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Reward Points for Cash or Gift Cards
So maybe you're not handed cash directly, but I am here to tell you – there is serious cash to be made by accruing points and “cashing” those in for gift cards or for cash.
I cannot tell you how many gift cards I have gotten using the programs below. I have been able to snag $50 cards for Aeropostle, or $25 cards for Starbucks, $100 cash card for PayPal. It's helped me so much when money was tight and I need to grab a few things for birthdays, the holidays or even my anniversary ($50 REI gift card!!).
Sign up for ALL of the programs below, go to these sites daily, do the polls, searches, refer others – you will be surprised how fast your points add up and then when it's time to cash in those points…. you'll be thrilled as well! These programs take CONSISTENCY to really make cash. I bookmark them all, I have them in a folder on browser toolbar, and each day while having coffee, I visit and earn. It's THAT easy.
List of Sites That Give You Rewards, Cash, Prizes
(Details and Review) – This is a great way to earn extra cash by posting your favorite recipes. The more you post, the better chance you have at earning. Great site for looking up recipes too.
– They've been around since 2000, so 14 years of paying people for doing every day online activities.
(Details and Review)– Launched in 2008, this has been one of the most successful “get paid to” sites to date. I personally have cashed in over $700 worth of points on cash, clothes, coffee, camping gear and books since I joined. The toolbar the offer makes it even easier to rack up points.
(Details and Review)– Treasure Trooper takes the whole idea of “get paid to” to a really fun, game like level. Once you get signed up, and start doing the daily activities, you'll really get a kick out of it. The treasure map and trooper's journal are fun extras.
(Details and Review)– Founded in 1994 and launched in 1999. Yep, 1999. Earn your points and cash them in for gift cards at places like Best Buy and Walmart. Solid, Colorado based company.
(Details and Review)– The owner of FusionCash, Tyler Derheim really wants everyone to make some cash using his program that launched in 2005. With lots of offers and ways to earn, there is a lot of opportunity to do so.
(Details and Review)– They got a great reputation and are always adding new ways to earn. Most recently, the new games Crates. They've been around since 2006 and have over 2 million members.
Are you earning money with “get paid to” programs? Keep reading…
Obviously the list above doesn't have every “get paid to” program out there – but I am always checking out new programs and if they are worthy, they get listed here. Maybe you've found a good one, I don't mention? Let me know in the comments section below. However, I don't want this to turn into the comment section of “affiliate links”. So all links will be removed.
But I do want us all to share our experiences and what programs are time-worthy. This helps us all with more opportunities to make extra cash! Thanks in advance.