Amazon is still running their Amazon Cash promo. As the name suggests, it's a way for you to turn cash into Amazon credit at over 30,000 participating retail locations. While that might seem counter intuitive to some, I know there are people out there like yours truly who tend to spend cash in my pocket far faster than if I put it in the bank or have it as store credit.
Since people love free money, they're offering $5 in free Amazon credit to new users when you add $20 to your account thru 3/31/21! Simply generate a barcode by clicking the “Get Your Barcode” near the top left. Then either print it out or send it to your phone via text and visit a participating merchant like CVS, Gamestop, 7-Eleven or a dozen more stores. You'll then pay $20 in cash and have the store scan your barcode, which will give you $25 Amazon credit!
This free cryptocoin offer was upgraded in October 2020 and brings the freebie total to over $78 USD that we can cashout!
Coinbase, one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges for Americans, is offering over $78 worth of free money via different cryptocoins Once acquiring your free crypto, you can then hold on and hope it goes up in value, like you would with stocks from Robinhood or Webull.
Or, you can convert it to USD and cash out today!
The first thing you'll want to do is download and install the free Brave browser. I've personally used this browser since July 2019 and absolutely love it! It has a built-in ad-blocker that works wonderfully and highly protects your privacy online while surfing the net. You can even leave free, small tips for your favorite websites, like HIF.
After that, you'll want to make a free Coinbase account. Don't worry about the Bitcoin message on that screen, since we're not buying anything. Just freebies for us, please and thank you!
I believe all of these offers for free money are still available! 👇
Get $78 in free cryptocurrency!
Now, onto the free cryptocurrency quizzes. Don't worry, I've got all the answers below 😉
There will be a video for each question that you only need to watch a few seconds of them. You'll then be able to enter your answer and earn free cryptocurrency with each correct answer. All told, it only takes a few minutes to earn all your free money.
Finally, if you find you're getting an “Earning Unavailable: Unfortunately this opportunity is not available in your region” message for any of the coins, you can use a VPN to get around it! 🙂 I personally use Private Internet Access or PureVPN, but any VPN should work.
If you're looking for a free VPN, my go-to here is ProtonVPN. Aside from their great security – I'm never going to recommend a VPN with bad security, that's a given! – I find their speeds to be quick and their IP addresses are almost never blocked by large websites.
Free $19 in COMP
The latest free coin offer just dropped in October 2020 in the form of $19 in free COMP.
Earning interest on your crypto.
Q2: Supply a crypto asset as collateral.
COMP token hodlers.
Those question will earn you $9, but you can gain another $10 in the 4th step “Use Compound with Coinbase Wallet”. You just have to follow all the prompts. It took me about 10-15 minutes.
They also have four bonus referral slots, where you get $10 per friend who completes just a single quiz. You can earn up to $40 here – just send your friend your referral link and this post with all the answers!
It is a free, open-source web browser build for privacy.
Users get paid BAT for viewing opt-in ads, and publishers get rewarded when users pay attention to their content.
Free $12 in OXT
Next up at Coinbase is snagging our $12 in free OXT. Here are the answers you'll need to quickly advance through the quiz.
A peer to peer privacy wallet.
Orchid’s Ethereum token, OXT, as well as the Orchid app and a Web3 wallet.
Multihop configurations between bandwidth providers.
The OXT freebie has four bonus referral slots as well, each netting you $10 for a potential $40 in additional free money. You don't have to do these in order to get your initial free $12, but it's a nice option that'll bring your total to almost $100 in free cash!
Free $6 in XTZ
One of the easiest free crypto offers is the November 2019 deal where you get get $6 in free XTZ, also known as Tezos.
A decent computer, an internet connection, and 1 roll of Tez (8,000 XTZ)
A decentralized stablecoin that aims to be worth one US dollar.
Decentralized and borderless.
Open a CDB with Maker.
Once you have all your free crypto, you can go back to your main Coinbase account and click the blue “Trade” button in the top right. You'll be able to convert your freebies into a more stable crypto, like Bitcoin or Ethereum, or sell them for USD! Once you've sold it for USD, you can then link your bank account to Coinbase and directly transfer it to your account.
