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Do you have a smartphone? Are you paying so much money every month for that phone and the data plan? If you are, then, you might as well use it to your advantage.
There are a ton of apps out there that can help you make money. While you won’t become rich using these kinds of apps, you can earn extra money for bills like gas, phone, and grocery. From grocery apps to driving apps, there are apps that can help you earn extra cash on the side without you having to do so much.
Cell phone data plan can be expensive. I know a lot of people who pay at least $100 every month for their phones and data plans. That’s a lot of money. My wife and I have smartphones and pay around $60 every month for that. It’s still a lot of money but there’s a reason for that.
We bought the smartphones along with the data plan because we wanted to make money out of our cell phones. To tell you the truth, the apps that we are using pay for our phones and some more.
These apps are free to download. Yes, you don’t have to pay for these apps. My wife and I make at least $250 a quarter using these apps. We are able to pay our cell phone bill and still have some leftover money for other bills. It’s a strategic move that pays well for us every month.
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Here are some of the apps that we have been using for quite some time now. I highly recommend that you download as many as you can because if you happen to dislike one or few apps, you still have some other apps to use. These are survey and grocery shopping apps that pay cash, rewards, points, etc.
Neilsen Computer & Mobile Panel Androidl iOS
Improve the product you use with Neilsen Computer & Mobile Panel. Just like Smart Panel, Neilsen collects data on the background. According to Neilsen, it collects data in a secured, encrypted, and protected way.
Do This: Answer a couple of questions and when you pass the screening, you have to download the Neilsen App.
Earn This: By installing the app, you will be entered into its sweepstakes automatically. You don’t have to do anything else. Neilsen gives away $10,000 each month. You get a chance to win a lot of money without doing anything.
Smart Panel iOS
With Smart Panel, you can help your tech companies, favorite sites, and apps give you better services and features. Smart Panel collects data from your mobile activities. So, you don’t need to do anything, which means you don’t need to take short and long surveys to make money. According to Smart Panel, all data collected is secured, encrypted, and protected.
Do This:Download the Smart App. Share your data anonymously and that’s it.
Earn This: Each month you keep the app on your phone, you will receive$5 in earnings. After six months, you will receive additional $10 and $15 after each three months thereafter. Sounds good to me.
Global Test Market Panel Androidl iOS
Global Test Market rewarded over $32 million to its worldwide members in 2014 alone. That’s $32M in one year. Global Test Market is a well-known survey site now in a mobile platform. It is a reward site that pays you to do things like taking surveys, watching videos, completing offers, etc. Its reputation in the survey industry is unparallel.
Do This: Download apps and voice your opinion in online surveys.
Earn This: The best thing with this panel is you can get paid by cash via PayPal. You can also earn MarketPoints and get real Rewards from over 200 reward partners including Amazon, Macy’s, Applebee’s, CVS, and so much more.
Try: Opinion Outpost (My sister earns $50/month)
GrabPoints Androidl iOS
GrabPoints pays you to do things like taking surveys, watching videos, completing offers, etc. Think of it as Swagbucks or Cash Crate, where you can do just about anything and get something out of it.
Do This: Download apps, complete surveys, watch videos, and others. You can complete activities to collect points. Every minute or every hour, you get the chance to earn points, which will help you earn free money or free gift card.
Earn This: Redeem your points for free money or free gift card via PayPal.
Just like any other surveys, iPoll seeks to obtain your opinions through surveys. Most surveys only take 15-20 minutes to complete though some are shorter and some are longer. Of course, you can choose the ones you want to take or not.
Do This: Join the panel by registering and telling something about you. Your preference and/or information will be matched to many surveys.
Earn This: Earn cash redeemable for various items that include magazine subscriptions and Amazon gift codes. Better than earning cash, you can also donate your earnings towards charities.
Try: Pinecone Research (Earn $3 per survey)
Ipsos Androidl iOS
When you complete the surveys, Ipsos pays you in points instead of cash. Ipsos is a mobile research app from Ipsos, a market research company managed and controlled by research professionals.
Do This: Download the app and then, sign up. Once the app is open, you’ll be asked to login to specific surveys. Click the surveys and complete them.
Earn This: Earn points redeemable for rewards.
Quick Thoughts Androidl iOS
Don’t you just love free rewards? Then, Quick Thoughts is for you. You can share your thoughts via surveys and activities with Quick Thoughts app.
Do This: Download the app and register. Once done, you can start taking surveys and/or you can go to local stores or events to give your views on their services.
Earn This: Surveys pay up to $3 each survey. That is a lot of money. Accumulated amount is redeemable for Amazon gift cards.
Google Opinion RewardsAndroid
Google Opinion Rewards is offered no less than by Google. All you need is to download the app and answer questions about yourself.
Do This:Once a week, Google will send you surveys. You will be notified indicating that a new survey or surveys are already ready for you to do.
Earn This: You will receive up to $1 in Play credits for completing the survey. If you download a lot of apps in Google Play, then, this app is for you. The only thing is that these credits can only be used for Google products.
Acorn HuntAndroidl iOS
Earn extra money on the side by giving your thoughts on particular products, testing a product, entering sweepstakes, just to name a few.
