Extra Money Tips

  • Introduction
    • A Few General Tips
  • GPT Play Games
  • Passive Apps
  • Surveys
  • GPT Do Tasks
  • Miscellaneous Extras

For more Financial information, see: Financial Talk, Savings Tips, and GPT Test Items.

Thanks for visiting! Please use my referral links and codes when you sign up for any of the companies mentioned here. We both may earn an incentive. That alone, is a huge help to me. Thank you!


Introduction

While I do all that I can to save money, I’m also always looking for ways to make a few extra bucks to help supplement our income. There’s so many apps and companies out there that advertise “get paid to (gpt)” tasks. A lot of them pay very little and take a long time to complete. It can be overwhelming and confusing, and eventually it just doesn’t seem worth it.

I’ve actually managed to find a few that have been successful for me. The tasks are generally simple. They include surveys, playing games, reading articles, data entry, and so on. I have listed how much I made from each one next to the company name. So far, I made over $750. This doesn’t include the free items that I also received ($2k+).

  • A Few General Tips:

* Make sure payouts are worth it. Ex: Starbucks cards, you shop Dunkin.
* Follow all the rules for each site to ensure that you get paid.
* Contact them right away with issues, with details & screenshots.
* Work on higher paying tasks when possible.
* Keep track your time vs. how much money you are making.
* Pay attention to payout amounts. You may get more back if you wait.

Everyone’s results will vary. I’m in Pennsylvania USA, using an Android phone and a Windows 10 laptop.


In the sections below, I listed the ways I have used to help supplement my income. If you try any of the companies mentioned here, please use my referral links and codes. We both may receive an incentive. That alone, is a huge help to me. Thanks!

GPT Play Games

This is super simple. Play games while accumulating points towards gift cards. The app has to track your gaming activity, so you’ll need to adjust your security settings.

  • Fitplay
  • Mistplay
  • Money Rawr

  • Fitplay:

I cashed out $15 last year, but then my points stopped accumulating. I kind of just moved on from there. I may try it again at some point.

  • Mistplay:

I’ve been using Mistplay for almost a year and have made $100 from it. It’s my favorite gaming app. My cash out would be even higher, but I was testing others for a while.

  • Money Rawr:

I don’t recall what the issue was with this one, but I made $1 and uninstalled it. I’ll look into this one later.

Passive Apps

The following apps take very minimal effort, in general. They may also include other tasks like installing other apps, completing offers, surveys, and so on.

  • Achievement
  • Giftloop
  • Lucktastic
  • Lucky Money
  • Mobile Xpression
  • Money App

  • Achievement:

Connect the Achievement app to other fitness apps, like Fitbit and Samsung Health. It automatically accumulates points when you do things like walking or weighing yourself. When you log into the app, there may be a survey or articles to read for more points. I’ve made $10 doing all the things I normally would have.

  • Giftloop:

Giftloop is one of my favorite multitasking apps. I’ve made $40 so far with this. I just swipe through the screens, until I see a cute cat meme. Then I stop to collect 5 coins. There’s also high payout surveys, “daily specials”(below), and coins for charging your phone. There are decent paying tasks like trying other apps too, but I rarely do those.

Support: They have always responded when I contacted them. They just added games, but mine isn’t working yet for this. I’m waiting for this to be resolved.

Daily Specials:
Log In = 100 coins. Log In 7 Days Straight = 3,000 coins.
Take Survey = 750 coins + coins paid per survey.
Complete Offer = 500 coins + coins per offer.
Install an App = 300 coins + each app install.

If you’re interested in trying Giftloop, and use my referral link, I will receive bonus coins. Thank you!

  • Lucktastic: $5

Lucktastic has scratch offs, app installs, and a few other things. They have a limited number of gift cards available daily. You may need to return when the timer says to cash out.

  • Lucky Money:

Lucky Money has mostly scratch offs, but there’s a few other things like lotto. I have made $20 in very little time.

I wasn’t able to find any referral information.

