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CrossMedia Panel Important changes: End of metering for iOS and Desktop Browsers

From their website:

Dec. 12, 2017

As of December 12, 2017 iOS and PC/laptop browser versions of the Screenwise meter are no longer supported on the US Reach Panel. Android Mobile Screenwise Meters will work and support for Android 4.3 and above will continue.

Please uninstall any iOS versions of the Screenwise mobile app and any desktop browser meters that you installed while participating in the panel.

iOS and PC/laptop users of the Screenwise browser meter will no longer earn rewards beginning on December 12, 2017.

Android users (version 4.3 and higher), we hope you will continue to use your Screenwise Meter app and keep earning rewards.

 

I will keep you updated on how this affects weekly earnings and the best way to continue to get the most out of this program.

Dobot charges $1.99 per month now

Per their email:

Hi Lazy Money Guy,

We wanted to thank you for including Dobot on your journey to financial health, and share news about our relationship with you.

Whether you’re saving for an emergency fund, home down payment or that special trip, we hope you’ve found our auto-savings feature enables you to save easier than ever. Your responses to our texts have been awesome. We’re very excited that so many Dobot savers take advantage of the easy text commands to save an amount, apply savings to your goals without opening the app and learn helpful tips to improve your finances. And, of course, the super popular joke command makes sure that saving is never boring. 😀

It is vital that we are able to continue providing the services you’ve come to trust, so today we are sharing important news about our relationship with our Dobot savers and how we make money. Dobot will begin charging a small monthly fee for the services we provide. The fee, $1.99, will begin on July 31st for all accounts created before July 1st. For new users of Dobot, there will be a 30-day trial period.

Our strongest desire is to always do what is right for our customers. We also want to ensure that we are open and transparent about our decisions and the thought behind them. This small monthly fee will allow Dobot to continue supporting and growing our services for you.

Thank you for choosing Dobot. We remain committed to helping you create financial health.

Save On!

The Dobot Team

ShopKick adds rewards for online shopping!

Letter from the CEO:

shopkick
Hi Lazy Money Guy,

I’m excited to share that today we’ve updated Shopkick with some exciting new features. For the first time ever, you can earn kicks for shopping online!

Shopkickers have told us how much fun they have using Shopkick, and they want more opportunities to earn free gift cards and other merchandise. With these new updates, you can enjoy three new ways to get kicks for online shopping. You can now earn kicks for visiting online stores, viewing online offers, and making purchases from Apple, Boxed, eBay, Groupon, Spring, and Jet.com.

I love hearing from consumers across the country about the joy and excitement Shopkick brings to their shopping. Cassondra Taylor from Newport News, VA had an early preview of online shopping and said, “These new features will definitely help with back to school shopping! I normally use my kicks for my Starbucks addiction, but now I will use them to get school supplies for the teens.”

We’ll do everything we can to make your online or offline shopping trip — whether it’s for groceries, apparel, or electronics — as fun and rewarding as possible. I invite you to try out these new features and connect with us on Facebook to share what you think.

Happy online shopkicking!

Bill Demas
Shopkick CEO

Gift Card Granny

Gift Card Granny is where I go to buy discount eBay and iTunes gift cards.  I use the iTunes gift cards for the iOS apps that BestReviewApps lists where the app costs money.  I make that money back, plus the reward money for downloading and reviewing those apps.  Average savings on iTunes gift cards has been $0.09 for every $1.00 spent.  So I buy an app that costs $0.99, it only costs me out of pocket $0.90.  I also will get $1.00-$1.50 back on top of the full $0.99 that the app costs when I do the BestReviewApps review.  So I spent $0.90 and I potentially get back $1.99-2.49!

