“ Your place on the web where you can earn points and shop in our shop. „
At first, it was really good- when I first joined. Recently, (towards the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014) they started to make MAJOR changes which has affected many site members- those who are not VIPs (VIPs need to pay £25 a month).They don't care about members loyalty. They are making changes in order to 'persuade' non-VIPs to BECOME VIPs. You may have heard a lot of negative things about them taking money from your bank account without telling you, or even when completing offers. DO NOT TRUST THEM. THEY ARE DECLINING
I have just been reading some other member`s reviews on Pointshop and many people do not rate the site very highly. Since the last reviews on Pointshop were written I think the site has improved. I joined Pointshop a few years ago and I admit that I was not impressed with it then. However I returned to it recently as I still had some points owed to me. I was surprised to see that I had enough points to apply for an amazon gift card for £5. I redeemed the points and the Gift Card was sent to me by email straight away, this is more than I can say for some rewards sites that keep you waiting for weeks.
I decide to give Pointshop another chance so I decided to spend a bit of time on the site to see how points could be made. Much the same as other reward sites they offer;
Paid to read emails
Cashback on shopping
Daily points for visiting websites
What struck me as being much different from any other reward site is that they offer their members a free Blog on their Pointblog site. You get paid generous points for writing short Blog posts and commenting on other members posts. You can write about whatever you wish to and you can add weblinks to other sites. However there do not seem to be many people on there at the moment as I don`t think Pointshop promote it much.
Through their points system I thought I would receive an electronic toothbrush for £1.00. This was in May. Still waiting for toothbrush AND they took out £45.00 from my account. WHY?? Please do not waste your money as they're going to rip you off!
AVOID pointshop AT ALL COSTS
I entered my details in order to try to win an iPad.
I had to complete 3 tasks, the first was to pay £1.00 for VIP membership. Just after entering my card details the site crashed. I couldn't be bothered starting again. Several days later i went to their site www.pointshop.co.uk and entered my email address and could not login. then i selected "forgotten password" and i was never sent an email reminder so i presumed the details hadn't gone through.......
..... and then 14 days later i get billed £45.00, they refuse to give a refund so now i will have to go through visa and try and get a refund that way.
if you want to loose £45.00 give it to charity, at least it will go to a needy cause rather than a greedy cause.
As for the points they offer, do the calcs and you will realise that they are worthless.
I only gave them a 1 star rating because i could not give zero, altho zero is too good for this company, a negative figure would be better.
I joined this site a few years ago when i came across it on another site i use. pointshop is a site where you can earn points for doing offers like: click campaigns,shopping, blogging and reading emails.. the sites design is green and has an easy lay out so its easy to navigate around. my favourite section of the site is where you earn points from blogging as you can blog about anything you like and earn from it. When i first joined the site I earned a lot of points quickly and spent them quickly too. however now I find there's a few draw backs to the site. I find it quite slow to earn points off and because of some of the sites partners when browsing through the shop a lot of it is written in German or French, a lot of the rewards now consist of adult themed items.
Im still an active member of the site as there's a few rewards that are high in points to purchase so i still visit the site regulary just not as much as I used to. I'd recommend this site if you have some spare time and are willing to put the effort in to earn the higher rewards.
thanks for reading my review
PointShop is baisically a website were people can do offers and earn points. When they have a certain number of points they can redeem for a range of prizes.
Registering is quite a lenghthy process you have to reply to your number guarantee your email gaurantee. Address guarantee takes the longest. This is too make sure you have more offers availible.
The offers are really boring and take ages to complete because they take you to several spammy partner sites. I usually just ignore these offers. The offers also take quite a while to approve.
You can earn 1 point by opening every PointShop email they send you and they do send you quite a lot of emails so maybe 7 points a week. Thats nothing though you need way more points to even get a lollypop.
You can also earn 1 point by taking the daily question. These are usually about random things. Daily clicks are another thing you can do. There are about 5 each day ranging from 1 to 3 points. Not alot.
