I am obsessed with finding new ways to earn money with little effort on my part. Right now, I've got a few different ways that I use to make money. I'm never going to get rich with apps on my phone, but I can use the money to help in other ways. Last year, I saved as much money as I could with apps, and was able to buy a Playstation 4. This is a greedy use of "my" money. After that purchase, I decided to start using the money to pay down my debt. Basically, get all the money I can in either Paypal, or Walmart gift cards. Use the money at Walmart instead of cash, and put the cash towards a debt. I'll write about paying down debt in another post. So far this year, I've made almost $200. It's not a ton of money, but by the end of the year, I will have made at least one extra car payment. On to the apps.
The best way to make money on Swag-bucks is by watching videos on your computer. Just click on the Watch link, and start watching videos. You can earn up to 500 points a day, which equates to $5. You can redeem the money by purchasing gift cards to Wal-Mart, Bass Pro, and a bunch of other places. I personally like the Wal-Mart gift cards, simply as a way to pay off debt.
Receipt Hog & Receipt Pal
These two apps are very similar. You take a picture of a receipt, and you get points. Receipt Hog pays out in Paypal and Amazon, while Receipt Pal pays out in Amazon gift cards. It takes a while to earn any money from either app, but it can be a good way to bank cash for a large purchase. Or you can just use Receipt Hog to pay for Netflix. I haven't had to spend a single dime from a paycheck on Netflix in several years.
Walmart Savings Catcher
This app is genius idea for Walmart. You take a picture of your receipt, they price match and give you the cash back on a gift card to Walmart. Some weeks, I get no money, some weeks I've gotten back as much as $8.00. I've manage to make over $300 since the app was launched almost a year and half ago. Again not a ton of money, but every little bit helps
I've got a few more apps, and sites that I like to use for making money. I'll post them up soon.