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GET PAID TO WALK WITH NEW APP!
GET PAID TO WALK WITH NEW APP!

GET PAID TO WALK WITH NEW APP!

Saw this on moneysaving expert and thought it was a great way to get the kids out and about, if not, to burn off the January blues! Get paid to walk by gaining points and then converting them into vouchers! Also use MSE Code to get a free 700 points to start you off (first 10,000) See you in the hills!

If you don’t feel that being in shape, having better health, or calf muscles the size of tree trunks is rewarding enough for your exercise and workout efforts, there’s a new way you can earn high street vouchers simply by keeping active.

Sign up to free fitness rewards app Bounts, connect it to your fitness tracker or smartphone app, and you’ll earn points – referred to as bounts – when you walk, exercise, go to the gym &more. Once you’ve amassed enough, these can can be converted into vouchers to be used at retailers and restaurants such as Amazon, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s, Pizza Express, M&S and Cineworld (full Bounts redemption list).

So if you’re doing even relatively minor exercise (7,000 steps a day) it’s easy money for no change. On the basic level, just with walking alone, in four months you’d accrue £5 at Tesco, Argos, New Look and others – but if you do a bigger variety of exercise or upgrade the app it can be much quicker.

What’s more, if you use the referral code MSE2016 (10,000 available) when signing up, you get 700 extra points after your first activity (just don’t sign in via Facebook – use your email or it won’t work). Here’s a quick briefing:

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I posted a bounts app deal a few weeks if not months ago now... I have the app, it's good but temperamental.

The app is free. Your deal suggests it's £5.00 so it should be in freebies and will explain why it's going cold.

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kimbo87

I posted a bounts app deal a few weeks if not months ago now... I have … I posted a bounts app deal a few weeks if not months ago now... I have the app, it's good but temperamental.


I've just downloaded it now as I walk ALOT. I'm going to get it for my kids and my husband too. Anything that keeps us moving I think is great.

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stuarthanley

The app is free. Your deal suggests it's £5.00 so it should be in … The app is free. Your deal suggests it's £5.00 so it should be in freebies and will explain why it's going cold.


Good thinking!

Sounds good. Will check it out.

Signed up .. always do over 12000 steps on my fitbit everyday anyway so may as well earn for it! Thanks

Perfect incentive to get out more

I've just signed up and the site seems to be a bit slow. I don't see my 700 points yet, is this the same for everyone else?

thanks op, been waiting since nov for my bitwalking invite:s

how do i use this on a smartphone? do i just download the bounts app?

for a free user you get a max of 5 points a day under runkeeper (20min walk). the most efficient tesco voucher seems to be £5 at 1389 points - it'd take you best part of a year to earn that voucher while remembering to turn on GPS and load 2 power-hungry apps before going anywhere.

nice idea but unless i'm mistaken the free option limits your daily points far too much for it to be worth bothering with, and this is coming from someone who walks on average over an hour a day. would be interested to know how much premium costs and returns for active people - IIRC the premium daily limit is 5x that of free so you could earn that £5 voucher within 2 months.

Waste of time and will kill the battery on your phone. People seem like they'll do anything for a fiver. Crazy.

No thanks.

Wow I never knew about this. I have a Fitbit and have just started doing some exercise and walking. Thanks x

website crashed now as MSE has already been viewed 30k+

I like how doing over three and a half miles a day is considered "relatively minor exercise".

for those just starting out trying to lose weight, that would be the equivalent of running a marathon ..

for such a tiny payout, even with the "premium plus" subscription, it's probably not worth it. you'd be better off contacting william hill and placing a bet on losing weight.



Yet another company who'll get all your personal details for very little return. Not to mention sucking the life out of your phone battery. Pass!

I signed up recently to test it out. Using Strava and Moves (the latter in the background) unsurprisingly drains the phone battery to an extent that would put off most people. It makes a little more sense for FitBit users.

Skip past all the sales pitch in the article and pay attention to this:
"...and course this all assumes Bounts stays solvent, and doesn’t change its plan – we’re not saying that will happen – but with any subscription, it’s always something to consider."
I'd say that a change in the plan is a near certainty as most of the gyms and organisations that would have any interest in providing funds for this have probably already signed up. A sudden deluge of basic users will inevitably have an impact in a few months time when they start to claim vouchers, and the model then only works if (like gym membership) you get people paying for a package and then not using it enough to cover what they are paying out (i.e. paid subscribers helping to offset the cost of basic free users).

Signed up via the app using my email and the referral code but I don't appear to have gotten the 700 points. Anyone else signed up and had this? Wondering if the 10,000 codes have now been used up.

Edit - Ah I see it's after the first activity, but would be nice to know I will get it for sure.
Edited by: "redarrowrules" 27th Jan 2016

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spockie

Perfect incentive to get out more :DI've just signed up and the site … Perfect incentive to get out more :DI've just signed up and the site seems to be a bit slow. I don't see my 700 points yet, is this the same for everyone else?


