15 iPhone Apps That Actually Pay You For Using Them

Wouldn’t it be great if you could use your iPhone to make a bit of cash whenever you have some extra time on your hands? That is the whole idea behind these 15 fun iPhone apps that you can download for free and sign up for at no cost.

There are money making apps to suit every kind of preference. There are apps that pay you to download and test out the latest gaming, fitness, and shopping apps. Some app programs reward you for shopping both online and in stores. You can get paid for taking long surveys and you can earn points for taking short polls. There are earning apps for people who want to exercise and eat healthier. There is a mystery shopper app and there is an app that allows you to search for books to sell to online buyback bookstores. If you want to get out of the house and do things, there are gig apps. These apps show you quick and easy gigs in your area that will pay you anywhere from $3 on up to do small tasks.

Some of these apps pay you in cash and with other apps you earn points. The points can be redeemed for PayPal cash, airline mile points, and gift cards for a wide variety of online and offline stores. You won’t become a millionaire with any of these apps, but you will earn a bit of extra cash for a little something special for yourself.

15 Perk


Watch some videos, take a few quizzes, play games, and do some shopping with the Perk app on your iPhone. Completed tasks and games played will earn you points. After you’ve earned a tidy some of points, there are several things you can do with them on Perk. You can use points to enter into sweepstakes for cash and prizes. You can also trade in your points for great gift cards. Joining and getting the Perk app is free and, even if you don’t use the app for shopping, it is a fun way to kill some time while earning points to cash in.

14 Surveys on the Go


If you are just sitting in the car, living the moment as a passenger, why no take a few quick surveys on your iPhone and get paid for it? Surveys on the Go is an easy to use time killer that lets you give your opinion on a variety of subjects and make a little cash on the side. It is great for those long commutes, you can start earning cash as soon as you download the app and set up your free account. As soon as you hit $10, you can have the money sent directly to your PayPal account.

13 Iconzoomer


Do you like to take pictures with your iPhone? Would you do it if you would get paid for it? This app will give you credit for taking photos of items they request. Photo requests are sent to your Iconzoomer app and you follow the instructions for the snapshot. Take a photo of your lunch, the inside of your refrigerator, or whatever else that is requested and you will earn points. The points can be donated to charities, turned in for gift cards, or traded in for cash. The app and signup is free. You will need a PayPal account.

12 FeaturePoints


If you like to be the first one to try out new things, FeaturePoints may be for you. Try out the latest free apps and get paid for it. FeaturePoints pays users to download and try out selected free apps on their iPhone or iPad. Get your friends to sign up and earn more points through them. If you have a large social media fan base, such as on Twitter, you can share their link on your page and earn even more points when your followers also start downloading free apps. You will need a PayPal account to get paid.

11 Ibotta


If you like to shop, you will want to check out the Ibotta app. After you have installed the free app, you can shop online through the app to receive online rebates. You can shop at such choice places Amazon, Puritan, Nike, and Microsoft Store. You can also unlock rebates and get cash added to your account if you make in store purchases at more than 100 different retailers, including 7-Eleven, Target, BJ’s, and Walmart. After shopping, you need to take a snapshot of your receipt and scan in the receipt’s barcode. Within 48 hours, money will be added to your account.

10 Receipt Hog


Receipt Hog is another iPhone app that rewards you for shopping. After shopping at any grocery store, drug store, or dollar store, you take a snapshot of your receipt and submit it to Receipt Hog. Your receipt is then processed by the folks behind the app and you earn coin rewards for your purchases. For other retail stores, such as clothing and office supply stores, you will earn spin rewards which allow you to “spin” for the chance to earn money. You can also play slot games and take surveys to earn more coin rewards. Your coins can be traded in for Amazon gift cards or you can have the money deposited into your PayPal account.

9 BookScouter


For book lovers everywhere, there is a way to put your iPhone and your love of books to work. BookScouter has a free app that lets you search book buyback sites for the books you already have. Find out if any of the sites are buying back your books and find the best offers. When you find an offer, you can ship your book in for free and get paid for it. Used book hunters will use this app while they are searching through piles of books for sale at flea markets and yard sales. When they find books that are being bought back at a great price, they purchase them for pennies on the dollar and sell them to the vendors. It’s a nice way to search through used books for yourself and make some extra cash on the side to feed your book addiction.

