I have been using this website on and off for years now, since it was Ipoints. It is a points rewards system where you earn points for various actions and cash them in for gifts from their catalogue. I've had quite a few rewards from these now and haven't spent much money, 95% of these points came from free clicks and sign ups.
You get your first points for signing up, the only information you really need is a username, password, email and address.
You will receive surveys via email to complete that can be worth anywhere between around 50-500 points (maximiles). You can opt out of receiving emails if you wish. Other emails are just links to websites and you will receive 5 points for clicking these.
The free points can be earned in various ways, a new features is the maximiles toolbar which you receive 100 points for downloading and a further point for every 2 searches completed.
Many free points can be earned by signing up for email newsletters, requesting brochures or catalogues and free sim cards etc. I earned thousand of free points over the years for signing up for things but have done most of them now and new ones don't appear very often.
Watching short adverts can earn you free points, also requesting quotes for car insurance etc.
The shopping points is great as they have so many partners, they might give you a point for each point spent up to 10 points per pound spent depending on which online store you are using. The good thing about it is the variety of partners. I recently deposited £10 on a gambling website (which I was going to do anyway) and because I clicked through to the site from the maximiles page I was rewarded with 6500 points for joining. A lot of high street stores are on the website, and travel pages so it is always worth checking to see if they are on the partners list before ordering online.
Examples of partners:
Hotels.com, PC World, Pizza hut, Boots, B&Q, Littlewoods, Tesco direct, Debenhams, Toys R Us, Monsoon, Miss Selfridge and hundreds more!
You can choose rewards from the catalogue, these could be aftershaves/perfume, dvds, magazine subscriptions, flowers, day's out and for more points electrical items such as I Pads and DVD players.
You do not have a time limit in which you have to redeem your points, so if you see something in the catalogue you fancy you can save your points up for them but I prefer to get the vouchers and think they prove to be more value for your points. Your gifts or vouchers will be posted out to you within 14 days.
The last points I cashed in were last week, I was ordering bridesmaids shoes from Debenhams and saw that they were a maximiles partner so used the maximiles page to link me to Debenhams. I received around 400 maximiles for my order, together with the 6500 I received for joining a gambling website, plus a few survey points I reached 8000 points. I cashed in 7780 points for £30 in John Lewis vouchers which have arrived and have a year'x expiration date so I gave them to my mum who is going to hang onto it until I have enough for another couple of vouchers and treat herself.
I have previously had a couple of bottles of aftershave (what a generous girlfriend I am......little do they know it was free haha), a £50 curry's voucher which I used to purchase and MP3 player, £30 boots vouchers to buy holiday toiletries and sun cream, £20 leisure vouchers which I spent on a couple of trips to Pizza Hut.
Considering I don't do shopping online much except for those mentioned above, the majority of my rewards came for free. It's a good site especially for those who do order a lot of stuff online. All of my rewards came swiftly and in good condition with no complaints.
I would definitely recommend having a look at the website, you can browse the partners and rewards before signing up to anything. Any free rewards can't be a bad thing!
If anyone is interested in joining and would like me to send a referral please inbox me :)
I just thought I would share my opinion of Maximiles. I have been using the website for just over a month now and have managed to accumulate my first 3000 points which I then exchanged for a £10 argos voucher on 23/11. The voucher has just been received in this mornings post (01/12) although been advised it may take up to 14 days for the reward to be delivered!! I am already very satisfied with the service provided at Maximiles. I have not actually paid a penny for the gift voucher as I have simply filled out surveys as they have reached my inbox and watched the latest videos on their website which also earns points. After receiving my voucher I am nearly now on 1000 points again which means just another 2000 until my next voucher can be redeemed.
There are lots of ways to redeem points including small gifts, christmas products, dvds etc but I feel that the gift vouchers are the best form of reward as you can actually save them gradually for something you really wan't or need. There are vouchers available for many high street stores not just argos, and if you like films then you can simply swap your points in to cinema tickets to enjoy a free film at your local cinema!