I also get AMC theater gift cards, so movie going is a lot cheaper (I usually find 12-20% discounts on their gift cards), plus signing up for the AMC stubs program (free for Insiders, $15/year for Premier, which I also pay for using the gift cards I purchased on GiftCardGranny!), which gives me points for purchasing tickets, food, etc. on top of waiving the online ticket purchase fees through their website or Fandango.  So I am basically earning more AMC Stubs points per actual dollar spent.

I have notification alerts should any Hulu gift cards show up.  I always look for gift cards here first before I go shopping to make sure if I can save the most money.  They can deliver e-gift cards or actual physical gift cards.

When you select the card(s) you want, you will be redirected to seller sites, not actually purchasing the card(s) in GiftCardGranny.  Some sites through GiftCardGranny have stars next to their name because they award points on GiftCardGranny which can be used for added benefits, or towards future gift card purchases.

Click Here to Sign Up and Start Saving on Gift Cards!

MileUp

MileUp awards you for driving.  You get 2 points for every mile you drive.

You can use these points to enter into Sweepstakes for Amazon gift cards, cash, or even a brand new car!

You also get an in-depth look at your driving habits and stats!

They have weekly challenges that award bonus points.

Get $250 when you submit a verified accident report!

They also have something called Street Sweeps which will award surprise points when you hit certain areas or miles driven.

Click Here to Sign Up!

Mobile Performance Meter

Mobile Performance Meter is an app that run in the background of your phone and reward points. You can get around $5-10 in gift cards per month per phone when using it.  May require that your phone have a data plan.  I have used the app on phones without a data plan, but some friends are telling me it hasn’t worked for them.  I know their support team has told me they are very picky about not only what phones they approve but also locations and other factors to approve activating the accounts to start earning points.

You can earn anywhere from 10-30 points per day.  I wait till I have earned 500 points to cash out for a $5 Amazon gift card.  It costs more points per dollar if you cash out less than 500 points.

Click Here for Mobile Performance Meter App!

Voxpopme

VoxPopMe is a survey app that wants the questions asked via video recording.  As long as your smartphone has a front-facing camera, it is pretty easy to use.  They will start off many times with preliminary questions you answer to see if you qualify for the video surveys.  If you do, the video surveys will pop up.  I have made usually between $0.25 – $0.65 per video survey.

Your answers have to be between 30-60 seconds.  You have to be somewhere quiet so the recording can capture your answers.  You have to be somewhere with enough light, so they can see your face and facial expressions as you answer the questions.

Cash out is at $15 minimum via PayPal.

You can redo answers prior to submitting.  I have had to practice some because I will ramble if I don’t know exactly what I want to say.

Click Here to Get Started!

Qriket

Qriket is a game where you spin the wheel to earn random amounts of money.  You choose either blue or yellow and if the wheel ends up on your color, you win the amount they indicate in the center of the wheel.  I usually win $0.05 every few spins, but I have seen potential amounts to win as high as $1,000!  You can also challenge others to win even more!

75spinqriketchallenge

It’s a little slower earner compared to others as it is not guaranteed a win every spin, but it is fun to spin the wheel and see the winnings add up.  You can also earn spins from watching different ads.  I usually earn 10 spins per day from the ads.  

Download the app and sign up with the code KENLW6 to get 25 Bonus Spins!

Farewell from Media Insiders

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Dear Lazy Money Guy,

We at Media Insiders would like to thank you for your participation and loyalty to our panel, so it is with great sadness that we send you this email.  Due to recent, rapidly unfolding developments, Media Insiders will be closing its doors on April 16th, 2017.  We hope that you have enjoyed your time with us and that we have made a positive impact on your life.

We are going to miss reading the thank you e-mails and positive reviews.  Those kind words about us, and the happy notes about how you bought gifts for your loved ones using the points you earned with us, truly made our day!

Notes About Data Collection
After our shutdown date, we will no longer be accepting any new data from our members. Week 15 rewards will be the final rewards distributed, and will be processed by April 20th. Please click here for directions on how to uninstall MI Mobile from your device(s).

