The Apps That Pay You to Walk
Imagine getting paid just for doing your usual walk to work or to walk instead of catching the bus or driving! You can with these apps. In my opinion, walking is the most underrated form of exercise! Walking burns between 90 to 200 calories in 30 minutes. Of course you burn more calories walking at the brisk rate. But why not make the most of your stroll and walk for money.
Apps that pay you to walk
Get rewarded for exercise with these apps that pay you to walk:
- Better Points
- Charity Miles
Carry on reading to find out how much you can get paid with each one… Disclaimer: do not quit your day job.
Sweatcoin tracks the number of steps using the iPhone’s built-in sensors. It then rewards them with a digital currency called ‘sweatcoins’. Redeemed your coins with select retailers for a wide variety of sports-related goodies, foodie discounts and health programmes.
I’ve managed to earn 2000 Sweatcoins so far (but I’m hoping to save up for one of the big prizes!).
This is the latest addition to my money-making arsenal. Every time you record a walk, run or cycle with the BetterPoints app you are rewarded with points. Use your Better points for a number of gift cards including Hotel Chocolat, Sainsbury’s & Arcadia!
Take part in National Challenges to win even more rewards and be entered into prize draws to win anything up to 100,000 points (equivalent to £100).
Spryfit is a goal setting app. If you’re confident that you’ll reach your target number of steps then you can bet money on it. If you manage to reach your goal then you can cash out your winnings through PayPal!
Please be aware that your money is at risk with this app. It works exactly like a betting app, only that you are placing the bet on your intended level of exercise.
Bounts tracks your exercise and reward you points when you exercise. In addition to walking (7,000 steps), they will also pay you to complete 20 minutes of constant exercise or check-in at a (selected) gym to earn points.
Bounts is available on both android and iOS (as well as in the UK, USA and Canada). They change their rewards frequently, so it is best to check with the site directly for current information.
Do you want to earn money for charity on your daily commute? This app (available on both Android and iOS) tracks how far you walk and converts your steps into money for charities! Just choose a charity when you go for a walk, run or ride and Charity Miles will use the GPS and motion sensors in your mobile phone to track your mileage. You can log both indoor and outdoor workouts.
Charities include the ASPCA, Habitat for Humanity, Nature Conservancy, Alzheimer’s Association, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Special Olympics and Wounded Warrior Project.
Earn one ‘winwalk coin’ for every 100 steps you take. You can earn a max of 100 coins a day (10,000 steps). Winwalk is currently only available on the Google play store.
Redeem your coins for gift cards. 20,000 coins will earn you £10 at Costa or Nike and 49,000 coins will earn you £25 at Netflix.
Get paid to walk and more
Need to improve your health/lose weight/get fit?You’ve come to the right place. Bee Money Savvy is run by a qualified personal trainer! One you’re signed up for these apps, you can find more health and money inspiration by following the links below.