I have reviewed quite a few survey websites so far and one company that seemed to pop up quite in my research was GrabPoints.
But, the kicker here was that they claimed that they often paid the best rate out of all of the bigger competitors. While this seemed to be true at first, I really wanted to dive in and see what the website had to offer and if it was worth joining.
As with any of my reviews, I always keep it honest, only recommending companies I would join personally. If you have been visiting for quite some time, you should know by now that I’m honest and won’t peddle the crap you see so many bloggers pushing. I don’t want your $100. I just want you to learn and make a few bucks on the side!
So, in today’s post, I dig deep and let you know what GrabPoints is all about.
What is GrabPoints?
Before I dive into the full review, let me first explain what GrabPoints.
Basically, GrabPoints is going to reward you with points to take surveys, complete offers, watch videos and much more. These rewards include PayPal cash, or if you choose, you can pick from a ton of gift cards as well, and it’s really up to you as to what you want to redeem your points for.
It’s pretty much as it sounds and is very easy to complete. If you’re familiar with Swagbucks, which is my personal favorite, then it works in the same exact way.
They have been around since 2014 and have paid out millions to their more than 4+ million members!
Now, before you get excited, do not expect to get rich with these types of websites. Instead, consider it as a way to earn $25, $50 or maybe even $150+ a month on the side. As long as you have this mindset, you won’t be disappointed with the results.
GrabPoints Review – Scam or Legit?
Like most of these GPT-like websites, signing up was pretty simple to do, and the great thing about them is that they accept almost everyone worldwide. You do need to be at least 13 years old to sign up, however.
All in all, it took me about 30 seconds to sign up and right away, I was able to access my dashboard, all of which I will talk about in depth next here.
Like most GPT websites, you’re going to have a lot to choose from once you log in and view your dashboard, and GrabPoints is no exception.
As the website offers a lot for you to do, I wanted to break down each category and explain how each one works.
On your “Home” screen, once you log in, GrabPoints will feature a variety of options, including its “Featured Offers,” which you can break down by category — surveys, videos, offers or apps. It’s up to you if you want to check these offers out or not, but for me, I usually just jump straight to my favorite offers.
Aside from the featured offers, you will also be able to check out the many “Offer Walls” they work with, as well as an inbox, where you can check your incoming mail. Lastly, you can find a live feed, basically showing you what people have completed on the website.
Personally, I like to just start at the sidebar and pick out something I want to work with, Most of the time, you’re going to find that most of your money is made with the surveys only, but this isn’t always the case as you can find a decent offer worth your time once in and a while. To me, it’s rare, though.
The home screen is a great place to start if you want to look at the featured offers, but if you have something in mind, you’re much better off breaking down your offers via the main menu, which I break down below.
Almost every GPT website offers a survey section, and while some just link out to third-parties, some will include their own surveys from providers they negotiated with as well.
GrabPoints, for the most part, appears to link out to a myriad of third-party survey websites, and while there’s nothing wrong with this, you’re going to find that you will have to sign up with a lot of these survey websites before you’re able to get your points.
What this simply means is that you’re going to get a ton of spam when you sign up as you’re now connected with these research companies as well. Sign up for 10+ survey websites and I could only imagine what your email inbox will look like next week.
I usually only go for surveys that jump straight to the questions, not asking me for any personal information. I stress it a ton, but this is the reason Swagbucks is #1 in this space. They offer surveys that just ask you questions and there are plenty of them, trust me on this.
While GrabPoints did have a ton of surveys, the only thing I didn’t like is that most of them made me sign up like I was signing up for another GPT-like website. This wasn’t always the case, however.
As for the compensation, it seemed to be pretty competitive, at least compared to other websites I use, such as Swagbucks and Survey Junkie. I will talk about this near the end, but basically, 3,000 points are worth $3, so looking at the graphic above, that 1880 point survey is basically worth $1.80 for your time. The points system can be confusing, but as long as you know every 1,000 points is worth a buck, it makes the math that much easier. All in all, plan on surveys worth anywhere from 300 to 3,000+ points.
Whether you want to complete a survey directly on the GrabPoints website or use a third-party offer wall that offers many surveys as well, it’s really up to you. There appears to be enough to keep you busy for some time.
