March 23, 2012

Financing My Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes: Earning Money Online ~ MyPoints Introduction

For years I did MyPoints to earn free CVS gift cards, but earlier this year in an effort to save my time online for posting at Simply CVS I quit doing it, but have recently begun to use them again to earn more for my Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and wanted to share with you what you can do to earn points at MyPoints.

From their website:
  • Earn Points for doing what you already do online: shopping, reading emails, playing games, searching the web, taking surveys, and more!
    • The more you do, the more Points you'll earn.
  • Shop or Book Travel
    • All the stores and brands you already love and trust are in one place, making shopping, booking travel and earning Points a breeze.
    • Find the best products, prices and deals.
  • Redeem Rewards
    • Use your Points to get gift cards for nearly 100 different stores and restaurants -- or enjoy gas cards, airline miles and hotel discounts. You pick the rewards you want.
    • Gift cards are quickly delivered to your door, free of charge
One of the main ways to earn MyPoints points is thru reading emails.  Before you sign up it is a good idea to get a junk email if you don't already have one.  Use this email for your MyPoints' account so the emails don't fill your inbox.  You earn points for just opening up emails and going to the sponsor site--5 points each--and often there are extra points if you take advantage of an offer (usually free offers).  Be sure when you sign up that you mark you want to receive bonus emails.

It takes 700 points for a $5 CVS gift card--other gift cards cost less, some cost more.  I have read of many reports of people getting a $50 gift card of one type or another monthly from MyPoints;  I think I got about $10 every other month--but that means another Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift packed.  They offer Gift Cards from 75 different merchants.
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