Notes About Redemptions
Please note that you have 1 month to redeem your points from the Perks system after the shutdown date.  After that time, all points will be removed and all points accounts will be closed.  It is important that you redeem your points before the closing of your account.  We want you to enjoy your rewards and have good memories of our time together.

We have enjoyed these past few years with all of you and we wish it could continue, but sadly all good things must come to an end.  Thank you so very much for being a part of our journey. Best wishes to you.

Your Friends at Media Insiders

Digit’s New Fee Schedule

Email from Digit:

Hey Lazy Money Guy,

Today we have a couple of big announcements to make.

As Digit becomes a more important part of our customers’ financial lives, we’ve decided to make a conscious decision about how we want to make money: We work for you, and you pay us. It should be that straightforward. Too many financial services complicate things by making money doing things not in the best interest of their customers. Charging for Digit will allow us to support our service while making sure we always do what’s right for the customer.

A monthly subscription will cost $2.99. For all existing users, Digit will remain free for the next 100 days.

We are also significantly increasing the Digit Savings Bonus. All customers will now earn a 1% Savings Bonus (up from 0.20%). With the recent introduction of Goalmojis, customers are saving more than ever, and we want to make sure you’re earning real rewards for saving with Digit.

Thank you for being an early user, believer and fan. You have helped sparked the savings revolution. We promise to continue building products that make your financial life easier and better.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Fliiby

Click Here to Get Started!

Fliiby is a program that acts like Imgur but pays you.  You can post all sorts of pictures on it, from funny to artistic.  You start earning money from views of your pictures you upload.  They have a monetization program you have to apply for and be approved prior to earning anything for your uploaded pictures and files.

You can cash out at $25USD on PayPal, Skirll, and Payoneer, or have minimum $250 wired to you.

I try to follow as many people as possible and like or comment on their pictures.  There are some amazing photographers who use this site.  I have also seen that many who I follow will tend to follow me and like or comment on my pictures I have uploaded.

Fliiby has a lot of suggestions to maximize monetization, including the way you title the picture, describe it, tag it, and filter it.  I get emails from them occasionally with cool info on how to make my account more valuable and my pictures viewed more.

Click Here to Get Started!

SparkProfit and Tiql

SparkProfit and Tiql are fun investing app/websites where you can make gains or losses (a simulation, or investing real money), and the bigger the gains, the more you get in actual money rewards.  I bring in anywhere from $10-20USD/week per program depending on how good my trading skills are.

SparkProfit is a play money investment/trading app, and you can get paid weekly for using it.  The more successful the trading, the higher payout you can get each week.

Tiql uses actual money, whether it is transferred from money earned in SparkProfit, or money to deposit into it.  So when you gain in the program, it is an actual gain, and if you lose, it is an actual loss.  It is not available for the USA at this time.

TIQL has country restrictions, including the USA, which cannot use this program.  USA citizens can still use SparkProfit, but can’t use TIQL.

You can cash out at $30USD.

Click Here to Sign Up with SparkProfit!

Click Here to Sign Up with Tiql!

SurveySavvy’s Project Gold

SurveySavvy has a program that runs in the background of your computer, your tablet, and your phone (Android and/or iPhone) and rewards you $5/month per device (up to $15/month or $180/year) called Project Gold.  Additionally, it is not limited to one account per household.  I have my account, my wife has hers, and we bring in a total of $30/month when connected to each laptop, tablet, and smart phone.

You will also get invites to different surveys, many of them pay $1-5, while others pay upwards of $50 when you meet pre-qualification standards.

You can cash out at a minimum of $1 at a time.  They mail a check for the amount you cash out.

By running their program on your devices, it helps them to narrow down which surveys you qualify for and saves you the time of going through prequalifying questions and rejections.

Click Here to Sign Up!

