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12 Mobile Apps That Will Help You Earn Extra Money
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by - June 11, 2014 - 119 Comments

Wouldn’t it be awesome if your cell phone paid you?

Instead of just getting a bill every month, you’d get a check for using your phone? It’s actually not as ridiculous as it sounds. There are actually a number of apps that will pay you to download them.

Download all 12 of these, and you’ll be surprised how fast all the extra money starts to add up…

1. Nielsen Homescan

This app will pay you to scan your groceries. Crazy, right? Once you sign up to become a Nielsen Homescan family (yep, the same company that tracks TV ratings), the company will send you a free scanner or you can use your smartphone. Every time you go shopping, you simply scan the barcodes on the back of each product and send your data off to Nielsen.

If you want to give it a try, you can fill out the application here: Nielsen Homescan Application (you can’t download this one from the app store; you’ll need to visit their website first).

As an active participant, you earn gift points which you can redeem for different types of merchandise. You can choose electronics, jewelry, household items, and even toys for the kids. The longer you stay on the panel, the more opportunity you have to earn points towards prizes. You also receive entries for the panel’s many sweepstakes. Prizes include money, vacations, and brand new vehicles.


2. i-Say Mobile

This i-Say mobile app is one of the only legitimate paid survey apps out there. It’s actually a part of the Ipsos company, which might be a name you’re familiar with because they do a lot of the polling you see during presidential races.

I’ve heard some of the top-end surveys can pay up to $95, but those are rare and can take awhile to complete. Most surveys pay a buck or two and only take 10-15 minutes. Also, the i-Say app rewards you with points which can then be redeemed for Paypal or gift cards to Amazon, iTunes, etc. (example: 1000 points can be redeemed for $10 Paypal). Use the link above to fill out an application and then they’ll send you a link to download the app.


3. Ibotta

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite apps. The Ibotta app will pay you cash to take a picture of your receipts.

Here’s how it works:

1. Sign up for a free account with Ibotta (just need a name & email address).

2. Download the mobile app and then click on the “Rebates” section.

3. From here, you should see dozens of different rebates you can take advantage of. For example, right now the app is offering me 50 cents if I upload a picture of a receipt showing that I bought milk. And there’s another rebate for $10 if I upload a picture of a Best Buy receipt.

Now, you obviously don’t want to go out and buy a bunch of stuff you don’t need, but I think you’ll find tons of rebates for things you are already buying. Plus, you can stack regular coupons on top of the rebate, meaning some of you savvy shoppers will be able to get free stuff.


4. Media Research Panel

Media Research Panel is a smartphone app that helps media companies better understand how consumers use, view and share TV, social, digital and mobile media. Their app “measures activities conducted on a device, such as sharing, viewing, clicking, chatting, downloading and more. The app also listens for TV shows, and, using technology of Gracenote, Inc., identifies which TV shows was captured.”

If you install their app, they’ll pay you $5/month per device. And you can install the app on up to 3 devices. Plus they’ll send you a $5 bonus after the 12th week. (Totals $185/year)

Here’s how to do it:

1. Sign up at MediaInsidersPanel.com (you can’t download this one from the app store)

2. Install and activate the MI Mobile app onto your device(s).

3. Watch your e-mail for important information and instructions on next steps. Also, at no time is a member’s personally identifiable information ever shared or released publicly, nor will they ever interact with you via social media.

Here are the devices that they support: Android™ smartphones and tablets that run Android version 4.0 or greater, and are not rooted. They also accept the Kindle Fire HD, but not the first generation Kindle Fire. iPhone®5, iPad®, iPad mini®, and iPod touch® devices that run iOS version 5.0 or greater. ***You’ve got be a US resident, 13 years or older, and have a valid email address.

Media Insiders

5. Field Agent

The Field Agent app will pay you to complete small tasks around town for their clients. The tasks are pretty simple: scanning barcodes with your iPhone, checking prices at your local grocery store and conducting field surveys.

Payouts vary and depend on the job and area that you are in. For example, as I write, a job is posted in Mission Viejo, California is looking for an agent to take 4 separate photos of products in the toothbrush section of the local Target. This particular gig pays 9 dollars.

And in Brooklyn, New York, a field agent can jump in to a local Toys “R” Us store, snap a shot of the $19.99 & under video game display and zip out a healthy $5.50 richer.

Remember though: you’re in this to make money; don’t bust out the plastic when you see a new Xbox 360 game nearby that you’ve been itching to buy. Field Agent job payouts typically vary between 2-8 bucks (payable through PayPal). Most of the jobs only take 5 minutes, so the real time involved is with driving to each location. Still with travel time and gas, you could easily make $10-$20/hour completing mini-jobs.

