How do you earn points?

Points are collected by active participation in the web site and app features. Points are awarded in the following manner:

Highlighted items are only available in the App.

Points available to earn every day

How Points are earned Points per Maximum per Day
Report / Update A Price 200 1000
Challenges varying varying
Read a Recent News Item 25 125
Post A Message In The Forums 100 500

Points available to earn once per week

How Points are earned   Maximum per Week
Vote in Weekly Poll   100
Weekly Challenge   varying

Points available to earn once per month

How Points are earned   Maximum per Month
Monthly Challenge   varying

Points available to earn with a Life Time Maximum

How Points are earned Points per Maximum Life Time
Tell-a-Friend 80 1200
Become a Member 1000 1000
Total (Daily or Weekly points not included)   2200

Points are all limited in some way, to help prevent abuse (for example: people reporting false prices for more points).

Bonus Points

We occasionally offer bonus points for completing certain tasks.

  • Reporting Prices: 200 points per price up to a maximum of 1000 Bonus Points per day.
  • Surveys: Amount of points specified at time of survey. You will earn the points by completing the survey by a certain date.

Bonus points awarded for surveys are only added to Unused Points as these bonus points were intended to be used in the daily gas card giveaway.

For more information on the difference between your All-Time Points and Unused Points: Why are there two point values?

Car Icons

Once members achieve a scheduled number of points they are awarded a graphic to represent a certain points level:

Graphic Displayed After 90 Consecutive Days Points Needed
 None  None 0 - 9999
10,000 - 34,999
35,000 - 99,999
100,000 - 199,999
200,000 - 349,999
350,000 - 499,999
500,000 - 749,999
750,000 - 999,999
1,000,000 - 1,249,999
1,250,000 - 1,499,999
1,500,000 - 1,749,999
1,750,000 - 1,999,999
2,000,000 - 2,249,999
2,250,000 - 2,499,999
2,500,000 - 2,749,999
2,750,000 - 2,999,999
3,000,000 - 3,249,999
3,250,000 or More
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