When was the last time that you got paid for buying clothes, food, groceries, and even alcohol?
A ton of companies will pay you to use their app. Some only require you to shop through their app (these are my favorite!) while others require a little more work like scanning your receipt, answering a few questions, or watching a short video. I’ve already earned well over $1,000!
There are a million apps out there so it can be hard to know which ones are worth your time. And if you’re like me, then you only want the very best apps on your phone. App real estate is precious! That’s why I put together a list of my favorite money making apps. Download them, try it out, and see how much you can earn.
Ebates will pay you for shopping online or in-store for almost anything. All you have to do is go through Ebates to get to the retailer and make a purchase to get rewarded. I even earned $16 for going through Ebates to order my new internet service!
Add a credit/debit card to your account and earning cash back gets easier. All you have to do is make a purchase in the participating store and you will earn your cash back.
You’ll get paid every quarter by check or PayPal if it’s $5 or more.
I’ve earned a total of $738.64 since March 2015!
Related: Ebates Review
TopCashback is a newer app where you earn cash back by shopping at your favorite online retailers including travel sites. All you have to do is set up an account, click on your favorite retailer, and shop. There are over 3,500 online retailers partnered with TopCashback so there are a lot of possibilities to earn a lot of money.
There’s no minimum cash out amount so you can cash out as soon as you earn the cash back.
I can’t wait until I use this one for a little while to report how much I’m able to earn!
Earn cash back at your favorite retailer by shopping through the BeFrugal app or browser extension. There are over 5,000 stores that offer cash back with BeFrugal.
BeFrugal guarantees that they will have the highest cashback rate. If you find one that offers a higher rate, they will match it and also add an additional 25%!
You’re able to cash out once you hit $25. You can request your payout by check, PayPal, or gift card.
Shop through Shopathome and earn cash back from 1000s of retailers. Earn additional cash by taking surveys to help you get closer to the payout amount.
Shopathome will send you your money by check, gift card, or PayPal at the end of every month if you’ve earned at least $20.
Dosh will pay you for eating out, traveling, shopping online, so pretty much everything. All you have to do is link your credit or debit card and shop with Dosh partners. They are partnered with a ton of retailers like Target and restaurants in your area.
Get a $5 bonus once you set up your account. You are able to cash out at with as little as $15.
Get paid for your receipts. Really, it’s that easy. Take pictures of all of your receipts regardless of where you went and what you bought. You will get rewarded with “coins” that you can redeem for cash, gift cards, and other prizes.
This is a super popular app and there’s even a waitlist at times to access the app. Get on the waitlist now!
Earn points called SB through Swagbucks by taking surveys, watching videos, shopping online, searching the web, and playing games. Just launch the app or go to the site on your computer and do what you normally do and start earning SB.
You are able to start redeeming SB at 300 points for gift cards, PayPal funds, or donate it to charity. Swagbucks will pay you for almost everything!
Ibotta is an app that pays you for everyday purchases at the grocery store, pet store, and online retailers. There are so many different offers available each day. To add an offer to your account, you may have to watch a short video, participate in a poll, or just hit add. The offers change regularly so make sure to redeem the deals you want before they’re gone.
Once you buy an eligible item at the store, simply upload your receipt and scan the item’s barcode when necessary.
If it’s an online purchase, all you have to do is make the purchase through the Ibotta app and you’re done.
When you get to $20, you’re able to cash out through Venmo, PayPal, or by gift card. It’s really that easy! I’ve earned $98.61 since March 2015!
Related: Ibotta Review
Earn cash back through Checkout 51 on grocery items. The list of offers is updated every Thursday so you don’t have much time to cash in on the offers before they change.
When you buy something off the list, upload your receipt to cash in on that offer. You’re able to submit the receipt through the app or their website. Once you get to $20, you’re able to cash out through PayPal or by check. I’ve earned $32.30 in the past 2 years!
Earn cash back for groceries through SavingStar by linking your grocery store loyalty card or by uploading a picture of your receipt for eligible purchases. The rewards from this app can be a lot larger than others because the spending threshold is a lot higher than the other apps.
Cash out through PayPal, direct deposit, or donate to charity once you earn $5.
For those of you who love organic, gluten-free, and vegetarian options, this is the app for you. Check out the available options, and when you buy something off the list, upload your receipt and you’ll get rewarded.
Cashout once you get up to $5. When you join, you’ll get a $2 bonus when you scan your first eligible receipt.
Earn reward points on your groceries when you use Fetch Rewards. They offer points on a lot of brands and even offer bonus points for certain products. All you have to do is buy the item(s) and scan your receipt. You can even get a bonus of $1.50 when you use code TD9AX. You’ll get the bonus when you complete your first receipt offer. Receipts cannot be more than 14 days old. Every 1,000 points are worth $1. You can start redeeming at 3,000 points.
Sign up for Fetch Rewards here and use code TD9AX for your bonus
Earn rewards, called kicks, by walking in a store, scanning product barcodes, making a purchase or shopping online. There are different offers available so make sure to check them out before you shop.
You can start redeeming the kicks for gift cards with as little as 500 kicks.
This one isn’t an app but I love the program a lot! You can earn 5-10% cash back for dining at participating restaurants. All you have to do is dine and pay with your registered credit and/or debit card. Once you accumulate $20 in restaurant rewards, you’ll be mailed an American Express gift card the following month. I’ve earned 148.16 in the last 3 years!
There’s nothing better than getting paid for the things you were already going to buy. So take advantage of these money making apps!
Some even have sign-up bonuses that’ll give you a jumpstart to cashing out! Many of the companies I listed offer similar services (i.e. cashback by shopping through their app) but it’s definitely worth signing up for all of them. You just never know which app will give you the most cash back on a given day as their offers change frequently. Good luck!
What apps have helped you save/earn the most money?