But did you know you can also get paid for listening to your favorite radio stations?
Yes, apparently there is an internet radio station that rewards members for tuning in.
It is called RadioLoyalty.
What is RadioLoyalty?
RadioLoyalty is basically an online rewards program, much like Swagbucks, where users earn points for tuning in to one of the thousands of online radio stations that participate in RadioLoyalty’s program.
The list of participating stations includes a variety of music and talk/news stations of different genres- from Pop, Rock and Religious, to Sports, Public Safety, News, and everything in between.
There are also other ways to rack up some points, including taking surveys and watching videos.
The points you earn can be redeemed for merchandise (mostly electronics) and prepaid debit cards.
Joining and Earning Points
Becoming a member is totally free, which you can do so by visiting RadioLoyalty.com.
And the good news for our international readers is that the site accepts members from any country, unless your country is one of those that prohibits such services, which I don’t think there are many.
As soon as you sign up, your account gets credited with 250 bonus points.
There are a few ways to earn points here. The most obvious one is listening or watching your favorite broadcast(s). You can also take surveys, rate songs, respond to special offers, and so on.
The site also rewards you for searching via their search bar.
Cashing in Your Points
This is where the site differs from most other online loyalty programs.
To cash in your points you have to either call them at 1-805-308-9152, option 3 Monday – Friday 8am-5pm PST or email them.
A $25 debit card would cost you 294,000 points.
What I don’t like about their cash out system is that you must also pay for the cost of shipping and handling using your points.
The second issues is that the RadioLoyalty Store (where you exchange your points for prizes) has a rather limited number of prizes. There are less than 20 things, most of which are electronic items with the exception of the RadioLoyalty Mug and the $25 and $50 prepaid debit cards.
The site does say that they add new prizes regularly. But the frequency of which they have been adding prizes in the past, leaves much to be desired.
The third not so pleasing fact is that your points expire after 365 days. So you best use your points to get something before they expire.
I never understood why some sites set expiration date for points. Maybe I am trying to save up to get a bigger prize. I mean, I have earned the points. Why should I lose it because of your stupid point expiration rule?
The good news is that they also have apps for both Android and iPhone. So you can listen and earn points from anywhere and anytime on your mobile devices.
- Here is the link to the Apple store where you can download the RadioLoyalty app for iPhone & iPad.
- Here is the link to the Apple store where you can download the RadioLoyalty app for Android devices.
And yes, the apps are free.
For most, probably not. I mean, you can’t count on this as a serious option for making extra cash.
That said, if you are a radio junkie like me, you may as well install their app and listen to your favorite station through them. Chances are, with over 5000 radio stations in the program, your favorite station is also included. Unfortunately, my favorite, NPR (National Public Radio), isn’t one of them.
Sure, the earning potential on this site is very low. But then again, earning is rather easy as well. For example, you could earn around 1400 points a day just by leaving the radio streaming on all day long. And 1400 x 365 is 511000. And that gets you a $50 prepaid debit card.
Now, obviously there are other ways to earn points as well. So technically you could earn many more points. But $50 extra a year just for listening to your favorite stations isn’t that bad.
So yeah, if you do listen to radio often, you may as well get paid for it, no matter how insignificant that “pay” may be.