Category Archives for "Apps That Pay You"

Cash For Steps App Review – Scam or Legit?

The Cash For Steps is a free app available for iOS devices where you can get paid to take steps, aka walk. It sounds pretty awesome and all, but is it really?

Or… Is this just going to be a waste of time scam that is going to leave you disappointed at the end of the day?

The purpose of my quick review here is to explain what exactly this app is, how you can make money, and how much you can realistically make so that you have a better idea of what you’re getting into if you do decide to download it.

While you definitely can make money with this app, for a lot of people it probably is not going to be worth the time and you will see why.

‎Cash for Steps App Review

Cash for Steps App Review

  • Name: Cash for Steps
  • Availability: Only for iOS devices at the App Store
  • Cost: Free
  • Legit?: Yes
  • Income Potential: Low

As mentioned, this app is only available for iOS devices, but maybe this will change in the future.

In a nutshell, this app pays people to walk. Basically what you do is… Well… Walk as normal. This is similar to the popular app called Sweatcoin. You can sync the app with a Fitbit or Apple watch and then all you have to do is open up the app one time a day for your steps to be synced in order for you to get credit for them.

There is no need to have the app open all the time. Open it up once a day and allow it to sync. This is good because you don’t have to worry about your phone’s battery getting drained from having the app running all the time, which is a problem with a lot of other similar apps out there.

How You Make Money

Well, obviously you make money by walking, but how exactly do you get paid?

Do you have to take a certain number of steps? Is it only the top people they get paid? Can you take just one step per day and make money?

There are a variety of ways to earn, the main way being the top 100 that I’ll go over now…

*Each step is worth one point.

Top 100

So how it works is they have a big leaderboard inside of the app where you compete with other users. The goal is to stay in the top 100, which gives you a chance of earning one dollar per day. What they do is select 10 people out of the top 100 and reward them with one dollar. It used to be only out of the top 50 that they selected winners, but the have since expanded this and it will likely expand further in the future as this app becomes more popular.

It doesn’t matter if you are ranked number 100 or number one, you all have the same chances of winning if you are ranked in the top 100.


There are also different achievements you can get and earn money for. These include things like…

  • Check-in – If you check in every day you will be able to earn $1 every 3 weeks, or 21 days.
  • Loyalty – Here you can earn $1 every 50 days just for having the app installed on your phone.
  • Max Steps – If you take over 30,000 steps in a day you will earn $1

Cashing Out

The cash out options are a bit disappointing. They only offer you the ability to cash out your money via Amazon gift card or iTunes gift card.

The Amazon gift cards start at $10, so you will need at least $10 in your account before cashing out. For an iTunes gift card you will need at least $15.

How long will this take? Well.. That all depends. However, you definitely shouldn’t expect to be getting paid within the next month or so. This is a very slow earner.

Who This App Is Best Suited For

This app is definitely best suited for people who walk a lot, such as people who have jobs where they are constantly in motion.

The reason for this is because your best chance of earning is to get and stay in the top 100, and in order to do this it looks like you will probably need over 15,000 steps a day. Of course there is no set number that you need to achieve, because it is based on competition from other users, but generally speaking you’re going to need to walk a lot.

This isn’t like the Sweatcoin app where your steps add up day after day.

And you also have to keep in mind that this has a very limited income potential. You certainly are not going to make much even if you do walk a heck of a lot, so with this in mind it is also best suited for someone who is looking for a little extra pocket change.


Steps Don’t Roll-over

As mentioned, you have the potential to earn money based on your steps for a given day. The steps do not rollover and accumulate day after day, and so this means that if you want the most potential to make money with this app you are going to have to walk a lot per day.

Little Income Potential

Obviously there is very little income potential here. But then again, what can you really expect from a free app like this. You’re getting paid for doing what you already do, and that is pretty darn good even if it is just getting paid a dollar here and there.

PayPal Isn’t an Option

It’s a bit disappointing that PayPal is not a payment option. This is an easy way to get paid and to have money you can do whatever you want with. They do offer Amazon gift cards, which is another good option, but I would like to see PayPal added in the future.

Conclusion – Worth Downloading or Not?

This all depends on what you are looking for. The app is definitely legitimate and you can make money with it, just by walking, but it is probably only going to be worth it for those who walk a lot on a daily basis and you are just looking for a way to earn some extra pocket change every once in a while.

While there are some downsides, there definitely are some pros to it as well, such as that it is not going to drain your phone’s battery and you don’t have to change or do anything differently out of your day, other than open the app one time which is only going to take a few seconds.

Getting Amazon and iTunes gift cards just by walking…?? Even if it does take a while to be able to actually get these gift cards it still might be worth it.

As I said, it all depends on what you are looking for.

This definitely is not a big earner but feel free to check out my top picks for making money online if you are looking for something more lucrative.

Comments or questions? Leave them below and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂

Fronto App Review – Seriously… Make Money Unlocking Your Phone?

Is this some sort of sick joke? Can you seriously make money unlocking your phone with the Fronto app!!? Or is this some sort of scam? Well… The truth is, you can… And in this Fronto app review I’ll be going over everything you need to know before hand so that you know what you’re getting involved with and whether or not it is worth your time.

How would you like to make a living swiping your phone all day? Just constantly unlocking it and then shutting it back off, online it again, shutting it back off, and so on? Wouldn’t that be awesome?

Well… Unfortunately you are going to make even close to enough money to make a living off of, but you can make some easy extra money with this app.

I no sound strange that can make money just by unlocking your phone, but I will explain everything and you will understand how it all works…


Fronto App Review

So in a nutshell, the Fronto app (official website is an app available for android devices that pays you to unlock your phone and also offers additional earning opportunities, such as playing games, watching videos, visiting websites, betting, etc. But the main part of this app is the lock screen part, which is why it is often referred to as the “Fronto Lockscreen app”.

But you are probably wondering… How the heck can they possibly pay you to unlock your phone?

Well… They are actually paying you to unlock your phone. What they’re paying you to do is to view advertisements. You see basically what Fronto does is displays ads onto your lock screen. So when you go to unlock your phone in ad will appear. All this really is as advertising… A new type of “lock screen advertising”.

Now the good thing is that you don’t have to interact with the ads that are displayed on your screen. You can earn a little bit of extra points if you do choose to view an ad, but you can also ignore them and open your phone normally.


How It Works… a Look Inside..

First you will have to create an account and login, which you can do with an email or with your Facebook account.

One of the big point-earners are the Daily Check-in Rewards, which are 500 points that you can get each day just for opening up the app…

But as I said, the unlock part of it all is the main part of this app, so let’s talk about that…

The unlock part of it all…

On the website they give this example of an ad being shown on a phone’s lock screen…

This it is just one of many examples that could be given. Your lock screen might display advertisements for deals, promos, content, and all sorts of things.

The example above shows that you can earn 50 points for swiping on the ad, but this is not all that common. Normally it is more like around 30 points or so that you can earn.

So, as I mentioned, how it works is you will be displayed an ad like this and you can swipe one direction to view the ad and the other direction to ignore it. You will earn points both ways but you are in a bit more if you choose to view the ad.

The other way to earn points

Besides unlocking your phone, you can also open up the app and go to the Earn More tab…

Here it is basically like a GPT (get paid to) program like Swagbucks, Inbox Dollars, etc. You will be able to earn points by watching videos, playing games, going to websites, and even by gambling… Which is most people’s favorite.

You can see in the screenshot above there is one offer that says “Bet Your Point & earn 10X”. This offer allows you to bet certain amounts of your points and possibly earn up to 10 times the amount back… All within a couple seconds… But of course you probably have a greater chance of losing points than gaining.

How many points will you earn?

There is no set amount of points that you can earn per swipe, but it is usually somewhere around 20 to 30 points. And you can’t turn this amount every single swipe. It is not like you can just sit there all day swiping your phone over and over again. They call them “every hour points” because, based on what I know, you can only earn points swiping once per hour.

This makes sense. And if they let people just sit there all day swiping, this place would have been out of business a long time ago.


Getting Paid… How Much Are Points Worth?

One big question is how much of these points worth?

The answer here seems to vary. Based on what I have seen one dollar is equal to around 2,500~ 2,800 points or so.

Once you have accumulated enough points you will be able to exchange them for a number of gift cards that actually have real value. I’m talking about places like Amazon, Walmart, Target, iTunes, Starbucks, Burger King, Nike and a bunch more. And you will be happy to know that they do have PayPal gift cards as well, which are always nice to see because you can use this money for anything.



