Apps That Pay
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Loosely categorized and listed below are a number of smartphone apps I've come to use to make a few extra dollars. Whether I am out and about running family errands, away from the laptop computer, or relaxing at home watching the game on TV, my smartphone is always available to add more change to my pocket.
All of the apps listed below are available for the iPhone. Many have an Android counterpart (or plans to release one soon), but this may not be true for all of the apps. Some of the apps pay in cash (usually as a deposit into PayPal or some other electronic payment processor), others pay with gift cards to popular merchants (including Amazon.com).
Every year Apple comes out with a new version of its iPhone and there are countless devices out there that run on the Android os. Rather than worry about how much your next new smartphone is going to cost, think about how much money that new smartphone can EARN for you and practically pay for itself!
I have received payment from most of these apps (a few I am still working toward my first payment). You can see proof of those payments here. Some apps have stopped paying out or have been abandoned. I've tried to move all of those to the App Graveyard so that they don't clog up this ever-expanding page. Many of those apps were fantastic earning opportunities, so it didn't seem right to just delete them away from GetPaid! If you are looking for an old favorite and cannot find it here, make a quick visit to the App Graveyard and pay your respects.
Like the PTC sites, the trick here is to COME BACK EVERY SINGLE DAY and spend a few minutes with each app to earn maximum rewards. The earnings don't happen overnight, but they definitely add up over time when you stick with it!
Also, be sure to check out these Other Useful Apps!
I use all of the apps below on an iPhone 8 running iOS 12.1.4. Some may not work on Android or older versions of iOS. I have indicated which apps are available on Android and other systems TO MY KNOWLEDGE. I may have missed that in some of the app descriptions so do not rely solely on the brief summaries below if you don't see your phone os listed. Follow the app link just to make sure. If the app isn't available on your platform, send a request to the app's support email to see if they have any plans to release a version for your phone!
Fuel Rewards is a program where you can earn discounts on fuel fill ups from participating Shell gas stations. For a limited time only, sign up using this link and earn a 25 cent per gallon discount! This offer is set to expire in early June of 2016, so act fast!
You also have the opportunity to earn additional discounts by shopping at some popular restaurants and stores. Link up a credit or debit card or your store loyalty cards to your Fuel Rewards account and get more gasoline discounts!
The Fuel Rewards links on this page do not lead directly to smartphone app downloads, but instead to the Fuel Rewards sign up web site. Once signed in, you can find the app in the App Store or Google Play. I just found Fuel Rewards in April of 2016 and have saved over $34.00 so far in fuel discounts using the app.
Upside is another fuel savings app. It started out only available in the Metro Washington D.C. area (including Maryland and Virginia), but it has since expanded its coverage, so be sure to check and see if it is available in your area! Even if there are no participating gas stations in your region, you may still want to check it out for yourself. Say you don't live within Upside's coverage area, but might potentially visit during a family vacation... Saving on fuel is always a bonus when dealing with all of the other travel costs! There is no downside to Upside!
Download the Upside app (available for both Android and iPhone devices) and earn up to 50¢ off a gallon of fuel. Gas stations use the Upside app to compete for your business by offering you better gas deals than you’ll see anywhere else, including on the gas station signs. Use the app to get the best gas deals around. You can also earn credit at certain gas stations by scanning your receipts from additional convenience store purchases. You can accumulate those receipt earnings to cash out later with PayPal or by a paper check in the mail.
Use the referral code 96MS4 to start right off with a 20¢/gallon cash back opportunity! I downloaded Upside in 2017 and lived outside of their service area for more than a year. But in 2019 I began to see a few local BP gas stations pop up on the Upside radar and I earned my first fuel discount in April of 2019! Since signing up I have earned over $1.00 from referral bonuses and fuel savings. You can save also with Upside!
Check-ins & Scanning
Shopkick and CheckPoints allow you to check in at local retailers and earn money by scanning barcodes of select products. As the points accumulate, you can exchange them for a wide variety of store gift cards. If you have young children, you can turn a shopping trip into a scavenger hunt game. My daughter loves to go shopping with me and often asks if we have any scans to do when we go to certain stores. We often swap back and forth between the CheckPoints and Shopkick apps while browsing the aisles at our local Target, Walmart, and Kroger. She has become quite efficient in finding the right brands and sizes of products to scan and earn points. It usually just takes a few extra minutes at the store to rack up the points!
