If you're anything like me, you have probably been scouring the internet for ways to make a few extra bucks from home. I have been using Swagbucks for a few years off and on. It can take a little while to get your gift card code emailed to you (I have seen it vary between 22 hours and 14 days).
A friend of mine mentioned Perk. Although I was hesitant at first, I bought a phone to dedicate to it. Just a $30 prepaid phone (didn't buy any minutes, just the phone itself, and hooked it up to my home wifi). She sent me her referral link, and I was hooked on the simplicity.
Want to know how simple it is? Just go to Perk to sign up for an account (from your phone, or computer). Now I will state that Perk is most beneficial when used through a cellphone, but there are ways to earn from your computer too. There are a few Perk apps you can download, but the first one I want you to focus on, is Perk TV.
After you install the app, and log in, you will see a screen with 3 circles. The ones that seem to run the fastest and smoothest are the App Trailers (green circle). From there, just choose the top app and select 'Watch & Earn' and then 'Watch Trailer To Earn Points'. You *could* download the app, but you will use up all the free space on your phone if you do this for all the apps, and probably not even open most apps.
You will earn 4 points per 2 videos (any of the circles from the first screen, I suggest the App Trailers because they are under a minute each).
Once the first trailer is done playing, you will see a screen that shows you what video will play next and a countdown of 7-8 seconds. At the bottom of the screen, you will see an option to rate the ad with either a thumbs up or thumb down. Tapping either will give you 50 TOKENS. Tokens are not your priority. They can be useful in the other apps, and entering sweepstakes, but won't help you cash in for gift cards to your favorite retailers. I will talk more about tokens and the other apps at a later date.
If you have more than one phone (or ipad, kindle, etc), you can install Perk on those as well. As many devices as you'd like. However, I wouldn't suggest running more than five at the same time. Some may run more than this, but it runs the risk of violating Perk's Terms of Service.
Redemption is simple, and you can cash out as soon as you reach 5,000 points for a $5 gift card. You make your selection, and have a 5 digit code text to you near instantly. Simply enter that, and you will get an email with your reward on the following Monday, Wednesday or Friday. For example, if I cash out on Sunday, I will get my gift card info in my email the next afternoon/evening.
I often redeem for Target gift cards. I follow the link in my email to my gift card, and enter the required info into my Target app. Simply open the app as I'm heading to the checkout, and I don't have to remember to bring anything extra to the store with me. Different stores vary in this. If you have questions, please leave them in the comments, and I will answer to the best of my ability!
One last thing, because I know you are wondering, I signed up for Perk in mid-August 2014, and have redeemed for $650 so far.