If you know me very well at all, you know that I love a good competition! I also love finding ways to make a little side money, earn points or win prizes. So when I got a FitBit a few years ago, my first thought was how can I make this device work for me! Sure, I’m going to count my steps and get healthier, but are there ways to make some money and earn perks with the FitBit? The answer is a definite YES! Here are the ways I’ve found to turn my Fitbit steps into rewards!
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How to Make Money with your Fitbit
Of course, getting healthier is the ultimate reward for each of us. But sometimes it takes a bit more motivation to keep going on the exercise journey. I have been counting steps as my main exercise goal for many years. It just works better for me to walk toward health rather than train for a 5K or join a gym. Personal preference is everything when it comes to exercise routines. If you don’t like your exercise option, you’re almost guaranteed to fail.
I have had a few different pedometers over the years and have used my phone step counter for the last stretch. But recently my husband decided to buy me a FitBit and I’m loving it!
Achievmint is a free app that awards points for behavior. You have to earn 10,000 points before you get your first payout, but if I’m going to wear my FitBit anyway, I might as well let the points slowly accrue. You can earn points for sleeping, drinking water, recording your weight and of course getting your steps in. The great thing is that it is automatic. I don’t have to do a thing now that I have set up my account. It easily connected with my Fitbit and now I just let the points add up!
It took me about 3 months to earn my first $10.00 payout, but I did nothing extra at all! I got an email telling me that I had achieved my 10,000 points and then an email a few days later with the notice that they had deposited $10.00 into my Paypal account! Super easy!
How much does this cost? Nothing! It’s FREE! If you have any sort of app or device to track your fitness, it probably is included in this program (Jawbone, Garmin, Apple Health, Runkeeper, MyFitnessPal, and many more…).
Walgreens Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices
Create a free Walgreens Balance Rewards account, link your device or app and start earning points to spend at Walgreens. If you are already a Walgreens shopper, then your points will add up even faster!
Dicks Sporting Goods
If you shop at Dicks Sporting Goods and sign up for a free Scorecard (a simple loyalty card), you can earn 3 points for every day you hit your 10,000 step goal. You simply sign up for a free card and then sync your device. It’s a slow process getting to the 300 point payout ($10.00) but again, if I’m going to be walking the steps anyway, then I might as well be earning free money!
After a few months, I reached my 300 point payout and received a coupon notice for $10.00 free to spend at Dick’s on my next visit!
Check your Insurance Provider
Check with your insurance provider. Many insurance companies reward you for exercise and healthy habits. You can log in to your personal account or call them to see what options they have. Some companies offer gift cards, gear or even cash as rewards for healthy habits like walking and exercise.
There are other options for earning points and perks with the FitBit, but these are the best options so far. What do you use? Got any programs that are rewarding us for our steps? I’d love to hear!