Easy Ways to Earn With Your Smart Watch or Activity Tracker
It’s the time of year when many people decide to get moving! Maybe you just received a new Apple Watch, Fitbit, or other activity tracker for the holidays. Or perhaps you recently found a great deal on exercise equipment since January is a month for starting those New Year resolutions.
Another resolution for some people is to save more money, so why not combine the two resolutions? Did you know you can put your activity tracker to work and easily earn money and rewards while you exercise?! And the awesome thing is that most of these are all very passive. All you have to do is go through the initial app installation and account setup and the rest is seamless – once your activity tracker is connected it just runs in the background!
Here are the top 4 free apps we have found for earning cash and rewards.
Sign up for Achievement and link apps such as Apple Health, Fitbit, Garmin, MapMyRun, RunKeeper, and more to earn points. You’ll get paid $10 via PayPal when you accrue 10,000 points! Earn points based on how many steps you take each day, plus earn points for tracking sleep, meals, heart rate, and more!
Walgreens Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices
Join Walgreens Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices to earn points that you can spend just like cash in the store (1,000 points = $1)! Connect your Fitbit, Jawbone, etc. to earn points for your activity. Earn even more points by setting goals for yourself or by logging daily activities such as weight, blood pressure, blood glucose, and more. **Tip: “Roll” your points in the store by buying items that will give you a Register Reward or Balance Reward points!
Dick’s Sporting Goods Scorecard
Download the Dick’s Sporting Goods mobile app, then sign into your account and you should see the “Move” section. Connect to your fitness tracker and earn 3 points for each day you reach 10,000 steps or earn 3 points for each day you run 3 miles. Once you reach 300 points you’ll be eligible for a $10 reward to use at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Field & Stream, or Golf Galaxy! (And you’ll reach this goal much faster since you acquire points for all purchases made in those stores when you use your Scorecard.)
If you’re an outdoor runner (since this does not work with treadmills), download the free Runister app and earn $0.08 for every mile! This one does require more effort than the previous three apps since you’ll have to answer survey questions in order to get rewarded for your runs. Once you reach the minimum payout threshold of $5, the money is deposited directly to your PayPal account.
Have we missed any apps that you have tried and love? Please share below in the comments!