For some quick bonus points, input the code "luke35" after downloading CheckPoints. I've earned over $716.00 using CheckPoints and over $603.00 using Shopkick both since January of 2013! If you use my Shopkick link to sign up to Shopkick and earn your first in store points within seven days you will get an extra 250 point bonus (equivalent to $1.00)! (If prompted for a Shopkick referral code, enter "GIFT600335").
Just to make you aware, some of my earnings are the result of referring other users to CheckPoints and Shopkick, but you can do the same to increase your earnings as well! Shopkick has both iOS and Android apps.
Pics and Video
Foap is an app that gives photographers a place to upload their photos for sale. Maybe you've captured the perfect sunset or rainbow or maybe it is a great candid of a child or animal. Upload your photos to Foap and the just might be someone out there who would like to use it in a blog or article. If your photo fits their needs, you can get paid for their use!
I joined Foap in 2017 and uploaded several photos since then. So far I haven't received any bites, but I'll keep trying!
Stringr is an app similar to Foap that lets you upload video clips. Sometimes they will post requests for video and will pay you if you are able to upload qualifying clips. Often times news media companies scour Stringr for short video clips relating to newsworthy events. Sometimes the app will post requests for short video clip coverage of certain events.
If you register on the web site or download the app be sure to enter referral code "VLZ87H" and you will receive an additional $10 credit on your first video sale in addition to the base fee that you already earn! If you do not put in a referral code, you will not be paid the extra $10 on your first successful video.
I first joined Stringr in 2017. I haven't earned anything from them yet, but I had an opportunity shortly after I joined. A company was offering $95 for several construction in progress video clips of the new Steel Vengeance roller coaster at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. Unfortunately for me, they were on a very tight deadline (4 hours) for the video footage and I was at my day job unable to get away. This can be a very lucrative app in the right place at the right time!
Fitness and Health
UnitedHealthcare Motion and FitPotato are two apps that I use to earn money simply by walking every day. They each work a little bit differently (and with UnitedHealthcare Motion, you must first have your health insurance coverage through UnitedHealthcare in order to be eligible).
For a more detailed look into UnitedHealthcare Motion and FitPotato and how they work, visit the GetPaid! blogpost Paid Podcasts and Potatoes, but the short version is that if you hit certain daily and weekly walking goals - you can add dollars to your wallet.
The UnitedHealthcare Motion earnings are automatically deposited quarterly into your health savings account. Although you are restricted to using funds in a health savings account only for approved medical expenses and you can't buy lunch or a new gadget with those funds, it still frees up money that you otherwise would have spent on a medical bill or prescription charge! FitPotato earnings, on the other hand, are tracked in your personal account within the app and you are free to withdraw them to PayPal at your convenience.
I began using UnitedHealthcare Motion in July of 2018 and have earned $710.00 since then. I found FitPotato in late 2018 and officially started using it in January of 2019. I've earned $28.00 with FitPotato. FitPotato is currently only available for iOS devices; UnitedHealthcare Motion will work with bit iOS and Android - but again, you must have UnitedHealthcare as your health insurance provider to earn with this app.
Achievement is another app I use to get paid for walking. Like FitPotato, it uses data from other tracking apps that you link to it, but Achievement seems to take considerably longer to accumulate enough points to cash out. However, in addition to points awarded for walking, Achievement also offers small point bonuses for answering short health survey questions which are available from time to time within the app. I began using Achievement in June of 2017 and I have earned over $9.00 since then. It's a slow process, for sure, but the nice thing about Achievement is that you can just set it up and then almost forget about it. You can but you don't have to check in regularly and you don'y have to hit any daily minimums to actively earn. Just achieve with Achievement.
Cash for Steps also pays you to walk. Like a few of the apps above, Cash for Steps tracks your daily steps from the Health app on your phone, but you also have the option to connect a FitBit. Each day the app randomly selects ten users who placed in the top 100 of the previous day's rankings to receive $1. Users can also earn $1 for reaching various achievements. Once you have a minimum of $10, you can cash out with Amazon or iTunes gift cards. (iTunes only available to U.S. users). I joined Cash for Steps in mid April of 2019 and have not earned anything just yet. If you join the app, look for the user Get Paid! and feel free to follow!
