Fitbit Inc. is an American company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Founded and managed by James Park and Eric Friedman, the company is known for its products of the same name, which are activity trackers, wireless-enabled wearable technology devices that measure data such as the number of steps walked, heart rate, quality of sleep, steps climbed, and other personal metrics. The first of these was the Fitbit Tracker.
1. Earn 20 Walgreens Balance Rewards points for every mile you walk.
Balance Rewards points are customer loyalty points good for discounts at Walgreens. Earn 250 points just for signing up with your Fitbit. If you don’t have a Fitbit, there are several health apps to choose from, and you’ll earn 20 points for every mile you bike, run, or walk! 5,000 points is around $5, and 40,000 points is the equivalent to $50. 40,000 points may seem like a lot, but it’s easy to earn when you’re trying to get fit (and when you shop at Walgreens with coupons)!
2. Get $2 for every 15 miles you walk with Shop Your Way.
This direct-shopping membership website will pay you $2 for every 15 miles you walk (or $2 for every 1,500 calories you burn) in coupons redeemable for purchases online or at their partner stores: Sears, Kmart, and Lands’ End. Sign up at www.fitstudio.com (go to “rewards” to connect your tracker) and walk your way to some spare cash!
3. Earn 1 point for every 100 steps you take with Higi.com.
Higi stations are health monitoring stations found in grocery stores and pharmacies (like Whole Foods and Rite Aid) all over America. (Find one near you by clicking HERE.) You’ll earn 1 point for every 100 steps you take, redeemable for discounts and freebies on things like activewear and protein shakes. You can also participate in challenges with other users to earn entry into drawings for sweet prizes like iTunes gift cards. Simply sync your Fitbit with Higi for easy tracking, download the Higi app, or visit a Higi station to record your healthy activities.
4. Earn cash via PayPal for not skipping a workout with Pact.
A little negative reinforcement to hold me to my goals works for me, and if you think it’ll work for you, there’s Pact. Pact is a membership website/phone app you use to make a pact and place bets against others in order to stay committed to your goals. Join up with a credit card, and decide the number of workouts you’ll do each week as well as the amount you want to be fined for skipping one ($5 minimum). Each Sunday, Pact divides up all the fines from the people who skipped and pays it to those who didn’t. Payouts range from $0.35 to $5. Sync your Fitbit using the Pact app for easy tracking.