6. InboxDollars

InboxDollars has been around since practically the beginning of the internet, but they just came out with a pretty cool mobile app that will pay you to search the web, play games, and take surveys.

The app is totally free to download. Plus, they give you a free $5 just to signup.

Once you’ve accumulated $30 earnings (it’s possible to do this in only a couple of hours), you can request payment via check. It does take about 2 weeks to get the check, but I’ve successfully cashed out five different times now.

7. Receipt Hog

RecieptHog is very similar to Ibotta. You take a picture of your receipts and the “hog” rewards you with points that you can redeem for Paypal or Amazon gift cards.

The difference with this app is that you don’t have to shop anywhere specific, or buy anythings specific. You can take a picture of any of your receipts and the app will reward you with points. I like the fact that I earn points for shopping anywhere, but I also find that it takes me a lot longer to cash out with this app in comparison to Ibotta.

8. Bookscouter

The Bookscouter app is really useful when you want to sell your old books that are just collecting dust on the shelf. You scan your book’s barcode with a smartphone and Bookscouter will let you compare the payout of 20+ different buyback companies.

Once you’ve found the buyback company offering the most cash, you just fill out a little information about where you want your payment sent and prepare the books to be shipped. Most of the buyback companies offer prepaid shipping labels too, so there aren’t any costs associated with this.

9. ESPN Streak for the Cash

Think you know sports? The ESPN Streak for the Cash app will let you make predictions for upcoming games and then reward you with cash if you have the longest streak of correct predictions. To make it tougher, you have to make call for 10 different sports.

The person with the longest winning streak earns $50,000 every month. Pretty sweet!

10. Mobee

Have you ever tried mystery shopping? The Mobee app will pay you to go undercover in your local stores and rate the level of customer service and cleanliness, among other things.

Most of you know that I’ve done quite a bit of mystery shopping, so I was pretty excited to find this app. I found it really easy to use and the shops went pretty quickly, but I wasn’t too impressed with the payment amounts. For example, there was a Subway mystery shop in my area that was paying $8. That’s not a huge amount for a mystery shop, plus I had to buy a sandwich during the shop that wasn’t reimbursed. Regardless, it was like getting a free lunch, so I’ll take it!

11. SlideJoy – 12. ScreenPay

Both SlideJoy and ScreenPay operate on the same principal – download their app and they will serve ads on your smartphone’s lock screen. For this, you get paid a monthly stipend.

The SlideJoy app doesn’t specify how much you earn (it’s based off how often you look at your phone), but the ScreenPay app will pay you a flat fee of $3 a month, plus they’ll give you $1 just for signup up. These are both Android apps, so they won’t work on your iPhone or Blackberry.

Your Turn: Are you currently using any of these apps? What’s your experience been?

From the Web


  • http://budgetbreakaway.co.uk/ Joe @ Budget Breakaway

    Wow, these are some new ones, I wish there was a UK based receipt scanning app. Fingers crossed for the future!

    • Christine Catlover

      Joe, there is a nielsen app just for mobile and it says nielsen uk somewhere. It’s NOT for receipts but you get paid up to $50 a year just for having the app on your phone or tablet. I just got it a few days ago and received 330 points as a welcome bonus. This might work for you even if it not UK based because you can exchange your points for e giftcards like amazon. 630 points will give you a $5 card, but I did notice they charge a ‘fee’. Not sure what that is just yet as I have not reached the points. I am hoping its a point fee, not monetary.

    • Christine Catlover

      Might help if I give you the link lol! http://www.nielsenmobilerewards.com

  • Becky Riggs

    I just signed up for the slide joy app, never heard of it before, thanks. I use the inboxdollars app, reciepthog, cash crate app, swagbucks ap, media insiders, ibotta, checkout 51, shoparoo,shop kicks, checkpoints, and Panel App.

    • Stephanie Rodriguez

      Out of curiosity, which one of those apps would you say is worth it? I’m a college student always looking for some extra cash to pay for textbooks and gas, so anything helps.

      • Christine Catlover

        I keep forgetting about Ibotta and checkout, I do like media insiders, inboxdollars can take a LONG time to collect, I will try receipthog, just joined with cash crate and used swagbucks in the past but found it took too long

        • http://www.thepennyhoarder.com Kyle Taylor

          Yep! Inboxdollars used to always take forever (I think I waited 12 weeks to get my check once), however they just instituted a new payment system that is much much faster.