Games and Social Networking
Qriket is a fun roulette game that gives you "spins" for viewing ads in the app. You can then spend your spins in a feature they call Qriket Live which generally happens on weekdays at noon and 4:00 (all times in the US/Canadian Eastern time zone). For five spin credits, you can enter the game and predict the color that a giant spinning wheel will land upon - spin live on video within the app and on YouTube. If you predict the correct color (a 50/50 shot), you gain a randomly determined number of points for that round. If you are among the top three scores by the end of the game, you will share in the prize pool.
You can also find Qriket spin codes printed on receipts at participating merchants, or by following the app creator on Twitter, Snapchat and the like (details are included in the app itself once you install it).
If you sign up with Qriket using any of the links in this description, you will get an extra 25 Qriket spins once you sign up! (I am not sure if this is a permanent change or just temporary, so if you sign up and do not get the extra spins, please let me know so that I can update this information).
Qriket is based in Canada; therefore, funds earned are paid in Canadian Dollars. Upon request, PayPal will convert those to U.S. Dollars using current exchange rates. Since mid April of 2013, I've earned over $347.00 using Qriket (that is the current U.S. Dollar value). Qriket is available for both iOS and Android formats.
LuckyDay is an app with a few casino/lottery type of game options. Play slots, scratch offs, black jack, and lotto daily with the LuckyDay app. It doesn't cost a dime to play, you are simply limited by the number of chips you have available to you (with many options for earning free chips daily). Each day you will receive new free chips to play your favorite LuckyDay games. If you login every day, you will progressively earn more chips. Play the games to earn more chips which can be converted into cash! Sign up and use the bonus code “3s4tbi6” to get 5000 bonus chips instantly added to your account! (Click on the gear icon in the app and enter the code “3s4tbi6” in the text box).
Lucktastic is a gaming app for iOS and Android phones that gives you daily scratch off tickets with various cash prize options. Most of the scratch offs fail to deliver on the cash prizes, but you will earn a consolation prize of a predetermined number of tokens. Accumulate tokens over time to trade in for other prize options. Most of the scratch offs involve watching a short video advertisement, which is how the app is able to pay you prize money while still remaining free to play.
Some of the apps featured on this page provide referral benefits. Lucktastic is one of those apps; however, each Lucktastic referral invitation link is unique and randomly generated - meant to be directed to one specific new user. For that reason, I cannot include working Lucktastic referral links here on this page, but you can request an email or text referral link here.
So for full disclosure: You will NOT receive any bonus or incentive by requesting a Lucktastic referral link. I WILL receive a small amount of tokens if you use a Lucktastic referral link from me. You DO NOT NEED a referral link to start using the app and do not have to request and wait for a referral link if you choose not to.
To SKIP the referral link (no hard feelings, I promise!) and go right to the app, you can >>>CLICK HERE<<< If you don't mind waiting a bit to get a referral link to help me out, you can click any of the other Lucktastic links in this summary.
I started using Lucktastic in June of 2016. I have earned over $55.00 using the app.
Louder Rewards rewards you for reading articles and viewing photos pertaining to your favorite professional sports teams (and clicking on in-app advertisements or downloading other apps to try out). Each professional sports team represented has its own individual app.
I downloaded the Louder Rewards app for my favorite NFL team in early October 2015 and have earned over $330.00 in Amazon gift cards since then. You may also choose to save up your credits in exchange for game jerseys, team jackets, and other sports memorabilia. Visit Louder Rewards everyday and earn an extra 2500 bonus points daily by hitting the 5000 point mark. At one point I was averaging a $5 Amazon gift card about every week!!!
Louder Rewards is available for both Android and iOS. The download links for each may default to the Seattle Seahawks version of the app, but it is easy enough to search for other team options. Earn rewards simply by keeping up on news of your favorite pro sports teams! What could be better? In their words: "Don't just say you're a fan. App like one!"
Fish for Money is a fun deep sea fishing game where you drop a line with a hook and try to land the big fish. The app is very straight forward and easy to play, but it has quite a few ad impressions as you rack up the fish.
The goal is to avoid the little fish and go after the big fish (with a few obstacles to avoid and equipment upgrades along the way). Once you reach 1,000,000 pounds of fish, you can trade that in for a $15 payout.
