Tuesday, August 14, 2012

mypoints free and fun

One thing I love to do is browse internet sales and occasionally purchase something that is an awesome deal, taking advantage of any bonuses, extra coupons, or rewards-earning opportunities.  A great way I have discovered to do this is through using mypoints.com 

I was first introduced to this site as a rewards option through completing surveys and reviews for BzzAgent (BzzReports, etc.).  I wasn't familiar with the concept originally and I confess I ignored my first few mypoints rewards (grrr!!! dumb!!!).   Then I checked it out thoroughly and registered for an account.  It was a basic registration - pick an email address and password, enter your real first and last name, and mailing address.  I was a little leery of the mailing address, but I don't think I have had any spam associated with them and I only get about an average of three mypoints emails per month by not signing up for the daily deals alerts.

Anyways, by earning mypoints rewards through BzzAgent, answering occasional surveys, and purchasing occasional products by linking to the company's website via the mypoints site, I have earned various gift certificate rewards that I have put to good (FUN) use.

I have earned since 2009 (keep in mind that I purchase something online on average once per month):

- $50 in Williams-Sonoma gift cards 
- $125 in Macy's gift cards 

These cards physically arrived in the mail to my house about three to four weeks after requesting them and I was able to use both for online purchases via mypoints to earn rewards again on their value. It is an American website, but they still sent my rewards to Canada no problem and most companies associated with their site offer Canadian shipping if you do not have an American address you can use.  Unfortunately, the Canadian shipping on some sites is a total rip-off, so you do need to do your due diligence and remember to think of duty/customs/HST/GST.  But if you're a smart shopper, you can certainly get good deals via mypoints.com and I recommend it.

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