There’s no doubt out Coronvirus has turned a lot of our lives upside down. From our living arrangements to our finances everything can seem so up in the air at the moment. With everyone tightening their belts as much as possible anyways in which you can find free money during Coronavirus can be a godsend!
We’ve recently put out a guide on How to earn extra money from home during Coronavirus and also a guide on how you can make a huge amount of money selling your skills on Fiverr during the pandemic and also covered How to manage your mental health while working from home during Coronavirus.
For some people though who maybe don’t want to get into the whole ‘earning money from home‘ thing but DO just want quick and easy money, we’ve found some easy tried and tested ways you can grab up to £100 in free money in 2021 during Coronavirus. None of these requires you to do any kind of work nor do they involving you signing up for a free trial and then having to cancel something later so they are perfect if you are trying to earn some extra beer money.
Get £20 Amazon Voucher and then £10 every month with Ipsos MORI inCompass
MediaCell+ is an easy to use app that sits on your smartphone while detecting what is being played / watched in the background when it comes to your TV and radio listening habits. Not only that but it is also clever to monitor the websites you are visiting on the device.
The MediaCell+ app will detect what you watch on TV, what radio you listen to, and the apps/websites used on your phone. The InCompass app will detect how you use your PCs/laptops/tablets, including how you use the internet.
They are asking for people from all areas across the UK to build up this picture of media consumption in the UK today, and how this is changing over time. The information will be used to help shape the future of TV, radio, music services and the internet. Ipsos MORI UK Ltd is a VERY well known company in the ‘Market Research’ sector and has been established since 2005.
This is a super easy one to do and you don’t even need to know anything about trading stocks! Trading212 is a platform where anyone can buy a share online. They have a fantastic sign up offer where you just need to deposit £1 and you will get a free share the next day worth up to £100.
Don’t for one minute think you will only get one worth a few pounds as I’ve had ones for Greggs worth £20 odd and I’ve seen others get some in the £70-£80 range!
- Sign up to Trading212
- Deposit £1
- The next business day you will get your free share allocation.
- Allow the share to settle for 3 days (ie, don’t try and sell it)
- After 3 business days sell the share for what its current value is
- Wait 30 days for the cash to unlock
- Withdraw the value of the sold share back to your debit card.
Make sure to check out our review of Trading 212 if you want to find out more information about them.
Freetrade is another company that offers the ability to get free shares just by depositing £1, again it’s extremely simple to do.
- Add your details
- Deposit £1 (via Bank transfer takes an hour or two)
- Get your Free Share (shows as a mystery share until it is revealed)
- Wait 7-10 days for your share to be revealed
- Sell the share
- Withdraw Cash!
Get paid for browsing the web with UpVoice
UpVoice is a browser extension that you install and then forget about. You go about your day browsing social media or watching YouTube videos and the plugin will anonymously capture your ad data, and this is what you are paid for. It truly lets you earn a passive income just by using your laptop in the way you normally would!
Grab £15+ with Plum
Plum is a fantastic savings smartphone app you can use to save money and keep on top of your finances. On top of trying to help you have achieve your financial goals it also has one of the best referral schemes around where you can earn an UNLIMITED amount of money.
For every 3 people you refer you will get £15, 6 gets you £30, 9 gets you £45 etc. and there is no limit to how many friends or family you decide to refer.
£5 for FREE from Curve Card
The Money Shed has worked alongside Curve for a number of years now and over the last few months has managed to grab a deal with them whereby you can get £5 to spend ANYWHERE that accepts Mastercard (online or offline!) just by signing up for their free card.
The idea behind a Curve Card is that you can bring all of your various bank cards into one single card. Unlike those traditional plastic cards you’d be used to, the Curve Card is done so through an app which can be easily downloaded onto your smartphone. From there you can add as many cards, whether they are credit or debit cards, meaning everything is in the one, easily accessible place.
Simply head over to their site and sign up to their FREE card via our EXCLUSIVE link. Once it arrives in the post a few days later you just need to activate the card which is done by buying something on it. So you could link the Curve card to your normal debit card, go into a shop and buy a packet of 50p sweets and as soon as you do that you will see you have £5 CREDIT to spend anywhere you like!
Earn from your smartphone
You’ve no doubt read about smartphone apps like Roamler and BeMyEye which pay you for going out and about to take photos of displays in shops. The pay is great for these money making apps and they also pay for a lot of ‘at home’ work at the moment which involves nothing more than sitting on your sofa answering a handful of questions about the hot topics of the day! Although it’s not a fully passive form of income I would say it comes under the banner of ‘something for not a lot of effort’
Another way to grab some rewards using your phone is to use the Nielsen Computer and Mobile app. Once the app is installed on your smartphone it will collect data about how the phone is used. What apps get used the most? How much data do they use? How often do they use the GPS on the phone? It doesn’t collect any User IDs or password and is a completely non-invasive app which doesn’t impact on the performance of your smartphone at all.
Nielsen uses the collected data to analyse demographic behaviour and use and as a reward, users are given points on a quarterly basis for being active. Nielsen points can be redeemed for gift cards or cash cards.
£100 for FREE from Ratesetter
Ratesetter is a peer-to-peer investment platform which sounds far more technical than it really in. Normally if someone wanted a loan they would just go to their high street bank. With Ratersetter there is a whole community of people putting money into their system and then you come along wanting a £500 loan and your loan is then made up by all the £10-£50 deposits people have put into the system.
Typically people use these sort of platforms as an investment. A place they can put their money, have it used to fund other peoples loans and then they get the money back + interest.
RateSetter offers a fantastic signup bonus of £100 for putting £1000 into the system!
