's website via your MyPoints account.

The amount of points you earn will usually be dependent on the amount you spend with the retailer. Most deals reward you as a percentage of your overall spending (up to 40%).

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Payment and Rewards

Fast Registration

Registration is quick and easy for MyPoints - just click the join now button and fill out the information required. For ultimate convenience, download the mobile app (available for iPhone only). Don’t forget to take advantage of collecting 100 Points when you first download your MyPoints balance.

Sign-up bonus

New members of MyPoints will receive a bonus of $5-10 sign up bonus, just for joining and taking a few surveys. You’ll be rewarded with 100 points just for downloading the MyPoints mobile app.

What’s more, if you spend $20 with one of MyPoints’ retail partners within 30 days of signing up, you’ll be rewarded with a $10 Visa gift card or a $10 Amazon voucher.

Referral bonuses

MyPoints has one of the most generous referral bonus systems out of all the cashback websites.

  • You’ll receive 25 points when someone joins through your referral link.
  • You’ll earn 750 points when your referral makes a purchase of $20 or more within 30 days of signing up.
  • You’ll earn 10% of all points earned by your referrals for life, as a thank you for suggesting MyPoints to them.

Great Rewards

Accumulate points by taking surveys, playing games, watching videos, and more. Redeem your points for the following:

  • Gift Cards: minimum 700 Points ($5) required. Redeem your points for a wide variety of gift cards such as Walmart, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, JC Penny, and more. (*Note that not all gift cards are available in Canada)
  • Cash: deposit your points directly into your PayPal account
  • Travel Miles: add travel miles to your United MileagePlus account.
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Community Features

Earn MyPoints, Quick!

As well as shopping with MyPoints retail partners there are a wide variety of ways for participants to build up their points. You can earn additional points by:

  • MyPoints Surveys: take online surveys and earn extra Points (up to 400), make sure to keep your profile updated and check the “surveyzone” daily for new surveys. Also receive points every time you're disqualified from a survey.
  • Refer-a-Friend: receive 25 Points each time you successfully refer a friend to the MyPoints program - and even more when they spend money with MyPoints retail partners.
  • MyPoints Games: choose between a dozen different games where you can collect 5-10 points for playing. There are even slot machine games where you could win big!
  • Printing coupons: earn 10 points for each coupon you print and redeem! The more you print, the more you earn. Print and redeem 10-15 coupons in a month and earn 25 Bonus Points. Print and redeem 16 or more coupons in a month and earn 50 Bonus Points.
  • Videos: earn one Point for each video you watch! Watch anything from entertainment to health and wellness videos that are up to date and interesting.
  • Read Email: read your Bonus mail and gain 5 points just for clicking!
  • Local Deals: earn points per dollar for your Groupon and LivingSocial goods and voucher purchases
  • Browser Extension: get alerts and coupons for MyPoints partners with their browser extension so you don’t miss out on shopping points.
  • MyPoints Search and Earn: use the search tool located the website to get a chance to earn free points.
  • MyPoints mobile app: Download the MyPoints app onto your mobile device and you’ll be rewarded with 100 points for doing so.

Shop and Spend $20, Earn Back $10

MyPoints offers a wide library of shopping for users and a bonus for new members. Spend $20 or more receive a $10 balance in your account (equivalent to 1,750 Points)! Note that this offer only applies within the first 30 days of membership. Check out the wide variety of products and services listed on MyPoints. They have local deals (Groupon), goods available and even a travel section. The best part is that each purchase you make will have bonus Points attached!

Is MyPoints Legit?

MyPoints started back in 1996 and currently has over 10 million members. These members have redeemed over 235 million dollars in cash and gift cards! Between its 20+ year history, millions of members and millions of dollars in payments, MyPoints is not a scam and legitimate. As with any program however, success with the program may vary from person to person.

Eligibility: United States and Canadian residents only.

Joining Bonus! MyPoints is currently offering a $5 sign up bonus to new members who take 5 surveys. » Click here to claim your bonus!

MyPoints Reviews (203)

5 Star Reviews (46) 22.7
4 Star Reviews (30) 14.8
3 Star Reviews (11) 5.4
2 Star Reviews (25) 12.3
1 Star Reviews (91) 44.8

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They Cheat You Out of Points

April 20, 2022 by Carlos from United States

I have been a member of Mypoints since 2011, but I am thinking about cancelling. They owe me over 5,500 points from various surveys and in home testing of products that they didn’t credit to my account. Not only that, but their customer service ticketing system is a joke. They haven’t even answered tickets in the last month. I can’t even get an update on the status of my open tickets.

Also, don’t even think about trying to earn points by shopping through their links. I have never once received the points without playing email tag with them. Finally, I stopped using their links completely because it wasn’t worth the trouble.
Bottom line: avoid them. They cheat you out of points every which way they can, and their customer service is a joke.

Update:April 2022

This site used to be decent, and I have been a member for over a decade, but I have about had it with them. They hardly ever credit offers anymore without badgering customer service with multiple emails, and even then sometimes they won’t pay. They still owe me over $50 for offers alone. Oh, and customer service? They don’t answer requests. At all. Of any kind. They have cut down the number of points you get for submitting receipts, and they have also cut down on the number of points surveys pay out. Speaking of surveys, sometimes they don’t credit to your account even if you can manage to complete one before some type of glitch or error happens. These people are awful, borderline criminal, and need to be out of the survey business completely.

This used to be legit . . .

January 16, 2022 by Jill from United States

Though it took a long time to accumulate points, MyPoints used to be legitimate website/app. I put up with all the technical issues and bugs, since they'd come and go. What I cannot abide any more is being completely ignored. In November 2021, I participated in 2 very high point Bonusmail offers, as well as several online purchases via their portal. There was never any acknowledgement from MyPoints, so nothing on my Activity Log to open a ticket. I sent several requests (with screenshots for proof) throughout Nov/Dec. Suddenly, a January software update allowed visibility to website visits for the purchases, so I opened tickets for them via the Activity Log. Nothing yet has been acknowledged by MyPoints!

Enough is enough. I give up!

Worst site

September 19, 2021 by kim from United States

i have been a member since 2007. Now with covid and all the stress in general, decided to block my survey access. I have done nothing wrong. They said my answers were inconsistent but it was a bot. I believe that there is something wrong on their end. This is the second time that they did this. The first time was almost 8 months ago and I begged them to reinstate me but I am done. They don't even seem to care that I was a member for over 10 years. Also, they offer points for shopping and almost never credit for that.

Long frustrating experience

August 25, 2021 by Dr Pamela from United States

Of all survey groups, I was with MyPoints the longest, since 1996, almost at their inception. Over the years, many click-through purchases were not credited, and it was a lot of work to keep up. Over the last year, it was increasingly frustrating to be not credited for even simple grocery purchases through receipts: for example, there would be only two qualifying items on a receipt, and their system would credit only one or neither. I fought for over 8 months about restoring my account, which I accidentally deleted, even though I clicked through while logged in on my spouse's account. I also fought with them (still unresolved) about the inability to purchase gift cards, without warning or explanation. But now, they have deactivated my account entirely, without warning or explanation. I was very highly critical of their receipt-reading flaws, but really, if that's why they got rid of me, do I really need them anyway?

Not recommended

August 12, 2021 by Christy from United States

Closed my account two days after redemption for my first reward. Similar comments made regarding this on other sites and here.