Easy Apps to Earn Money
“A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some.” – Joe Moore
Easily earn money with apps you say?
Why yes I did! It is not as hard as you might think. These are not some get-rich-quick ploy, or to replace your income. These apps help you generate extra money from stuff that you probably already do. All the ones that I talk about on this post are ones that I personally use and have experience with.Therefore, you know that they aren’t scams and are actually legit ways to earn a couple extra bucks or a gift card of two.
Miles Rewards App
I love this app because all I literally have to do is make sure that I have my smartphone with me when I go somewhere. Honestly I always do, and I don’t know many people who don’t.
The app is an easy install, and you do have to enable the app to track your location. You don’t need to have the app open in order for you to earn the points for the miles you traverse.
Any transportation you do, waking, biking, train, bus, or car, gives you points that you can use to redeem for sweepstakes, prizes, charities, raffles, and gift cards.
I was hesitant at first because it sounded a little scammy, but this app has proved itself to me over and over. When Covid hit, they now have a 20x points earns for any walking trip to encourage people to stay active while social distancing.
I don’t travel much these days, so it is taking a while to save up my points for the gift card I want, but it is well worth it.
This is such a super cool app to pair with any pedometer or tracker that you use to count steps.
It works in the background and tracks your steps taken based off of GPS. Then it uses its own algorithms to calculate how many steps you’ve taken legitimately. Next it awards you SweatCoins, their own currency, that you can use to redeem prizes and auctions.
Some of the prizes are little, 5-100 SweatCoins. The bigger ones can be upwards of 20,000 SweatCoins. Here are some screen shots of some of the prizes that were recent as of the date of this post (February 28, 2021)
They keep updating this app, and have continued to do so over the years I have been with them. The more you walk, the more you earn, the more you can buy. So you can see why this pairs so well with a tracker app and/or pedometer.
The only draw-back to this app is that it can take a long time to rack up the SweatCoins to win something like that PlayStation 5. Of course, that all depends on how much you walk and how lucky you are with the daily spins(yes, they give you free SweatCoins daily just for walking 1000 steps).
This is another app that pairs really well with your step tracker or pedometer. What it does is give you points every time you sync your device with your phone and record data. Things like steps, sleep, heart rate, and any exercise that you do are taken from your tracking app(s) that you link with the Achievement App.
It may seem like it will take forever to get up to the 10,000 points, but they sure do seem to fly by since this is all happening in the background. I suggest checking the app at least once a week to make sure that you syncs are being counted. As you can see in the picture below the items that I personally get points for.
Since this posting, I have redeemed 20,000 points and gotten $20.00. Not a whole lot, but that is some nice pocket change to have for just walking and trying to keep my health going.
Occasionally they also have surveys that you can do or just answer a question for some extra points. These are really awesome because they are used in research and studies.
This app can be a little more hands-on, but it is well worth it. What you do is take pictures of your grocery receipts, and now receipts from restaurants and fast food places, to earn points. They have special offers that you can scroll through to tailor what you buy for maximum points. Below is a sample of some target points for scanning a receipt with these items on them.
The rewards are well worth it too. Gift cards for places such as Amazon, Starbucks, Target and Ulta that range from 1,500 points and up. While its not cash, as long as it is a place that you would shop at normally then this app is definitely for you.
This last app is a reward app for the type of diapers that I buy for my Little One. I tried to find if there were comparable ones for both Luvs and Huggies and could not find any. If you use these diapers, keep looking, you never know when they might add them.
Every package of diapers that I buy comes with two bags of sealed diapers. On the bag is a sticker that has a code on it. In the app, you put the code in(or scan; just make sure it scans correctly) to get points and sometimes money back. You can also get codes from their brand of wipes.
This app is really awesome because if you keep some codes on hand, every once in a while they offer cash back for scanning 2-3 new codes in a certain time frame. You can also redeem the points for prizes, coupons, and sweepstakes.
On top of all of this, you can input your Little One’s birthday and they will give you milestones, suggestions for their age, and tailored advice and things to expect at that age. I have found this invaluable more than once as I try to navigate being a first time mommy at home.
I love having all of these apps at my disposal to earn just a little bit of extra spending money for things that I already do or buy. It’s like I am getting rewarded for just living my life and doing my own thing.
I would like to add here that for many of the cash-back rewards you will need to have a PayPal account linked to them to be able to transfer the money you earn/win/redeem. From there you can link your bank account(you will need one of those also) to your PayPal and deposit the money right into your account. Super simple!
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- Miles App – Track your miles in the background
- SweatCoin – Track steps in the background
- Achievement App – Earn redeemable points for syncing health stats
- Fetch Rewards – Scan receipts to earn prizes & cash back
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