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iPoints - A Great way to get a free PS3

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20.11.2008

Advantages:
huge range of offers and rewards

Disadvantages:
slow tracking time to receive points

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iPoints is another cash back website, similar to Quidco, however, as the title may give away, instead of directly dealing in cash this site deals in iPoints. These are virtual credits that you acquire from shopping on the internet and signing up for offers, which can be redeemed for items off their website. To put these points into perspective you can buy a brand new Playstation 3 for 60,000 points whereas most DVD's cost around 1,000 points. Unless you are going for one of the huge expensive items, where the points count for more, roughly 100 points is the value of a pound. But the range of items you can purchase is very extensive so pretty much anything you ask for can be found.

iPoints is a free service to use and couldn't be simpler to sign up to. Take ten minutes to sign up to a 5 page form and you're already on your way to earning iPoints. From filling in some basic details such as an email address, name, date of birth and geographical location, you will be given 200 iPoints for your troubles. Technically you could spend these iPoints on something already, although I would highly recommend you save them up until you can afford a better prize.

Once you are inside and signed up to iPoints it works in a very similar way to Quidco, although the offers here are already split up for you into two pages, one titled collect iPoints and the other free iPoints. The first of these sections, allows you to collect iPoints in a cash back scheme. This means that when you make purchases from websites such as Amazon, Play.com and Argos you will receive a number of points back for every pound you spend. For example from Amazon you get 10 points back for every point spent.

If you are interested in using iPoints for their cash back offers then I would recommend keeping an eye on the newsletter that they post out weekly to your email address. Here it is filled with offers of extra points and double rewards when buying from certain shops. If you keep an eye on these and wait until the optimum moment, you will find that you can receive an awful lot of extra points you wouldn't have expected from what is likely to have been something you would have bought anyway.

The other type of offers they have are the free points section. This is a section filled with no spend offers. These are offers that you can sign up to without having to spend a penny. Usually these are surveys, competitions and requesting things such as brochures. According to the iPoints website if you sign up to all of these no spend offers you can earn around 8000 iPoints. This is without spending a single penny, and this equates to receiving a £30 voucher to many department stores, or a case filled with 6 bottles of wine. Not bad for a few hours work and no cash input whatsoever. However I would suggest signing up for a new e-mail address if you are going to sign up for these offers, as it is very likely you will be rewarded with a lot of Spam as well as a lot of free items.

Just like on the Quidco website, there are also gambling offers where great profits can be made. Sadly these are gambling so you have to be over 18 to complete these offers. A lot of them involve signing up to certain gambling sites, depositing and wagering the minimum amount, and then you will receive so many iPoints for your troubles. Usually though the point you receive is a valued a lot greater than the money you put in, and you are not even guaranteed to lose the money you put in to begin with. However like all cash back websites, you have to wait to receive these points which can take up to a couple of months. If you can wait for these points however, they are a great way to top up your balance.

Almost daily new surveys are added to the iPoints website. These are short surveys that require 3 or 4 responses and for your trouble you will be rewarded with 5 iPoints. These are paid out instantly and although you may only be earning an extra 75 points a month or so from these, it's a bit of extra money from very little work, and so it cannot be complained about.

Another great way to earn iPoints is through their referral scheme. If you have any friends that you would like to invite to this great offer. Every time you refer a friend they will still receive the standard free 200 iPoints sign up bonus, but on top of that you yourself can receive a free 100 point bonus. For doing absolutely nothing this is a great way to earn extra points, and there is no limit to the number of people you can refer. With this in mind, you should refer every email address you have in your address book.

The only downside to iPoints is the time taken to receive your points. This can be anything from a couple of weeks to 2-4 months. Admittedly you are getting something 4 nothing, so you cannot complain and I have never had a problem with anything tracking. I have heard they are responsive to all enquiries so I cannot see there being a problem should you have a problem yourself.

Good luck using iPoints and if you have any questions feel free to ask me.
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Bollinger28 20.11.2008 19:44

I get most of my ipoints from the surveys they email to me daily - some of them offer up to 500 ipoints for 20 minutes work. Lexy

psirac 20.11.2008 19:04

Nice review. I use ipoints too but mainly for the surveys.

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