How To Get Free Money

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If you are thinking about how to get free money, you are in the right place. It is however important to understand what free money is.

What do I mean by free money? Free money here is any cash reward, redeemable points, or bonus you get for carrying out a specific task. It could be for signing up or using a service.

I must specify “task” because even though you won’t be doing any hard labor, you still need to do something.

In this article, I will show you 15 ways you can earn free money.


Most people shop online these days but they are not aware they have been throwing money away. Instead of buying things directly online, you can shop via a cashback website. By going through a cashback website, you will get back a percentage of the amount you spend.

Popular cashback websites like Topcashback and Quidco will give you a percentage of what you spend online.

Say for example you want to buy a new running shoe from Sports Direct. Instead of going directly to Sports Direct website to buy the shoe, you can go to Sports Direct via the cashback website. If Topcashback offers 5% cashback for example you will earn £5. That might not sound like a lot of money. But, if you consider how much people spend online nowadays on various products and services. Over time it can add up to a lot of money.

As well you can earn free money if you refer someone to cashback websites.

Switch a bank account

Loyalty doesn’t pay, you can earn free money by switching your bank account to another bank. Banks compete with one another so they offer free money to customers to switch to them. 

Gone are the days when it used to be difficult to switch. With the ‘7 days Switch Guaranteed‘, it’s now very easy to switch to another bank and earn free money.

Switch your energy to Bulb

If you switch your energy to Bulb, you can earn free money. Bulb is an energy company that pays new customers up to £50 for switching to them.

The good thing with Bulb is that they are a renewable energy company. You have nothing to lose by switching to Bulb and you also get more money if you recommend them to family and friends.

You can switch to Bulb and earn £50 free by clicking here.

Get free share from Trading212

Trading 212 is an online stock broker that gives new customers free shares worth up to $100.

If you open a new brokerage account, fund your account and buy a share minimum of $1, they will give you a free share.

In addition to the free share you get, if you refer family and friends you will also get a free share for each person who signs up.

Investing in share is a good thing. If you are new to the stock market you can read my article about ‘investing in stock for beginners’.

Start investing on Trading 212 and get free share.


We all have research skills. We utilize this skill in our day-to-day activities without even realizing it.

A quick visit to a search engine to search for things like new recipes, fact-checking, information surfing is research. Even something like searching for information on social media is online research.

You can put your research skills to the test if you are a fan of working from home. If you’re not a fan, there can still get paid to carry out research online.

Three platforms that come to mind for this are experts123, justanswer and checkoutsmart.

Earn money from survey

Earning money through a survey is really easy. You simply need to answer questions on a variety of topics. For surveys, only your opinion is needed.

You will then get rewarded for every survey you take.

Surveys about services, Advertising effectiveness surveys, Product appeal surveys, and Brand recognition surveys are some type of paid online surveys you can take.

Please keep in mind that there are several scam survey sites out there. Survey sites like Toluna is the real deal. They pay you for your time.

Sell a digital product (photo and video)

Websites like Shutterstock will allow you to be a contributor on their website. Basically, you can upload your photos or video and get paid if people purchase your photo or video.

Clickasnap will pay you if your photo is viewed. Do you have nice photos you think people will find interesting or useful? You can upload them on clickasnap and get paid. Think about this, you upload your photos on social media sites like Facebook then friends and family view them and you get nothing other than clicks and likes.

With these platforms, you get paid for your creativity.

Sign up to Airtime Rewards, receipt hog

Airtime Rewards app is really cool. With this app, your favorite retailers get to pay your phone bill. Cool right?

So how does it work? You simply need to install the app and link your credit and debit cards to it. Upon doing this, you simply need to make payments through one of your linked cards at retailers connected to the app. You will then get a cashback which can be forwarded towards your phone bill once you reach £10.

The average person throws away receipts as soon as they get them. What if I tell you that is wasteful? With a platform like Receipt Hog, you can actually get paid free money for those receipts.

Receipt Hog pays you tokens or coins for every receipt you upload. Once you have enough coins, you can then get your money either as a voucher through Amazon or cash through PayPal.


Swagbucks is quite popular around the world. It is one of the easiest and legitimate ways to get free money online. It is quite popular in the UK too. The amount you can make on Swagbucks is entirely up to you and how much time you can invest. Your points are accumulated as SB’s and you will need 650SB to get $5. Your points can be redeemed as Paypal cash or gift cards at thousands of retailers like Amazon and Walmart.

How to earn with Swagbucks

  • Use as search engine
  • Use as cash-back website
  • Watch videos
  • Carry out daily surveys

You can also earn free money by referring friends and family through your referral code.


You can earn money through gift cards by browsing websites. UpVoice is a browser extension that monitors your ads once a day on your computer. It works on multiple sites especially social media sites like Facebook.

Below is a statement on the UpVoice website

Join the UpVoice research community and start earning gift cards just by visiting your social feeds on your desktop computer


Plum is a chatbox tasked with helping you automatically grow your savings while reducing unnecessary bills.

You can get free money on Plum when you sign up. All you have to do is click on the ‘GET FREEBIE’ button then sign up. Once this is done, it’ll link to your Facebook Messenger. Follow the next few prompts to finish signing up. Once that is complete and you are connected with your bank you’ll get £5 for free.

Curve Card

With a Curve card, you can manage all your bank cards on a single app and card. You get free £5 when you sign up with them. All you have to do is choose the ‘free Curve card plan’. You also get to earn £5 every time friends and family sign up using your referral code.


MobileXpression pride itself as a survey panel that focuses on improving the internet. Over 3.7 billion people used mobile internet according to research carried out in 2018. This makes gaining valuable insight into mobile internet important for companies in the market research industry.

The surveys you will be tasked with will include things like surfing websites and watching advertisements. It has to be done from your mobile device though.

Once you are through with a task, you simply report your feedback through a survey.

Panel app

With Panel App you can take location-based surveys and also by sharing your location. The accumulated points can be redeemed through rewards, sweepstakes, gift cards, and more.

How to earn

  • Carry out location-based surveys
  • Share location
  • Refer friends and family

Panel App boasts of having paid out over $2 Million in cash prizes to date.

Tax refunds

A lot of people are owed money by the government but they do not realize it. Perhaps you are one of those people who paid too much tax.

If you file a tax return you might just realize the government will pay you some money back if you have paid too much in tax.

Why tax returns can look like free money is simply because when you receive money you are not expecting it really feels like you just received free money.

In some cases, the government through the tax authority might send you the tax you overpaid without you filing a tax return.

Final Thought

Making free money online is quite possible. But before you embark on the journey, you must first decide on your definition of free. You must also decide how much time you are willing to invest because most are more straightforward than others.


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