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iPhone Apps That Pay You

Updated on June 8, 2018
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Iphone apps that pay

iPhone Apps That Pay
iPhone Apps That Pay

The iPhone, for many of us, has become as indispensable as the microwave. It's our handy dandy phone, tip calculator, restaurant finder, newspaper, sports center, flashlight, and social media mobile mecca. But did you know you could make some money and can get free stuff just by doing things you are already doing with your iPhone? Mind blowing stuff right?

It's a lot easier than you think. From checking in to places, shopping, or taking surveys there are plenty of opportunities to make some extra cash right from your phone using your handy dandy ios apps.

Well I'm here to tell you that you can and I already have. Read on my friend and find out which iPhone apps can pay you back. Or at least get you some free stuff. And who doesn't like free money or free stuff?



Life Rewarded.

Get cash back on everyday purchases. Before you shop, add offers to qualify for cash back. Buy featured products at your favorite stores and retailers. Redeem your offers by taking a photo of your receipt and get cash back.

That's right, cash back. No gift cards or points here. Just cold hard cash in your PayPal account

Use The Code: tss8q and get a $10 bonus for signing up!


Shopkick video


This app takes walking into stores and checking in, to a whole new level. Shopkick actually allows you to just walk into certain stores, click on the app, and it check you in automatically! Cool right?

You can also earn kickbucks by checking into stores that don't have the automatic check-in. For these stores you'll just have to go one extra step and choose it from a list of the closest stores to you. Still easy but just not as cool. And in some stores you can scan barcodes of certain items to get more kickbucks.

You can then turn kickbucks into free gift certificates to places such as Best Buy,, American Eagle Outfitters, Sports Authority, and iTunes.


"The App That Pays You Back"

Oddly enough that exactly what it does. It works much like Shopkick in that you go into stores, check in through the app, and you get points that can turned into gift cards and other prizes. You can also scan additional products in certain stores to get more points.

Simple and easy.

CheckPoints - Please use bonus code "kidgrifter" for extra points when you sign up!

Hotel Tonight Commercial


Hotel Tonight Is a great app that I have used more than once. If you need to book a hotel in a hurry and don't want to pay full price this app is for you. It will list available same day hotels at a discounted price. Save some money and get a great place to stay!

I have personally used it a few times and have loved the places I have stayed. You get to choose which makes this app priceless.

Use my promo code VCASTELO and get $25 off your first booking.

Hotel Tonight

Google Opinion Rewards

Google Opinion Rewards is a rewards-based program developed by Google.

Complete short survey's and get rewarded with Google Play or PayPal credit for each one you complete. Get paid every time your total reaches $2.00!

The survey's are really short and easy to finish. There are not a whole bunch of survey's available but you do get 24 hours to complete the ones presented to you.

Download the app and start getting paid today!

Google Opinion Rewards

Mecari : The Selling App
Mecari : The Selling App


Looking to sale something that's been sitting in your garage or closet for years? Mercari is the app you have been waiting for.

Sale all of your old stuff and make a pretty penny doing it. It's as eay as taking a pic and filling out a few boxes. A great app that's safe, secure, and easy to use. Plus Mercari only takes a small 10% cut from your final sale.

Use the code: XYHRKD and get $10 to spend when you sign up.


Job Spotter

Get paid to take pics. Basically you get to work from wherever you are.

Take and submit photos of help wanted signs. Every approved submission adds to your Wallet’s balance. Redeem your balance for a gift card at any time.

You can also help Job Spotter approve submission through the app and get paid.

Job Spotter


This app pays you to use the camera on your phone to complete "gigs". Depending on where you live you may be taking pictures stop signs, verifying something is there, or retail jobs. All are pretty easy and the gigs pay well. It's definitely worth downloading and using.

BTW - pays through paypal



Reserve allows you to not only book a reservation at some of the coolest and hippest restaurants, but they will also pay your bill when your done eating.

Now that's the ultimate in being lazy.

Use the code "EKHYQO" when you sign up and get $20 towards your first dining experience.


Apps That Pay

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