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How to Make Money on Your iPhone or Android Phone by Watching Trailers for Apps
Make money or earn gift cards with a free app called AppTrailers
If you are looking for another app like AppRedeem, AppTrailers is the app for you!
If you have an iPhone or an Android phone and are looking for a way to make a little bit of extra money with it, then AppTrailers is the app for you!
If you would love to earn Amazon gift cards or virtual gift cards to 19 other online shops, including Nordstrom, Old Navy, Macy's, or the Wii or PlayStation store... then AppTrailers is the app for you!
If you just like to discover the newest apps and would like to see them in use before you purchase and download, then guess what? AppTrailers is the app for you!!
***IMPORTANT: if you want to exchange your points for cash via PayPal, you must sign up with your PayPal email address. Your PayPal account must also be verified.***
Read my detailed description of the related app AppRedeem for everything you need to know about signing up for an account.
Get a Sign Up bonus if you use my code!
If you use my code "Coatblue8" when you sign up, you can instantly get an extra 1,000 points!
Disclaimer: I get points if you sign up too :)
Ok, I'm interested...What is AppTrailers?
AppTrailers is a free app available in the iTunes App Store or Android Market. It is made by the same company as AppRedeem, so if you already use that app, then this one will be linked so that all the points you make are in the same joint account! Just make sure you use the same sign in info when you join AppTrailers.
(If you have no idea what AppRedeem is, don't worry, we'll get to that later. You'll want to probably download that as well so that your points will add up even faster!)
You earn points in the app by watching trailers for apps that are available for purchase or for free in iTunes or Android market. Each trailer is 30 seconds long and is a video of the app in use; basically a commercial for that app. All you have to do to earn your points is watch the video from start to finish, as well as the 30 second commercial that comes before it. There is never any obligation to buy or download an app.
Most trailers are worth 5 points, and you can watch them as many times as you want and get points each time. Occasionally there are trailers that are worth more points but are only available to be watched once.
There is also an 'offers' tab with other things like quizzes or surveys that you can do for more points. See the photo below to the right for a look at some of the currently available offers.
AppTrailers also gives you points for referring friends to sign up! If you sign up, enter my code 'coatblue8' for some bonus points right off the bat! I think right now it's worth 1000 points ($1.00!) but it does change every once in a while.
Anyway, we'll both get points if you decide to use my code, and if you do; thanks! And if not, no sweat!
AppTrailers point system
The point system for AppTrailers is simple. 1000 points = $1.00. So each 5 point trailer is worth half a penny, which doesn't sound like much (well, because it isn't) but it adds up if you watch a few here and there like I do. Also, if you are using AppRedeem too, your points will add up much faster as I mentioned before.
Take a look at the photo below to the right. In the upper right hand corner you'll see that I have 70,737 points at the time the screenshot was taken. That's $70.73! Now granted, that has been building up for several months, but still, it sure ain't bad for watching a few ads and trying out a few apps!
I have been using AppTrailers for about 8 or 9 months at least, and I have cashed out my points a few times. I wanted to be absolutely sure it wasn't a scam before I told you all about it. I am happy to say that it's not a scam and that I've made a nice bit of extra cash here and there!
Good to Know:
I remember when I first signed up thinking it was probably a scam, and though I did have a bit of a scare when I tried to make my first big cashout to PayPal it has turned out to be great!
I had tested it once with a small 63¢ cashout and it worked, but then the same day after downloading a bunch of apps (with AppRedeem) I tried to make another cashout for about $26 and it told me the reward was no longer available. I kept trying and trying and finally thought I'd wait 24 hours to see if it worked...and it did.
So, it doesn't say it anywhere, but I believe you can only cash out your points once a day, so don't freak out if it happens to you!
AppTrailers Reward Options
There are always tons of trailers to watch on AppTrailers, and as I mentioned before you can watch them more than once, so you can earn as many points as you have time to watch all those videos!
There is a wide variety of reward options to choose from, each having a different minimum amount of points required to redeem (in parentheses):
- PayPal payment (cash! 150 points)
- Amazon Gift Card claim code (1000 points)
- Starbucks Card claim code (5000 points)
- Xbox Live claim code (9990 points)
- Facebook credit (10,000 points)
- Zynga credit (10,000 points)
- PlayStation credit (10,000 points)
- Wii Points claim code (20,000 points)
- Nordstrom Gift Card claim code (25,000 points)
- Pottery Barn Gift Card claim code (25,000 points)
- Aeropostale Gift Card claim code (25,000 points)
- Sephora Gift Card claim code (25,000 points)
- Fandango Gift Card claim code (25,000 points)
- Macy's Gift Card claim code (25,000 points)
- DSW Credit (25,000 points)
- Old Navy Gift Card claim code (25,000 points)
- bebe credit (25,000 points)
- Home Depot Gift Card credit (25,000 points)
- REI Gift Card Claim code (25,000 points)
- Toys "R" Us credit (25,000 points)
- Bass Pro Shops Gift Card claim code (25,000 points)
There is also the option to play scratch off tickets for a chance to win points. I play the free one every day and the odds aren't too bad, but I don't play the paid ones very often because I hardly ever win (like the real lottery :)
- 10 point Scratcher (redeem 10 points for a chance to win 50)
- 100 point Scratcher (redeem 100 points for a chance to win 500)
- 1000 point Scratcher (redeem 1,000 points for a chance to win 5,000)
More Apps like AppTrailers
I promised before I'd tell you a bit more about AppRedeem, another app like AppTrailers. With AppRedeem, you earn points by downloading and trying apps. Some are free, and some you have to pay for. After you download the app and use it for about a minute, you go back and rate the app in AppRedeem. The best ones will give you more points than the money you spent, but some of them give you a little bit less so it's kind of like a partial rebate. One of the cool things about using both AppRedeem and AppTrailers is that you can watch the video on AppTrailers first to see if you want to download the app. Click the link above to read my detailed review about AppRedeem, and don't forget to use the same sign-up info you use for AppTrailers so that your points will be all in one place!
Another great app like AppRedeem and AppTrailers is WeReward. You can use it to make cash via PayPal by 'checking in' at businesses in your area! My last cash out with WeReward was over $50, and I have cashed out a total of $143.95 with this other app so far! Check it out!