I posted a few weeks ago on my Lorn Pearson Trains Facebook page about Bounts: http://bounts.it/ where you can ‘earn rewards by being active’ – you can earn ‘Bounts’ and then use them towards gift vouchers / rewards to use on the High Street.
You get 15 points for an activity (where you work out for more than 20 minutes, and cover a certain distance (so sadly strength training doesn’t give you points). And a real earner is when you ‘Refer a friend’ – you get 50 points for them signing up and 50 points when they log their first activity.
I wanted to leave it a few weeks before I posted it on here, to see if it was good and worthwhile – and after a few weeks, I think it is. 🙂
Better than a poke in the eye or nothing at all… you can simply autmoatically earn points to get rewards through doing your every day exercise which is logged with a device! (plus the referral points).
The only thing I would say is that it seems to be quite a new system… the website is a bit slow, and the app isn’t the best… but it’s due to be upgraded in early 2015, so hopefully it’ll all get a bit smoother soon. And hopefully, the more people use it – the better it’ll get. There’s also a Facebook page you can like here.
There are a number of apps and devices which sync to give you Bounts….Fit Bit, Map My Run, Run Keeper and Strava. Garmin isn’t one of them, but there’s a way around that.
You can sync your Garmin activities to Run Keeper (and/or Strava), then you can sync your Run Keeper (and/or Strava) activities to Bounts.
SYNCING YOUR ACTIVITIES
Now here’s the clever bit and how to sync your Garmin to Bounts.
- I use Garmin to log all of my runs and activities.
- And I’ve also signed up to https://tapiriik.com/ – a site which syncs Garmin to a number of other websites / tracking sites.
My Garmin activites sync with Run Keeper and Strava automatically, because I’ve paid a few $ to tapiriik (for a year). And you can sync your Garmin activities to all of the above sites.
Once you earn enough points, you can spend them in loads of High Street Stores (or at least get reward / voucher cards).
HOW TO SIGN UP
(& USE REFER A FRIEND)
If you’d like to join up to Bounts, it’s simple and free…
2. Then if you want to sync your Garmin activities to other sites… sign up to https://tapiriik.com/ like I did.
So what are you waiting for?
Sign yourself up and spread the word!