A disclaimer for this review, you’re not going to get rich or even make good money off of FitPlay, but I’m still going to give it a thumbs up. Read further to find out why.
How it Works
FitPlay pays you to play certain games. As far as I can tell, the app developers want to get more people to play their games (think Angry Birds 2 or Homescapes). The company hires FitPlay to get more users.
You play. You make money. Slowly.
Signing up was really easy. I downloaded the app and set up an account. I answered some basic demographic questions as well as questions about the types of games I liked to play.
Once my FitPlay account was set up, my homepage included suggested apps for me to play. I downloaded one of the apps and I was on my way to earning money.
So how do you make money with FitPlay?
You open one of the downloaded games and start playing. At first, you earn mCoins quickly. Play the game for five minutes, earn a couple hundred mCoins. As you play the game more, the number of mCoins you earn goes up, but so does the amount of time you need to play to earn them.
You can also earn mCoins for leveling up in the game, completing tasks, that sort of thing.
When you earn enough mCoins, you can redeem them for a gift card. 24,253 mCoins will translate into a $2.50 gift card on Amazon.com.
If you receive a few hundred mCoins for every five minutes, you can see how it’s going to take a while to get to that gift card.
After about a month of playing when I have the time and feel the inclination, I have 47,138 mCoins saved up. Just enough to earn a $5.00 Amazon.com gift card.
Why I Like FitPlay
So, given that you earn rewards incredibly slowly, why am I supporting FitPlay? Because I’m doing something I would already do.
Sometimes I want an escape so I play games on my phone. Sometimes it’s the only thing that keeps me sane when I have those two-minutes alone in the bathroom before someone comes knocking. Sometimes it’s the only thing I can do given how often I’m interrupted in the course of a day.
I can pause a game, I can’t pause life.
FitPlay doesn’t make me change anything about my life. I don’t go out of my way to run an extra errand. I don’t stop to answer survey questions. I literally just sit back and play.
The Bottom Line
FitPlay is definitely kid-friendly. As explained above, it may even be helpful for your state of mind when those kids are driving you insane.
- You’re getting paid to do something you’re probably already doing.
- There’s a great variety of games.
- The gift cards are to useful places like Amazon.com and CVS.
- You’re not getting paid much.
I like FitPlay. I’ll keep using it until I get bored of the games. If I’m going to play, I might as well make some money too.
Do you like FitPlay? Do you think I’m full of it? Drop me a line below and let me know.