PointsPrizes is a GPT (Get-Paid-To) site, where you supposedly can earn money in a lot of different ways.
But is PointsPrizes legit or a scam platform to stay away from?
I have joined and tested it myself to see what it really offers. I have been a member for a few years and have seen all the developments it has gone through.
Not all of the developments have been great, to be honest.
In this PointsPrizes review, I will share all the details with you so you can see exactly what you get as a member, if it even works, and what you have to be aware of to find out if it is for you or not.
- Option 1 – Paid surveys:
- Option 2 – Paid offers:
- Option 3 – PointsPrizes coupon codes:
- Option 4 – Refer other people:
- Other earning opportunities?:
What is PointsPrizes and what does the site offer?
PointsPrizes was started in 2016, but it has since gone through a huge update in 2021 so it now looks very different than when it was first launched.
Some of the updates it has gone through are for the better while some are for the worse – but more about this later.
It has its headquarters in France, but it has opportunities for many countries (more about this later).
Let me reveal that when I first tested the platform, I was not too excited about it. But after having written my initial review, there were several improvements to the platform and I started becoming more positive.
However, recently I then came across some info about PointsPrizes that is very disturbing and you will learn about this later in this review, so you know exactly what to expect.
But let's start by going over the ways you can earn money on PointsPrizes so you can see if that sounds interesting to you.
Option 1 – Paid surveys:
Paid surveys are, in my opinion, a great way to make some extra money on the side, and PointsPrizes offers a decent amount of these.
It gives you access to several survey routers, where you are able to take surveys from third-party providers. Since the platform has quite a lot of partners, it also means that you can find a good amount of opportunities here.
The amount of surveys that are available to you depends a lot on the country you live in.
But the advantage of survey routers is that you, in general, can find a lot of opportunities. The disadvantage is then that you will quite often not qualify for the surveys offered so sometimes it can take some patience to find the ones you qualify for.
I do, however, like that PointsPrizes gives you access to so many survey options in one place. It is just not so easy to see exactly what you get for each survey before you take them compared to the top survey sites.
However, in my experience, the rewards per survey are a bit below average compared to many other sites where you can get paid to take surveys.
So the paid surveys on PointsPrizes can be a decent way to earn some money here if you are a bit patient – also, just be aware that you will not qualify for all the surveys.
Also, you need to be aware that PointsPrizes used to have a separate section for paid surveys but that is no longer the case. To find the surveys, you now need to go to the “earn” section, and here you will find links to several survey routers.
Option 2 – Paid offers:
PointsPrizes has many offer walls, where you can find paid offers.
You can, for example, earn rewards by signing up for contests, getting free trials for products/services, downloading apps, and some of the offer walls also have additional paid surveys.
If you click the offer walls, you get a list of all the offer walls PointsPrizes has as partners, and then you can explore them by yourself to look for the right offers for you.
The image above shows just some of the offer walls you can find on PointsPrizes as it has quite a lot of them so I could not fit all of them into one picture.
Some of these offers can give really good rewards, but make sure to check the conditions before you join. I have noticed that especially the top offers are often contests, where you can win a really cool prize – but be aware that often you have to give your phone number for this, which can lead to a lot of sales calls.
So make sure you look into the conditions of each offer before taking any – if you do, you can find some great ways to boost your earnings in this section.
Option 3 – PointsPrizes coupon codes:
PointsPrizes used to offer coupon codes around the web and on the social media channels of PointsPrizes. With these codes, you could get free points.
However, since the big update they did in the middle of 2021, this option is no longer available.
I still decided to keep this section about the coupon codes in this review as I get a lot of questions about how to redeem coupon codes on the new platform. So just to make it clear – PointsPrizes does no longer offer coupon codes.
I cannot say if the option will come back or not, but as of updating this review, it is not an option. If it becomes available again, I will add info about it here.
