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10:36 AM, May 2, 2012   |    comments
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By Suzy Parker, USA TODAY

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Have an idea for an app? Many people do and the payoff could be huge.  But you don't have to create an app to make money.  You simply have to know which ones to use. Here's a look at the 6 apps that can put cash or gift cards in your wallet.

WeReward  iPhone Android

WeReward pays you to check in at places.  You can get 62 points by taking a picture inside of the Hooters at the Landing with your food and a waitress then upload that picture to your Twitter and Facebook pages. For each point you earn a penny.  When you acquire 1000 points PayPal will pay you $10.

Checkpoints  iPhone  Android

Checkpoints is similar to apps like Foursuqare but the app rewards you with points which you redeem for gift cards or gadgets.  Tap on your location and you'll see nearby stores with products you can scan. You also get points for simply checking-in.

Field Agent  iPhone  Android

Field Agent pays you to do chores.  You check out which jobs are the closest. One job we found will pay you $3.50 to photograph a jam-like product in your home. Another job pays $17 to purchase a $5 pasta dish and answer a survey.

Task Rabbit iPhone  Android

The Task Rabbit app enables you to make money helping other people. It's safer than Craigslist because TaskRabbits must submit their name, Social Security number, and address for a background check.  We found tons of jobs in the San Francisco area. The closet one to Jacksonville was in Port Orange for help with coordinating a wedding.

App Nana   iPhone   Android

App Nana pays you to download other apps.  But instead of cash, the pay off is in gift cards.  You get about 2000 Nanas for an app downlaod and most of the apps are free.  90,000 Nanas will get you a free $5 amazon gift card.

Pepsi Loot  iPhone  Android

And finally, get free music off iTunes with Pepsi Loot.  Check in to three pop spots, restaurants that sell Pepsi products, and you get to download a free song. 

All of the 6 apps are free, so it might be worth your time checking them out.  You might be able to pocket a few extra dollars.




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