I finally made it! It took a while, but earning points for cash is easy with AchieveMint. You're already working out, so once you have your Fitbit or other fitness tracker synced with the site, you're all set. Earning enough points to cash out with AchieveMint doesn't happen overnight, but it doesn't take any extra effort to do, so just let those points accumulate every day and get a nice surprise when you see you've reached enough to cash in for your $50 gift card.
In addition to getting points for the steps and miles you accumulate with your Fitbit (or whatever device you're using), you can also get more points every day by:
- Linking your Twitter account (5 pts)
- Tracking your food intake (30 pts x 3 meals)
- Tracking your sleep (20 pts)
- Weighing yourself (10 pts)
That's an extra 125 points every day, which is probably more than you'll get by walking or jogging, so you'll be racking up those points even if you don't work out!
I weigh myself every morning and record it on both the Fitbit site and Walgreens (Here's how you can earn with Walgreens too).
I enter my food intake on MyFitnessPal and have it linked to AchieveMint. Since I have regular meals saved, it only takes seconds a day to do. I'm not monitoring calories or anything, but I make sure to make at least three entries a day, which might just be breakfast, a snack, and a drink. You can add every meal and snack, but you only get credit for three entries at 30 points each, so I'm not a stickler about entering every bite that I put into my mouth.
Once you link your Twitter account, AchieveMint will automatically send one tweet every day, so you don't have to do anything else to that.
I don't know about other fitness trackers, but just push the button to start sleep tracking on your Fitbit when you go to bed, then just push it again when you wake up. It will automatically send that info to AchieveMint for 20 points every day.
It might take months to make enough to cash out, but it's pretty mindless and takes no extra time at all. If you link the accounts as I have above, you're pretty much done other than the few seconds it takes to enter your food, but for 90 points to do that daily, I think it's worth it.
I'm averaging about 200 points a day, so if you do the things I mentioned above, it should take about 250 days to earn the 50,000 points to cash out for your $50 gift card. That seems like a long time, but I treat it as found money and when it comes in, I'll treat myself to something for my efforts.
What will you treat yourself to?
~ Marie Anne