As you can see so far this site pays literally nothing. I have been a member for a while now and all I can afford with my 380 points is maybe a lollypop? I have been a member for several months so it's just a wasted effort.
Don't waste your time on this site you will be payed beans for hours of hard work.
Pointshop.co.uk is a web site where you earn points and exchange them in the shop for gifts.
In order to accumulate your points and order from the shop you have to register and create an account. This is very simple and only takes a couple of minutes. All that's required is a valid e-mail address. Later on you will need to confirm a mobile phone number and your postal address in order to receive your gifts. Note that you will get points for doing this. Don't worry about submitting your mobile number here, I've not been showered with any spam at all.
Points can be obtained in numerous ways. Simply by visiting the home page, using it as your browser home page, opening newsletters and answering the question of the day all earn you points every single day.
The main way to obtain points is by doing the various campaigns on offer and initially there are lots to choose from. There are competitions to enter, newsletters to sign up to, questionnaires and surveys to complete and click campaigns where you get points simply by visiting specified web pages.
The click campaigns are the simplest method of earning points. However, the list does not get refilled. Once you navigate to a link it won't come back. At the time of writing they do add 5 new links a day, but this is subject to change.
Unfortunately many of the other campaigns can get messy. The competitions, questionnaires, newsletters and surveys all require you to register with a web site and then you start to get bombarded with junk e-mail and spam. For this reason I recommend you setup a new e-mail address just for this purpose. Many of the campaigns take you to the same web site so you don't get points from all of the campaigns. Some of the campaigns don't even work. You register and then get no points. This is frustrating. Also be aware that not all campaigns are free. Some require you pay for services in order to qualify for your points.
The FaceBook applications are a good way of getting points. Each one will get you about 30 points and there are lots to choose from. You obviously need a FaceBook account to do this, but anyone can set one up for free. Be aware that not all the applications work and many will start broadcasting message to your friends which can get annoying.
Another method of generating points is by making purchases on specified web sites; they call this PercentShopping. There is a long list of sites where, if you make a purchase, you will get points for every pound you spend. The list does contain some well-known sites like Tesco, Dell, The Bodyshop, Dabs and HMV so you should find some that you use. A point to note here is that you may have to be patient before you receive your points from PercentShopping. I had to wait 2 months before i got the points for my purchase from Dell.
An excellent feature of this site is the fact that you can earn points by blogging on its sister site pointblog.co.uk. if you link your account between the 2 sites then you get points by writing blogs and commenting on other blogs. This is great way to earn lots of points every day. I have written a separate review of this site.
The look of the site at first glance is quite pleasing, easy to use and simple to navigate. However, on closer inspection it does have one major flaw. The founders of the site are Scandinavian and the .co.uk site is obviously translated into English. Many of the translations are very poor with many spelling mistakes and poor grammar. The terms and conditions page is particularly poor. You will find errors all over the site and in its newsletters.
While using the site it's quite easy to get points early on, simply by registering and providing your details. However, it does get more difficult to get points as you complete the campaigns that interest you.
While browsing the site you might be tempted to become a VIP member. Unfortunately this is a ludicrous service. By paying 50p per day you will get a 50% bonus on the points you earn. Ultimately this means that you will end up paying more to get enough points for an item than it would for you to go out and buy it from the high street. Stay well clear of this. Also note that the VIP signup page that asks for your credit card details is not secure!
The idea of this site is to earn points and then spend them in the shop. Unfortunately the items available in the shop have deteriorated rapidly in recent months. If you have just a few hundred points then you might be able to get some sweets. There are a few hidden gems like an Apple iPod shuffle and some fashionable fragrances but these cost between 15,000 and 20,000 points and are the exception and not the rule. So you will need to be patient and resilient if want to get something like this. As the ultimate goal here is to get stuff from the shop then I suggest that you browse the shop before registering to see if anything takes your fancy.
