What it is: Viggle is a new point-earning app for iPhones, iPads and iPods that will soon also be available for Android devices. This is one of the few chances in life to actually get paid for watching television. If you aren't much of a television watcher, you can still easily earn points to redeem for gift cards by watching short videos on your phone. But if you are a big television fan, you will be amazed at how quickly you can earn points by watching videos on your phone while watching your favorite television programs (after checking in, of course).
How to Earn: Check in while watching television programs, watch videos, play along on your phone during television programs, share your check-ins
Rewards: Gift cards (specifically: e-gift cards delivered via email), charitable donations, movie tickets, products (like a Kindle Fire or iPod Touch)
My Experience: During the first nine days after signing up for Viggle, I earned just over 37,500 points, which includes a 1,500-point bonus for signing up. That is enough for one $25 Best Buy gift card or five $5 gift cards to stores like Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, Sephora and more. I've noticed that new reward options are still being added, which makes sense, since this is a new program. I have probably earned these initial points a little quicker than the average (non-TV addict) user would, since I have specifically been testing out this program to include on the blog; however, even if you use the app less than I did in my first nine days, it will be super easy to earn points. On the other hand, if really like television, you can rack up points way faster than I did.
Getting Started: Download the app from the iTunes store. Visit the Viggle website to learn more.