Get paid to workout and be active

Monday, August 17, 2015

How much money would it take to get your to hit the gym or go out for a run?  If you follow me on Strava, you will often see me and Oldland's dog walks listed 'for Bounts points'. He is happy because we end up being out for nearly a half hour (there are many sniff breaks on our walks) and I am happy because I get rewards in my Bounts account. 

In case you haven't already heard, Bounts is a reward program for being active. It is that easy. The more steps you take, the more you sweat, the more you earn. Points are then redeemable for high street vouchers to shops such as Boots, Nike, Sports Direct, GAP, Costa, iTunes,, and Starbucks. Or you can redeem for Theatre Tokens, National Book tokens or 1/2 priced personal training sessions.  

GOOD NEWS! Bounts is also available in USA and soon to be in Canada!

Get involved today. Sign up and if you use my referral code (millington1695) we each get 20 points when you complete your first activity. Until earlier this year, Bounts was free with 50 rewards points for each of my Strava activities.  In late spring, they launched a tiered program which allows you to pay a bit more but then have a higher return. These different levels entitle you to more points/activity and more spins on the rewards wheel (which gives you more points if you are lucky with your spins). Here is a brief comparison I made based on the Bounts FAQ section (please note this is up-to-date as of today but check Bounts website before committing to ensure you understand what you are enrolling in):

Cost/month Points earned for 20 min exercise or 7000 steps Max points/day Credits for Reward Wheel Max credits/day
Basic Free 5 15 1 credit/activity 3
Premium 83p 10 30 2 6
Premium plus £1.25 20 60 3 9

From what I have heard, having a FitBit is the easiest way to earn points.  I hope to have one by the end of the month and I cannot wait to start redeeming my points.  I am up to 3700 right now but can't decide how to spend it.  Originally I wanted Theatre Tokens but last time I checked I could only get £5 and for that it isn't worth it (Theatre Tokens can only be redeemed at the Box Office when purchasing tickets in person).  I might go for Boots voucher as I shop there regularly and every bit helps as they say (well, actually that is what Tesco says).

If you monitor your fitness with a FitBit, Strava, My Zone, a Garmin, Runkeeper or Misfit visit Bounts website to learn more.  Misfits and d have been added this week to.  I really hope Mio Global gets on the wagon here so I don't have to have an arm full of fitness trackers in the near future.

Do you use another app or rewards program for you physical activity, such as Health Rewards by Vitality? (My friend and fellow UK Fitness Day ambassador, Stephen does & has convinced me to sign up too.  Read more about it here.)  If you are enrolled in a rewards program, what did you choose to receive in the end (money, prizes, vouchers) for your hard work?  


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  1. Wow, I'd never heard of anything like this before! I'll definitely need to sign up, even if not for actually getting rewards out of it, watching the points build up would probably be so motivating! It's amazing how much being fit and healthy has progressed over time. I'll make sure to use your affiliate link! x

    1. Hi Kirsty! Someone tweeted me today about another program called Running Heroes ( that I need to check out. Let me know which one(s) you sign up with.

  2. I've been using Bounts for a while, last time I got a 15 pound Sainsburys voucher which was nice, I'm nearly at the point of getting another redemption now- think I am over 4000 so will go for marks and spencers maybe this time. I use my jawbone and strava for it.

    1. Wow, you are really taking advantage! I have yet to make up my mind what I want to get so the points just keep accruing. Any tips on accruing points?

  3. I need to get back into my FitBiterry....but first I need to find my FitBit. Put it somewhere safe when on honeymoon, now cannot locate!


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