It takes a lot of patience to get there, but I have earned over $30.00 using Fish for Money since December of 2015 (although a good portion of that time I was inactive using the app). Depending on how much time you devote to the app, you could easily earn the $15 minimum in a few weeks to a few months. You will see a LOT of ads along the way - which is obviously how they are able to pay you the $15 because there is NO OTHER COST TO YOU in getting there.
Fish for Money is an app from a company called Apps that Pay (no affiliation with GetPaid! even though this is the same name at this particular page). They have several other game apps which have different objectives, but follow the same pattern of making steady progress toward a payout goal while being exposed to hundreds of ads. Fish for Money is currently only available to iOS platform users.
Download and join these trivia apps for regular chances to win cash by showing off your trivia knowledge! Although each app has individualized rules, they all work in similar fashion. Take part in live trivia game with thousands of other members. Answer every question correctly and win or share in the prize money for that particular game! The majority of these apps pay out through PayPal once you reach a minimum payout amount. (Swag IQ pays out in SB points which you can add to your total points accumulated on the Swagbucks site).
Click here for a more detailed explanation in the GetPaid! Blog describing how these apps work .
I started playing these trivia games in March of 2018. I haven't won much yet, but I am hoping that will change as I learn more useless facts along the way! Sign up using the linked icons below (and enter the unique signup codes where listed below the app icons in red) to earn additional bonuses for use in each app!
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Perk is a series of apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android that pay you to shop, search, browse, play trivia and other games, watch videos, and watch live TV. Not all apps are available to all platforms. Once you sign up, you can check to see which apps are available for your device. Although the apps are separate, your points accumulate across all the Perk apps and can be redeemed for gift cards.
I found the Perk series of apps in late September of 2014, but didn't really begin using them with any frequency until August of 2015 because the apps were buried on a back page of my phone, so I often forgot to check in. But then the Perk Pop Quiz app became particularly addicting for me! Since August of 2015, I've earned over $5.00 using Perk. They have a PayPal option, but you can get a much better value return on your Perk points by cashing in from hundreds of gift card options.
NEWS: It was announced on Monday, December 14, 2015 that Perk will be acquiring the Viggle app and that Viggle will continue to operate as usual, presumably still as an independent app of its own.
Viggle claims that it will soon begin offering the same redemption offers currently available on Perk. (Viggle has fallen WAY short recently in its limited choices and availability of redemption options). It is still too soon to say whether this will bring Viggle back from the App Graveyard, or how this will affect members who have independent Viggle and Perk accounts. More to come as developments are released...
Shopping and Restaurant Check-Ins, and Purchases
TIP: Sometimes the same product qualifies for earnings on two or more of the grocery saving apps below. You might be able to get multiple discounts across multiple apps for the same purchase. Be sure to keep a close eye out for those opportunities!
iBotta gives you rewards for purchasing grocery items and select restaurant purchases. Simply select the items you are interested in, buy the item(s) in a qualifying store (there is a LONG list of participating stores), and take a photo and upload your store receipt showing your purchase. Voila! Your cash will be credited shortly to your account! Recently branching out from just grocery purchases, iBotta has now added the ability to earn credit from some restaurants and home improvement store purchases. I've earned (or saved depending on your perspective) over $356.00 since mid April 2013 buying groceries and household items using iBotta. iBotta is available to both iOS and Android users. Download iBotta using the links here and get an extra $10 bonus to your account to get started! (If prompted enter referral code "7edzaq" to get that $10 bonus.)
Checkout 51 is an app very similar to iBotta. Buy specific grocery brands and get cash back after uploading your store receipt. I joined Checkout 51 in January of 2014 and have earned over $26.00. This app requires a minimum of $20.00 before cashing out and only pays by check -- no electronic options are available at the moment. It is available for both iOS and Android.
For a "limited time" new users to Checkout 51 were eligible to get $5 after uploading their first receipt by using this Checkout 51 link. According to the terms as they were originally posted, this promotion may no longer be offered. You can TRY it, but I cannot guarantee that the $5 will post to your account. This offer is limited to first time registered users and you must be in the United States to qualify -- My apologies to anyone outside these parameters - I do not make the rules!