8 Gym Pact


Gym Pact is just one more reason you can give yourself to work out, eat more veggies, and keep a food log. This free app has you put your money where your mouth is by having you commit yourself to a week of exercise or better eating. If you succeed and reach your goal, you will earn money from those who did not succeed in their weekly goals. If you fail, though, you will have to pay others who have succeeded. The app will help you keep track of your daily exercise, steps, and bike rides as well as let you log in the foods you eat. GPS and snapshots help keep you honest as you work your way to better health and a bit of extra cash.

7 Gigwalk


Got an hour or two to kill? You can make some money during your free time or your days off with Gigwalk. People and businesses use Gigwalk to post small jobs they need done. These jobs can range from picking something up at the grocery store to being a mystery shopper. The pay is a few bucks here and there, but it’s enough to buy you a quick lunch or you can save up for something special. To become a Gigwalker, you need to sign up and download the app. Gigs will show up in your area and you can choose the work you have time to do.

6 Field Agent


Field Agent is very similar to Gigwalk. If you have a few hours of nothing to do or a day off from work, you can make some extra cash by accepting short gigs in your local area. These gigs pay anywhere from $3 to $12. Some gigs are as simple as taking a survey while others will require you to leave your home and visit a retailer. Field Agent is used by thousands of small businesses as well as larger Fortune 500 companies, such as Coca Cola and Walgreens. Sign up is easy. After you have downloaded the app, you will need to complete your profile to find jobs in your area. The money you make using this app can be transferred to your PayPal account.

5 EasyShift


Easy Shift is another quick gig app. The next time you are out and about, check out the local gigs on this app. The gigs are all very simple and can range from checking promotional displays at stores, taking snapshots of products, to checking prices of products on the shelves. The pay is usually a few dollars and you can reserve gigs, called shifts, that need to be completed within a certain timeframe. Completed and approved gigs are paid within 48 hours and you can transfer your balance to your PayPal account. Sign up is simple and the app is free to download.

4 NPolls


If filling out long surveys isn’t your thing, check out NPolls. The NPolls app is a free app that allows users to answer quick, entertaining polls. Each poll is from 5 to 15 questions each and you will earn a few cents for each completed poll that shows a dollar sign. Polls that don’t have the dollar sign will put you in a drawing for a cash prize. The topics range from sports and politics to social issues and products. After you have earned a minimum of $10 in your NPolls account, your money will be forwarded to your PayPal account.

3 CheckPoints


You can earn points watching online videos, completing offers, doing online searches, shopping, and taking quizzes with CheckPoints iPhone app. Whenever you shop in-store at one of the selected CheckPoints stores, you earn points. You can also earn points for scanning in different products at the store which is easy to do as you walk through the aisles. You choose how you spend your points by picking out gift cards for your favorite places, such as Walmart, Target, and Amazon. You can also earn airline miles and hotel stays, making this a great earning app for people who love to travel.

2 TokenWall


There is no such things as having too many apps, and TokenWall can help you fulfill the need to test out just about every type of app there is. Begin by enrolling your iPhone in the program. After you are set up, you can start earning points by downloading and testing out apps and channels. The apps include gaming, fitness, real estate, and ebook readers. After racking up 300 or more points, you will be able to trade the points in for gift cards. Gift cards include Amazon, Hulu, Walmart, iTunes, and more. You can even use your points to make a donation to Habitat for Humanity or simply cash them out into your PayPal account.

1 Mobee


Retail stores, large and small, need to conduct performance reviews to find any problem areas in their stores. This includes customer service, the store’s appearance, and product displays. This is where you come in. When you sign up with Mobee you become a mystery shopper. Mobee posts jobs and you pick and choose which stores to visit in your area. While you are in the store, you will fill out a short, five to ten question survey about the store, displays, and customer service. When you are finished, your report will be reviewed within 24 hours and, if approved, you will earn points. You can redeem your points for cash paid to your PayPal account or for gift cards.

Sources: hongkiat.com, mashable.com, cnet.com

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