Thanks again Maximiles from another satisfied user.
I see on here some people are criticising Maximiles, but after reading their reviews it appears they are not maximising it's potential.
Firstly, it is a rewards scheme which is linked to multiple partners. You do need to check out several of the partners and their offers to make the most of Maximiles.
You can do all sorts including shopping via Maximiles web site, taking surveys, registering for brochures, watching video ads, applying for mobile phones, credit cards, insurances, energy providers etc.
I have been using the site for a few years and I have had several free gifts back. Admittedly they have not been anything outstanding, because to get such a free gift (for example an iPad) you would need to be really maximising their site and undoubtedly spending money in the process. My gifts have been mainly DVDs & Blu Ray movies, but also I have had a Ken Hom Wok, HMV Vouchers, online music download vouchers and several USB memory sticks.
The best offer I had via Maximiles was to register and bet £20 with World Series of Poker (WSOP). I don't play poker and never have, but I blew the £20 playing online casino games.... and I never won anything back, but I did not expect to. I did the offer simply to get the maximile points. For this £20 I spent I recieved 12000 Maximiles + 8000 more as a promotion which was on at the time. This 20000 maximiles got me £60 of HMV vouchers, a blu ray movie and a dvd movie. So for spending £20 I got about £70 - £80 worth of goods.
The rewrads and partners are constantly changing so you do need to be regular on there to keep up to date with offers.
A good example of how to get points quick with current promotions is:
1) Apply for the Maximiles credit card (5000 points plus 1 point for every pound spent). Use the card as much as possible but pay off the balance every month to avoid interest. This card also has 9 months free on balance transfers. Use it for groceries, petrol etc.
2) Sign up for a Lovefilm free trial. Remember to cancel after the trial period or you get charged. (800 points).
3) Register for a Blockbuster trial. Again, cancel the subscription after the trial. (750 points).
4) Do your grocery shopping online via Asda, using your grocery shopping. Say you spend £150 on a months shopping, using your Maximiles credit card (550 points as a new Asda customer, 150 points for your spend & 150 points for every £ spent on your credit card = 850 points)
By just doing these few examples you could quickly get 7400 points. This could get you up to 3 blu ray movies or 3 DVDs or £25 HMV vouchers.
Overall I think it's good when utilised correctly. Yes you do have to spend time and possibly spend money but you can accumulate points over time easily and then get a little freebie. Another good idea is to use their credit card for your Xmas shopping and do it all through Maximiles partners (they are partnered with most of the high street shops), you soon gather points.
1) Maximiles change the value of their points without notice, so my review may be out of date by the time you read this.
2) Spend money: However, as of Jan 2011: You need 3500 points to get a DVD (Toy Story 3 = cost around £10) I got 45 points for spending £58 at Asda online grocery. So, around 1 point per £1 spent.
***Therefore to earn the 3500 points needed for a single DVD, you would need to spend around £3500
3) Spend time: I read from other reviews, that you can earn 10 points for filling out a survey that takes around 3minutes. So that's 3.33 points per minute. If each point is worth around 1/3500 of a £10 DVD, I calculate that means you earn around 1p of DVD per minute of your time spent filling in surveys.
4) Not only are you being paid just 1p or so per minute of your time, but, if you answer honestly, you are giving away details of your shopping habits and preferences, which will no doubt be used to target you all the better, and persuade you to buy -more-, not save more.
Seems to me that with the time you spend signing up, reading email newsletters, and deciding what to save for, then checking and rechecking your points score (and their current market value), you are actually losing out.
You lose time, lose privacy, and for what? For 1p per minute? For 60p an hour? Stuffing envelopes pays more, and you don't have to give up personal info that may well end in you spending more (because you spend so much more time reading/viewing products).
Very clever marketing going on here. Nothing else though imho. I hope that I have totally miscalculated due to being on Morphine at the moment. But possibly not....
