Scangifts is a Beer Money site that the creator claims launched only 7 hours ago. Excited to dive into a brand new Beer Money site I couldn’t wait to see what Scangifts had to offer. I quickly signed up for the program and dove in.
As soon as I had confirmed my email address I opened up the site and took to google to do a little research. The link from my email delivered me to a pretty standard home page, from which I clicked over to the Scangifts Dashboard. This looked like a pretty usual Beer Money site with pretty decent payout options, and the owner claimed that the site had a very favorable payout rate. Convinced that this was legit, I moved on.
The website has two ways to earn rewards. The first is an offer wall, and the second is to scan QR codes in order to see if you won prizes lottery style. The offer wall is pretty standard across most Beer Money sites, so I figured I’d know what to expect. I was wrong. The first offer wall provider I clicked on was called Tiger Wall. I had never heard of Tiger Wall, but I’ll give anything a try. I clicked on the Tiger Wall logo and I was presented with this promising page:
This was not standard. The following links took me to one survey I didn’t qualify for, the Swagbucks link directed me to my Swagbucks homepage, and the other links took me to these pages:
That’s a little strange, maybe that’s the fault of Tiger Wall. I’ll give “Wind Wall” a try instead.
So the offer wall may not be Scangifts’ strong suit. That’s fine with me, I’m sure there’s a reason why they have “Scan” in their name. Hopeful, I clicked on the Scangifts Scan Wall link in the menu. The page presented me with a bunch of QR codes slowly falling down the screen Matrix style. I was The One. I could read the code.
My research brought me to quite a few pages on the Beermoney subreddit. Many of them had comments from the site creator himself. I love seeing user engagement from site creators, so I thought this was really promising. This is where I found a little insight on how to use the QR codes.
in which the website creator jdm4900 says that you can read the Matrix QR codes using Snapchat. Excited, I opened up my Snapchat app and tried scanning the screen, and then to my amazement, nothing happened. I kept scrolling through Reddit threads and found more comments from jdm4900 in which he explained that the win rates averaged around 20/1 on the QR scans. Almost every top comment from users other than jdm4900 came from users claiming that they had scanned up to 100 QR codes and hadn’t won a single offer. There were about 10 of these comments and they were all very close to the top in their respective threads. Feeling disparaged, I decided it was time to deep Scangifts a Skunked Keg.
So Is Scangifts any good?
Nope. I wouldn’t recommend you spend any time on this website right now. Nothing on this website seemed like it would give you a worthwhile payout for your time. Many of the features on this website are either shady or broken. I’ve never heard of any of their offer wall providers, and things the creator “believes will work” don’t. I’d stay away from this website altogether. If the website sees some improvement in the future then I’ll happily update this review, but until then I’m not even going to put up a referral link.
Is it a Scam?
I wouldn’t be so quick to accuse Scangifts of being a scam. After reading many of the creator’s online interactions it seems like he has the best intentions in mind. Unfortunately, the website is just broken. I hope the developer continues to work on this and hopefully fix it, because it seems like a genuinely interesting idea.
Rating – 2/10
The QR code idea is good, it just needs to work, and there has to be proof that you can actually win. Everything else on this site is very broken and needs some TLC. This site is a skunked keg for sure.