Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Pact App: Tips and Tricks (Update)

Several months ago I wrote a post about the Pact App, with some tips and tricks of my own. After continued use, I have learned some more knowledge to share. Although brief, it helped to clarify the system for me and can help any users other users.

Over the last few weeks I have settled into a routine of 5 recorded workouts per week, 7 days of food logging per week, and 35 recorded fruits or veggies per week. This comes out to 47 activities per week on my Pact App. Despite my consistent goals, I have had inconsistent payouts.

I recently reached out to customer service about this issue. In response I received a great email from one of their team members.

Hi Abigail,
Thank you for contacting us.
We are happy to help clarify how our rewards system works.
We use the money from users who don't finish their pact to give rewards to those who do. This means that your rewards will fluctuate week to week and we won't know how much they will be until the charges for last week go through. This usually happens on Tuesday afternoons for the previous Pact week, so by Wednesday or Thursday evenings you should be able to see how much you've earned.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Have a great day!
Pact Customer Experience Team

So, in other words...the more people that screw up, don't meet their goals and wind up paying fines in a week, the better for everyone else! Although, it should go without saying that if you are a Pact user, you should continue to vote fairly and honestly for others using the fruit and veggie pact.*  It  really sucks to honestly eat a serving of fruits or veggies and have it voted down by the community. No harm in keeping your fingers crossed for a big payout though! Despite the roller coaster payouts, I have managed to make $60 using Pact since late February/early March. I put this money towards a new fitness tracker, as my Fitbit is on life support. So it's certainly worth it! Happy Pact'ing!

*According to the American Heart Association,

1 serving of vegetables can be
  • 1 cup raw leafy vegetables (fist size, ie. salad greens, spinach, kale, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup of other vegetables (prepared or raw)
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable juice

1 serving of fruits can be
  • 1 medium fruit (baseball size, ie. 1 apple, 1 orange)
  • 1/2 cup chopped, cooked or canned fruit
  • 1/2 cup of fruit juice