FAQ: Points & Cash

Written by Nick

One question we continue to hear from Crowdtappers is “What’s the difference between points and cash?”  For many people it still isn’t clear why you want to earn points and if they are somehow related to your cash.  Since a lot of people have this question we wanted to clear things up.

First we want to mention cash.  The amount of cash you have is exactly how many dollars you have earned by completing actions or winning discussions on Crowdtap.  The amount of cash that is displayed is the amount that you can cash out for an Amazon gift card when you have at least $10.  5% of the cash you earn will automatically be donated to the charity you selected and Crowdtap will match this 5%.  You will then get to choose whether the rest of the cash is redeemed for an Amazon gift card or donated to charity.

Points are typically the part of the system that confuse people.  To start, points and cash are not directly related to one another.  This means that getting points will not get you more cash and that points can not be traded for cash or any type of reward.  Points do not translate into cash, but they are still very important.  The points are there to track your progress on Crowdtap.  Earning more points helps you move up to higher levels.  The higher your level, the more actions you will be eligible to participate in on Crowdtap.  Points are crucial for increasing your level on Crowdtap so you are eligible to participate in all types of actions and are targeted for the most interesting actions.

To summarize: Cash is exactly how much you can redeem for a gift card.  Points cannot be redeemed for cash or prizes.  Points are how you increase your level on Crowdtap and become eligible for new and more exciting actions.



103 comments on “FAQ: Points & Cash

  1. Thanks for clearing that up, I’m sure this information will be helpful to both new and regular users of Crowdtap. I feel that points can be just as important as cash, since the more points you have, the higher your level will be and when you reach higher levels, you have the chance to earn more money.

  2. Thanks, now I get it.

  3. Thanks

  4. Good information. I’m still learning here.

  5. That really did help to straighten out my confusion…

  6. Thank you for clearing that up. I’m new here and was wondering about it.

  7. We are glad its helping. Let us know if you are confused about anything else.

  8. Quick question. I was just wondering how we link with other members on the site? Thanks so much… I’m still brand new to CrowdTap, but really enjoying it so far!

    • Hi Alicia,
      You are linked with other crowdtappers when you invite them to the site and when you are already friends with them on facebook.

      Hope that helps!

  9. Thanks!! Very helpful to put this information up.

  10. Thanks, that was very helpful.


  12. Thanks. This really cleared a lot of things up for me.

  13. Thank you so much. This was very helpful and I now I understand the difference.

  14. i just sign up . How many Levels are there. Und what if u reached the last Level? Does it help ur Charity if u log in every Day ?

    • Hi Sabine,
      There are at least 7 levels on Crowdtap, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be more! Your charity is helped whenever you make money, and you make more money by logging in every day–so yes!

    • To clarify what Jess is saying, whenever you cash out your earnings your charity will receive at least 5%, more if you choose to give more at that time. Since the way you earn cash is by filling out Quick Hits and doing well in Discussions, you should check back and participate often. Also, I think if you make it to the seventh level you get a bright orange convertible, but I might be making that up entirely. Keep ‘Tappin!:)


  15. Thanks ,this was very helpful.

  16. Thanks, this was helpful.

  17. I can’t seem to be able to find any Quick Hit questions or polls or anything. Help?

  18. i was just wondering how do you do the quick hits? im still trying to figure all this out so help would be greatly appreciated (:

    • Hi Alisha,
      Quick hits are regular polls–you see them as soon as you login.

      Hope that helps!

    • It also appears that until it gets a fix, you need to use Chrome or Firefox in order to see them – when I was using Internet Explorer the box was -completely- blank, without even the message saying “No Quick Hits” or whatever it says. They’ll be displayed on the home page when you log in and you should even get an e-mail notification that there are some waiting to be done. But there is a limit (usually a couple hundred answers) so you have to check often. Enjoy your day!


  19. Make sense. Just curious: How many levels are there? I’m level 4 now, but I would like to see how many levels there are. Thanks!

  20. this really helped thanks

  21. that was very helpful

  22. I went and redeemed my cash for an amazon gift card Thursday March 8. I was wondering how come Its Monday March 14 and I still don’t have my gift card?

  23. I don’t think its helpful at all – we are getting points for WHAT? so you can change the rules gain when people get a lot of points?

  24. Thanks…this helped me understand.

  25. Good to know–thanks! :)

  26. Good Info

  27. thanks for answering my question

  28. Thanks so much for making this very clear to your members. The easier the site is the easier your members will be able to find their way around, keep it simple as possible!

  29. Thanks for posting this info…answered some of my questions! My only problem is that I use a cell phone for my internet access….could you possiably make the site a bit more mobile friendly?!

    • Hey,

      Great idea! This is something we plan on addressing soon.

      If you have any more ideas or suggestions definitely let us know.

      Keep Tappin!

      -The CT Team

  30. Looking for more opportunities for points. I want to get the Old Navy badge but don’t know how to do it. Help!

    • Hey Ann,

      All opportunities on Crowdtap are based on your demographic info and whether or not a brand is targeting your demographic.

