About a month ago, I received an email from someone who found my email here at Blogger. The sender offered an invite to Lockerz, a site that enables members to earn points and redeem prizes. I did not reply to the person who sent the email because I thought it was a scam or something.
A few weeks after, I researched Lockerz on the Net. I found out that there have been a lot of members since its beta phase in late 2009 and the number of those joining is increasing. I also found out that there have, indeed, been people who have redeemed items like iPods and gaming consoles, even those here in the Philippines. And I thought of joining.
So what is Lockerz? According to the site's FAQ, it's an invitation-only community site that rewards people for just doing a few things. You can earn 2 PTZ, the Lockerz monetary system, just by logging in, answering dailies, watching videos, and inviting members. It's a paid-to-do-something site that gives you certain rewards, instead of cash, for just being there.
Is it a scam? So far, it isn't. After some research, I found out that its CEO, Kathy Savitt, used to be the VP for Amazon.com and was also the CMO of American Eagle. The site's major financial contributor is Liberty Media, a company which owns a major share of Time Warner. Based on this information, I could say this site is pretty legit.
So what can you expect from Lockerz? Here's a screenshot of some of their pages:
This is the page that greets you upon typing in their website on your browser. If you notice, you can actually register directly through the site. That's what I did. But after much reading about Lockerz reviews, I think it's better to get an invitation from a present member. People who get invited first gets to play a game that earns them bonus PTZ. So instead of starting with 0 PTZ, you can get more than 2 PTZ when you register after playing the game. So best to ask a member for Lockerz invitation.
After logging in, you get to the My Locker page.
See the LOGIN PTZ on the lower left? Remember to click that to earn your first 2 PTZ for the day. Also don't forget to join the Dailies, which also earns you 2 PTZ when you answer the question of the day.
You can also answer the Dailies posted on the previous days that you failed to visit, but that won't earn you points. So better answer everyday to earn daily PTZ.
Another way to earn is watching videos.
Remember, though, that you have to click the PLAY icon on the top part of the screen so you can earn as you watch. Watching the videos in My Locker page does not earn you PTZ.
There are lots to choose from: music videos, movie trailers, original series. There are some videos, though, that are not available in some countries, including the Philippines.
There's like a timer at the bottom, which tells you when you'll earn. After watching, there's a Captcha that you must enter to earn another 2 PTZ. You can watch them again, but you only earn the first time you watch a video.
Another way to earn PTZ is through inviting friends. Technically, this is the referral program part of the site. I've invited a couple of friends, but they haven't responded yet (tsk). If 20 members have accepted your invitation, you'll be part of the site's Z-List that allows you to get Lockerz exclusives and also enjoy double points -- that's 4 PTZ for each task.
You can accumulate your PTZ and exchange them for prizes.
They have loads of gadgets, like iPods, Macbooks, Xbox, and PS3s. They also give out Paypal denominations and exclusive shirts. But mind you, you just can't redeem at any time. They have scheduled days for redemption, and they only announce the day of redemption a few days before. So you have to watch out for it. Also, since they're a young company, there are only a limited number per item, so you have to be one of the first to redeem, or wait for the next redemption.
I only have over 100 PTZ, but I'm in no rush. So far, I'm having fun, I only need a few minutes of my time for this. If you want to join in the fun, leave a reply or contact me through my email (it's in the sidebar) so I could give you Lockerz invites for free!