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Paribus

Paribus is a program that links your email account and your Amazon account, and other online stores, and will track price drops and pay you the difference between your original purchase and the price drop!

I bought a Nexus 6 and got back $150 when the price dropped a few days later.  No work besides linking the accounts (link the email account where e-receipts are sent, and my Amazon account). 

Click Here to Get Started!

For Students Click Here – Use your .edu email address!

Freenters

Freenters is a program that pays students when they print to paper. Essentially, for every five pages of a document printed, an ad page is printed. It does not share any pages with your printed materials, so don’t worry about an ad showing up halfway through a page you need for work or school or something else.

To Get Set Up:

Sign up and download the Freenters driver onto your computer.

 

Select the driver to print to and earn $0.40 every ad-page printed.

 

Once you hit $10.00, cash out your rewards to your Paypal account.

Here’s my payout after only a week:

The program is currently only available to students with a .edu email address but that may be changing soon.

Click Here to Get Set Up! Use code LAZYMONEY to extra perks!

Finimize

Finimize provides a daily newsletter about the latest in financial news with an analysis of how it can affect the economy and how it can affect investors.  I’ve been reading them for months and had good results from it.  They also send a weekly email (for Finimize Insiders) which summarizes the events of the week as well as providing further analysis and information.

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The information they provide works for both beginning investors and experts alike.  The information they provide has links to their sources, too, if you want to look further into what they are analyzing and reporting.

This is a free financial tool they offer.  It has helped me with investment decisions and been insightful for learning new things about the US and Global economies.  It also comes with an iOS app for Finimize Insiders, and an Android app will be rolling out soon.

Click here to sign up!

MindSumo

MindSumo – students solve problems for companies and win points for good ideas. The experience and prizes are awesome.  They are always expanding into new programs and possibilities, like freelance gigs, challenges, etc.

Sign up with your .edu email address in order to set up an account.  You can then select the challenges you want to participate in and get started.  They are constantly adding new ones and it is your time to shine and get your name out their for potential future employers as well as resume building.  The rewards and money earned are good, but secondary to how valuable the job opportunities and learning experiences are.

Click Here to Earn Money Solving Real Challenges!

WayUp

WayUp is great for students who want to make some easy extra money doing different projects at their schools, like posting flyers, organizing events and groups, etc.  They email out job postings, projects, and other opportunities as soon as they post on their website.  The work you find can help with having an income while in school or to build up your resume doing projects and work associated with your career path.

Many of the Ambassador programs also offer perks on top of the pay and making your resume look more attractive.  Eventually as you improve upon your resume on the site, and your work history, you will start receiving job offers and opportunities specifically for you, and not what is in the general job postings on the site.  It will help get your name out there to owners of these companies or executive members, and people with influence that will get you a good spot in their company because of what you show them through your work.

Click Here to Get Started!

BrowseU

BrowserU is a program that helps pay off student loans through different tasks and then contributions made from advertisers for browsing on the website.  So far I am getting $1,500 paid off of my student loans from this site and could potentially get $2,000 from doing this.  Like a scholarship that will go directly to your student loans once your spot comes up.  

I was at spot #641 when I started and now I am in spot #614.  The more people sign up and use it, as well as their browsing site (it would replace Google search on Chrome), the sooner you get paid out.  Those in line get paid out from the use of searches and other tools from the site.

http://browseu.com/user/register?referralid=634

MindSumo Rewards Program Changes

From the CEO of MindSumo:

Hi Lazy Money Guy!

MindSumo is switching its rewards system from money to points as of July 1, 2016. This change should increase the prize pool for each challenge, allowing us to reward the top 50% of solvers, as opposed to 10% or less in the current structure.

Here is some more info about the upcoming changes:

  • We’re increasing prize pool per challenge by 60%
  • Points can be converted to money and cashed out at any time, with no threshold
  • Half of the submitters to each challenge will win some reward
  • Points will be the only reward mechanism on MindSumo and will be given proportionally based on the quality of ideas you submit to challenges.

These changes will affect your current reward balance. Here’s how:

  1. Bonus rewards (like the signup or first solution bonuses) will be removed entirely on July 1. We are moving the funds from these bonuses to challenges, so the prize pools can increase.
  2. If you’ve made referrals and have at least $5 in the referral rewards category, you can cash out now through June 30, 2016.
  3. If you were chosen as a winner or honorable mention on a challenge, your rewards (minus bonuses) will be converted to points if you don’t manually cash out before July 1, 2016.

For challenges already launched, the reward amounts will stay the same. For example, if the challenge lists 5 x $150 winners and 5 x $50 honorable mentions, the points awarded will match those values.

We’re excited about this change and very confident it’ll will result in a better experience for our student users. Feel free to reach out with any questions or feedback.

Rohan
CTO, MindSumo