5 Legit websites to get gift cards for the holidays.
5 sites that will give you a variety of gift cards for taking surveys, watching videos, and more.
So you want gift cards for doing practically nothing, huh?
Hey, there’s no shame in that. Especially when there are sites out there who practically throw rewards at you for doing even the simplest of things.
Thirty years ago, I’m sure no one could have imagined people would be getting paid just to find and post deals, surf the web, watch videos, and answer simple survey questions.
But it’s a reality.
The only question is, which ones are legitimate and worth your time?
Because although these tasks aren’t exactly rocket science (actually, they’re not even in the same area code as rocket science), they still take a little of your time. And time is a terrible thing to waste.
Well my friend, you’re in luck. Here are 5 of the best and most popular websites that offer gift card and cash rewards.
Dealspotr is the largest and most accurate database of coupon codes online, and they’ll pay you to help them keep it up-to-date.
See, Dealspotr runs on a community of “deal finders” (my words) who find and post promos and coupons to their site. It’s the best algorithm out there because it’s human beings doing the work to keep the deals coming!
To reward their community, Dealspotr offers Amazon gift cards in exchange for points earned for posting deals to their site.
Let’s say you’re in Target or on their website and you see they’re offering a BOGO on a particular item. Just head over to Dealspotr and see if anyone has posted it already. If not, add it to the mix and get your points.
A single deal can range from 30 to 800 points, depending on a number of factors.
You can also get points for spotting (curating) deals, flagging invalid deals, referring new members, making comments on deals, and many other actions.
For every 10,000 points you earn, you get a $10 gift card. So start deal-spotting!
Swagbucks offers you gift cards by rewarding points for doing things online. This might include watching videos, answering surveys, searching the web, or playing games.
You can also earn cashback for shopping at certain stores.
100 swagbucks = $1, and you can get your first gift card for as little as 300 swagbucks (a $3 gift card).
One cool thing about SwagBucks is you can go to “Discover” and make purchases you would normally make, like buy garbage bags, sign up for services like Audible, or even donate to cancer research, and you get a ton of swag bucks.
For example, you can purchase a BOGO on kid’s shoes and earn over 1,000 swag bucks.
Or you can be lazy like me and just watch a ton of videos to earn your swag bucks.
InboxDollars is similar to SwagBucks in that they offer gift cards for doing tasks like taking surveys, playing games, watching videos, searching the web, and more. You can even earn money for starting free trials of products or services.
You have to earn $30 before you can request a payment, but InboxDollars also offers prepaid Visas and checks in addition to gift card payouts.
They also have an “Easy Cash” section where you can see 100% free offers. This section mainly includes surveys, but it also includes things like signing up for a fantasy football league and joining rewards programs. Anytime you’re being paid to join a fantasy football league, you’re doing alright.
Cash Crate started in 2006 and has over 2 million members worldwide.
With Cash Crate, you earn rewards for trying new products and services, taking surveys, making referrals, “socializing”, playing games, and winning contests. You can also get cashback for shopping, similar to other rewards sites.
They have a minimum payout of $20, and payments are sent the next month after rewards are earned, but hey, you’re still getting paid to do things you’d probably be doing anyways!
PrizeRebel is all about getting paid to take online surveys. They have over 6 million users and they boast $10 million in cash and rewards redeemed since 2007.
Points you earn on the site are redeemable in their store-like section for gift cards, music, games, or products like toys and games, electronics, and more. You can also redeem points for cash, via PayPal or direct deposit.
It looks like the minimum payout is $5, so you don’t have to do a ton of work before getting rewards. Unlike other sites though, PrizeRebel’s points don’t necessarily always equal the same dollar amount.
For example, 100 points looks like it equals $1 MOST of the time. However, I was able to find a $10 gift cards that costs 400 points, so you never know what you’ll come across.