This is a fantastic free website where you can earn money by shopping online on other websites. Similar to nectar points you go onto the Maximiles website and go to the website you're wishing to shop on via it.
You earn so many points per pound which differs with different websites.
Points are called maximiles. They do not have an expiry date as long as your account stays active (if it is unactive/ not used for 12 months you may lose your maximiles). The points take around 30 days to be put into your account, because they have to be verified via the site you shopping on via maximiles etc.
***Other ways to earn points on the website***
Sign up for direct debit to various charities. Get points via the national lottery. Get points for betting. Get points for signing up for their surveys which they email you for.
Every day they have different ways to get free points like registering for different websites or by taking part in polls, referring friends (50 points per friend + 100 points when your friend makes a purchase) or watching videos.
They have thousands of ways to get points and thousands of ways to redeem your points.
***How to redeem your points for vouchers or other items***
These are some examples:
1. Food vouchers e.g. £10 waitrose voucher = 3000 maximiles, £15 selfridges voucher = 3700 maximiles, £30 M&S voucher = 7400 maximiles.
2. Entertainment vouchers e.g. HMV £15 voucher = 3700 maximiles
3. Cinema vouchers
4. Shopping vouchers like Debenhams, Love2shop, H.Samuel, Argos etc
Plus many other ways to redeem your points.
I love this site and points add up quite quickly, I have made 2000 points in 2 months and all those points I got for free I have made no purchases.
Sign up and get free vouchers!!
Maximiles is a reward site for - what they claim - everything you do online. This includes earning points through buying things through their partners, referring friends, completing surveys (both longer surveys and quick polls), clicking on e-mails, registering at websites and most recently voting on videos on the site (between 5 and 20 points each. These points can then be spend on rewards, either products or vouchers for many stores online and on the high street. You can build your points entirely through no-pay methods but you will find that your points increase more when you do buy something.
** Registering **
Registering is easy to do and will earn you 100 points. You can then opt into the survey section of the website. Once on the website, click on the link that says 'sign up' then enter your details and you are done!
** Using the site **
The site is not as well laid out as it used to be though it is quite easy to find what you want. At the top they have different sections for collecting points, spending points, to see your account and faq's. Then a little more to the right you can see how many points you have. On the homepage, down the right hand side has the Maximiles recommendations. This includes discount codes and news of any increased points. It is very handy to look here. If there is a quick poll it can be found above this as well.
When you go to collect points, you can look at partners (either A-Z, by category and new partners), at discount vouchers, free points, credit card, mobile phone and videos (which are also free). Through the free points tab, it will also take you to sign up to their surveys and free partners.
When you have enough points, you can do to the 'Spend points' tab to spend your points where you can then browse rewards through category.
All in all, I think that the site is quite easy to use and to find what you want. Not sure the colour scheme is what I would have chosen, but it doesn't affect the functionality of the site and it is easy to read the black on white writing.
** Earning points **
There are different ways to earn points, either by spending money on other sites or through free ways.
Partners: By going through the maximiles website to the shops that you would normally shop at, you can receive so many points per pound that you spend. They have a good selection of partners, including some big names (e.g. Halfords, Asda, Avira insurance, Bench, Body Shop, JML and Superdrug) and some lesser known names. They have categories for: entertainment, fashion, finance, gaming and gambling, gifts, green partners, highstreet, lifestyle, travel and utilities.
Even though I don't often buy things online, I will always have a look on maximiles before I do just in case. They do have a good selection of partners to buy from.
Partners: There are free ways to earn points through partners through signing up to sites, requesting newsletters and emails, entering competitions, taking out free trials. These sometime change often, especially competitions. However, some have remained as long as I can remember, such as the Love Film trial for now a reduced 800 points or registering with a survey site for 400 points. Good selection, though some may not change often its worth checking every now and again just in case.
Emails: You can also earn free points through email. Maximiles will occasionaly send you emails, of which you just need to click on to take you to the company being advertised website. Per click you get 5 points. It may not seem like much but it does build up eventually. I would usually expect at least one a week but often quite more than this.
