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Just sharing this FWIW:

 

I ran into a couple of these today while working through some Spanish language tasks. I was not awarded the 450 points. Cannot say if this is a temporary thing or a new approach. I do note that the new quizzes lack a Spanish language version. Waaaa. Smiley Happy

 

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@grandmachloe You are quite welcome.

 

Here's information to (hopefully) clarify a couple of things.

 

 

4G magnifying glass (search function).pngAbout that recipe search: Go to your Rewards for Good home page. Note the magnifying glass icon in the upper right, next to your name. Click on that and a search field will appear. Type in recipes. 

 

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Click 'Go' and you'll see something like this come up:

 

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Click on the 'Recipe Search' link, and a new search field will appear. I always type in 'points'. You'll get 30 R4G points, plus a recipe for mushroom points. Smiley Happy  

 

Now, about wresting points from those Spanish language tasks. As stated, not every task has a Spanish language version. Many do. The link (En espanol) is either placed on top of the first quiz image, or below that first quiz image. Though admittedly tedious, it is worth looking for these hidden gems, for these quizzes usually award 450 points. Bonanza! 

 

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May we each earn oodles of points and experience loads of happy redemption. Smiley Happy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks so much. This helps me to understand a little bit better.
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@grandmachloe Hello, and welcome to the online community!

 

This question comes up a lot. A lot. Smiley Wink I haven't checked in months, but I assume the scenario goes like this: a $10 Walmart gift card offered on points-only auction sold for upwards of 200,000 points. Or a $100 gas card auctioned for 600,000 points. Am I close?

 

I really cannot explain that. I, like others, believe the system is hacked or that some sort of fraud is happening there. So I stay away and instead use my points to buy gift cards and such.

 

Here's why I suspect the points-only auctions have been compromised: I've been earning points for about 3 years. I have earned every point available to me (given my use of adblocker, security software and other factors); have spent about 80,000 of them and currently have just under 600,000. No way will I consider spending all of those points on a $100 gas card. I cannot explain why someone who spent a few minutes a day for three years to accrue those points would do this either. Used to buy gift cards, those points are worth about $6,000. So those people spending 200,000 points for a $10 Walmart gift card are paying the equivalent of $2,000. That's crazy! (or so I think)

 

When you are new, before you've completed every task, there's something like 50,000 points to be earned at the rate of 5,000 per day. At present, I earn about 150 points each day, as I earn 75 points a day for signing onto my Rewards for Good account, plus ~75 points for daily renewable tasks. I'm earning close to 2,000 points on Sundays and just under 5,000 at the first of every month. There are some tasks that allow you to earn the points once, some that refresh daily, some that refresh weekly and some that refresh monthly.

 

I have recently discovered that some of the tasks I'd long-ago completed could actually give me more points if they included a link to the Spanish version. Not all tasks have a Spanish version, however, so far I've earned an additional 20,000 points this way. (The image below shows the link in red: En espanol) Tip: while it has been fun brushing up on my Spanish, you don't have to get any questions correct in order to earn the points: you just have to click your way through the panels. Smiley Happy

 

Don't forget to do the daily recipe search. 30 points ain't much, but that does come close to 11,000 points in a year. (You'll have to search the site for the recipe database, as this does not appear on the points earning page)

 

In addition to this, some people earn points by hooking their Fitbit up to the system. I don't know how this works, because I don't use a Fitbit to track my workouts.

 

As for keeping track, I've been methodical, working one area, then another. But there's the red and gold points badge that will either look like the one in the image below (says 'what's this') if there are no points to be earned, or will have three question marks in the middle of the badge. If a task will (or more accurately is supposed to) award points, the badge will have the number of points available in the center. (450, 1200, 30, 15, whatever) 

 

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Hope this helps. If you've additional questions, ask away. I'll do my best to answer, and if I cannot answer, someone else surely will. Smiley Happy

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Is anyone else as surprised as I am by the large number of points some members have on Rewards for Goods?

I like taking some of the quizzes. I've signed up for newsletters and I try to go on the website daily but I'm still no where close to the thousands of points I see some people have.

How do they do it?  When I look over quizzes to take, there is no way to know if I've taken it before. I wish it would highlight in red or a star* or something to let me know which quizzes I have yet to take. Thanks for your input. 

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