      You can also get the Old Navy badge (and all brand badges) by completing 5 actions for that brand.

      Hope this helps!


  31. Thanks!

  32. I have the $1 I got for signing up. And enough points to be well into Level 4. I’ve been participating in discussions, but I see the same people being awarded money each time. After 116 actions and over a month, I have nothing to show for my efforts. I’m just wondering if Crowdtap has anything to offer someone who isn’t already at the top of the leader board.

    • Hey Lori,

      Our members who have won multiple awards have always given great feedback. As long as you provide meaningful feedback in discussions and submit good sampling/hosted party reports you’ll be sure to earn some cash!

      -The CT Team

  33. Thank you for taking the time to explain that! As a new user, I was a little confused, but now I understand. Thanks again!

  34. Oh, that helped a lot. That was the exact question I had on my mind right now.

  35. Thanks! I am new, and was completely confused, I thought earning points and getting cash were directly proportional one to the other.

  36. Well that HELPS OUT A BUNCH! I am new and still learning and LOVE the way you explained! Thanks SO much

  37. thanks for clarifying!

  38. This makes sense, but what I want to know is, why haven’t I received any invitations to do anything other than quick hits? I am on level Oak. I would love to do other things on here but haven’t been given the opportunity yet.

  39. thanks! i was wondering that too

  40. Wondering how to earn points…I know about the quick hits and discussions. But are there any other ways? I can’t seem to get to any discussions and I did all my quick hits. I am new to this so I may just be a little ignorant : )

  41. Crystal clear now!! Thanks!!

  42. I enjoy the sight greatly but this is been ailing me. I just got the thing to say its +$1.00 and nothing changed on my account thing, so is it not adding in to my account? This is like the 2nd or 3rd time its happened. I only know that because when it added in nickles and stuff they added in when it said “+$0.05″ on there but now its like “+$1.00″ but nothings changed on it.

    • Hey,

      It sounds like you are referring to web shares, which have two stages. The first stage is to view the website yourself and rate it thumbs up or down, which earns you 100 points. The second stage is to choose to “accept the challenge” and share the web share on your Facebook wall. If you accept the challenge and post it to your wall, you will get 100 points for each person (for up to ten people) who view and rate the site. Once five people have viewed and rated the site, you earn a dollar and an extra hundred points. This means that you do not win the $1 just by posting the web share; you’ll need five friends to help you out by viewing/rating the link to earn you the cash prize. Once the first person views and rates your web share, it will appear in your history and keep you updated on the progress.

  43. Thanks for clearing that up for us!

  44. Sounds good!!!

  45. I started out getting a few stars for my discussion posts and even had lots of likes and some people telling me that I hit the nail on the head on one discussion, but then I didn’t get a star for that discussion. It’s weird. Maybe with 100,000 members and people who write novels for their posts (lol), I’m now getting lost in the shuffle?

  46. Thank you for the info!

  47. Thanks! i get it now! more quick hits please!!!!

  48. It’s starting to make a little bit more sense to me now. I hope I get some activities soon! I’m really excited to be a part of your site.

  49. Thanks! That helps me understand it totally!

  50. Great to know as a new member!!! Thanks!

  51. Thanxs! that cleared some thing ups for me!

  52. well, ive been doing quick hits & im not showing anything i can do for cash… all i have is $1

  53. Thank you that helped me understand it better

  54. Definitely helped clear things up! Thank you!

  55. Thanks for helping us understand the way points and cash work.

  56. I am glad I found this site…its very fun to interact…and earn cash.

  57. Thank you for the explaination. It helps for new people coming in.

  58. I am still new to this and am still confused! I at the Bronze level and still only have $1. I am not sure how you earn more money, but I keep tappin and accepting the actions. Maybe I will figure it out someday, but I do enjoy it.

  59. This makes it easier to understand- thank you!

  60. New to the site how is it working out for everyone?

  61. I just joined Crowdtap…I have already recommended it to my friends and am very pleased and impressed with the site…I have been a part of several survey sites and they can become very monotonous and time consuming…I really enjoy Crowdtap…and the fact that part of the proceeds go to a charity of your choice is wonderful…It gives you a chance to partake in surveys…give your opinion…have fun…and all the while do your part to partake in a good cause…I LOVE it!!!

  62. Hello,

    I amm not sure about the earning cash, but how is it difficult to level up? I only joined 2-3 hours ago, and already on level 3 (Oak) by simply doing the QuickHits.

    I do agree, however, that it can be a disadvantage if you do not have many facebook friends to “like” the videos and links. What other ways are there to earn cash and freebies on this site?

  63. I’m not sure why i don’t have anything other quick hits and can’t do anything else. Can someone explain it to me/

  64. i am interested in web shares when i first joined i dident know about it how can i do this now after i joined already im new to this thank you judy

  65. im confused how are we supposed to make cash on here any suggestions

  66. I cashed out before everything was changed and still have not received anything or the code for my gift card.

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