BerryCart is an app in the same vein as the ones above, with one exception. BerryCart focuses upon natural and organic food items. As they state it in their own words: "you will NOT see products on BerryCart that have High Fructose Corn Syrup, Artificial Sweeteners, or chemicals that you can clean your floor with." I joined BerryCart in late July 2014. I've earned over $14.00 so far "buying healthy".
SavingStar allows you to link up your shopper loyalty cards from dozens of grocery stores. Approximately every week, electronic coupons are released by SavingStar which you have to activate. Some have limited availability which may run out if you aren't quick to select them. You will pay full price for the items when you checkout, but provided you use you store loyalty card on checkout, you will receive cash credit in your SavingStar account within a few weeks after your shopping trip. You can then request that money be deposited into your PayPal account once you've earned a $5.00 minimum, or you can request Amazon gift cards. I've been paid over $150.00 from SavingStar since January of 2012.
SavingStar has both iOS and Android versions of the app.
ReceiptHog just asks you to photograph and upload your grocery store receipts for cash. With each receipt submitted, you earn a few cents toward your payout. You cannot scan gas station or restaurant receipts, but most grocery store, pharmacy, and supercenter store receipts are eligible for rewards. (To avoid scheming the system, receipts dated more than seven days prior to submitting are rejected, and you may only submit receipts for items that you personally purchased). Look for other ways within the ReceiptHog app to earn extra coins and reach your payout even faster!
ReceiptPal works on the same concept. Photograph your store receipts and earn money. Submit four valid receipts and you will earn 100 points (roughly equivalent to 30 cents). They do have restrictions on how many receipts you can submit each week to avoid users gaming the system. You are paid in gift cards to Amazon or Restaurant.com, or you may choose to donate your points to charity.
FetchRewards is an app that works similar to the above receipt apps. Snap a photo of your grocery, gas, restaurant, and other receipts and earn credit toward gift card redemptions. Once you earn a minimum of $3, you can request a gift card from some popular merchants and restaurants. Watch for opportunities to earn bonus points through surveys or verification scans of the products appearing on your receipts!
Download the app and enter referral code "F0JQX" (that's a ZERO after the "F") for a $1.50 bonus after you successfully scan your first receipt. I joined FetchRewardsin July of 2017 and I have already earned over $42.00 using the app!
FetchRewards is available for both iOS and Android phones.
Find & Save is an app that alerts you to sales and deals in your local area stores and often offers cash back if you spend over a certain threshold amount at a particular store before an expiration date. If you allow the app access to your location, it will send notifications of nearby sales if you are in the vicinity of any stores in the Find & Save system.
I began using Find & Save in January of 2015 and have earned over $9.00 so far in free cash back completing in-app offers.
DOSH is a cash back app that finds you cash without the hassle. DOSH searches all available coupons, promo codes, and rebates and gives you cash back from thousands of restaurants, retail stores, hotels, and more. I signed up for DOSH in September of 2017. In November of 2017, I had to quickly find a hotel room for an unexpected out of state overnight trip and I remembered that the DOSH app would pay $25.00 back (one time only I believe) for booking a hotel room through their app. I booked the room on a Tuesday afternoon for that evening and had the $25 funds in my DOSH account by Wednesday evening! I now have over $61.00 in DOSH earnings so far! DOSH works for both iOS and Android devices.
Shopalong is another mobile community that pays you to complete tasks at the stores you visit. They may ask you to log your grocery shopping trips or shopping for special occasions. I first joined the app in February 2014 when Shopalong was looking for users to log their Valentine’s Day budget and shopping plans. Once the assignment is completed, Shopalong sends the task price to your PayPal account.
Since I joined in February 2014, Shopalong has paid me $40.00. In my experience there have been no long delays in payment, I received my payment instantly! But there may be delays in between shopping assignments. When a new assignment is available, you will receive an e-mail or in-app notification. You must then apply for the job and you may or may not be accepted.
Secret Shopping/Crowd Sourcing
For Secret Shopping and Crowd Sourcing made easy check out Field Agent, Easy Shift, Gigwalk, Mobee, and Rewardable. These iPhone apps regularly post secret shopping tasks for users to reserve and complete in a timely manner for a reasonable reimbursement. Most involve taking photographs of products or displays in local stores. These require stealth and discretion. While it is not illegal to do so, many stores have a policy against shoppers taking photographs in the store.
