Earn money passively on your Android phone with Lucky Leftovers

Today we’ve got a guest post from Money Shed fanatic Naina who has found a fantastic app that is EXCLUSIVE to Android and can earn you a great passive income!


Lucky Leftovers

I like passive earnings. This means apps that I don’t have to sit and press things and check things, etc.

Lucky Leftovers is an ANDROID only app, which I class as a passive earner.

What is Lucky Leftovers?

It is an android only app on your Smartphone, which allows you to earn and win competitions using your leftover text messages from your prepaid credit or contract credit.

I have been using this app since August  2016 and have so far earnt £67.83 through a mixture of entering competitions, running videos and referrals.









How does Lucky Leftovers work?

First of all you need to be on a text plan on your Smartphone, which either allows unlimited texts (fair usage policy applies to all Smartphone plan providers) or capped texts each month. Your provider should be able to tell you what your fair usage policy is, even when it says unlimited.

We don’t all use all our text messages every month, do we? Unless you are a teenager, in which case you may do! I don’t, so this app is for me. I am with GiffGaff and although my plan says unlimited, fair usage policy is 5000 texts per month.

Lucky Leftovers enters competitions that you select through the app, and sends text messages using your Smartphone, your Smartphone number and the text messages you limit it to, daily. For each text message sent you earn 1p. Today I have earnt  12p so far, payable in 45 days.







So you are earning for entering competitions and also have a chance to win the prize you have entered for. You can only enter the competitions on the app; I personally haven’t won yet, but know of others who have.

What kind of competitions?

You can earnt to win monthly cash amounts, weekly cash amounts, DAB Radios, headphones, speakers, a trip up the Shard, London, Spa days and much more.










Will I get spammed?

Most definitely not. I have been using the app for over a year, and not once have I received telephone calls or text messages from 3rd parties who have obtained my mobile number in a mysterious way.

When do I get paid?

Payments take 45 days from entry.  You can cash out at a minimum of £5 by either Paypal or Amazon voucher. Payment is usually sent within 4-5 days after cashout. With Amazon, you are sent a voucher code by email. With Paypal, you will get notification you have been paid.

For example if you signed up in April and did less than 5k messages, this would mean 45 days after April is June 15th, however you need to be over the £5 threshold, so if you reached over 5k in May this would be paid 15th July.

To claim, there is a button to click on the Reward Summary page when thresholds are met and money is available.

Should I set a daily and monthly limit?

Most definitely so. Do not allow yourself to use your full allowance, as you may get stopped by your provider.  Also, if you do occasionally use text messages, you will run out.

I have set my daily limit to 112 texts per day, 3000 per month.  This means I should earn approximately £3.36 in 45 days.

I usually top this up with playing videos while watching TV and asking people to sign up using my referral code which if you sign up with we will BOTH receive 500 points to get you started!  😊


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  • I never knew such an app existed, it all sounds too good to be true, when I get a moment (i.e. when kids are back at school) I’m going to look into this, thank you.

    • Naina Clayton

      That’s why I posted what I have earnt from the app since last August. I know unless you can see the evidence yourself, it’s hard to believe.

  • Laura Dove

    Wow this sounds fab and an easy way to make some money! I’m not on android though sadly!

    • Naina Clayton

      I love it as a passive earner. You could always purchase a very cheap pay as you go android smartphone and use it for those android ony apps. The phone should pay for itself very soon.

  • Little Steps

    This does sound interesting. Sadly I’m not very good at referrals and getting my head around some apps! But I do love the idea of passive learning 😉

    • Naina Clayton

      You don’t have to sign up with my referral, although it is appreciated. You can look for luckyleftovers on the Android smartphone app store and download it directly.

      It really is easy to use. If you are really stuck I can post on the forums a tutorial. If I didn’t do one previously.

  • Helen Jacob-Lloyd

    Wow I’ve never heard of anything like this before, but I’m also on GiffGaff and certainly don’t use all of my texts up. Will check this out!

    • Naina Clayton

      I’m on giff gaff, our monthly fair usage limit is 5000 texts on unlimited, hence why I keep lucky leftovers to 3000 a month.

  • Talya Stone

    I’ve never heard of Lucky Leftovers before but sounds like a great way to make a bit of extra cash off to have a nosy now!

    • Naina Clayton

      Hope you tried this app.

  • I like the sound of this Lucky Leftovers app. I will look it up. I am always up for making extra cash from home.

    • Naina Clayton


  • Lauren Porter

    Oh no I have an iPhone!! This sounds really good – will tell my friends with Androids! x

    • Naina Clayton

      Thank you for sharing with your friends. They will appreciate you telling them about the extra income.

  • I had no idea that you could earn money passively from your Android. Lucky leftovers sounds brilliant x

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  • Clairejustineo

    I had not heard of this before, I am always behind!! This sounds great, I must check it out, thanks 🙂

    • Naina Clayton

      Thank you

  • Hannah Anderson

    Ah i’m an iPhone user! but great post anyhow. Super useful!

    • Naina Clayton

      a few seconds ago
      If you are interested in money making, you can always buy a cheap android pay as you go phone, that will pay for itself. There are other Android only apps that you can earn money from.

  • Kara

    Typical, I have an iphone #sigh

    • Naina Clayton

      If you are interested in money making, you can always buy a cheap android pay as you go phone, that will pay for itself. There are other Android only apps that you can earn money from.

  • tots2travel

    I love the things you come across. This one isn’t for me but I always enjoy your posts as it’s always new to me.

  • Sarah D

    sounds interesting but do you not get charged for the text message? in have unlimited free texts but I thought there was also a charge for comps?

    • Naina Clayton

      Not on this app. They get paid by the advertiser, which is how you get paid. The network allows them to send messages. There is no charge to you as long as you use your allowance.

      • Naina Clayton

        Normal competition comps will charge you and tell you how much they are charging.

  • Mummy Gummie

    Interesting app, though I have an iPhone.

  • Stephanie

    I’m an Android user so I am really interested to hear about this, great to ear a little money from something that you don’t use up….off to research!