Do The Hustle!

Websites or Apps that will make you rich SLOWLY!!!!

I am a full time working mom, sometimes barely making ends meet. I would love to get another job to help to get ahead but with my daughter in daycare 5 days a week at 9 hours a day already…I just can’t see spending more time away from her. Not to mention I’d have to pay someone else to care for her while working part time….negating all proceeds!!
So I am working on mastering the art of the hustle!! I used to hate that song, but now I feel like it plays no matter where I go!!
I have found that there are apps and websites that you can use to help either boost your savings or earn a little pocket change to fill out your budget a little better. So here are a few that I have found that have worked great for me. I have included my referral links and it would be great if you would use them. Most of them I get points, you get points, so it’s a win/win.

Swagbucks – If you really want to kill yourself with surveys, knock yourself out. I personally don’t have much time for them. I maximize this site with their mobile apps. For android users there are 4 SwagbucksTV, Entertainow, Sportly, For Iphone just the 1st two will work. DL them, run them on your phone, tablet, even some ipods. Find the shortest video and make it your favorite. I let them run on a loop while my phone is just sitting at work being a paperweight. It takes a few hours and best to do on Wifi…you max those out at 210SB daily…which is $2.10. Add the games for an extra 10SB and the daily crave, daily poll, and NOSO you’re raking in $2.25 daily. Shop through their portal to earn even more. Sometimes they work out better than Ebates! Add an extra $67.50 to your monthly budget this way. I recommend Paypal payouts, but $5 Amazon GC at 450SB are the best deal. You can only get 5 like GC in a given month.

Bing Rewards – by far my favorite quick earner. Look for the promotion in swagbucks. You search random, and I mean RANDOM stuff on your PC & phone. Score 25 points per day and you’re adding another $5-10 a month to your stash. Literally takes me 10 mins daily. I seem to average about 28 points per day. When you reach gold status, which takes about a month of searches every day, you need 475 points to earn $5 gift card. I personally get the swagbucks gift card to try to consolidate where I get my rewards. It also helps me snag that $25 Paypal gift card sooner.

PerkTV – ef2a818e this a great little app to help you earn gift cards as well. You literally let your phone scroll through app trailers or movie trailers. You can have up to 5 devices running this little gem. Snag a few cheapo phones that you purchase through or which will render you a free device. They only need Wifi to work off of. So Far I have made about $30 off of this one running up to 4 phones. You have the potential to make lots with this if you have them dedicated full time, I don’t so mine is lower. There are also surveys and other offers available to earn more points but I don’t really do those.

Viggle – stuck at work with a TV on all day?? Listen to the radio all the time?? Viggle is a App that requires a little more work then some of the others. You get more points by tapping the prompts for 5points. Use this one for Redbox gift codes. A 1 night rental is 4000 points. They do add up pretty fast if you put Pandora on in the cubicle. Redbox codes are the best deal for this app.

Receipt Hog – This app is an awesome way to capture money a little extra on all aspects of shopping. After you are done with your grocery shopping, snap a picture of your receipt. You are awarded coins based on the amount of your bill. Enter a receipt every week for 5 weeks and then each receipt entered earns you spins in the Hog Slots. This method certainly takes a long time so don’t think you’ll stack up lots with this app. I’ve been using it for a few months and still haven’t reached the $10 payout. Depending on what you purchase there might be additional surveys and polls to earn more coins and spins. This is another app that you want to be patient with. The more coins you save the better the payout. 1000 = $5 but 4500 = $30.

Ibotta – iqyrjq – This app is great to use in addition to your coupons for groceries. You have to take a poll, tweet, or learn a fact to unlock the amount of $$ available. I am up to $75 since June. There are multiple stores to choose from and some of the items can be used multiple times. Choose Paypal or Venmo for your payouts. Check to see if you have a bonus offer with Venmo for an additional $5 when you cash out with them. $5 minimum to cash out with either service…might as well catch a 100% gain for the same cash payout. Simple as scanning the item’s barcode and then the receipt. I have been lucky that most receipts were approved within hours, but sometimes can take a few days.

Checkout51 – this app updates with new offers on Thursdays. There are usually fresh fruits & veggies on this app. Often times the offers are similar to Ibotta or Shopmium and they can all be used in conjunction with each other. Scan the products purchased and then the receipt. They’ve been great about posting the rewards in a timely fashion.

Shomium – Similar to Checkout51 there are a list of items available that you “discover” to unlock them. Scan the product and a receipt and in a few days the amount is deposited into your Paypal account. A friend recommended this over Ibotta, but I have found that Ibotta has more things I shop for available . So this app may be one to season to taste.

Shopkick – This app has the potential to be great, but it fails me consistently. The premise is you open the app, walk into a store and bam! Get points. Scan products for extra points and it should add up quickly to earn gift cards. I have yet to have this app work like it should for me. I seems to never be able to find the signal and sometimes I am credited the points later in the day. I scanned the products it says to scan and then the app says the product is wrong even though I scanned the one it is talking about. I know others who have used this with great success. If you are at the mall or work at a mall, this is a good one to try as there are usually several stores that participate in the mall.

Mycokerewards – See those bottle caps everywhere? Don’t drink soda? No problem!! I don’t either, but my coworkers can’t get enough of the sugary madness that is soda. We happen to have a huge tub in our break room. Periodically throughout the day I head in there, sift through the bin and take the caps. Each cap is 3 pts each. This program is great during the year if you are a magazine reader as there are MANY subscriptions available. But if like me you don’t read very many, the 12 Days of Christmas Promo is where you really rack up with this program. I suggest you enter codes all year to save for this one. $25 gift cards are only 600 pts as opposed to 1000+. There are movie passes and later in the promo $50 gift cards. It’s a great way to add Christmas gifts for some people on your list.

Smarterbucks – Got a student loans?? Who doesn’t these days!! With the price of tuition rising constantly, helping loved ones pay for school can seem like an insurmountable task. With Smarterbucks, you search, shop, play games, take surveys much like you would on other similar sites. The reward here is to link either your own or a family member’s loan information to help pay down their student loans. They automatically pay out ever $10 you hit.

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