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Another app you can use with your smart phone is WeReward. It was released by Izea who are the same people behind Sponsored Tweets, which is a site that you can sign up with and earn money for tweeting out advertisements to your Twitter feed. WeReward is really cool because unlike some of the other phone apps, the points you earn for doing different things can be converted to actual cash! Each point is worth one cent. Here’s how it works:
First, do a search on your smart phone for the WeReward app. It’s totally free to download, and you can create an account with your phone and immediately start using it. Once you have the app, there are tons of different things you can do to earn money. You can “check in” at different locations you might go to, which is similar to how Checkpoints works, and you’ll get a few points for doing that — usually around 10 points, or 10 cents. Checking in is a little more complicated with this app though because in most cases you have to take a picture of yourself in front of the location or in front of a sign inside the building. With Checkpoints, you just hit the check in button and that’s it. I have to admit that I did feel a little goofy at Target standing there happily in front of the Target sign while I had my husband take my picture with my iPhone … the people passing by probably thought I was just extremely happy to be at Target …
In addition to getting points for checking in, you can also earn points for using products. Again, you have to take a picture of yourself with the product to get credit. For example, right now on my phone, I can see that if I happened to have some Little Debbie Kite Brownie’s, I could take a picture of myself with the brownie and the open box displaying the Little Debbie logo and earn a whole 50 points. And this is just one example — there are many other products on their list you can do this with if you happen to have them on hand. If you order a pizza from Domino’s, you can take a picture of yourself with the pizza and the receipt and earn more points.
Something else you can do with the WeReward app is download and try out different apps for your phone. These apps are NOT all free to download, but WeReward will reimburse you the total cost of what you paid for trying them, so technically they are free. If you scroll down the list of apps you can download, you will see some free ones, but you won’t get as many points for these in most cases.
As I said above, each point you earn is worth one cent. Your earnings can be cashed out and sent to Paypal once you have accumulated at least $10. I’m not sure how quickly the money accumulates because I haven’t used this app as much as I’ve used Checkpoints. After you’ve taken the necessary pictures for the location and product tasks, you will have to share them via either Twitter, Facebook, or FourSquare, so you’ll need to have an account with at least one of these sites in order to be able to use this app. I just connected mine to my Twitter account because I don’t know as many people personally on my Twitter feed and I think my Facebook friends might think it was silly that I was uploading pictures of myself standing happily in front of the Target signs and proudly holding up my Cheeseburger Bobby’s cup at the Cheeseburger Bobby’s restaurant. I guess I could have explained what I was doing, but oh well. If I use the app much more, I’ll probably go ahead and connect it with Facebook, too.
WeReward does have a referral program. You can tweet out your invite or share it on Facebook and Four Square through the app on your phone, and if anyone signs up with your link, you’ll get a 10 percent bonus when the people you refer complete verified check ins.
I’m going to be using this app a whole lot more because I like that I know how much actual money I’ll be getting for using it rather than converting points to get gift cards. So far, I have about .21 cents in my account just from checking in at Target and Cheeseburger Bobby’s (that’s all I’ve done to date). I had to wait a few days for them to verify my pictures, but I can confirm that the money is now in my account. Hopefully I’ll have the $10 before too long if I keep using the app when I get the chance, and then I can do a screenshot of my payment and post it here to prove to you that they pay.
If you want to sign up for WeReward, just look it up on your smart phone and download it! As I said above, the app costs you nothing, so if you remember to use it when you get the opportunity, you could definitely earn a little extra money. You can also visit the WeReward website to learn more about what you can do with the app.