1. Get Paribus to help you get cash back when your Amazon Prime shipments are late. For free!

In the past, you had to babysit all your Prime packages to be sure they arrive on time and then do the legwork to contact Amazon and negotiate compensation. Paribus will watch your Prime shipments and then alert you when a delivery is late so you can get compensated.

While there are no guarantees you’ll get any compensation from Amazon through Paribus, they can help you receive reimbursement when possible.

Paribus compensates us when you sign up for Paribus using the links we provided.


2. Cash in on Ibotta rebates to earn money back on items you’re already buying.

With a rebate app, you’ll save after your purchase instead of before your purchase like you would with a coupon.

And with Ibotta (iOS) (Android), you’ll earn between $0.25-$2 per item. It adds up! After you “unlock” the items you bought, you’ll scan your receipt and product bar codes to verify your purchase. The cash-out minimum is $20 through your PayPal or Venmo account.

Want to learn more about Ibotta? Find out everything you need to know about my second favorite app.


3. Become a Gigwalker and get paid to show up and do small tasks for merchandisers.

Get paid for completing small “gigs” in your area with Gigwalk. Download the app and you’ll see a list of jobs you can apply for. If your application is accepted, you’ll have a certain timeframe to complete the task.

Examples of past gigs: going into a particular Hallmark store to make sure all the cards are in correct categories, or going into a Walmart to make sure a new Red Bull product display is organized with the correct call-outs.

Once you complete your mission, you’ll cash out through PayPal.

Find out more about how to earn money running errands with Gigwalk.

Download Gigwalk (iOS) (Android).


4. Use Checkout51 and get up to five rebates per grocery item you buy.

Similar to Ibotta, Checkout 51 is a rebate app. There are a few rebate apps with different perks and downsides, so I made a comprehensive (but simple!) guide to rebate apps to show you how to make the most of them. Checkout 51 is particularly awesome because you can use one rebate up to five times. Hello, stockpile!

Look for items that show up on both Ibotta and Checkout 51 to get the most bang for your buck. For even more savings, be sure to check the KCL app for deals on items you’re already buying. Sometimes you just have to print a few coupons, and when you stack those with your rebate apps, you’ll pay next to nothing for your items.

Select the items you bought in the Checkout 51 app, upload your receipt, and within an hour your purchases should be verified. Once you meet the $20 minimum, you can cash out and you’ll get a check in the mail.

Need more convincing? Here are 11 reasons why you should be using Checkout 51.



5. Take photos of storefronts for Easy Shift and Earn $2-$5.

The Easy Shift app is similar to Gigwalk, but maybe even better. Some tasks are simpler, and you can do tasks at places you’re already going. You’ll get paid for taking a photo outside a storefront, checking end-cap displays for a certain product, and checking a store price.

Most tasks pay in the $2-$5 range. Best part? No minimum to cash out! You can cash out through PayPal within 48 hours.

Download Easy Shift (iOS) (Android).


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6. Earn up to a 35% commission with CoSign when you tag your outfit + beauty products on social media.

If you’re a fashionista and you get a thrill from sharing your outfits and lipstick choices with your friends on social media, you should definitely be using CoSign. With CoSign you can earn money by tagging your purchases, outfits you’re wearing in photos, etc., and if anyone purchases an item through your tag, you’ll get up to 35% in commission!

Plus, anyone can use CoSign–you don’t need a large following on social media to participate, but it obviously helps. CoSign works with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr. Cash-out minimum is $40 via PayPal, check, or gift card to a particular retailer.

Download CoSign for iOS (currently unavailable for Android).


7. Get paid to walk into stores and scan products with Shopkick.

If you don’t mind getting paid just to visit stores, or you’re up for adding an extra paid task or two when you’re out shopping, you’ll love Shopkick (iOS) (Android). Earn points or “kicks” when you walk into stores and scan product bar codes, link your Visa or Mastercard, or when you submit your receipts.

250 kicks equals $1 in gift cards to places like Walmart, Target, Starbucks, T.J.Maxx, Old Navy, Best Buy, iTunes, and more.



8. Submit your receipts to Receipt Hog and earn Amazon gift cards or cash.

The simplest way possible to earn money from your receipts is by using Receipt Hog. Just take a picture of your receipt and upload it to the app, and you’ll earn coins. Trade your coins in for Amazon gift cards or PayPal cash.

You’ll get more ways to earn when you play “Hog Slots,” take paid surveys, or even win free shopping trips!

Download Receipt Hog (iOS) (Android).


9. Earn $3-$8 when you snap pictures of product displays with Field Agent.

Field Agent pays you to do simple tasks for companies. Once you create an account, you’ll be able to see jobs in your area you can apply for. You have to complete the job within two hours, so make sure you’re close to your destination.

Examples of common jobs: Take a photo of a product display, or one of what a building looks like, or go inside and find out whether a product is actually sold out or not.

Jobs typically pay $3-$8, but there’s no limit to how much you can earn, as long as there are jobs available in your area.

Download Field Agent (iOS) (Android).


10. Win $5,000 if you have the most “wins” in a month with ESPN’s Streak for the Cash.

If you like to bet on games, but you hate losing money, check out ESPN’s Streak for the Cash app (iOS) (Android). Once you download the app, you can bet on games playing that day.

There are “straight up” matchups, meaning out of the two teams, you can bet on who you think will win. There are also “prop” matches where you focus your betting on one element of a game. For example, in Major League Baseball, you can bet on which pitcher out of two teams will have the most strikeouts.

Every time you win, you’ll keep your streak going. If you lose, you’re back to square one. Get the thrill of betting without the risk.

Plus, there’s a monthly grand prize of $25,000 to the person with the longest winning streak. And whoever has the most “wins” (not in a streak) in a month wins $5,000.


11. Get 20% cash back with Seashells on things you’re already buying.

Seashells is an website where you can get up to 15% cash back on over 150 popular retailers.

We’re talking Amazon, Nike, Macy’s, Walmart and more! Skip the retailer’s site and shop directly through Seashells (in-store and online).

All you have to do is buy a gift card on Seashells for the amount you want to spend, use it to pay either online or in-store, and instantly earn cash back.


Honesty is the best policy (except maybe store return policies with no receipt required, amirite?) so we want you to know that companies like Paribus compensates us when you sign-up using the links we provided above.


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