Did you know that there are Apps you can download to your Smartphone that can make you money, or earn points for gift cards and prizes? Yes, there are and I have found 7 money-making apps. The list of apps below are ones that I have joined and have been making money or earning points from. They are super easy to do and take no time at all.Who doesn’t love a little extra cash, right?


1. ShopKick

  • Earn points for visiting participating retailers and having the Shopkick App open when you walk in the store.
  • Scan products to earn more points listed under the participating retail stores.
  • Redeem points for gift cards, name brand purses, travel, & more.


2. Ibotta

  • Earn money just for buying from a list or participating items.
  • View offers in the app and if you buy that product, take a picture of the receipt, then scan the barcode to earn $.50-$1 per item.
  • Pair up with a sale and a coupon, you could turn it into a money maker.
  • You can cash out when you have $5 or more in your account through Paypal.


3. Checkout51

  • Offers are released every Thursday at noon and expire the following Wednesday at 11:59PM.
  • Check to see if the offer is still available before you head to the store.
  • Submit the receipt through the app or online here.
  • When you reach $20, you can cash out through Paypal or receive a check.


4. Jingit

  • Earn money just for watching short videos and taking a 3 question poll after the video.
  • Each video varies on the amount of money you will earn.
  • They don’t tell you when new ads are available so you have to keep checking the site for new ads.
  • To cash out you need to get the Jingit Visa Debit Card which cost $3.50 to get, and the money will be added on to your debit card.
  • You can keep reloading the money onto your debit card.


5. Swagbucks TV App

  • First you need to go here and sign up for a Swagbucks account.
  • Then download the app on your phone.
  • Earn Swagbucks for watching videos on your phone.
  • You will get 2 points for every 5 videos watched. Limit is 50 points per day.
  • You can redeem Swagbucks for gifts cards and prizes.


6. Viggle

  • Get points for watching TV.
  • After you download the App here turn on your TV and click “Check In” on the Viggle App.
  • Each TV Show will add a different amount of points.
  • Play Trivia along with some shows to earn bonus points.
  • Watch Ads to earn bonus points.
  • Cash out for Gift Cards, Swag, and more!


7. SavingStar

  • Clip the Digital Coupons right from your phone to use at the store when you link up your store loyalty cards.
  • Money is added to your account in 2-30 days.
  • Once you get $5 in your account you can deposit into your bank account, PayPal transfer, Amazon gift card, or a donation to the charity American Forests.




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