Overall I think this is a good app and there really aren’t all that many complaints. However, there are a few and some worth mentioning include…

Very Little Pay

Obviously you are going to make all that much with this app. This should be seen as a way to make a little bit of extra pocket change doing what you already do… Which is unlock your phone screen.

If you do download this app with the thoughts of being able to make significant income then you’re just going to be largely disappointed.

Makes Your Phone Lag a Bit

Another complaining is that it does make your phone lag a bit. What I mean by this is that it might take a second or two for the unlock screen to load up with the advertisement being displayed. But this depends on your phone and the Internet connection you have I imagine.


Scam? No… But Don’t Expect Much!

So is the Fronto app a scam? Is there some nasty little scam going on here that is just going to rip you off somehow?

You can see by now that the answer is no. This is a good legitimate app that you really can make money off of just by unlocking your phone screen, and of course along with doing other things like playing games, gambling, etc. if you want to.

That said, I have seen some very misleading promotions out there for this app. The reason for these is because people are trying to make money through the referral program and are luring people in by making this sound better than it really is. In fact, I’ve literally seen at least one person saying that you can make a quick $100 within an hour of using this app, which is simply not even close to being the reality.

So just know what to expect if you do download this app. You certainly aren’t going to make much money, but you will make some money… Very easily.


Conclusion – Worth Downloading?

All-in-all I like what I see with this app. It offers people in incredibly easy way to make a little bit of extra money doing what they already do. And who doesn’t like the sounds of that?

Sure, there are some downsides… But they aren’t really anything to worry about in my opinion.

I like what this app is doing. I agree that advertising can be annoying, and having advertisements on your lock screen seems like it could be just too much, but this app goes about it in a nonintrusive way and I like that.

So if you are thinking about downloading this app and you like what you hear, I would say go for it.

But again… Just don’t expect to make much! If you are looking for a way to possibly make a substantial amount of money online then I would suggest that you take a look at how I do so here.


I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please leave any comments, questions, or concerns down below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

Is The Sweatcoin App a Scam? – In This Review, What You Need to Know

Can you really get paid for being active… For the steps you take on a daily basis? It sounds like one heck of a strange concept, but with the Sweatcoin app you can… Or at least that is what they say. But is this the real deal and can you really make money with this or is the Sweatcoin app a scam that is just going to be a waste of your time?

After coming across this app I knew I had to write a review on it to let others know what they're getting into. Yes, you really can make money by simply being active and doing what you already do, without changing your lifestyle or daily routine at all. However, I see a lot of reviews out there acting like this app is the greatest thing ever and like you can make tons of easy money with that, when the reality is different.

In my review here I plan on leaving no stone unturned. I will be going over what exactly this app is, how it works and how they pay you, using the app, how much money you can realistically make, rewards, complaints and more. I'll be going over the goods and the bads of the app in an unbiased approach.

For some this app may be worth downloading and using, for others maybe not… After reading this review you will know whether or not it is right for you.

Sweatcoin App Review

App Name: Sweatcoin

Type: Paid for being active

Cost: Free to use

Recommended?: Overall, yes

SweatCoin App

What Is The Sweatcoin App?

The Sweatcoin App is a very innovative new app that is free to use and rewards its users for being active, whether it be walking around, jogging, playing sports, etc. It is not like you actually have to be "exercising" as you may think. One can simply go about their normal daily routine and be rewarded for the activity they are involved in.

And if you want to pick up the pace, you can make it exciting by competing against your friends within the app… Working competition and pushing towards a healthier future.

The app measures your activity by measuring your steps taken, just as a pedometer does. For each step taken that is verified to be legitimate you are rewarded with a certain amount of Sweatcoins, which is the digital currency that keeps this app going, which is something that they made up and it does have value because you can use these Sweatcoins to get rewards of real value.

The reason this app is becoming so darn popular so darn fast is because of the obvious, people can make money without doing anything extra in their lives… Simply by downloading an app. You will going to do the walking around that you normally do regardless, so why not get paid for it?

But how does this actually work? It is one heck of a strange concept to even imagine that they can pay you for being active. Don't worry… I will go over how it all works next because I know everyone is probably wondering this and thinking that this has got to be a scam.

How Can They Possibly Pay You For Being Active?

The big question, how can they possibly pay people for exercising or being active? This is a question I knew I had to look into because after coming across this app it made no sense to me either. However, they are actually paying people and that money has to be coming from somewhere, but where?

Well... For starters, according to this article, the app has received over $6 million in funding which helps to increase the value of Sweatcoin. Investors see the value in the app and things could get better for the app and people using it.

The reason this app has value is because it provides a platform for manufacturers in the health niche to promote their products on, and I guess not just in the health niche because you also see a lot of other products being promoted here that really have nothing to do with health.

When I talk about the products being promoted, I am talking about the different products that you can spend the Sweatcoins you earned to get, which have real value. But I will get more into all of this later on in the review.

How it works is like this, companies are willing to give away gadgets, free trial services, and all sorts of discount items if it means they are possibly going to get good exposure and it will lead to more sales down the road. It is all about promotion and advertising. Competition among companies promoting their products on the Sweatcoin platform create some healthy competition that leads to better available rewards.

To be honest, it is still a bit confusing to me, but I do see that this app as real value and is able to make money, which it uses a portion of to reward its users for being active.

Tracking Steps

So basically the app works just like a pedometer… It tracks your steps and you get rewarded based on the number of steps that you take. If your device has a built-in pedometer than it will use that, but if not it will use Google Fit, which is what most people's devices are probably going to be using.

After every 2000 steps, the app will send the data into be verified, although you can force send the steps to be verified sooner. There is an anti-cheat algorithm in place to make sure that your steps are legitimate (there are some problems with this that I will talk about in the complaints section) and for every 1000 verified Sweatcoin steps you are given once Sweatcoin, minus a 5% commission.

Most people using this app are probably going to be free members, which will place a daily cap of 5 Sweatcoins that they can earn, which may not sound like much but it is plenty.

Using The App

Using the app really couldn't be any easier, or at least I don't see how it could be. After installing the app and getting things set up, which doesn't take long at all, it will simply run in the background and there is really nothing you have to do.

When you open up the app you will see a very simple layout as is shown in the screenshot below. It will show you the total steps taken for the day and the total Sweatcoins earned, which are the result of your "Sweatcoin verified" steps, which are the steps that have been verified to be legitimate by the anti-cheat algorithm.

Really you don't have to do anything at all, besides of course taking steps as you normally would on a daily basis. The app runs silent in the background and the steps you take are automatically sent to be verified every so often, so really all you have to do is keep doing what you are doing and maybe monitor it every once in a while to make sure things are running smoothly.

How Much Money Can You Realistically Make?

While a lot of people are promoting this app as some amazing way to make cash on the side, I'm going to give you the cold hard reality here and tell you that you will not realistically make much of any money with this. The people that you see acting like this is some newfound path to financial freedom are just promoting it to make some extra money, or at least that is how it usually seems to be.

The fact of the matter is that you will not make much… Even if you do a heck of a lot of walking on a daily basis. You see, there is a difference between the total number of steps taken and "Sweatcoin verified" steps. One of the big complaints about this app is that the step tracker is not all that great and I have never seen anyone who even comes close to being rewarded for all of their steps taken.

Not only does the step tracker not work all that great, but Sweatcoin is a real stickler when it comes to verifying the legitimate steps. Their anti-cheat algorithm really doesn't seem to be all that great and often times seems to cheat the people who really are taking legitimate steps instead of stopping those who aren't.

That said, they do help people out a bit by giving things like the Daily Bonuses, which are bonuses that you can earn 1 Sweatcoin from simply by clicking a button to claim the bonus. You will then be directed to watch an ad or something along these lines in order to get your bonus.

However, you have to be quick at this because if you wait too long you will get the message of "Sorry, all of my Daily Bonuses are attending other users. Please come back later!" This bonus is reset 5 hours after you claim it so if you do get this message you shouldn't have to wait long.

The Referral Program

Just like pretty much any app out there, there is a referral program where you can get rewarded for referring other people to use the app.

You get paid 5 Sweatcoins for every successful referral you bring in. That said, it's not like you can just start referring in a bunch of dummy accounts and get credit for them. The referrals you bring in will be verified to be real and legitimate so you can't really cheat the system here.

