In today’s world, there are apps for everything. Networking with TV viewers or food connoisseurs has never been easier. There are even apps such as Viggle that allow you to check into your favorite TV shows and earn points to redeem for gift cards and such. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get rewarded for all that running and exercising you do? AchieveMint makes that possible.
Healthy Networking has its rewards
AchieveMint is a new startup that connects to some of the apps you already use and rewards you for healthy behavior. AchieveMint currently integrates with platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Meetup, RunKeeper, MapMyFitness and Fitbit Just going for a run or tweeting about a healthy new dish you made for dinner has the potential to earn you points. CEO Mikki Nasch explained:
“Let’s not judge what we think is right. Let’s just go [with] what everybody thinks is right and add all of those as activities that can be registered that would be considered either healthy or good for wellness in general.”
As far as the points go, 1,000 of them are equal to $1. It seems odd that a new company would just start giving away points for random actions based around good health. How it works is actually pretty simple. Because health information like this has never been aggregated, AchieveMint sells the data they collect from roughly 82,000 startup users and sells the information.
AchieveMint has also partnered with the Brooklyn Nets. As stated on the AchieveMint Blog: It’s called the AchieveMint Challenge and participants can earn points redeemable for special Nets autographed merchandise and get a chance to participate in one of five Brooklyn Nets VIP Draft Party Experiences. Existing AchieveMint users can also sign up and pause their current AchieveMint dashboard to start earning points for the Brooklyn Nets swag.
The app also promotes networking with others with the common goal of staying fit. Users of the app can share info with one another in order to manage their own fitness goals. Mikki Nasch explained the idea of crowdsourcing:
“If you crowdsource a huge amount of information about behaviors, effectively the crowd itself becomes the instructor, the coach — to help me help myself,”
We aggregate data to help discover new applications and activities that are working to keep people just like you healthier. The more activities you log and applications you connect, the more you’ll learn.
For more information read here and to sign up, head over to achievmint.com. Will you be more inclined to stay active if there is a reward behind it?
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Love the concept.
Problem is that I redeemed 50,000 points on June 12, 2014. It is now October 7, 2014 and I have yet to hear anything about my reward.
Here’s the actual text from my downloaded data:
“2014-06-12 02:36:30 UTC,AchieveMint – Rewards,redeem_reward,*,1.0,-50000.0,Redeemed $50 Reward”
I’ve sent private messages on Twitter and received answers like, “Hi David. Sorry that this has taken so long. I am getting in touch with the rewards provider to check on your reward.” That was in August.
Since then, I’ve noticed that I’m getting fewer and fewer points every day for the activities I do. Seems like someone is getting tired of me contacting them and asking where my reward is.
My points are back up to 43,015 since June, but I’m pretty sure that I won’t be paid for these points either.
I’m fine with you selling my data to pay for the rewards or whatever you’re doing here, but at least be honest in your mission. If you’re not going to pay out, then make sure that you don’t tell people that’s what you do.
All of a sudden I’m feeling the urge to do a review on my blog and share it on my social media accounts.