Face it: we’re all glued to our smartphones. But rather than just waste time, why not make some money when you’re killing time and kicking back.
Sure, you won’t get rich by playing on your phone, but you can make some extra cash by having some fun.
Here are 9 of our favorite ways to make (or save) money from your phone.
1) Earn Up to a $1,000 Gift Card
Flash Rewards is an easy way to earn real money, just for playing games. The app allows users to choose which game they want to play.
Play more games to earn more coins, which can be redeemed for gift cards at popular retailers like Amazon and Nintendo, and even Visa (hello cash!)
While you’ll likely have to play a number of games to make any real money, TrustPilot reviewers report that they earned up to $1,000 gift cards and got them in a day or two.
2) Discover Apps and Play Games to Get Gift Cards
Want to earn gift cards at places like Amazon, Nike, Visa, Burger King, Chipotle and more?
Well, download the free Boodle app, complete two offers and begin claiming rewards.
Earn coins by playing popular mobile games, answering fun and interesting questions, engaging with well-known brands, and participating in daily polls.
Download Boodle today to discover great deals on services you’ll actually want.
3) Stop Overpaying on Amazon
Tired of overpaying because you didn’t comparison shop a zillion sites, or enter a coupon code?
Let the Capital One Shopping app and browser plugin save you the hassle– and money.
Simply download the app and at check out, it’ll automatically compare rates at over 30K retailers and search, test, and apply coupon codes.
You can even earn Shopping Credits, redeemable for gift cards to your favorite stores.
The app has a 4.7 star rating in the App Store (with over 18k reviews) and last year alone they found over $160 million in savings.
Download now to start saving immediately.
4) Exclusive Savings Opp
This app was originally an exclusive, invite only loyalty opportunity, but now you too can join Drop, a modern approach to shopper loyalty.
Simply start your shopping within the Drop app, or link your card so all purchases are automatically tallied and points applied to your account. No more taking photos of receipts, hooray!
You can earn more points by taking surveys, playing games, and inviting friends. Redeem points for gift cards at popular retailers like Starbucks, Amazon, Netflix.
Download Drop and get rewarded now.
5) Get a $10 Amazon or Visa Gift Card
Signing up is free and only takes a few minutes. You can then start taking surveys, watching videos, and playing games to earn points. Opt into emails, print coupons, give your opinion, and refer friends to earn even more points.
Redeem your points for gift cards at over 70 top retail and restaurant brands, for cash (PayPal deposit or Visa prepaid card) or even miles for free flights on United Airlines.
Join the MyPoints community today to begin earning free gift cards to Priceline, Old Navy, Target, and more.
6) 5 Star Rewards
Snap a pic of your receipts (from any store!) and earn cash… how easy is that?
There’s an app called Fetch Rewards that’ll actually pay you just for taking a picture of your receipts… AND give you discounts on thousands of popular brands whose products you buy anyway. Helloooo found money!
With over HALF A MILLION 5 star reviews, you know it’s legit.
7) Free Games, Real Money
If you like playing games on your phone AND making easy money, download Mistplay, the app that pays you to play.
Choose from a variety of games and play to collect units… the more you play, the more you earn. Level up your avatar to unlock achievements and earn units faster.
Redeem units for free gift cards or for gems and coins within the game.
Start playing and earning real money now!
8) Get One of 7,000 Daily Gift Cards
Join the Swagbucks community to earn points when shopping, watching videos, searching the web, answering surveys, and finding great deals.
You can redeem points for gift cards to awesome retailers like Amazon and Walmart, or get cash back with Paypal.
Sign up is free, they give away 7,000 gift cards every day, people have already earned over half a BILLION dollars.
Click to put cash back in your wallet.
9) Be a Paid Influencer
Be an influencer! No, you don’t have to create crazy TikTok videos, you just have to share your opinion to help brands deliver better products and services.
Sign up for free and create a profile to be matched with surveys you’re uniquely qualified to answer. You’ll earn rewards and get paid with PayPal or gift cards, just for telling brands what you think.
They have a 4.5 star rating with tens of thousands of reviews in both the App and Google Play stores, so you know they have to be good.
Join now to start making money.