Use money making apps to earn some extra quick cash in no time. These free smartphone apps can put money in your pocket with little effort.
I can probably guarantee that either you or someone in your family owns a smartphone. And although they are useful gadgets, they aren’t cheap.
To compensate for that, get savvy and start using your phone to earn cash with some money making apps!
Skint Dad has searched the universe (well the Google Play and App Store) to bring together a list of free money making apps that will put cash in your pocket.
Whether it’s scanning receipts, taking surveys, voicing your opinion or playing games; these apps can turn your spare time into a money making machine!
Money Making Apps
CheckoutSmart is a great tool to earn cashback on your supermarket shop.
After you’ve been shopping, you are able to upload your receipt to their app. However, if you don’t have a flashy smartphone then you can upload the receipt directly to their website too! Read up on my full Checkout Smart review.
Deals are updated each week.
Do you own an Android smartphone? Well, how would you like a FREE £5 Amazon voucher?
MobileXpression is a market research panel designed to understand the trends and behaviours of people using the mobile Internet Users.
Users sign up and download the app on their Android smartphones. After 7 days on the panel, users will receive a £5 Amazon voucher.
With the bigDL app, you can save money on food and groceries in convenience stores near to you. Take a look at the offers and have the discount applied automatically.
You’re also able to find online and in-store offers, collect points with photos of your receipts and win prizes.
Android users can download Shopprize to scan your shopping receipts to win points. These points then add up and allow you to earn entries into daily sweepstakes and giveaways, or you can just save them up and exchange them for Amazon vouchers.
What’s great it that it doesn’t take too long for the points to add up with extra bonuses you collect along the way. You collect 100 points for every receipt you put through (maximum of 5 per day).
You get extra coins each time you level up, plus make sure you log in every day for an added bonus of up to 125 coins.
With Swagbucks, you earn SB (or Swagbucks) for doing things like completing surveys, playing games, shopping, watching videos or using their site as a search engine.
While you aren’t able to do everything via their apps, you can use their SBTV app to watch videos and earn a few SB on the go. The points add up quick enough for you to cash out. Read up on a full Swag Bucks review by Skint Dad contributor Lorna who (at the point in writing) had earned over £100 in Amazon vouchers!
There are millions of pound in unused gift card vouchers just going to waste (and some even have expiry dates so it’s literally throwing money away).
If you aren’t going to use your gift cards, then sell them on and earn the money back. Read up on my full Zeek review.
On a separate note, instead of buying directly with a retailer, buy a voucher from them too and save loads of money.
Use the Zeek code 2YSJYX to get a bonus £5 free towards a gift voucher you buy.
Got loads of unused books, CDs, DVDs or games hanging about that you don’t need anymore?
Then cash in and use the Ziffit app to sell your stuff on. I love this app as loads of places don’t accept books so this is great to clear and out make some money back.
- Grab a Ziffit discount code to get an extra 10% on the items you sell.
Available for both Apple and Android users, Receipt Hog lets you earn points for taking photos of your receipts. Depending on how much you’ve spent, you can collect from 5 to 20 points per receipt, with a maximum of 100 points being earnt in each week.
You’re also able to play on the Hog Slots to earn a few extra coins, £66 cash or even the value of your last shop back!
With this money-making app, you save your points up until you can exchange them for cash via PayPal or you can opt for an Amazon voucher instead.
You can use money making apps such as Shopitize to cut down the cost of your supermarket bill as well.
After you’ve bought an item from either ASDA, the Co-operative, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Tesco or Waitrose check on the app to see how much you can earn back. Once you’ve found your item, simply take a photo of our receipt and you will earn the money back.
When you have £4 saved up you are able to make a withdrawal via BACS for free or PayPal for a small charge.
Their offers are quite varied. While you may not need to get money back on shower gel every week, you can usually earn when you buy milk, a loaf of bread, eggs and even a lettuce and they feature well know, family favourites to earn something back on.
Snap & Save
Brought to you from TopCashback, Snap and Save is available as an app but you can also access the deals via their website. Simply browse through the offers and see what featured items you can earn money back on.
Then after you’ve been shopping you take a photo of your receipt and claim money back on your purchase – sometimes as much as 100%!
You can get cashback with grocery items but they sometimes have special deals for things like 100% cashback on a cinema ticket.
With the app, you take a photo of your receipt and upload it to the offer. If you don’t have access to your phone, you are able to upload a scanned image of your receipt straight to the website. your cashback will then accumulate in your account.
You are able to earn cashback on your supermarket spend with money making app ClickSnap from Quidco. You no longer need to spend ages writing to companies asking for a voucher or scouring the internet looking for a coupon to print.
You have three choices to earn cashback with ClickSnap. You can either shop in store and take a picture within the app, or upload a picture of your receipt on the website.
Alternatively, you can share the account details of the online supermarket you use and after you’ve shopped any featured items will be credited in your account as cashback.
The shops you can earn from are Tesco, ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado, Morrisons, Aldi and Lidl.
Ricky Willis is the original Skint Dad. A money-making enthusiast, father, and husband to Naomi. He is always looking for unique ways to earn a little extra.