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Basingstoke, United...
Level Contributor
1 post
38 reviews

What do the Trip Advisor points mean?

I keep getting messages that I have lots of points but what can I do with them?

5 replies to this topic
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18,358 posts
106 reviews
1. Re: Points


TA seems to have the idea that they are for “ fun” and will motivate members to write more reviews.

I neither know nor care how many points I have... doesn’t interest or motivate me one little bit.

Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
55,663 posts
1,834 reviews
2. Re: Points

Beyond “feel good,” for contributing*, there is zero, which can be done with the TA Trip Collective “Points.”

* Most are of a mind, that they can still feel good about their contributions, WITHOUT, those Points and Badges.

Best of luck,


Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
3,880 posts
830 reviews
3. Re: Points

The more points you accumulate, the richer you are. In points. Very few of us like them as they are misleading and worthless.

West Grey, Canada
Destination Expert
for Toronto
Level Contributor
85,195 posts
104 reviews
4. Re: Points

The points are pointless.

They are meaningless, have absolutely no value, are worth less than the gold star you got in grade school. They are as useful as a chocolate teapot, an ashtray on a motorcycle, or a cat flap on a submarine.

They are only intended as an incentive to contribute more content to the site and to provide self gratification and positive affirmation...for those who need it.

They can NOT be used for, traded for, or exchanged for, anything - anywhere. They DO NOT earn you points toward airline miles or any other travel partnerships associated with TripAdvisor.

More information can be found on this Help Centre page;


Best Regards

p.s. There is a link to the Help Centre at the bottom of every page.

Wales, United...
Destination Expert
for Bargain Travel, Cruises, Swansea, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Neath, Port Talbot
Level Contributor
75,644 posts
478 reviews
5. Re: Points

You can't do anything, flowerpot. Except moan about them. That's the only fun I've ever had from the wretched thngs :-)

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