          • Christine Catlover

            Hey there Kyle, I did not mean the check (I got it on the visa card) I meant ‘earning’ money but that is my fault because I am hesitant to try out some of the offers so I mainly use the emails. However i just signed up with their consumer panel survey and now I get paid $1 per survey and so far they are super super short so I am inching my way to the $30 pay out. This is the first time you have responded to me, thank you

          • http://www.thepennyhoarder.com Kyle Taylor

            Oh, I see! Yes, it can take a little time to accumulate $30 without doing the “offers.” I think I’ve done all of the free ones and I’ve even tried a few of the trial offers and had good success. I really like the ones that pay you to check your credit score. There’s not hit to your score since it’s a personal inquiry and they usually pay you $5+.

            So sorry we haven’t chatted sooner! I’m up to 250+ emails/comments a day, so it’s tough to respond to all of them.

            Have a great afternoon!


          • Christine Catlover

            I know that you are busy. I had emailed you personally a while back. I need to look into the credit score ones. I tried the myscore (trial) on a different site and never got paid the $10 so that was a big bummer. If you need anybody else to work with you :) I need a job desperately!

          • http://www.thepennyhoarder.com Kyle Taylor

            Oh, we always need new contributors! Here’s the guideline page:


            Our editor, Heather, can fill you in on more details, but I believe our current rate is $75/post.

          • Christine Catlover

            Thank you I just sent her an email with a post. Hope she approves!

          • Guest

            I’m confused? I thought you were allowed to check your credit score once per company per year for free? Suzy Orman says so use one credit chk company- spread out- not all at once. Have things changed?

          • abbyinokc

            I’m not sure about credit SCORE but you can check your credit record once a year for free.

          • Jon Sturdivant

            Sign up with TransUnion you can check your report daily..Equifax and Experian may offer similar services, it’s worth investigating…

      • Becky Riggs

        Stephanie, a lot of these apps take time to build up before you can collect. Bookscouter may be a great bet if you are a student and can sell some of your textbooks.

        • Stephanie Rodriguez

          Thank you for replying, Becky. I usually trade books within my school or sell them back to amazon if I can. I’ve mostly been taking surveys online and participating in giveaways and freebies, so I know all about the patience required. I was just hoping to expand my options. I’ve made about $100 with surveys and giveaways over the span of two years. It’s not much, but that’s a textbook or two.

      • http://www.thepennyhoarder.com Kyle Taylor

        Hey Stephanie –

        I use all of them and have been paid by all of them, but I definitely have my favorites. I’ve been using Ibotta a ton lately and I also really love the FieldAgent app. I find that some of the apps have different opportunities depending on where you live, so you might have to just play around with them a little bit and find out which ones have the most opportunities in your area.

        Hope that helps!


        • HowPurdy

          How do you receive your rebate $$ and how often?

        • trex

          KYLE this seems like a lot ta bull but out of curiosity is it worth it? I am retired and always can use a few extra bucks but often am too damn busy and as a senior I take a nap every day….yeah its happens to all of us.
          Exactly how time consuming is this or can you incorporate it into your daily schedule

          • http://www.realitytvscandals.com/ RealityTVScandals.com

            Your comment is so cute, just wanted to say .

          • trexler

            Swell but what about my question?

          • trex


        • Stephanie Rodriguez

          Thanks for your input, Kyle :)

      • http://dreamingattwilight.blogspot.com/ JadenKale

        I use ibotta (it was the only one mentioned that I already had). I definitely suggest it if you already use apps for QFC/Kroger/Fred Meyers or SafeWay. I check them a couple times a week before shopping and check if there are double discounts. $1 back for a box of store brand frozen waffles? Sure! Essentially I only paid 75¢ for the box.

        Now ibotta has some discounts for apparel stores, DIY stores like Home Depot, pet stores, and now they’re including wine/liquor stores in their savings. I started using it this month and have saved about $6. Not bad for a couple grocery runs.

        • Stephanie Rodriguez

          Thanks for your reply, unfortunately I don’t do much shopping to begin with, and the groceries at my house are bought in bulk because we run a daycare here. I appreciate your response and hope someone could use it as a reference.

    • Pocketglobe

      Also check out this app http://bit.ly/1qG7jwF. Its a free business
      locator/promoter… you might be able to find some promotions going on.

  • David Hall

    This seems so simple, I might actually try it out.

    • Pocketglobe

      Try out Pocketglobe also.. its growing.

  • cindy

    Im suprised swagbucks.com wasnt mentioned here. I’ve been a member for like 5 years and have redeemed about $700 dollars worth of gift cards over the years.

    • http://www.thepennyhoarder.com Kyle Taylor

      Yep! I love swagbucks too! I’ve written about it several times…


      • Pocketglobe

        Also check out this app http://bit.ly/1qG7jwF. Its a free business
        locator/promoter… you might be able to find some promotions going on
        in your area.

