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Additional motivation to use your Step Counter - such as a Fitbit

For almost a year now, I have had a Fitbit One. I have loved using it because it really does help to motivate me to move more often. When I first started using it, I was only taking approximately 2500 steps. Now I am averaging 5000-6000 with most weeks me getting in at least one long walk when enables me to reach my 10000 steps a day goal. Now, I will admit that I need to keep increasing my steps so I can reach the 10,000 steps a day goal much more often.

I have also found a way to get motivated to get more steps in by earning either cash or free things by just walking. I do this by linking by Fitbit account to numerous accounts which reward me for doing something good for me.

Here is a list to some of the different site that will reward you:

Walgreens - will give you 20 points on your rewards account for every mile you work

Achievemint - You can walk towards $50 to your paypal account

FitStudio- For every 14,000 steps you walk you earn 5000 points which is equal to $5.00 to use at the different stores linked to the site

NexTrack = earn points towards gift cards.

Does anyone else know of any apps or sites that will allow you to earn things for exercising?


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Comments

AngelSharum wrote on January 8, 2015, 12:46 PM

I have some friends with Fitbit's. I need to share this post with them.

Shadi wrote on January 8, 2015, 2:14 PM

So you earn money for walking? I have to check it out. I think I walk more than 1000 steps a day.

suzagrace9 wrote on January 8, 2015, 3:10 PM

I earn, cash, gift cards, and store credits for walking, eating healthy, and other exercises.

Shadi wrote on January 8, 2015, 3:16 PM

Can people from outside US participate? Because it sounds too good to be true lol.

seren3 wrote on January 8, 2015, 3:44 PM

Wow. I just ordered a pedometer but it's not online. Oh well. I'm sending this to Bodiemor .

suzagrace9 wrote on January 8, 2015, 4:20 PM

I am not sure. You should check out the different websites to find out.

nbaquero wrote on January 9, 2015, 4:11 AM

suzagrace9 that is really good information. I am not very familiar with FitBit but it seems I could use one and get some added benefits. How much does the least expensive model/version cost?

nbaquero wrote on January 9, 2015, 4:11 AM

Seren3 thanks for sharing this in G+, that's how I learned about this post.