Field Agent has paid me over $1,246.00 since January 2013. Field Agent is usually the quickest to pay you for your tasks. When you see a task available on Field Agent, be sure to snatch it up quickly, but MAKE SURE that you are close enough and have no other pressing obligations because with RARE exception, you must complete any tasks reserved on Field Agent within TWO HOURS of the time you reserved it. If you do not complete the task within that time window, you will lose the task and lose reputation points. Also pay close attention to the instructions. Field Agent has been known to reject an assignment if a required photograph is not taken "precisely" as requested -- wrong angle, improper display, failure to include ENTIRE product section = all grounds for having a task rejected by Field Agent. Field Agent is available for iOS and Android devices.
Easy Shift has added over $1,673.00 to my pocket since January of 2013. Like Field Agent, Easy Shift allows users to reserve shifts in advance of completing them, but they usually have a much longer window to complete. On average you usually have about 23 hours to complete reserved shifts. Some are longer and some are shorter. The Easy Shift app also has a message board built right in where helpful users answer questions and discuss shift strategies. Although it is part of the Easy Shift app, the community also openly discusses many of the other apps listed on this page as well! Easy Shift is available for iOS and Android devices.
I've earned over $480.00 from Gigwalk since early 2013. Like Field Agent and Easy Shift, Gigwalk assigns tasks to its members and pays a decent rate foe completion of Gigs. Some Gigs allow an even longer reserve time to complete. If a user fails to perform the Gig right on the first try (such as missing information or an incorrect photograph) Gigwalk will usually send a message and allow the user to correct the problem rather than rejecting it outright. Gigwalk is available for iOS and Android devices.
Mobee is another similar app, initially only offering jobs in a few major metropolitan areas, it has recently expanded to many other geographic areas. A number of jobs have since occasionally cropped up in my general area. I like to keep a close eye on Mobee when I am traveling because most of their jobs are relatively simple tasks and they give small bonuses when you complete a job in a new area over a certain number of miles from your prior jobs.
Perhaps Mobee has a few jobs in your neck of the woods? You can download the app for iPhone or Android. If you do get the app, please enter my referral code ‘DXQZ’ and you will get an extra 300 points -- after completing your first Mobee mission! (Roughly equivalent to $3.00 depending upon which reward you aim for). I joined Mobee in June of 2013. So far I have earned over $235.00. Mobee is available for iOS and Android devices.
Don't forget to enter referral code ‘DXQZ’ for an additional 300 points once you download the app!
Streetbees also pays you to complete location based tasks. Unlike many of the other apps, Streetbees is available in over 85 countries world wide! I have not seen very many tasks available in my area, but I am always on the lookout!
Streetbees is available on both Android and iOS phones. They pay via PayPal and you DO NOT have to reach a minimum threshold to get paid. While payment is not instantaneous, they do pay in full upon approval of each completed task individually. So your earnings aren't kept hostage when you hit a dry spell and cannot find any tasks to complete!
I joined Streetbees in November of 2016 and have earned $5.00 since then. Download the app and be sure to enter referral code '4192RH' for a special bonus!
iPoll is both an app AND a survey site and the earnings are combined between the two. I've been doing iPoll surveys since 2010 and have had the app since 2012. I now do the mobile surveys and tasks more often than the online surveys.
iPoll takes a bit longer to have your earnings approved and usually takes a month or more to receive you payment once you request it. Much slower than most, but extremely reliable and a lot of great earning options! I've earned over $1,116.00 in cash, gift cards, and merchandise using iPoll. iPoll has both iOS and Android apps.
Spare5 is an app that presents short simple tasks for you to perform right on your phone. So far, the tasks I have received involved tagging photos with keywords or judging a photos suitability for advertising a certain type of business. Provide honest and thoughtful answers to a series of photos and get paid for a few minutes worth of effort.
Spare5 issues payments to your PayPal account every Friday -- provided that you have earned more than $1.00 since the last payout. If you haven't reached the dollar threshold, your earnings will carry forward until you hit that mark. I joined Spare5 in September of 2014 and have already made over $440.00 so far!!
Some survey panels are strictly web based and others are strictly smartphone app based (and some, like iPoll, Toluna, and MySurvey are both). This section is devoted to a few survey panels that are strictly mobile phone apps. Each of these apps offer short opinion surveys, some also request on site reviews of local stores or businesses if the app detects you are in close proximity.
