If you’re a fan of taking surveys, you may already know that there are a ton of companies out there that want to pay you to answer questions.
FeaturePoints is one of them.
With FeaturePoints, they focus moreso on the app aspect, where you can make money “while waiting in line,” all while using your phone to make cash. While they have a desktop version, I would at least recommend you plan on using it from your phone. It isn’t required, however. I just found it to be a better user experience.
Did they pay as much? Are they worth your time?
You’re about to find out in my in-depth, honest review.
As always, my reviews are always non-biased and from a user’s perspective. I’m never swayed by any advertising payments in my final decision.
What is FeaturePoints?
FeaturePoints was founded in 2012 and has been said to pay out more than $5.8 million to its users, at least according to the Google Play description.
In short, it’s an app that will reward you to take surveys, complete offers, download apps and even shop. It’s not much different than the big dogs in the industry such as Swagbucks. In exchange for your time, you can earn points, in which you can cash out for a variety of prizes. All of this I will get into later, I promise.
FeaturePoints is available for both iOS and Android, and all you need to do is download the app to get started. It’s 100% free.
Signing up is no different than most of the survey websites I have already signed up with.
In general, they want you to enter your email address, a password along with your first and last name.
Confirm your email and you can access your dashboard once you confirm your email address.
After you confirm your email, you can immediately access your dashboard, which will look something like this if you were to use the desktop version…
The mobile version is pretty similar with the only difference that the menu is along the bottom of your screen.
As you can see from the screenshot above, FeaturePoints offers a ton of money making options, including surveys, offers, contests, downloading apps and much more. I’m going to break down each of these categories below, but I found the dashboard to be helpful if you wanted to take part in some of the highest-paying offers on the website right now.
For now, you will find that most of your money will be in the surveys, offers and app downloads as long as you complete the right options.
In the next few sections, I will talk about the many menu options and how you can earn money with each.
In the section, as the name implies, will include all of your survey options.
In the beginning, you will be asked to fill out a demographic profile, which is standard in the industry. And, after you complete it, you can then access additional surveys, all of which are said to be updated daily. It only takes seconds to fill out your demographic profile, so I do recommend you do so.
After I did, you can see that you’re presented with quite a few survey opportunities.
And, if you do consider completing them, just make sure the points are worth your time as it would be silly to complete a 20-minute survey if you only earned 10 points.
FeaturePoints does use a points system, but to better understand it, you will earn $0.001~ to $0.0016~ per one point. So, in that example, the 20 minute 345 point survey would earn you about $0.34. Meh. It’s not the best in terms of value, but you can find some gems here and there. You may have to wait some time for them to pop up, however.
In the offers section, it’s nothing special here as they seem to only work with what are known as third-party offer walls. In short, they use another company to find the offers. If you sign up, this third-party gets a cut, FeaturePoints gets a cut and finally, you get a cut.
Many of your bigger name websites, such as Swagbucks and GrabPoints, use these platforms, so if you want to take advantage of these opportunities, I would highly recommend you stick to one provider to build your point balance.
From my experience, Swagbucks tends to offer the best payouts, but some lesser-knowns, such as GrabPoints and even instaGC, are worth checking out. As the offers always change, it’s hard for me to tell you which offer is best, but if you’re already a part of a few, it doesn’t hurt to log into each to see what you can earn.
Earn Cash Back
In this section, you can earn cash back for every purchase you make online. Simply click on the link, shop as you would and get rewarded once your transaction completes.
This is pretty common among many money-making opportunities online, so I really wouldn’t focus on it as the value just isn’t there. Instead, I would consider better alternatives such as eBates. These websites focus solely on cash back options and give you the best cash back percentages at thousands of retailers.
In the contests section, you can win tokens for every contest you enter. These contests will vary in terms of your prize, but when I was writing this, I could win either $25 or $150.
For each contest you want to enter, you will need to give up a token or two, all depending on the contest, but it will notate how many you need before you enter.
To earn tokens, you will receive one token for every 20 points you earn. You can also click on the “earn more tokens” tab on that very page for more opportunities to earn.
