Easy Apps to Earn Money


Easy Apps to Earn Money

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“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.

Easy Apps to Earn Money

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.

SweatCoin App

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)

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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).

Achievement App

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.

Easy Apps to Earn Money

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.

Fetch Rewards

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.

Easy Apps to Earn Money

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.

Pampers Club

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.

Easy Apps to Earn Money

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.

Final Thoughts

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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  1. I am always on the lookout for these types of apps. They don’t make much coin but they are legitimate and help out in a small way. When we do get a little short on cash my human asks me what cash we have in what apps and if they can help, normally I can gather $30 to $50 by ‘cashing in’ all these helpful little things that I have installed and let earn as I go about my daily life. I highly recommend them to anyone.

    1. Awesome to hear this! Yes they are great ways to get little treats or some pocket change. Definitely not a “supplement your income” type of deal, but can always help out in a pinch 🙂

  2. I have learnt something new today and that is that one can earn points and gift cards from apps that you have on your phone. I like the ones that track my steps and activity, so if I can then earn from using it, it is certainly a motivation to be more active as well. 

    I agree with you that if you are already shopping at certain stores or buying certain products, then you might as well score points and earn while doing so.

    1. For sure! These apps have had a huge impact and motivation for me. I’ve gone from around 5k steps a day to 15k~ and I feel better for it as well as know that I can get stuff as a reward that isn’t out-of-pocket for me 🙂

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