What are the best apps that pay you?

Earning money through the use of apps can be unimaginable at times. But believe it or not, This is possible just by filling out surveys and doing simple reviews for certain products and stores. Get instant freebies and cash returns once you download the best apps that pay you as included in this list.

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    #1Google Opinion Rewards

    Google Opinion Rewards

    Google Opinion Rewards is an app that lets its users earn rewards for helping the company improve its products and services. It is an app that pays while you receive a survey every week.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Linda Zheng
    Written on July 15, 2019
    "I never though that these surveys which come by weekly are gonna help me get credits and what not. The whole set-up for this app that pays you is really cool and easy to work with"
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    #2Ibotta

    Ibotta

    Ibotta is an app that pays you by getting free cash back. Use it to save money on your in-store and mobile purchases while also getting to claim free gift cards on your everyday purchases.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Billy Lane
    Written on July 15, 2019
    "I've been using this app for shopping and stuff. Got my points accumulating and I love it. I can use it all the time since I'm a frequent shopper. Cool app that pays you in so many ways ;)"
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    #3Shopkick

    Shopkick

    Shopkick is one of the best apps that pay and reward you for shopping in-store and online. it covers a wide range of popular brands and retailers that pay users by shopping in their stores.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Kathy Mitchell
    Written on July 15, 2019
    "Being a Walmart person, this app really helps me a lot with simple shopping. I get free items through my kicks"

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that there were over 1,300 years of home-based work before the Industrial Revolution? This dated back in the medieval times where the concept of the 'work-home' was popular. Working classes often set up craft and trade-focused shops in their homes. With this set-up, they were able to offer goods and services in living spaces that were designed to accommodate working from home. During this period, single-story, one-room houses were prevalent. Most were used as workshops, which also included bedrooms, kitchens and dining rooms. However, during the 20th century, work has been centered around offices and plants. Management practices were mostly made for office workers. Also, company cultures were developed on the idea that everyone worked from an office.

In the year 2010, then-US President Barack Obama signed the Telework Enhancement Act. This required all federal executive agencies to establish policies for employees to work remotely. This saw a breakthrough in the concept of work globally. For fiscal years 2014-2015, the Office of Personnel Management said telework participation increased from 39% to 46% in the States. This reportedly led to better emergency preparedness (59%) and improved employee attitudes (58%). Today, there has been a renaissance of the work from home concept. As technology has developed, professionals are spending more time doing their jobs at home. The freelance workforce is also as active as ever. There has been an increase in work from home companies. Also, resources are growing on remote workforce management and creating company cultures remotely. People also seem to be actively looking for ways to earn at home with apps. It seems like the rising trend in online work at home jobs is inevitable. This is all thanks to technology and globalization which made it possible for people to earn money in the comfort of their homes.  

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    #4Viggle

    Viggle

    Viggle gets its users rewards for interacting with all of your favorite entertainment platforms. While checking in with providers like Netflix or Amazon, you can get free reward cards.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Nick Ma
    Written on July 15, 2019
    "It's unimaginable how my love for Netflix has got me to learn about this app that pays you. I feel like I'm gonna get lots of points"
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    #5CashPirate

    CashPirate

    CashPirate is an app that pays users with coins and gift cards by doing tasks and filling out surveys. By downloading the app, it will easily allow you to take on tasks and pay you for such.






    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Amy Feng
    Written on July 15, 2019
    "This app has easy surveys and its also free download. Way to go for free stuff and money"
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    #6Swagbucks

    Swagbucks

    Swagbucks is an app that rewards you with gift cards for watching videos, answering surveys, and shopping on e-commerce sites. You can exchange your SB for gift cards for Amazon, PayPal, Target, Walmart, Starbucks and more.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Lauren Lee
    Written on September 26, 2017
    "If you want to waste a lot of time on long and boring surveys, then Swagbucks is for you. I'm a member of a lot of different survey websites and I have to say that Swagbucks is definitely one of the worst. The app is terrible and crashes half the time. The surveys are either few and far between or terrible and too long. You barely make anything and would be better off taking surveys somewhere else. I do NOT recommend this app at all."
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    #7Slidejoy

