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24 Best Ways To Earn Free PayPal Money (Updated 2020)

24 Best Ways To Earn Free PayPal Money (Updated 2020)
Adrienne Romer-Jordan Jan 26, 2019
Want to Earn Some Extra Money?

We can all admit that earning money is a great feeling.

You work hard and you get paid and you get to live your life and have fun experiences. But if there’s something better than earning money that you know you’ve worked hard for, it is earning FREE money that required very little effort.

PayPal is a great payment option for anyone looking for an easy, fast, and secure way to get paid online. Plus you pretty much get paid instantly from your online tasks, such as selling items on eBay.

I have used PayPal for years and have yet to have any issues with it. In the past I used it as a way to manage online purchases but now I use it regularly as my source of earning free money through various outlets.

Personally, I’m never one to turn down free money and there are a couple of ways you can go about earning free money in a passive way. Continue reading for the 24 best ways to get free PayPal money.

1. Ibotta

  • Registration Bonus: $10 when you redeem your first offer.
  • Join Ibotta

With your very first use of Ibotta, you are given $10 bucks for free! And that’s just from signing up and scanning your first grocery receipt. I downloaded Ibotta a few years ago, but only recently started using the app more diligently, but definitely appreciated that sign-up bonus.

Ibotta’s concept is an easy one. Go grocery shopping, scan your receipt, and receive cash back on redeemable items. You can even get cash back by shopping online via the Ibotta app.

The minimum cash payout is $20 and then you can have the money deposited in your PayPal or choose a gift card. I always opt for a PayPal deposit as that’s money I can use in a multitude of ways versus the limitations of a gift card.

With the $10 sign-up bonus after you scan your first receipt, you’re already halfway toward your payout minimum and the rest is just free money earned from your regular shopping habits.

2. Swagbucks

Sometimes Swagbucks doesn’t have a registration bonus, so you’ll want to check back regularly as their bonus could be $5 at one time and as much as $10 at another. Currently you can get a $5 sign-up bonus if you register soon.

Using Swagbucks is easy. You can make money by surfing the web, shopping online, watching videos or completing surveys. Every 100 Swagbucks earned is the equivalent of $1.

Once you’ve earned enough points, you can redeem your points for a gift card to a retailer of your choice. Thankfully Swagbucks also offers PayPal as an option, so you can essentially turn your Swagbucks into cash directly deposited into your PayPal account.

If you use Swagbucks, you should check out their current Swagstakes which is offering you a chance to win some PayPal gift cards of varying amounts. You’ll need to spend a few of your Swagbucks to enter the sweepstakes, for example spend 20 Swagbucks to enter for a chance to win a $25 PayPal gift card (which would usually cost you 2,500 Swagbucks).

If you win, that’ll be tons of Swagbucks you didn’t have to bother with earning and therefore can save for future use.

3. FusionCash

The best way to earn on FusionCash is to take advantage of the several options that allow you to earn. This could be anything from taking surveys, watching videos, downloading apps, or clicking ads.

To cash out, you’ll need to earn a minimum of $25 and unfortunately that amount cannot be made up of sign-up bonuses or referral bonuses. Despite this, FusionCash is a great way to earn passive income, as often you can let a video or ad run in the background while you do other things and earn money at the same time.

You can even earn cash through FusionCash without signing up, simply choose to watch paid videos or take surveys. Though for folks looking for free money, you might as well sign up and take advantage of the free $5 registration bonus that they offer.

4. Ebates

Like Ibotta, Ebates also offers you an up front, cash bonus of $10 just for registering. Ebates is a cash back app and website that rewards you for your online shopping.

You can access thousands of retailers and earn anywhere from 1% to 10% or more on your purchases. The more you shop, the more you can save and earn.

Ebates pays out their users quarterly, so in the interim, whenever you need to do any online shopping, make sure to shop via your Ebates app so that you can earn cash back, which is basically free PayPal money that you can later use to do more shopping.

5. InboxDollars

The InboxDollars app and website lets you earn points from doing everyday tasks on the internet like watching videos, shopping, or signing up for offers. You can also earn cash by taking surveys, playing games and even by responding to emails.

To cash out, you’ll need to earn a minimum of $25, but with the $5 registration bonus, you’re nearly there. Plus, if you take advantage of the various ways to earn, you can reach your payout minimum that much faster and have cash in your PayPal account sooner.

6. SendEarnings

SendEarnings is run by the same company as InboxDollars. SendEarnings gives their users money based on their earnings from companies that have paid them  to get information from consumer opinions and follow how consumers spend money.

I like that SendEarnings is a cash reward system versus points, so you know exactly what you are earning up front. You’ll know how much you’re earning when you take surveys, watch videos, use coupons, read paid emails, or complete small tasks.