To get your free £100 from Ratesetter.
- Sign up to Ratesetter
- Deposit £1000 using your debit card
- Move the money into your ‘Everyday Account’
- Wait until your £1000 is matched by someone looking for a loan. This could take 24hrs or it could take up to 30 days.
- You will then be awarded £100.
- Withdraw the cash (This can take up to 24hrs due to the fact your initial £1000 investment was put into loans)
£20 Cashback Sites
Cashback websites have been a staple of online ordering for many years. I mean who doesn’t want something for free? Getting cashback doesn’t cost you any more money and means you always get a little something extra for your purchase.
The two main players in the cashback world are Topcashback and Quidco. The former currently offers £7.50 for signing up after a £10 minimum spend and the latter gives you £12.50 after a £5 minimum spend.
With both cases, you just need to signup, buy something you would normally buy from an online store and you’ll get the money once the cashback has tracked! With the average cashback user claiming around £300 a year there is a LOT of free money for you to grab just by doing what you normally do when it comes to buying online goods to services!
Hopefully the above will be of use to some of you so that you can grab some extra cash at this traumatic time. If you are looking for more options you could consider the likes of OhMyDosh which is an offer paywall that pays you (fairly decently at times to be fair!) for taking out free trials in a variety of online services and products.
Up to £55 free from PayPal
No doubt you have heard of, and probably used, PayPal. As one of the most well-known online payment processors, its popularity grew thanks to eBay (who later went on to own PayPal), which was once one of only a few places it could be used. By 2002, PayPal was a household name, and today it is one of the most trusted payment platforms out there. Why do you need to know all of this? Well, PayPal would like to give you some free money.
The first offer that PayPal has right now can see you with an extra £5 in your pocket. By downloading the Honey extension (an extension that helps you save money while shopping online), using your PayPal credentials, and then spending £10, PayPal will reward you with a £5 bonus. As well as the bonus from PayPal, there is also the chance to save money on the things that you were going to buy anyway.
PayPal is looking to give you even more if you refer a friend to sign up (although you’ll need to act before 29/06/21). If you simply send 1p to a friend who doesn’t yet have a PayPal account, when they sign up and make a transaction worth £10 or more, you will both be rewarded with £10. You can repeat this up to 5 times and earn £50 for very little effort.
Up to £20 a month from Honeygain
Whether it’s for work or pleasure, there’s no getting away from the fact that we are all spending more time online right now. If you’re online anyway, you might as well get paid for it, right? That is exactly what Honeygain will allow you to do.
By signing up for a free account and downloading the app, Honeygain will pay you for allowing them to use your internet. No personal data is accessed, and your internet is used to allow companies to have an uncensored view of exactly what people are doing online. You can take a look here at exactly how Honeygain uses your internet.
How much you earn can depend on a few things:
- How many devices you have the app installed on
- Your internet speed
- How long you spend online each day
It is possible to earn up to £20 a month just by being online and doing exactly what you would usually be doing anyway. The pandemic may not have turned us all back to sitting at desktops or using laptops, but the great thing about this app is that you can install it on tablets and mobiles too.
Free Bitcoin from Coinbase
The end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021 have seen phenomenal growth in the value of cryptocurrency. None more so than Bitcoin, which reached its highest ever value of $42,000 in January of this year. Is it too late to tap into the potential that Bitcoin has to offer, or is it still worth taking a chance? A great deal has changed where Bitcoin is concerned during the pandemic with household names such as Microsoft investing. That being the case, how would you like a free £7 worth of Bitcoin?
By signing up with Coinbase and trading £72 on any crypto, Coinbase will reward you with £7 worth of Bitcoin. Admittedly, £7 may not be a life-changing amount of money but, if you don’t need that £7 right now, it may well be worth leaving in your account and seeing what the next few months bring. As Bitcoin has reached a level of market maturity, there is always the possibility that your £7 could be worth a fair bit more down the line.
As well as offering the chance to trade in Bitcoin, Coinbase also offers other well-known cryptos such as Ethereum and Litecoin. Beyond the free Bitcoin for simply trading £72, Coinbase also gives you other opportunities to earn more crypto as well.
An easy fiver from Zelf – with the potential for more!
By signing up with Zelf, they will instantly credit you with £5 as a thank you. What’s more, by referring your friends to sign up, you can get another £5 for each one. Even better, if the friend’s that you have bought in go on and refer other friends, they’ll get £5 for themselves, and you’ll get another £1 for each one. All sounds good, but perhaps you’ve never heard of Zelf.
Zelf is an app that allows you to access super-fast banking all through using your usual messenger app. Whether you are using Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, or Telegraph, you can carry out banking functions all by using text or voice commands. You can even sync with Apple Pay and Google pay, giving you a contactless payment method.
You can sign up and have access to Zelf within 30 seconds by either scanning a QR code or receiving instructions via your chosen messenger app. As soon as you have your free £5 credit, you can generate your referral link and start inviting friends so that you can earn even more.
£5 from Oval Money
Oval Money is a savings app that allows you to set and control your own savings goals. You can spend on your card and have the amount rounded up to the nearest pound, with the extra amount being put into your savings account. Not only can you use Oval as a means to save money, but it also has an investment platform that allows you to create a diversified portfolio.
By signing up to Oval, and depositing £1, they will reward you with a credit of £5. If you’d like to earn more, then you can get a referral code and start bringing in some more cash. For every person that signs up with your referral code, Oval with reward you with another £5 credit to your account. With no limits on the number of people that you can refer, by signing up with Oval you have the opportunity to earn a decent amount of cash.