6 Simple Ways UK Residents can Save Some Extra Cash in 2020
By Jessica Truss | Published February 9, 2020
2020 is well underway, but for many of us, the year started by paying off bills we accumulated over Christmas.
Finding an easy way to put a few extra quid in your pocket could really help - especially if you could do it in the comfort of your own home.
Well, thanks to the internet, earning extra cash in your spare time has never been easier than it is right now.
To help you get started, here are 6 insanely simple ways to start earning cash, cash rewards or put cash back in your pocket.
1. Earn Rewards Testing or Playing Games
If you enjoy playing games on your phone, this one’s a no-brainer. There are so many online games on the market, it boggles the mind with new ones popping up all the time.
Many of those games will actually pay you to play. Appstation is a company that pays you in ‘coins’ for playing their games, which can be redeemed for:
Amazon gift card
GameStop gift card
PlayStation Store gift card
Xbox Live gift card
And much more
2. Try Your Odds with Digital Scratch Cards
Forget about buying your scratchers in the supermarket, there’s an easier, more efficient way to test your luck with digital scratch cards.
In fact, Lottoland makes scratchers more accessible. There are plenty of different ones to choose from and you can redeem your winnings with either cash or tokens.
At Lottoland you bet on the outcome of the official draw. For all intents and purposes, you will have the exact same customer experience as if you were entering the official lottery. The key difference is that they take your bet and they pay you if you win.
Please play responsibly.
3. Save hundreds on your energy bills in 60 seconds
Did you know that greedy energy companies are ripping us off to the tune of £300 or more every single year? With another round of price hikes just around the corner, it could be a brutal winter for millions of us.
For decades there were hardly any options as greedy energy suppliers raked in the cash. Then one company showed up on Dragons’ Den and is changing everything…
Look After My Bills co-founders went into the Den and wowed the Dragons - walking away with the BEST deal in the history of the popular TV show.
The concept of Look After My Bills is simple: you sign up just once, and the service finds you a great deal (and switches you to it) every year.
And the best part is, Look After My Bills is FREE! They are helping over 200,000 households avoid the energy rip-off this winter.
4. Save £££'s On Car Insurance
To navigate safely, all of us need to make sure our vehicle is insured. However, many people are overpaying on their insurance premiums.
The trouble is, comparing rates with different companies is a huge hassle that most of us don’t have time for.
Thanks to GoCompare, you can look for a cheaper rate and get a quote in just a few minutes!
They compare your rates to dozens of regional and national carriers to find the best match.
Just take two minutes to provide some information about your vehicle and GoCompare provides you with quotes on cheap car insurance rates.
As a bonus, you can get FREE excess cover when you buy car insurance with GoCompare.
5. Don’t Toss Your Receipt In The Bin!
Before you toss that store receipt or destroy it in the wash, scan it into the FetchRewards app and earn points to redeem for FREE money!
This cash rewards app is super easy and fun to use.
Receipt Hog lets you earn points when you take photos of your receipts. The points you earn depend on how much you’ve spent on the receipt and you can collect between 5 and 20 points, with a maximum of 100 points being earned each week.
You’re also able to play on the Hog Slots to earn a few extra coins, £66 cash or even the value of your last shop back!
You save your points up until you can exchange them for cash via PayPal or you can opt for an Amazon voucher instead.
6. Earn Cash Doing Things You Do Now
The average Uk resident spends 24 hours a week online, but many of us spend even longer doing what we do.
Now, you can earn rewards for doing things online that you normally do anyway, with TopCashBack.
TopCashBack (TCB) is a cash back portal that allows you to earn money for purchases you make online. You can also earn cash for signing up for products, services and websites. It’s free to join and there are no on going fees or charges. They claim to offer their users 100% of the commission they earn from merchants and instead make their money from hitting bonuses with select merchants and displaying merchants prominently on their website/newsletters.
REMINDER: People are saving £300+ a year or more on their energy bills
Latest statistics show that at least 60% of households are getting ripped-off by their energy supplier.
Look After My Bills is putting a stop to that with their free service. You sign up just once, and they’ll switch you to a great deal every year - saving you £300+ in the process.
The service is rated “Excellent” on independent review website Trustpilot with 7,000+ reviews.