How to Earn Extra Money and Get Freebies Online

I'm always on the hunt to find ways to earn extra money or get free stuff in the mail.  Throughout the years, I've found so many different companies that offers ways to get paid on the side and get freebies online that I have a lot of them listed on my other blog

Doing odd jobs has really helped pay my bills, pay for my children's school activities, and most importantly, pay for Christmas gifts.  Plus getting free stuff is always great!

Below are some companies that offers ways to earn extra money, get freebies, or both.

How to Earn Extra Money and Get Freebies Online

Pinecone Research 

It's easy and fun to see and evaluate new product ideas in the comfort of your own home by using Pinecone Research. You will earn points for each completed product survey, which can be exchanged for cash and other rewards.
PLUS you will be automatically entered into a bi-weekly Sweepstakes to win additional cash prizes for your time. Each interview usually takes 15-20 minutes of your time. Plus, you are free to leave the panel at any time should you choose to do so.


Think of Rakuten as a local mall with over 1,200 different stores but with one huge difference. Online stores pay Rakuten a commission (think of it as a finders' fee) on every sale and they split this amount with the consumer. Each store pays a different commission so users will save different amounts at different stores; users just have to look at the percentage next to the store name to see how much they will save.  Learn more about Rakuten.

Inbox Dollars

Inbox Dollars pays members to read emails, take surveys online, play games, and go shopping! New enrollees also receive $5 just for joining so this offer will convert extremely well to a broad based demographic, especially users interested in freebies, surveys, sweepstakes, discounts, or coupons online money making opportunities.

MindField Online

Your opinion counts at MindField and is often rewarded! They conduct ongoing Internet surveys for clients across America and beyond.

Opinion Outpost

Opinion Outpost conducts surveys because businesses, governments, public bodies, and similar organizations are interested in the views and attitudes of the people who use their products and services. The more they know about what customers and citizens think, the easier it is for them to improve and adapt what they supply. Take Surveys to give your opinion and shape the future.

SwagBucks is a 100% free, no strings attached, free prizes, no shipping charges, no membership fees. has already rewarded over a million users with gift cards, and all kinds of quality products, to members across the United states, Canada and UK.


Toluna will send you paid surveys in your email box and also have chances to review products and get paid.  Learn more about Toluna.

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  1. OMG, Louida! You are like an endless well of monetary information. I am so bookmarking this post. I'm particularly interested in the surveys. Note to self: Must look into that.

    Thank you for an excellent post!

    1. You're so welcome Courtney! Paid surveys has been my go-to place to make extra money from home. Best part is that it's always free!

  2. I am a huge fan of's how I got my Wii...and then my XBox 360 Kinect...and will play a role in getting a Kindle Fire HDX. I LOVE them.

    I will have to check out eBates more...I've seen it mentioned here and there (and even joined), but haven't really gotten into it to see all that it can do for me.

    Here and there, I've made a few bucks from taking surveys, but lately, they've been mostly asking questions for people who are decision makers in a business.

    1. Wow you got a Wii and a Xbox 360 from using Swagbucks! Congrats to you! I need to start using them more often.

      I never heard of, I'll need to check them out.

  3. My favorite is My Survey. I have cashed out with them numerous times. I will have to check out the others on your list. Thanks for linking up at #ThrowbackThursdayLP

    1. They are my favorite too Victoria! I have also received a lot of products to test with them.

  4. I love Ebates. It's such a great idea.

    1. I keep hearing good things about Ebates.

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