All posts by Amara Mahmood

Get Cash and Gift Cards Just for Shopping

If you’re anything like me, you go grocery shopping and end up with a million receipts in your purse. Once a week, I empty out my purse and take out receipts, loose change and an occasional dollar bill. You might think to throw out the receipts, but that would be just like throwing out the money you found! Every week, I use my receipts to make money and earn gift cards. All I need is my phone, a clear table and good lighting.

Not only do I make cash back from my receipts, but I also get cash back without thinking about it, because I have my cards linked to some great apps!

The following apps allow you to take pictures of your receipts, link your debit/credit card and earn some money. No, it’s not a second job, but I love saving up for the holidays. Every cent counts.

CoinOut – As seen on Shark Tank, this app pays you for your receipts. No matter where they are from! You’ll earn a few cents for each receipt, and can cash out once a week (no minimum required!) You can cash out for an Amazon gift card, your bank or a charity of your choice! Plus, you can earn $0.50 per referral!

Ibotta – This classic app allows you to earn cash on everyday purchases. “Before you shop, add offers on great products by completing simple tasks.Buy the products you selected at any participating store. Don’t forget your receipt! Redeem your offers by taking a photo of your receipt. We’ll match the items you bought to the offers you selected and give you the cash! Your cash back will be deposited into your Ibotta account within 48 hours.” You can only cash out once you reach $20, but if you complete bonuses as well, you can reach this goal pretty quickly. You can also receive $5 per referral. You can cash out for various gift cards or to your PayPal account.

Fetch Rewards – (Use code H9JUV to get 2000 bonus points!) Fetch Rewards is an app that turns your grocery receipts into rewards. Save on over 180 brands EVERY time they’re on your receipt, with over $10 in bonus points available, and rotating exclusive special offers. And all you do is scan your grocery receipt! You can request payout for hundreds of gift cards, including Amazon!

Receipt Pal – The Receipt Pal app is one of my favorites as well! I take pictures of my receipts and earn 100 points for every 4 receipts. You can redeem for Amazon gift cards as low as $1!

Shopkick – Get “kicks” for scanning select products, buying those select products or just walking into a store! You can also link your card to earn kicks for making purchases at select retailers.  Earn kicks to redeem for gift cards and rewards. (P.S. If you go to the discover tab, you’ll find videos you can watch for bonus kicks!)

Dosh – Dosh is a great app that lets you link your debit or credit card to earn cash back at select retailers. Use your linked cards at 1,000s of stores and restaurants, and get up to 10% cash back instantly in your Dosh Wallet. You can also earn for referrals who link a card and get their first cash back from Dosh. They’ll often have specials where you can earn even more for making referrals. You can cash out when you reach a balance of $25.

Drop – Drop claims to “Supercharge Your Credit and Debit Cards” and it’s true! I get Drop points every time I shop at Target, Walgreens, Sephora, Macy’s and Lyft. Those are my selected ongoing offers, but you can choose your own. Beware, you can’t change them once they are chosen though! Every time I make a purchase with one of my linked cards at those stores (even online!) I get a ton of points which I can redeem for gift cards of my choice. You can redeem as low as 5000 points. Invite your friends and get 1000 points for every friend that joins Drop and links a card!

SavingStar – Earn cash back when you shop at your select grocery stores – with nothing to clip or print. You can redeem grocery offers by linking them to your supermarket and drugstore loyalty cards or by submitting a picture of your receipt. SavingStar automatically adds the value of each offer you redeem into your SavingStar account, which you can cash out to your bank, PayPal, or Upromise account, or to a gift card for Starbucks, iTunes, or AMC Theatres.

Spent Money – Another fabulous app that just requires you to link your debit and/or credit cards. You can link multiple cards and earn cash back at select retailers. You can also earn cash back by shopping at retailers directly through the links Spent posts. I’ve earned cash back from shopping at Amazon (which everyone knows is nearly impossible!) and Walgreens. You can cash out once you reach $20.

These are some of my favorite apps. I often find myself “double dipping” to maximize my savings. I’ll buy select products from Walgreens and claim the rebates on Ibotta, SavingStar, Checkout51 and Shopkick. I’ll scan items for Shopkick as well. If I use my debit card, I earn points from Drop and cash back from Spent. I’ll take a picture of that receipt for points or cash on Coinout, Fetch Rewards and ReceiptPal. It’s a great way to earn gift cards or cash for shopping you already do!

 

Free Stocks



I don’t know anything about the stock market, and I never seem to have any extra cash to spare for investments. It’s also a little scary! If you don’t know about investing, how can you be sure that you won’t lose all of your money?

Robinhood lets you learn to invest in the stock market for free. With Robinhood, you can learn to invest in the stock market as you build out your portfolio. Discover new stocks through Collections, track your favorites with a personalized news feed, and more.

Robinhood Financial is a member of SIPC, which means securities in your account are protected up to $500,000. 

