44 Apps That Give You Free Stuff (Money, Too)

Here you’ll find a list of the best apps that pay, offer cool stuff, and some that literally give away free food.

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Jef van de Graaf
April 2, 2018

You know the ol’ saying: there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Well, whoever said this was completely wrong.  

Here you’ll find a list of the best apps that pay, offer cool stuff, and some that literally give away free food. Go ahead and choose a few of your favorites, download them onto your smartphone, then enjoy all the free meals, gift cards, and money they’re giving away. 

Apps That Pay You Money

#1) OhmConnect

Let’s start with possibly the easiest of all of them - an app that pays you whenever you turn off your lights.  

First, to use this app you must have an online utility account with one of these three utility companies:

  1. Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
  2. San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
  3. Southern California, Edison (SCE) 

If you do, you can earn hundreds of dollars per year depending on your energy savings. All you have to do is agree to help reduce energy usage by one hour per week.

To get started with this money making app follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Sign up for a free OhmConnect account
  2. Sync it with your online utility account
  3. Turn off your major appliances when you're notified about upcoming #OhmHours

It’s that easy. You’ll receive monthly payments and you may even be eligible to receive a free smart plug for your home (learn more about smart plugs).

Start earning button in blue

#2) Fish for Money

Here’s a fun money making app that literally lets you fish for money.

Fish for money is an app that requires you to catch a million pounds of fish before you can cash out. When you catch that much, you can choose between a $15 gift card or a PayPal Payment.

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If you like apps that pay by playing games, here’s a few more to get hooked on:  

#3) Taps for money - iOS | Android

#4) Solitaire - Make Money Free - iOS | Android

#5) Blissful Blobs - iOS | Android

#6) Lucktastic - iOS | Android

#7) Bingozone - Web

#8) Exodus 3000  - Web

Note: these game Apps may require you to watch advertisements to earn free money.

#9) Movie Money

We all know that Hollywood gets paid for making movies, but can you believe that there are apps that pay for watching movies?

Movie Money lets you cash out starting at $5 after you have earn 1 200 points from watching movies.

You can choose between PayPal Payment or an Amazon eGift Card. If you choose to receive a payment, they are sent out a few days after cashing out and can take 7 to 30 days to receive.

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Here’s a few more apps that pay for watching stuff:

#10) Mobile Rewards - iOS | Android

#11) Viggle (for Hulu Watchers) - iOS | Android

#12) AdFun - iOS | Android

#13) Paid2Youtube - Web

#14) Paid to Shop

Before you start to think this app (and everything else in this list) is a lie, there really is an app that pays you to shop. It's called COSIGN and it rewards you whenever you share the products you find. Here’s an example, let’s say you go out with your friends and you’re all wearing fly outfits and Pinterest-worthy accessories. With this app, you’ll be able to tag your items and get paid making the images you share on social media, shoppable. You’ll receive 30% commissions and points whenever someone clicks your links. After you collect a certain amount of points, you’ll be moved up to a higher level and earn more commissions and more rewards.

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Other shopping-like apps that pay:

#15) iBotta - Cash Back for Groceries - iOS | Android

#16) Shopkick - Shopping Rewards - iOS | Android*

#17) Receipt Hog - Cash or Receipts - iOS | Android

#18) Mobee - iOS | Android

*Provides gift cards.

#19) Zap Surveys

Here’s an app that pays you to take surveys. Zap Surveys will pay you for your opinion and you can do them whenever you have time to kill. It’s an easy way to make money and you are guaranteed a minimum of $6.00 on your first survey.

You’ll have access to hundreds of surveys daily and it has location rewards that allows you to earn additional cash when you least expect it. You can also earn money when you refer it to your friends. By the way, for every survey you complete, a full meal will be donated to a child in need.

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More money making survey apps:

#20) Surveys on the Go - iOS | Android

#21)  iPoll - iOS | Android

#22) Easy Shift - iOS | Android

#23) Survey Mini - iOS | Android

#24) Panel App - iOS | Android

Warning. If you’re only interested in money making apps, stop here. If you want more, you should check out these 68 apps that pay you. Otherwise, from here onward you’ll only find apps that give away free stuff.

