Finances and frugal living are definitely trending right now–and why shouldn’t they be?! What person in their right mine doesn’t want to have more money available to them? Today I want to talk about some easy peasy ways for moms to make extra money.
Now, do take into account that these methods will not make you rich. They are not a sustainable income–so don’t quick your day job! But! A lot of moms are looking for ways to make a little extra money on the side.
Some moms want to do this to contribute to the family income. Others just want a little extra spending money. And who doesn’t?! Let’s be honest, having kids is expensive. Between food, clothes, toys, school activities, and more, it can be hard to set aside any money for mom to spend on herself.
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Let me introduce you to my secret to making money to treat myself: cashback and rewards apps.
These awesome apps allow you to get cashback and redeem gift cards when you go shopping for your usual groceries, gas, and more. You don’t have to go out of your way, you don’t have to buy things you don’t normally buy. Just do your usual thing and when you’re done, upload the receipts to each of these apps to get awesome rewards!
Easy Ways For Moms to Make Extra Money
Ibotta is by far my favorite way to make a little extra money on the side. It’s true that you won’t get rich, BUT I think it’s worth noting that there is some very legit money to be made by using this app. In the first several months of using it, I racked up over $100 just by doing my normal shopping.
Plus, it’s very easy to use. You just add the offers you want to redeem and go do your shopping. When you’re done, just upload your receipt and your account will be credited shortly after.
This is a great app for moms to use because of the simplicity and because of of the great offers! I frequently get offers for fresh produce, cereal, and baby products such as diapers and baby food. If you have to buy that stuff anyway, you may as well make some extra money off it!
Use the code dnktcid to get an extra $10 welcome bonus.
The Shopkick app is another great way for moms to make extra money just by doing their normal shopping. You get points that you can redeem for gift cards from a lot of different retailers and restaurants.
To get points, you can upload receipts with qualifying offers, scan products in store, and even get points just for walking into the store.
So even if you don’t purchase one of the offers, you can still get points just by doing your other shopping.
Use the code GOAL091742 to join and get 250 points towards your first gift card!
3. Checkout 51
Checkout 51 is another grocery rewards app that has a wide variety of offers. I’ve seen offers for fresh produce, as well as snacks, toiletries, and baby products such as wipes and diapers. Plus, for every receipt that you spent more than $60 on, you get a chance to win $500!
This app is one I found recently and really love. Rather than redeeming offers for individual products, you get points for brands that you buy. I get points almost every shopping trip from the stuff I buy on my normal shopping list.
Toiletries, beauty products, groceries–chances are you’ll find a brand on here that you buy regularly. And the points rack up quickly. Even though I’ve only had the app for a few weeks, I’m about the redeem my first gift card!
Use the code WJ4NJ when you sign up to get 2,000 points toward your first gift card! (That means you’ll only need 1,000 more points–easy to get–to get your first gift card!)
Everyone talks about apps that give you cashback for groceries, but what about gas? I recently found Trunow, an app that gives you cashback for gas receipts. It also finds deals at gas stations, and finds the cheapest nearby gas station. So far I’m loving it!
This is such a great way for moms to make extra money by just going about their normal day. It literally doesn’t require any extra work (besides uploading the receipt).
Sign up and use the code V84MS9 to get an extra $1!
6. Receipt Hog
Last but not least, the latest rewards app I have found and used is Receipt Hog. You can upload any receipt from anywhere and for anything to this app to get coins. When you get at least 1,000 coins, you can redeem them for amazon or visa gift cards, or have the cash sent right to your PayPal account.
For some receipts you can also get “spins” to use on the slot machine, which gives you the opportunity to win more coins or have your last shopping trip paid for. You also get spins when you level up. I wasn’t sure about this one at first, but it’s actually a lot of fun and seems to accumulate coins fairly quickly. Try it out!
I’ve done a lot of talking about how easy ways for moms to make extra money in this post. Now it’s your turn! Do you have any awesome ways that moms can make extra money while going about their day to day life? Have you tried out any of these apps? Share with me in the comments below!