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MyPoints.com Review

written by: Summer Banks•edited by: Laurie Patsalides•updated: 2/7/2009
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In a time when people have less money to spend and saving is the only option, Mypoints.com may be the perfect place for us all. This website offers a points based link between online retailers and the consumer.

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    You need to save more money. That is the consensus among financial advisors today, but how can a consumer save money when they are spending money on the things they need? MyPoints.com understands that fact and together with a huge list of online retailers, MyPoints.com plans on changing the way people spend by helping them save.

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    MyPoints.com Curb Appeal

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    At first glance, the MyPoints.com website looks clean and easy to understand. There are no overpowering flash ads, no banners to draw the eye and no HYPE, which can be a huge problem with many free websites. Once you sign up for the membership, however, this all changes. The website goes from a pleasant visage to an up seller. With each step of the registration process, more and more "free" offers were pushed. These offers included Publisher's Clearing House.

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    MyPoints.com Ease of Use

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    Once the registration process is complete, the consumer is free to shop around. There are two types of shopping that can be done to collect points. The first is more of a "try me" type of buy. These included book clubs, meat clubs and wine clubs. Clubs are not a savings to the consumer even if there are points accrued for every purchase.

    Aside from these small bits of annoyance, the website is relatively easy to use. The website is broken into several categories like New Businesses, Clothing, Department Stores, Megastores and Weddings, among others. There is a category for nearly every shopping need and all the user needs to do is click through the MyPoints.com portal and shop as usual to earn points.

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    MyPoints.com - Can You Really Earn Rewards?

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    There are some very real rewards available on the MyPoints.com website. The rewards are based on total points and will improve with the number of points cashed out. The best deals right now include a $25 iTunes Gift Card for 3,750 points and a $25 Starbucks card for 3,500 points.

    Earning points may not be as hard as some may think. For eBayers, signing up for MyPoints.com is a shoe in for free stuff. All the consumer has to do is click through the MyPoints.com website to eBay and every dollar will earn 2 points. This means for every $100 spent on eBay the MyPoints.com account will be credited 200 points. Over the course of time, this will add up and the user will earn free stuff!

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    MyPoints.com - Final Thoughts on Free

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    After signing up for MyPoints.com, the idea of spending the same money online only to earn free money back almost made me want to start spending more. But, after checking my credit card at the door, I decided to keep this website on my favorites and click through every time I decided to order a normal purchase online.






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