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Do you ever use "beer money" websites like Swagbucks or Prolific?

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They allow you to do things like sign up for offers and do surveys for money. You won't get rich off of it but you can make some extra money on the side which is cool if you're a broke college student. I use Swagbucks and some of the offers on there actually pay pretty well, like for example they have an offer where you buy a vape pen for ten bucks and they pay you $100 in return. They have gaming offers where they pay you for downloading a game and playing for a certain amount of time or reaching a certain level. The surveys are hit or miss, some people do well with them and some don't. Overall I make about 80 bucks a month doing beer money stuff which I think is pretty good. Anyone else use these types of websites? Have you had any success?
 
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I used SurveySpot until they shut down, Pinecone Research, HP community panel for a few years before HP ended it, i-Say (or IPSOS) and OpinionWorld. There were a few others I'm forgetting. Depending on how dedicated you are to taking surveys you can get a decent amount of bucks. I haven't used them for a while but I used to let reward points pile up and cash out for gift cards.
 

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Just Microsoft rewards. Basically little things like normal Bing searches or hitting up their various reward tasks get you points. I just buy Xbox gift cards with those points and my kids and I get free shit. I don't actively go for their tasks stuff but if I'm uploading something or waiting on a development compile or browser tests etc I'll just run something stupid through. Keeps the brain ticking over too.
 
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Every vape pen taken off the streets is one less douche in the streets.
Uh what?

Incentizing buying vape pens increases demand and, thus, profits for the manufacturer. Which in turn causes them to increase supply of vape pens. Must’ve been a liberal arts major
 
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Just Microsoft rewards. Basically little things like normal Bing searches or hitting up their various reward tasks get you points. I just buy Xbox gift cards with those points and my kids and I get free shit. I don't actively go for their tasks stuff but if I'm uploading something or waiting on a development compile or browser tests etc I'll just run something stupid through. Keeps the brain ticking over too.
If that counts then I'm starting to switch from Vilvadi to Edge mainly for the points for Game pass Ultimate. Those points add up fast.
 

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If that counts then I'm starting to switch from Vilvadi to Edge mainly for the points for Game pass Ultimate. Those points add up fast.

Yep I run edge on my company PCs, kids devices, my devices etc and it all just ticks over. I'd say if you did the tasks they recommend each day you'd have ultimate or double paid for all the time no worries.
 

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I use Prolific and make about $10-20 a month, doing surveys here and there during work hours. Swagbucks I only do the daily poll,search, and coupin printing, usually about 5$ a month in amazon gift card credit for a few clicks each day. I also do Amazon mTurk throughout the day when I can, and have made about 50$ this month, though some people make some crazy amounts.
 
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You give them $10 for a vape pen and then they give you $100?

What is the catch that makes the -$90 transaction worth it on their end for each transaction?

I guess it's because they're hoping they'll hook you and you'll keep buying products from them. Same with the gaming offers. Every game on there that I've seen has been centered around microtransactions and they hope that you'll wind up spending more than what they pay you.
 

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They allow you to do things like sign up for offers and do surveys for money. You won't get rich off of it but you can make some extra money on the side which is cool if you're a broke college student. I use Swagbucks and some of the offers on there actually pay pretty well, like for example they have an offer where you buy a vape pen for ten bucks and they pay you $100 in return. They have gaming offers where they pay you for downloading a game and playing for a certain amount of time or reaching a certain level. The surveys are hit or miss, some people do well with them and some don't. Overall I make about 80 bucks a month doing beer money stuff which I think is pretty good. Anyone else use these types of websites? Have you had any success?

I looked into it but the majority of 'offers' are just nonsense. The majority of people (bloggers and Youtubers) seem to have affiliate deals with those sites and so they want you to sign up (to get their commission) regardless of how worthwhile that stuff even is.
 

Kev Kev

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They allow you to do things like sign up for offers and do surveys for money. You won't get rich off of it but you can make some extra money on the side which is cool if you're a broke college student. I use Swagbucks and some of the offers on there actually pay pretty well, like for example they have an offer where you buy a vape pen for ten bucks and they pay you $100 in return. They have gaming offers where they pay you for downloading a game and playing for a certain amount of time or reaching a certain level. The surveys are hit or miss, some people do well with them and some don't. Overall I make about 80 bucks a month doing beer money stuff which I think is pretty good. Anyone else use these types of websites? Have you had any success?

I was going to do it but when I looked at how many dollars I was making per hour it literally came out to like $5 for some surveys, even less for others. As much as eight dollars an hour for the better paying ones... So, although I see what you're saying, I can make more money doing delivery services like Shipt, Instacart or Uber. Which I do already, so I passed on the survey stuff 🤷‍♂️

Really cool that you're making money though! Good luck!
 
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