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Atypical Ways to Earn Money/Gift Cards

Atypical Ways to Earn Money/Gift Cards 

Contributions JW Rayhons & Alexis Stigers 

How many hours do we spend on social media, our laptops, or any form of electronic device? I remember in college my professor asking the class How productive are you? Without thought, majority of class said very productive, with maybe some room for improvement. He then asked okay in the 24 hours per day, how many hours are you actively doing something whether that be studying, working, exercise, or going to social events. He then asked us to track every hour, then every minute of our day over 24 hours and I urge you to do the same. 

After doing this, you’ll be surprised how much time you truly have in a 24 hour period. So what should you do with it.. Attempt to earn some extra money!! Below is a list of unique ways to apply to earn money straight from your laptop or phone that only requires a few minutes.

Reward Programs

To start are rewards programs. Whether that be your favorite restaurant, retail store, coffee, shop. By continually signing up for rewards programs, usually they offer you some kind of discount o free products if you stay a member. This requires very little effort on your part with only providing your email address and go about your average shopping you will be able to accumulate points and eventually some extra cash towards that location.

Swagbucks: Coupons, Paid Online Surveys & Free Gift Cards

Swagbucks helps you earn gift cads by searching the web, answering surveys, shopping online, and watching videos. Basically, anything you do, you can earn money from. Certain tasks you do will get you to more points and can redeem them for as little as $3. For example, if you get 300 points you can get a $3 amazon card. 

Survey Junkie

Survey Junkie has been popular for quite some time and allows you to take various surveys. The point system might seem a little difficult with 1000 points equaling $10, but eventually even giving 20 minutes a day can add up.

Ibotta: Earn Cash Back & Save With In-App Offers

Ibotta is a little more unique in the sense you do not have to watch videos, surveys or tasks. Simply activate an offer found on the website/app and scan your grocery receipt. Just for doing your everyday shopping could earn you money back. Before you go to a store, open the app and find offers at that store, add them to nyour account and afterwards upload a picture of your receipt. After so many earnings you 

Honey: Automatic Coupons, Promo Codes, and Deals

Honey allows you to earn specifically Amazon gift cards. Earning points is done through purchases you make and the more you purchase, the more you make. As you collect points you can redeem them for Amazon gift cards.

    Now I would not quit your day job but doing things like this on your downtime could add up for a little extra cash you did not consider for saving or investing.


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