Quick Read: In Brief – Earn Extra Cash

2022 - pets being given up because of cost of living increase

My article in the Withernsea & Distict Community News

distributed to 9000 homes in East Yorkshire

Poppy’s Pets

We all need to find ways to earn cash to buy essentials like pet food, pet supplies and veterinary emergency, or offset these costs against energy or other emergencies. We’ve all been plunged into uncertainty because of the escalating cost of living and it’s continuing through 2023.  Households, animal rescues, and other charities could try earning cashback by scanning receipts from everyday shopping, surveys or taking advantage of the point system offered companies.  

It would help if you had a Smartphone to download apps from Google Play (Android users) and Apple Store (iPhone users), then search for free cashback apps and download them to your device.  These companies are doing market research and for your participation, you are rewarded with cash or vouchers in exchange relating to your shopping experiences. For example, I upload receipts from Aldi, Tescos, Veterinaries, tearooms, Factory Shop, Poundstretcher, and online purchases.

Quick process using the cashback app

Apps that rely on scanned shopping receipts are easy to upload, or e-receipts can be emailed directly. Shoppix offers 30 tokens if uploaded on the day, or 25 tokens the day after. more tokens if uploaded on the day of the purchase. Amazon asks for ten receipts and earns you £5 every month. Surveys and scratchcards earn more points, tokens or cash.

Entering surveys is another form of earning cash.

Suggested apps or other ways to earn cash or points

  • Shoppix – earn 25 to 30 tokens for each receipt uploaded or emailed
  • HuYu (closed)
  • Amazon Shopper Panel  – upload 10 receipts to earn £5 each month
  • Shop & Scan – download barcodes and upload receipts to earn big points
  • Zooplus: earn points to get free pet products
  • Republic of Cats – refer a friend earns you £10

Money Saving Expert recommends these

  • Google Opinion – earn credit on Google Play
  • I-Say – pays from £5 in Amazon vouchers from earning points
  • Swagbucks – answering daily polls but take part once daily to earn points
  • YouGov – surveys from academics and charities
  • Y Live – business, culture and politics surveys
  • OnePoll – questions about celebrities and your love life
  • Panel Opinion – you can earn £5 for one survey
  • Opinium – current affairs

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Article published in the Withernsea District & Community News

Updated 26 April 2024

Poppy’s Pets has a column in an East Yorkshire newspaper


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