Friday, October 14, 2016

AchieveMint: Get Paid for your Healthy Lifestyle

I have written several blog posts (Pact App: Tips & Tricks and Pact App: Tips and Tricks (Update)) about the Pact App, which rewards users for exercising, eating healthy, eating fruits and veggies. The catch with Pact is that you personally decide how many activities you are going to commit to each week and wager a dollar amount that you will pay if you don't meet your goal. This was a great system to keep me motivated, but within the last several weeks, my Samsung Galaxy S7 underwent a system update and I could no longer submit fruit and veggie photos. Mid-week I was left with 12 veggies unsubmitted. Luckily, I was able to contact customer support and they suspended the pact without penalty to me. This has left my Pact lacking in terms of income in the last few weeks - the veggie pact was the real moneymaker.

Yesterday while scrolling Facebook, I came across an ad for AchieveMint. This is a website (app available for Apple users on the App Store) that links to your apps and fitness trackers, imports the data and rewards you points for "healthy activity".  I have been able to link my Garmin Connect, Twitter, Foursquare, Fitbit and MyFittnessPal. In the last 24 hours I have earned points for logging meals, walking steps, tracking sleep and tweeting. Past check-ins on Swarm and Foursquare to outdoor places like my local lake have registered points. I have earned 663 points so far. According to the FAQ page, 10,000 is equal to $10. You can earn up to 80 points per day for fitness related activity and 6 points per social media and food tracking activity. I have earned about 120 points per day. At that rate, it will take 80 days to earn the $10 reward, but that could mean $45/year. This is definitely a slow earner in comparison to the Pact App, but it is passive and does not require you as a user to actively log a workout or submit a vegetable. If you are an active MyFitnessPal user, already calorie tracking, or someone who wears a fitness tracker for step counting, this is a great supplement to the activity you're already doing. And there is no potential for loss or paying out like on the Pact App. If you're already a dedicated member of Pact, AchieveMint is a no-brainer!

Why not earn points and rewards for the work you're already doing? Use my referral link to earn an extra 250 points on sign up with AchieveMint! Good luck with AchieveMint! Comment me your questions and feedback!