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Achievement: NEW! Points for Heart Rate Now Available!

Email from Achievement:

Hi Lazy Money Guy,

We strive to make healthy decisions fun and rewarding. That’s why we are excited to announce that we are now able to award points for heart rate. According to the American Heart Association, being aware of heart rate helps you stay accountable around your physical exercise.

You shared heart rate activities before today through your Apple Health or Fitbit connected app(s). We are awarding you 200 bonus points for historically taking healthy actions, and will award you for all future heart rate activities.

Going forward, you will receive 6 points/day for recording heart rate activities. We hope this update makes it easier to track your progress and reach your health goals.

The Achievement Team

CrossMedia Panel Important changes: End of metering for iOS and Desktop Browsers

From their website:

Dec. 12, 2017

As of December 12, 2017 iOS and PC/laptop browser versions of the Screenwise meter are no longer supported on the US Reach Panel. Android Mobile Screenwise Meters will work and support for Android 4.3 and above will continue.

Please uninstall any iOS versions of the Screenwise mobile app and any desktop browser meters that you installed while participating in the panel.

iOS and PC/laptop users of the Screenwise browser meter will no longer earn rewards beginning on December 12, 2017.

Android users (version 4.3 and higher), we hope you will continue to use your Screenwise Meter app and keep earning rewards.


I will keep you updated on how this affects weekly earnings and the best way to continue to get the most out of this program.

OurData Shutting Down

Per their email:

Thank you for your support.

After thoughtful deliberation, the team at Ourdata has decided to close the company. We will cease support of the app and extension at the end of July.

Before we go…

We continue our belief that a strong voice for consumers is needed to offset the power of the data monopolies. We encourage our current users to seek out opportunities to protect the value and privacy of their data.
Ourdata was based on uBlock origin and we recommend that ad blocking extension as a replacement for Ourdata. We appreciate and thank you for all your support of Ourdata.
All the best,
The Ourdata Team

Snapstar Shut Down

Per their email:

Dear Snapstar user,

We are sorry to inform you that we have not been able to find a business model that supports the Snapstar app. The app will function regularly until Tuesday July 25th, 2017 and after that will not be accessible anymore.

At this point in time we suggest you stop submitting new receipts and use all your outstanding coins balance by Tuesday July 25th, 2017.

We are not giving up and are looking for innovative ways to be able to keep on supporting this venture. We will notify you as soon as we are able to re-launch the app.

We are truly sorry and hope this is a temporary setback.

The Snapstar Team

Dobot charges $1.99 per month now

Per their email:

Hi Lazy Money Guy,

We wanted to thank you for including Dobot on your journey to financial health, and share news about our relationship with you.

Whether you’re saving for an emergency fund, home down payment or that special trip, we hope you’ve found our auto-savings feature enables you to save easier than ever. Your responses to our texts have been awesome. We’re very excited that so many Dobot savers take advantage of the easy text commands to save an amount, apply savings to your goals without opening the app and learn helpful tips to improve your finances. And, of course, the super popular joke command makes sure that saving is never boring. 😀

It is vital that we are able to continue providing the services you’ve come to trust, so today we are sharing important news about our relationship with our Dobot savers and how we make money. Dobot will begin charging a small monthly fee for the services we provide. The fee, $1.99, will begin on July 31st for all accounts created before July 1st. For new users of Dobot, there will be a 30-day trial period.

Our strongest desire is to always do what is right for our customers. We also want to ensure that we are open and transparent about our decisions and the thought behind them. This small monthly fee will allow Dobot to continue supporting and growing our services for you.

Thank you for choosing Dobot. We remain committed to helping you create financial health.

Save On!

The Dobot Team

ShopKick adds rewards for online shopping!

Letter from the CEO:

Hi Lazy Money Guy,

I’m excited to share that today we’ve updated Shopkick with some exciting new features. For the first time ever, you can earn kicks for shopping online!

Shopkickers have told us how much fun they have using Shopkick, and they want more opportunities to earn free gift cards and other merchandise. With these new updates, you can enjoy three new ways to get kicks for online shopping. You can now earn kicks for visiting online stores, viewing online offers, and making purchases from Apple, Boxed, eBay, Groupon, Spring, and Jet.com.

I love hearing from consumers across the country about the joy and excitement Shopkick brings to their shopping. Cassondra Taylor from Newport News, VA had an early preview of online shopping and said, “These new features will definitely help with back to school shopping! I normally use my kicks for my Starbucks addiction, but now I will use them to get school supplies for the teens.”

We’ll do everything we can to make your online or offline shopping trip — whether it’s for groceries, apparel, or electronics — as fun and rewarding as possible. I invite you to try out these new features and connect with us on Facebook to share what you think.

Happy online shopkicking!

Bill Demas
Shopkick CEO

The End of Pact

An email from the Pact Team: