Ok, so I said in my update I was too tired to blog. Apparently not as tired as I thought because I decided I wanted to share this.
When I got the Nexercise app. (a fitness incentive game) it had a thing on it called mPOINTS. Basically, every time you exercise (or watch in app ads or participate in their in app surveys--the videos and surveys are optional) you can accrue mPoints. What do these mPOINTS go toward? They go toward getting a gift card for things like iTunes, Walmart, Target and so forth. They also go toward getting a prize but personally I'd go for the gift card. In fact, I decided to start off trying to work toward an iTunes card since I'm always buying music and, now, apps.
At first, I thought that the mPOINTS was something that only Nexercise did. But then I realized that mPOINTS was an app inside an app. I had to sign up for the mPoints like I did Nexercise.
This led me to try to find the mPOINTS website. I did find it, and low and behold there are other apps that offer mPOINTS. So, if you would use these apps, anyway, they might be worth checking out.
It may be a good idea, however, to use a "throw away" email address for logging into these particular apps. because they may use it to spam the heck out of you.
Lists of apps available that use mPOINTS:
New England Patriots
LiveStrong Calorie Tracker (free)
Scramble With Friends
The Weather Channel
MMA Underground Lite
New England Patriots
Scramble with Friends
I found out that even though this is the list given on the mPOINTS website, it is not a complete list. Any app developer can work with the mPOINTS company to implement this service within their app.
Also, please note that there are a lot of ads that come up but I don't believe you have to participate and accept points for them all. There is usually a link to click on at the bottom that says something like return to points or something. I'll have to look it up. I'm still new at using this app.
If there is someone reading this who is a user of mPOINTS AND has redeemed their gift card or prize please let me know in the comments section how that was carried out--what information was necessary to give, how it had to be given, etc., etc.
Just in case--No, I don't work for mPoints and I don't work for Nexercise or any of these companies, either. I just thought this was kind of a win-win with real-world rewards. They get their advertisements viewed while I (or you) get a gift card AND if Nexercise is used, the reward of good health is thrown in, too.
Also, on a side-note, for Nexercise you get more points for adding friends and doing "mob" exercising, that is, exercising all at the same time of day regardless of the distance between each other. However, I found that one can only add people via Facebook, Twitter, or in-phone texting. I only use my iPhone for the apps and don't actually have a phone account for it and I loathe both Facebook and Twitter. Oh, well. C'est la vie.
So, what do you guys think? Would you use something like mPOINTS or do you think you get bombarded enough with advertising that it isn't worth it?