No free trial option here.
And I’m loathe to pay, given I’ve had regular problems with steps being approved for months. I had 3 days of that just last week. But my next monthly charge is due in 3 days, so I need to decide soon.
I’m being told £1.19 a month, £6.49 for 6 months, or £11.99 for a year.
The cynical side of me is now asking how long before we have to earn twice as many for the Marathon Offers - effectively meaning we don’t reach them any sooner, and are now paying real money towards them
I currently have almost 14,700 coins, so only need another 5,300 to be able to cash out. At 42/day for 240 days a year (which is where work would easily get me if my step conversion doesn’t fall down), that means just over 6 months as I’ll also earn some on days off (just not as many) and will no longer be spending 30 coins a month for my membership level. On Breaker I’m looking at another 14 months…
But it’s never been clear what I’d get if I cashed out. The front page shows a picture with $1000 that has £1000 over it. When I go in to read the details it says $1,000USD - and that’s NOT £1000 as per the front pic. I’m sure it used to say paid through PayPal, but it now says ‘sent via Transferwise’ which I’ve had to Google (and would appear to be a slightly better $US to £UK rate than PayPal today - $1000US giving me £818 instead of £798).
Assuming it stays at 20k coins to cashout, and I have an average of 23,000 steps a day converted for 240 days a year - plus 8,000 a day for the other 125 days, and an average of 2 coins a day from the bonuses…
On breaker that’s 6530 coins a year, less 360 for membership. So 6,170 a year towards my reward. It would take me 39 months to have 20,000 coins in my balance.
Move up (and assume approved rate doesn’t suffer) and I’m looking at 13,770 a year (also assuming still on 2 day average for bonuses - will go up slightly if that doubles too). So it’s now 17.5 months - plus 18 months membership (a minimum of £18.48). In 36 months I’d be able to cash out twice by paying almost £36 in real cash.
A fairly good return on the investment IF we have assurances we don’t have to earn more for these rewards and they’re not going to be removed.