Unfortunately you need to reach a minimum of $30 before you can cash out, so make sure you take advantage of the $5 registration bonus if you are a new user.

7. BeFrugal

Like other cash back websites, BeFrugal does require a $25 payout minimum. Thankfully they offer you a sweet $10 registration bonus to help you get your money faster.

BeFrugal is an app that pays you to shop. Through their website you will have access to a ton of retailers that offer you a certain cash back percentage on your qualifying purchases.

I like these kind of cash back sites because it’s a great way to earn free money from shopping you were going to do regardless. Plus, having that free money deposited in your PayPal account will allow you to shop more and essentially earn more as well.

8. PrizeRebel

PrizeRebel doesn’t offer a registration bonus, but it’s still a great source for earning free PayPal cash. PrizeRebel lets you earn cash by taking surveys, watching videos, or from referrals.

PrizeRebel is great because they offer a lot of rewards that pay you instantly. Even better, the minimum payout is extremely low. You only need 200 points to cash out.

200 is the equivalent of $2. Not much, but we’re all about free money here right? You can cash out instantly and have the money deposited into your PayPal account.

9. PointsPrizes

With PointsPrizes you can earn points from Offer Walls (advertisers give points just for you learning about their product), surveys, video ads, and various daily rewards.

From there, you can convert your points (minimum of 3,000) into cash for a gift card of your choice or choose to get your cash deposited directly in your PayPal account.  I like PayPal, because it gives you more ways and places you can spend your money versus a specific gift card.

Unfortunately it can take up to 30 days before you see your funds appear in your PayPal account. Since the money is free, this is PointsPrizes way of making sure everything is legit before they hand over the cash.

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10. ShopAtHome

What I like about ShopAtHome is that not only can you earn money from shopping online, but you can also earn money by taking surveys, which is nice for the days you aren’t doing any online shopping.

I also like that the payout minimum for ShopAtHome is only $20 versus $25 like some of the other sites I’ve mentioned. That $5 may not make much of a difference, but sometimes it can take a bit of time to earn enough cash back to cash out.

You’ll definitely want to take advantage of their $10 registration bonus so that you can meet your payout minimum faster and have cash in your PayPal account.

11. Triaba

I like Triaba because up front, they promise to give you 50-cents to $5.50 for each completed survey. That’s quite a lot for taking a few simple surveys!

Plus, you don’t have to stay on the site looking for surveys to take, since surveys are sent to you via email. This means that the surveys are a bit more tailored to you and that you have a better chance of qualifying for the survey and earning cash.

Your earnings are tracked through your account and you can cash out via PayPal as soon as your accounts reaches a minimum of $12.50.

12. GiftHulk

Like Swagbucks and other sites, GiftHulk is a rewards application that lets you earn money from watching videos, playing games, taking surveys, and searching the web. Plus, GiftHulk also offers other ways to win cash by taking part in random prize giveaways and sweepstakes.

I like that GiftHulk has a minimum payout of $5, so you don’t feel like you need to dedicate so much time just to earn a little extra cash. 1,000 Hulk Coins is the equivalent of $1, and with so many different ways to earn points, you can earn your $5 in no time and have it deposited in your PayPal account.

13. 1Q

1Q is pretty unique compared to a lot of other sites, as it pays you to answer questions you’ll receive via text message. Companies use 1Q to send questions to consumers to gather market research on current trends.

You can earn anywhere between $.25 cents and $.50 cents for answering a question and thankfully there are no right or wrong answers. Every opinion given counts.

Plus, you get paid instantly for sharing your thoughts and the payout options are ridiculously low, that you can literally cash out any time! This means if you answer one question and earn a quarter, that quarter will show up in your PayPal account instantly.

14. Qriket

  • Registration Bonus: Use Referal Code 545269 for 25 Bonus Spins
  • Join Qriket

Qriket is a super easy and passive way to earn money. All you have to do is play a game…and really the game only involves spinning a wheel. If you sign up using referral code 545269 you will earn 25 bonus spins.

As a way to earn free PayPal cash, this option is worth trying out because of how simple it is. All you do is spin the wheel, pick between two colors and hope the wheel lands on your color. If it does you can get paid anywhere from $.05 cents to $1.00.

The minimum payout is $25, so it could take a couple of days to earn that much, but for such easy and free money, the wait time is totally worth it.

15. Perk

Perk Mobile Rewards aka Perk, is an online tool that lets you earn points in several ways. They have a Pop Quiz app, a Shopping app, a TV app, a Browser app, a Screen app and a few others. And yes, each application is a different way to earn so you may want to try each one out.