Here, you will have to use your phone only as your desktop will not be able to track your activity.
In the section, it’s fairly self-explanatory as all you will have to do is either download an app and/or reach a certain milestone within the app. All you need to do is read the terms and conditions before doing so to make sure you know what’s expected of you.
As you can see above, I could earn up to 216 if I were to download Zoo 2 and follow the steps required.
You can make quite a bit in downloading apps as long as you’re downloading the ones that only make sense to you. For instance, in the past, I was paid $26 to download Final Fantasy and reach a certain level. All in all, it only took me an hour or so as I was able to use my free Google Play credits to level up quicker than usual.
Share with Friends
As the last way to earn money, you can refer your friends and earn 25% of what they earn. If you refer three people, then that bonus bumps up to 50%!
Almost all companies in this vertical offer a referral program. Just copy your URL and give it to anyone you want to refer, but just make sure you don’t spam it as this can lead to termination.
If you know of anyone who may want to make money and you personally want to recommend this app, then it doesn’t hurt to use your unique referral link.
Ah, the best part. What you can do with those points.
In this section, I want to talk about what your points are worth as well as what you can redeem your points for.
How Much Are My Points Worth?
Whether you redeem your points for cash or gift cards, your points will be worth about $0.001666 each. Yes, much less than a penny.
I don’t mind if a company uses a points system, but when you really have to do the math, it can be a brain teaser. They do this on purpose to make it look as if you’re getting paid a ton, when in reality, you’re getting paid peanuts.
Remember those apps mentioned earlier in the screenshot?
Those 1,720 points sound like a ton, but in reality, it’s only $2.85!
If you plan on using the app, just make sure that you do the math ahead of time to ensure it makes sense for the time you invest.
FeaturePoints lets you cash out in one of three ways: via gift cards, cash or Bitcoin.
The app doesn’t offer a ton of gift card options, but the ones they do tend to be the most popular options, so I can assure you that you will find something of value.
Redemptions start at $2, or 1,200 points, and can take up to two days to process your reward
As of this posting, FeaturePoints offered the following gift card options:
- Google Play
- Playstation Store
- League of Legends
- Nintendo eShop
- Best Buy
- Dunkin Donuts
- Papa John’s
If you want cash, FeaturePoints has you covered as well, offering two options: either PayPal cash or via a Visa gift card.
At this time, you can cash out at $5 (3K points), $10 (6K points), $25 (15K points), $50 (30K points), $100 (60K points), $200 (120K points), $500 (300K points) or $1,000 (600K points).
Like the gift cards, you will have to wait up to two days to process, but in choosing this option, just make sure your account email matches that on the your PayPal account.
And, lastly, if Bitcoin is your type of thing, you can cash out at $5 (3K points) or $10 (6K points).
In choosing this option, your payment will be sent to your account email address via Coinbase.
What Others Are Saying
As with all of my reviews, I love to see what others are saying and include it inside this section.
No matter what app you use, there will always be bad things said, so don’t expect something perfect. In the case of FeaturePoints, there was no exceptions.
Combing the web, here’s what I found, both good and bad…
- easy to use
- great rewards
- free to join
- lots to do
- low paying offers
- surveys/offers not crediting (this is common among competitors, too)
- poor customer service
- points CAN expire
Final Thoughts6/10 In the end, FeaturePoints does offer a ton of ways to earn cash, but sadly, much of their offers are very low in pay, the reason I’m going to give them a six out of 10.
I do like that they have a variety of survey options as well as other ways to earn, but in comparison to Swagbucks and even Survey Junkie, two of my favorites, the payouts are peanuts. Nonetheless, I guess it’s one you could at least check on from time to time to see if there’s anything worth your time.
In the meantime, I personally would not add it to my apps to make me money, but you may find it worth your time in some cases. There are many better options out there, but that’s just my opinion. Use it for what it is. It is legit and is not a scam, I can promise you that much.
If you have used the app or even want to comment on it, then you’re always welcome to do so in the comments below.
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