Surveys: Free points can also be earned through surveys. There does not seem to be a standard of how many points you will be issued per amount of time you spend on a survey but you can expect between 50-300+ points. These are sent to your email inbox for you to access when you can. I usually get quite a few invites a week but not always accepted. The surveys are usually quite good though and recently I received a free product to try after the survey and was delivered within a few days. So worth checking it out.
Friends: By referring a friend, you will receive 2000 points if they go on to make a purchase. So could be worth referring friends. Though I've not done this before so I cannot give you much information on this.
Videos: It is also possible to earn points through watching videos and then voting on them. Typically you get 5 points per vote but some videos allow you to earn 20 points. I am unsure how often there are new videos as I tend to do this every so often and watch my points build up very quickly. It is small things like this that I like about the website. Such small and simple ways to gaining points that soon build up.
Credit Card: Maximiles also have their own credit card (through mastercard) on which you can earn cashback on your shopping. You can earn 5,000 bonus points on your first purchase. As someone paying off her credit card, its not something I'm going to recommend. But if you are in need of a credit card, it could be worth checking out Maximiles. They also have 0% p.a. on balance transfers for 9 months.
Points can take about 30 days to be added to your account. You can always contact Maximiles if you have failed to receive points. All in all, there are some good ways of earning points. They are mostly simple, and minus the surveys, they don't take up much time. So, how can you spend these points?
** Spending points **
There are many ways to spend points and I am sure there will be something to suit you. You can look at rewards by category or by price. Categories include: back to school, electrical, gifts, health & beauty, home & garden, music & film, summer, video games & consoles, green rewards and vouchers & tickets. So I am sure there is something to suite all.
Prices of rewards vary. For example, a CD is about 2,000 points and a Nintendo 3DS is 42,120. So you can either buy things when you have so many points or keep saving them up to buy something larger. Personally, I prefer to spend my points on vouchers so I have a wider choice of what to spend my points on. Vouchers come in many guises, from HMV to Argos, to B&Q, to John Lewis, to Asda and even amazon vouchers.
I prefer to save up to 8,400 points to receive a £30 amazon voucher. This process has always been straight forward for me. It is a case of requesting the reward and then checking your emails. You can then add the certificate to your account to use whenever you want.
** Issues **
My issue with the site, and probably the only one I have, is if you are having a problem witht he site. The one time I did I contacted them about it (which is an easy enough process). But my reply was less than satisfactory. It was obviously an automated response based on key words that I had used.
** Cashback sites? **
You may be asking, why not just join a cashback site where you get money? Well, I prefer this site. The opportunities to gain free points/ money is greater than others and I always get my points. As I am on quite a budget I don't spend much time buying products online so the free points are great for me.
** Overall **
I would recommend maximiles - especially if you shop online regularly and then again, even if you don't as there are plenty of ways to earn free points. Of course you get as much as the amount of effort you put in and it can take a while to build points up. But I look at it as a treat for now and again. It is a good site and good way of treating yourself from time to time
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I joined Maximiles about a year ago after reading about the offers that were available through it on the forum MoneySavingExpert. Formely Maximiles was called Ipoints.
Information about Maximiles
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This site is a rewards-based online shopping network, in which you can gain rewards in exchange for loyalty points. You can collect points by shopping online at retailers and going through your Maximiles account. By going through your account you will recieve cashback in terms of points for each spend. For example collect 8 points per £1 spend at specified retailer. You can also collect points by filling out surveys and registering with companies.
Example of Maximiles "Offers"
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Until recently I haven't really used my account, prefering to use the site Quidco for cashback on my online spending, however about a week ago I received an email from Maximiles with an offer I felt too good to miss. In this email it described and had a website link for an introductory sign up bonus incentive for a casino (Intercasino), in which if you signed up to this online casino, deposited and waged £10 you would receive 12,500 points into your maximiles account (equivelant to £50 in vouchers). I went ahead and gambled my £10, unfortunately I didn't win, but did recieve my points within a week. So after refunding myself the £10 out of the points I recieved (Asda voucher for my weekly shop), I was £40 up!!