    • saudah

      I wish we could have such a system here in South Africa

  • cJoey08

    (SORRY this is SO long-but-I think it’s a TRULY IMPORTANT comment.) Back in 1999, when I got my 1st PC, I WAS able to make A LOT of money doing surveys. AND, I got so many free samples-TRULY FREE~~NOT the: Complete this short survey, (then the fun begins!)-Complete-2-Silver-offers-1-Platinum-offer-open-a-Credit-Card-yada-yada, etc.~~BEFORE you receive the VERY small sample bottles of WHATEVER…I know everyone knows what I’m talking about. I was newly unemployed,& that money helped pay for my meds. (I SHOULD have gone out on disability-but I was only 41! What was I gonna do with myself? -when I had “good days”??) Had breast cancer, (Christmas present for 1999.) & when I was able to afford internet again-the secret was OUT! I do surveys on EVERY site there is (Thanks for a couple I DIDN’T know about!) & belong to nearly every “Rewards Program” out there. EXCEPT, NOW-to earn points, rewards, EARN THE OPPORTUNITY~~ TO GET THE CHANCE~~TO TAKE A SURVEY; You pretty much HAVE to make PURCHASES! And, NOT just for the absolute NECESSITIES {the ONLY THINGS I can afford now-I’ve been on disability since 2001}. It took me a YEAR to get paid for Inbox Dollars! So, all of these programs are great-but IF you are DESPERATE for extra money so that your gas isn’t shut-off: DON’T think you CAN MAKE ENOUGH to ACTUALLY help you out. Because, it’s just NOT there anymore. Not even enough to cover a co-pay for ONE med.-let alone a dozen or more…

    • http://www.thepennyhoarder.com Kyle Taylor

      Yep! Totally agree. It’s not like it used to be where you could earn a nice side living doing surveys, etc. However, I’m still able to earn a couple of hundred dollars each month with these types of sites. Every little bit helps!


    • Bluffguy

      You should have used the money on a course teaching you how to write in English.

      • Jackson Freeman

        Shallow it’s people like you that give the human race a BAD NAME!!

        • FisherKing

          So, who is giving humans a bad name? Other humans? How can we trust their opinion? LOL idiot

        • Jonathan

          a bad name to whom? animals? lol

      • LemonB

        Bluffguy are you a professional jerk ? cjoey08 didn’t do anything that justifies your attack. If your comment is supposed to be humor, you failed.

        • Jonathan


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    • Antoinette

      Im sorry you had a bad experience with inbox Dollars but my experience was different. I wrote about it here: http://www.selfpaidsuccess.com/2015/01/19/inbox-dollars-my-experience/

    • Antoinette

      Im sorry you had a bad experience with inbox Dollars but my experience was different. I wrote about it here: http://www.selfpaidsuccess.com/2015/01/19/inbox-dollars-my-experience/

    • Jaime Reiter Barrett

      Try Swagbucks. Very good way of earning 10 -12 bucks a month doing very little. I actually spend about 45 min a day on it and earn approximately 25 to 30 a month. Great way for something extra.

  • Viljar Kuusk

    Another unlock app is Fronto, I just started using in and cashed in $10 via Paypal in about a week. You can also cash in for amazon or google play gift cards http://i.fronto.co/i/2ae1

    • Christine Catlover

      Thanks I’ll give it a try. Unfortunately my Samsung tablet is not one of the allowed devices

      • Viljar Kuusk

        Neither was my nexus 7, but I’m a bit of a nerd, so I downloaded it from the Blackmart Alpha app (Get paid apps for free) and it worked from there. If you are interested in the Blackmart alpha app, just ask me. I can e-mail you the .APK :) I have Fronto on 3 devices and I’m racking up the points. I put it also on my daughters nexus 7, and shes earning her own points. Shes 7 years old, lol! :)

        • Christine Catlover

          sure, i’d like to give it a try. it takes quite a few points to be able to get a gift card but it does add up super fast. As long as it won’t fill me up with viruses etc. thanks

          • Viljar Kuusk

            I have used Blackmart for a long time now and havent had a problem, and thats what I like about android devices is that its not that easy to get compromised compared to windows PC’s. The more devices you have Fronto on, the faster you will accumulate points. My e-mail address is VK91506@gmail.com. E-mail me and I will reply back with the app.