Option 4 – Refer other people:
You can earn commissions by inviting other people to join PointsPrizes. You get a link you can share, and if people join through this link, PointsPrizes will pay you a commission of 50% of everything they make (it will not make their rewards smaller).
PointsPrizes has advice on the platform about how you can share this link and start earning this way. The advice makes it sound very easy, but be aware that it is not as easy as it sounds, and much of the advice will not give you any results.
One of the advice is for example to share your link in Facebook groups – the problem about this is that most groups will ban you for spamming them with a link like this, and the ones that do not are usually overflooded with similar links, so nobody can be bothered to really follow these groups anymore.
It is definitely possible to make money by referring other people, but just be aware that it might not be as easy as the advice and “training” on PointsPrizes make it sound.
Other earning opportunities?:
PointsPrizes used to offer several other earning methods like watching videos, playing games, taking daily pools, and also used to offer giveaways.
All of these options have been removed after the big update they made.
In one sense it is a shame they are no longer there. On the other side, it has made the platform a lot more user-friendly, in my opinion.
It is definitely still not the most user-friendly site out there but it has improved which is great.
You just need to adjust to the new design and the fewer earning options, if you have been a member previously and I wanted to mention that here to make it clear what you can now find in case you have previously used PointsPrizes.
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How do you get paid?
Every time you take a survey, an offer, or anything else on PointsPrizes, you get paid in points. These points can then be exchanged into a number of different prizes like for example PayPal, Google Play, iTunes, Amazon, cryptocurrency, a variety of online games, and more.
Personally, I like sites that pay through PayPal, so I am happy to see this is a payout option on PointsPrizes. And there are some pretty good other rewards as well, in case you are not such a big fan of PayPal.
However, there is one BIG issue when it comes to the payment methods on PiointsPrizes.
Even though it offers a lot of great payout methods, the majority of the options seem to constantly be out of stock. For example, both PayPal, Payoneer, and Bitcoin have been out of stock for months. In fact, as of updating this review, every single reward method is suddenly out of stock after I have reached the payout threshold.
This is just strange and if they really intended to make it easy for us to get paid, an option like Bitcoin and PayPal would, of course, not run out of stock. It is just a matter of them making it available.
And it is, in particular, an issue because they have been out of stock for months which just makes me think they are not really planning to offer them again but just have them there to make it look like they have a lot of great payout options, but in reality, they do not really have that many great options.
Another warning sign when it comes to this is that I have been able to check other accounts at the exact same time as I checked my account. And some of the accounts supposedly had access to payment methods that were out of stock inside my account.
However, on every account I got access to see, the available payment methods had a payout threshold higher than what the person had earned.
Therefore, it seems that PointsPrizes has gone from a platform that actually used to pay people to a platform where it will be impossible for you to get paid.
At first, you will see plenty of available payout methods, but as you earn, either the payout threshold will become higher, or suddenly the payout method will be out of stock.
Being out of stock can happen but then it should be the same on all accounts. This leads me to the conclusion that you will no longer be able to actually get paid from PointsPrizes.
How much money can you make?
As you can see, PointsPrizes has quite a lot of different ways to earn. It also means that there can seem to be some decent chances of earning extra pocket money.
Exactly how much you can earn depends a lot on your effort of course and then the country you live in. PoitsPrizes mentions itself in its help section that countries like USA, Canada, UK, and Australia have the most options as most advertisers are willing to create offers for these countries.
They also mention that there are quite good options in countries like France, Germany, and the Netherlands. In all these countries it should be quite easy for you to earn some extra money.
In other countries, you can also earn and there are ways to earn in more or less all countries but in some, it takes more patience than in others.
However, as explained above, you will be wasting your time no matter the country you live in. PointsPrizes has a payment system that seems to adjust depending on your earnings so you will never be able to get paid.
Can you use it on mobile?
PointsPrizes used to have an app you could download both through Google Play and the App Store.
However, suddenly the app is no longer available.
