I’ve been a member of Memolinks for a month or so now, just one of a couple dozen “Make money online” sites I’ve joined to blow time since I don’t care for the gaming scene and you can only do so many rounds of computer solitaire before your brains start to seep out your ears and make pretty little grey matter pictures on your pillow.
Although there are several ways to get your rewards, Memolinks “cashes out” primarily in the form of gift cards.
But before you can cash out you need to build up points because each reward requires a specific amount of points to redeem..kind of like those “Green Stamps” our grandmom’s used to spend hours licking to fill books the would then redeem for gifts.
So how do you earn those points, you ask. Up until today I’ve only responded to the email offers, but now seems like a good time to report on why Memolinks is a site of interest. Browsing over the site, I can see that I’ve been overlooking some decent opportunities to get points, because they really do have more to offer than just the emails.
Like the email for cash boards, some of the emails memolinks send out are simply advertisements, worth no points, others can earn points by clicking on them.
2. On-line Store Ads
By clicking on the various stores and restaurants listed in Memolink’ directory of on-line shops you can find out what each site requires to earn points. I clicked on one store that asked that you sign up to receive an ebook book. Easy enough, although I did have to skip through several other offers to get to the ebook. Fairly common on these sort of sites and only takes a couple minutes to flip through the various ads.
The ebook really does have some very good tips for ‘soon to be parents’. FYI, I’m planning to print off a copy of this ebook for each of my children, design an attractive cover page and include it with the next gift I give them.
So in less than five minutes I’ve earned 440 points towards a gift card, a cute whimsical gift for my children and some nice tips to baby proof grandmom’s house as well as the grandchild’s. All for the grand total of absolutely no dollars. Not bad.
Mind you each online store has its own requirements and not all of these are free.
3. Coupons and Deals
Clicking on “coupons and deals” brings up a variety of different on-line stores that offer a ‘points per dollar’ opportunity. Each store has its own point value, so check out a variety of stores that might have what you are looking for and buy through the better
deal offered. If you shop on-line regularly, clicking through to your favorite on-line stores through Memolinks is a sweet cash back option.
Folks who enjoy taking surveys can earn points on Memolinks as well. The surveys offer various point values and are only paid if you complete the survey.
5. Refer A Friend
Momolinks offers 100 points for each friend you refer who joins.
Keep in mind that new offers and ways to add up the points are added all the time.
Now that you know how to make the points, you might be interested in learning how to redeem those points? Well, there are several ways to cash out. Each of these methods are different depending on the on-line store or if you choose another method to cash out, the method you choose to use.
1. Online Gift Cards
Cash out at several levels (cash value), depending on each store you are requesting a gift card from. Each level requires a specific number of points redeemed
2. Pay Pal
Memolinks does offer its Memogold members the option of cashing out through Pay Pal instead of getting a gft card. This option is not offered to the members who have a basic membership.
Memolinks does offer the option of payment by check, but you would do well to check your banking institution first because they only send something called a memolink checks that are made out to CASH.
Memolink does have several links to charities where you can cash out as a donation. These are offered in several cash value levels for specific points.
One word of warning. Memolinks isn’t for the get rich quick crowd. It can take a couple weeks to get your points recorded after you complete the offer, but if you go into it looking at it as another way to save a few pennies in these financially dangerous days, and keep your expectations real, you should find this site a nice place to blow a few minutes.
Originally posted to previous blog: Saturday, August 1, 2009