Need an extra incentive to achieve your fitness goal? How about some extra cash? That’s right, you can get paid to stay healthy! AchieveMint is a great motivator for users to create realistic goals and achieve them—plus, the app will reward you for exercising at the gym on a regular basis, tweeting about healthy information, and more.
How it works:
AchieveMint is a free app that is currently only available on iOS devices. It uses cash as a way to motivate users to achieve their goals. AchieveMint utilizes a point system to calculate your activities and generates a Visa gift card once you have hit a milestone. This application is synced with multiple trackers, social networks and healthy activity apps that many people are already using. Once you rack up 25,000 points, AchieveMint will send you an email with a virtual Visa card for $25.
To begin, sign up for an account and sync your trackers and healthy activity applications. Now start tweeting about the healthy lunch you enjoyed that day or the hike you will be going on next Saturday, and watch the points add up. Remember to sync your trackers and apps every once in a while to make sure AchieveMint is adding in the physical activities you have been engaging in. AchieveMint is compatible with Fitbit, Jawbone Up, MapMyRun, RunKeeper, and MyFitnessPal, which makes logging workouts virtually painless. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter can be synced as well.
As you earn points and reach set milestones, you will receive Visa gift cards. 25,000 points equals a $25 gift card and 50,000 points equals a $50 one. The amount of points you earn differs depending on the activity you do. To give you an idea:
- A healthy tweet = 5 points
- Sleeping (tracked by a synced app) = 20 points
- Instagram a healthy picture = 20 points
- Walking 10,000 steps = 125 points
As you can see, points can add up pretty quickly if you are engaged in a variety of healthy activities throughout the day.
Pros: It’s easy to earn cash for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The compatibility with so many other wellness applications and trackers creates a quick startup process for AchieveMint.
Cons: Users have reported a lag time from when they have reached 50,000 points and when they actually receive their gift card. The app can be a bit buggy at times.
Overall consensus: Even though there isn’t a large amount of money to be earned here, AchieveMint’s concept works. It seems whenever cash is involved, people are more likely to achieve their goals and live a healthy lifestyle. AchieveMint can be a great motivator for setting and achieving your goals.