Unless you've been living under a rock, you are aware that there are tons of cash back apps and savings programs out there. Using the right app for you can be extremely beneficial, but the market is flooded with similar programs and it can be hard to know which one is going to offer the best value. No one really has the time to thoroughly research and review the plethora of apps on the market to find the best value. Below, is a list of some of the top apps. We will review each of them to help you determine which are a fit for you and your shopping interested
1 - Slidejoy
The SlideJoy app is only available in the Google Play Store, and is only for android phones. Once the app is downloaded, an individual can earn money every time they unlock their android phone. This app does include commercials however; no money is earned by clicking on them. It is estimated that a person can earn $5 to $15 per month using their phone as they normally do.
2 - Ibotta
Ibotta pays out real money for doing everyday shopping. After downloading the Ibotta app, shoppers can find offers for products they need. After making a purchase, offers are redeemed by uploading the receipt for proof of purchase. After Ibotta verifies the purchase, cash will be deposited into the shoppers account. Once the account reaches $20, it can be paid out via PayPal, Venmo, or a gift card. Payout can take up to 48 hours
3 - Shoptracker
The Shoptracker rewards program pays an individual to track their Amazon purchases. By collecting shopping data, they hope to better understand the internet marketplace. After downloading the Shoptracker app, the shopper must then sync it with their Amazon account. For doing this, they will automatically receive a $3 Visa gift card as a welcome gift. For every month a participant shares their monthly Amazon purchase history, they earn an additional $3. An easy way to earn $36 dollars for a full year of participation.
4 - Shopkick
The Shopkick app allows shoppers to earn money towards real money and gift cards while they browse or window shop. They can earn points by purchasing selected items, but that's not the only way to earn points. Points are earned by walking into participating stores, scanning items that are being advertised on the app, linking a card to the app, visiting online stores, watching videos in the app, or referring a friend. This app would be great for someone who likes to window shop and receive online deals.
5 - Swagbucks
Swagbucks allows its participants to earn cash or gift cards while doing normal everyday online activities using the Swagbucks (SB) portal. These activities include playing games, watching videos, shopping, answering surveys and more. Most people spend the majority of their day surfing the internet with their phones, so using Swagbucks wouldn't require any extra efforts. Usually, 100SB equals $1, but there are occasionally sales or other promotions that give you discounts on certain gift cards. In terms of value, Swagbucks is the best app for rewards.
6 - Ebates
The Ebates app is the best app for straight cash back. It acts like a credit card that rewards its users for purchases, except they can earn up to 40% instead of only 1-2%. To use Ebates, the shopper must add one of their credit cards to their Ebates account. Then, using the Ebates app, find an offer and link it to their credit card. When shopping, they use their linked credit card and the cash back earned will automatically be added into their Ebates account.
7 - Gigwalk
Gigwalk is a tool used by business to determine how they are doing by enlisting the services of a large group of people via the internet. Gigwalk pays users to walk around checking visibility, product pricing and placement, and ensuring marketing events are done properly and on time. Work is normally documented through geo-tagged photos. Workers are paid through PayPal.