You Gotta Walk It to Pocket – A Carrot Rewards Review

Ever wanted to earn easy rewards, but never knew how? Well here you go, Carrot rewards is the app for you! All you have to do is walk it to pocket.

Summarizing Things

  • Name: Carrot
  • Owners: Andreas Souvaliotis
  • Website URL: https://www.carrotapp.com/home-2/
  • App Available? Yes
  • Eligibility: Only in select Canadian provinces (BC, NL, and ON)
  • Legit?: Yes
  • Cost: Free, unless you choose to upgrade
  • Money Making Potential: Pocket Money
  • Worth It?: Yes
  • Outta Work Perks Rating: 4.4/5

What Is Carrot?

Carrot is an app that rewards you for walking. It will work with any iPhone 5S or higher as well as any Android phone.

Why Should I Get It?

You should get Carrot because why not earn something extra for all the walking you do anyways. One great thing about Carrot, is you don’t need to keep your location services on in order to earn. As well, Carrot can pair up with Apple watches and Fitbits.

How Do You Earn Rewards?

There are three ways you can earn rewards:

1. Completing your step goal. When you set up the app and click on the steps tab you’ll go through a little set up. Then for the first week they will track your steps. After the week is over, they will set you a step goal. It will probably be a little higher than what you usually step, because the main point of this app is to motivate you to step more. They will also continually update (lower or higher) your goal based on how often you achieve it.

2. Completing a step together challenge. You can start a together challenge once you have a friend on the app. The challenges last 5 days each and the goal is to make 7 out of 10 step goals.

3. Answering questions. They basically give you little tests about healthy living, and you just have to answer each question. It’s completely casual though, like you don’t need to get the questions right in order to earn the rewards. The point to the questions is just to educate their users.

What Rewards Do They Offer?

Carrot allows you to choose from many different kinds of rewards to earn. I personally go for RBC Rewards but it’s completely up to you. And if you’re not currently with any of these programs, you can sign up for one and start from there.

Here’s a look at what they offer:

Aeroplan Miles: Redeemable for travel related items (flights, hotels, car rentals, etc.)

Drop Points: Redeemable for gift cards (iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, Starbucks, Banana Republic, etc.)

More Rewards (Save On Foods): Redeemable for groceries, gift cards, or travel

Petro Points: Redeemable for discounts on gas

RBC Rewards: Redeemable for home and electronics products

Scene Points: Redeemable for movie theatre related things

What Is The Upgrade?

If you want to earn your rewards faster, you can pay for a subscription to add either a 2x, 5x, or 10x multiplier to your rewards. It is completely optionable though, and you don’t need to enter in any credit info if you’re just going to use the app for free.

I did some calculations on my end, and I could earn double what I put in, but that would mean having to get my steps every day, plus completing a step together challenge every week. I’m just going to stick with the free version for now.

All In All…

I think every one who has a compatible phone and lives in British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, or Ontario should get Carrot. Plus if you do get the app, you can put in my special code calistaw5865 to earn extra points!

To add a bonus code, go to the account tab. Press on “Enter Bonus Code” then enter it in.

Have fun stepping,

Calista 🙂

14 thoughts on “You Gotta Walk It to Pocket – A Carrot Rewards Review”

  1. I have a cousin who lives in British Columbia Canada and he’s working at home. He’s a computer programmer working for a company called Accenture and his boss has agreed with him for a work arrangement called Telecommuting. Now that he’s finally free to spend his working ours as he wish, he finds it boring now. His wife leaves home and he’s alone and oftentimes he spend most of his free time with his mobile phone. I am thinking of recommending this app to him, so he can try.

    My only hesitation is, he is so meticulous with regard to the apps he is installing to his mobile phone. If the app eats a lot of memory, then he gets rid of it by uninstalling. Since it is not mentioned in your article, I’d like to ask, how much in “megabyte” does this app eat in memory?

    1. Oh, yes I could see how that could get boring. I think this app would be a wonderful recommendation! That’s totally understandable. Carrot only takes up 53.7 MB of storage on my phone, so very little. Thank you so much for your comment!

  2. How cool! I didn’t know there were apps out there that would reward you just for walking. Do you have anything similar that would work for those of us in the US? I would love to use something like this…a little extra motivation to get me away from my desk throughout the day even if only for a few minutes at a time.

    1. I know crazy right. I do know of another app that rewards for walking but it’s a little different. It uses your location services through your phone to track, but only steps taken outside count. Unlike Carrot which tracks all. You’re welcome to try it though. Like Carrot, it’s free unless you chooss to upgrade to earn even more. You can check it out here. It’s called Sweatcoin.

  3. Thank you very much for this post, I think this is a great review about a platform that pays a few bucks performing some tasks. I think I will have venture into the carrot app but the restrictions placed in other countries is quite alarming. I think this is best for folks in Canada and it regions.

  4. Wait, what?  I can earn rewards for walking?  Why am I just learning this?  I have been trying to get into shape and walking every day is one of the biggest parts of my exercise routine.  I have a smart watch that counts my steps tracks it in the app.  What I don’t have is someone who wants to reward me for it, other than my wife who is happy I am trying to get fit.

    Thank you for this info!  Now I have something else to look forward to beside good health.

  5. What a great-sounding app! Unfortunately I don’t live in one of the areas where it works…bummer! Your review makes it sound like so much fun, and truly motivational to get those steps in (and who couldn’t use that?). I guess those of us outside the current user area can keep an eye out to see if they expand their area. But I’ll keep an eye on your site, too, because if there’s another “rewarding” app like this out there somewhere, I trust you to find it for us! 🙂

    1. I know right! Oh that’s too bad. Ya, keep an eye out. I will definitely update my post here if they expand. Awe thank you. Yes I will be sure to post anymore rewarding apps I find 🙂

  6. Calista, I’m a lover of carrots, anything carrot, muffins, cake you know all the sweet stuff.

    After your review I now  will have another love for carrot. 

    A very comprehensive post and an interesting website. I live in Ontario and have a Fitbit. 

    I walk approximately fifteen k per day, last year I walked across Spain. I should have known about Carrot before.

    I’m a senior and seniors love to make pocket money, some it is necessary others it is just looking for a bargain or others just to pass away the time. Whatever, it can be fun.

    I took a look around your website and must say I am impressed. Keep on doing what you are doing, you will reach your goals and don’t be afraid to keep pushing up those goals.

    1. Haha, that’s great that you love carrots. Oh my goodness, that’s a lot of walking, nice job! Thank you so much for the encouragement! You’re too kind 🙂

  7. I think you did a great job discussing the app Carrot.  It’s quite appealing to people who live in the different areas of Canada where Carrot is used.  Why not get rewards for your daily walking?  It’s a great idea.  It offers many different rewards programs and you are able to select the one you want to participate in.  The app also lets you upgrade by earning many times what the basic app offers.  I think it is also great for people who wish to get in shape.  And I think it would be very good for people who are retired and the elderly because from what I’ve seen you walk every day.  It would help them out tremendously to earn points to go towards the program they choose.

    1)  Is there a maximum amount of points a person can have before you are topped off and can no longer earn points or do the points continue to incur?  

    I think it’s a great article and you discussed it well.

    1. I completely agree with everything you said! There is no maximum to the amount of points you can earn using Carrot! Although the amount per day as part of streak does top off, but it will stay at the max so long as you keep your streak. Thank you for your comment 🙂

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