*Money Making Money is a Boston on Budget ongoing series during the holiday season to give simple ways to make money online and more. None of the suggestions will make you rich but hopefully cover a holiday gift or two. All suggestions are personally used and recommended by me.

If you are heading to the mall or a shopping plaza with a smartphone, there are a few fun and easy ways to earn a little side money with apps!

Shopkick is an app that has been around for a few years, and is perfect for a frequent mall shopper! Simply check in to various stores, browse items, and more to earn points for rewards. You don’t need to spend money to use Shopkick, as you can earn points for just walking into a store!Shopkick usually does fun and extra promotions for Black Friday too, so make sure to checkout Shopkick on Friday, especially if you are out and about!

Another great app to earn a little extra money is Ibotta. Ibotta allows users to upload receipts of items purchased from participating stores like Target, Home Deport, Chili’s, and hundreds more. You can take polls, engage with Facebook, and more to save even more on items you use often. If you buy a participating item simply upload your receipt to get a rebate in your account. Some stores don’t require a receipt upload, as Ibotta technology is constantly advancing. You can link your PayPal to Ibotta to get paid as well. For more information or to sign-up for an account, please head here.

Okay–now what is your favorite app to make some extra money while you are out shopping for holiday gifts!?!

Previous Money Making Monday Posts

Week 3: Making Money Through Online Shopping {Ebates & Shop At Home}
Week 2: Making Money Through Freelance Gigs {Elance & Fiverr}
Week 1: Making Money Through Search Engines {Bing & Swagbucks}

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