If you want to help me and my site out so I can keep writing honest reviews like this, you can join with my referral link here. This will not cost you anything but will help me out.


As I talked about earlier, companies promote their products/services here and this is partly how the Sweatcoin app makes money to be able to pay you.

You can find all sorts of various rewards here, including things like workout gear, trial services, PayPal cash, gadgets, etc.

Some of the current rewards that are available to me right now include the following…

  • 4 months of free Tidal music - 4.99
  • iPhone XS - 20k
  • $1,000 in cash - 20k
  • $50 Nike gift card - 3,650
  • $50 Starbucks gift card - 3,648
  • Fabric Smart Speaker - 2,499.99

But the available rewards change and I think they even vary depending on your location. Right now there really aren't all that many rewards available, but in the future I think there will be a lot more companies promoting through this app. And besides, as long as there is some form of cash available, whether it be via PayPal or direct deposit into your bank account, that is good enough for me.

And yes, some of these rewards are extremely expensive and may seem far out of reach. However, for some rewards you can actually pull your money together with friends to get rewards you wouldn't be able to afford on your own.


Now on to the section you have all been waiting for, the complaints. You might want to grab a snack and to sit back for this, because there are a fair number of complaints that I will be going over, all of which I think are worth mentioning.

Takes Forever to Earn Enough

As you already know, it takes a while to earn Sweatcoins. I mentioned that most people don't even come close to getting credit for all of the steps they actually take, and many of the rewards are very expensive which means it will take forever to earn enough.

This is a complaint, but then again… This app is free to use and you are getting paid to do something that is healthy and that you will be doing regardless.

You Have to Pay Shipping

Of course this depends on what reward you are going for, but yes many of them you will have to pay shipping on. It is not like Amazon prime where you can get free 2 day shipping. But this makes sense… Making the customer pay for shipping is probably how it should be. We are just getting to used to awesome services like Amazon.

App Takes Too Much Commission

The app does take 5% commissions out of the Sweatcoins that you earn. Some people will complain about this, but I don't really see 5% being all that much. Anyways, it is what it is.

Step Count Is Off 

This is either the number one complaint out there, or it is in a tie with the next complaint I will go over.

The step count is off! How annoying is that? You take a certain number of steps in the app claims that you have taken less steps than you actually have. There have been plenty of people who have actually counted their steps or have used good quality pedometers to notice this difference.

It appears that if you are walking slowly the app might not give you credit for the steps.

The "Anti-Cheat" Algorithm

And after having less recorded steps then you actually talk, your steps still need to pass through the "anti-cheat" algorithm in order to become verified. This will whack off another portion of the steps you talk… Because they won't be considered "Sweatcoin verified steps".

There are a a lot of people complaining about this "anti-cheat" algorithm, claiming that it is just cheating the people who are actually taking legitimate steps and not trying to cheat the system.

I have read reviews from people claiming they have taken as much as 6000 steps, yet having gotten verified for 1000 of them. Now of course I have no way of verifying these claims and it could be completely understandable that these people are getting credit, but I think is worth mentioning.

Only Works Outside

The app clearly states that it only converts GPS-verified outdoor steps, not indoor steps. It tells you this after you install the app and open it for the first time. I am not sure the reason behind this, but it is definitely a downside.

That said, I see a lot of complaints from people who are mad about how they walk around all day at the office and don't get credit, or work at at some restaurant where they walk in insane amount each night but don't get credit. Well of course you are going to get credit… This walking is all done inside and it clearly states that you will not be getting credit for indoor steps.

It Takes a Toll On Your Battery

As you can imagine this app takes a toll on your device's battery, as any app will when it is running. Now it doesn't drain your battery like crazy and I guess I would consider it inefficient app, but it does take a noticeable toll on the battery and this can be a bit annoying.

Pros v Cons


  • Free to use
  • You get paid doing what you are going to do regardless
    • When you can get paid to do something you are going to do regardless, it doesn't get any more awesome
  • Works automatically
    • As I mentioned, this app runs in the background and is super easy to use
  • Gives you incentive to stay healthy
    • Now you can earn a little bit of extra money by taking more steps in staying more healthy, a win/win
  • You can earn free money
    • Remember, this app is free to use and you don't have to do anything extra… It is basically a way to earn free money
  • Can be fun
    • This can be fun, especially if you have some competition among friends


  • Can be frustrating when it doesn't give you credit for steps
    • Not getting credit for the steps you take can be extremely frustrating. I'm sure you can imagine
  • You don't earn much
    • You will not earn much and many of the reviews out there are misleading, misrepresenting the earning potential that is actually here
  • Not enough variety of rewards
    • I would like to see more variety when it comes to the rewards offered, but I think there will be improvement on this in the future and at least there is a way to get good old cash for your Sweatcoins
  • Drains phone battery

Scam or Not?

Most of the people calling the Sweatcoin app a scam are those who have not gotten credit for the amount of steps they have taken and are frustrated. Many of these people probably have gotten screwed over by the "anti-cheat" algorithm and many others probably just aren't using the app correctly, but whatever the case they feel cheated.

I understand that there is definitely a lot of room for improvement with this app, but in no way do I see it being a scam. There are people who are using this and are getting paid… Simple as that. It would be hard imagining that a scam could possibly raise over $6 million and have legitimate and trustworthy companies providing their products on it... Definitely not a scam.

Conclusion: Is This App Worth Your Time?

But just because it is in a scam doesn't necessarily mean that it is worth your time. Some people are going to benefit much more from this app than others. It is obvious that a teacher walking around in school hallways all day is going to benefit far less than a landscaper who is constantly walking around outdoors. But again, you could look at it in the way that both people are getting paid for doing what they are going to do regardless. Even the schoolteacher is going to walk outside at some point, or at least I would think so.

I personally think this app is pretty darn cool and it is something that I recommend. I would at least recommend giving it a try and seeing how much you can earn. You never really know until you try and since it is free, you have nothing to lose. 

Download the Sweatcoin App here to get started!

Please leave any comments or questions you may have below. I will get back to you as soon as humanly possible 🙂

Is getting paid to be active not for you? Then check out the Ibotta app. It is a cash back app that pays you to shop, which you are going to do regardless. I know... it's a lot different from Sweatcoin but I think it is something you might like.


GetUpside Review – Scam App or Easy Money? [Read Before Downloading]

We have all heard of cash back programs where you can earn cash back for your normal purchases, such as shopping in stores and eating out at restaurants, but what about buying gas? Well… With the GetUpside app you can actually earn cash back when buying gas, which is almost unheard of.

Sounds pretty awesome doesn't it?… Being able to get gas at a lower price than is advertised that the pump.

But is this app really that great? What are the downsides? Is it possible that it is just one big scam in one way or another, or that is going to be a waste of your time? In this GetUpside review I'll be going over all you need to know beforehand. 

Overall I like what this app is doing and it is something that I recommend if you have a car and pay for gas regularly, and live in the right area, but there are a few downsides I'll be going over that you should know about as well.

GetUpside App Review

Name: GetUpside

Availability: iOS and Android devices

Type: Cash back on gas & more

Recommended?: Yes, but there are some downsides


After downloading the app you can enter my promo code - KYLE6775 - to get an extra $0.15 per gallon off on your first use.

What Is GetUpside?

GetUpside is an app that is available for iOS devices as well as android devices that you can use to get cash back when filling your car up with gas. For example, you can potentially go to your local BP gas station and pay 9 cents less per gallon than it is advertised. And since many of us have our own vehicles and pay for gas regularly, this can be a huge deal in a really nice/easy way to save/make a little bit of extra money.

Additionally, with this app you can also earn cash back doing things like shopping at grocery stores, eating out at restaurants, and even on car-washes, all of which I will be going over in much more detail.

How Is It Possible To Save Money Like This?

But how is this possible? You may be wondering how they can possibly give you cash back for gas like this? 

Well... It works in the same way that many other cashback programs out there work, like BeFrugal, DOSH, and Ibotta for example: GetUpside partners with gas stations all over it and helps to advertise their gas prices through the app. This in turn helps drive more traffic to these gas stations and brings them more customers. The gas stations then pay GetUpside a percentage of the payment made for gas by customers for help bringing them these customers in the first place.

It is a win/win for everyone. The gas stations get more customers and make more money, GetUpside get paid for helping drive these customers to the gas stations through their app, and we (the customers and users of the app) get cash back on gas, which we are going to buy regardless. 