If you register for a new Hilton Honors reward account, you'll get a free $5 Amazon gift card! After enrolling, your freebie will be delivered via e-mail from [email protected] in 6 weeks. If you don't get a confirmation message promising a gift card after submitting your address, then this offer has probably died.
Pinecone Research is the online survey branch of Nielsen Holdings Company, which not only owns the National Consumer Panel that many Hiffers have joined, but who also have an A+ BBB rating. With Pinecone, consumers earn $3 via points for every survey they complete! In some cases, members can earn even more by completing product tests. However, the surveys are their main method of earning.
Pinecone Research can actually be hard to join, as they open and close registration based on their needs. Once in though, it's a great platform to earn a little free money throughout the year. Most surveys pay in the $3-$6 range
They also have a product testing service with many opportunities to try products that haven't even hit the market yet. These unreleased products are typically in their final stages of development, so you get to keep the product forever AND earn money just by answering a few questions.
One impressive factor about Pinecone Research is their payout options. Since the Nielsen Company owns them, Pinecone also has access to their paid trials, surveys, polls, and sweepstakes entries. Sweep prizes are paid out either quarterly or bi-weekly, with the quarterly prize at $4500 and the bi-weekly prize at $500. Both are sent out as checks made payable to the winners, so they're literally free money!
Aside from contest, members can withdraw cash starting at only $3! Snail mailed checks are sent in quantities of $3, $5, or $15 or you can redeem $15 through PayPal. If you opt to cash out through PayPal, you'll receive your pay in three to five business days. For those who choose to receive a check, you'll receive your compensation in seven business days or less.
Their crazy low payout threshold, along with their BBB rating and exclusivity earns Pinecone Research a rating. It's hard not to love a site where you earn free money! Make your voice heard today and take advantage of learning about new products before they hit stores while you make money with Pinecone Research.
I gotta admit, this is a better system than my current method of coin disposal. I save quarters for laundry, dimes for sugary snacks at midnight, nickels just kinda get lost all over the place, and pennies are thrown out my window at cars honking before sunrise.
If you're an Amazon Prime member and you haven't used the Amazon Photo app before, you may be eligible to get a free $10 Amazon credit in seconds! Simply download the Amazon Photos app onto your phone or computer, sign into your account before December 20, 2020, and upload a single photo. You'll then receive an email from Amazon within 7 days confirming your promo credit.
This $10 credit must be used by December 31, 2020. In order to use it, you'll have to make an order including at least $25 of products sold sold by Amazon.com or Amazon Digital Services LLC (look for “sold by Amazon.com” or “sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC” on the product detail page).
Amazon has renewed this promo every time since they started this in July 2018. So if you previously took advantage of this freebie, you won't qualify again this time around. To learn more or receive your credit, head to Amazon.
If you sign up before May 31, you'll receive free Allstate Identity Protection throughout the rest of 2020. You're able to sign up for any of the individual or family plans, so this freebie could be worth up to $315.
Some of the services you'll receive are data breach alerts, bank account monitoring, and up to $50,000 in stolen funds reimbursement. You will need a credit card to sign up for this, but you don't get charged now. You will have the option to elect a paid subscription before your free service ends, but it's not required.
If you're not in the market for identity protection, perhaps this freebie from Ikea might help. It's a free instruction set on how to stay home in self-isolation!
This past summer, I wrote about earning money by scanning your receipt with ReceiptPal. This past week, as I cashed out an Amazon gift card with them, I started wondering what other apps will pay you for snapping quick photos of your receipts. Turns out there are a ton and my newest favorite app is Fetch!
If you've been using ReceiptPal, then Fetch will seem just like home. Scan your receipt with your smartphone, earn points, then spend those points on gift cards. You're literally getting paid for everyday shopping you're doing already.
After downloading Fetch for either Android or Apple iOS, create an account and enter promo code FETCH2K. This bonus promo code expires soon, but earns you 2000 free points – good for $2!
Earn your first gift card today
When I posted this last month, multiple Hiffers earned $5 gift cards right off the bat.
Thanks, Goob! In less than 10 minutes I downloaded the app, set up my account, scanned my grocery receipts from the last 2 weeks and earned enough points for a $5 gift card. This is awesome!!
Same for me as the previous commenter! Scanned the receipts I had in my wallet and along with the bonus (and a bonus for buying hot dogs, lol), got myself a $5 Amazon gift card.
