Your phone and your wallet are a lot more similar than you think.
We found 18 apps that will make you money. All of the apps can be downloaded for free, and each has a strong user base to ensure that you get the most bang for your buck.
From taking surveys to kicking back and watching TV, here are the apps that will put a little cash in your pocket.
Earn cash back with Ebates.
Ebates lets shoppers earn cash back from over 1,700 stores. When you shop at an online retailer, go through Ebates to see that company’s cash back percentage.
The app also allows you to use in-store coupons and gives price comparisons when you scan an item. Ebates has already given back $250 million to its users.
Accumulate digital dollars with Swagbucks.
Users can participate in up to nine different activities, including watching videos, surfing the web, and inputting swag codes, to earn Swagbucks — virtual money that can be redeemed in the form of gift cards, coupons, and sweepstakes entries.
Coupon clippers love Ibotta.
Before shopping, unlock the day’s rebates on Ibotta by answering a trivia question or posting on social media. Then head to the store and pick up the items for the day’s rebates.
After checking out, hit Ibotta’s “redeem” button and take a picture of your receipt to confirm your purchases. Once you have $10 or more in your account, you can cash out with PayPal or Venmo.