Overview of How It Works

I'll be going over everything in much more detail, but first I want to do a brief overview of how it all works… How you will be able to get cash back you go to the gas station and fill up your car.

Step 1: Download the Free App

The first step, of course, is to download the app which is free to do at You can do this by going to the App Store if you have an iOS device, or the Google Play store if you have an android device.

After downloading the app and installing it, you will be able to enter a referral code. If you use my code, which is KYLE6775, you will be able to get a bonus $0.15 off your first use… Meaning you get an additional $0.15 off per gallon on top of the discount that is already in place.

Step 2: Find Offers in Your Area

Once inside the app you will be able to find offers (cash back offers) in your area. The app will automatically detect your location and will display all the offers nearby.

Step 3: Claim Offers

When you find an offer that you like claim it. You will have to claim your offer before actually purchasing the gas or whatever it is that the offer has to do with.

Step 4: Verify Purchase

Next up you will have to verify your purchase. This is done by uploading a receipt, which is a very simple and straightforward process.

Step 5: Get Cash Back!

Once your purchase is verified your account will be credited with cash back. You will then be able to withdraw your cash back by a variety of different methods that I will go over shortly.

Location Restriction: You Must Live Here to Use This App!

One of the big downsides that this app has is that it is only available in certain areas of the USA, which include states on the East Coast. Well I guess ancient say that the app is only available in these areas, but there are only offers available in these areas… Meaning that GetUpside is only partnered with gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. in these areas.

Currently, the following states are listed on their website as having a good amount of offers available…

  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina
  • New York
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia

That said, there are offers in other states as well. For example, I live in Pennsylvania and there is a Sunoco gas station nearby that I can use to get cash back with this app. Also, I was browsing the map and found that there are also offers in states like Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and more.

So just because your state isn't listed above doesn't mean that there aren't any offers in your area and that you can't earn cash back on gas… It is just that the states listed above are the "main" states were offers exist. The states are full of cash back offers.

Don't Live In Any of These Areas? Then check out the Ibotta app which you can earn cash back with nationwide.

Cash Back On Gas

Since cash back on gas is the "claim to fame" over this app, let's go into more detail on this.

When you first open up the app be able to choose what type of gas you normally buy, meaning the grade of the gas. You can choose from the following:

  • Regular - 87
  • Mid-grade - 89
  • Premium - 91-93
  • Diesel
  • Other - (E85, Super Premium, etc)

After selecting the grade of gas you are interested in the app will then do its thing and find all of the available offers nearby.

As you can see below, the only offer available to me is cash back of $0.09 per gallon at Sunoco, but this is because I live in Pennsylvania as I mentioned above.

But anyways, when you click on an offer to claim it, it will then provide more details about the offer and will provide you with a map and directions via Google maps.

And just to give you an idea of how good this app is in certain areas, take a look at the screenshot displayed below. I was browsing the map and this is just a section of Florida that is filled with different cashback offers. If you live here there are plenty to choose from and that the more I zoom in on the map, the more pop up.

This is just an example I wanted to give to show you the potential of this app. Where I live it isn't very good, but for some people it could be well worth the download.

The Process of Getting Cash Back on Gas

So after you claim an offer you will have four hours to make your purchase and then you can upload your receipt. Why is there a time limit? I don't really know… That's just how it is.

When you go to upload your receipt it is very simple. The app uses the camera on your phone and you will be able to easily snap a picture to verify the purchase.

Cash Back on Groceries, Restaurants, and more..

As I mentioned, getting cash back on gas is by far the main part of this app, but you can also earn cash back on groceries, restaurants, and more. However, getting cash back for groceries and at restaurants is only available for people in the DC area.

The way you can earn shopping for groceries and eating out at restaurants is the same as with buying gas. You will be able to see the offers available in your area and you will then be able to claim them, upload a receipt after purchase, and get your cash back.

Luckily when it comes to getting cash back on groceries you are not required to make your purchase within four hours. This would be rather difficult for some people and would require you to be in a frenzy within the grocery store.

It is also advertise that you can save up to 20% cashback at convenience stores and up to 60% cashback on car washes, although I have yet to actually see these offers myself.

Referral Program

This app, like most apps, has a referral program that you can make money with by referring your friends to download and use the app.

When you refer a friend in they make their first purchase they will get an extra $0.15 off per gallon and you will make $0.15 per gallon that they buy. However, after that initial purchase you will only make one cent for every gallon that they purchase. So it is nice to have a referral program, but this is probably not something many people make much of any money with.

How You Get Paid

And now on to what we all need to know… How you actually get paid. It can be exciting to see money coming into your account within the app, but this money doesn't really mean anything until it is in your bank account or able to be used in some other way.

Luckily, there are a good amount of withdrawal options available. You can choose to cash out your money via PayPal, choose to get a check, or even choose to have an e-gift card emailed to you.

One thing that is very nice, which I think is worth mentioning, is that there is not a minimum withdrawal threshold, meaning that you can withdraw your money even when you only have a couple dollars. However… If you do withdraw less than $15 to PayPal or choose to have a check sent to you of less than $50, there is a one dollar fee applied. This fee can be waived if you cash out above the said amounts, or it can be waived in cashing out via PayPal if you refer at least one friend to use the app.

When it comes to e-gift cards there really aren't all that many choices. However, they do have Amazon e-gift cards available which is nice to see, because you can buy pretty much anything with one of them.

The Downsides

As I said in the beginning, overall I really like this app and what it offers, but there are definitely some downsides to it. Some of which worth mentioning include:

Location Restriction

The fact that this app is only available in a small number of states is a real disappointment. I am sure it will continue to expand if it keeps doing what it's doing, but as I am writing this the majority of people in the United States are not going to be able to make any use of it.

The Fine Print

And there is also the fine print, which I have not whenever yet. The fine print mentions that you must use a credit or debit card, you must make your purchase within four hours of claiming the offer, that an offer is only valid for the first 50 gallons of gas purchased, cashback is reduced when combined with other discounts, and so on…

Now some of this is no problem. For example, I see no problem in having four hours to make a purchase. I think that is ample time to fill up with gas after claiming an offer.

However, the fact that an offer is only valid for the first 50 gallons of gas purchased is a bummer, and I am also a bit confused about this. Does this mean that after purchasing 50 gallons of gas at a particular gas station you can no longer get cash back at the gas station? Or does this just mean the offer is only valid for 50 gallons of gas for anyone purchase, meaning that you could purchase gas a couple days later at the same gas station and still receive cash back (because this would be a different purchase). If anyone knows the answer to this and could clear it up for me and my readers that would be great.

Complaints About GetUpside

When reviewing an app like this I always like to make sure to write a section about complaints, complaints that are common among other users.

Overall this app has really good reviews and a really good rating. On Google Play it has an overall rating of 4.5/5 stars, which is very good. But there are some complaints worth mentioning and these include…

App Crashes

There are a fair number of complaints I came across about the app crashing when you go to open it… Which of course makes it unusable and is a major problem. However, most people seem to have absolutely no problem like this.

I'm not what the technical problem is behind this, or if it happens on specific devices, but it is just something worth mentioning.

Gas Grade Problems

Another complaint that I came across multiple times when doing my research is that some people are getting cash back for a lesser gas grade than they actually bought. For example, people are buying premium gas which usually offers a higher cashback percentage, but instead getting credited for buying regular gas and getting a lower cashback percentage.

Now GetUpside does state that if a receipt does not specify the particular grade of gas purchased then you will be credited as having bought regular gas, but some people complaining claim that their receipts did state the particular type of gas purchased.

It appears that this could be a problem with the app reading receipts or something of this nature.

Update: It seems that this issue has been fixed.

Support Issues

As with just about every app out there nowadays, this app does not offer very good support. This is just the world we live in nowadays… Full of automated answering machines and prewritten email replies.

If you do end up having some technical problem with the app or are not rightfully credited with the cashback you deserve, it is probably going to be a bit of a pain getting things sorted. That said, it does seem that the support team is honest and what they do, it just might take them a while to get around and actually support you.

Scam or Not?

The big question… Is GetUpside a scam? 

Absolutely not. I know there are some people out there calling this app a scam, but I don't see it being a scam in any way. Sure, I bet some people have been screwed over due to some technical glitch or something along these lines, but that the stone not make a scam and you will have this sort of thing with any app out there, regardless of how good it is.

