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 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.
£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!
£10 for FREE from Chip
Chip is a smartphone app designed to help make saving money easier for you. It does this by taking away the manual part of saving money (remembering to do it, moving money into a separate account etc.) and doing it all for you. Chip uses clever AI to look at your spending habits via Open Banking and when it finds spare money (This could be a few quid or even more) it will move that into a savings account for you.
You are in complete control the entire time and you can tell Chip to be more / less aggressive depending on how much you are looking to save. On top of that you can also set goals so if you wanted to save £300 for a new TV you can set that goal within the app and it will then help you achieve that and show you your progress throughout.
Getting the free £10 couldn’t be easier! Just go to the Chip website and sign up. Once two autosaves have taken place the money will appear in your savings account within 30 days.
£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)
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!
Getting a free share from Trading212 is very easy.
- 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.
Freetrade is another company that offers the ability to get free shares just by depositing £1, again it’s extremely simple to do.
- Request a Freetrade referral link (this takes up to 3 working days for me to get one and send to you)
- 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!
As mentioned above free share links from Freetrade have to be requested so when you do contact me via the link above I will send it onto you as soon as I get it (usually it’s within the 3 days!)
£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.