Rewardo

Rewardo gives you five tasks per day.  Each completed task awards a certain amount of points.  You also receive bonus points for completing all the tasks and bonus points for daily check-ins.  The tasks are simple.  It’s either watching a short video, looking at an ad, downloading an app, or posting something to Facebook.

How It Works - Step 1 Complete easy tasks every day
How It Works - Step 2 Earn points for each task
How It Works - Step 3 Get rewards for earned points

The points can then be used to purchase big ticket items:

Apple MacBook Pro 13.3″ for 15800 points

$1000 Amazon Gift Card for 10700 points

iPhone 7 for 8600 Points

Xbox One for 5900 Points

PlayStation 4 for 4600 Points

I am currently getting anywhere from 40-50 points per day.  I can earn up to 10X that much by referring friends.

The app is available worldwide!

Click Here to Get Started!  Enter code B2RB1B for a cool bonus!

MobiSave

Click Here to Start Saving! 

MobiSave is a grocery shopping savings app.  You are shown a list of available rebate products.  You can select or “save” the ones you are going to buy.  These deals, once you save them, expire within 7 days.  So don’t save a deal if you don’t plan on buying the product within that time.

You have to save the deal first prior to purchasing the product to get the cash back from the app.  You then scan your receipt (the whole receipt) and earn the cash back for that purchased product!

Shop anywhere

No need to change where you shop. Any store that provides an itemized receipt is covered.

Get paid quickly

Never wait more than 24 hours for your savings. They drop it right into your PayPal account.

Browse offline

Spotty signal? No problem! Refresh your list when you have a connection, browse offline when you don’t.

No minimums ever

No payout is too large or small! Get paid within 24 hours, no minimum amounts required.

No inactivity fees

No one likes being threatened by inactivity fees. So we just got rid of them.

Discover new brands

Get the best coupons for brands you love now, and new ones you’ll fall in love with.

Click Here to Start Saving! 

Yaarlo Program Updates!

Email from Yaarlo:

Yaarlo Program Updates!!

Walmart-Target

Walmart and Target

Receipts from Walmart and Target are now classified under retail. You can now earn 0.25% on Walmart and Target receipts.

Refer a Friend

Refer a Friend

Unlimited earnings now possible through Refer a Friend. Refer more friends and earn more cashback.

Gold Membership

Membership Levels

Gold: Quarterly Spend $300
Platinum: Quarterly Spend $1000

Scan Receipts

Unlimited Receipts

You can now scan any number of receipts in a month.

Online Receipt

Email Online Receipts

Email your online receipts to Yaarlo at receipts@yaarlo.com and earn cashback.

Yaarlo

Yaarlo is a receipt scanning app that also provides discount shopping opportunities.  Unlike other receipt scanning apps that offer points per receipt or coins, this one offers actual cash.  Scan any receipt that isn’t older than two weeks (14 days).  Whether you purchased anything from any of their listed stores and deals or not, scan your receipts with the app.  You can also email them with your e-receipts from online purchases like Amazon or eBay.

They accept receipts from Retail stores, Grocery stores, Restaurants (local, chain, and fast food), Gas, Wholesale clubs, Entertainment, and Personal services.

Points are given based off of the category your receipt falls under: 
Grocery Store: .25% 
Gas Station: .10% 
Retail Store: .25% 
Local Restaurants: .25% 
Pharmacy: .20% 
Personal and Entertainment: .20% 
Fast Food Restaurants: .25% 
Wholesale Clubs: .10% 

Their Shop ‘n Earn program allows you to earn up to 5% back when you shop online through Yaarlo at your favorite retailers. Simply, click Shop ‘n Earn on the app or visit www.yaarlo.com to start browsing your favorite stores. Once a purchase is made the cash back will be automatically applied to your account.

You get $1 for signing up (verifying your email) and getting your first approved scanned receipt.

Click Here and enter code: JONATHAN383 to get a nice bonus for signing up!

Fronto is now in the UK and Australia!