Is This App Worth Your Time?

Do you purchase gas? Do you live in one of the areas mentioned at the beginning of this review, where there are lots of offers available? Do you like to make/save money and do you think it would be nice to earn some cash back when you go to the gas station, which you are going to do regardless?

Well, if you answered yes to these questions then this app is worth your time, but of course this is just my opinion.

There are people making $15-$25 in a little over a month's time with this app, but of course this completely depends on how much gas you purchase on a regular basis and on how good of offers you have in your area. But the point is that with this app you can make a little bit of extra money doing what you already do and what you are going to continue to do even if you don't download the app.

So why not download the app? After all, it's free to do and very easy to use.

And again, if you do want to download the app you can use my promo code KYLE6775 to get an extra $0.15 off per gallon on your first purchase, which can really add up. This would also help me out so that I can keep this site running and keep writing awesome reviews.

But anyways… I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please leave any comments or questions down below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

Is AppLike a Scam? – No, But It Might Not Be Worth It

Is AppLike a Scam

Can you really make money by downloading and playing games with AppLike? Sounds pretty cool… But if it is true… is it worth your time? Or is AppLike a scam that is just going to be a waste of your time?

Well, I’ll get straight to the point here and tell you that… No this app is not a scam and you really can make money by downloading game apps and playing them. HOWEVER, although this sounds amazing this is still not an app that I would recommend for everyone. You will see why in this review.

AppLike Review

AppLike is an app that pays you to download other apps… Sounds pretty strange right? Well actually it is not. There are several other apps out there that do exactly this that I am aware of, such as AppKarma and Pocket Flip, and probably many more that I am not aware of.

Basically what AppLike is doing here is advertising for app developers. Most of the apps that you will be able to get paid to install into play or on the newer side. This is because the app developers are trying to push their new apps out into the public to gain popularity. You could have the greatest game app in the world, but if no one knows about it then of course no one is ever going to play it. So the app developers pay AppLike two advertise their apps and AppLike pays you a small amount as incentive to download and play the apps. If

AppLike it is said to be the “best app that pays you money”, but this largely depends on what you are looking for. It can be a fun way to earn a bit of extra money while finding new games to play, but you certainly aren’t going to earn very much

which is why I don’t recommend this app for everyone.

How It Works

The first step of the process would of course be to download the AppLike app. This app is going to provide you with a list of different game apps that it thinks you will like. The more you use it the better it will get at recommending apps based on the previous apps that you have used. It will learn what type of game apps you like and scour its list of apps for ones that are a good fit.

So hopefully besides just making a bit of extra money you will also find some fun games to play in your spare time.

You will be able to pick and choose what apps you want to download and play from the list it gives you. There is no obligation to pick any certain app and the list will be updated regularly.

Once you find something that is of interest to you, here’s how the rest of the process works and how you make money…

1) Download Apps

First up you’re going to have to download the app, or apps, that you want to play. Nothing special here. And like I said, you can choose whatever you want and if you don’t see anything you like, you can just wait and come back another time to see if there are better choices.

You will earn mCoins for downloading apps. This is their form of currency and you will be able to redeem these for things of real value after you get enough.

2) Use The Apps

By playing the different games you will be able to earn more mCoins. The longer you play, the more coins you get.

I was reading some reviews recently and it seems that you will make around 250 mCoins per minute that you play game, but this could vary depending on the game… I’m not completely sure.

3) Refer Friends

You can also learn more mCoins by referring others to AppLike. I’ll get more into how much you can actually earn doing this in a bit.

4) Redeem mCoins

And finally you will be able to redeem your mCoins for various different gift cards or you can get real money via PayPal, which is pretty much always my choice if it is a choice. The gift cards are good though. There is the choice of Amazon, CVS, Walmart, iTunes, restaurants like Burger King and Chipotle, and more.

How Much Will You Make?

While you can make real money with this app, which almost seems crazy at first, don’t get too excited because you will not be making very much at all, which is why only recommend this app to people who like to play games like those that are recommended in the first place.

In order to understand how much you actually make, you first have to know how much one of these mCoins it is worth, and unfortunately it is not much. It depends on what you are redeeming your coins for, but they are generally worth around $0.0001, which means that you need 100 of them just to make one cent.

The amount you will actually be able to make will depend on many different variables, but generally speaking you can probably expect to earn less than one dollar per hour by downloading apps and playing them.

Referral Program

You can boost your earnings by referring other people to use AppLike. You get a referral bonus of 250 coins when you refer someone else to download the app, and you also get 25% of their earnings for life. So this definitely has the potential to allow you to earn a lot more. If you get a lot of active referrals in their playing games and downloading like crazy, you could earn a heck of a lot more than you could by yourself.

That said, I still wouldn’t expect all that much.

Getting Paid

Besides offering some good options that you can redeem your coins for, it is also nice that you only need to reach a minimum of a $0.50 balance in order to redeem your coins. A lot of similar apps out there require you to reach a threshold of $10-$15 which can take weeks or even months, so it is definitely nice to see the ability to be able to redeem points in a much shorter period of time.

If you want to cash out $0.50 via PayPal, then you would need 4999 coins to do so. If you want a gift card, they start at $2.50 and you will need somewhere around 24,250 coins.

So as you can see the value of these coins varies slightly depending on the reward, but generally speaking the value of each coin is around $0.0001, as mentioned above.


One thing that always like to do when reviewing apps like this is to look around at different user reviews, such as the many reviews on Google play. Now of course you can trust all them, but sometimes they do provide some helpful insight.

Some complaints that I think are worth mentioning include the following…

Payout Problems

I’ve read several reviews from people complaining about payout problems, which is a big deal. Some people claim that when they go to cash out, it remains as “pending” and never fully goes through, yet the coins have been deducted from their account.

I’m not sure what’s going on here, maybe it is a glitch… Who knows.

Takes Forever

Of course one common complaint is that it takes forever to be able to make any noticeable amount of money.

Fake Reviews?

And lastly, a personal complaint of mine is that I think there could be some fake reviews on Google Play. Now I’m not 100% sure on this, but I have seen this plenty of times before and it just seems to me that many of the reviews ranting and raving about how great this app is seem to be fake.

I don’t know… This is just my opinion, but it is worth mentioning.

Scam or Not?

While there is a noticeable amount of complaints, you will find this with any app out there… No matter how good it is. Is this a scam? As I said in the beginning, I definitely do not consider it a scam. There are plenty of people out there who have used the app and have gotten paid as they were supposed to.

But, as I’ve been saying… This is definitely not something I would recommend for everyone.

Who It’s Best For

I’d only recommend AppLike for people who actually like to play games in the first place. If you are interested in making money and that is it, this is definitely not something for you. You’re just going to end up frustrated and with little money to show for the time you put into it.

If you are someone that likes to play games, then go for it. Think about it… This app is recommending games to you that you might like based on your previous activity. You might find some really fun games that you wouldn’t have found otherwise.

For Those Looking to Make Money

Of course there are always GPT (get paid to) sites out there, like Swagbucks and FusionCash, we can get paid to perform small tasks, complete offers, take surveys, etc.… But those don’t really pay much either.

What you may want to look into, if you are reading this review because you are looking to make money online, would be how I make money online. I’ve been making money online since 2015 and make a heck of a lot more than I ever could with some app like this. I’m not going to get into a year, but you can click the button below to learn more:

Comments or questions? Leave them below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂 I’m also interested to hear what your opinion is on the AppLike app.

Rewardable App Review – Is It Even Worth Your Time?

Rewardable App Review

The Rewardable App is promoted as a way to easily earn extra money online, but is earning money with this app really as easy as it is said to be? Is this actually worth your time? Or is the Rewardable App just another stupid scam that is going to leave you frustrated and disappointed at the end of the day?

In this review I’ll be going over what you need to know about this app before hand. This is definitely not for everyone and the majority of people out there probably are going to find it worth their time.

Rewardable App Review

Rewardable is a rewards app that is available for both android and iOS devices. I have seen advertised as a way to “complete simple tasks to earn money” and on their website they even say “play games, when big, retire early!”.

Now can you complete simple tasks to earn money? Yes. But can you win big and retire early? Heck no! This is a very misleading statement that is going to just give people the wrong idea about this app.

While you can make money, it is very little and this is one of the main reasons why I say most people are not going to see this as a good use of time.

