Lose 24% in 2024 and triple your money. Select the amount of your investment - $25-$200 per month - and get triple your investment if you lose 24% after 12 months. You can only participate in this challenge if you receive an invitation from HealthyWage over email and weigh more than 240 pounds. If you have a question about your eligibility, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Because it can make you more successful at losing weight—regardless of which diet or exercise program you are pursuing. A variety of recent academic research demonstrates that financial incentives triple the effectiveness of weight loss programs. HealthyWage applies those academic principles to make you more successful at weight loss. Mission 24 helps you establish a clear goal that has a significant positive impact on your health. Mission 24 also helps you establish a clear timeline to achieve that goal. Sign up now!
Mission 24 allows you to place a "bet" on your weight loss. At registration, you lay down your bet (you can pay all at once or once per month for the duration of your challenge). We pay your prize if you have achieved and maintained your goal at the end of the challenge. You have both your starting and ending weight verified using our verification system. Sign up now!
There is no catch with HealthyWage. To win the Mission 24 Challenge, you just need to achieve your goal in the designated time frame. Your challenge time begins running when you get your verified weigh-in. Then, at the end of the challenge, you need to get your verified weigh-out anytime during the two-week window leading up to your end date (including your end date).
There is a minimum start weight of 240 pounds to be eligible for a Mission 24 Challenge. If you received an email inviting you to participate in the Challenge, but are currently below 240 pounds, you are ineligible for this challenge format and we recommend you consider a traditional, fully customized HealthyWager Challenge instead. Any participant who registers for the Mission 24 Challenge and submits a starting verified weight below 240 pounds will be contacted by our team.
You can lose more weight than required. Your prize will not change. Please be sure to read our rules regarding safe and healthy weight loss.
No worries! If the weight you entered into the prize calculator differs from your actual starting verified weigh-in, your 24% goal will be automatically adjusted in our system within 30 days of your initial weigh-in. This adjustment will be reflected on your dashboard and you will receive communications from HealthyWage once the adjustment has been made.
The earliest you can weigh-out is two weeks prior to your end date. You can conduct your ending verified weigh-in any time during the final two weeks of your challenge (the last day of your challenge is the last day you can conduct your ending verified weigh-in). We want to encourage weight loss and weight management over time. Our goal is to help you get the weight off, keep it off, develop new habits and begin a new lifestyle over the course of your challenge.
No. If your weight loss occurs as the result of a medical procedure or surgical intervention of any kind, you will not be eligible for any prize. This includes, but isn’t limited to: gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, gastric balloon, bariatric surgery revision procedures, CoolSculpting, skin removal, liposuction, Kybella, Vanquish, etc. You may participate if your surgery was more than 1 year before your start date. If you’re unsure whether your situation is prohibited, please reach out to email@example.com. Please note that HealthyWage does not take a position on whether surgery is a good idea for any particular patient—that’s between you and your doctor.
Yes! If you are under the care of a physician and they prescribe a weight loss medication, you can absolutely still participate! This includes GLP-1 medications such as Wegovy, Ozempic, Mounjaro, etc.
Absolutely. You can participate in up to 10 challenges at the same time! So double-up, even triple-up to maximize your winnings for the same weight loss! The one exception is that you can't have a simultaneous Mission 24 Challenge and a HealthyWager individual weight loss bet -- you can only do one at a time.
No. The Mission 24 Challenge is currently invitation-only to select participants who have not won a HealthyWager challenge before under any account, and have a starting weight of 240 pounds or greater. If upon review, it’s determined you were not invited and/or do not meet these criteria, you will be ineligible to continue with the Mission 24 Challenge and will be contacted by our team.
Each friend you refer will receive a $40 HealthyWager prize boost, and you'll get a $40 prize boost for each referral that signs up. Holy cow! That means if you blast 500 Facebook friends and 50 sign up for a HealthyWager, your Mission 24 Challenge prize will increase by $2,000 (added to your existing prize amount). Past winners are also eligible to participate in our referral program, with boosts going directly to your HW Points account (instead of being added to your prize). Remember that all previous winners must comply with our “Yo-Yo Rule” as defined above.
Note: If you choose to run any marketing/advertising campaigns directing to your referral page, you can't hijack HealthyWage brand terms or otherwise do things that are adverse to HealthyWage's interests as outlined in the Services Agreement. Additionally, you may NOT share your referral link directly on any of HealthyWage’s owned social media properties, including the HealthyWage Facebook page and any ads or sponsored content run by HealthyWage. Failure to comply with this rule may result in loss of earned boosts and removal from referral program.
Lifelines are a fun (and completely optional) way to improve your chances of success. They provide support, encouragement and motivation throughout your weight loss journey. You can find out more about Lifelines by reading the Lifelines FAQ.
Yes -- twice: once at the beginning of the challenge and once at the end.
It's super easy -- you have two options:
You don't need any special equipment for either method other than a smartphone and a scale.
Nope. You just need to achieve your goal in the designated timeframe. Your challenge time begins running when you get your verified weigh-in. Then, at the end of the challenge, you need to get your verified weigh-out during the two week window before and including your end date. Once you’ve hit your goal and submitted your ending weight, you will be prompted to complete a winner confirmation form, which will include providing photo identification to confirm your height and identity. Our referee team will review your information to certify your win within 7 days (so be sure to maintain your weight loss)! It's as simple as that.