I had a few recent receipts in my purse and, not knowing if they’d be accepted, decided to try and capture them. They were accepted and, along with the referral bonus, in about 10 minutes including sign-up time, I had enough points for a $5 Visa card. WooHoo! Of course I’ll be proactive now and build toward a real reward. Thanks…
How Fetch Works
One thing you'll quickly notice is how much more info there is with Fetch! Not only do they scan your receipt, but it'll actually break down what you bought into categories and give you a nice summary.
On top of that, Fetch gives bonus points if you buy certain products. These items rotate each week and you don't have to buy them in order to scan your receipt and earn rewards. However, if you happen to buy any of them, you'll get a few hundred or even thousand bonus points.
My absolute favorite feature is you have 14 days to scan your receipts in Fetch. ReceiptPal forces you to scan receipts within 5 days, which left me forgetting to scan tons of receipts. Now, I let them pile up on my shelf. Then I scan them each weekend and toss them away.
I find I'm earning points, and therefore gift card rewards, much faster with Fetch. Not only are their rewards easier to obtain by having lower thresholds, but even the time I spend in the app itself is small. The camera function couldn't be faster to snap a picture and move on with the rest of my day.
One of my small gripes is that Fetch doesn't work with some retail receipts, like clothing stores. I kept forgetting about this and trying to scan retail receipts before my pea-brain finally started remembering.
Can I use coupons or other receipt rewards apps and still earn Fetch rewards points? – You bet! Fetch can be used with coupons and other apps, so you can save money and stack your rewards earnings on top. In fact, there's no reason not to use multiple receipt reward apps!
How long do I have to submit a receipt? – My favorite Fetch feature is you have a full two weeks (14 days) after the purchase date to submit your receipts.
Where does Fetch work and what stores participate? – Fetch works with most major grocery, convenience, liquor, drug, club, and big box stores. A full list of participating sites can be found on their website.
If you're looking to get your IRS tax return in faster than Homer or before another huge backlog piles up, then I've got some free and discounted options below!
Who can file their taxes for free?
According to the IRS, anybody who made less than $72,000 a year can file their taxes for free online. This means roughly 70% of Americans are eligible to file for free!
The IRS has put together a collection of 9 Free File IRS partners that each specialize in certain states and AGI. Here's the full list of 2021 praters with direct links to their IRS Free File Program pages and I've listed any free state filings they offer.
TurboTax Free Edition – TurboTax offers both free federal and state tax returns if you use the most common forms, like a 1040. However, they even offer slightly more forms for free than most other services – you can see a full list by scrolling down and click on grey “tax forms” tab. Also, if you're a returning customer, almost 50% of your work is done by transferring last year's info with a single click!
H&R Block Free – Another free federal and state tax option is H&R Block. On top of being free, they're heavily promoting the difference between them and TurboTax.
H&R Block is offering 45 forms required for filing your free online taxes, which is twice as many as TurboTax. They specifically mention these situations to look out for.
For Families – Child and Dependent Care Expenses
For Students – Student Loan Interest Deduction
For Students – Tuition and Fees Statement
For Uninsured – Health Coverage Exemptions
Obviously, if any of these situations apply to you, H&R Block sounds like the way to go! Here's a full list of supported forms on their “free online” plan.
Credit Karma Tax – Credit Karma Tax is a premium product that's 100% free, from start to finish. That includes all of our super-useful features, plus free filing for all supported forms and situations. Have a side-hustle? Own a home or sold some stock? Other tax services might charge you to itemize these deductions – but we don't.
From what I can tell, they don't even have a premium plan, so there's really no coupons or promo codes needed.
TaxSlayer – The final, highly rated service on our list offering both state and federal tax returns for free is TaxSlayer. Like the others, this is primarily aimed at single, married, and student filers with a basic 1040.
FreeTaxUSA – Finally, we have FreeTaxUSA, who my friend swears by. One of their nice perks is that they offer all of their federal plans, both Free and Deluxe, absolutely free. So if you have a slightly more complicated federal return, you can still get it completely free with FreeTaxUSA.
The downside is they don't offer any free state tax returns. However, I looked around, and believe you can save 10% with either code FREETAXUSA10 or COUPONS10.