With every task you complete you’ll earn Perk points that can later be redeemed for real cash in the form of a PayPal payout.

16. PointClub

Sometimes taking surveys is the easiest and best way to earn some extra, free cash. PointClub is a handy tool that allows you to do just that.

The points earned from taking surveys can be converted into cash, which is then directly deposited into your PayPal account. 1,000 points is the equivalent of $1 and you need at least 25,000 points to cash out.

Don’t worry, some of the longer surveys offer up to 2,000 points for just twenty minutes of your time. If you stick with the longer surveys, you’ll reach your minimum payout a lot faster.

17. Univox

You used to earn $5 when you registered with Univox, but recently that’s been knocked back to only $2. But since it’s free money that you can put toward your minimum payout, you might as well accept it.

Univox is a survey panel that sends you surveys directly to your email a few times a week and pays you for every survey you qualify for and complete. You’ll need a minimum of $25 before you can cash out, but they do offer PayPal direct deposit as a payment option.

18. iSurveyWorld

iSurveryWorld is a worldwide survey site used by many around the globe. The $5 registration bonus is a great way to get you started with earning cash and they offer, quick and convenient PayPal payouts.

I like iSurveryWorld because surveys that are tailored to your specific demographic are sent directly to you via email. Most of the time you’ll qualify for the surveys sent to you and earn cash for every survey you complete.

19. Creations Rewards

Personally, I like the rewards websites that allow for multiple ways to earn points and cash. That way you’re not stuck with just doing one thing or another. Creations Rewards lets you take surveys, watch ads and videos, try offers and more.

You can redeem your points for gift cards to some great stores or you can choose to have your points converted to cash that is directly deposited into your PayPal account. 1,000 points is the equivalent of $5 which is the minimum payout amount.

20. Slidejoy

Slidejoy is a great passive income app, as it requires minimal effort to earn cash. Basically Slidejoy works by showing you new clips or ads every time you unlock your phone. You can also get paid for referring friends for additional cash.

The best part is you can cash out for as little as $1 buck! Have the money you earned deposited into your PayPal account and transfer to your bank account whenever you’ve earned a decent amount.

21. Smart Panel

The great thing about Smart Panel is that you’re getting paid to do nothing. All you have to do is install the app on your phone and you’ll get paid for the install and every month after.

The app works by running in the background on your phone and tracking your data anonymously regarding your internet usage, the apps on your phone, and your device features. For every month it’s on your phone you’ll earn cash and the amount varies based on the month.

You’ll have to leave the app on your phone for a minimum of 30 days before you can withdraw the initial $5 you earned for registering. That money you can have directly deposited into your PayPal account.

22. Look for Giveaways

I highly recommend perusing the web for companies offering giveaways in the form of PayPal cash. A lot of companies pair up with PayPal around the holidays and for their affiliation, are able to give their subscribers a chance to win prizes.

Instagram is another source to keep an eye on for giveaways. If you have a few favorite companies you follow, check their pages regularly to see if maybe they are offering a cash prize giveaway.

Finally, there are blog giveaways you can take advantage of as well. and giveawaypromote are great sources for some giveaways offering a chance to win free PayPal money.

23. Freelance for PayPal Cash

Okay, this one isn’t exactly passive as you’ll have to work to get paid, but if you like earning money via PayPal, then I highly recommend checking out a few freelance sources like Upwork, Fiverr, PeoplePerHour, or Guru.

All of them offer PayPal as a payment option, and some of the tasks can be easy enough that it basically feels like you’re earning free cash for minimal effort.

24. Take Advantage of PayPal deals

PayPal is constantly sending me great deals and offers that essentially are ways to boost your PayPal account with free cash. One such offer I saw was for the PayPal MasterCard which gives you 2% cash back on all purchases made with the card. That cash back earned is added to your PayPal balance.

PayPal also has their PayPal Extras MasterCard, which can be used on purchases through PayPal and eBay, and will pay you extra rewards based on your eligible purchases. Clearly PayPal is all about offering some sweet incentives with their credit cards.

Final Thoughts

While this list may only cover 24 of what I consider the best ways to get free PayPal money, there are actually several other ways to earn free cash with PayPal. Check out this article to get an idea of some other ways to earn.

If you have tried any of these and can vouch for the free cash you’ve earned, let me know in the comments below. What has been your favorite way to earn free PayPal cash?

Thanks for reading and happy frugaling!

Adrienne Romer-Jordan

Comments (4)

Most of these methods are super spammy. And this assertion is an asinine lie: “To cash out, you’ll need to earn a minimum of $25, but with the $5 registration bonus, you’re nearly there.”

How is $5 “nearly” $25? Jfc, you must think we’re stupid! Or else you are.

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