Finally, I must mention the support you will get when using this site. To put it bluntly; you won't get any! If you start using this site, you will undoubtedly have times when you want to contact the support team or the site administrators. Maybe because of missing points, failed campaigns or links that don't work. There are links and forms to contact them but I have never had a response yet. You can create a case if you think that you have not been given points that you are entitled to. They have never resolved any of my problems or even made contact with me after filing a case.
Overall, if you are prepared to be patient and work hard, then you can get rewards. If you lose interest in things easily then this site isn't for you. You do have to be patient, but in the end you should succeed. It has taken me over 6 months to generate 20,000 points. This is a lot of work for 1 gift from the shop.
pointshop.co.uk is a site like many of us are already registered with, whereby you earn points for doing various things such as visting links, taking surveys, entering competitions and blogging to name but a few. Once you have x amount of points you can then swap your points for prizes!
The thing I find with this site is that the points you are rewarded are very very low, but the points needed in exchange for items are extremely high. The site was set up in Denmark, and although the site is in English, I find it's quite hard to read at times.
Each day there is a question of the day. This allows you to answer a question about a company by visiting their site. In exchange for getting the question correct you will earn two points. I also receive daily emails from them, whereby if you open them you again receive two points. Now, if you just did this you would literally be here forever. The shop has many things in from tic tacs to clinique soap bars (11,000 points), and very dubious looking corsets (40,000 points!). They also have a few DVDs such as Ice Age and White Noise 2.
You can earn points by clicking links (2 points a click), but after signing up and going through the links I haven't had access to any others. The blog allows you to blog about anything you want and for each blog you will receive 50 points. You can also play a scratch card game where you are told the average win is every five games, but it costs you 10 points per scratchcard. I've just had a go (for the purpose of research, lol!) and I played 7 games (70 points), it took 120 points off me and I didn't win a thing!
You can also earn points by adding your mobile phone number and its states you will recieve access to more links, surveys, etc, but this has always sounded a bit dodgy to me so I haven't bothered. I don't want a barrage of calls to my mobile thank you very much! I find that the surveys, questionnaires, etc are the ones where you have to sign up to such and such and tick to receive so and so catalogue for which you will be forever haunted. After learning my lesson from the first 10 surveys I haven't bothered since. I blame this site for all the spam I now receive.
I've decided that enough is enough with this site and after blowing 120 points on those stupid scratch cards I have just tried to buy a bag of haribo sweets for 600 points and it's saying I need to validate my address first! Here we go!
I have been a member of this site for 6 months, and for 744 (less the scratch cards!) points or a bag of haribo, it really isn't worth it. Maybe I never properly got the hang of this site, but if I were you I would stay away!
I joined this from a friend's recommendation and it is a great site, which is international and you can earn points which can be redeemed for a range of goods from their catalogue.
The ways to earn points include clicking on links, filling in surveys, inviting friends, doing offers, and even blogging everyday! You get points for reading the emails they send you aswell as answering a daily poll question.
The points quickly add up and you can exchange your points for sweets, dvds, toys, games, electronics and the catalogue is huge! The community on the blog is fantastic, and everyone is really friendly, however, the support team is slow, and somewhat unresponsive. The terms and conditions are also confusing and sometimes dysfunctional.
I strongly advise that you take care when using the site, especially when signing up to offers and so on. I have used this site for about 2 months now and thoroughly enjoy it, and have received a chocolate bar and a dvd gift.
Pointshop.co.uk is an international website which allows you to earn points which can be redeemed for prizes.
The website is completely free to join up and will you have to provide information such as your mobile number & postal address. They will send you pin numbers to your mobile, e-mail & home address which allows you to verify your account so that they know the details provided are genuine.
The site is very easy to use once signed up to, you can visit the homepage and there is always a question of the day which will earn you 2 points. There are lots of different sections to help you earn points. Some of the offers here and free, some aren't but it is clearly set out with what the non-free offers will cost you so there is no chance of joining something and then finding you're expected to pay once you've gone through the whole procedure.
There are miscellaneous prizes which are ever changing and you can get something for just a couple of hundred points (which is easily achievable in the first day by joining up and participating in just a few of the small, free offers).