Share your invite link with a friend and have them sign up! You and your friend will get a free stock when their application is approved. The shares of free stock are chosen randomly from our inventory of settled shares. Because the shares are chosen randomly, you and your friend may not receive the same stock.


The value of the share may be anywhere between $2.50 and $200, and fluctuates based on market movements. We choose from the most popular companies on Robinhood, based on the total value (market capitalization) and the price of each share.

You have a 1 in 150 chance of getting a share of Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Ford, AMD, Under Armour and more!


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Cash rewards for shopping? Yes please!



Get cash rewards for spending with your favorite brands.
Drop is an app that gives you cash rewards for shopping at your favorite places. Automatically. Rack up Drop points for going grocery shopping, taking an Uber to work, and more.

Let Drop do the work. Link your credit and debit cards and spend. We automatically give you points.

Drop is personalized to the way you spend. Earn at your favorite stores and choose your cash rewards.

Keep earning credit card points, Starbucks Stars, and whatever programs you use — you’ll earn Drop points on top.

Get 1000 free Drop points when you sign up with my link.





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Want to Earn Amazon Credits Just for Eating Out?

Every night, we have the same conversation:

“What do you want for dinner?”
“I don’t know”

Let’s just give up and go out for dinner. Especially if you get paid for it!


The Seated team only selects the best restaurants in each city and rewards diners with ~$30 to Uber, Amazon, or Starbucks for trying them. Restaurants can’t buy their way past our selection process, so our diners can choose confidently from any place on our list.

Just book an available reservation on the platform and pay for the meal with your linked card. The reward code to the service of your choice will be delivered digitally in the app 24-72 hours after each successfully seated reservation.



Available in the following cities –  New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, D.C, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Austin, Denver, Seattle.

Join here.


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The World’s First Social Credit Card

Get paid cash forever each time you share VITAL with your friends. Plus earn 1% cash back on all transactions.

VITAL rewards you based on how many friends you sign up. You also get credit for everyone your friends bring in and even their friends too!

Every time you sign up a friend to VITAL you earn 4 points towards your VITAL Score. Plus, you get an additional 2 points for everyone your friend signs up and another 1 point for the people they sign up.
  • Earn Cash Rewards By Sharing
  • 1% Cash Back on Spending
  • Proudly Backed by Visa
  • No Annual Fee
  • Competitive APRs

I just signed up for VITAL – the world’s first social credit card that pays you to share. Each person you sign up will earn you cash for each referral – Each month for the rest of your life! 


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Make Extra Cash in the New Year!

Who doesn’t love making free cash, especially in the New Year?

Sign up for Dosh, link a card and start getting cash back. Get an instant $5 when you sign up!

  • Connect your credit & debit cards to the Dosh cash back app. You’ll get $5 for the first card, $1 each for the next 2 cards. 
  • Use them where offers are available, book travel with Dosh, and get cash back, Auto-magically. 
  • Invite your friends. Once they link their card, you will receive a $15 bonus!
  • Your card WILL NEVER BE CHARGED FOR ANYTHING. Dosh is a BBB Accredited Business!

Until January 21, you can get $15 per referral, no strings attached! You will get paid for each referral after 48 hours! 

SIGN UP HERE


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Vremi’s 12 Days of Giveaways

Who doesn’t love winning prizes, especially around the holidays?

Vremi is hosting their “12 Days of Giveaways” and giving 133 people a chance to win some great prizes. 



Every day, 12 winners will be awarded the prize of the day. On the 12th day, one grand prize winner will be awarded all the prizes, PLUS an electric hand mixer! 

December 13: Salad Spinner
December 14: Garden Tool Set
December 15: Mason Jar Set
December 16: Avocado Slicer
December 17: Ice Cream Scoop
December 18: Garlic Press
December 19: Collapsible Basket
December 20: Coffee Carafe
December 21: Hand Blender
December 22: Stainless Steel 1500w Blender
December 23: Apple Peeler
December 24: One Grand Prize Winner wins 12 Items (All 11 prizes and ELECTRIC HAND MIXER)

Vremi is a start-up brand passionate about providing high-quality yet affordable products that are full of personality for your home, kitchen, and beyond. Our products have gotten love from New York Magazine, Lifehacker, and BuzzFeed, and many of them have become Amazon’s favorites!

My favorite part about Vremi is that all the products are affordable and have GREAT personality. The boxes are hilarious and will definitely make you LOL when you receive your package. 

In addition to this amazing giveaway, Vremi is also accepting new members into their Secret Sauce Society on Facebook. In the month of December, the top 10 members who invite new members will receive a Vremi gift basket! For every 500 members that are added over 5000, they will add another winner. No limits! 

Join Vremi Secret Sauce Society for exclusive giveaways, product testing opportunities, and early access to products. Approval’s easy, just answer 3 short questions and you’re closer to free products and special experiences!





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