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.