So, you may be wondering, is Rewarded Play legit? The short answer is, yes! Come along with us as we debunk some common myths that you may have heard about Rewarded Play.
Myth #1: It's fake! You'll never receive a real gift card.
Rewarded Play has awarded over $7 million in gift cards to users since our app was introduced to the Google Play store in 2019. With over 5 million installs, it has quickly become the largest loyalty program for mobile gamers in America.
Still have your doubts? Test it out for yourself - 90 percent of new users who complete our onboarding process will redeem their first gift card within just 48 hours. Our onboarding process is designed to welcome users into the Rewarded Play world, where they can discover new games, earn points, and cash them in for real gift cards from top retailers like Amazon, Target and Walmart.
“With all the fake money earning apps out there, I was very skeptical at first,” said
Daniel Burton, Rewarded Play user. “I kept at it, though, and they stayed good on their word. This app is legit and does exactly what it says it will do!”
Rewarded Play has received an average rating of 4.3 stars across 73,000 user reviews. While it’s true that Rewarded Play isn’t a side hustle that will pay your bills, what it can do is offer you the opportunity to earn some extra spending money while having fun at the same time.
“People are spending billions of dollars annually on purchases within mobile games,'' said Daniel Todd, co-founder and CEO of Influence Mobile. “This led us to successfully create a unique product that rewards people for game play and in-app purchases - similar to any gas, shopping or credit card rewards program. We’re excited to be building one of the most fun rewards programs on the planet and we will continue to expand and improve opportunities for our players for years to come.”
Myth #2 - It’s just a ploy to sell your personal information.
Rewarded Play values the trust our gaming community has in us. So naturally, protecting the privacy of user information is a core priority. While we collect some personal data about you to understand your mobile gaming preferences and to offer you the best possible experience, we do not sell your personal information to third parties.
You may be asking, “what personal data DO you collect?”
We collect information you provide directly or indirectly to us, such as when you create your account, contact customer support or communicate with us using alternative methods like through social media or over text message. This information may include items such as your name, email address, age, location, mailing address and/or gender.
Upon creating an account, you will also be prompted to accept our data agreement. In a nutshell, the data agreement is to ensure that you’re comfortable with Rewarded Play tracking your app usage to see that you’ve completed the game achievements.
Myth #3 - It's too good to be true - there's no reason they would give away free stuff.
Now you might be thinking, “So,what’s the catch?”
You’re not alone if you’re wondering where Rewarded Play gets the money to pay you, or how we make a profit. This is mainly because our app is free, from downloading Rewarded Play to playing the games. In addition, we even pay you for playing those games and completing certain tasks.
The truth is, game developers understand that the mobile app industry is oversaturated, so they partner with platforms like Rewarded Play to expose their game to a broader audience. This business model proves to be mutually beneficial for all parties involved.
“While there has been an explosion of mobile gameplay over the last year by a vast array of new players, the challenge for publishers and developers remains the same: getting players to remain loyal and continue engaging and spending money in their games,” said Todd.
“Our Rewarded Play app gives people rewards for trying games, but the lion's share of the rewards are directed to people that spend money in games like a traditional cash back system making our app the most generous
Myth #4 -You can’t earn THAT much money!
In Rewarded Play, as in life, what you get out of the app is directly correlated to what you put in. In order to understand the amount of money you are likely to earn through Rewarded Play - it’s important to first understand the various options available to you and decipher your gaming style. Follow along as we discuss a few of our most popular earning options below.
Every user is offered a unique selection of games compiled just for them. Once you install a new game, you can earn points by completing the various tasks offered. You will find the breakdown of points available to you within the app, which may include:
- Install points: awarded when you play a game for 4 minutes on the day of install.
- Use time: points awarded for daily gameplay.
- Ads: points awarded for watching videos within the game.
- Goals: points awarded for finishing various tasks such as completing a level.
- Purchases: points awarded for making in-app purchases (optional).
Purchases? No thanks.
Let’s focus on that last point. How many of you have heard the rumor that purchases are required in order to earn gift cards quickly? The truth is, while in-app purchases offer the maximum amount of points available and provide a quick and easy way to rack up your point balance - it’s not the only way to earn.
Take Gigi Gauthier, for example. She joined the Rewarded Play community in January 2021 and has never made an in-app purchase. She chooses to earn points through the free earning options available to her, like those listed above.
“I understand the skepticism. It’s hard for people to believe you can win things without spending money,” said Gauthier. “I earn on average about $55 a month without making any purchases. However, I don't play as often as I can. I could probably win double that if I wanted to!”
Purchases? Yes please.
On the other hand - if you’re willing to drop a few bucks within the app, you may be surprised just how enticing Rewarded Play’s offers can be. For example, one special offer allows users to double their reward, where they can choose to spend $4.99 within the app and be rewarded with $5 worth of points. This allows the user to earn their money back, all while advancing in their game. Sounds like a win-win - doesn’t it?
Users like Kay Tenbrink certainly think so. Tenbrink has been a valued user since January of 2019 and frequently enjoys playing and making purchases in games like Crystal Crush, Harry Potter and Scrabble Go. Since joining the Rewarded Play community, she has redeemed over $700 worth of gift cards through the app.
“I recommend this game to all of my friends,” said Tenbrink. “I used to play video games, but now I only play mobile games. I work a lot, so it's easier for me to play games on my phone during my downtime at work, where I won’t lose any progress while I am away.”
Another popular earning option is the invite a friend feature, which allows users to receive a $5 gift card every time they invite a friend and their friend earns their first gift card. The best part is, there is no limit to the amount of gift cards you can earn through inviting friends.
Users like Kiera Newton have capitalized on this new feature. Since it was introduced in the summer of 2021, Kiera has invited 38 friends and cashed in on nearly $200 in just three months.
“I love trying out the new features and games Rewarded Play has to offer,” said Newton. “And I always cash out using Amazon gift cards so that I can save up to buy my children gifts for their birthdays or Christmas!”
If you’re feeling social, follow the steps below to invite a friend to Rewarded Play today.
- Visit your home screen.
- Scroll until you see ‘Invite Your Friends’.
- Select ‘Learn More’.
- Use your personalized link to start inviting your friends!
Although the earning options listed above may be the most lucrative, there are many other options to explore within the app, like hourly prizes, extended play games, app battles, and surveys. And don’t forget: we’re constantly making enhancements to the app, including new feature offerings and increased opportunities for our users to earn points.
Now, go forth and spread the mythbusting news, my friends! Questions? Concerns? Please contact our support team here.