So, first up, Dailybreak. I'm pretty sure I got referred to Dailybreak from Swagbucks (which I will write about in another blog entry, if you're thinking of joining it please email me for a referral link!). I will tell you that hands down Dailybreak is a waste of my time and I am only still on it out of pride and stubbornness. I don't want them to keep the little amount of points (potential $) I have earned.
I can't tell you exactly how long I've been on it because their site is relatively basic and does not provide me with any info as to how long I have been there. My best guess is that I've been on it for at least 9 months because I'm pretty sure I remember being on it around Christmas time. If I divide my points by daily earning potential it seems like it may be closer to a year.
In this time I have not been able to cash out 1 time for a gift card, which is how they pay you. I have cashed out a total of $390 on Swagbucks.
Let's take a break from ragging on Dailybreak to state the positive. Their breaks are pretty entertaining. The writers are pretty funny for the most part. There are current topical articles, puzzles, matching games with current topical pics, polls, quizzes. You earn 4 points for most breaks in the beginning, as you level up you make more for your points. I am at 17,000 points so I currently make %50 more per break.
There's also a daily spin wheel, you get rewarded for going back consecutive days with up to 5 spins total. It is by no means random, there's supposed to be a grand prize of 40,000 points but the highest I have ever seen is 150. I felt like I won the lottery, that 1 time. Since then it's mostly 3's and 1's. Le sigh.
There are also random badges that give you extra points that you can earn for doing different things life referring people to the site, commenting on so many articles, going back 30, 90, 365 days in a row, and so on. There are currently 16 badges.
Back to the points, with that amount of points I could redeem for $170 of gift cards on swagbucks. On Daily break I'm not even to a $25 gift card yet. I can throw a lot of my points in the ring for sweepstakes to try to win a gift card or a blender or whatever else they are offering at the time. I'm not such a fan of sweepstakes, but if you like them it might be fun for you. It's only 50 points to enter for a disney themed slow cooker.
There is also a limit as to how many breaks you can do in 1 day, you can only do 10. You can spend 40 points if you hit your 10 and want to keep going. But if you do it consistently every day there won't be more than 10 breaks to click on.
So to sum up, if you are honestly looking to make a little side cash I do NOT recommend Dailybreak. If you want to read some fun and humorous articles and every once in a while throw your points in for a random prize then go for it. Have fun. In the meantime, we will see how much longer it takes me to get to a $25 gift card, which might not even exist anymore since it no longer shows up on the rewards page. But maybe they just updated it to only show me things in my points range? We shall see when I get to 30,000 points which used to be the required amount.