You don't get these 700 points till after your first exercise.

theseller96

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Keep trying will go through eventually

So they pay you 4p per day, to have your mobile sucked of all its power. In turn will reduce the life of the battery ( and phone if apple as batteries are non-replacable, ones off eBay are junk). Cold from me

Well manage to sign up got an email clicked on confirmation link and it crashed again....
I have using Samsung Walking Mate One shame they don't allow to add your own, oh shame....
Edited by: "dalipsinghno1" 27th Jan 2016

paul.jacobs

So they pay you 4p per day, to have your mobile sucked of all its power. … So they pay you 4p per day, to have your mobile sucked of all its power. In turn will reduce the life of the battery ( and phone if apple as batteries are non-replacable, ones off eBay are junk). Cold from me



But if your using a fitness device like a Fitbit, I would assume you don't need to have the mobile app running.

I do a lot of walking each day due to my job so I can see this being something useful for myself.
Edited by: "redarrowrules" 27th Jan 2016

Very clever idea!!!

Trying to sign up - it's VEEEEEEEEERY slow..........

Thank you

HankHandsome

I like how doing over three and a half miles a day is considered … I like how doing over three and a half miles a day is considered "relatively minor exercise".for those just starting out trying to lose weight, that would be the equivalent of running a marathon ..for such a tiny payout, even with the "premium plus" subscription, it's probably not worth it. you'd be better off contacting william hill and placing a bet on losing weight.



Im sorry but walking 3 and a half miles a day IS minor exercise. That is the problem with our society. Great app and great idea. I run on average 6 miles a day so could get a few quid. Thanks OP !

urbanlegend11

Im sorry but walking 3 and a half miles a day IS minor exercise. That is … Im sorry but walking 3 and a half miles a day IS minor exercise. That is the problem with our society. Great app and great idea. I run on average 6 miles a day so could get a few quid. Thanks OP !



Is it cold up there on your high horse ?

Sorry for the dumb question but how do you apply the code once you installed the app?

HankHandsome

Is it cold up there on your high horse ?



Yes with my 8% body fat level X)

lady_zzz_87

Sorry for the dumb question but how do you apply the code once you … Sorry for the dumb question but how do you apply the code once you installed the app?



You apply the code when it asks for "referral code" when initially signing up.

HankHandsome

Is it cold up there on your high horse ?



The poster youy replied to is correct. As mentioned in the article, you shoud be walking minimum of 8km a day just to maintain a healthy heart. 3.5 miles is minor exercise.

napolimp

The poster youy replied to is correct. As mentioned in the article, you … The poster youy replied to is correct. As mentioned in the article, you shoud be walking minimum of 8km a day just to maintain a healthy heart. 3.5 miles is minor exercise.



so how would you propose that a morbidly obese person does that amount then ?

one person's definition of "minor exercise" will be vastly different to someone with mobility problems who might be keen to lose weight

urbanlegend11

You apply the code when it asks for "referral code" when initially … You apply the code when it asks for "referral code" when initially signing up.



I think i missed that...
Thank you anyways

sazzopardi1971

Trying to sign up - it's VEEEEEEEEERY slow..........



Slow here also

Another Data Analysing app that "pays" people for using it. £5 every 4 months isn't worth the amount of data and battery this would use to track and upload my steps. iPhone batteries are poor enough as it is.

jamieb193

Another Data Analysing app that "pays" people for using it. £5 every 4 … Another Data Analysing app that "pays" people for using it. £5 every 4 months isn't worth the amount of data and battery this would use to track and upload my steps. iPhone batteries are poor enough as it is.



I think you've missed half the features of this. You can sync your account to a device like a Fitbit online, no need for the app. Then Fitbit give them your daily step count and you get points. Not sure what use the number of steps I've taken each day is to them but if I can get a £10 Amazon voucher every other month or so then I'm happy.
Edited by: "redarrowrules" 27th Jan 2016

HankHandsome

I like how doing over three and a half miles a day is considered … I like how doing over three and a half miles a day is considered "relatively minor exercise".for those just starting out trying to lose weight, that would be the equivalent of running a marathon ..for such a tiny payout, even with the "premium plus" subscription, it's probably not worth it. you'd be better off contacting william hill and placing a bet on losing weight.



I work in a small store with 4 aisles and manage to walk roughly 8 miles per day, averaging at roughly 13,000 steps, between those 4 aisles between 8:30am - 5:30pm... People probably walk 3 and a half miles by lunch time in their own house without realising

redarrowrules

I think you've missed half the features of this. You can sync your … I think you've missed half the features of this. You can sync your account to a device like a Fitbit online, no need for the app. Then Fitbit give them your daily step count and you get points. Not sure what use the number of steps I've taken each day is to them but if I can get a £10 Amazon voucher every other month or so then I'm happy.



IF you own a fitness tracker... Literally nobody I know owns a fitness tracker. I own a Razer Nabu but only to read messages while I'm working. I can't see people buying a Fitbit or other device just for this to be honest

does it work with mi band?
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