This happens automatically as long as you are on a rewards eligitble plan, and also assuming your bravos are enough to bring you into one of the categories as being one of the top participating members. You do need to make sure that your self-serve account and community account are both linked to the same e-mail address.
@Jackhyf63- Everything you wanted to know about Public Mobile rewards (including community rewards): https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Knowledge-Base/General-Reward-Rules/ta-p/164
@Jackhyf63Yes for the most part, but remember that its not the only thing involved. There are members that get almost no bravo's but high post count and get rewards. Public mobile does not want to give the exact detail of how the rewards system calculates who gets what but its pretty obvious if you compare the "top contributors" announcement each money and compare it against the "bravo leaderboard.
If you do the research you can get a good idea
The only things that could be involved are
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But in my opinion its better to spend your time trying to help out the fellow community than figure out what you have to do to save X dollars.
@Jackhyf63These are my "private statistics" below (I removed my e-mail and the headings that had 0)
I have been here just over 1 year and now earned a total of $99 in rewards (that comes off before tax, so its worth almost $112)
It says I have spend 752 hours online for $112. Works out to roughly 15 cents per hour if you must do the math on my profile (although not entirely accurate if you count the amount of hours outside of here thinking about this place).
Do this because you enjoy it, not because of the money.