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It’s finally here — the day you don’t even have to get out of bed to earn some spending money! It may require you the minimal amount of effort to get out of your comfy blankets for a bit of time, but it’s worth it. Having a job can take up a lot of time and being so busy with school and friends it doesn’t seem like we have much time to spare at all. If you are fortunate enough to get some time to yourself and catch up on Pretty Little Liars or go shopping, then these apps will be perfect for you!

1. Viggle

This app is for all of you who are like me and don’t want to get up off the couch. Open Viggle while you watch one of your favorite TV shows like Bones, Pretty Little Liars or New Girl, and the app will listen to the audio and give you points for each minute you’re watching. Once you reach a certain amount of points you can trade them in for electronics, trips and gift cards!


2. Ibotta

Like going shopping? Stores like Target, Whole Foods and CVS have partnered with this app so that all you have to do is shop for your favorite items and get actual money (not points) for what you buy.


3. Locket

For those of you with an Android, Locket is exclusive to Google Play. Basically, this app pays you to have an ad on your lock screen. Whenever you use your phone you can open the ad or unlock your phone as usual. You can earn a maximum of $260 per month but the only catch is that you have to unlock three times per hour, 24 hours a day to get to that amount. But no matter what, you get paid.

The best thing is that all these apps are free and you don’t have to do anything differently other than what you already do every day. It seems like there’s an app for everything these days and they just keep making life easier and better.


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Miranda Jones

Illinois State

Mackie Kelleher

Illinois State '21

Mackie Kelleher is a sophomore at Illinois State and is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Writing. In her free time, she loves to watch Netflix, read, and work out. She is a huge Starbucks lover and you can always find her there studying!