1 I am going to begin with my personal favorite GomezPeer.
This little piece of software is downloaded to each computer I use on a regular basis. It simply runs in the background and tests websites' performance. You do not have to log in to or visit certain sites to earn your money; you don't have to click on ads or even remember to open an email. It just runs and then pays you through PayPal.
**"Active Gomez PEERs accumulate earnings for their daily Online Time and every minute of work their system processes for the Gomez servers."
I earn a payment AT LEAST every other month...When was the last time you went to the bank and just asked them for your "$5.00 payment for internet usage"?
Here is my most recent pay-out schedule:
...and my cumulative:
Lifetime Earnings: $159.29
Current Account Balance: $5.90
Current Earning Period Closing Date: Apr 30, 2012
**This is a quote from their website, and I post it here, as privacy and security are the biggest concern for most of us. "The Gomez PEER application does not monitor or record any of your personal web browsing activity."
swag bucks: You can download their toolbar and use it for your searches to earn points. This may not count as automatic, but it's pretty close!
MyPoints: Comment on any post with your name and email in the form...NOT in the comment box (everyone will be able to see it!), and I will send you an invitation!
They also have an earning search bar...but this is the automatic part:
How it Works
- Step 1:
Enter your friends' names and email addresses in the Refer Friends form plus an optional short message.
- Step 2:
MyPoints will send a personalized invitation, addressed from you, to each of your friends.
- Step 3:
If your friends join MyPoints through the link in your invitation email they will become part of your network and you will earn 10% of all their eligible Points.
- Step 4:
Sign-up Bonus: Once your friend joins MyPoints and makes a merchant purchase (other than Amazon and Games) of at least $20 (excluding taxes, shipping & handling, and any special processing fees) within 90 days through the MyPoints.com website and emails (including BonusMail), MyPoints will award both you and your friend 750 Points each!
InboxDollars: I use their toolbar for searches and to access my InboxDollars emails!
The following are smart phone applications that generate coupons for shopping and saving
2 Cellfire is a coupon application where you can download and use product and store coupons. For manufacturer product coupons, you chose from the site or application, and load them onto your registered store loyalty card. There are also store savings available, that when saved, you just show it on your phone to the cashier so that she/he can give you your discount.
3 KeyRing is an application where you store all of those store loyalty cards...grocery, convenience store, retail, etc. If your wallet or keyring is getting out of control as you try to save that buck, this is a great program for you.
4 MobileXpression is a market research panel where you DO NOT have to submit surveys. The app runs in the background on your smart phone, and every Monday they send you a message where you click a link to enter into the weekly prize drawing. Simple.
5 SavingStar is a very easy program and app to use. Although it's not automatic, it does regularly let you know when there are new coupons to load. After signing up, you enter all of your store loyalty cards, load coupons of choice, and then use your loyalty cards as usual. One great difference about the coupons in this program, is that it doesn't take the cents off at the register, they money is credited to your account, and you can cash out after $5.00 by PayPal, Amazon gift card, or a donation!