Lucktastic is a FREE scratch card app where they claim you can “win prizes daily”. But...is Lucktastic a SCAM?
Now, despite the name and the advertising and whole brand they attempt to perpetuate, complete with a cute little four leaf clover as the logo: This isn’t really a “get lucky and get rich quick” app.
I mean unless you are somehow charmed by the golden Leprechaun gods or have Pegasus’ horse shoe on your door...
Lucktaktastic is NOT a way to WIN money.
It’s NOT a scam, per sue.
I mean they DO in fact pay out.
But if you’re diving into this app with a blind happy go-lucky attitude that you’re going to bring home the bacon from your winnings, if you’re thinking you’re gonna be “one of the lucky ones” then you’re delusional and gonna be immensely disappointed.
You’re not gonna win. Hate to break it to you, but not really. I give you the raw deal and I’m not here to blow sunshine up your ass or get your hopes up,
Now to be fair, you probably have a better chance at winning this thing, then let’s say, purchasing a *real* lottery ticket.
And you may be thinking: well, maybe it’s worth it “just in case” -- “just in case I win ya know? “ No, I don’t know.
Who’s to say the whole game isn’t rigged?
I mean let’s look at it: Lucktastic, a FREE lottery scratch card app. Where you can win real cash and prizes.
For free. Okay, so what’s the catch??
Because if there’s anything to learn in life, which you’ve probably already learned by now at some point, it’s that NOTHING is *actually* free.
There’s always some sort of cost, commitment, or sacrifice.
Like Google, Facebook and Amazon, a “free” service you get by sacrificing your entire life privacy.
Lucktastic makes their money from advertisers, and so, between each scratch card you watch a 15 to 60 second ad. The length of the ad varies and there’s no sort of bonus or incentive for watching longer ones. Your first “lucky” gamble is hoping you get one of the shorter ads so you waste less time in this app,
Now of course from the business perspective you want MAXIMIZE the amount of profit you get and MINIMIZE the amount of expenses you pay.
What is their profit? Advertisers,
What is their expense? Prizes.
More viewers = more advertising money!!! DING DING!
So in other words it is in their own best interest, Lucktastic, as an app relying on ads to make money, to maximize the amount of views on those ads and minimize (practically eliminate) the amount of prizes they pay out.
They want you viewing ads as much as possible. You "pay" with your time and attention. This isn’t a charity. They’re not here to hold you hand and feed you and give you free shit.
This is a business that WANTS MONEY.
I’m not saying that makes them a scam; I’m just saying you have to understand where their interests lie. I mean of course they’re going to program some sort of rigged system where the odds are extremely against you.
You’re not giving them money. You’re taking it from them.
In general, you’re not purchasing a product, YOU are the product. You have to understand this dynamic and when you do, you’ll see that the odds of winning are *purposefully* designed to make you lose.
Likely, these winners, who take their selfies on Facebook and Instagram with their nice little new cash stack, all these big prizes is seen as nothing but some as a sort of “PR” budget.
Obviously the person that wins hundreds if not thousands of dollars is *probably* going to post about it and @Lucktastic.
They’re probably also going to tell all their friends about how awesome Lucktastic is and how they won. The promotion takes care of itself because it’s in the very model of business to get people talking.
“Woah! Big prize. I won. Must share” God we’re so primitive sometimes.
I mean who doesn’t want to talk about something cool they just got...and for FREE!
Chances are you are not going to win a huge prize and those that do are really nothing more than a tool used as advertising for their own app.
I’m just calling it as I see it.
The entire business model is, in terms of turning a profit, is well, absolutely genius though and plays on excited emotions and gambling addiction.
That said, we’re gonna look at how to play Lucktastic and make it worth your run, knowing we’re likely NOT going to win a ridiculous amount of money.
We’re in it for the long haul and taking our time, like real procrastin8rs.
You want to go for the GUARANTEED prizes. Click the “GO” button in the top and navigate to “Redeem” to get there.
There’s other, more easily obtainable Guaranteed prizes, requiring lower token amounts to cash out with, but the token to dollar ration is totally skewed. You’ll end up spending more time in the app if you cash out $5 ten times as opposed to cashing out $50 just once.
We like to minimize effort and maximize results here and it is far less effort to just wait it out. If there’s anything I have a procrastin8r though, it’s the patience to wait for later.
Going for the guaranteed prize assures that you definitely get SOMETHING for your tokens and don’t just throw them into the Abyssal Wishing Well of Lost Hopes & Dreams.
It takes a while to reach the threshold but they *do*payout.
I recommend going for the $50 Amazon gift card. It takes a long ass while, not gonna lie, to even accumulate anywhere *near* the amount required for that one.
But it’s the highest token per dollar ratio. If you want to MAXIMIZE your own profits from this app, then it’s in your best interest to wait for the $50.
I’m not gonna write how many is required for the best ash out, because it’ll likely increase in the later and I’m too lazy to go back and edit this in the future.
I can tell you this though, it takes over a year to get, or at least it had.
The number of tokens required to cash out has actually quadrupled in the past year and will probably continue to increase.
Again, how are they making money? Advertisers.
And how are they losing money? Prizes (to people like you).
They must’ve realized that not everybody is a gambling addict and can be patient enough to earn a guaranteed prize because they significantly increased the difficulty (raised the tokens required) to get it.