  • Christine Catlover

    Ibotta was not available on my Samsung tablet or LG Vortex smartphone (it’s a shitty phone). Hoping when I will get my new phone it will work. Field Agent is only for IPhones, Nielsen Homescan is not as easy as it sounds and if you do not scan every week they will send you a postcard or call you to tell you you need to scan. The points are hard to accumulate, meaning you do not get much, right now they have sweepstakes going on and I am hoping I will stay in second place or even first with my team and then we will divide millions of points, hopefully we are not too many on our team. I also use screenwise trends that you had blogged about before and I like them and media insider best so far

    • Viljar Kuusk

      Click my referral link for fronto, I used it on like 3 of my android devices. I just started using in and cashed in $10 via Paypal in about a week. You can also cash in for amazon or google play gift cards http://i.fronto.co/i/2ae1

    • Viljar Kuusk

      How many points have you accumulated already with fronto Christine Catlover? :)

      • Christine Catlover


  • Oscar Dutch

    I have used ScreenPay and I think the quality of the ads are the best of the lock screen apps. Also I like that it is so easy to go the other parts of my phone like the camera or texts right from the lock screen.

    • Viljar Kuusk

      I’m trying screenpay also, but havent had it long enough to tell if its worth it. But I’m also using FRONTO, and I love it, I already cashed in $10 via paypal in about a week. Although I Cheat a little since I have it on 3 devices. I’m suprised that its not mentioned in this article. I strongly recommend it. Here is my referral link to it http://i.fronto.co/i/2ae1 Thanks! :)

  • LDuffn

    I’ve been on Nielsen for a while, also i-say and Inbox dollars, and Media Insiders. Want to try Field Agent.

  • Lisa

    Swagbucks is a great one. I collect points all year with search’s and the daily poll. Then I cash out in December for a gift card/Christmas present. Been doing it the last few years. Last year was a $100 bed bath and beyond. Swagbuck.com/refer/lizard48frog That is my link if you wanted to try it.

  • SicaBixby

    I use Ibotta, it’s great but can be annoying. Not all the stores I go to are on there but you can always send Ibotta feed back and ask them to add it. Another app I use that is similar is called Checkout 51 it is not store specific.

    I also like & use Receipt Hog. While using that app make sure you check in once a week even if you don’t buy every week. Checking in gains you free spins to earn coins towards the cash payout.

    I’d a few months back written a Savings App blog for my shop. It actually lists a few that are not on here.

    • Pocketglobe

      Check out this app http://bit.ly/1qG7jwF. Its a free business
      locator/promoter… you might be able to find some promotions going on
      in your area.

  • Viljar Kuusk

    Y’all need to check out Fronto. Points accumulate fast and especially if you have it installed on multiple devices. Cash in with PayPal, Amazon, or Google play. http://i.fronto.co/i/2ae1 Thank you!

  • Brandon Miles

    Mobile performance meter is a great one too, you get 20 points a day and 150 points per survey you get about 1 time a month. If you save us 500 points in most cases you can redeem for a 5 dollar gift card to multiple different places including Amazon.com

    • Pocketglobe

      Checkout Pocketglobe.. its free on the app store

  • alwinaugustin

    Checkout PerkTV and other Perk apps. You will fall in love with the rewards program. Checkout perk.com and find al the apps from there.

    • Pocketglobe

      Also check out this app http://bit.ly/1qG7jwF

    • Viljar Kuusk

      Perk seems OK, as for me… Jury is still out, but its growing on me ☺

  • etr

    Hi Kyle, thanks for the info. I just joined inbox dollars last week. The first one you listed isn’t taking new recruits in my area, but i’m going to check out a ibotta, slide joy and a couple others. Thanks again.

  • StrangeObjective

    Is anyone else worried about possible security concerns? I don’t know if making an extra $100 a year is worth voluntarily giving up my privacy on my mobile phone anymore than I already have to.

    • Viljar Kuusk

      I personally am not too worried, but then again I don’t have anything to loose, since I’m always broke, and my credit sucks, lol. But that’s a good question.

      • Angelo

        Yep, lol

    • http://return.to/werk learntowerkfromhome

      as a tech consultant i advise folk often that security and privacy dont really exist with our current devices.. much as door locks keep only honest people out.. anytime u use a credit card or share info the exposure is real..

      however online card use at a reputable site is much safer than locally since there is no middle person handling your card..

      look for site feedback and read terms to determine if the site is worth the risk

  • http://www.the-collaboratory.com/invite/summer Summer Petersen

    I’ve done a few studies with this boutique market research company over the years. They pay in the hundreds for blog-type responses! http://www.the-collaboratory.com/invite/summer

    • Viljar Kuusk

      I signed up and used your name as referral, we’ll see what happens

  • Vickie

    I have a lot of trouble getting paid by Ibotta. They often do not honor their rebates.

    • MamaforMany

      I have had a good experience with Ibotta. They have “honored” all my rebates & usually credit my account within minutes. They have made many improvements over last year-maybe your experience was in the beginning? Worth trying again. Super easy, fast, $ back for stuff i am buying anyway.

    • Lisa Yoder McManess

      I have never had a problem with them. Make sure and read what exactly you are suppose to buy. Like the size and the the variety of the item if it is specified. Sometimes you don’t realize that until you click on it to redeem it.

