Unless you have been living under a rock for the past five years, you know that every store, business, entity (and some human beings) have their own rewards programs. Some of them are not very rewarding, while others are pretty good, and still others are too good to be true. As a member of pretty much every rewards program on the planet at one point or another I have compiled these five rewards programs that really work.
Microsoft is not the power house that it once was which sucks for them, but it is awesome for us. In order to play catch up with their closest competitors *cough* Google *cough* they are forced to offer incentives for almost all of their products. If you are wiling to switch to Bing as your search engine you could be rolling in gift cards sooner than later. I make about $5 in Amazon gift cards a month simply by doing searches that I would do anyway. If you want to get started earning literal free money click here.
2. Target Pharmacy Rewards
The only downside to this rewards program is that you have to have a Target nearby. Target as a whole offers all kinds of benefits, but that is for another blog, today I will just be singing the praises of their pharmacy rewards. For every five prescriptions you fill you get a coupon for 5% off for a whole day. It may not seem like much but it adds up if you are doing your grocery shopping or finally buying that 70" TV. Whoever thought that your Valtrex prescription would pay off?
Viggle is one of my favorite apps because it combines my two favorite things, TV and money. Simply download the Viggle app here, and let the games begin. All you have to do is check in to your favorite TV shows, movies, and songs and you will start earning points. On top of check ins you can also predict football game outcomes and take nightly quizzes to boost your point total. I use my points to increase my ever growing digital movie collection while my wife uses hers to get hundreds of dollars worth of free gift cards.
I am not really sure how Shopkick works, but I know that it does work. All you need is a smartphone and the Shopkick app which you can download here. You automatically get 30 points just for walking into most major stores and then you can get even more for simply scanning the bar code on products inside the store. For every 500 points you get you get a 2 dollar gift card to places like Target, Walmart, and Amazon. You get your first gift card simply for scanning anything in the store.
5. Inbox Dollars
Inbox Dollars pays you actual cash for doing a number of things. Its base pay is two cents for every email advertisement you view, but they offer all kinds of ways to earn money from listening to the radio to watching videos, playing games, performing simple tasks and more. It is not going to make you rich but it isn't too bad as a side gig. If you are interested in signing up click here and start earning actual money. They even give you a five dollar sign up bonus, that is five bucks for not doing anything. Pro Tip: Create a throw away email address for this and any other account that you think are going to spam you.
The Dollar Dad isn't about pinching pennies. He is about making and saving money in interesting way to live the best life you can.