It ain’t side hustle money, but getting some pocket money is always nice. Canadians often get the short end of the stick when it comes to a lot of things, but here are some Canadian-exclusive ways to get some extra cash.
Shakepay is a Canada-based platform for buying, selling, and storing Bitcoin and Ethereum (ETH) via a smartphone or desktop computer. You can earn a bit of free Bitcoin by shaking your phone every day (by a bit, I mean a small fraction). It may be a small amount, but it’s free and easy to get. You can also earn a $10 referral when you get a friend to sign up and purchase $100 of Bitcoin or ETH, and they also will get $10.
Download via the app store and get into crypto trading easily.
You can also sign up using my referral link, and we’ll get both $30. Sweet right?
Known as Google Opinion Rewards, you get paid for completing quick surveys, and I mean quick. I’ve completed a lot of surveys over the year, and Google by far is the easiest. It’s not a lot, but you can use them for games or build it up and use Google Pay. I earned $20 over the year and used it on games!
Credit Card Churning
It is the process of closing one credit card account and opening another for the rewards. Switching after a couple of years and not changing often is recommended, as it can impact your credit card. I’ve done it only once, and I don’t regret it. Companies often only give bonuses for new credit card sign-ups with certain conditions, but it is doable, and you can get the bonuses either instantly or in a few months. Cash-back cards are always a good bet for credit cards to get make a few extra bucks.
There is even a subreddit where you can go to get advice and learn more.
Ask Canadians Survey
If you collect points for any of the below, you should be on the Ask Canadians Survey.
- Hudson Bay
- Petro Points
- Via Rail
Essentially, you sign up, get sent surveys to complete (if you qualify), and then get points! Even if you don’t qualify, you still get some pity points. It rakes up, and the surveys give an adequate number of points.
Optimity is a good way to add some extra points if you use Petro Points. This is an app where you get rewarded for completing quizzes in regard to health and finance. You also get rewarded when you complete a certain number of steps, and it’s better if you have a friend to help!
You can also use my invite code, lucy04108, if you would like!