Ladies and gentlemen, if you told me 10 years ago that you could get paid to literally walk, I would NOT believe you one bit! I mean, how? Well, the year is 2021 and yes, there are apps you can download that pay you to walk. Seriously! 🙂
If you are reading this, then you are in one of two camps. Either you enjoy walking and wondering if you could make some extra cash doing something you already enjoy doing! Boom, just made it that much better!
On the other hand, if you’re like me, then you don’t enjoy walking and wondering if there is something out there that can incentivize you to walk more. Hey, how about if an app paid you to walk? Would you do it then? I think so!
Without further ado, here are the top 10 apps that pay you to walk. No, seriously!
Let’s start this list off with the most popular app on this list. SweatCoin pays you when you walk. When you take 1,000 steps outdoors, you are rewarded 0.95 SweatCoins. This is the in-app currency that SweatCoin uses.
You can redeem these coins for various things from within the app. The marketplace has dozens of offers that are constantly changing. These offers range from online memberships, gift cards, food gifts, electronics, clothing, app downloads, music downloads, and more! This only makes it that much more exciting, so get these apps that pay you to walk!
Next on the list is another very popular app, Achievement. This fitness app rewards you not only for walking but for other activities like biking, meditating, swimming, logging your meals, and much more!
As you earn points for these activities, you can redeem these points for gift cards or cash via PayPal. To redeem these points, you should earn 10,000 points (equivalent to $10).
They also offer a referral program and health studies that can pay participants up to $100 – $200 per study! Definitely worth taking a look into.
This one isn’t as well known, but Walgreens actually has a program that pays you for walking! As one of their ways of promoting healthy wellbeing, they offer myWallgreens (formerly known as the Walgreens Balance Rewards Program).
At the time of writing this, you earn 20 points for each mile you walk. As you earn points, these points can be redeemed when you make purchases at Walgreens. So instead of getting paid actual cash, it will make shopping at Walgreens that much cheaper.
4. Charity Miles
This one is a bit different than the rest. Instead of actually earning cash yourself, your earnings are used to support a worthy cause financially. If you want to be philanthropic without breaking your own bank, this is a fantastic alternative.
Charity Miles uses the GPS and motion sensors on your phone to monitor your daily activity such as walking, running, or biking.
They support over 40 different charities that you can choose to donate your rewards to. They have received more than $2.5 million to date!
If the cute potatoes don’t convince you to give this app a go, then maybe the money will 🙂 FitPotato features weekly competitions and prizes that you can participate in. You can also challenge other members of the app to a weekly walking or exercise session.
To join these weekly challenges, you must put bet on yourself to win (usually $5). This bet will become part of the winning pot (which is usually $1,000). If you manage to complete 3 sessions as the challenge states, you will get a share of the pot!
LifeCoin rewards you every time you walk or run. This app functions very similarly to SweatCoin. As you earn LifeCoins throughout the use of the app, these coins can be redeemed for Gift Cards to stores such as Amazon or iTunes.
You can also opt to redeem your coins as PayPal cash or physical products. Items like Apple Airpods, Beats Headphones, and so on can be redeemed. These products change over time so depending on when you redeem them, the items may be a bit different.
Lympo is a bit interesting. It rewards you as you walk in cryptocurrency! They pay you in LYM, which is a type of cryptocurrency. A great perk of this app is that it allows you to earn rewards both indoors and outdoors. There is no restriction there.
For ease of use, they allow you to connect to a variety of health tracker apps on your phone for easier tracking.
Feeling confident in your fitness abilities? How about you bet on yourself! With StepBet, you bet on yourself with real money that you’ll be able to reach your step goals.
If you don’t achieve your goals for any of the weeks after the first week of starting, you lose your money and you’re out of the game. You’ll have to bet on yourself again to start over! At the time of writing this, you bet $40 for each game period. By having some skin in the game, this can be very motivating!
MapMyFitness has a variety of apps that reward you for walking and or running! These apps include MapMyRun and MapMyWalk. Neat names, am I right 🙂
There are a variety of challenges within the apps that you compete with other members of the app and potentially win fun prizes. You don’t earn actual cash, but you can win physical products (typically related to Under Armour).
The apps will connect to your phone sensors or Fitbit easily.
10. PK Rewards
To close off the list, PK Rewards is an app that will not pay you to walk but rewards you for exercising as well. A really cool feature is that each exercise has an effort score, so the more effort you put into your exercise, the more points you will earn!
These points can be redeemed for various prizes from places like Nike, Amazon, and much more!