I have now put this equivelant £40 worth of vouchers towards one of their numerous "rewards" called 'a week in the sun', in which 12,500 points will buy you a self catering hotel room for 7 days in a choice of one out of 5 hotels in either Andalucia, Portugal or Tenerife (name and details of hotels provided). This is for between 2-4 people. Great offer, and free accomodation in my eyes! So...this is one aspect of Maximiles.
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Sign up online at maximiles.co.uk and you will be able to earn points through a number of different ways. These points you can redeem against their "rewards", which are numerous! I will list a select few rewards for your reference:
*A week in the sun (Hotel for 2-4 people, self-catering, 7 days)
*Food and Drink vouchers (e.g. Asda £10, Sainsbury £10, Bella Italia £30)
*Health and Beauty (GHD's, Beauty creams etc)
Plus many MANY more. Definately something for everyone.
You can choose a broad search under rewards, e.g. 0 points- 499 points in which all rewards in this bracket will be displayed. Or choose a sub topic e.g. Food vouchers and search these rewards.
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There are a number of ways you can collect points, these include the following.
*Complete online surveys (sent to you via email from maximiles)
*Enter competitions (on the maximiles site)
*Register for services (e.g. free trial/free test drive/casino)
*Respond to emails (email sent about product, click through to website to gain 5 points)
*Cashback for your online shopping (via points, e.g. 4 points per £1 spend at Burtons)
I have so far completed a number of surveys, rewarded on average 300 points per survey lasting 15 minutes. Responded to emails asking me to click through to an affiliate website, 5points received on each one of these. I have also registered for some of the services listed (there are many!), especially the ones where you don't have to spend anything or buy anything. For example free trials, request a free brochure, sign up to free forum etc. These are easy and free ways to accumulate points.
Points can take up to a maximum of 90 days to appear in your account (see Maximiles website), although I have not had to wait any longer than 2 weeks but this may vary for others.
Website is clearly layed out and you can easily navigate through the site using the tabs at the top of the homepage.
So far my experience has been totally positive and I am glad that I have joined. Looking forward to booking my now FREE hotel for my summer holiday ;-)!
Thanks for Reading!
Ipoints.co.uk (soon to be maximiles.co.uk) is a reward based website, similar to cashback websites. The basis if the site is that you use the websites links to go to a well known website, purchase as usual and for virtual ipoints to be debited into your account.
As well as getting points through online shopping, you can get points in other ways too. Some points are free by signing up to different offers, (free sim cards is popular), watching short video adverts, doing special ipoints surveys and clicking on links sent by email to you to find out more about a website.
As you can guess, the free points, are quite small in what you earn, but if you do enough and make sure you sign up to the emails, the 5 points here and there can soon add up.
The real points are given to you when you spend money though a website. The website that you use actually determines what amount of points you get, some give u a bonus payment first time round, some just offer a standard amount of points per money spent. However, I have found that gambling websites tend to earn you loads, so if you are into that sort of thing, I suggest using ipoints, or any other cashback site!
The only recommendation I have is that you keep to one cashback site and don't use many at a time. Otherwise you will never get enough points for the rewards.
The rewards vary across a whole range of things. You can get electrical items, such as cameras, holidays, food and drink, gadgets, home & garden, the list is very big!
At time of writing, the website is actually running an easter competition, which requires you to visit the website, get the clue and look for the easter bunny. This gets you 5 ipoints each day, and is lasting for 15 days; not a bad 75 points to have!
