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Get Free Money with These Apps

Ever since I was introduced to technology, I was always slightly obsessed with learning new ways to make money from it. I have spent the last 5 years of my life sifting through apps and websites to find the best ways to get extra cash. If you are reading this, you are probably looking for some extra ways to get cash. So allow me to direct you to the best apps to make money with. Follow this list and you will save yourself soooo much time. You need these apps in your life!

*Note some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning I will get a tiny reward for referring you, at no extra cost to you* 


Shopkick is my favorite app by far to use for making money. It is so simple, and you really can make money on it fast. You download the app on your phone, you walk into everyday stores like: Walmart, Kroger, Target, Tj Maxx, American Eagle, etc., you open the app, a circle will appear, you click in the circle and you get points. You can walk around the store and scan items for points, and you can buy the specified items to earn even more points. I’ve never actually bought anything that I scanned, but I make money so fast just doing the other two things. This app literally supports my white chocolate mocha addiction. Click here to download Shopkick.

Win It

Win it is definitely my second favorite app. It is ran through the Lands End, Kmart, Sears company. You select 10 prizes you want to win, and then you spin a wheel for them. I have never actually won a prize, but I have won LOTS of points. 1000 points is equivalent to $1. The points expire after 14 days. So you have 14 days to rack up as many points as possible and then you can go spend the points. I usually get around $30 worth of points in 14 days, and that is enough to qualify me for free shipping (for the first 90 days). I am not sure if I will keep the app after the 90 day period of free shipping expires, but until then I will continue to cash out prizes. There is a huge selection of prizes, so I can get whatever for myself and more importantly, Christmas Gifts that I don’t actually have to buy!

Hint: If you download this app, make sure you play the Xtras and bonuses. That is how I score over half of my points. At random points in the day they open bonus spins for 1-5 dollars. I’ve won the 5 dollar one at least 3 times and the 1 and 2 dollar ones much more than that.

Survey’s on the Go 

This is the simplest survey app I have ever dealt with. It takes a while to get surveys to show up on your feed. But it’s very cut and dry. You don’t waste your time filling out questions for 10 minutes to discover you don’t qualify. I just kept it on my phone and answered the surveys when they were available and I earned a really simple $10. I then deleted the app and lived happily ever after.

Indeed Job Spotter

This app is really easy and fun to use. You download the app, go about your daily life, until you happen upon a help wanted sign. That’s when you get to turn into a double agent. You sneak a picture of the sign and the store the sign in representing and you submit it to the app. The quality of the sign determines how many points you get. Points then convert to $$. You can easily make $1 per sign or more. Go around your neighborhood; I’m sure there are help wanted signs everywhere. It is such an easy way to make extra cash.


Ibotta was not as useful for me while I was living at home because I was not in charge of grocery shopping. Therefore, I deleted it a few weeks after downloading it the first time. But moving out for college caused me to redownload it and periodically cash in on it. This is a rebate app. That means that you buy groceries, you look on the app to see if you bought any products listed on the app. If you did, you scan your receipt, along with the product’s barcode. You get cash back on your purchases. The only downside to this app is that you have to wait until you have made $25 to cash out. That shouldn’t be a problem if you buy groceries often though. Click here to download Ibotta.


As a college student, Givling is very near and dear to my heart. The purpose of the app is to fund student debts and mortgages. Basically, it is a trivia game where you get put on a random team with two other people. The highest scoring team of the day wins a jackpot of a couple hundred dollars.  After the two free plays you can buy more game plays. The money you spend to buy game plays is what funds the loans, as well as the Jackpot. Also by signing up you automatically get put on the list of people waiting to get their loans paid off. They do random drawings occasionally to determine who will get their loan paid of next. This is a fun app.


I really like Skillz! They have several different games that you can download. My favorites are the bubble shooter tournaments and solitaire. So far I have cashed out $15. Playing these games is gambling. So be very careful and if you know you easily get addicted, don’t download them. You spend 60 cents to enter and if you win you get a dollar, so you make 40 cents. I have never actually put money into the game. After you complete so many challenges like winning 25 games, they give you a free two dollars to play with. So I recommend this game with the caveat that you don’t put money in, or that you limit the money you put in. I’m fine with gambling with money that they give me, but I’m not fine with gambling with my own money. With that being said, they are very honest in the fact that if the game malfunctions, they will give you your entry fee back. Just message their help center. Again, I’ve cashed out $15 dollars, and lost a lot more than that by gambling (not my own physical money). On top of that, these games are fun and relaxing! Click here to download Skillz.

Please note that these are just my favorite apps. They have worked for me. Please read some of the reviews before you download them to decide if they are right for you. I will be writing more on different apps and websites I use to make money. Soon I will write a blog post reviewing all of the different things I have used, which is A LOT! You won’t want to miss that. If you have any comments about these apps, or suggestions on other apps that you would like me to try and review, comment below!

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  • Reply
    October 3, 2017 at 6:22 am

    “Compete for cash and bragging rights,” that’s a good one. Had no idea about any of these apps. Thanks for sharing.

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      October 3, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      Hey Livia, thanks for your comment. Hopefully you can try them and make some extra cash!

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    Erika Ravnsborg
    October 3, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Are these apps Canadian? It would be great to try

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      October 3, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      Hey Erika, thanks for your comment. I’m in America, but I’m sure most of them would work in Canada too. I strongly suggest trying them for some easy extra cash! Best of luck if you do decide to try them!

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    Alexander Popkov
    October 4, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    I never knew about the Indeed job spotter. Good find, thanks.

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      October 4, 2017 at 6:08 pm

      Hey Alexander,
      Thanks for your comment! I’m glad you liked the post!

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    Katie Mayor
    October 4, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    I didn’t know about any of these apps! My mind is a little blown by this. Thanks so much for sharing! Great post 🙂

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      October 5, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      Hey Katie, thanks for your comment! I’m so glad you found these apps useful. Stay tuned because I’m compiling a list to review all of the apps/websites I’ve used to make money, which is a lot! 🙂

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    October 8, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    I’m a bit behind when it comes to using apps (maybe because I’ve got a Windows phone) but there’s a good selection. Didn’t realise there were so many available that you can earn money from!

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      October 9, 2017 at 1:08 am

      Hey Barry, thanks for your comment! There are a ton of apps to make money. Unfortunately a lot of them are scams. The ones I listed above are definitely good ones though. Thanks for reading!

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    October 9, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    I had no idea there were all these apps. I have tried one before, I forget which one it was. Thanks for sharing! Might check them out.

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    October 9, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    I love this post! Some great info about apps I didn’t even know were out there. I’ve added it to my favourites to pick and choose from later. Thank you!

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    October 25, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Need to check these apps out to see if they work in italy! I could use some extra bucks 😀

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