    Slidejoy

    Slidejoy is an app that allows you to earn money and gift cards for checking trending news and ads on your lock screen. Every time you unlock your phone, you will get a card with a new promotion.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Howard Palmer
    Written on February 19, 2017
    "As someone who is a stay at home parent, I am always looking for quick ways to make extra spending money. With Slidejoy, I am able to turn my phone into an earnings machine! By getting notifications of the cool trending stories I would be interested in reading anyway, I am able to get extra spending cash. Best of all, if I am feeling particularly flush or generous, I can even donate what I earn to a charity of my choice."
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    #8Receipt Hog

    Receipt Hog

    Receipt Hog is a fun and easy way to turn your everyday receipts into real cash and Amazon gift cards. You only have to take pictures of your receipts and wait for your rewards.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Roy Warren
    Written on March 13, 2017
    "You take pictures of your Receipts, earn spins and complete surveys. It is an App you download and is handy when you want to earn a little cash for something you are doing anyway. The reviews are good for the app and its worth a try to save money! "
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    #9Mobee

    Mobee

    Mobee is a mystery shopping app that rewards you by giving feedback to the businesses you visit. Search for "Missions", answer questions about your experience, earn points and redeem them for gift cards.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Michael Kennedy
    Written on January 30, 2017
    "I needed to make some extra Christmas Cash. Now I can make cash and win prizes all year doing what I already love to do. It is nice that I feel like I am getting back from the retailers that I support. I use it every time I am out and have been able to get a few nice extras for myself."
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    #10InboxDollars

    InboxDollars
    InboxDollars is a complete app that allows you to earn money with its surveys and ads. Check the best-paid ones, complete them and get cash rewards immediately. This app also lets you know the best offers of your favorite brands. 
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Bryan Davidson
    Written on September 21, 2017
    "I really like making money from home and I am always looking for new ways to make extra cash. Recently I was searching for the best Apps that pay you when I ran across InboxDollars. This app seemed pretty great at first but when I realized the payout threshold was insanely high I immediately found it annoying. I eventually had to complete a credit card offer in order to reach the payout threshold in the specified time frame. That seems to be the only real way to get paid with this app and after my first payout I was done."
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    #11Surveys On The Go

    Surveys On The Go

    Surveys On The Go is an app that allows you to earn real money by giving your opinion about TV shows, products and shopping experiences. Answer surveys in just a few minutes and get paid for it.


    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Chirag Verma
    Written on January 21, 2017
    "This app looks pretty amazing! Many of these surveys will reward the survey taker with worthless points or coupons and stuff which are completely useless, but this one promises CASH! The app itself appears to be convenient and simple to download, which then uses your GPS to give you surveys about your experience at that establishment. "
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    #12AppTrailers

    AppTrailers

    Preview 'Video Trailers' with AppTrailers and get points that you can redeem with PayPal cash, Amazon gift codes and more. You can also play quizzes and trivia games with the app.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Vincent Bailey
    Written on January 29, 2017
    "AppTrailers is a great site for watching video trailers of apps that give you points, which you can redeem for cash. It's similar to Fandango or Flixster, you have to do something to make money, and it can take some time to actually earn any, but in general, this is an app that pays you."
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    #13CheckPoints

    CheckPoints
    Checkpoints is a rewards app that lets you scan barcodes for products like Coca-Cola, Dreyer's and more in any store. You can get instant rewards like free gift cards or cashback when you use CheckPoints while you shop.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Rajesh Patel
    Written on March 9, 2017
    "This actually seems like a really good app. The description is well written and actually made me want to buy the app, which is unusual for me! The reviews are also generally very good, and most consumers are very influenced by reviews. I would like to be able to see when the app first came out, as I often hesitate to buy brand new apps as they are usually buggy. The amount of reviews leads me to believe this is not a new app and the kinks should have been worked out, but if I was selling the app I would want to make it clear that it was tried and tested. "
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    #14Iconzoomer

