Who wouldn’t want extra beer money?
If you find yourself short on cash most weekends, we’ve got some ideas for you.
No need to sell ad space on your body, picking up dog poop, or selling plasma. (Although, you could if you want.)
But if you need more ideas, we rounded up 5 weird, but definitely legal ways, to make some extra money if you’re a guy.
Give these a shot the next time you’re in need of some extra dough.
1. School Competitors in Solitaire and Ca$h In
Solitaire Cube is like regular Solitaire, except you get to play for real cash!
Is there a catch? Yes but not really. I tried playing for free when I first started but I realized it would take me forever to get the tickets I need to play for real cash. I gave up and deposited $25 last week and I’ve already won $120.
The game matches you with players of the same skill level, so you have a solid chance of winning. If you’re a good Solitaire player, you could win some serious cash, like Katie Nguyen who took home $380,984 last year as one of the Top 10 Solitaire Cube players!
So if you think you can handle playing some Solitaire to win some legit cash, definitely download this game for free.
Bonus: Blackjack for $ – Not Just Against the Dealer Anymore
Make as many 21s as you can within that time or until you run out of moves.
That’s the basic gist of 21 Blitz, a modern take on Blackjack where you’re no longer just playing against the dealer but with actual people around the world.
It’s fast-paced and it basically does all of the math for you. This game is great for killing time and earning cash all at once.
You can play for free against real people for prizes or switch over to cash games to win…well, cash! Cash game winners can win up to $7,000 or more in the mini-tournament.
Stanley from The Smart Wallet deposited $25 into 21 Blitz and won $120 for his matches!
2. Normal Errands Can Now Be Worth More Gift Cards with this App
Drop is an easy-to-use app that lets you earn gift cards on stuff you already buy from your favorite brands.
It’s the ultimate & modern loyalty card without the card.
All you need to do is link your most-used credit card(s) and whenever you purchase at your favorite activated brands, you’ll automatically get points for gift cards.
Toilet paper run at Target? Get points for your purchases there.
Chipotle gainz 💪? Yep, get points for that too.
Charlotte from Daily Cheddar team already redeemed his $20 Starbucks card after only 3 weeks! We’re really loving Drop since you can earn gift cards on popular brands you already buy from. Quickly set it up and watch the points drop in for gift cards.
3. Binge out on TV, Videos and Games for Money
Listening to your favorite music? Checking Instagram? Watching Netflix? While you are doing that why not make some easy extra money with InboxDollars. How you many ask? First you sign up with InboxDollars which is a cash back and rewards site. InboxDollars pays its members to: Sign Up, Read E-Mail, Refer Others, Join Survey Sites, Play Games, Complete Offer, Watch Videos and More!
Get a $5 Sign Up Bonus! If you are new to InboxDollars you can earn $5.00 just for signing up for an account. You will need to verify your email address to get this bonus added to your account.
Watching videos can be a good way to earn some extra cash. InboxDollars will provide a playlist and all you have to do is watch all of the videos in a playlist to earn. The playlist range from a few minutes to a half an hour or so.
Insider info: You can earn up to $200+ per month doing so.
4. Drop Your Gold Digger Relationships this Year
You don’t need any more gold diggers in your life. The types of relationships that just has no substance and sucks the life and money out of you.
Your bank included.
Why? You might be charged on monthly maintenance fees ($10-$12 a month), out-of-network ATM fees ($2.75 per transaction), and overdraft fees ($35 per). That’s $329 a year* just on hidden fees! Don’t get suckered in.
Skip those trips to the bank by using Empower, a mobile banking app with no hidden fees whatsoever.
No monthly fees, no minimum balance requirement, no overdraft fees, and no foreign transaction fees. It’s also FDIC-insured up to $250,000.
It’s banking like it should be. So take a few minutes to get set up with Empower and say goodbye to annoying fees, and hello to a better bank!
5. Save an Average of $720 a Year with this Money Management App
They say that 84% of people forget they have some recurring subscriptions still charging them. Well, count me as part of that statistic!
To fix that and to get a better picture of my overall spending, I downloaded ASKTRIM, an app that focuses on lowering bills, monitoring subscriptions, and my favorite, monitoring internet/cable outages.
After connecting my Chase bank account (it’s safe; they use bank-level 256-bit SSL encryption with read-only access), the Ask Trim dashboard displayed clear information on my spending, upcoming bills, and all my recurring subscriptions.
From it, I realized I still had a very niche streaming service that I haven’t touched in about 7 months. (Thanks, free trial offer…) I immediately canceled it through Ask Trim and saved $70 from that sub.
Got an annoying gym membership you’ve been meaning to cancel? No problem, they’ll do it for you too.
Asktrim will also negotiate for lower bills on your behalf (no more waiting on the phone!) and monitor any internet and cable outages too. If there are outages in your area, they’ll work to get credit to your account. On average, this accounts to $96 savings a year on outages alone!
Basic service is free, and when ASKTRIM successfully finds bill savings or refunds for you, they’ll take a 40% slice from your annual savings. For instance, if they saved you $100 on a bill for the year, they’ll take $40. Reasonable for the savings they found you!
Overall, having a financial “watchdog” of sorts will keep you on track and help you save on unnecessary spending. It takes only a few minutes for Ask Trim to analyze so check it out!
Bonus: Set & Forget Savings + Get a 1% Bonus Every Quarter (Up to $1,800 / Year)
Prepare for those “oh $#@!” moments by letting this smart AI beef up your emergency savings for you. Or your vacation savings. Or your new pair of kicks savings.
You won’t even notice it but Digit will make it happen.
Just link a checking account and their smart algorithm will determine small but safe amounts to withdraw into your separate FDIC-Insured Digit savings account.
Regular savers will get a 1% bonus every three months, netting you some free money!
It’s the perfect set-it-and-forget-it app where the AI will watch your savings back.
You can withdraw your money at any time you need and it’s free to use for the first 30 days. After, it’s just $2.99 a month.
Average savings in a month (varies): $144 or more
What it could add up to in a year: $1,728 or more
Quarterly bonus: 1% on your total savings amount
Additional Referral Earnings: $5 per referral
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