Do This: Download the app and register. Once registered, find tasks that you are interested in. You have the option to do just that. Complete the tasks before you can earn acorns, which are equivalent to points.
Earn This: Acorns can be redeemed for cash through PayPal. Tasks may pay $0.05. But some tasks pay around $10. Take more surveys because successful completion of jobs will build your status, which will gain you access to more high-paying tasks.
Try: Swagbucks ($5 Sign Up Bonus)
Instant Rewards Androidl iOS
The #10 in our list of best apps that pay is Instant Rewards. Instant Rewards is really a loyalty program. To earn rewards, you can like a page on Facebook, watch app trailers, and so much more. You can earn cash, gift cards, prizes, and others.
Do This: Download the app and registered. Once you’ve registered, you can immediately watch videos, take surveys, and complete unique offers.
Earn This: Earn credits, which can be cashed out via PayPal. Redeem credits for Amazon gift cards.
Survey on the GoAndroidl iOS
Survey on the Go pays cash not points. Yes, it pays straight cash. Get paid by taking simple and quick surveys on a wide range of topics, which you can complete using your mobile phones.
Do This: Download the app and sign up. Complete the demographic information as this will allow the app to target surveys based on the information you provided.
Earn This: PayPal is used to remit earnings. The minimum amount to remit is $10.00.
Do This: Shop at your favorite retailers and get real cash. Ibotta pays cash for buying products listed in its app. You can make a lot of money from Ibotta. Retailers included are Target, Walmart Safeway, Food Lion, among others.
Earn this: Ibotta pays $0.25 and up plus bonus dollars when certain tasks are completed on top of the rebates you when you avail the promotions in Ibotta.
Note: This is, by far, one of the best shopping apps ever. My wife and I have gotten over $250.00 in bonuses over the past year or two. That’s not a chump change if you ask me.
Shopkicks Android| iOS
Do This: Download and open the app. There are several ways to earn kicks, which are basically equivalent to points, from this app: (1) walk-in the store, (2) purchase products identified in the app, and (3) scan products.
Earn This: Earn kicks or points redeemable for gift cards.
Ebates Android | iOS
Do This:Shop online at one of at over 1,600 participating stores through the app. You can also find and apply available coupons at the store checkout. Other opportunities within the app include 2x cash back and price comparison.
Earn This: Earn up to 26% cash back for every shopping that you do. Earn 2x cash back from stores offering Double cash back.
Try: ShopTracker ($3 Visa gift card in 2 minutes)
Checkpoints Android| iOS
Do This: Scan barcodes in any store to earn points. If you want to earn more, simply watch videos, try new and exciting apps, and play games.
Earn This: Earn points, which are redeemable for prizes and rewards. Rewards include Amazon.com and Walmart gift cards, cool gadgets, just to name a few.
Mobisave Android| iOS
Do This: Similar to Shopmium and Ibotta, you select offers, shop where you shop for offers found in those apps, take a picture of the receipt, and submit it. That’s all you need to do.
Earn This: Get paid cash for every valid offer in your receipt. Payments can be remitted via PayPal with no required minimum payout.
Receipt Hog Android| iOS
Do This: Take a picture of your receipts and submit them via the app. It just like Mobisave, to say the least.
Earn This: Earn points, which can be redeemed for gift cards. To earn more, join the weekly sweepstakes for a chance to win cash bonuses.
ReceiptPal Android| iOS
Do This: Take a picture of your receipts and submit them via the app.
Earn This: Earn points, which can be redeemed for gift cards. To earn more, join the weekly sweepstakes for a chance to win cash bonuses. Basically, the same as how Receipt Hog works.
Checkout 51 Android| iOS
Do This: Buy grocery items listed in the said app. Once item(s) is/are purchased, upload your receipt and get cash back. Offers are updated every Thursday.
Earn This: Earn cash for items listed in the said app. There’s a minimum of $20 to cash out the money.
Try: Neilsen Digital Voice (Earn without taking a survey)
SavingStar Android| iOS
Do This: You will need to purchase products listed in the app and upload the receipt. The app includes freebies, exclusive offers, and big savings from various brands. This app is similar to Checkout 51 and Ibotta.
Earn This: Earn cash for items listed in the said app. There’s a minimum of $20 to cash out the money. Other ways of earning are through shopping online using the retailer link found on SavingStar.com and using the SavingStar American Express Card.
Shopmium Android| iOS
Do This: Similar to Ibotta, SavingStar, and Checkout 51, Shopmium requires you to choose an offer from its list and shop at any store. Request a rebate by scanning the barcode and taking a picture of the receipt.
Earn This: Earn money, which gets deposited straight to your PayPal account.
Shrink Android | iOS
Do This:Buy products listed in the said app, scan the barcodes, and take a picture of your receipts. The items listed in Shrink are healthy and premium grocery items. Participating retailers include Whole Foods Market, Albertsons, Meijer, and others.
Earn This: Earn points from the product purchased or from completing different activities such as watching a short clip or inviting friends. The minimum amount required to cash out is $20. 1000 points = $1.
Try: EarningStation ($10 bonus after 5 site signups)
Do you know of any other best apps that pay? Have you tried any of these apps? Please let me know your experience with using these simple but great apps.