Everyone owns a smartphone these days, and have a plethora of apps installed. However, are any of those apps earning you money? I’m all about having social media apps and apps for fun, but what if you could make money by using specific apps. I also promise that these apps aren’t spammy and I am actually earning either real cash or gift cards because of them.
1. Receipt Hog
Receipt Hog is a fun and easy way to turn your everyday receipts into real cash and rewards. All you do is snap a picture of your receipt, upload it and get coins that can be redeemed for cash or gift cards. It’s that simple. In addition, you can level up by submitting receipts more consistently, which will also equal more coins
You go grocery shopping every week already, so why not get cash back on items you are already paying full price for? With Ibotta, you can earn cash back rewards on your everyday purchases, in-store or in-app.
Walking and exercising is just a part of life(Well at least the walking part). With Achievement you’ll be able to see all your health apps in one place and earn points for activities you already do. Your points can be redeemed for PayPal cash.
I like to think Shopkick as kind of like a scavenger hunt. You look for items in the app, scan them at the store and get points. You earn rewards from your everyday shopping at stores like Walmart, Target, and Kroger. The best part is you can redeem for gift cards and cash starting at $2.
Ebates is a fantastically easy way to earn cash-back discounts at hundreds of online stores & physical stores that you’re probably shopping at already.
You’ll receive a nice big check every few months. It almost feels like getting paid to shop. They also have a Chrome exension, so you don’t actually have to go the Ebates site to earn cash back on sites that have it.
Dosh automatically sends a small percentage of cash back without the usual hassles involved in such transactions. No coupons, no scanning of receipts, no promo codes, etc. Just live life as normal and get cash back. Just download the app, link your credit card (this is secure). You’ll be nicely surprised to find local restaurants in your area that give cash back, as well as a few chains.
Are there apps you use to make money from your smartphone? Leave them in comments below.