My main way of earning points at present is by blogging. You earn up to 20 points per post (dependent on post length) and can post 5 times a day allowing earning potential of 700 a week just from blogging. I find this very easy to do, my only problem is that I forget to blog 5 times! Although I have noticed that some people just blog 5 times in a row about various things and they seem to get their points fine.
I am currently saving up my points for a Wii game (normally between 6,500 and 7,000 points) and think this is great as even if I just blogged for 8-10 weeks I'd have a free Wii game (postage is free also).
I would highly recommend the site, it's very easy to use and there is fantastic potential for earning lots of points (and therefore lots of prizes!) There are literally thousands of prizes to choose from starting at around 120 points and I believe you get 100 just for signing up and registering your e-mail address etc.
I don't use this site for cashback on my shopping purchases but this is another way to increase your points!
If anybody would like an invite to the site please do not hesitate to contact me as I will earn 500 points (great!) as soon as the phone number guarantee is confirmed (does not cost a penny!) or just visit this link http://www.pointshop.co.uk/?ref=386252
I am rating this site 5/5 as it is very easy to use and the prizes aren't unreasonably priced. The site is well laid out and self explanatory and I love to earn points just for blogging!
Pointshop.co.uk is a "Cashback" (see glossary of terms at the end of the review) & Rewards (see glossary) Website that allows you to accumulate points which can be redeemed from quite a wide selection of prizes that they offer. There are a few hundred different prizes listed that you can exchange your points for. You can not redeem your points for cash, only prizes.
First of all I'll give you some idea about how many points you need to get certain prizes. I'll list them as description, approximate retail price in the shops and points needed.
Raspberry chewy sweet, 10p, 110 points
Packet of Mint Tic-tacs, 50p, 460 pts
Playing cards, £2, 2160 pts
Body lotion, £6, 5160
Ipod Nano, £45, 11160
This means that on all prizes bar the Ipod Nano that 10 points is equal to about 1 pence worth of prizes.
As you can see the Ipod Nano which is featured on the Prizes page as a headline prize is much the best prize in terms of its value compared to the points needed to get it. About 4.5 times better value than the others.
Having messed about on the site for about 2 hours and been very frustrated by various things, which I will come on to in a moment, I now feel that the Ipod Nano issue is probably important as it might seem within reach initially but perhaps is not without investing a very long time on the web site.
I joined the site which was fairly easy to do although they insisted on a mobile phone number and a need to send me a pin number in the post from which an address verification code then has to be typed on to the web site. I am not too bothered about this sort of stuff. An email address also had to be given but you would fully expect that.
Okay so I saw the Ipod Nano at 11000 odd points and thought I'd set out to make that target. The first 100 points were easy as I got them for joining and for filling in some basic other details.
I have no real interest in using this web site for cashbacks as I am already a member of numerous other cashback sites and two or three of these have consistently good customer feedback on sites like Dooyoo whereas pointshop is more of an unknown quantity to me.
So I decided just to look for the clicks, questionnaires, surveys and free sign ups that would earn me easy points. I was prepared for it to be time consuming but looking through the lists of what was available it looked promising as many of the opportunities shown awarded between 50 and 500 points. So I figured that if I did say 11 of them at an average of 100 points each for 10 days that it would get me an Ipod Nano and that I would be happy with that.
So I set about this as a task or a challenge if you like.
On the site you can earn points through filling in questionnaires, entering competitions, subscribing to news letters, visiting links and taking up "great offers".
The visiting links tracked okay (see glossary) and there were about 20 different links to click on but they only earned 2 points each which for the lower prizes is worth 0.2 pence each! The worst part though was that you had to stay on the web site that you had clicked through to for a full 30 seconds each time!
Even if you clicked on them purely to get enough points to "save up" for the Ipod Nano you'd have to click 5580 times, it would take you 279 days and you would be sitting on web pages for a total of 46 hours and 30 minutes!!
