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5 Apps That Can Help You Earn Extra Money

by Kurt Knutsson

5 Apps That Can Help You Earn Money

Don’t bother digging for extra money hiding in your sofa cushions when I can show you how easy it is put money in your wallet from apps.  Check out some of my recommendations below:


5 Apps That Can Help You Earn Money

Mobee Mystery Shopper app (ios, android)

  • Go on a mission as a secret shopper to partner retail stores.
  • Share your shopping experience to earn points within 24 hours of your mission
  • The better quality detail in your report, the more points you earn
  • Trade points for cash, gift cards and event tickets.
  • Get it here


5 Apps That Can Help You Earn Money

Snap by Groupon app (ios, android)

  • Rebates on your regular grocery shopping
  • Take (or “snap”) a pic of your store receipt
  • When you earn up to $20, you can turn it into cash
  • Shop any store
  • Earn an extra $1 when you refer a friend
  • Get it here

(Best Runner-Up: Receipt Hog app works similarly and you can use same receipts to earn more money)


5 Apps That Can Help You Earn Money

Ebates app (ios, android)

  • Use ebates at 1,700 stores and earn cash back
  • $250m paid to users so far
  • Also has in-store coupon function
  • Get it here


5 Apps That Can Help You Earn Money

App Trailers (ios android)

  • Get paid every time you watch a 30-sec trailer or engage with featured apps
  • You earn points that can be redeemed for cash from paypal and gift cards
  • Get it here


5 Apps That Can Help You Earn Money

Bookscouter app (ios, android)

  • Scan or enter the isbn of your old books
  • Bookscouter will search sites and compare prices of those willing to buy old books
  • You pick the buyer and a prepaid shipping label prints
  • Get it here


Got any great apps I left out?  Comment below!

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Wade June 28, 2015 - 4:35 am

All of the apps listed above are for ios and android. What about Windows Phone apps? The 3rd largest and fastest growing platform deserves to be recognized as well.

Kurt Knutsson July 21, 2015 - 8:52 pm

Unfortunately, Windows phones are not on my radar as much as you may wish they were. I talked with Bill Gates about Windows phone platform some time ago and wished I were more impressed. I think Microsoft is struggling with its future and a vast majority of people favor Android and iOS.

Jim Spenello June 28, 2015 - 4:47 am

Very Cool Tips. Thank you for sharing.

ellen w July 3, 2015 - 6:16 am

I like the shopkick app. I don’t have to buy anything. I’m not required to allow my purchases to be tracked. And i don’t get bombarded with junk emails.

Stephanie July 8, 2015 - 10:13 pm

I love Shopkick too! You get exercise with this one too walking around getting your kicks. I’ve earned $100 in gift cards to Homegoods, Walmart and Target in the last couple of months since I started it.

Matthew September 7, 2015 - 9:19 pm

The Cash Quest App has a very smart idea. Instead of selling user’s information, advertisers actually pay consumers to watch their advertisements and answer questions after to provide feedback. The app makes it’s money off of the advertisers and pays the users for watching their ads. It’s pretty simple and straightforward, for more details visit their website at http://www.cashquestapp.com

Troy Blackburn January 24, 2017 - 7:01 am

That’s a funny point you make about how you don’t need to go looking for extra money hiding in your sofa cushions when there’s apps that you can use to make money! I’ve heard that if you use these apps continually over the course of a year, you can make up to an additional $10,000 of income. That’s fantastic! I’ll have to try some of these apps out soon to start making some extra cash!

Sandra April 6, 2018 - 3:06 am

I use a few apps including: Ibotta, coupons.com, saving star, Fetch rewards, and Walmart savings catcher for groceries. I also use the Winit and shop your way.com to earn sears/Kmart points.


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