There are lots of supposed extras and improvements to come with the new maximiles website when it comes, so it might be worth keeping a look out!
ipoints is yet another website that awards you for shopping, answering surveys, quick polls and clicking on e-mailed links to visit other sites and join thousands of random companies mailing lists. They used to pay rather well for this but in the past year the paid clicks have become less frequent, the surveys take longer to complete for a lesser reward and the quick polls have become few and far between. Every cloud has a silver lining though and in the case of ipoints its MySupermarket.com. Simply placing an order for your grocery shop from Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys or Ocado enables you to claim 80 ipoints in addition to the usual incentives offered by the individual supermarket loyalty rewards schemes.
Gifts from the site commence at the entry level of 2000 points with an eclectic mix of the random, the bizarre and the practical which include CDs, DVDs, furry handcuffs and the GCSE guide to Of Mice and Men, they also change frequently. 8000 points (or 100 supermarket shops) gets you a £30 Amazon voucher whilst a mere 51,050 is sufficient to claim a 32GB 3rd generation Ipod touch.
Fortunately supermarket shops aren't the only way of gaining ipoints. There are literally thousands of retailers offering anything up to 10 ipoints per pound spent which very quickly mounts up if you do a lot of internet shopping. The site is easy to navigate, shops are quick to find and the incentives for using a particular store are clearly displayed. Some sites, which include Microdirect, also have a reminder at t he checkout page that you can claim iponts for shopping with them even if you didn't enter their site via the ipoints webpage.
Since joining the site in May 2007 I have requested £110 of gift vouchers all of which have been sent to my by post arriving in under 30 days from cashing in my points.
There are plenty of cashback sites out there with better financial incentives, but they don't necessarily offer the range of stores available via ipoints.
I was a member of ipoints last year, because I am a big fan of survey sites, but after being a member for a few months, I found I was not getting many survey invitations and so I terminated my membership, as the points were totting up much slower than the other survey sites like Lightspeed and valued opinions.
However, I recently resubscribed to ipoints as I discovered they were partners with the superb Mysupermarket.com. Basically, this is a site where you do your shopping online, and it tells you which online retailer is the cheapest. this is a fantastic site in its own right, but even sweeter because if you sign up to ipoints, you get 1 point for every pound you spend up to 80 points. This is money for nothing, because we all have to shop, so if I go through mysupermarket I get clubcard/nectar points as well as ipoints on my weekly shop!
The ipoints site is really interesting, and when you join up, they make you fill in some short surveys to assertain your interests. Basically, the whole site is run on the premise of targetted advertising. they have several partners, such as Debenhams and boots, and if you shop through their site you can earn ipoints as you shop. You can also earn extra points for signing up to email alerts and newsletters, as well as competition and survey sites.
I have found that it is a good idea to have a seperate email address linked to your ipoints account, because as you can choose to earn points from receiving newsletters, your inbox can get quite full. You can sign up to as much or as little as you want. You can also get free ipoints for answering surveys.
The surveys don't come about very often, but when they do they are quite interesting and fun to complete. One I did recently was to do with diferent perspectives on Supermarket shopping. Sometimes they even ask you to attend focus groups, where you can be paid £20.
Redeeming points is easy. The site has a link to redeem your points, and then it is a case of choosing a reward partner. Personally, I like redeeming my rewards for moonpig cards. For about 650 ipoints you can get a personalised card sent to someone. My brother was ill at the time with a broken leg, so i sent him a really nice card with his name on. he didn't know I got it for free.
Ipoints is great because you can tailor it to your own shopping habits. If you are going to buy something from, say, HMV or Debenhams, you may as well get it via the site and earn yourself some free cash, and at 80 points per week on grocery shops, they add up pretty quickly.
The problem with I Points is I WISH I COULD GET ANY.
They advertise themselves the place to get rewarded for shopping, surveys, competitions and emails
After registering you can earn points either by shopping online through their website and/or through surveys which they periodically send to you.
Their latest survey offered me 200 points for completion (I wish)
I couldn't find out what monetary vaue of their Points is as they have to be spent on their rewards.
Examples of what a minimum spend of 2000 points will get you are a little paperback Carb Counter (Collins GEM) worth £3.09 on Amazon.