  • Rachel Elizabeth Frank

    I’ve had good luck with mPoints, you play their mPoints games or use the apps and get points that are good towards gift cards. The games are usually a lot of fun, and I can earn $10 amazon gift card every 2-3 weeks just wasting time. Another good android app is AppTrailers. You watch a 30 second video of a new app for points. It ends up being 1 cent per video, but it adds up quick. You also get points for downloading and trying apps and writing a comment. The apps are all free, so you can earn a few bucks pretty quick. Plus sometimes you find a great app! They pay out through PayPal or gift card, and you can payout at 50 cents.

  • Viljar Kuusk

    Just an update on my Fronto app. I’m getting close to cashing in another $10. Defenetly my favorite of all the money making apps/sites! http://i.fronto.co/i/2ae1

  • Dave Wolf

    I have been using Media Insiders for a while, and it’s nice to see a free movie every now and again. Every little bit helps

  • http://www.dalydose.com/ Jeff Daly

    I wish some of these would go ahead an throw us Windows Phone users a bone.

  • FlyAzzGeek

    inbox dollars takes about a month to make $30 not a few hours alot of surveys will say you don’t qualify and if you pick a answer they don’t like the survey ends

  • Zaonna Mackey

    Another way to make money is by selling makeup at home!! Earn commission just in hours. Email me at onnalaree@gmail.com and ask me how? I love my job!

  • Guest

    Wow does “it sound to good to be true?” hello wake up people they want your information that they put together and then sell to marketing companies. Who’s making the money? I think your forgetting once you put it out in internet land it’s there forever for anyone to grab. Think about it.

    • Yup Yup

      You think the free games you play and Facebook and the twitter and the GOOGLE doesn’t collect sale? The is NOTHING free. You give up your privacy. We live in a world of NO privacy… and if you own a apple device WOW take the 5 hours and read that term of service…
      Make up a fake email, get a disposable number (magicjack app). and rock on along! And make sure you make up a password you dont use anywhere else… I use to have a system with my business that collected your sign in info (email, phone address) so i could contact you for the “Free” information I gave you… and I COULD see the password!!!!

  • Jenny Lee Azeredo

    I use many of these apps. Swagbucks is a very awesome one that sends you codes during the day or yiu can take surveys, watch videos and so so much more to earn gift cards to many places! Also mobile preformance meter this you download and dont have to fo anything but answer the once a month survey and just let it run on your phone and collect daily credit. Ive already got a $50 gift card to foot locker and have had it about 4 months! So great they have things like this so if you invest your time you can definitely make some serious free stuff and money! Anf who doesn’t like free things and free money!

  • Elizabeth Thornton

    Vinted is a great app to make money off of, but it’s mainly for women who wanna buy sell and trade their old new or unused clothes, shoes, purses etc.

  • John InHim

    any one get paid from this above 10 apps?

  • Lillian Sanchez

    Shop kick! In love with this app. Simply open the app while In a particular store for “kicks” licks =points( money)

  • iliketoshop

    I like to use the Smoopa Shopping app to earn rewards while shopping. I like that I can buy whatever I want and take a picture of my receipt and get rewards for contributing prices so other people can comparison shop. Also, I can set price alerts for things that I don’t need to buy immediately, and I get an email when the price drops below my set price.

  • tony

    These are scams the sold my information and gave my phone a virus.

  • Lyndsay

    How do you know which ones are legit and which are scams? I’ve always been afraid to try because I didn’t want to get in a big mess of scams.

  • Jamaican Medzz

    You guys should go check out Tooyoou, you can earn gift cards and PayPal cash.. Its not bullshit like Appnana!! http://t.co/wDZhKfXKfz

  • payshuncezmom07

    Whaff is a great android app to make money with. I’ve made over $40 so far. To get $ asap, use the code AC64057

  • MichelleK

    I had the NCP Scanner for a few months but found the scanning process took a long time. It wasn’t just scanning a barcode…you had to say how many, did you use coupons, etc… I ended up sending everything back. Let me know if the process is smoother like a simple scan of barcodes.

  • Sara Barnes

    Thanks for this post! I definitely be adding these to my phone!


