Earn PayPal Cash With These 12 Websites & Apps


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You have probably heard that you can earn gift cards through websites and apps, but perhaps you don’t shop at the places the gift cards are offered for. Don’t let that stop you from earning money doing things you already do in your daily life through these types of websites and apps because many programs offer PayPal cash out options so that you can then take your earnings and spend them on whatever you want wherever you want.

Earn PayPal deposits using these websites and apps. Real cash you can spend on what you want.


These programs will pay you to use them while you shop for groceries, eat at restaurants, search the web, answer surveys and more. You won’t earn a significant amount at each app or website, but a little earned through this app plus a little earned through that website can add up over time to a nice stash of cash.

Earn PayPal Cash With These 12 Websites & Apps

Apps that will give you cash for grocery shopping & more


You can use the Ibotta app to earn cash back on both in-store and online purchases from everything from milk to movie tickets to daily deal offers.

Go here to sign up for Ibotta

(Here is a tutorial I wrote on how to use Ibotta, some information is outdated but the app still works the same)


My two favorite things about MobiSave is that you can use it wherever you shop and you get paid within a day of entering your purchases regardless of how much you earned. So if you claim just a $0.50 offer you will get your money for it, you don’t have to wait until it equals a high sum to ask for a cash out.

Go here to sign up for MobiSave. Enter my referral code OGHHUVPZ into the promo code area.

(Here is a tutorial I wrote on how to use MobiSave)


If someone in your household is gluten intolerant or if you eat a real foods diet, then you are going to want to sign up for BerryCart–an app that offers cash backs on gluten-free foods as well as organics and real foods.

Go here to sign up for BerryCart

(Here is a tutorial I wrote on how to use BerryCart)

Receipt Hog

No need to claim rebates with Receipt Hog, just scan your receipt into the app to earn either coins or spins which will soon add up to a cash out. This app works at grocery stores, clothing stores, department stores and even some chain fast food restaurants.

Go here to sign up for Receipt Hog

(Here is a tutorial I wrote on how to use Receipt Hog)

Websites that will give you cash for shopping at your favorite stores


Most cash back sites have a minimum payout threshold–TopCashBack does not. The moment your cash back is in your account you can claim your cash out no matter how small it is. TopCashBack offers cash backs at a variety of different stores online.

Go here to sign up for TopCashBack


The selection of stores that you can earn cash backs through at Ebates is amazing and they often offer higher than normal cash back value days.

Go here to sign up for Ebates

Websites that will give you cash for filling out surveys


What I love about MintVine is that they tell you exactly how long a survey should take before you get into it and I’ve found that that time is fairly accurate. I also like that their pre-screening process is fairly short and often you get something for your time even if you didn’t make it into the survey. Plus their cash out threshold is just $10 so you don’t have to wait forever to get paid.

Go here to sign up for MintVine

(here is a tutorial I wrote on how to use MintVine)

Paid Viewpoint

No pre-screening, paid for every survey, $15 cash out threshold–those are the things I like about PaidViewpoint.

Go here to sign up for Paid Viewpoint

(Here is a tutorial I wrote on how to use Paid Viewpoint)

Websites that will give you cash to search the web, shop, answer surveys, watch videos & more


Swagbucks is like an all-inclusive road stop…except for people who want to earn gift cards (or PayPal cash) instead of truck drivers in need of gas and food. There are over 20 ways to earn points. My favorite ones are the ones where you can earn points for things you already do online, like using their toolbar for entering web searches, I earn several points each and every day for just that action.

Go here to sign up for Swagbucks

(Here is a tutorial I wrote for those that are unfamiliar with Swagbucks, it is a bit outdated but most of the information still applies)


PrizeRebel offers nine different ways to earn points with the major way being surveys. PayPal deposits begin at just $5 .

Go here to sign up for PrizeRebel

(Here is a tutorial I wrote on how to use PrizeRebel)


I prefer to cash out my InstaGC points for other types of gift cards and not PayPal simply because they charge a 20 point fee for a cash out, but if you don’t cash out often and you are saving up cash for something the InstaGC PayPal payout is a great option to help you reach your goal faster.

Go here to sign up for InstaGC

(Here is a tutorial I wrote on how to use InstaGC)


MyPoints was the first point rewards program I ever sign up for. That was well over 10 years ago now and I am still an active member. My favorite ways to earn points with MyPoints is through their click through emails. When they send you an email it will often say “5 points for going to…” and when you do you earn 5 points. It is quick and simple and those points add up over time.