And, if you don’t know what these offer walls are, they are basically third-party offer-like websites that these companies link out to that have a ton of offers, ranging from completing an offer to taking a survey.
In short, it’s basically one website, in this case, GrabPoints, linking out to another offer-like website. In a way, it gives you the opportunity to complete more offers to increase your balance and GrabPoints doesn’t have to go out and find them.
Once you complete the offer inside of your offer wall, you will then be credited on GrabPoints or whatever website you could be working on at the time. These offers can include anything from signing up for a sweepstakes offer to signing up for a free trial. You will always know what you’re getting yourself into before you even start.
Now, the thing with offer walls is that almost every website like GrabPoints works with them, as mentioned, so if you’re signed up with more than one company like GrabPoints, I highly recommend you at least compare the rates as this offer will show up on every site you use.
In my past research, I did find that GrabPoints did offer some of the highest rates out of all of their competitors, but to be certain, check out your dashboard to be 100% certain.
As the offer wall is the same on every website, it means the offer you see on GrabPoints via these walls will be on other sites as well, but the thing is that GrabPoints can set their own rates and it really comes down to how much they want to profit off of you.
As of this review, these were the offer walls they were currently working with:
- Jun Videos
- Revenue Universe
- SaySo Rewards
- Theorem Reach Survey Wall
This is subject to change, but do let it be known that all of these offer walls work in the same way, wherein you can complete offers, most of which are free to do.
As this title implies, this section allows you to watch videos, most of which are through third-party offer walls. If you like the idea of watching videos and getting paid, I did write about 28+ ways you can get paid to watch videos in the past. Check it out when you get a chance!
Now, before you get excited, watching videos won’t make you much. And, when I say “much,” I mean less than a penny a minute. Not only that, but 99% of the time, you’re going to watch videos that are usually of no interest.
Again, GrabPoints appears to just link out to third-party offer walls, so there’s nothing unique here. This is nothing against GrabPoints. It’s just that videos never pay much.
You can always check it out to see what it’s all about, but don’t say I didn’t warn you!
In the “Complete Offers” section, it appeared GrabPoints had a lot of their own offers as well as links out to the third-party offer walls once again.
While offers can make you some nice money, you have to be careful here as a lot of them will require you to use your credit card if they ask you to sign up for a trial. While some of these can be worth your time, just make sure you always read the terms and conditions as to how you can claim your points as well as make sure you cancel your account before they bill your card again.
In some cases, for example, you may have your points revoked if you cancel too early.
Aside from the offers that require a credit card, you can find some free offers as well, such as signing up for a raffle or even a free service. With a lot of these offers, just be prepared for a ton of emails, a reason why I recommend you create a separate email account/alias just for these types of websites.
GrabPoints did a good job telling you what needed to be done on your part, so, again, just make sure you at least read the directions before completing your offer to ensure that you get your reward points.
As the name indicated, the “Download Apps” section is recommended only if you’re accessing the website while on your mobile phone.
From simply downloading an app to signing up for a free service, this section works a lot like the offers section, only that it’s designed for mobile phones only.
This section can pay okay, but just make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into as some of these apps may require you to download specialized software, outside of the usual apps you find on the Google Play and iTunes store. Again, just read the terms and conditions closely as the compensation is sometimes not worth it.
If you do plan on downloading any of these apps, again, just make sure that you follow the directions closely to ensure that you get credit for your work.
As with most GPT websites, many will reward you simply for referring your friends.
Some websites will pay you a flat rate, whereas others will pay you a certain percentage of what your referrals earn for life.
With GrabPoints, the amount of points you can earn greatly depends on the countries they reside in.
For example, “Tier 1” countries can earn you 250 points, whereas a “Tier 3” country can earn you 25 points.
You can see a full list of the countries and how they rank them when you log in and click on the “Refer Friends” tab. You can also refer to the graphic below:
Now, in order to receive this referral bonus, do keep in mind that your referrals must earn 1,000 points before you can claim your bonus.
In all of my research, I do appreciate that GrabPoints has a refer a friend system, but it’s not that great.
