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Challenge FAQs

What are Get Around Rewards?

The Get Around Rewards challenge starts again on 1st April 2023.

It is a free to join rewards program designed to help you get active, earn rewards and support local traders and charities. It rewards sustainable travel for commuting and leisure trips and encourages regular, healthy activity for residents and employees in Milton Keynes.

The challenge will run until 31 Oct 2023.

How have Get Around Rewards been funded?

Get Around Rewards is funded and brought to by Milton Keynes Council (MKC).

Why should I take part?

BetterPoints is an award-winning app that encourages people to get active by walking, running, wheeling or cycling more, for commuting purposes or leisure. Taking part will allow you to earn rewards for travelling in active and environmentally friendly ways. You can support local traders and charities with the BetterPoints you earn. The secure and anonymised data your participation provides will also help MKC to improve provision for active and sustainable transport, helping to make Milton Keynes a cleaner, greener, more liveable city for everyone.

How can I record my journeys?

To manually record a journey, tap the Play button ▶️ at the start of your journey. Don’t forget to press stop when you’re finished.

Or, to record your activity automatically, switch the automatic tracking function on - the app will then pick up when you’re on the move.

Check your points balance and help your favourite cause via the Donations tab or treat yourself via the Rewards catalogue.

How can I earn points or win a prize?

You can earn points and win lots of fantastic prizes for travelling actively and sustainably. 

What is the difference between BetterTickets and BetterPoints?

BetterPoints can be earned by recording eligible activities - over time they add up. Your points balance appears in the menu on the left of the app. Once you’ve collected enough points you can redeem them against vouchers in the catalogue on the app or donate them to charity. Every 1,000 BetterPoints are worth £1.

BetterTickets are prize draw entries earned for doing a specific activity. The tickets you earn automatically enter you into our weekly or monthly prize draws. The more tickets you earn, the more chance you have of winning. Prizes can include pots of BetterPoints and specific things such as bike helmets.

What can I spend my points on?

You can give your points to your favourite charity by tapping 'Donate' in the app, or check out our list of local and national vouchers by tapping Redeem.

Can I take part if I use a wheelchair, and if so, how do I record my journeys?

Yes! All kinds of wheelchairs can be recorded as 'wheeling' in our app. You download the app as per the instructions above. If you select automatic tracking, the app will automatically record your journey. Due to the motion sensors inbuilt in your device, and our algorithms in the app, it may assume you are cycling, rather than wheeling. In your timeline, after completing your journey, you will be able to amend this to wheeling and your journey will be updated. You will be awarded the same amount of points/tickets as walking, running or cycling journeys.

How do I earn points with MK Connect ?

Inside the vehicle you will find a poster on the window where you can scan in to verify your journey and earn BetterPoints. 

📱Select the play ▶️ button in the top right-hand corner of your app and select 'Scan QR Code'. 

Do you have any more questions?

If you have any other questions about Get Around Rewards in advance of signing up that are not covered on this page, then please contact

If you are already a BetterPoints app user and have any questions not covered on this page, then please check out the FAQs in the app. These can be found in the ‘Help’ section in the main menu.

Change the way you travel around Milton Keynes and earn rewards.

Mobile phone with betterpoints app.