  • Nirmal Sharma

    I have made £30 using this app called tapbotty you guys can try if you want make some pocket money through PayPal payout https://www.tapbooty.com/r/nk6k57J

  • Gina Paiano

    I wanna know HOW you got to $30 on inbox dollars in just “a couple hours”??!!
    I did I’D and their sister site, SendEarnings, and it took me over a YEAR to cash out! So many surveys would disqualify me AFTER I answered like 20 questions. .. I was able to get up to $ 12 pretty quickly, but the last 15 or 20 took FOREVER. In the end, I was just doing the paid emails, which is also pretty cool. But please tell me how you can get there so quickly- I will certainly try again.
    Also, my experience with IBOTTA was that I really only ended up buying milk and bread (as far as the rebates they offered) – I unlocked a lot more than that, but it just wasn’t stuff I needed.
    The app that I have had the most success with is, by FAR, SHOP KICK.
    In less than 2 months, I’ve already acquired enough “kicks” for a $40 gift card – and all I’ve done is WALK IN to stores and SCAN PRODUCTS. That’s it. You can earn as many kicks as you are willing to put time into it.
    AND… If you should happen to buy stuff, you earn like 3 times the kicks if you link your card to the app. (Totally safe) gift cards available at Macy’s, Target, Starbucks, Best Buy, and dozens more. Its

  • Betty Sunflower

    Good article. In the same category as Field Agent there are at least 3 other free apps that pay: Zapiddy, Gigwalk and Easy Shift. All have iPhone versions. Some have Android. All pay via paypal. real money.

  • Lynn Stevens

    This is a great site with lots of information. I have been on your site for a few hours and have learned a lot. I am looking in to a few things that I’ve found here. Great site. Thanks for your hard work in compiling the info.

  • http://TheBeatzFactory.com/ Johnny Ciphe

    Other than survey apps, there are apps that allow you to test out apps and earn points towards things such as gift cards or cash by PayPal. I use one in my off time and have made a good amount of money. It’s simple and free so why not try it. I found the link at http://featu.re/BB8QXZ

    • http://www.amplegreenfoundation.com Thom Dickey

      Thank you for that link. I am expanding to do a few surveys but I get terribly frustrated with the surveys because I spend as much as 45 minutes or more filling out the survey only to be told that I don’t qualify for the reward because of my answers. Sometimes I think they just don’t like us old folks opinion so much. I’ve had people call to take ask demographic questions but most of the time I’m too old & since there has not been any children in my home for over 30 years it is going to take some getting used to when the 7 year old comes to live in my home. I’ve been quite happy living with my cat passion and working to build residual income for the non profit foundation I started. Problem is I like to spend money on technical items like computers, ipads, android tablets and just about any other tech item I can afford or not afford as the case may be. I hope to make a point to stop by this site a bit more often. I wonder when these places are going to start paying out in cryptocurrency. That would be nice. If you want to start building a cryptocurrency set of wallets I am offering a mBitCoin when you sign up and send me a message with your new wallet address. The trick is to get a lot of people using the cryptocurrency bitcoin faucets to gather those tiny bits of coin at the same time you are doing so then you have a great chance to building up to at least 1 bitcoin. The price of bitcoin is rather low right now but it has been as high as $1000 & if you get a single bitcoin at the current price which is below $200 last time I looked then it shoots up to $600 – $800 the profit will be there then you wait for it to drop again and start buying with your extra wad of money. There is other ways to build a bitcoin horde like buying other cryptocurrency that is really low in price then when the price rises to be worth more bitcoin you switch & cash out. A little too much ‘work’ for me at this point. Bitcoin could be our salvation since it is currently accepted around the world & growing in popularity once again. Now would be the time to invest. Unfortunately I just don’t have the money to invest. Well I’m off to play in the playground of the internet.

  • Akshay Naik

    Can you please tell me about such apps available in India. All above apps cannot be downloaded from play store in India.

  • Guest

    There are two places I use most to earn one is Instagc http://www.instagc.com/amusedturtle in a year and a half I have made over $4000.. granted this one invloves a little time a patience but once you read the guides and find what works for you .. it can really pay off and the gift cards are redeemed instantly!! Minimum $1 to cash out and NO WAITING!!!! The other is an app Perk tv: http://www.instagc.com/amusedturtle this once you can run videos on up to 5 devices on one account and you do not have to babysit it. I let mine run over night too….love making money while I sleep!!

  • Aaron Godfrey

    Gifthulk is another good one…Have earned quite a bit on there

  • Daedalus

    So each and every one of these involves some sort of spying? No, thank you.

  • Игорь Сидорчук

    Actually there are 2 applications of this dress and give a regular job. This Whaff, CashPirate

    When installing these applications, please enter my code and get into the account the money!

    Code Whaff – AE26401 – 0.30 $ (as for me the best)

    Code CashPirate – JNGRHB – 0,50 $ (lots of jobs)

  • TheBIGtoe

    Instead of using your free to to bust candy or mash your screen to help a small retarded bird to fly through pipes.. Why not use what time you have to earn a bit of cash that you can withdraw into your PayPal account.

    If you have a Android phone your in luck :D Download WHAFF from the Android Play Store pop in referral code “AI68968″ and BOOM, you have already earned yourself a cool $0.30 to get going with!

