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I have to spread the word on this since it is not widely publicized… if you are a member of Blue Cross Blue Shield you can earn a $50 gift card by completing a quick Health Assessment on the BCBS website. I did this last year for both myself and my husband and got $100 in Shell gas cards for free! I just got my confirmation that I had earned another gift card for this year’s Health Asssessment, so this is apparently something that you can do year after year.
Here’s how to get your gift cards: First, login to your BCBS online account or create an account (all you will need is your insurance card). If you live in North Carolina like we do , you will you the BCBSNC site. (I should note that I really have no idea if this program is offered in other states, so you will have to check your own member site. Also note that you can create a member account for every adult on your policy, so I created separate accounts for myself and my husband.)
After you login you should see this image when you scroll down. Just click on it to get started with your Health Assessment! It took me about 15 minutes to complete.
In 4 to 6 weeks you will receive a confirmation in the mail that you have earned a gift card. Here is a picture of mine:
This part does take a while so be patient! It will include directions on how to select your gift cards on the BCBS Rewards website. There were many to choose from but the most helpful ones for our family were the Amazon and Shell cards. After you order your gift card it should arrive via mail in less than a week in my experience.
Note that the fine print says the Health Assessment must be completed within the first 150 days of the plan, so by my calculations you should have until May 31st to complete it.
And if you are really dedicated, it is possible to earn another $50 gift card per member by completing a series of activities in your Healthy Outcomes website. I pursued this last year and while it does take some time, it was worth it to me to earn another $50 gas card.
In total I have earned $300 in free Shell gas cards through this program and I hope you can get yours, too!