These Apps Will Pay You To Do (Almost) Nothing

I don’t know about you, but my hibernation mode is already kicking in.

With less sunlight and colder weather, just laying on the couch under a blanket with my phone sounds like my kind of all-day activity.

It’s not that I don’t want to do productive things. I just want to do so in the least-amount-of-work kind of way.

Makes sense?

*drumroll, please

If you want to be a couch potato too, we’ve rounded up some easy ways to get paid doing basically nothing. Enjoy!

School Competitors in Solitaire and Ca$h In

Solitaire Cube is like regular Solitaire, except you get to play for real cash!

Is there a catch? Yes but not really. I tried playing for free when I first started but I realized it would take me forever to get the tickets I need to play for real cash. I gave up and deposited $25 last week and I’ve already won $120.

The game matches you with players of the same skill level, so you have a solid chance of winning. If you’re a good Solitaire player, you could win some serious cash, like Katie Nguyen who took home $380,984 last year as one of the Top 10 Solitaire Cube players!

So if you think you can handle playing some Solitaire to win some legit cash, definitely download this game for free.


Just Leave This App On To Get Paid Almost Forever

Yep, you read that right.

Panel App is a loyalty incentive app that will give you points just by leaving the app running in the background.

Because it gives you points on location, go ahead and enable location services. Then just turn the app on before you go about your day and head to school, work, gym wherever.
After testing it we think it’s a great app that rewards you for doing almost nothing. If you’re still skeptical, know this:

  • You don’t have to complete offers
  • You don’t have to watch ads
  • You don’t have to buy anything
  • You don’t have to do anything but leave the app running

We snagged a $5 Amazon gift card via email after a few weeks of just leaving the app on and forgetting about it. You can also choose VISA gift cards, MasterCard gift cards or sweepstakes entries.

Overall, a solid choice for earning a bit of spending money for literally just leaving the app running on your phone!


Hang Up the Phone – Let This App Haggle Bills Down For You

Go ahead and hang up the phone. Escape the hours of on hold music.

If you hate dealing with service provider representatives, then let Trim handle it all for you. It’s the free financial assistant everyone needs.

Just upload a current bill from your cable, internet, or phone provider after connecting a bank and Trim will get to work calling on your behalf to negotiate them down (and will keep doing it regularly).

If successful, they keep 33% of the yearly savings and you keep the rest. On average, they can negotiate down bills up to 30%!

It works. I submitted my Spectrum bill after learning about Trim, and I immediately saved $5 off the monthly since I already had a decent promo price. They’ll continue to keep an eye on it though to prevent Spectrum from increasing prices on me without my knowledge.

Here’s what others are saying:

Lauren Miller@lauren_miller95


Is anyone else using @ask_trim and LOVING it? I just saved $30 a month on my cell phone bill. Let’s see what else it can do 88:42 AM – Oct 23, 2018Twitter Ads info and privacySee Lauren Miller’s other Tweets

James Contois@madnoodlzReplying to @ask_trim

I used this .. it took almost a week. We saved $252 on our cable bill for the year29:19 AM – Oct 8, 2018Twitter Ads info and privacySee James Contois’s other Tweets

Eric Rosenberg@EricProfits

Just saved $240 on my internet bill (less 25%) thanks to @ask_trim. Always excited to save money!

Wife called for a discount and it didn’t pan out. Trim did some magic we couldn’t on our own. Saved us a net $180 with very little work.88:23 AM – Aug 22, 2018Twitter Ads info and privacySee Eric Rosenberg’s other Tweets

They’ll even find and cancel unwanted subscriptions if you want:

Adam Metz@theMetz

@ask_trim you guys rock. I just found a $34.78 monthly subscription I had no idea I had. Cancelled it, and thank you.31:33 PM – Oct 14, 2018Twitter Ads info and privacySee Adam Metz’s other Tweets

Don’t let your monthly bills get out of hand. Save your time and your money with Trim’s free services. If there are no savings, there’s no charge. Upload a bill and see how much you could save!


Get Cash Back on Your Groceries

You have to buy groceries anyway, so scanning the receipts for them is practically doing nothing!

Ibotta is a super easy-to-use cash back app with 100+ retailers, both in-store and online. Anywhere you do shopping, most likely you’ll find a cash back opportunity!

So before you head to the store, check the app for items already on your shopping list. Bananas? Hit that + sign in the app. Orange juice? Tap that + sign again.

Go shop.

At home, take a photo of your receipt and scan the barcodes of items.

Now you got yourself some cash back!

Here are just some cash-back opportunities we’ve seen:

  • 50 cents back for any item
  • $1 back on milk
  • 80 cents back on all Post cereal brands
  • 50 cents back Frito-Lay Chips
  • $1 back Newman’s Frozen Pizza
  • $3 back on a 6-pack of Shock Top beer
  • $2 back on Purex Liquid Laundry
  • $2 back on Colgate Total Mouthwash

Ibotta is 100% free to download and you’ll get a $10 sign-up bonus after uploading your first receipt. On average, Ibotta users save $20 a month on groceries even at Walmart and Target so start saving now:


Get Paid to Take Surveys Online

This will not be the fastest way to earn money, however, all you’re doing is clicking some buttons to get cash vs. doing nothing and not getting paid.

Ipsos I-Say is one of the largest market research firms in the world, you’ll get paid with Amazon, Starbucks, Target gift cards, Paypal or Visa gift cards after you earn enough points from survey taking. Be sure to confirm your email to get access to surveys!


Scan the Stuff You Buy & Get Paid

The exclusive National Consumer Panel program is opening up again for more participants! Eligibility will be based on your location.

When you become a panelist, just use the app to scan the barcodes of items you purchase and you’ll earn points for:

  • Visa Gift Cards
  • Tablets
  • Keurig Coffee Machines
  • Flat Screen TVs
  • and much more from their gift catalog!

The more you share your shopping habits (scan barcodes), the more rewards you can get. You can also enter items that do not have a barcode, like fruit and vegetables etc.

“It’s really easy. I think of it like a game, and I look forward to scanning my items each time. I’ve already gotten a $25 gift card after 2 months!” – Gabby F.

There are also monthly drawings where 20 members each win $250!

It’s a fun way to earn more on rewards on items you’ve already purchased.

Sign up to see if you’re eligible to be a National Consumer Panelist. If you don’t get accepted this time, don’t worry! They’re always expanding locations, so check back again.


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