Rewardable is an app that started out similar to the crowd sourcing/secret shopping apps above. Initially I completed a number of jobs on Rewardable geared toward department stores asking me to document disorganized or empty clothing displays. But over the past year or more, my experience with Rewardable has changed. I no longer seem to get any in store site task offers, but instead, I complete a daily survey poll question. The app offers a number of other survey options to earn "acorns" which are Rewardable's form of currency. Rewardable has mutated into more of a survey app in that regard, so I have moved it away from the Secret Shopping category and over here to the Surveys category.
I joined Rewardable in late 2013, but have already received over $50.00. In my experience, completed tasks have been very promptly approved and payment to my PayPal account has been immediate on my request. Enter referral code 'TLUCAS3' when you download the app to get a bonus on your first job with Rewardable.
Rewardable is available for iOS and Android devices.
Surveys on the Go: I joined in October of 2012 and have earned over $78.00 to date and it will run on both iOS and Android.
The surveys are generally fairly short and easy to complete. I sometimes get closed out or disqualified from their surveys, but for the most part Surveys on the Go has been pretty easy earnings.
Survey.com: has paid me $17.00 since November 2012. For quite some time I wasn't getting any surveys from them, but that seems to be fixed now.
Similar to above, these surveys often take 10 minutes or less and pay consistently for the time that you put in. This isn't as lucrative as many of the other apps on this page, but it adds a little bit more to the overall totals.
SurveyMini: member since September 2013 and earned over $158.00. This panel is available to both iOS and Android users. SurveyMini often asks you for brief site reviews for stores or restaurants that the apps thinks you have recently visited. Payouts for these reviews range from 100 to 750 points (10 to 75 cents) generally. Rewards are just randomly assigned and are not correlated to the length of your responses or review. Sometimes SurveyMini gives you the choice of three different reward options -- points or mobile coupons from local stores and restaurants.
Corus is another mobile survey app I recently discovered. It is new to me at the moment. The app asks very short and quick survey and opinion questions and awards small earnings for those mini surveys. The ones I have experienced have all taken less than 30 seconds and the awards have ranged from 2 to 15¢ each. I joined Corus in October of 2017 and have earned over $11.00 since then.
Use the referral code "TOM4583" after you sign in to the app to earn a $1.00 starting bonus! It is available to all iOS and Android phone users.
PanelApp asks you to complete surveys based on your current location in exchange for points. You can then redeem the points for sweepstakes entries or exchange them for gift cards or PayPal cash. I only joined PanelApp in May of 2015, so my earnings are not well established yet, but I will update as I progress to see if this is a worthwhile app to keep! So far I have earned over $71.00 using PanelApp. PanelApp is available for both iOS and Android platforms.
VoxPopMe is a video survey app where you can express your opinions by recording a short video (usually less than 60 seconds) using your smartphone camera. You get paid for sending video responses to various product brands asking for feedback on their products and services. They only accept a limited number of responses for each question, so you have to be quick!
I discovered VoxPopMe in December of 2015 and have earned over $306.00 so far. Join using the links on this page and you can earn an extra $1.00 upon completing your first video report! VoxPopMe is available for both Android and iOS and pays out via PayPal once you reach a minimum of $15.00 earned.
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1Q is not really a survey app, but it is similar. While a survey presents a series of questions that build upon each other, 1Q pays you a set amount to answer single questions. The questions come at you at irregular intervals and you only have a limited window of time to answer a question once presented. They pay you 25 to 50 cents per question and the pay goes IMMEDIATELY into your PayPal account with no minimum earning requirements to cash out.
I've answered several questions from 1Q so far. But you have to act fast when they send you a new question notification! New questions only stay active for a matter of minutes before it becomes too late to offer your response. I joined in March of 2015 and have earned over $84.00 so far.
JobSpotter will pay you for photographs of "Help Wanted" ads. An app by the company Indeed, they use your submissions to assist other individuals looking for work - whether its a mom and pop corner store or a corporate chain with hundreds of other locations - just snap a photo of the help wanted sign and a second photo of the storefront/store name. Different submissions will garner you a different point level depending upon various criteria outlined in the app.
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(Earnings updated April 3, 2019)
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