We all look for ways to earn some extra cash to help us through whatever reason be it gifts, bills, or charity. These are some Apps/websites that I use, and minimally work on, to earn points to redeem for gift cards! And the majority of the time they are amazon cards, some link to paypal also (Most have many other options like fast food, walmart, random retail shops to choose from also).
This first one not a lot of people know about - it's called PANEL APP. You can download onto IOS or Android phones and you pretty much make money for walking around and going about your day. It will send you "surveys" which are really just asking things like "did you go to walmart on november 30th?" or ask you about products you buy. You do need to register your phone number, but I have had this on my phone for a few years now (I actually stopped using it for a long time and realized it was there and my points were even still there!), and I have never gotten a call or anything by registering my number. But, you can redeem points for amazon or visa gift cards, or enter in drawings/sweeps that are done weekly. So, basically if you just make sure your location services are on for this app and answer random easy questions you earn points! And even better you can redeem for as low as $1 amazon card!
CROWD TAP is a great site, you can do on desktop or mobile. They do have an app but I found it piontless and restrictive, so I deleted it and just use the site. You join "crowds" for different brands, answer simple questions, post fun photos, share links to social media, and earn amazon cards at each level achieved! You can also apply to try free samples of name brand products out there many times its a full size sample. Brands include but not limited to: garnier , lens crafters, Silk, skittles, goldfish, Loreal etc....This is a really easy and quick way to earn money and samples.
the MOBII app can be downloaded to IOS or Android, you get scratchers daily and can win amazing cards. I have won a few times and so has my boyfriend. So, it does happen, but you can also scratch coupons for places also. It takes all but 5 minutes and worth the chance to win :)
CHECKOUT51 is a shopping app (for iOS or android) where you can upload receipts for items you buy and earn rebates back on them! build up your savings and redeem for gift cards! They update items weekly on Thursdays.
IBOTTA is another shopping app for IOS or Android, it's pretty awesome because they give options sometimes that aren't brand specific such as bread, milk, veggies or eggs. You build your team, earn money together and upload your receipts! super easy! I prefer this shopping app. Teammates will auto load if any of your Facebook friends have Ibotta, or can be gained by referrals. If you hate the pain of referring people, there are Facebook groups dedicated to Ibotta (you become Facebook friends with people in the group, change the settings for that persons profile so they don't show up in your news feed, and viola they are just Ibotta friends).
INBOX DOLLARS is a survey site for desktop, but also an app for easier mobile use. if you don't qualify for surveys you get sweeps you can enter into sweepstakes to win gift cards. But you can also complete free offers, watch videos, check "paid emails" from inbox dollars to earn money also. This one all depends on the time you spend on it. You can earn big money or just slowly earn and know you'll have it sometime later on. They also post code words for their "win it" section. Win it is basically their sweepstakes section. When you enter the code word you typically earn sweeps, but sometimes you'll get a few cents! When you don't qualify for surveys you earn spins for Billy's spin wheel, where you can typically earn sweeps, but also have a chance at money also! It's all about cents with inbox dollars and It takes patience with this one for sure, payout can be done at $30.
MINT VINE is not an app. But, the site is user friendly for mobile or desktop. It's becoming my favorite survey site because even if you don't qualify for a survey you get points! You can take a daily poll and earn easy points also, I spend maybe less than hour a day do the easy stuff and let it build up slowly. But, overall it just seems really easy to use. It's also organized in a way that makes it really simplified, as if they realize we all have lives outside of the Internet ;)
Last, but certainly not least..there is INSTA GC a website with easy mobile use or desktop. Depending on the time you spend, you can earn big money really quickly. I have known people to earn a few dollars a month to over $100. I find crowdflower to be an easy way to earn points on this one, but they also have really easy surveys on the instagc section. There's so many different ways to earn it's all dependent on what suits your fancy the most. There's also booster codes posted on their Facebook page randomly for free points! This one allows you to cash out as low as $1 also!
So, that is my article of money making sites/apps. I never spend too much time doing them, but over time I have earned a few bucks here and there which all adds up. People I know who spend good quality time, earn a lot of money. However much time you have, and whatever effort you feel you want to give each week, is up to you. Free money is always good money! These are all easy to do to wind down at the end of the day, check in quickly on break, or do while watching tv during commercials! Pick your faves and make some money! CHA-CHING everyone and happy earning :)