CheckPoints: A Free App That Allows You to Get Free Gift Cards

CheckPoints is probably my most favorite app ever. It's a free app that gives you points every time you "check in" to a store. The points then add up, and you can end up getting gift cards with those points. Below are step-by-step directions on how to use Checkpoints.

  1. Download the app.
  2. Click on the settings circle in the top right corner.
  3. Click on "My Account" and fill out everything you need to. (Side note: For the spot labeled "bonus code," use ashleymason so you and I both get extra points! Save your account.
  4. Go to "In-Store" on the bottom left corner.
  5. Click on "Nearby Points" and refresh by swiping down the screen.
  6. Select any store, scroll down, and click "Check In." Points will then be added! (Side note: Stores with a yellow star next to them are worth ten points, and stores with a silver star next to them are worth two points! I really only check into the stores with the yellow stars. You also don't need to be in these stores to get points!)
  7. Are you in a grocery store or drugstore? Go to "In-Store" and then click "Most Points." Click on the store that you are in. Swipe to the left to see all the products you need to find. Once you find that product in the store, select it, click "Check In & Scan Now!" and align your phone with the bar code to get points. (Tip: If you are near a Burlington Coat Factory, go to "Most Points" and just check into it for 50 points!)
  8. Have a number in a red circle on the "Instant Win" block? Those are called bonus coins. You get those when you first sign up and when you scan the bar codes of items. The bonus coins can be used to play games so you can try to win points. If you want to use your bonus coins, click on "Instant Win," select a game, and play.
  9. Want to earn more bonus coins? Click on "Anywhere" and then click on "Try". All you have to do is download those apps, play them each for a little bit, and then CheckPoints will let you know when you get your bonus coins! (Side note: I only download the free apps and then delete them after I get the coins.)
  10. Want to see what gift cards you can get with your points? Click on "Rewards" and then click on "Categories." Select the category that interests you and see what you like.
  11. Ready to get a gift card? Go to the gift card that you want to redeem. Select it. Click "Tap to redeem prize" and then follow everything from there!

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Note: This app is legit because I got a $25 gift card to Amazon about a week ago through this app! It really works!


  1. Thanks for sharing! I just downloaded it and used your bonus code!
    Happy Easter
    Ali L.

    1. You're welcome! Thanks for using my bonus code :) Happy Easter!