On all of the other methods of earning points I found that the majority of the points did not track back into my account points balance and that on all most of the offers I had to fill in pages and pages of forms on the web sites that I had been directed to. These forms were either endless questionnaires and/or do I want to enter this, that or the other competition or do I want to purchase, subscribe to or have a sales person call me about this, that or the other product or service.
I wouldn't have minded the time consumed on the non 0.2p links as they were offering 50 points as a minimum (which is about 20 pence in Ipod Nano terms) but it just seemed as if hardly any of them were tracking properly. I think I followed the click through instructions on 15ish but only 3 or 4 tracked.
In the end I have cut my losses and decided to order a prize of two tiny packets of sweets for the 560 points that I have accumulated.
The site may well be a good one if used in a different way to my usage but I am registered to other similar sites that I have found work more easily and better for me.
Cashback; When you purchase from a retailer listed on a cashback web site by clicking through the links on that web site on to the retailer you then receive a pre-determined % of the item's purchase price as an award of cashback (or points or vouchers) that is paid into your account balance that you have with the cash back site.
Rewards; As above but the cashback will be for signing up to free trials, news letters, registering with retailers, obtaining quotes from retailers or financial services companies or simply by clicking through on to web sites.
Tracked/tracking; Tracking is the process whereby your click through from the cashback website to the retailer or third party's web page is properly recorded and registered by the cashback web site so that you can be given what you are due by them. Some cashback web sites have a visual screen display of the tracking process taking place as it happens in real time. Many do not.
Point shop is a website whereby you can join for free, then start earning points which can be exchanged for gifts in their online shop. There are a number of ways to earn points - mainly through doing mini surveys on the site itself, clicking on adverts , games/quizzes and joining newsletters and promotions that are advertised on the site.
It is very easy to earn points and you can choose how you want to do it.
The main negative I found was that once you start completing these surveys and taking part in quizzes, the companies behind them start bombarding you with e-mails about their products and services - I was getting quite a few a day, and although you can unsubscribe from them, you will have to continue doing this every time you try and earn more points. In the end I got fed up of doing this, so cancelled my account with them. However for those of you that don't mind this, the plus side is that rewards can be cashed in with very few points (starting off with sweets). Otherwise you can save up for bigger items.
The ordering process is initially a pain, as you have to provide details of your mobile phone number to start the whole process off. However once this is all sorted, it is easy to claim your reward and delivery is speedy.
Maybe a little like dooyoo, Pointshop is a great way of getting free things. There are several different ways of making your points, like visiting web links, doing surveys and siging up for newsletters.
The award system is great and most points are added to your account within an hour, There is also a scratch card game (the odds are not really in your favour but the most I've won was 100 points!).
If you are the Blogging type you will be happy to know that creating and connecting you Blogpoint to your Pointshop accout, will enable you to recive 20 points for every post (5 Post Limit per day).
There is also percent shopping, which gives you great deals on things like car insurence and earn thousands of points, great!
If you are full on user of dooyoo then this site is up your street.
****Point shop-"Earn points and shop away!****
I am a big fan of money back sites so when i came across this site i decided to try it out.
The website is quite basic with a green banner running along the top with the name of the site. I can't remember the sign up process exactly but they do have a system where you have to get
Number guarantee - your mobile phone number gets validated via a send text message. This costs nothing to receive and gets sent quickly.
Email guarantee - your email address gets validated via an email with an unique link. With email guarantee you can usually participate in most competitions. Most people propbably do this as soon as they sign up
Address guarantee - You confirm you live at a real address, by them sending a pin number to your home adress,you then type it into the space provided on the page-they do this so that they know you are a real person and also so that you dont open multiple accounts.
You get points by doing surveys-these are on the site-not through invites,receiving emails ,recommending people to the site etc-points are added on instantly for alot of things
You can only do this once you have your adress guaranteed.You can select things from 12 points and there is quite a few categories to choose from sweeties,dvds,household items etc. I sent away for sweeties that were around 20 points so that i could test out there service and i must say they arrived within the week.Not sure how quick it will be with more expensive items, will have to update when i order them!!.