Most of us enjoy relaxing at the end of a hard workday in front of the TV, watching mindless reality shows or catching up on our favorite series. Now, imagine earning money for doing it–right from your couch! The company Viggle has released an app for Iphone (Android coming soon) that makes this possible!

How Viggle Knows You’re Watching TV

Viggle is an app that allows you to check-in to your favorite programs or movies by tapping a button and listening for the content of the show.  It will match to the list of shows currently being played on your cable provider’s network.  It will then allow you to confirm that the show it identified is the one you are watching. Note: If it does not correctly identify your show after 2 attempts, you can manually enter the title to still collect points.

How to Earn Points/Money

For every minute of TV you watch, Viggle will award you 2 points. This quickly adds up, especially if you are watching a movie or sporting event. Viggle’s app also features movie trailers, commercials, and trivia questions that you can choose to view for additional points.  Major television events, such as the Super Bowl or the Grammys, have a live interactive game that asks you trivia questions about the event.  You can earn up to 10,000 points! (Ex: I earned 2000 points just by predicting that Adele would win Record of the Year.) Once you have enough points to earn a prize (typically 4000-7500 points) you can choose from a variety of eGift cards. Stores include CVS, Target, Amazon, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Itunes etc. Once you select which gift card you would like, there is a section on the app that retains the gift card information. In addition, you will receive an email that displays that information.

Why You Should Use Viggle

Who doesn’t like to gain money for an activity they would already be doing? For the people who do not watch much TV, how many times do you find yourself  playing a game on your phone to relieve boredom? This is the perfect time for you to earn points towards a gift card! Any couponer out there knows how valuable gift cards are towards our out-of-pocket spending!

To give you an idea: I have only had this app for 3 weeks and have earned (7) $5 gift cards, allowing me to participate in many of the couponing deals that I would not have considered spending money out-of-pocket for. I am so glad I heard about this app and want to share it with all of the other Krazy Coupon Ladies out there!

This has been a guest post by Ashley from Princeton, NJ
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28 thoughts on “How I Get Paid to Watch TV!”

I Love Viggle so much! What a great way to earn extra money while doing something that I already do. I have already scored 4 CVS gift cards. yay!

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how long does it take to get your reward?

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Thanks so much for this post!  I never heard of the Viggle app, but just tried it out and already have 1700 pts.  Can’t wait to get the rewards!  Thanks again for spreading the word!

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We don’t have cable- we watch our shows on Netflix and Hulu. I assume this app won’t work for us? :- /

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We don’t have cable TV, but we watch our shows on Netflix and Hulu. I suppose this app won’t work for us? :- /

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After u watch the commercials/trailers how long does it normally take to receive the points?

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I just signed up and got a bonus 1500 point already for signing up plus I am getting points for the program I am watching.

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Cool! Just installed the app! This seems like a cool way to make a little bit extra money on things I already do :)

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when it comes available for the android will i be able to use this app on the kindle fire?

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I hope someone will let us know on here once this is available for Android!  Sounds interesting!

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 from viggle support website: You do not have to keep the Viggle app open for the entire show.  Your
points will automatically be awarded at the end of the show.  You will
receive a notification of the points you received.  You can look for
that notification later by expanding the status bar on your device.

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I love Viggle! im saving up points for the Amazon Kindle Fire. A little tip, if you go to the “whats on” tab and watch the commericials for extra points then go to another tab and then come right back to the “whats on” tab, the commericial will reset and you can earn the points again and again!

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 Yup! If you double tap the home button and close out the ap, go back into it, go into whats on and scroll through and theres two 15 point commercials that reset! Plus I found if you click on one of the whats on shows, theres a white banner with the Wiz Khalifa commercial for 100 points and after you watch it its still there. Is this cheating? I’ve watch him at least 8 times so far!

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I just emailed them and asked about the timeline on the Android market, they emailed back right away and said 4-6 weeks, I can’t wait!!

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cannot wait for the  android app. i use viggle on my daughters i pod touch. love it

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It only works with the iPhone. it does give me some trouble when im trying to have them match the program im currently watching on tv. I just signed up and got 45 points for watching Bob the Builder *my daughter watched it!* and 25 points for sharing this on fb (promo for this weekend).

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I use this app everyday. Trust me, it pays out really well.

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I refuse to pay for cable.  Can I do this with an antenna? 

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yes!

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 How does it work with recorded shows? I’ve just downloaded the app and it is all Greek to me, but I didn’t see a way to use recorded shows. That’s about the only way I watch TV, so would like to know how this part works. Thanks!

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Does this work with shows I watch on my DVR, or does it have to be live TV?

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yes it works with previously recorded shows!

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I can’t wait until it includes the android market.

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I emailed them and asked.  they said they should be on Droid in about 3 months :)

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my classmate’s mom brought in $17746 the prior month. she gets paid on the laptop and moved in a $583700 home. All she did was get lucky and use the steps laid out on that web page top of this comment

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Is it only for use on phones? I don’t use cell phones, but it sounds like a nice program.

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I LOVE VIGGLE!!! IVE REDEEMED MY POINTS FOR $35 TO AMAZON AND $10 TO JCPENNEYS! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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