  • MobileXpression:

The MobileXpression app runs in the background of your phone. Once a week I open the app, which takes me to my browser. Click Continue, then claim another 5 points. That’s literally it. I have made $55 to click a button.

  • Money App:

I briefly used this last year. If I recall, they pushed installing apps to get more points. It was also slow to accumulate for me. I quit after cashing out $5.

Surveys

I have listed the following as survey sites, either because they primarily do surveys or they do them, along with other tasks. While some don’t seem to pay much, it adds up quickly. Surveys do pay decent, if you have the patience and focus to do them. That’s where I fall short. I’m working on that and will have more posted here soon.

  • Inbox Dollars
  • My Points
  • Prolific
  • You Gov

  • Inbox Dollars:

Inbox Dollars has a few different things like taking surveys, searching the web, completing offers, etc. There’s a new feature that you can scan receipts for points, however mine isn’t working properly. Per support, it’s in beta mode right now. I cashed out $30 so far.

  • My Points:

Besides surveys, My Points has games, points for shopping, reading emails, printing coupons, and more. I made $20 on mostly opening emails and printing a few coupons.

  • Prolific:

Prolific has occasional “studies”. These are basically surveys but there’s also tasks. I just did one that was a reaction test. I had to lift my depressed fingers on the keyboard when a number displays on the screen.

Last I checked Prolific is available in AT, AU, BE, CA, CH, CL, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IL, IS, IT, JP, KR, LU, LV, MX, NL, NO, NZ, PL, PT, SE, SI, and US. I’ve read a lot about some people having difficulty getting accepted, and then getting surveys may be rare. Honestly, I rarely get them. It goes by your demographic and questions you answer about yourself. I currently have a pending balance of $14.

Also, be aware that they pay in Euro. This gets converted in PayPal.

  • You Gov:

I had YouGov listed under passive apps, but the surveys are worth paying attention to. There are two apps to this. YouGov is the Panel app for surveys. YG Pulse is the app that runs in the background of your phone, automatically accumulating points. Overall, they are pretty generous with points. I’ve made $65 so far.

When you use my link and complete 4 surveys, I receive 2,000 points.

GPT Do Tasks

Get paid to do microtasks on your own time. I’m currently testing a few more of these.

  • Amazon mTurk
  • Clickworker

  • Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTURK):

MTURK consists of mostly microtasks that you do for Amazon. This may include surveys, extracting receipt information, provide search results, pulling data from a site, rate pics, and so on. I’ve made $22.

I’ve read a lot about others not getting accepted, and the lack of work in certain countries. Also, when you first start, you only qualify for certain tasks that pay lower amounts. This will increase over time. I’ve seen some pretty decent income reports from people doing this.

  • Clickworker:

Do tasks like uploading pics, google search, surveys, etc. I haven’t done a lot with Clickworker yet, but I plan to work on it a bit more. I only have $2 pending to cash out.

When you use my referral link and make $10, I will get a $5 incentive. Thank you!

Miscellaneous Extras

There are a lot of ways to make a few extra bucks. You just have to look.

  • One Main
  • Unclaimed Property


  • One Main Financial:

I have a loan through them, and noticed they have a section on their website that you can earn points. So far, I’ve cashed out $60 in Amazon and Dunkin Donuts gift cards. All I do is read articles, use the loan calculator, log in, etc.

Log into your accounts to see if they have features like this.

  • Unclaimed Property:

I believe that each state has their own Treasury site. I found mine by using Credit Karma’s Resource section. If you live in PA, use this link. I received a $780 check last year, and I have another claim that I’m working on now.

When you locate your state’s site, search for your name, then click to claim the property. You will then need to print the claim form, and follow the instructions provided.


For more Financial information, see: Financial Talk, Savings Tips, and GPT Test Items.

If you try any of the companies mentioned, please use my referral links and codes. We both may earn an incentive. That alone, is a huge help to me. For more information, see the FAQ’s and About Me page. If you have any further questions or need assistance, Contact me. Feedback is also appreciated. Contributions accepted via Venmo and PayPal. Thank you!


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