But anyways… There are a variety of ways to earn the money within this app, such as by completing surveys, watching videos, and completing various offers.

How It Works

The app has a point system in place in which you earn acorns which can later be exchanged for real money. Most reward programs like this you some sort of point system, so this is nothing new. As long as the points can be redeemed for something of real value, such as money, then it is fine with me.

Completing Offers

There are a bunch of different offers that you can complete to earn acorns, definitely no shortage here. You can do things like sign up for free trials, paid trials, take surveys, buy something, and more.

Because the offers very so much, so does the reward. For one offer you might only be able to earn 100 acorns whereas another might pay you 2000 or more. This just all depends.

And just to give you an example of what you’re looking at here: right now there is an offer to sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime Video where you will earn 1000 acorns and then there are some surveys where you will earn 100-150 acorns.

Watching Videos

You you can also get paid to watch videos. Now you may be wondering… How can they possibly pay you to watch videos? Well, it is all about advertising. There are ads displayed that you will also have to watch and these advertisers pay them, just as on TV.

The potential earnings for watching videos is incredibly low. Usually you will have to watch hours of videos just to earn a couple hundred acorns which is not even close to being worth it in my opinion.

Store & Product Feedback

Another way that you can earn is by offering store and product feedback. This could be to leave feedback for some new food at a restaurant, some product, customer service at some store, etc.

And apparently you also can get paid a very small amount just for going into stores, without actually leaving feedback for anything. You will only earn around one cent though.

Getting Paid

Unfortunately this app only gives you the ability to get paid via PayPal. Don’t get me wrong, PayPal is great. In fact, PayPal is my payment method of choice for pretty much everything. That said, it would still be nice to be able to redeem your acorns for gift cards or something like that.

This limits the users of the app because PayPal is not available in every country. Hopefully they will have more payment methods in the future.

Is It Really Worth It?

The big question… Is it really worth your time?

Well… Let’s talk about this. The first thing that you should know is that 1000 acorns = $1. Yes you read that right. 10 acorns equals only one cent.

So that 100 acorns survey that you might have been thinking about taking… Yeah that will only earn you $0.10. And that free trial you’re thinking about signing up for that was going to reward you with a whopping 1000 acorns… Well, that is only one dollar.

Those videos you are planning on watching all day to earn 200 acorns… Yeah will have fun making $0.20 and wasting all that time.

The bottom line here is that you just can’t earn much of anything with this app, which is why I only recommend it to people who are looking to earn a little extra pocket change.

Rewardable App Hacks

One potential hack that is worth mentioning is to use a fake GPS app along with the Rewardable app to make it appear as if you are going to a bunch of stores. This will give you the ability to earn more money and according to one user it is worth it.

That said, I’ve never actually done this and can’t speak on it for myself. And… Even if it does work I doubt it would be hardly worth the extra effort.


Low Pay

The low pay is going to be the biggest complaint you will find on this app. No one likes to sit through 6+ hours of videos, thinking that they are earning all this easy money, making 200 or so acorns and then doing the math only to find out that they just earned $0.20.

As I said above… This app is only for people looking to earn a small amount of pocket change in their spare time. I would also only recommended to people who are patient because if you are not patient, you will likely get very frustrated and let’s hope you have insurance on your phone.

Not Getting Credit

I’ve scam the through hundreds of reviews about this app on the App Store and Google Play. One common complaints that I have found is from people saying they did not get credit for an offer they completed, a video they watched, etc. There are also a lot of complaints from people saying that they have gone paid, but were not rewarded the amount they were supposed to be rewarded… Such as completing a 1000 acorn offer and only receiving 500 acorns.

Only Paypal Payment Option

And of course another complaint is that they don’t offer any payment methods other than PayPal. This means that a lot of people looking to use this app aren’t going to be able to. Some people might download the app and find out after the fact that they aren’t going to be able to get paid.

Other Options

There are a heck of a lot of reward-type apps out there, or reward programs that don’t offer apps.

What you need to know is that none of these reward programs that pay you to complete simple tasks are going to pay very much. They just can’t afford to. That said, I would recommend FusionCash or Swagbucks over this app. You can earn money with both of these places by completing surveys, playing games, completing offers, watching videos, etc.… And they have much better reviews from users along with having been around for a longer period of time.

Final Thoughts – Scam

I don’t think I would go as far as to call this app a scam, but I do have a lot of complaints about it and definitely don’t see it really being worth many people’s time. A lot of people are calling it a scam as though and they do seem to be getting ripped off by it, so it is what it is. This depends on what your opinion of what a scam is. The people complaining about not getting credit for the tasks they have completed maybe have glitches to blame… It is not necessarily the Rewardable app actively trying to scam people.

But anyways… I hope you enjoyed my review and found it helpful. If you are going to download this app keep realistic expectations. Don’t think that you’re going to make anything substantial by any means or else you will just end up very disappointed.

If you want a better way to earn money online, in your spare time, then I suggest taking a look at this program. This is where I got started back in 2015 when I first started looking for ways to make money online, and to make a long story short, I am still a member and you now make a living working online. You can click the button below to learn more.

Comments or questions? Please leave them below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂 Also, if you have your own review about Rewardable you should leave it down below. I am sure other readers of my blog here will find it helpful.

Is Zap Surveys a Scam Survey App? – Read Review

Is Zap Surveys a Scam

If you are looking to make a little bit of extra money on your phone or other mobile device then Zap Surveys app is one of the options that you have. But is this paid survey app a good option? Or is Zap Surveys a scam that you should avoid?

There are plenty of different paid survey websites and apps out there that you can use to easily make a bit of extra money, although not much. The point is… There are a lot of options and you definitely are not forced to to join Zap.

In this review I’ll be going over how Zap Surveys works, which includes all different ways you can make money, how you receive your payouts, complaints and more.

Zap Surveys Review

Zap Surveys is a free application that can be downloaded to any iOS or android device in which just about anyone can make easy money taking paid surveys. Unfortunately there is no website interface, which means that you cannot take surveys through them on a desktop computer… You have to use the app.

That said, the app is well put together and is very easy to use. No one should have a problem navigating around the app and doing whatever they need to do.

All in all this paid survey app isn’t anything amazing when it comes to making money. Sure… It is easy to make money taking paid surveys, but you will not make much for your time. However, on the upside, Zap Surveys actually donates money to help and child starvation across the world for each bit of money that users earn taking surveys on the app. This is something you certainly don’t see all too often and I’m a fan.

Making Money

When you first join this is when you are going to get rewarded the most. They reward you very generously for the first survey that you complete, which is your profile survey. But don’t get too excited yet… You will earn about $6.25 for the first survey, which is only around 10 minutes, but you will not be able to cash that money out right away.

You see this pretty often with paid survey sites. They give out a little bonus in the beginning to give people more of an incentive to join in the first place.

The first survey that you will take, as I said, is a profile survey. You will have to fill out information dealing with your demographic, such as income level, age, gender, education level, etc. If you fly through this survey you’re going to regret it. It is important that you fill out this accurately because they will use this information to match you up with surveys that are a good fit for you.

Paid Surveys

Anyways…. After doing the initial profile survey you will be able to select from different survey providers and will be taken to their available surveys. Zap Surveys is partnered with brand research companies such as Tap Research, SaySo For Good, and Peanut Labs…

Each of these brand research companies are pretty typical. In fact I am familiar with all of them because I have seen surveys put on by each of these guys on other paid survey sites, such as Swagbucks. None of them are amazing, but they are all legitimate and will pay you.

What you can expect from each of them includes the following…

  • Tap Research
    • Offers a lot of daily surveys
    • Highest paying surveys
    • $0.20 donated to child starvation funds for every $1 you make
  • SaySo For Good
    • Offers daily surveys
    • You get rewarded and a meal is donated to a starving child every survey you complete
  • Peanut Labs
    • Offers up to 6 daily surveys that are very targeted
    • You get rewarded for each survey and there will be a donation to child starvation funds

One thing that is really nice about the Zap Surveys app is that you can see ratings that other survey takers have left for certain surveys. This way you will be able to avoid surveys that are maybe not worth your time at all, or the just have a bad rating for one reason or another. Besides survey you also be shown the estimated time and the amount of money you will earn from completing it.

Location Rewards

The app also has what they call “location rewards”, which is when you get rewarded just for being near or in certain stores.

