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12 Apps That Can Earn You Real Money

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February 20, 2016 · 6.6k Views

If you have an Apple or Android device, you're in luck! Your phones can help you earn extra cash just by downloading some apps and completing a few tasks, and most of these tasks can be done while you're out shopping. If you're looking to bring in some extra money, check out these 12 apps that can help!

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1. Swagbucks

Participate in short surveys, watch movie trailers, and try special offers to earn free gift cards or cash back. Only takes a few minutes before cash is in your pocket!

2. Slidejoy and ScreenPay

These two apps are exclusive to Android users (sorry, Apple fans!). Download these apps and allow promotions to run on your lock screen while you get paid. They don't look like obnoxious advertisements and are instead sleek and simple, and the ads are relevant to you since you get to choose the topics. 

3. Pact

This app is perfect for health nuts or those who are trying to exercise more or eat healthier. With Pact, share your health goals and get paid whenever you achieve them (the more activities, the more money)! Fun fact: you get paid by the Pact members who don't live healthily 😈

Don't be Amy Schumer.

4. AppTrailers

This simple way to earn some extra money only asks that you watch trailers of hot, new apps to receive reward points that you can excahnge for gift cards or cash.

5. Clashot

All my Instagram lovers unite for Clashot: you can earn money by taking, publishing, and selling your best photos. Millions of clients are browsing for shots, and you can earn a percentage every time your picture is sold. Each sale ranges from $0.50 to $80!

6. Ibotta

I'm sure you head to the grocery store pretty often, so why not earn cash back while you're at it? Cash back offers are tailored to your necessities, and it extends far beyond groceries and into apparel, cosmetics, electronics, and more. 

7. InboxDollars

Using this easy app, you can search the web, compete in games, and take surveys for rewards that you can redeem for cash. 

8. Nielsen Homescan

Become a panelist, scan the barcodes on your purchases, and share you data with Nielsen. They'll contact you here and there for your opinions, and for this, you'll be rewarded points. When you're ready, cash in these reward points!

9. Smart Panel 

First, you will have to take a survey to see if you qualify for the Smart Panel, and if you do, you'll get $5 right off the bat. After you download the app, you'll get $5 for every month you have it installed after that, and you'll receive quarterly bonuses!

10. Field Agent

Once you've downloaded the app and created your agent profile, you'll find jobs (paying $3 to $12 each) and must complete them in less than 2 hours. Don't worry - they aren't weird jobs. For example, a job might require you to go to a designated store, find a specific product, take a photo of it, and answer some questions. There are also consumer surveys that can be taken anywhere.

11. Book Scouter

Whether you're a bibliophile who has collected too many books in your lifetime or have a shelf full of old college textbooks, Book Scouter was made for you. Sell lightly used books at the best prices - you'll have cash and a cleaner home soon enough!

12. Mobee

Sneak around and try some mystery shopping with this app. Mobee will find stores that pay you to shop, and once you're inside the store, you'll review the store by answering 5-10 questions as you shop. Receive points within 24 hours that you can use for gift cards, prizes, and cash.

 Featured App: Shrink

Shrink helps you discover awesome brands and allows users to turn receipts into rewards by scanning barcodes and snapping photos of receipts. Even better, you won't have to search for offers - Shrink is smart enough to add all eligible offers automatically. Every time you shop, you'll earn points from special brand loyalty programs, which can be used to collect freebies, cash, and more!


Making money and saving money go hand in hand, so don't forget to visit DealsPlus for money-saving coupons and download the DealsPlus app!

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