Go here to sign up for MyPoints

(Here is a tutorial I wrote on how to use MyPoints)

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4 Flexible Ways To Earn Money As A Stay At Home Mom


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Being a stay at home mom is a tough job. It isn’t without its sacrifices and one major one for most families is the sacrifice of income.

Many families look for ways for moms to work at home to reduce some of the financial pressure.

My family has done just that. In the 21 years I have been a stay at home mom I have worked various jobs out of our home to help our family’s finances.  One thing that has remained consistent about my income sources as a stay at home mom though is that they have all been extremely flexible so that I could truly put family above job.

4 Flexible Ways to Earn Money as a Stay at Home Mom.

4 Flexible Ways to Earn Money as a Stay at Home Mom

I personally have experience with 3 of the 4 ideas below. While my children were babies and toddlers I earned $50 a month with idea number one. When my children were preschoolers I earned enough to pay for swimming and soccer for my children with idea number two. When my children became teenagers I started my blog (idea #4) and after many years of working at it whenever I can I now earn a full-time income.

You can see that as my stage of motherhood changed so did my choice of income generation. The main reason for this is the time I have available to devote to paid work has grown as my children have grown. In each stage I picked the side job that suited the time windows I had for working best.

18+ Point Programs That can Help you Earn $50 a Month or More in Gift Cards!I am constantly testing out companies and sharing the best ones with you!

1. Survey Companies, Cash back Apps and Point Reward Companies

You won’t get rich filling out surveys, watching videos for points, or taking time to load receipts into cash back apps, but you can earn enough each month to be able to afford a much needed date night, or money to fuel your favorite hobby.

The best thing about taking the time to mess with these companies is that the work is so flexible. About to wash the dishes? prop your smartphone up on the window sill in front of the sink and get those videos running to earn points as you clean up. Watching TV? Answer survey questions in the commercials. Going shopping? Upload your receipts to apps that will give you points in return when you are done.

As I said above, when I did this I earned an average of $50 a month, but with all the new programs out there since I was a new mom I think it is possible to earn $100 a month with a bit of strategy.

Articles to help you pick the best programs and earn the most gift cards possible:

Top 3 picks in point reward programs:

10 Tips for Successfully Selling on eBay.eBay is one I made money reselling when my kids were little

2. Reselling First Your Own Stuff & Then Others

Do you love yard sale shopping? Thrift store shopping? If you do, reselling your finds might just become a great side income for your family.

Start first with what you have and no longer need. This will give you a feel for what things are really worth and where your talent lies. Some people are great at selling toys while others do better selling clothing.

Reinvest the money you make selling your own stuff into buying things up at yard sales or thrift store specifically to resell.

How much you make is really dependent on what you can find to resell as well as how much time you can devote to reselling items.

Visit my reselling page for tips to help get you started.

4 Flexible Ways to Earn Money as a Stay at Home Mom.

3. Crafts

If you have a creative streak, there are people out there that might just pay for your creations. Before you begin do a bit of research into the market for your item as well as where to best sell it. Start with just a small amount of inventory to test the waters and then build up.

How to Run a Profitable Blog That Doesn't Take Over Your LifeTips for  balancing blogging and family life

4. Blogging

Regardless of what you might have read around the internet, blogging is not an instant income earner. Sure there are some who go from pennies an hour to full time income in just 12 months, but they are the exception. However, if you can devote 15 to 20 hours a week to building a blog, over time you can go from pennies an hour to part-time income to full-time income.

I know because I have done it. Now, “full-time” income is of course a pretty general term. Your idea of what that is might differ than mine. For me it means earning at least the same as a minimum wage earner in my State earns for a 40 hour work week.

What I love about blogging is that I earn that full time income in less than 40 hours a week and I can work around my son’s soccer games, my daughter’s various activities, and if my husband should get a surprise day off I can take the day off too. That makes blogging 100% worth the hours and hours I poured into it for pennies an hour when I started.

Want to Start Your Own Blogging Journey?

It is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4!

  1. Pick a domain name (blog name) and register it: I personally use Go Daddy.  This is so simple and inexpensive to do. Go Daddy often runs sales where you can register your domain name (blog name) for as little as .99 cents.
  2. Pick a Web Host: I started out with BlueHost. It costs as little as $5.95 a month.
  3. Get started on WordPress.org: I started with a free WordPress template and saved up money until I could afford Genesis with the Prose child theme.
  4. Start blogging: I simply jumped right in  (Yep, that is my first post. It makes me cringe, but I did it). I learned as I went and I don’t regret it.