Despite years in business and rafts of press stories and reviews, we still sometimes get this question. If you have any doubts, we recommend that you take a look at the mountain of evidence we've compiled that HealthyWage is legitimate, including hundreds of articles from credible sources (e.g., CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal) -- many of the news stories contain testimonials from actual participants that reporters spoke with. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and you can see proof on the Internet that we have been around for a long time (since 2009). There comes a point when we can't do much more to prove that this is for real -- maybe you are just looking for an excuse to avoid getting started?!
HealthyWage is available to residents of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, European Union, Mexico & throughout Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and most of non-EU Europe and Asia. If you are participating through an employer, such as Halliburton, you are generally allowed to participate regardless of your location in the world. Unless you are participating through your employer, you may not participate if you are a resident of North Korea, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Burma, Yemen, Afghanistan, Libya, Sudan and others.
HealthyWage is committed to protecting the security of your personal information, including payment information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure. For example, all participant data is collected and transmitted over secured connections using 256-bit encryption. All pages on the HealthyWage website are served over TLS. All payment data is handled following rigorous Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards set by VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. We process payments via a highly reputable third-party payment processor and never store your sensitive payment information on our own system.
If you selected to pay in installments (as opposed to one single payment), your account will be charged every month. Any challenge not paid in full by 3 weeks before its end date will have any remaining owed payments processed at that time.
Yes. Although we use the word “bet” to explain the concept, HealthyWage isn’t gambling in the legal sense because you are in control of the outcome at all times. It's up to you to lose the weight.
Please see the Payouts and Points FAQs here.
You should always consult with your personal physician to discuss your weight loss goals before starting any HealthyWage challenge. The Mission 24 terms cannot be adjusted. However, we understand that sometimes changes are needed, so we can move you to a traditional custom HealthyWager challenge up to 30 days after the start of your challenge. Do note this will also impact your prize amount. Requests for changes to your HealthyWager beyond the 30-day mark cannot be granted.
You will have the option to “Buy More Time.” This option will be available on your Mission 24 Challenge dashboard until the end date of your challenge. Buying more time will add six months and six installments to your challenge. The prize and weight loss goal will remain the same.
You can pay with a credit or debit card. You will choose how much you want to "wager" each month. You can choose to pay the entire amount up front (when you sign-up), or to pay each month (we'll automatically charge your card equal installments every month for the duration of your challenge). If you pay in installments, the first month is due when you sign-up.
NOTE: Your payments start on the day that you sign up regardless of when you submit your verified weigh-in.
No. Even if you choose to pay your wager in monthly installments (rather than all at once), your goal is the same: hit (or beat) your weight loss goal as of the end of your challenge (you can weigh out anytime during the last two weeks of your challenge). There is no monthly weigh-in (other than the non-verified weigh-ins that you can optionally do on the app to keep track of your fantastic progress!).
No. But you can sign up after you’ve had your baby, if your doctor says it's okay.
Your challenge is suspended the minute you think you might be pregnant -- just let us know. You have 60 days after that to supply proof of pregnancy from your clinic/doctor. Once you confirm your pregnancy with documentation, we will stall your remaining installment payments and pause your challenge. After your doctor clears you to start again, we will reinstate your installments and either start your challenge over or let you complete your remaining months. If you choose to start over, you will need to submit a new verified weigh-in. Regardless of which option you choose, you will only need to pay the remaining number of installments from your original wager. This means your payments may end before your challenge ends.
We understand life happens and sometimes injuries or illnesses occur. Most of these situations will not impact your challenge as science supports that weight loss is primarily related to diet. However, if you have a newly diagnosed serious illness or injury and need to discuss your individual situation with our team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org within 14 days of the medical diagnosis, and be prepared to provide formal documentation. As the goal is to assist you during the healing/recovery process, we cannot assist with medical consideration requests made beyond 14 days of the documented diagnosis/event. Please understand that if you wait until the end of your challenge to discuss options for a medical event or diagnosis that occurred more than 14 days prior, we can provide only the 'Buy More Time' option. In the event of pregnancy, please see our separate policy above.
HealthyWage does not withhold any of the winnings for taxes. The IRS has set a $600 threshold for reporting of contest prizes/winnings. We will request your tax information only if you win a prize greater than the IRS threshold. If your net proceeds are less than the IRS threshold, we will not collect your tax information. You should, of course, ask your tax advisor for advice as to whether your specific winnings are taxable (we make no representations).
If your winnings, minus your wager, are over $600 and you opt for a check as your payout method, HealthyWage will mail you a 1099 via USPS by January 31 of the following year.
If you choose PayPal as your payout method, PayPal is responsible for sending your 1099. As of January 1, 2022, Federal Law has changed the IRS reporting requirements for transactions via third-party networks [e.g., PayPal]. All transactions exceeding $600 within the third-party network platform will require them to issue a 1099-K.
Part of our job is to prevent you from giving up, so you can't quit -- there are absolutely no cancellations or refunds. HealthyWage will suspend your challenge if you are pregnant.
To learn more, check out the Mission 24 Challenge Rules.
(Updated December 14, 2023)