    Iconzoomer

    Iconzoomer is an app you can download to your Apple or Android device which lets you earn by taking pictures and uploading them. It occasionally gives you little assignments on your phone notifying you of different tasks while earning credits.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Juan Greene
    Written on January 16, 2017
    "I am always on the lookout for making extra money, especially when it has to do with things I already do. I take pictures constantly of where I am at, what I am eating, and anything interesting that I stumble upon. Iconzoomer takes those pictures and gives me extra money for my pocket. There is very little effort that I have to do since I am doing it already."
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    #15RewardsMobi

    RewardsMobi

    RewardsMobi is a free application that gives users reward points after they completed surveys, installed free apps, and performed registrations. This app is available for iOS and Android mobile devices.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Reviewed
    Written on December 3, 2018
    "RewardsMobi - Highest paying website to make money using Android or iOS device."
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    #16ESPN Streak

    ESPN Streak

    ESPN brings you Streak. Play this game on the Fantasy Sports ESPN app and build the longest streak of correct picks from a daily list of professional and college sports matchups and win cash prizes and rewards monthly.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Vincent Berry
    Written on March 14, 2017
    "You had me at CASH! I don't really like sports but if winning money is involved, I'll do it. So this is a very exciting app and I am really happy about it. I will find a way to get the streak for cash one way or another!"
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    #17Gigwalk

    Gigwalk

    Gigwalk is changing the future of work by enabling people to find jobs in their area whenever and wherever it is most convenient to them. Whether you're looking for a little spending money or a bit of savings, this app can help.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Carl Ramos
    Written on March 21, 2017
    "This looks as if it might be a very cool app! Basically, when you journey through town Gigwalk will alert you to local "gigs" or mini jobs which are available to you in the area. The gig may be something such as: take a picture of the inside of a restaurant or store and send it via text, inventory a retail stores product stock and procedures, give a review of your shopping experience, etc... Seems like easy money!"
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    #18Zap Surveys

    Zap Surveys

    Zap Surveys is an app that allows users to complete surveys to earn money for instant cashout. The survey app allows cash out via PayPal once the user gains $25 dollars worth of balance. Zap Surveys is developed by Apps that Pay for iOS.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Xu Pan
    Written on July 15, 2019
    "This app has instant cashout and I can use it for anything I wanna buy via Paypal"
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    #19Observa

    Observa

    Observa is a free app that lets you make extra money buy reviewing stores and products nearby. Once your submission is validated, you’ll receive a payment via PayPal. Just download the app and see the opportunities available to you.


    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Melissa Patel
    Written on July 15, 2019
    "I've visited a lot of stores which this app has asked me to review and they all made me earn money. Cool app hat pays you"
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    #20Pact

    Pact

    Pact is the most effective way to keep your fitness and weight loss resolutions in 2015! Earn cash for staying active, paid by members who don't. Stick with it, and Pact will motivate you to hit your health goals week-to-week.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Louis Gardner
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "I am always looking for ways to make money. I came across this app. It is a great way to stay motivated. You earn money by reaching your goals and the people that don't pay for it. Still has some bugs to work out but overall very good to help those who struggle to stay active. "
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    #21Poll Pay

    Poll Pay

    Poll Pay is an app that compensates its users through cash via PayPal and gift cards from Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and more by answering and completing polls and surveys. The app is developed by BitBurst GmbH for Android devices.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

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    #22Reditus

    Reditus

    Reditus is a free mobile application where you can win rewards by doing activities such as watching short videos, spinning the fortune and more. You can also collect coins when you share the app with your friends. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Boy Naga
    Written on November 5, 2018
    "It is simple and very straight forward app whereby Watch to earn Spin to earn Bonus reward Click to earn Refer and earn"

Summary

Best What are the best apps that pay you
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google Opinion RewardsApps 53 Free
2IbottaApps 25 Free
3ShopkickApps 21 Free
4ViggleApps 17 Free
5CashPirateApps 13 Free
6SwagbucksApps 10 Free
7SlidejoyApps 7 Free
8Receipt HogApps 6 Free
9MobeeApps 5 Free
10InboxDollarsApps 5 Free
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