Gaming, whether you are serious or just a stress relief player, has come so far since the days of Atari and the original Nintendo. If you had told me in the 80’s that we could one day get rewarded or even paid to play games, I would have been your best friend in the world! I would also be driving my Mom crazy, as I’d have a better argument as to why I couldn’t stop playing my games! LOL
Fast forward a few years, and there are many ways to get points and prizes for playing video games. Not too long ago I came across Play2Shop and I’m becoming a huge fan! Combining two things I love – playing games and shopping – is genius! It’s like a dream come true for a kid born in the 80’s! LOL. Players have the option of just playing for the pure enjoyment (plus getting rewarded) or playing in tournaments! I personally am not quite ready for a tournament, but I’m working at it!!!
Getting Points & Shopping
Every time you play a game you get points. The point amount varies by how often you play and how well you score. You also get 3 daily spins with which you can win anywhere from 0 points all the way to 1000 points! Today, just for logging in and spinning I won 2,075 points! Sweet!
Another cool way to get points is to use their site to take you to where you want to shop. There are many stores which you not only get up to 10% cash back, but you also get 10 points for every dollar you spend!
There are tournaments for many of the games and they add more and more all the time. There are first, second and third prizes where one can win various prizes, gift cards or large amounts of points. Tournaments are only posted for certain amounts of time and have a set entry fee. Once you enter, you can play repeatedly so that you can get your score higher and higher!
The Nitty Gritty
After signing up for an account, you can play as much as you’d like without ever downloading anything. Ever. I love that because so many sites force you to download something which ultimately brings you malware, cookies, etc and slows down your computer. With Play2Shop, that isn’t a problem. You’ll never have to download anything. Signing up enables you to earn your points and you can opt out of emails so that it doesn’t junk up your inbox.
Something I love about Play2Shop is that it is completely family friendly. Offensive screen names are removed, along with fictitious accounts. Since there is no chatting, you can allow the kids to play without worrying about the creepy guy pretending to be a 13 year old girl! The only catch is that children under 13 are unable to have an account, which honestly do they need one? Play on one family account and you’ll get more points anyway! Gaming isn’t all bad, strategy games encourage deep thinking and help with problem solving skills! Now the trick is to figure out how to get them interested in those. My suggestion would be to let them see you playing them! 😀 You’ll exercise your brain AND encourage your kids to expand their horizons all at once!
The Latest Promotion
(This section was provided by the company)
Play2Shop.com is an online community where you can play free, online games, earn rewards and get cash back for shopping at over 1,000 merchants that include stores like Amazon, Macy’s, Sears, Nordstrom, Tiger Direct, Kohl’s, Toys ‘r Us and more. Points can be earned in a variety of ways from playing their free online games to online shopping and can be redeemed for merchandise or gift cards featured in their rewards showroom. For more information, visit www.play2shop.com.
One lucky winner will have the chance to get behind the wheel of and race one of the world’s most prestigious and sought-after cars, the Ferrari.
Simply entering an e-mail could mean the chance to drive this impressive vehicle but Play2Shop has made the entry process interactive where entrants can receive additional entries across all social media platforms to show why they deserve to win this experience. Hopeful contestants can submit videos via YouTube, create Pinterest boards showcasing their love for all things Ferrari and share photos on Facebook or Twitter to show why they should win.
This incredible contest will begin January 1st, 2014 and submissions will be accepted through January31st until 11:59pm. Contestants can enter here: http://woobox.com/j4vsv8 and find out additional entry potential on the Play2Shop blog at www.play2shop.com/blog. The “Race a Ferrari” experience is available in select U.S cities within California, Kansas, Nevada, Florida and North Carolina.
AND the Part You’ve Been Waiting For:
A $50 Giveaway!!!
One lucky winner will get the choice of $50 Paypal or $50 Amazon Gift Card!
Must Be 13 or older to enter.