Or Avril Lavigne - Best Damn Thing (Music CD) £4.94 on Amazon. There are more to choose from.
If like me you do your online shopping through another cash back or points site then that leaves the surveys.
Every time they send me a survey, which admittedly isn't that often, I spend 5 minutes answering their questions only to be told "Sorry you don't qualify for this survey".
Given all the information they collect on you at various times I have to ask "then why send me the survey!" Grrrr.
I understand that the survey information collected is anonymous but they do have profile pages so I would expect to get suitable surveys at least occasionally.
I have given up on them now there are better ways to waste my time.
ipoints is an online rewards system where you can build up points (ipoints) which you can then redeem for different rewards. I've been a member of ipoints for a long time now and would certainly recommend it.
With ipoints, there are lots of different ways to collect points. These are:
ipoints is partnered up with a whole range of online retailers, including Boots, Clarks, Thomas Cook and many more. It is also partnered with other online providers such as car insurance companies and bingo sites. If you log in to ipoints, and then click through to the retailer from the ipoints website, your purchases will be tracked and ipoints will be credited to you. So you are earning ipoints for purchases that you would have been making anyway. As an example of how much you will earn, a £2 spend at Boots.com gives you 7 ipoints.
If you sign up to receive surveys from ipoints, you will receive an email each time there is a survey available. Simply click through, complete the survey (if you qualify), and you'll receive ipoints. These normally give you about 150 ipoints, but the amounts do vary. The reward is specified on the email. I've also had product tests through this way, which is good because you get ipoints AND a free product.
I regularly receive what are essentially advertising emails from ipoints, but you receive ipoints (usually 5 or 10) simply for clicking through to the advertiser's website. Again the reward is clearly specified in the email.
You can get free ipoints by visiting the 'Free ipoints' (surprise surprise) section of the website - here you can get tens or hundreds of points for signing up to other websites, newsletters or taking up offers. Some of these might generate a lot of marketing, so you might want to choose which offers to take up.
You will see your ipoints mount up quite quickly, and your balance is clearly displayed each time you log in. There are a HUGE range of rewards that you can redeem for, the catalogue is really massive and includes DVDs, electrical items, cookbooks, activity days, vouchers and many more things. Rewards start from 1,200 points (for a £5 Odeon voucher), but if you can be patient you coudl hold out for an ipod nano which will set you back 25,640 ipoints. Vouchers tend to come in at about 3,000 ipoints for £10 or 7,400 for £30, and retailers like HMV, Asda, John Lewis, Amazon and Love2Shop are available.
I would highly recommend ipoints. You can see your balance building up, there are lots of ways to collect points, but the best thing is the huge range of rewards available.
EDITED TO ADD: Sorry you're right, I didn't mention how to redeem. You simply log on to ipoints and search through their rewards catalogue by clicking on the 'Spend ipoints' link at the top of the screen. Once you've chosen your reward, click 'Add to basket'. You then have to click 'Add to basket' again to confirm your reward. You can order multiples too. I have ordered cookbooks, which arrived within a couple of weeks, and Amazon vouchers, which come by email, i think these arrived if not straight away then within a day or two.
ipoints.co.uk is a reward site. Over the years I've seen many rewards sites come and go but it's only the really good ones which stick around. iponints is one of them.
The basic premise of the site is as follows - you sign up to the site (I recommend using a 'spare' hotmail account as you do get the usual newsletters etc when signing up for free points).