(and if you want to earn money from your blog check out this post)

These 4 ideas are just that–ideas. They are meant to inspire you to start thinking about what might work for your current motherhood season, your family and your talents and passions. Take some time to brainstorm what might work for you and then dive in and start working at it. You won’t know what will work until you try.

More great work at home ideas:



The BIG Decluttering Question: Resell it or Toss it? A How To Decide Guide


You have finally done it–you have decluttered either a room or the whole house, but now you are staring at the pile of things that didn’t make the “I love it and use it and therefore I am keeping it” pile.

Your family could always do with a bit of extra cash and the items in the pile sure could create some if you resell it–but should you?

How to decide whether you are better off tossing an item--or if it is worth the time and effort to sell it.


How To Decide Whether To Resell it or Toss it?

Be 100% percent honest with yourself when pondering each of the points below–if you are you will be happy with the outcome whether you tossed the clutter or decided to resell it.

When to toss

Toss it if  you simply do not have the time to take on the task of re-selling your items.

Toss it if  you can’t come up with a small financial goal you can reach with the sale of the items.

Toss it if  you are the type who steals from the throw out pile if it sits in your home too long.

Toss it if  you have no place to store the items until they are resold that isn’t a part of your main living space.

Toss it if  you have a history of saying, “I am going to resell these,” and then never do.

Toss it if  the amount of money you would earn from selling an item divided by the amount of hours it takes you to list it and sell it is less than your target per hour rate of return.

(For example, I set mine at $10 per hour. Any less and I just don’t feel it is worth the effort since it takes me at least an hour to clean, list and then deal with buyers. If I can’t sell the item for $10 or more it goes straight into the giveaway box)

Toss it if  the items are causing you emotional or relational stress.

Where to toss it

Obviously the type of items I am referring to in this article have plenty of value left in them–otherwise you would not be considering reselling them.

That said, your choices of places to toss your items are:

Give them to friends

Giving items to friends can be an opportunity to pass on a blessing or a chance to pass on a curse. Make sure you are doing the former and not the latter. You don’t want to get rid of your clutter by making it your friends’ clutter.

(Marie Kundo in her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing talks about this problem extensively. Although I found some things in the book quirky, I do recommend reading it if you struggle with clutter)

Ask yourself –-Has my friend asked for an item like this in the past? Have I seen her/him using an item like this? Have I seen her/him admiring this? If the answer to these questions is no, give the item to charity instead.

Donate them to a thrift store

There are so many thrift stores to donate to. My favorite ones are local thrift stores that support local needs in my area. Of course there are other things to consider, such as ease of drop off.

If you are the type of person who has been known to take things out of donation boxes before you get them to the drop off center, then perhaps the best choice for you is the closest drop off center.

If you are the type of person who puts the items near the front door to donate but they never seem to make it to the drop off center, then the best thrift store choice for you is one that does pick up.

Get creative

There are many more ways of donating items beyond friends and thrift stores.

When my sister was a college student she observed a homeless person digging through a dumpster near her home. She decided to put a bag of clothes she no longer needed on top of that dumpster that next week. Sure enough, she saw the homeless lady the following week wearing some of the clothes she had left for her.

I get numerous free, and almost free,  paperbacks through Tyndale Rewards and Paperback swap. It gives my thrifty bookworm heart a thrill to leave these books in Little Library boxes whenever I see them. I keep a bag in the back of my SUV at all times and place books in it as I read them so I am ready whenever I see a Little Library with room for donations.

When to resell

Resell it if  you can find either a day in the next month to have a yard sale or a three to four hour block of time each week you can devote to selling the items through other avenues until they are all gone.

Resell it if  you can come up with a financial goal that you know you could reach with the sale of the items.

Resell it if  you are not at all inclined to take things out of the sale pile and keep them.

Resell it if  you can find a place to store the items until they are sold that isn’t in your main living areas.

Resell it if  you are truly willing to put in the effort to clean up the item, research what it is worth, list it, and go through all the steps of getting it sold.

Resell it if  the hourly wage you will get from the sale of item is worth it to you.

Resell it if  having it in your home while you sell it isn’t bothering you or someone else in any way.

Places To Resell It