Zap is partnered with a bunch of different stores/restaurants and they help them advertise promotions that are going on. So when you are near a store/restaurant that has a promotion going on, Zap will notify you and all you have to do is open up the notification to get your reward, which is $0.25.

It is not much money, but you literally just have to look at the notification… You don’t have to act on it. Also, you don’t actually have to have the app open to receive these notifications which makes things a bit easier.

Some of the different stores/restaurants that you may receive notifications from include Walmart, Home Depot, McDonald’s, and many others.

Oh… And by the way, you need to allow the app to track your location to be able to receive these location rewards.

Other Ways to Earn

Some additional ways to earn include…

  • Sharing on Facebook and Twitter
    •  $0.50 reward
  • Referring Friends
    • You get $0.15 and your referral gets $0.75
  • Logging In Each Day
    • $0.03 just for logging in & $0.75 bonus once you login for 45 days in a row
  • Sweepstakes
    • You will also be able to get entered into sweepstakes drawings, which usually have multiple winners that get between $5 and $20.

Cashing Out

Before you can cash out you will have to have a minimum of $25 in your account. This is why I said you will not be able to cash out when you are in that first nice chunk of money from completing your profile survey. It is a nice little bonus, but you will still have to make it to $25 before you can cash out.

Once you reach the $25 minimum you will be able to receive your money via PayPal or Amazon e-gift cards.


“No Surveys Available In My Location”

I was reading through bunch of comments/complaints about this app and saw quite a few people complaining about not having any surveys in their location. This is because brand research companies only look for people’s opinions in certain areas, where the brands they are conducting research for are more heavily marketed.

So if you live in less developed areas, you may not receive many survey offers.

High Cash Out Amount

With a Cash Out minimum of $25 I knew that they were going to be people complaining about this. Every survey site has a minimum Cash Out amount, but $25 is pretty darn high and it will take you a good chunk of time to reach this minimum.

Survey Disqualification

Getting disqualified from surveys just comes with the territory. You will see complaints like this for every single paid survey website out there.

The likelihood that you will get disqualified depends somewhat on the survey provider. Peanut Labs, for example, offers fewer surveys but they are more targeted, whereas Tap Research offers a lot more surveys but there are ones that are more untargeted and you stand more of a chance of getting disqualified from one of them.

If you are looking to take a survey from Tap Research make sure you filter the surveys by “best match”. This will bring up the surveys that are the best match for you first.

Also, as I mentioned earlier, the more accurately you fill out your profile the less likely you are to disqualify from service.

Not Many Ways To Make Money

Another downside to this app is that there onto many ways to make money. Besides taking surveys, you have the location rewards but that isn’t going to earn you much, nor will anything else. There are other paid survey sites out there that will pay you to do a number of different things, such as surfing the web, playing games, etc.

Final Thoughts

Okay… So is Zap Surveys a scam? I hope you can see by now that is definitely not a scam. This is a legitimate survey app and you really can make money taking easy paid surveys through this app. However… Just don’t expect to make all that much. I find the reason that some people are calling it a scam is because they are disappointed in how much they make, but I know that you can expect much from paid surveys in the first place.

Overall Zap Surveys is a nice little app that you might want to give a try, but when it comes to taking paid surveys like this I would probably recommend Swagbucks or Fusion Cash first. They have both been around for a while and offer more opportunity to earn money.

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Is Zwerl a Scam or Can You Really Make Money As An Expert? – [Review]

ZwerlCan you really make money with the Zwerl app or is this all a scam? If you are interested in making extra money online in your spare time and have a fair amount of knowledge in any particular subject, then this app might be of interest to you. It gives people the ability to make money providing answers whenever they want to.

In theory it sounds like a great choice but is it really as great as it seems? That is what I intend to answer for you in this review. I will be going over how the app works, requirements for becoming an expert, how much money you can make, complaints and more.

Zwerl App Review

Zwerl is what you call an “instant experts” app. What it provides is an expert service where people can ask questions on any topic they want and receive answers in a timely manner from experts on the particular subject. There are other expert answering services out there as well, such as Just Answer, so this is not something that hasn’t been seen before.

There are two types of people that are using this app: experts and the people asking the questions. Normal users that are asking questions will have to pay a monthly subscription fee for their services and the experts will get paid for providing their expertise and helping out the users by providing answers to their questions.

So basically how this app works is it provides a platform for users to be connected with experts. Users ask questions about whatever they want and are matched up with experts that can hopefully provide them with the answers they are looking for in a timely manner.

Categories that you can be an expert in or get answers in as a user include:

  • fashion
  • medicine
  • cooking
  • economics
  • dating
  • sex advice
  • biology
  • chemistry
  • and plenty others

There are many different categories which is one of the great things about this app… You can potentially find answers in just about any topic and/or providing answers for just about any topic.

Who This App Is For

This app is really for anyone who once to use it. Everyone has questions at one point or another and with an app like this that provides access to experts on pretty much anything, anyone should be able to find it beneficial. In particular it seems that instant expert services like this are popular among students.

On the flipside this app might also be a good choice for someone who thinks they have expert knowledge in a particular subject and are looking to make some extra money online in their spare time.

Requirements To Become An Expert

Well of course you are going to need to be knowledgeable in your particular field of choice. They Will give you assessment tests that you will have to pass in order to actually become an expert.

Besides being knowledgeable you will also need to be fluent in English so that you can communicate effectively with users and you have to be good at typing.

How Much Can You Make?

I have seen these expert positions being advertised as providing the potential to make $8/hr but I’m not completely sure whether they actually pay on an hourly basis like this or if this is just an estimate. There is a lot that is still unclear to me about how getting paid works.

One thing that I was able to find out was that they pay via direct deposit or through PayPal and they do so on a monthly basis.

It is also very important to note that the potential amount you will be able to make will vary greatly depending on your area of expertise. Some topics are in higher demand than others which means they will be more questions being asked and more opportunity to answer them and make money. With some topics there will also be much more competition from other experts answering questions which will also affect the amount of opportunity available.

The Work Schedule

The fact that you can work whenever you want is something that is very luring to many people out there looking to make some extra money online. However… Just because you are able to work whenever you want and set your own schedule doesn’t mean that you are actually going to want to do this.

What you will find is that you will have to work according to the demand for answers, which will probably differ depending on what topic you are an expert in. For example: if you are an expert mechanic then the highest demand for answers would likely be during the day when people are working on their automobiles, whereas if you are an expert in a common school subjects such as chemistry the demand might be higher during later hours of the day when students are completing homework and assignments. Now I’m not saying that this particular scenario is true but I do know that the demand will differ depending on what you are an expert in.

You can’t just work whenever you want because there might not be any work to be had at particular times.


I did find a fair number of complaints, mostly on their Facebook page, which you should be aware of before moving forward. Some of the notable ones I came across included…


Most of the complaints had to do with there being glitches with the app, or the app not working properly in one way or another. These include things like not being able to ask questions, answer questions, open up the app, etc.

These complaints should be taken seriously but it is also worth noting that these are easily fixable. As long as Zwerl it’s a good team of developers working behind the scenes on the app then technical problems like this should be easily fixable.

Stopped Paying

There were actually a couple complaints I found claiming that the stopped paying after a few months. Now whether or not this is true is unknown to me, but it is definitely worth mentioning. Of course the main point to becoming an expert for the majority of people reading this is to make money and if you aren’t going to be making money then there’s no point.

Not Much Work

Of course this depends on what particular area you are an expert in. Like I said, the amount of opportunity available to work depends on the amount of people asking questions in that particular area, which will vary a lot.

There might be very little work for some people but then plenty of work for others. This is a legitimate complaint but if you’re going to be an expert in some strange topic that little people have an interest in, then you cannot really expect much.

Time Limitation on Chat

Apparently there is a time limit on the chat which only allows you to be chatting back and forth for two hours. This is a problem because some questions people may have will require more than two hours to answer properly. This could be due to any reasons, such as having to perform research or answering other questions that have stemmed from their original question.

Final Thoughts on Zwerl – Worth Joining?

First off, no Zwerl is not a scam. They do provide a legitimate expert answering service and you really can make money as an expert working through the app on your own time. That said, there is a lot of room for improvement on this app and I would not recommend becoming an expert to everyone out there.

