Being a techie has its perks—I was on social media before any of my friends, and I had an iPhone back when most people I knew were still on flip phones. But, there’s also a downside. While we may be the first to know about a new or yet-to-be-released device, the pressure of keeping up with the Jetsons can get pretty costly.
If you’re anything like me, you probably spend a hefty chunk of change each month on the latest gadgets and services. Yet while my wallet might feel the pain, I’m not really complaining. I love buying new tech as soon as it drops. From a practical standpoint, though, I do have to find ways to use that tech to repay the debt, so to speak. The best way I’ve
found is through apps that offer rewards with techies in mind.
Even if you’re already hip to some of these, I felt it my duty to share my favorite apps that offer rewards so you all can start affording more gadgets, too.
My Favorite Apps That Offer Rewards
I remember when a new social media platform seemed to debut daily. I jumped from Friendster to MySpace to Facebook and Twitter just about the moment they each launched, but my favorite of all has been Instagram because I just love sharing my pictures. Hence my love for CoSign, which lets me get rewarded for uploading pics to social media. Using CoSign, I tag the images that I put on Instagram (or on Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest) with information about the products that are pictured—stuff like my sweet new laptop bag or my cool new sneakers. You can tag tech products, books, movies, clothing—even food. Then, when your followers buy any of the items that you post, you get a commission of up to 35%, depending on the product, which CoSign pays through PayPal or gift cards.
Another cool app that offers rewards for techies is Swagbucks. Most of the ways to earn rewards through Swagbucks are things that techies do online already, including searching, playing games, watching videos, and taking surveys. All you have to do is incorporate Swagbucks into your daily digital routine.
For example, I open up the Swagbucks app, just as I would any of my social media apps, and check out the many ways to earn points. I might take a survey, watch an informational video, or do whatever else the app is awarding points for. Swagbucks doesn’t pay that great—usually just $0.01 to $0.36 per task—but if you’re always on your device, like me, that can add up. Once you get at least $3 you can cash out via PayPal or gift cards.
The last of my top apps that offer rewards is actually my favorite, which is odd because it revolves around shopping, which for a long time was not one of my favorite activities. That changed thanks to Shopkick which turns the whole experience of going to the store into a fun scavenger hunt for points. You’re rewarded when you buy select products, scan the barcode on certain items, and even just for walking into featured stores. When you earn enough points, you can trade them in for gift cards!
As an early adopter, I can safely say that Shopkick is the future of shopping apps.
Shopkick also has a few really cool features that appeal to a tech guy like me, including the fact that you can use it for online shopping. It also has some great shopping list functionality, which makes it super easy to get organized before you even head to the store. As an early adopter, I can safely say that Shopkick is the future of shopping apps. I’d be shocked if everyone isn’t using it soon.
So, there you have it: my three favorite apps that offer rewards. It’s really a small sampling of all the apps that can help you reap rewards, so get out there and find your own! Just make sure you’re using the best and getting rewarded when you do. Eventually, I think a lot of these, and especially Shopkick, will be like smartphones: we won’t even remember what life was like before them.
Get to know the many different ways that techies can get rewards on Shopkick and start collecting your free gift cards today. Download Shopkick’s free app and join a community of loyal Shopkickers who’ve already discovered how much you can earn with the help of a free shopping sidekick.
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