(Links in this post are affiliate links. I will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking those links. See my disclosure page for more information)
Is there no time left in your schedule for another job, but you would like a bit more money each month? Did you know that you can earn gift cards in little pockets of time throughout your day? Possibly from doing things that you already do without getting paid. You absolutely can! In fact, I have readers who have told me they receive close to $100 a month using these 15 websites and apps for earning gift cards.
15 Websites & Apps You Can Use To Earn Gift Cards
The secret to earning the most through these programs is to sign up for several and then figure out which ones work best for you. If I can figure out how to earn $5 or more a month in gift cards from a company without being on the computer or a smartphone all day, I keep an active account with them. $5 might not sound like much, but if you make $5 at several companies and perhaps $10 or more at others, those small streams add up to a nice stack of gift cards each month.
The Ibotta app gives you rebates when you complete various tasks for a product in the app and then take a picture of the receipt of purchase for the product you choose at the store you choose and upload it to the app. You can also earn cash back on online purchases by tapping on the store you want to shop at in the Ibotta app and then shopping through the app.
Shopkick is the app that pays you to browse. You don’t have to purchase anything to earn gift cards through the Shopkick app. You simply sign in when you enter select stores and earn kicks just for coming in the store. You can also get kicks for purchases or for scanning items in the store while you shop. They also have a section where you can earn points for shopping online.
My referral code for Shopkick is KICK040635–use it during sign-up and you get 250 kicks when you complete your first walk-in or scan within 7 days of signing up.
If you shop for organic, gluten-free or NON-GMO foods, then you are going to want to sign up for BerryCart. It works like a rebate program giving you money back for certain natural food purchases when you upload your receipt.
4. Fetch Rewards
Fetch Rewards is an app that offers points when you buy one or more products made by a brand on their list of over 150. Simply scan your receipt and then fetch your reward.
Enter my referral code RE9FU and receive 1500 points when you complete one receipt.
Cash Back Companies
5. Top CashBack
Top Cashback offers higher cash back rates than most rebate companies. There is no minimum payment threshold with Top Cashback. Plus you can get an extra 2.5% when you choose an Amazon gift card code for your form of payment. Their list contains over 3,200 online stores.
Programs With Multiple Ways To Earn: Some You Are Already Doing For Free!
Swagbucks pays you random points to search through their site. The best way to earn Swagbucks is to download their toolbar or make the site your home page so that you remember to enter all your searches through them.
$5 gift cards start at 450 points for an Amazon card and you can easily earn at least one a month by doing nothing but entering all your searches through their site. Earn a few more by doing just a few additional point earning activities that will cost you just minutes a day.
New to Swagbucks? Check out my post 10 Simple Ways To Earn Gift Cards With Swagbucks.
Get points by shopping online through Mypoints. You don’t have to shop though; you can also earn points by clicking the emails they send you, answering survey’s, printing coupons, downloading their search bar and much more.
How much you earn depends on how many things you do. $10 gift cards to various restaurants and stores start at 1600 points.
Here is the tutorial I wrote on the 7 different ways to earn with MyPoints.
The insta in instaGC stands for instant gift card redemptions–gotta love that. That is right, no waiting for your gift card. I also like that you can cash out at just 100 points for a $1 Amazon gift card code and reaching 100 points isn’t that hard.
Here is my tutorial on instaGC: My Favorite Ways To Earn With InstaGC.
iRazoo offers a few simple ways to earn such as watching videos or searching the web through their search bar. They also have a large survey selection and a section where you can earn points for playing games. If you don’t like lengthy surveys I suggest sticking to playing their videos in the background as you do other things. Doing this regularly should lead to you earning a $5 gift card each month. Not much, but it certainly is a simple way to earn a gift card.
Get 500 points at sign up when you use my referral code, EAZKPH . That is a pretty nice sign-up bonus! (works out to $1.25 with current 3000 points for a $5 gift card value)
10. Branded Surveys
Branded Surveys offers several other ways to earn points besides surveys, but surveys are where the biggest point payoffs are. Each day you can earn 5 points simply by taking a few seconds to participate in their daily poll. Cashouts begin at $10, and there are a variety of different gift card options. You can also request a deposit into your PayPal account.
In Branded Surveys survey area, you will find a box beside each survey that tells you how long each survey should take. I have tested this feature out and found it to be accurate. You are also often given a few points for filling out the qualifying questions for a survey you didn’t get into.
If you really don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to surveys, but you don’t mind answering a few questions in exchange for a gift card now and again, PaidViewpoint is for you. In general, their surveys take less than 5 minutes to fill out, and you get paid for every one. The longest survey I have been a part of was probably right around the 15-minute mark, and I did earn more for it than the short ones.
The cash out threshold for PaidViewpoint is $15, and you can currently get it in the form of a PayPal deposit, Amazon gift card code or a Walmart gift card.
12. Prize Rebel
Prize Rebel offers a good mix of ways to earn gift cards and delivers those gift cards to your email inbox in around 24 hours. Their cash out level is low, meaning you don’t have to wait around forever to cash out and they have a huge selection of gift cards to choose from.
13. Survey Junkie
I am just getting started with testing out Survey Junkie. So far I like what I see. They offer numerous e-code gift card options with cash outs starting at 1,000 points.
Brand Loyalty Programs
14. Kellogg’s Rewards
Kellogg’s Family Rewards is a brand loyalty program that gives you points when you purchase Kellogg’s products and upload the receipt to the website. You can also register your store loyalty cards and then your points will be automatically added for you. I get most of my points from free codes found over at Money Saving Mom.
Mystery Shopping Apps
I signed up for Mobee, but I have not yet been able to get into a mission to try it out–small town problems. However, the reviews for the app are pretty decent and from what I can tell they offer various gift card options including a $5 Starbucks card for 500 points.
Use my referral code PN1F at sign-up to receive bonus points when you complete your first mission.
Know of another place to earn gift cards? Share it in the comments so I can check it out!
3 Posts You Are Going To Want To Read:
- 6 Ways To Turn Your Laptop Into A Money Making Machine
- 41 Websites and Apps Thrifty People Use And Love
- 19 Ways To Turn Your Smartphone Into A Money Making Machine
Get snail-e-mail in your inbox each week!
A weekly email with the feel of snail mail. A peek into my week, a few deals so good I just have to share, and links to all of Snail Pace Transformations latest posts!