The Miles App: Free Points For Moving

I’m going to start out with a warning: This app launched within the past few days has proven to be so popular in its first day or two that it is not acting particularly stably. It may take you a few tries to get  in.



Yes, I’m earning points!

\Well, they’ve finally done it: Created an app that rewards you just for moving. It has the somewhat annoying name of “Miles” and rewards you based on how many miles you travel. It encourages “greener” travel, so you get a multiplier based on your mode of transportation. Walking gets you a 10X multiplier. A train is 5X.  A plane is only 0.1X. You get the picture.

The “killer app” to the app is that you don’t need to launch it while you travel. If you give it location access, it’ll run in the background. The user data is supposedly anonymous, although it may give you offers based on what it calls a “predictive marketing IT platform.” I haven’t noticed any measurable impact on my battery. The other option, of course, is that you can shut off the location tracker, but you’ll have to launch it each time you go anywhere.

Obviously, this platform is less about environmental causes and more about gathering consumer data. If you are of the mindset that an app knowing your location is not a big deal, you can sign up here (on your phone) and get 2,000 points, which is enough for a $5 gift card at a few retailers, including Starbucks and Target. I do receive 1,000 points per referral, so I appreciate your using my link.

The app has been somewhat “volatile” the past few days, as it just launched, so you may have to be patient.

It’s July, Get Ready For Recyclebank.

Recyclebank is the definition of free points. It’s based on trying to get consumers to be more environmentally friendly and gives you points for clicking on links, reading articles, etc. The prizes aren’t too great, but who couldn’t use a free magazine or local discount every now and then?

Each month, Recyclebank adds new offers for more points, so if you haven’t visited yet in June, now is a good time to do so.

reat, but who couldn’t use a free magazine or local discount every now and then?

Each month, Recyclebank adds new offers for more points, so if you haven’t visited yet in July, now is a good time to do so.

Kellogg’s Family Rewards: Check Your Email

Check your email for one from Kellogg’s Family Rewards for a link offering 100 points.

That’s all for today. Thanks for playing.

Disney Movie Rewards Challenge: Five Free Points

It’s that time of the week again, when Disney Movie Rewards posts new trivia questions. They do so every two weeks, and answering the questions, whether you get them right or not, will earn you five Disney Movie Rewards points. Enjoy!

Disney Movie Rewards: Free Monthly Points

Yesterday, Disney Movie Rewards sent out its monthly newsletter and, as usual, at the bottom, there was a link to pick up some free points. The links are definitely going out later in the month and the numbers are getting smaller (I only got four.), but free points are better than no free points. Check your email.

Disney Movie Rewards: Up To 15 Points

Disney Movie Rewards is starting to drive me a bit nuts, with quizzes seeming to come and go.

This week’s quiz can be found here, but if you change the two digits at the end to 79 after you complete it, you’ll get another five points. Then, change it to 78 and you’ll be eligible for five more.

Depending on when you did your last quiz, you may be able to get 15 points.

Out of Office Notice

See you in mid-July!

Kellogg’s Family Rewards: 200 Free Points

I have yet to figure out why Kellogg’s Family Rewards keeps sending me free points. I don’t buy their products. It should be obvious to them from the action on my account that I’m a bad bet.

Still, free points are free points. Check your email for one from KFR, offering you 200 points just to log in. They add up. I’m over 40,000 points now.


Kellogg’s Family Rewards: 100 Free Points (Hidden)

The other day, I got an email from Kellogg’s Family Rewards telling me that I could enter a sweepstakes to win $1,000. You probably got one, too. I usually ignore those, but I opened this one.

Glad I did. There is a link on the page for 100 free points. It’s not much, but it’s worth opening the email, at least.

Coca-Cola Offers And Sweepstakes

Last year, My Coke Rewards died a slow and painful death. It was replaced by its lesser progeny, which I simply call Coca-Cola Offers.

Every once in a while, a good one pops up. I have gotten an uncountable (okay, 5) number of movie tickets from them by doing little to nothing. Those good ones are often related to a sweepstakes. Although the offer reads that you need to enter a cap code for an entry, you usually don’t. Read through the T&C and look for the alternate method of entry. Normally, it will let you click through, sometimes up to 10 times per day, and have a possibility at an instant win without any cost, caps or otherwise.

The more you know.