This is another warning sign that something strange is going on. When you add this to the other info shared above, it becomes clear PointsPrizes has changed into a terrible option that is a waste of time.
Who can join PointsPrizes?
You can join PointsPrizes no matter where in the world you live.
However, here we have another warning sign.
There is no longer an option for you to create a password. All you need to log in is an email address. This means that any one with your email address can access your account without any further security check.
PointsPrizes used to do it this way when it first was launched but then changed it so you could create a password. But now this has changed again and you no longer need it which is another big red flag, in my opinion.
I have tested hunreds of Get-Paid-To sites, and I have never come across a site where you do not need a password to get access to your account.
Can you get support?
If you should need support, there used to be plenty of ways to get in contact with PointsPrizes' support staff.
However, after they made a big update, it no longer seems like they have any support option which is definitely a big minus.
But considering all the other terrible updates, I am not surprised as they likely do not wish to actually give people the chance to get in contact with them and ask questions about why they cannot get paid.
PointsPrizes definitely seems like a legit site to make some extra money at first. However, it has changed and now has some huge red flags you need to be aware of.
But let's finish this review by summing up the pros and cons so you can get a better overview, before deciding whether you want to join or not.
- Rewards are lower than on similar sites
- No support option
- Reward options are constantly out of stock
- You cannot create a password
- Seems to be impossible to get paid
PointsPrizes used to have both pros and cons when I first started using it. But in my personal opinion, it now some big disadvantages you cannot ignore.
It used to be a site that actually paid but I do not know what happened since they decided to make it impossible to get paid.
Now it is just a platform full of big red flags, and in my opinion, it is a complete waste of time and you should not expect to get paid.
Therefore, I think there are many better survey and GPT sites in most countries, and you should make sure to use some of these instead if you want to make some extra money online.
If you have any comments, questions, or have any experiences with PointsPrizes yourself, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.
37 thoughts on “Is PointsPrizes Legit or a Scam? (Warning Before Joining)”
How do I contact PointPrizes? Any email address or support link?
I could not find anything to contact their support.
Can you help Mikael?
Thanks In Advance
I cannot see an option like that anymore. Looks like they have removed the support option which is definitely a bad sign.
They are the most dodgy scam artists on the internet. DO NOT SIGN UP.
everytime you finally build up enough money to buy a gift card they are conveniently all of the sudden out of any gift card of the amount of points you have earned.
Example 1 hour ago there were PlayStation and Xbox gift cards available for 25000 points ( $25 )
I did one more survey to finally have enough to get one of those 2, and all of a sudden the only ones available were $50 gift cards.
They are a scam do not trust them you will never ever get anything for the points you earn.
I would not even give them half a star.
They are degenerate pigs that never reply to your emails
Sorry to hear about your experiences but thanks for sharing so others can see.
I too have been with them a long time. What you say about their payout system is indeed true. I am up to 3153. Now all of a sudden they are coming up with charge backs. They are indeed Dodgy scam artists.
Yes, it looked promising at some point, but now it is definitely a site I will stay away from.
So I have finally made it to a $50 payout and now there are no gift cards mot even Amazon.
I know. Unfortunately, that happens a lot on PointsPrizes which is one of the reasons I do not recommend it.
Hey there! I used to be the manager of the Discord for PointsPrizes. This was a long time ago however I still thought I’d give some of my thoughts about what has happened.
I very much agree with this review, from what I can see now the site has definitely gone backwards a LOT. I wouldn’t recommend it anymore as it indeed appears to not even be “real” anymore and looks more like a scam now.
As for what/why this happened, I sadly don’t know. I used to have contact with the head of the company when I was manager but that contact slowly faded away and disappeared completely after a while. However, I can say that back when I did talk to him he seemed like a genuinely nice person and someone who cared a lot for the company and it’s users. My guess is that it was taken over by someone or something that made it like it is today.
If someone has a question for me feel free to ask!
Thanks for sharing.