Hi Lazy Money Guy,

Another exciting news! From today, Fronto starts to support the United Kingdom and Australia! As promised, we will keep adding other countries as well.

The 1,250P referral system will be the same for a while so please please invite your British and Australian friends to Fronto. As you know, you can bring them and earn unlimited referral points. Just don’t forget to make sure they enter your promo code correctly.
 
It is not a secret anymore that some influencers earn a lot of money every day. I checked the corporate Paypal dashboard, and I confirmed that one influencer whose initial is J.W. cashed out $160 today.

Without many users, Fronto business won’t survive. Let’s grow together and make some $$$!

Thank you!

Best,
Team Fronto

Fronto Is Now In Canada!

An email from Fronto:

Hi Lazy Money Guy,

As of now, Fronto is officially available in Canada! Moving forward, we will launch Fronto in the other countries pretty soon. UK and many other countries are in the list.

As you know, Fronto team is a very small team of four, so we are not perfect at all. We always make some bugs, and sometimes we might not be very responsive to solve the issues. However, we are doing our best to make Fronto better.

Without your support, Fronto won’t be able to be launched in the other countries at all. I really appreciate your support and patience.

If you have any friends in Canada. Please spread the word to your friends and get 1,250P per every invited user.

Thank you!

Best,
Team Fronto

TryMyApps

TryMyApps (iOS and Android) is a quick earning program.  In about a month I made about $35 from it, and it has not slowed down.  Download the apps using their app store search keywords.  You get rewarded the money after running the app for at least 4-5 minutes (usually $0.20/per app).  And then some of the apps pay extra by playing them daily for up to 5 days in a row ($0.02/day).

Click Here to Get Started and use code HLVV7 for the iOS version or UP2RGN for the Android version for an extra sign up bonus!

BestReviewApp

Use BestReviewApp by going to their site from your Android mobile browser, or their iOS app.  You select the apps they have available, download them, use them for a few minutes, and then review them.  They say they require a 4 or 5 star review to complete the task.  If you don’t want to do a review for 4 or 5 stars, then cancel the request to review it, otherwise they count it against your account.  5 negative counts against your account, and they freeze it.  If you aren’t awarded for doing the review after 3 days, email them at their support email address.  They are pretty good at resolving issues right away.

Reviewers can get paid between $0.50 to $1.50 by writing reviews of Android and iTunes apps. I’ve made $50 in a week from this, but the amount varies depending on the apps they have available for review. You also get the money back for the paid apps you review in iTunes and Google Play! It pays to your PayPal account on Fridays and you can cash out at any amount. 

Click Here to Start Reviewing Apps!

It is available worldwide and no minimum cash out requirement.

Carrot Wellness

Carrot Wellness is an app that earns you points for steps you take.  The steps are tracked with FitBit and Google Fit.  Link your Fitbit device as it is a little more accurate in steps tracked.  You can then exchange the points you earn for gift cards, entries into giveaways, and contests as well.

You earn 1 point for every 1 step you take.

Click Here to Start and get 1000 bonus points!

You can also get local businesses to partner with the app and offer rewards to use at their locations and have Carrot send info to your employer to have them use Carrot as a way to incentivize employees to be more active ($250 bonus to you if they sign up)!

Jstock

JStock Android – Stock Market is an app to track your investments and has great tools and information to help you make your extra money grow if you decide to invest it.  I invest most of mine through RobinHood and use JStock to figure out which stocks to buy and sell so I make my extra money grow even more!

Click Here to Get the App!

S’more

S’more awards 10 points per day ($0.10/day value) when you unlock your phone with it.  You can cash out any amount at any time towards an Amazon gift card.  I use it on a spare phone since it awards without having to use it more than once or twice per day.

They also give extra opportunities to earn points through surveys.  These surveys are provided through Peanut Labs.

Click Here to Get Started! Use the code 28GMAW to get an extra 25 points added to your first redemption!

