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Challenge FAQs

Thinking of joining the challenge or have some questions?

Read on to find out more.

What is the Think, Move, Breathe! challenge?

Think, Move, Breathe! is a free-to-join rewards program designed to help you get active to improve the local air quality, 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 South Lanarkshire.

How has it been funded?

Think, Move, Breathe! is funded by South Lanarkshire Council (SLC) with money from Scottish Government that is allocated to improve air quality.

Why should I take part?

BetterPoints is an award-winning app that encourages people to get active by walking, running, wheeling, cycling and using public transport more, for commuting 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 SLC to improve provision for active and sustainable transport, helping to make South Lanarkshire a cleaner, greener, more liveable area for everyone.

How can I get involved?

Check out the Join Think, Move, Breathe! page, or in a nutshell:

Download the free BetterPoints app from the App Store or Google Play.

  • Register and join the Think, Move, Breathe! challenge
  • Turn tracking on in the top right-hand corner to record your journeys
  • Clock up BetterPoints to spend at participating retailers or donate to charity

How can I earn points or win a prize?

You can earn points and win lots of fantastic prizes for travelling in green and healthy ways. Check out all the rewards here.

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 for vouchers in the catalogue 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 daily, 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 vouchers, bike lights or hi-viz sports wear.

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 wheeling journeys. 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.

Do you have any more questions?

If you have any other questions in advance of signing up that are not covered on this page, then please contact customercare@betterpoints.uk.

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

Help tackle climate change and improve air quality in South Lanarkshire

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