HOLD the phone! Did you know your mobile could earn you a fortune? We spend on average three hours and 26 minutes each day glued to our smartphone, so why not make some money while you are at it?
I’m always looking for schemes that will help me stash away a bit of extra dosh, and it turns out the answer has been right at my fingertips this whole time. There are a whole load of smartphone apps that will help you top up your income and this year I will be putting my tech-savvy savings toward a holiday.
Here’s some of those savings . . .
SNAP ’APPY: Stockimo is a photo app that lets you sell your snaps to a picture agency. Available to anyone with an iPhone 4 or above, it accepts everything from cat shots to images of breaking news stories. A photo can sell for £70, and you get a 20 per cent cut. That works out at £14 per photo.
RECEIPT TREAT: I never throw away my receipts. Why? Receipt Hog gives you tokens for them when you take a photo and upload it. If you have spent less than £10, you earn five coins, £10 to £50 gets you ten coins, £50 to £100 is 15 coins and £100+ is 20 coins. Once you have earned 1,000 coins, you can swap them for PayPal credits or Amazon vouchers.
GAME ON: It may sound too good to be true but you can earn and have fun at the same time. Get rewarded for playing games on AppTrailers. Or download Swagbucks — you will redeem gift cards and cash just for watching videos and searching the web.
DON’T QUESTION IT: If you are willing to answer a few questions in front of the TV, try survey apps. OnePoll asks about celebs and your love life, in exchange for cash, while Google Opinion Rewards gives you Play Store credits for filling out surveys from academic researchers and businesses. Toluna rewards you in the form of e-vouchers or PayPal payments.
TASKMASTER: You can earn while you are out and about — Indeed.com’s Job Spotter gives you points for snapping “help wanted” signs in windows. If you can find a way on to invitation-only app Roamler, you will be paid for performing small mystery shopping tasks in your area.
Deal of the day
DUNELM has up to 50 per cent off homeware in its summer sale. I love this Blenheim table lamp, reduced from £42 to £29.40.
INDULGE yourself with a pamper session at home. Garnier’s 3-in-1 hair mask is £3.49 at Boots. Was £6.99.
My Sun Savers fiver
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I’M impressed by George at Asda’s £25 shirt dress. It looks just like Victoria Beckham’s £425 designer frock.
Reader’s saving tip
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Shop & save
CO-OP’s frozen meal deal includes Birds Eye chicken burgers, fish fingers and chicken grills, plus own-brand garden peas and Nestle Fab lollies for just £5. Without the offer, they would cost £10.15.
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GET £5 off your Toby Carvery bill if you sign up to its app and spend £15 or more. See tobycarvery.co.uk/tobyapp.
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