5 Great Rewards Apps To Get You Free Money
Have you heard about the OppLoans Personal Finance App Directory? It’s the hottest new tool all the hip kids are using to find the money apps that best meet their needs. Recently we gave you a breakdown of the Budget category and now we’re back to take you through another great series of apps. This time we’re talking Rewards!
What’s a “Reward app” you ask? It’s an app that lets you earn free gift cards, offers, or straight up cash.
Here are five Reward apps we’ve featured in the database that you should try out.
Do you like playing phone games and trying new apps? Well, it’s your lucky day: When you open appKarma (@mobileappkarma), you’ll be given a choice of games you can download and play to earn points towards gift cards and other rewards. You can even earn “achievements” by accomplishing certain in-game goals to increase your points.
Andrew Lin is the co-founder of Darkfield Software, the publisher behind appKarma. Here’s what he told us when we asked him what feature he believes sets the app apart from other reward apps.
“Our Karma Play reward feature. A typical reward app like ours rewards users one time for installing the app. We are the only reward app that, in addition to rewarding users for installing an app, also rewards them for keeping the app and playing with it each day.
“This helps us by increasing our retention, helps our users by giving them an additional means to earn rewards, and also helps the advertisers by giving their apps additional opportunities to retain the users (reduce uninstall rate).”
Check out the rest of the interview and learn more about appKarma on its database page.
Like the idea behind appKarma but don’t love playing phone games? Then cashKarma, another Darkfield offering, may be for you. Instead of downloading and playing phone games, you earn points by taking surveys. You’ll only qualify for certain surveys based off your personal attributes, so you may not be able to haul in quite the same hoard of points, but there’s no reason you can’t use multiple Reward apps. In fact, you could try all of these at once to maximize your reward earning potential!
Check out cashKarma’s database page by clicking on the link riiiiiiiiiiiiiight here.
Exercise comes with all sorts of health benefits, so it’s really its own reward. But what if… it also came with a monetary reward? That’s the idea behind Sweatcoin (@SweatCoin), an app that tracks your steps and turns them into a virtual currency that you can spend on all manner of products, services, and even charitable donations. Sweatcoin uses proprietary software to keep you from cheating by putting your phone in the dryer, or whatever.
We got the chance to speak to the cofounder of Sweatcoin, Anton Derlyatka, and he told us about some of the philosophy that went into its creation:
“Oleg and I, friends for longer than we’d care to admit, are both successful entrepreneurs passionate about fitness, health and making the world a better place. I was thinking about a way to tackle the HUGE problem of lack of sustainable motivation to be more active and Oleg was recovering from 3 years of inactivity due to an incredibly stressful time driving his previous business forward. We decided to go for a run in Richmond Park, London, one of the most beautiful places on Earth and a fantastic place for running. I explained my ideas and Oleg supplemented it with a crypto-currency foundation. This is how Sweatcoin was born.”
Derlyatka also told us about their plans for the future: “We are working on a Peer-to-Peer Marketplace where our users, like you and me, will be able to create their own products and services and offer them for Sweatcoins.
“Also, we are in talks with a London Council to deliver a program that would motivate a disadvantaged social group to be more active. To do so, they would be allowed by the Council to pay part of their Council Tax (local tax) in Sweatcoins.”
“The long-term vision for Sweatcoin is to become an independent virtual currency that can pay taxes or buy health insurance.”
Don’t sweat! Read the rest of the interview and find out all the info on Sweatcoin on its database page.
Once again, there’s no reason you can’t have most of these apps at once to maximize your reward potential. AppBounty (@AppBounty) is another app you can use to try out games for points you can exchange for rewards. Unlike many of the other apps, however, you can exchange the points for in-game currency, which is great if you’re a mobile game addict. Better to spend imaginary points on imaginary currency than real currency on imaginary currency.
Find out more at—you guessed it—the AppBounty database page.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: FreeMyApps (@FreeMyApps) is an app that lets you try out new apps to earn points that you can exchange for rewards. All of these apps are free, so there’s nothing for you to lose from trying one, two, or heck, all of them out.
Look up its page right over here.
There’s rewards in them hills, and now you know how to claim them!
|Anton Derlyatka is an entrepreneur and investor in behavior change, digital health, and people technologies — the industries ripe for innovation. He is the cofounder of Sweatcoin (@SweatCoin).|
|Andrew Lin is the co-founder of Darkfield Software, publisher of appKarma (@mobileappkarma) and cashKarma.|
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