Updates: Earn $100+ In Free Money Trying Out Financial Services

Here’s an updated list of companies willing to pay you to try out their services. None of these listed require a credit check. See links for more info.

RevolutionMoneyExchange $25 Bonus. Offer extended to May 15th, so get in by then if you haven’t already. Just sign-up with this PayPal alternative and grab your $25. You don’t even have to make a deposit or buy anything. More details here.

Ebates $10 Bonus (+$18 possible). Ebates offers rebates on online store purchases. After your first transaction, you’ll get a $10 bonus. Just sign-up with your e-mail and you’ll see the $10 in your account. One suggestion: sign-up for a free trial of Netflix through Ebates and get another $18, and they’ll send you $28 during their next cycle. (Looks like you have to become a paying member, cheapest plan is $4.99/month.) Just remember to cancel in time. More details here.

Prosper $25 Bonus. Peer-to-peer lending means you get to earn interest by lending to people you choose. Make a loan of $50, and you’ll receive a $25 bonus on top of your interest rate. More details here.

Capital One 360 $25 Bonus. One of the earliest online-only savings accounts, Capital One 360 will pay you $25 immediately if your initial deposit is at least $250. The account currently earns 3.0% APY.

ShareBuilder $50 Bonus. If you open an account with this brokerage and make any one trade, you will earn $50. In the application, say you are responding to a promotion and use the promo code “50GO28“. More info based on a previous similar offer.

I have applied and received all of the bonuses above successfully except for the Prosper one, as I had signed up before the promotion started. You can also get $100 all at once by applying for one of these credit cards, although applying will require a credit check (and some spending restraint, I suppose).

Comments

  1. Jonathan,

    Saw this on the Netflix page when connecting through ebates:

    “You will earn $18 cash back once you become a paying Netflix member. Please allow 6-8 weeks from sign-up for cash back to post to your Ebates account.”

    Was this your experience, or were you able to receive your $18 without ever paying?

    Thanks for the post!

  2. Two more:

    1. ETrade is offering a $25 bonus for signing up for a new online savings account – see http://www.etrade.com/savetoday

    2. Northwest Federal Credit Union (in the DC area) is offering a $100 bonus for new accounts with direct deposit (http://www.nwfcu.org/news/spec.....drive.html). Membership is restricted – check the site to confirm eligibility.

  3. I canceled during the trial and got the $18, but I guess they’ve changed it since. You could try and see if it shows up, or the cheapest plan is $4.99/month. Edited post.

  4. I received the $25 bonus from Revolution. I hope you got your $10.

  5. Unfortunately for publishers, Revolution Money Exchange only pays you for the first 50 people that you refer to them. But if you are just signing up, the $25 is real for you to spend since it takes only 2 business days to deposit the money into your checking account..

  6. ShareBuilder is currently holding my funds because they can’t verify my address. Why in the world not? It’s on all my other bank accounts and creidt cards. I have to fax some kind of document in to them soon… sigh.

  7. HI , I need some NEWER $100 or $50 Bank or Credit Card CASH BONUS OFFERS …………….. thanks very much…….

  8. Thank you for your posting. Is there some requirements for these services? For example, you need to open the account for 6 months something like that.

  9. Thanks for the links! I used your RevolutionMoneyExchange affiliate link so I hope you got your $10. A couple things I noticed when I signed up:
    1) If you don’t want to link to your checking account you don’t have to but to get your $25 bonus you would have to have them send you a check which costs $2.50.
    2) Opt-out of having them send your snail-mail address to advertisers by clicking on their privacy policy link, then scrolling all the way down to the bottom of the policy. There is a form to fill out there that you have to mail in if you don’t want snail-mail junk mail.

  10. Jonathan, if indeed I got to it soon enough to make you $10, it’s another $10 I’m so very happy to make for you. Your blog is not only informative but these things you tell us about have made me several hundred dollars at this point.

  11. I don’t think it is a good offer after all. I noticed it was something as good as ‘false invitation’. Heck, why would you join for nothing? At least, $25 free incentive is attracting enough.

    However, as the days passing by, I started to hate such offers. One cannot simply reap the bonus if he/she doesn’t have enough loyal visitors.

    My opinion? It’s useless..

  12. Fitzheim,

    I’m not sure what you mean. Your comment is somewhat confusing; which service are you referring to?

    I can see why a Revolution Money Exchange account might be useless to someone who has never needed PayPal, but if you’re already frustrated with PayPal, this service looks pretty darn useful.

  13. What type of trade to I need to execute with Sharebuilder? Real time trades are listed at $10. How early can I cancel my account and not have the bonus stripped away? When can I expect the bonus to be deposited?

  14. clicclic says:

    The Revolution Money Exchange signup process has been somewhat painful.

    I seem to be stuck in some kind of limbo regarding approval.

    They can’t seem to verify my account and I can’t “Accept” the free $25 offer because of some glitch. I called last week (05/01) to see if they could fix the glitch and they couldn’t. They said to wait till this week. I’ll try again on 05/07 and report back…

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