Million Step Pedometer Program
Take the walking challenge
available at University of Missouri Bookstores for $45
available at University of Missouri Bookstores for $80
205 Heinkel Building
201 South 7th St.
Columbia, MO 65211
The Million Step Pedometer Program is a simple walking program designed to get faculty, staff and their families up and moving. Go at your own pace--no time limit applies. You are a success if you take more steps today than you did yesterday.
You can use your own pedometer or purchase a Fitbit device from University of Missouri Bookstores through a partnership with Healthy for Life. For each million steps you walk, you can earn great prizes--including a rebate for a Fitbit purchased from University Bookstores through this partnership. The following Fitbit devices are offered:
|Retail||University Family Price||Eligible Rebate
(see below for details)
|Fitbit Charge -
To decide which device is right for you, go to Compare Devices on the Fitbit website.
Eligible participants may enroll with a Fitbit purchased at University Bookstores or another pedometer provided by the participant. Start earning prizes for every million steps you take!
The below University Bookstore locations offer in-store or online purchase options to fit your needs. Please select from one of the following convenient locations to purchase your rebate-eligible Fitbit:
|Graduate/Undergraduate Students, whether Student Employees or Non-employees|
|Purchase a Fitbit at University of Missouri Family Pricing||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Participate in Million Step Pedometer Program||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Receive a rebate for a Fitbit device purchased from a University Bookstore upon reaching 1 million steps||Yes||Yes, if enrolled in a university health insurance plan||No||No|
* Eligible dependents include a spouse, sponsored adult dependent and any child for whom you are a legal guardian.
Eligible participants qualify for one rebate** upon completion of 1 million steps using an eligible Fitbit device purchased at University Bookstores. The Zip qualifies for a $45 rebate while both the Flex and the Charge quality for an $80 rebate. Sales tax and any shipping fees are not rebate-eligible. Your rebate will be processed through accounting, and you should receive email notification before it is directly deposited into the same account as your payroll check, usually within two to three weeks.
In order to claim the rebate, you must submit to Healthy for Life a screen shot showing your lifetime steps at or above 1 million steps. See below for instructions on how to submit your steps and claim prizes.
** Effective October 1, 2014, eligible participants may receive only one rebate through this program.
Walked a million steps and ready to submit your steps?
In order to claim the rebate (1 million steps) and prizes (each additional million steps), you must submit to Healthy for Life proof of each million steps you take along with your choice of prize from the current list, below. Track and submit your steps by doing one of the following:
- If using a Fitbit or similar device that has an online component, you may simply email us a screen shot showing your million milestone. See Sending your Fitbit steps (PDF) for additional details.
- If using a pedometer without an online component, track your steps by downloading the Healthy for Life Million Steps Pedometer Tracker (MS Excel spreadsheet) or use a log of your choosing and submit a copy to us. (See contact info on the right side of this webpage.)
Ready to claim your prize?
You will earn great prizes for every million steps you take. Please be sure to submit your accomplishments to Healthy for Life at each million milestone (1 million, 2 million , etc.) and claim your prizes!
See our current prize list. Be sure to indicate your choice of prizes when you submit your achievement!
You must submit each 1 million step accomplishment within one year of completion in order to claim prizes. Multiple prizes may be distributed to a participant who claims more than one milestone achievement at one time at the discretion of Healthy for Life.
- Sending your Fitbit steps (PDF) -- instructions for how to submit your steps to claim your rebate or prize at your million milestone(s)
- Prize list (PDF)
- American Heart Association recommendations for physical activity in adults
- Million Steps Pedometer Tracker (MS Excel spreadsheet)
If you are having any issues with a Fitbit device, please visit the help page to identify and fix the problem. Also available through this link is Frequently Asked Questions and an owner’s manual.
If you are unable to resolve the issue using the Fitbit Help resources, submit a help ticket by contacting Fitbit Customer Service directly using the link below or calling 1-877-623-4997 and pressing ‘0’. The Fitbit team can help with additional troubleshooting or replacing the device as appropriate.