    The App consists of downloading apps for cash. Some games you’ll love!.. and others…. well… not so much. But fear not! You can delete the apps you don’t like and still get paid!! MADNESS!!!

    There’s also other ways to make money including inviting your friends, watching videos and various other methods.

    One draw back is that you have to reach $10.00 to cash out on PayPal, but iv’e made around $4.00 in the first couple hours, so its actually achievable… unlike other annoying survey sites.

    I hope this helps you guys and girls earn a bit spare spending cash on PayPal that you can spend on whatever you like! Please try and restrain your self from spending it on virtual candy you can crush….

    Any problems, help, tips or tricks… just ask!

    Much love,


  • Chelle

    How well does slide joy work? Any one else have experience with it?

  • Nikola

    FeaturePoints is a noob friendly app that gives points (which can be converted in money on yours paypal acc) just for downloading apps. Depending on the country you are in and depending on the day it is you can make 10-20$ http://featu.re/NDGMSC that is my ref link the ref code is NDGMSC if you are signing in with ref it will give you extra points. Thank you and enjoy

  • Steph

    You should look into Goldcoin Bee too, I have a strategy in playing bingo so I’m able to get lots of gold coins faster.

  • Allison

    The BEST feature of the IBOTTA APP is when you type in this code when you register as a first time user!! :

  • Ben Linus

    I’ve been using Fronto for a little while and it’s really easy, not very intrusive if you don’t mind seeing ads for different apps on your lockscreen. I’ve found a bunch of apps through the app to be very useful and fun even. When I don’t like something, I just install for the points and open the app once, wait for the required amount of time which isn’t very long and then uninstall. It’s that simple to get points and then cash out.

  • Evelyn M

    If anyone decides to use Ibotta, which I do and have gotten plenty of gift cards from using it, use the code- qmyfomb to get an extra welcome bonus! Along with that, all of the money I earn gets you extra rewards.

  • Aimee

    I use ibotta, check out 51 and not sure if you have ever tried shop kick? You earn “kicks” = points just for scanning items at stores and answering a few questions. You redeem kicks for gift cards from target for example. I love this feature and use those gift cards to buy items I need that also give gift cards. This is the site http://get.shopkick.com/pleasanton31926

  • Shanon Rogers

    I know of a mobile app that so far is legit and has made both myself and my daughter some “pocket change” in the form of gift cards, as you all say every little bit helps. There are 100’s of different well known gift cards to choose from and for most part it is point for point exchange. IE: 10,000 pts can be exchanged for a $10 gift card of your choice. The app is Perk.com they do have several ways to earn points, trivia, watching adds, movie trailers, and videos. The points quickly add up and you can register up to 5 devices on your account.

  • Mrwhitecracker

    Fvck this

  • Jennifer Tarin

    I used to have Ibotta, but my local stores weren’t on it, so I uninstalled it

  • tvklovesu

    Hi Kyle, This is a great blog for people looking to earn some extra dollars. I downloaded Ibotta and checkout 51. Let me try and will post my feedback soon. Also I used to be a member on Cash crate, Inboxdollars long back, I used those sites in my computer and earned few dollars. but not sure how it works as App. When I was using it I got some virus on my PC and so I stopped using them. So in the mobile app can we use those with virus free.

  • tvklovesu

    Forgot to mention, as we all are here to earn few dollars I like to share my experience with Ebates. If any one don’t know about this, this is a great place to get cashback for all your online shopping. As you do regular online shopping at amazon, walmart etc you just need to click link thru Ebates and then earn the cashback for the percentage they advertised. Also you can use any credit card you used and coupons everything same but just more cashback than before. you can give a try how it works.

  • Pete Viera

    Hi guys, I had found a way to earn money made easy you earn money by unlocking your Android smartphone that’s it and get paid through PayPal so easy my eight year old daughter does this with her phone. here is link and enjoy http://screenpay.com/accept_invite/9ghkvtysdwi0plg

  • Deafer

    Really surprised ebates was not here?

    • http://www.thepennyhoarder.com Kyle Taylor

      Yep! Ebates is another favorite of mine! :)


  • Deja

    Adme is a pretty decent ad app. IT pays for ads on your lock screen. Cash out at $10 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.adme&referrer=utm_source%3D7fXZVgYO90

  • landrw

    Get free cash by using your own smarthone! its real, just install adme app and start earning cash by watching ads!

  • Bryan Wilson

    Another great app is the feature points app just download apps to get points and get money. I haven’t redeemed anything yet but it seems legit. http://featu.re/XSNQYB

  • http://www.thepennyhoarder.com Kyle Taylor

    Yep! Ebates is another favorite of mine! :)


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