I never won the cash prizes from cards, personally. There are people that have and posted about it online and across social media, but I haven’t been so “lucky”.
I even tried equipping my Luck of the Dwarves Ring to raise my luck stat, but to no avail. I did get a bunch of Stone Spirits though.
(Stone Spirits, for those of my readers who do not play RuneScape, became a super common drop from basically every single creature in the game, to the point where you basically get one from every kill, after the infamous Mining & Smithing Rework in January 2019.
They add the benefit of allowing you to mine an extra ore, but due to the fact that they come from PvM-ing and most PVM-ers HATE skilling -- so they don’t use it -- and due to the fact that they are such a common drop wtihin PVing itself, they’re about as cheap and worthless as you can get.
Long story short Stone Spirits are worth DIRT and highly criticized among the community)
I do one or two scratches to win tokens and tokens only. I don’t go for the cash prizes or anything else. Not worth my time. I take the one or two minutes, likely when I’m taking a dump or something, scratch those cards, grab my daily bonus, and I’m done.
The scratch cards to go for are called: “Man’s Best Friend” (50 token prize) and “Subway (25 token prize). These are the ONLY ones worth doing. Again, we covered how you’re probably NOT going to win any cash. Stop getting your hopes up. And they are even pretty stingy in regards to bigger token prize pools (you won’t win those either).
The ONLY scratch cards that I have ever won has been the 50 token and 25 token cards.
And believe me, I have gone months scratching EVERY. SINGLE. CARD. You get a daily set and yes, I scratched all of them. FOR MONTHS.
I didn’t win , not even once. Maybe I’m just extremely unlucky, but I doubt that and I feel like my experience is in line with the majority of people who use this app.
You do earn a minuscule amount (like 4-10 tokens per scratch card). Personally, I just don’t like doing this.. But, if you have the time to kill or are just bored, it may be something *you* want to do.
In other words:
Scratch the daily cards to earn the bonus tokens, not to actually win prizes.
Winning the large (1500+, etc) token prizes is rarer than catching a Tauros in the Safari zone (very rare but still possible) and winning a CASH prize is like finding an Ekans in Pokemon Blue (impossible)
My strategy involves collecting tokens daily and using those tokens to eventually cash out a guaranteed prize. I do the two scratch I just mentioned.
The more days in a row you login, the bigger the daily login bonus gets (up until the 4th day).
Note that you do have to scratch a card in order for the streak to count and to collect your daily bonus tokens. This wasn’t always the case; you used to be able to just login without scratching a card, but I guess they figured that meant people weren’t watching ads.
I skip a day after the 4th consecutive day to reset my streak cause I don't care about sweepstake entries, which is the only daily reward you start to get in the highest streak (5+ days). You do have a chance to earn 500 tokens in the 5+ streak slot, but again, luck, and a very rare find at that -- maybe once per week or so. You're better of resetting the streak if you're aiming to accumulate as many tokens as possible, which you should be
So it's like 1k+ coins per week (from daily bonuses only, not including anything won from scratch cards) and around 150k to cash out Amazon for the $50 best token to Dollar payout ratio,. Slow n' steady
The exception is: if you just signed up I would do all the daily scratch cards for the first month. I know I just berated doing them, but hear me out!
Lucktastic will never confirm this (of course they won’t. It’s sort of one of those shady practices a business can never admit to, like Facebook listening to your conversations that people know is real but they’ll deny it), but if you look into the reviews and such all the "winners" got their prize within the first month of playing.
I don't know anyone that has been playing for months or years that wins. I swear it's not coincidence.
There's this secret "beginner's luck" mechanism likely built in.They win, share it, get more people to sign up, then leave and forget about it, rinse & repeat. Clever marketing tho.
Not worth the hassle of scratching everything daily though after the first few weeks, unless you really like playing scratch cards. Do what you want. That’s what laziness is about.
Also the game downloads can be worth the extra coins, but the tracking rarely works, so you're likely just wasting your time. You could contact support with a screenshot but I don't feel like it. Me, personally, it's too much effort for pay off to scratch all or download apps. I'll take my login bonus and that'll be all, thanks
There are also surveys and offers, but I don’t bother with any of that. It’s all the same types of offers and surveys from other sites with a large chance of getting disqualified. Meh. I’m good.
You can also watch ads for 5 tokens each. 5 tokens.
This is a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a PENNY.
And it’s NOT passive, like PerkTV or CashMagnet that auto-play videos. You have to click “play” between each video.
There are higher paying “per click” apps out there.
We’ll actually be covering one next week. Stay tuned and subscribe to the newsletter and get notified when it comes out.
Fun Fact: I actually copy/”procrast-nasted” this review from a comment I had made on social media earlier. You too can copy content that you already made or steal (like an artistic procrastinator), listen to episode 31 of the ProcrastiN8r Podcast to learn more!
Overall, Lucktastic is a nice little daily bonus beermoney for as little effort as watching an ad or two but this isn't an app to get your hopes up in winning these huge prizes, or striking it rich as it's advertised. The pay out threshold takes a lot of patience and persistence to reach, and unless you actually win a cash prize, the only pay out option is a gift card. Nonetheless, I find it easy to add some scratching to my lazy daily routine. It doesn't take much to earn a bit at a time.
Lucktastic gets a Proxrastin 5/8
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