I don’t know about ya’ll, but I’m all about finding little ways here and there to make some extra cash. I can use all the help I can get and I’m sure you can too! These are my top 6 must-have (and did I mention free?) apps that pay you money! Most of these apps require little to no effort on my part (always a plus in my book!). Let me tell you all about why I love these 6 apps that pay and you will too!
6 Free Apps that Pay You Money
I love, love, love Ibotta! Ibotta is an app that gets you cash back almost every time you grocery shop (178 stores are supported!). Before shopping, you open the app and unlock the rebates you are interested in. To unlock the rebate, you just complete a simple task like answer a question, watch a short video clip, read a recipe, etc. Then, after you are done shopping, just use the app to take a picture of your receipt, scan the bar code of the product that matches the rebate, and VOILA your cash back is added to your account within 48 hours! And oh hey, BONUS, if you sign up here – you get an additional $10 back when you redeem your first rebate!
Ebates is an awesome app and website to use for earning cash back when you shop online! Before you shop online head on over to Ebates (either the website or the app if you are on your phone) and search for the store you are shopping from. Click to the store through Ebates and you will automatically earn cash back on your purchase! Ebates also shares sales codes for extra savings (does it get any better than that?)!
Swagbucks is an app and website where you can earn cash back or gift cards in a variety of ways, like online shopping (Did you know that Swagbucks usually has a better cash back percentage than Ebates!), using Swagbucks’ search engine, watching videos, playing games, answering surveys, and more! By doing these activities through Swagbucks‘ website or app, you earn points (Swagbucks) which are equal to about a penny. Points can be redeemed for cash through PayPal or gift cards to your favorite stores like Amazon and Walmart!
Shopkick is a fun app where you earn points (kicks) just for having the app open when you walk into stores like Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and soo many more! Once in the store, you can earn additional kicks by scanning products and making purchases with credit cards that are linked to the app. Kicks can be redeemed for gift cards to most of your favorite stores! Easy as pie! I love earning kicks just for walking into Target on my weekly shopping trips. Try Shopkick and let me know what you think!
So sorry all you Apple lovers, this one is for Android users only! Slidejoy is my favorite app because it is so effortless! Just download the app, make Slidejoy the lock screen on your phone, and get rewarded just by unlocking your phone! Slidejoy turns your lockscreen into a billboard and you earn points (carats) simply by swiping left or right on the advertisement to unlock your phone. Honestly, the ads aren’t very aesthetically pleasing, but hey, I’ve earned so many gift cards just by unlocking my phone! Carats can be redeemed for cash or gift cards. Slidejoy also wins points with me because it gives you the option of being in “Hero mode” where you can donate your earnings to charity every month automatically. So cool!
6. Panel App
Panel App is another app that earns bonus points with me for being so effortless! The Panel App measures your location data and in exchange provide points that can be redeemed for gift cards or sweepstakes entries. You earn points just by having the app on your phone. And you can also earn bonus points by answering survey questions that are sent to you periodically.
Let me know what ya’ll think about these apps that pay you! Did I miss one of your favorites? Let me know in the comments!
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