For one, a lot of these companies offer you points for life as your referrals earn. And, secondly, 25 to 250 points isn’t that much! Remember that 3,000 points equal $3. So, 250 is about $0.25 to refer someone. Meh.
And as the last way to earn money comes in the form of what’s known as a “promo code.”
When clicked on, a prompt will pop up, simply asking you to input a code you may have found online somewhere.
Where do you find them, you may be wondering?
Well, according to the help menu, it simply states that you will “receive them,” but digging deeper online, they can show up in your e-mails, trivia games, social media or you can simply search for them to find up-to-date codes you can use.
Most of the codes you do redeem will usually be worth 15~ points.
For now, these are all of the ways you can earn points, and as you can see, there are quite a few ways. I just highly recommend you always read the terms and conditions and ensure that you know what you’re getting yourself into. It also doesn’t hurt to make sure that the survey/offer is worth your time. It wouldn’t make sense to spend one hour of your time to earn $2 in points.
Ah, the main reason you’re probably using GrabPoints — for the rewards.
And, like many of these sites, GrabPoints offers quite a few rewards you can redeem your points for, including PayPal cash, Amazon and even a variety of gift card options. They have quite a few!
But, before I get into the options, let’s talk about what your rewards are worth.
The value of your rewards greatly depends on what you want to redeem your points for.
For example, $3 via PayPal would cost you 3,000 points, whereas a $10 Google Play code would cost you 11,000 points.
All items have a varying minimum cash out values, from 3,000 to as many as 10,000 points before you can redeem, but in the end, plan on every 1,000 points you earn worth $1 in value.
At a minimum, you do need to earn at least 3,000 points ($3 value) before you’re able to cash out for anything.
When I took a look, the company did have a ton of options but seeing PayPal and Amazon are usually the most popular options, you shouldn’t have to worry about not finding something you want, because, who doesn’t want cash?
So, yes, they do offer PayPal cash payout as well as Amazon gift cards, but they offered other options as well.
Aside from the popular Amazon and Paypal cash options, some of the other options include the following:
- Office Depot
- Spa & Wellness by Spa Week
- The Body Shop
- Charming Charlie
- PlayStation Store
- Barnes and Noble
- Guitar Center
- Hulu Plus
- Movie Loot
- Google Play
- Best Buy
- …. and many more
Keep in mind that this is what was offered at the time of the review, so do keep in mind that these rewards can change.
When you log in, click on the “Reward Store” icon beneath the “Redeem” section to see what you can take advantage of.
What Others Are Saying
As with all of my reviews, I’m not going to just include my thoughts. I always want to be as honest as possible, so I went ahead and scoured the internet to see what others were saying, both good and bad.
Here’s what I found…
- seems to have the highest rates (check this graphic for more information)
- lots of offers if you like third-party options
- low payout options, as little as $3
- a ton of reward options
- great reviews on third-party websites
- refer a friend system isn’t the greatest
- not many unique offers but plenty of third-party offer walls
- long survey screeners
In the end, let it be known that GrabPoints is 100% legitimate, and if you do decide to use them, you will get paid as long as you don’t violate any of their terms, of course. This can be said with any site like this.
I like a lot of things about GrabPoints.
For one, I did like the many offers you could complete, but the only downfall was that they really didn’t have anything unique to their service. This is the main reason I don’t use them as my regular go-to.
Secondly, if you’re a fan of those third-party offer wall companies, such as Peanut Labs or Adgate, for example, then you will find that they offer some of the best rates in the industry, so that’s a huge plus. They have a TON of these offers, which could keep you busy for quite some time. But, if you’re just looking for surveys, it’s kind of meh.7/10In conclusion, I’m going to give GrabPoints a 7 out of 10, and the reason for the score is that they don’t really offer anything unique, the referral system is kind of a bummer and it’s nothing more than third-party offer walls I can find elsewhere.
While they do offer some of the highest payouts from these offer walls, I personally don’t find value in offers, usually only the surveys, the main reason I heavily push Swagbucks.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t join, but I’m just thinking there are better ways to earn money if you’re into taking surveys and completing offers.
As always, let me know your thoughts in the comments below, whether you have joined or have any questions in general.
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