WHAFF Locker

WHAFF Lockscreen rewards you for unlocking your phone.  It will have ads in the lockscreen and you swipe to unlock.  It is that simple.  I use it alongside my other lockscreen apps to add to the overall earnings I make when I unlock my phone.  Install it, log in with the same login as your regular WHAFF account (you can have both apps on your phone simultaneously), and start earning.

Click Here to Sign Up!  Use code DV86936 to get an extra reward for signing up!

WHAFF

WHAFF is an app that pays to download and run apps, which I use like CashPirate but I still use both. It sets up your account by logging in with your Facebook account.  It pays $0.05-$0.10 per app download that you open, if it is in their premium list. It then pays for daily use of 4 minutes or more, and a daily keep it on your phone payment. Plus you get paid for using apps daily that you might already be using! After it is done paying out for use and keeping it on your phone, you can uninstall the apps you don’t want to keep using.  Watch out for having a VPN or anything like that running on your phone at the same time as using this app!  

Click Here to Get the App and use code DV86936 to get an extra sign up bonus!

Rabadaba

Rabadaba is a social media app that pays you to be social! They pay you to do everything you normally do on social media, such as posting pictures, videos or just text posts about whatever is on your mind.

The way it works is you make a post (a dab) and then other users can view your dab and upvote your post.  When a user upvotes your post, you are given a rab which is essentially the point system used. There is also an option to tip users with rabs if you really like their content.

They also have contests that award $10, $7, $5, and $1 worth of rabs for the top posts on a DAILY basis!

The app provides for a great community of users who help each other earn rabs and enter contests for even more!  It is on both Android and iPhone! Minimum cash out is $5 which is equal to 500,000 rabs.  Don’t be surprised at how quickly rabs start accruing when you use the app on a consistent basis!

They also have in-app chatting with other users to connect even more and get you more rabs!

Click Here to Get Started!

Frequent Flyer

Frequent Flyer is an app from the same people that made the Panel App.  If you have an account on the Panel App, they won’t let you set one up on the Frequent Flyer app, so make a new account with a different email address if you want both.

It is very similar in that you are rewarded points for allowing it to track location and other data, fill out periodic surveys, and run in the background.  The difference is what the rewards are.  This app focuses on travel rewards, literally Frequent Flyer miles through airlines (Alaskan Airlines, Southwest Airlines, etc.).  You can also redeem for gift cards to the airlines or to Hotels.com, Marriott, Hilton, and even AirBnB!

They also offer sweepstakes for chances to win the above listed rewards as prizes!

Sign Up Here to Get Travel Points!

SmartPhoneMate

SmartPhoneMate runs in the background of your phone and pays $3-5 in Amazon gift cards per month.  They “require” that you check in with it twice a day. I try to check in twice a day, but many times I forget, but haven’t had any problems so far in getting the gift cards each month.  Their customer service/support are helpful if you have any dispute about not getting your gift cards each month.

Click Here to Get Started!

ControlMySMS

ControlMySMS sends random texts periodically and pays you for each text it sends.  It can pay up to $12/month by letting it do its thing.  I don’t have to do anything at all once it is installed and set up.  It may require a data/texting plan on your phone (SMSogram is a good way to circumvent that if you don’t want to use your own phone plan) in order to receive the texts from them to earn money per text.

Click Here to Download the Android App!

This is available worldwide!

ChargerPay

ChargerPay runs when you are charging your phone/tablet and not using it.  It plays ads during that time and starts accruing points.  Every 100,000 points pays $5 in gift cards (I always prefer Amazon gift cards).  

I have reached 10,000 points/day usually (running it on two phones and a tablet).  I have gotten paid over $15/month since using it. I use an app with it to keep the screen on all the time as well as diminish the screen brightness to use less power, called Screen On.  Without it, usually the screen will time out after 30 minutes and the points stop accruing until I turn the screen back on.

Click Here to Download the App!