You can’t get rich from taking steps, but if you’re doing it anyway, might as well make a few extra bucks along the way. I’ve tried quite a few apps, but the majority just offer points towards prizes (or just don’t work in general). Personally I prefer getting cash, so here are my favorite 4 apps that exchange cash for your steps.
If you’re motivated by money, StepBet is for you. You bet $40 that you’ll meet your step goal for 6 weeks. The amount of steps you have to reach is calculated by the average on your fitness tracker. At the least you’ll get your $40 back if you meet your goal, but there is the potential to get more. Fitness wise I find this app gets me moving the most. There have been many a night where I’m running circles in my living room trying to hit my step goal minutes before midnight. The potential of losing $40 is incredibly motivating.
Achievement is nice because you literally don’t need to do anything. It syncs to your fitness tracker. It updates itself. It gives you points for walking, eating, drinking, & even sleeping. Once you get 10,000 points, it rewards you with $10. It takes quite a long time to rack up that many points, but since it has no risks & takes no effort, there’s really nothing to lose by downloading it.
Download the Walgreens app & sign up for their rewards program to get points for steps, tracking your weight, checking your blood pressure & so much more. 5,000 points earns you $5 which you can spend on almost anything in the store. All you have to do is connect your fitness tracker, & the app will update itself.
4. Dick’s Sporting Goods
Dick’s has a similar program as Walgreens. You just need to sign up for their free rewards program and link your fitness tracker. You get 3 points for every day you meet your step goal and 300 points gives you a $10 reward.
If you’re in the market for a fitness tracker, I have the FitBit Charge HR 2. It tracks steps, stairs, sleep, calories, & heart rate. Definitely my favorite that I’ve tried so far.