Apps That Give You Free Stuff

#25) Claim It!

This cool app that gives you lots of free stuff like gift cards, videogames, shoes, designer handbags, movie tickets, gift cards and more. It’s currently only available in New York City but they’re going to be expanding soon.

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#26) AppKarma

Consider this the ultimate free stuff app. Whether you like to play games, own a YouTube Channel (with 1000+ subscribers), or simply enjoy referred apps to your friends, you can earn daily rewards. As your rewards start to pile up, you can exchange them for the following:

  • $1, $3, $5 Amazon.com
  • $3, $5, $10 PayPal
  • $10 Google Play
  • $5, $10 iTunes
  • $5, $10 Xbox Live
  • $10 Playstation
  • $5 Starbucks
  • $10 Facebook
  • $20 Steam

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#27) AppBounty

This app lets you earn points for downloading and testing apps. You get 500 to 1200 points for each app you download and open. Some apps require you to play or use them to a certain level to earn more. You can convert your points into gift cards for: XBox Live Points, Amazon, and iTunes.

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#28) Gift Box

If you like surprises, you’re going to love Gift Box. This app requires you to complete daily tasks which allow you to earn free rewards and treats from a gift box. Your daily tasks may include downloading an app and using it or watching a series of videos. You also get a daily free gift just by going back and using the app each day. Here’s a few of rewards you’ll get from Gift Box:

  • Amazon gift card(only for American)
  • iTunes gift card
  • Google Play gift card

They will soon be adding more rewards for GameStop, playstation, Xbox, Starbucks, Nordstrom and Sephora gift cards.

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#29) Free my Apps

Just like the previous apps, Free my Apps offers you gift cards in exchange for downloading, opening, and sometimes playing apps. They have already awarded over $27 million in free gift cards and they have some of the most choices available for exchanging your points into gift cards.

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Here’s a few more gift card rewarding apps you might want to try:

#30) GiftWallet - Android

#31) Instant Gift Cards - Web

#32) Listia

Have a bunch of old junk lying around the house? With Listia, you can turn that junk into a new treasure!Listia is a unique app that lets you exchange your old stuff for new stuff. Consider it a trading app that doesn’t require money at all. The way it work is simple, you give away free stuff you don’t need and you can get free stuff you want. You will earn credits every time you give something away and can redeem these for whatever stuff you find on their market place. Go ahead and sort out the garage and give away the things you don’t need.

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#33) Free Stuff Times

O.K., this free stuff app should is a must have if you like to get whatever free things you can get your hands on.Free Stuff Times is a place where you can daily listings of people and companies giving away free stuff. You can also sign up for contests, games, and other ways to earn rewards and collect strange items.

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Browsing all these free stuff and money making apps must make you hungry…

Apps That Give You Free Food

Hey! We told you there were apps that give you free food. Most of these apps offer you a free item just by downloading their app however there’s enough here to give you more than a few free meals. Bon appetit!

#34) Get a Free Slush or Drink at Sonic - iOS | Android

#35) Get a Free Scoop of Ice Cream at Baskin Robbins - iOS | Android  

#36) Get a Free Donut at Krispy Kreme - iOS | Android

#37) Get a Free Milkshake With 1st App Purchase at Steak’n’Shake - iOS | Android

#38) Get $30 in Free Coupons at Burger King - iOS | Android

#39) Get Free Medium Fries with Any Purchase on Friday at McDonalds (kinda free, but they do offer lots of free food and coupons in their app) - iOS | Android

#40) Get 400 Free Points and Exchange Them for a Big Gulp, Medium Coffee or Slurpee, Donut, Fudge Brownie, Taquito, Bag of Chips, 2-Pack of Cookies at 7-11 - iOS | Android

#41) Get a Free Taco at Baja Fresh - Web

#42) Get a Free Appetizer at TGIF - iOS | Android

#43) Get $2 (and $5 on your birthday) to Spend at Red Manguosa - iOS | Android

#44) Get Free Food, Coffee, Drinks and More if You Live in New York - iOS | Android

Did you like this list? Tell us about your favorite free money making app  and don’t forget to turn out the lights.

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