If you are logging into MyThanks for the first time, you will receive an email with instructions at the end of the first Study Season after signing up in the app.

How do rewards work in the SCAMP Study app?

Rewards Journey

1a. Complete in-app: surveys; allow background information collection
1b. Complete outside app: wear an activity tracker; provide samples and measurements
2. Collect XP for each completed activity to reach higher level awards
3. Reached level 1, 2, 3 or 4? You'll be awarded with reward points*
4. Reward points ready to spend in MyThanks (you'll receive an email explaining how to log in for the first time)
5. Redeem rewards in the MyThanks portal (redeem within 12 months of receipt of points or last redemption, whichever is most recent)
*Please not that only users who meet the criteria in our terms and conditions will be eligible to receive rewards points
Overview of rewards journey in the SCAMP Study app

Still have questions? Find out more:


XPThe points you gain in the app from completing various research activities are called XP. 
AwardsYou can earn an award (level 1-4) if you gain enough XP in a season. Earning an award means you have made a substantial contribution to SCAMP research that season. 
SeasonThe window for completing activities and earning an award is called a season. Each season lasts 2 calendar months. 
MyThanksMyThanks is our rewards partner. You can spend your reward points on prizes in the MyThanks portal. 
Reward pointsReward points are given as a thank you to all eligible participants* for each award earnt and can be spent in the MyThanks portal. 

How can I earn XP?

When you have signed up in the app, you will have the opportunity to take part in various SCAMP activities to earn XP including:

  • Surveys (in-app)
  • Enabling background data collection (in-app)
  • Wearing an activity tracker (outside app)
  • Sending us measurements and samples (outside app)

Click here for the full list of eligible actions and associated XP in the SCAMP app.

When do I get XP?

When you complete any of these activities, you will earn XP for your participation. XP for most in-app activities should show up within a day. XP for activity outside of the app will be added to your account at the end of the season or the end of the subsequent season, depending on when you completed it. Each season (every 2 months), if you earn enough XP, you will achieve an award.

You can only earn XP whilst you are logged in to the app.

How do awards work?

At the end of every season, if you have earnt enough XP to receive an award, you will earn MyThanks reward points* corresponding to your award level:

Award LevelNo. of Reward Points
Level 1 Award400 reward points
Level 2 Award600 reward points
Level 3 Award1000 reward points
Level 4 Award
(limited availability)
1500 reward points

*Please note that only users who meet the criteria set out in our terms and conditions will be eligible to receive reward points.

How do reward points work?

Reward points will show up in your MyThanks portal within a week of the end of the season. You can spend them on brands like:

  • Uber Eats
  • Costa Coffee
  • ASOS
  • Boohoo
  • Footlocker

You can spend your reward points in MyThanks straightaway or save them up over multiple seasons to spend on an even bigger reward, as long as you use your points within 12 months of receiving them, or within 12 months of your last redemption, whichever was most recent.

Full breakdown of every action and associated XP

ActionHow is XP awarded for this action?Completed in-app or outside of app?How often can I earn XP for completing this action during the Study?When is XP awarded?XP awarded
Sign up and create a SCAMP Account on the SCAMP Study applicationOne-offIn-appOnceImmediately10
Allow SCAMP to access Your health data from NHS Digital*Once each Study SeasonIn-app*Every Study SeasonEnd of season50
Allow information collection (in the background) about your mobile phone use, physical activity and sleepAutomatically for each day information collection is enabledIn-appDailyNext day5
Complete surveysPer survey (8 surveys available each Study Season)In-appEvery Study SeasonImmediately60
Complete the full set of 8 surveys for bonusPer completed set of surveysIn-appEvery Study SeasonImmediately175
Wear an activity tracker provided by the SCAMP Study and sync your collected health and fitness data Per day of health and fitness data provided (60 days in total)Outside of appTwiceEnd of season or end of subsequent season5
Return the activity tracker to the SCAMP Study after health and fitness data collection is completeOne-offOutside of appTwiceEnd of season or end of subsequent season200
Sign up to provide urine and/or saliva samples and height/weight measurementsOne-offOutside of appOnceEnd of season or end of subsequent season20
Send back your urine and saliva samplesOne-offOutside of appOnceEnd of season or end of subsequent season300
Provide your height and weight measurementOne-offOutside of appOnceEnd of season or end of subsequent season200
Return the additional consent form which we will send you if you haven’t previously taken part in SCAMP researchOne-offOutside of appOnceEnd of season or end of subsequent season50

*N.B. these SCAMP XP will no longer be earned if permission is withdrawn, and this request process is external to the SCAMP Study application. To understand how to stop NHS health records collection, read the SCAMP Study application Participants Information Sheet: Participant Information Sheet (FAQs) – SCAMP (scampstudy.org)

Rewards scheme terms and conditions

You can find our Rewards Scheme terms and conditions here.

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