Achievement App Reviews
After reading Achievement App Reviews, I signed up for Achievement several years ago. In fact, it was so long ago, I can no longer find the original emails from signing up. I only keep my email folders for a few years at a time. Anyway, this is just one of the ways I earn money while getting healthy.
The first one I signed up for was HealthyWage. I still participate in that one as well, but it is limited to step challenges and weight loss challenges. The Achievement App pays you to do so much more!
Like other apps, Achievement allows you to connect your fitness device, but not only that! You can connect to the health apps you use as well. So far, the only thing I've ever connected this app to was my MyFitnessPal app.
Since that was the only app I connected, I've only ever earned points for weighing myself and for logging what I'm eating. I haven't done either of those things consistently. But I've done them enough that I've already made tens of thousands of points in the Achievement App.
I honestly never paid attention to this app. It sends me an email each week with a summary of the points I earned as well as opportunities to earn more points. But I honestly never even read the emails! Now that I remember I have this account and I've looked into it a little more... I'm going to start using it more to monitor my health activities and earn more points. The points add up pretty quickly if you actually try.
Achievement App Reviews - Comparison
Unlike HealthyWage and some of the other apps out there, this one awards you points for a variety of different activities. To date, I've only earned points for weighing in and recording my macros on MyFitnessPal.
But the Achievement app reviews I've read mention several different apps being connected and monitoring things. For example, if you have a FitBit, you can connect that app as well to earn points for your workouts and such.
Likewise, if you use Apple Health to track your steps, blood glucose, menstrual cycles, sleep habits, etc.... you can earn points for each of those by connecting it to the Achievement app.
Admittedly, I haven't played with very many apps for tracking health stuff. I've really only used four so far, I'm pretty loyal to brands. However, I'm going to make it a point to start trying new things to see if there's something better out there. As I do, I'll be sure to connect them to Achievement so that I can earn points for trying them!
Achievement App Reviews - Redemption
I need to connect my FitBit app and then I also use an app through my employer called Rally. It works similar to achievement but the points go to my Healthcare Spending Account where as Achievement sends Amazon gift cards and such.
Achievement also gives you the option to donate your points to various charities instead of sending you cash directly. This is a great option if you are comfortable and wish to help others or pay it forward.
If you just want them to redeem your points for cash, you can select the PayPal option to receive cash payments. Personally, I elected to have my points be redeemed for Amazon gift cards because I shop so frequently through Amazon that it comes in handy during checkout to be surprised with not having to pay as much due to the gift cards. Also, PayPal charges fees and such.
Obviously, how you choose to redeem your points is completely up to you. No judgement here, I promise. I have been redeeming my points about once per year. Since I've only connected MyFitnessPal, it takes me about a year to earn the 10,000 point threshold. But this year, I'll be connecting more apps so we'll see how much more I earn.
Surveys & Research
Another way to earn points with Achievement is to fill out surveys and participate in research.
There are several different surveys that you can take. There are a few that ask you questions related to your own health conditions and goals. Some others ask about various habits you may have that are linked to certain conditions.
There are also articles that you can read to earn points. For example, one of the articles I read today was titled "May is stroke awareness month." When you click on the article, you are awarded the points and a new tab opens with information on spotting stroke symptoms.
Referring friends to Achievement will also net you 100 points per referral. If you have a group of friends that are working on health improvement like you are, refer them over and cash in on those points!
There are also surveys which help with medical research which earn a good amount of points. One that I saw today asked to help researchers understand how Rheumatoid Arthritis impacts everyday life. This survey awarded a nice 200 points.
Achievement App Reviews - Summary
I think the Achievement app definitely rates a 10 out of 10 all day. It is simple and easy to use. So easy, you could easily set it and forget it and rack up a ton of points. You could use it as a savings account if you really wanted to.
With so many different options for earning points, you can choose the ways that you're most interested in and just do those. It's really that simple. You don't have to complete the surveys and research if you don't want to, but some of that stuff takes less than 3 seconds to do, so why not?
I definitely recommend this app if you are looking for more motivation to get to steppin'! Who wouldn't walk for money?
Let me know what you think of it in the comments below.
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