Take a look at how you can earn up to £200 from signing up to these accounts below and it could help to save you money in the future too.
Let’s be honest, a lot of us are having a bit of a tough time at the moment and nobody is clear when it will get better. My wife is self-employed, so we’re not sure how badly her income will be affected. But, we consider ourselves lucky when there are people out there who have already lost their jobs and will have to turn to the government for help.
We also have a bit of an extra income from all the online activities I do, often between £500 – £600 per month. But, I’m well aware that not everybody wants to spend their time completing surveys or mystery shopping. That’s why I’ve compiled a list below of a few quick ways of making some extra money.
No, they won’t make you rich, but at this point in time, every penny counts. Best of all, they don’t require much effort and won’t cost you a thing.
Please note that due to the Coronavirus, some of these offers have been paused. Please check before joining.
Monese (£5 – £25)
Monese is an online bank account. Sign-up, transfer some money from your current account, make a purchase and you’ll be given £5. And if you go on to spend another £500, you’ll be given an extra £20. There is an option to buy a physical card for £4.99, but there’s no need if you shop online or use ApplePay.
Curve allows you to link all your bank cards to just one. Then, through the Curve app, you can select which card to make a purchase with. Not only do they give you £5 for joining, but you can also earn 1% cashback for 3 months from 3 selected retailers.
Chip is a savings app that calculates how much you can afford to put away. Use my exclusive promo code HOUSEHOLDMONEY10 when you join, and you’ll be given £10 within 30 days of making 2 autosaves. It’s easy to lower or increase the amount you want to save and you can withdraw at any time.
Oval Money (£5)
A savings app similar to Chip. Use the code PCVMV8U when you join and once you complete a transfer to your Oval Future, you’ll receive your £5 bonus.
Yet another savings app. You’ll earn your £5 for joining, linking a bank account and creating a Cleo wallet.
But that’s not all folks.
Octopus Energy (£50)
Probably not one of the first places you would look to make a bit of extra money. However, I often find that Octopus is often one of the most competitive companies out there for gas and electricity. Not only that, but they will give you £50 credit for joining. It will take you 10 minutes to get a quote and all you will need handy is how much you spend each month and your bank details.
Switching your bank account (£100)
Loyalty gets you very little nowadays and that’s why I often change my current account. It may sound a little scary but I have switched accounts more than 10 times and never had an issue. Everything is done for you, including moving your direct debits and standing orders. There are quite a few switching bonuses out there that come and go but Nationwide always has one handy. All you need to do is find a friend with a Nationwide account and you’ll both receive £100.
If you’re struggling for a Nationwide refer a friend referral, then let me know. I have a couple of referrals left, so leave me a message in the comments below.
This is slightly different from any of the above as you will probably need to spend to make any money with this site.
20 Cogs works by paying you for signing up for trials or joining websites. A potential issue could be that some of these sites are casinos or bookmakers. This wasn’t a problem for me but I know plenty of people aren’t keen.
I earned £94.52 when I used 20 Cogs and you can find my full review here.
Or, you can go straight to the 20 Cogs site.
Alternatively, you can look at OhMyDosh. It works in exactly the same way as 20 Cogs. Probably, because they’re owned by the same company.
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