Free Military Tax Options
Those in the military have an extra option with MilTax. It's a free service by the Department of Defense that uses a version of H&R Block's software. It's available to all active-duty service members, anybody in the National Guard or the reserves, and to their families. Their free program has no income or tax form restrictions as well!
One nice perk is they have both a free toll number (800-342-9647) and a live chat if you have any tax questions!
Where can you get free personal tax help?
If you need help with filing your taxes, you may qualify for thefree IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program if any of these conditions apply to you:
People who generally make $57,000 or less
Persons with disabilities
Limited English-speaking taxpayers
There is also a free IRS' Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program that can help you if you are at least 60 years old.
Both VITA and TCE sites are managed by IRS partners and staffed by their volunteers who want to make a difference in their communities. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS.
VITA and TCE sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls and other convenient locations across the country.
ReceiptPal is a cool rewards app for both Android and iPhone that lets you turn your receipts into gift cards and cash prizes. My favorite feature is that ReceiptPal lets you earn points on almost every type of purchase!
Unlike Ibotta, where you can only earn cash back at participating stores, ReceiptPal works with virtually every place that gives you a receipt! For instance, I ordered a pizza last night from a local mom and pop restaurant. However, ReceiptPal doesn't mind that they're not a chain pizzeria and allowed me to earn points!
With their super simple app, you earn points through a variety of ways, including:
Snapping photos of your paper receipts.
Connecting your email to automatically credit e-receipts mailed to you.
Connecting your Amazon account to automatically credit any purchase with the online retailer!
As you earn points, you'll be automatically entered into their weekly sweepstakes for cash prizes. Once you have enough points, you'll also be able to cash them out for gift cards for Amazon or other local retailers.
What qualifies as a valid receipt?
Receipts are those where you or a household member were involved in the purchase.
Receipts can be from any retailer/store for consumer goods purchases of all types such as convenience stores, travel and entertainment, restaurants, grocery stores, clothing stores, sporting goods stores, electronics stores, gas stations, car dealerships, online retailers, etc.
Receipts must include the store name, purchase date, total amount spent and either phone number or zip code of the store (the entire receipt must be in the photo).
In my experience using the app lately, points are added to your account almost instantaneously. I've also found myself asking for receipts for small purchases, like a single soda at the deli, simply because it gets me one step closer to a free gift card.
So if you've ever wondered how you could get paid to upload receipts, then you should definitely check out ReceiptPal on either Android and Apple!
If you missed the earlier free EpiPen replacement post, then definitely check that out. It's an amazing freebie that's still active if you can't afford an EpiPen.
In that post, I briefly mentioned how HIF has a brand new free prescription card that you can print out and start using immediately. It's a free drug card that helps people without health insurance afford their important medicine. You can print this page or bookmark it and start using it immediately!
Well, today I woke up to this alert.
That's a $78 prescription bill that some Hiffer only paid $25 for! I have no idea who they are or what they bought, but the idea that I helped somebody knock 2/3 off their medicine bill puts a giant smile on my face.
If you don't have health insurance but still need medication, then all you have to do is print out a free drug card and take it to any participating pharmacist (CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Costco, most grocery chains, and thousands of independent retailers) to get a free discount on your prescription drugs.
How much are the free prescription savings?
Most savings are anywhere in the 10-30% range, but as you can tell from the example above, some drug discounts go as high as 85%!
Again, this discount drug card is only for Hiffers without health insurance, but it's 100% free and all you have to do is print out a card at home and take it to your nearest participating pharmacy the next time you need any medicine!
Multiple Ways to Save on Meds!
It's surprisingly easy to use the free drug card.
Each of these methods works, so take your pick!
Print unlimited copies of this page (in black and white, no need for color!) to always have a copy. Keep a card in your car glove box, purse, wallet, etc. so you always have a free card when you need it!
You can also give printed cards to friends and family who qualify. There's no reason not to share the savings!
I will follow up with you via email, so please use your correct information!
Print a free pet drug card too!
It's not just us humans that need meds either! If you have a pet, you can also print out a free pet drug card! 🐶 🙀
Make sure you print this page or bookmark the link on a smartphone so you don't miss the savings!
I can't emphasize enough that this drug card isn't meant to replace health insurance, but instead help those without it. If any of you fall into that category, hopefully this will help you save a little money!
If you have experience with these, please share in the comments.