You can make points in two ways - by signing up to newsletters, free samples (for example, Olay - always big brands) and offer alerts. All the sites are legitimate so there's no need to worry, and you never ever have to give detailed personal information. Or you can make purchases via the site. This is how the big bucks (in terms of ipoints) are made! You can do your 'regular' shops through here - ipoints is quite favourable compared to Quidco, Captain Cash and the like - but I tend to do Bingo and Casino offers. I like playing online bingo, and when you sign up through ipoints you can get thousands of points for your initial deposit. This is generally matched by the bingo or casino site, so you get a good deal. For example - I can sign up to a bingo site, load £10 and get £20 bonus money to play with. So I have £30 to play on the bingo (I usually buy tickets at £1 a time - with the jackpots around £30 - £40 I only need to win every 4th site to stay cash neutral). I then get around 3,000 (but sometimes as much as 10,000) ipoints back (about two - three weeks later). You can get a great deal of things for your ipoints, so it works out very favourably for me (and you!)
You can redeem your ipoints in a variety of ways - there really is plenty of choice, the best amount of choice from any cashback or loyalty scheme I've seen, full stop. You can get books, DVDs, electronics, vouchers, homeware, cookware, travel (a week self catering in Tenerife for example is a bargainous 12,000 ipoints - which you can achieve with just one £30 deposit on a casino site). I've had Boots Vouchers, Amazon vouchers, Love2Shop (High Street) vouchers, chocolate, wine, books, you name it. Yet to try the week in the sun but hey, might give it a try, with some £10 flights it might be a fun little getaway! Even an xbox 360 is a very very reasonable 19,000 ipoints and a bottle of Kylie Darling is 3,600 ipoints. A £10 Asda voucher is 3,000 ipoints. There's loads on there, something for everyone.
The site itself is very easy to use, quite simple, which is good, fast to load and is sectioned off into 'earn ipoints' 'free ipoints' 'spend ipoints' tabs, which is very clear. The delivery time for your goods is stated as 14 days, it's usually a week. They have clearly got a lot of support from retailers as there are loads of high street offers, freebies, and goodies on there.
I can't recommend this site enough - for a cashback / freebie addict like myself it is great to make a few treats! Just exercise a little caution - don't go in all guns blazing if you're not used to bingo sites, and never ever risk cash you cannot afford to lose. There is no such thing as a guaranteed win. Even using it as a purchases site and for free points, it is well well worth it. I must have had a few hundred pounds in goods from ipoints and in terms of a reward site it's up there with DooYoo for how much I love it!
I discovered i points in 2008 and at first it seemed like a very good site to use when shopping online as you can earn i points for using the site to do your shopping or for signing up for information from other companies. I initially did very well on this site and redeemed over 20000 points in less than a year but after redeeming points i found it very hard to earn any more as i had taken up most of the offers on the site. I was also annoyed to see that they had increased the level of points needed to redeem for a £10 voucher by over 500 points. On the plus side you can just earn points by clicking on emails and answering i polls on the site homepage but at 5 points each it can take you some time to have enough points for anything. A good site overall but have seen better.
Rewards is the name of the game on Ipoints you just need to do various stuff through the site to earn your self rewards. It begins with signing up and picking up a easy 100 free points to get going with. On I points you can pick up points through different methods including shopping, registrations on other websites, polls on the website, surveys sent from Ipoints and even for referring friends you can earn points.
I started of by taking the Lovefilm special offer they have on the website. I was told for taking a 3 week free trial with Lovefilm I would get 1,800 points. This offer was completed by me but my points were given 3 months later! So it can be a slow process of getting your points at time but most of the time with other retailers the site is quick to add on the points for you.
Another thing I found out was easily you can pick up your self some free points. Some sites just require you to sign up on them and you can easily bag free points this way. Sites like Survey.com give you 300 free Ipoints just for signing up!
Rewards on the site include vouchers,dvds,cds and even electrical items.Once requesting your reward Ipoints sends them out within two weeks. I requested a Asda Voucher for my first reward however I points never sent it tracked.
3 weeks later no reward had been sent but after putting a claim in the site sent a replacement. It is odd they never send the vouchers recorded the first time but do the second time. I think I points is a good site to earn rewards on. Some people compare it to cashback sites but its not unless you shop for points.
There are retailers on Ipoints that you can not find on other sites at all so sign up and grab free points plus earn rewards!