I guess the saying that first impression matters is truly reasonable. As my first impression of this site isn’t a very nice one, as I had a very bad experience with it from the very beginning, will elaborate on this at the end of this post, so keep reading to find out what happened. I had to sign up with this website in order to be able to give you an in depth review and user experience to help you decide if point2shop is scam or if it’s legit.
So Let’s get started!
WHAT IS POINT2SHOP?
Point to shop is one of the largest free reward program that allows you to earn points and cash with online activities. These activities include completing surveys, taking offers, playing games, shopping and watching videos.
Completing surveys: this site presents you a lot of partner companies that presents you with different surveys, and you have to fill in a demographics and then they find you surveys to fill, along the line you might be disqualified for particular survey if you don’t meet up with what they want. If you are lucky you will be informed from onset that you are not qualified for a particular survey, but if not you might have gone half-way through and be told you are not qualified and will be shown another type of survey to complete if you choose to.
Offers: there are also different kinds of offers from member companies, Some of these offers are free while some you have to pay money or deposit to complete them, the trial offers will require your credit card details, as some of them are on monthly subscription basis, and you will be charged if you do not cancel at the appropriate time.
Games: there are also different types of games available, both from point2shop platform and partner sites, to play any of the game to win points, you have to first deposit some points then play the game with another member and who ever wins, takes the money. The only one you can play as a newbie is free and there are no points awarded, as this is just to help you get used to the playing game environment at point2shop platform. You must attain a certain level in the system to qualify to play this games and they are played between two members. Other partner games you have to install and then play to a certain level before you can be credited with points.
Shopping: when you have earned points, you can choose to use it to buy things from the listed retailers they partner with or do your normal shopping through their links, provided the retailer is partnered with them and you might qualify for a cash back on some items.
HOW DOES POINT2SHOP WORK:
Earn Points: Upon signing up as a new member, you get a very welcoming message from the admin that welcomes you and then directs you on how to get started at the main offer area. You enter the main offer area, where you see the symbols representing all the functions available to you on the platform and through which you navigate to which ever section you want to visit at a time. The first symbol is the earning area, which when clicked on takes you to the different offers available from different partners, starting with the best offer option, this is an offer that has been specifically selected for you as the best to start with. But it’s up to you to decide if it’s what you want or not, and if not you go ahead to select which other offer you want. There are numerous offers from partner sites you might not even get to view all. The more offers you complete, the more points you get, then you start moving to the honor levels.
Honour levels: There are 7 honor levels involved in this system namely the bronze, silver, the gold, platinum, Elite, Diamond and then Legend. Starting out as a newbie you must first complete a primary task set out for you, then take offers before you can move to the next level which is the bronze. So applies for every of the levels. Once you attain each level, then the offers and every other thing attainable in that level will be unlocked. Note that with each level comes new tasks and more offer limits to be met. There is also Promoter membership, unlike the other honors level, this has to do with the number of referrals you can bring, the more people you introduce the better chances you have at getting to be a promoter and earn more money.
Rewards: to obtain your first reward, you must have moved from the user mode to the first honorary level which is the bronze and been active for at least 2 months. There are various ways you can redeem your points, you can use them to shop online, you choose what you want within the provided items in the site or from their retail partners, then place your order, after which point2shop takes care of the payment and delivery of the product to you, while the points will be taken from your account.
Alternatively you can choose to be paid in cash or gift cards and you select which method you want, ranging from amazon gift cards, games gift cards, such as xbox 360, world of war craft, Nintendo.e.t.c., Retail gift card such as Argos, iTunes, toys R us.e.etc. at different prices with different amount of points. Or cash payments to your PayPal account or a cheque payment ( this method valid to only USA members as at the time of this post). You can also donate your points to causes, as members are allowed to create genuine causes and when a certain amount of money is generates through these points, it will be given to the said cause.
Contests/Lottery draws: There different contests available, from individual ones like the daily surveys, completion, high value and refferal contests and the team merit contests. At the end of each contest, the winner (s) earns a given amount of cash. There is also a weekly lottery draw, and to qualify for these draws, you have to earn tokens from the spin2win popups you get when completing an offer, and this can come as either cash or more lottery tickets.
It is free to join point2shop, all you need to do is register by providing an email, setting your password and choosing an username, once done, an account will be created for you, and you are good to go.
FRIEND REFFERAL SCHEME
You also get the chance to earn money by introducing friends and families to join, and for every refferal that joins and completes $3 worth of survey, your account will automatically be credited with $3 and you also get to earn 15% of what they earn in surveys for a lifetime.
- Free to join.
- Lots of offers to choose from.
- Mobile app, you can download and use at anytime and anywhere.
- Make little money.
- You don’t get paid until you reach bronze level which takes about two months to attain.
- Aside taking offers, you must complete tasks set out by points2shop before you can move up an honor level.
- Most unpaid offers are surveys.
- You don’t qualify for most surveys even after spending some time in completing them half-way through.
- Navigating through the site is very tedious.
- To qualify for points in partner game offers, you must attain certain levels.
- Spend hours and make peanuts.
My first impression of point2shop wasn’t really a good one as the first offer I was presented as the best offer for me was a survey, had to fill in my demographics and take the survey, upon completion when I clicked to end, I was presented with a page error, and even though it was acknowledged that I completed the survey, I never got paid for it. Nonetheless, I continued my use of this site to get accurate knowledge on how things really work. Though there has been a lot of complaint from users of being banned, or account getting blocked and tagged cheaters, coupled with more negative reviews to positive ones more recently, I won’t say it’s a scam, but it really takes so much hard work to earn too little. So even though I do not see it as a scam site, I do not recommend it to anyone as there are other sites such as swagbucks or OhMyDosh that you can benefit more from and even have fun doing so.
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