An instant expert Like this can potentially provide a nice way to make a small amount of extra income on the side, but it will not provide the opportunity to make anything substantial by any means. So if you are looking into this as a way to make reliable income I would recommend against it. What I would recommend to anyone looking to get involved as an expert with this app is to start out with very low expectations and find out what is possible. The amount of opportunity available will vary greatly as I have mentioned over and over again, so you first are going to want to test out the waters to see what potential there is in your particular area of expertise.

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Is ReceiptPal a Scam or Worth Your Time? – [Review]

ReceiptPalReceiptPal is an app that pays you to shop… in a way. But its much different from other popular cashback apps out there and actually its not even considered a cashback app. So what the heck is it and is it worth your time? Is ReceiptPal a scam that you should avoid?

In this review I’ll be going over all you need to know about ReceiptPal including what exactly it is, how it works, complaints and more.

ReceiptPal Review

ReceiptPal is an app created by The NPD Group that pays you to upload your receipts. Now you may think of popular cashback apps like Ibotta when you hear this, which pays you cashback to buy certain products, but its actually very different. ReceiptPal is not a cashback app. Their purpose is not to promote different products or brands. Instead, they are interested in product research.

The purpose of this app is to collect shopping data so that companies can use it to make better product/services… which makes them market research focused.

The outcome on your end is the same however… you get paid to shop in a way.

How It Works

The process is simple:

Step 1: Submit Your Receipt

You will be able to snap a photo of your receipt within the app. This is easy to do. If you do not have a physical receipt because you purchase something online or just had the receipt emailed to you, then this is even easier. You are able to give ReceiptPal permission to access your e-receipts from your email that you signed up to ReceiptPal with. This is done automatically.

Step 2: Wait

That is really all you have to do. Now you just have to wait until the receipts are verified and you are given credit. You will be credited in the form of points which can later be redeemed for rewards (which I’ll go over).

What Type of Receipts are Accepted?

You can upload receipts from any merchant. So clothing stores, gas stations, hotels, restaurants, etc are all allowed. On the receipt there just must be a date, the merchant name and the total price, which any normal receipt will have.

Utility bill receipts are not accepted however. So you can’t get credit for paying that gas or electricity bill. The same goes for things like paying for car insurance, internet, cable, etc.

In order for a receipt to be accepted it also must be submitted within a week of purchase or by the 3rd day of the following week. So you can’t stockpile a bunch of receipts and upload them at once… you have to consistently  upload them on a weekly basis.

Getting Rewarded

As I said, you will get rewarded in points which can be redeemed for rewards once you get enough. The different rewards you can get include gift cards, donations, and sweepstakes. You will automatically be entered into sweepstakes drawings when you submit receipts.

When you get the app and sign up you will be credited with 150 points as a signup bonus. Then after that you will get 100 points for every 4 receipts that you submit.


Weekly Limit

With ReceiptPal you can’t just go uploading tons and tons of receipts. They have a limit in place where you can only upload 12 per week, which means it is impossible to make much with this app.


You have to upload your receipts within a week of purchase or by the 3rd day of the next week as I mentioned. This new rule has made a lot of users upset because they would wait longer and upload a bunch all at once. But I understand that it may be easier on ReceiptPal’s side if everyone does this and I don’t think its a big deal.

Failed Submissions

There are a fair number of complaints about the app just not working properly, such as trying to submit receipts, it failing and the user then having to force the app to shut down.

Rejected Submissions

So the complaint above was about the app encountering technical problems where it wouldn’t let people submit their receipts. However, there are also a number of people complaining about ReceiptPal flagging and rejecting perfectly fine receipts claiming that there is some problem with them where they cannot be accepted.

E-Receipts Not Working

Going along with this there is also a trend where I’m seeing people complain about their e-receipts not being picked up by ReceiptPal for no reason. People claim that they are doing everything right and that they never used to have these problems until recently.

Conclusion on ReceiptPal – Should You Get This App

You can earn rewards with ReceiptPal and it is easy. However… there are a lot of users recently that are saying this app is going to be deleted off of their phone after they are able to redeem their next gift card. The overall opinion seems to be that this app is going downhill. They are imposing more and more restrictions and just making it much more difficult for the users to get credit for their shopping, which is almost certain to end badly as far as I see it.

The ReceiptPal is definitely not a scam by any means, and its still a pretty cool app, its just that older users are disappointed that things are getting more difficult for them and less rewarding.

Something else you might be interested in is taking a look at the Ibotta app. Its a cashback app that pays you to upload receipts of certain products.

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4 Good Cash Back Apps Like DOSH

Cash Back Apps Like DoshIf you are looking for cash back apps like DOSH then here you go. In this post I’ll be going over 4 others that I consider to be pretty good and similar to DOSH.

I’ve been using cashback apps for a while now and have looked into and/or tried many of them. A lot of them are junk and wastes of time while others are good and include lots of offers that anyone should be able to earn some decent cashback with. In this short post I’ll be going over some cash back apps like DOSH that have some more to offer.

My first pick on the list is Ibotta.

#1 – Ibotta AppReview Here

Ibotta is another cashback app that has been around longer than DOSH and is a bit more popular. I’m guessing there is a good chance you already heard of this one.

Like DOSH, Ibotta has a ton of different online cashback offers that you can easily shop through the app. The online offers from what I have seen just consist of different sites you can shop at, like,, etc. They don’t require you to purchase any specific product.

However, when it comes to the in-store cashback Ibotta is different. For DOSH its usually the same type of deal as the online cashback, where you just shop at a certain store and get cashback on the total that you spend. But with Ibotta they require you to purchase certain items…

Both apps are great when it comes to cashing out. Ibotta allows you to pick from a variety of different gift cards of transfer your money to your Paypal account, which is what I usually do.

I’ve never had a problem using Ibotta and this would be my number 1 pick as an alternative to DOSH. It could also be used in conjunction with DOSH because they differ in the deals they offer. So by using both you could earn more overall.

Also Ibotta offers a $10 sign up bonus which is nice.

#2 – Drop Rewards AppReview Here

The Drop app is one that is very similar to DOSH. Like DOSH, with Drop you link your credit/debit card up to the app and there is no need to scan receipts or anything like that. However, you will have to accept of decline offers inside the app. Its not like DOSH where you can just go shopping at one of the locations they support and get cashback without even using the app.

The Drop app also has a point system. So how this works is you get paid in points which can then be redeemed for gift cards. One of the downsides to this app is that they don’t offer Paypal payments but overall the app is good and easy to use.

One thing that this app has above the others is that you can earn cashback when you eat at Mcdonalds, Starbucks and others. So if you frequent places like this then I would read my review on this one and see if its something you would like. 

#3 – Fetch Rewards AppReview Here

The Fetch Rewards app is nice and has some features that the others on this list do not. The “claim to fame” of this app is that you can get cashback on brand offers where you can purchase any products made by a certain brand. This is nice because some brands have dozens and sometimes hundreds of different products, all of which are ripe for the picking.

This app also has special offers which is more of what you normally see with cashback apps. These include offers for specific products. They usually pay more but they are more difficult to get.

With the brand offers it also doesn’t matter where you shop. You could go into Walmart and do your normal shopping, then just upload your receipt after and wait for the cashback if there is any to be made.

#4 – AppReview Here came out with their own app which has some pretty good reviews overall. The app has a good bit of offers on a daily basis and they claim that there are over $500 worth of cashback savings offers on any given day. Now of course there is no way you are going to be able to claim all of those offers but it shows what they bring to the table. However, I don’t really know how this statistic compares to other apps but it sounds good.

With the app you are able to earn cashback in one of 2 ways: By claiming offers and using a loyalty card that you link to your account or by uploading a receipt after purchase. The Ibotta app is the same in this way. It can be a hassle uploading receipts so if you have a loyalty card available then you are going to want to link it if you use this app.

This app differs from DOSH in the way that you have to purchase specific items within stores rather than just getting cashback from purchase totals at specific stores.

Other Cash Back Programs

There are a lot of different cashback programs out there. If you are looking for the best apps that you can use for cashback right on your phone then DOSH and Ibotta are my top picks but Fetch and are also good choices.

Aside from cashback apps there are lots of cashback programs that you can become members of online that don’t offer apps. They are good and all they just aren’t quite as convenient I guess you could say. Two good ones that I know of right off the top of my head are Extrabux and TopCashBack. The cashback programs that offer apps like I went over above are definitely nicer but you still might want to check out others.

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If you know of any other good cashback apps or programs that you think should be on the list let me know! Also if you have any questions or comments just leave them below and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂

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