Bananatic App Review: Get Paid to Play Games

These days, it has become so easy to earn money online by filling up survey forms or taking your phone out on a walk. But now, it is also possible to do the same by playing free mobile games on your mobile phone. Whether you are bored at school or have a long commute to and from work, with Bananatic app, you can spend your time having fun and also get paid for doing so.

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Bananatic app is developed and maintained by a game development firm known as Sedoc, LLC. Games hosted by Bananatic may or may not be developed by their in-house developers. The company earns a profit by letting users trying out new games. Basically, you are working as a mobile game beta tester. The points you earn from Bananatic are prized as Bananas and for every 2,500 bananas you collect, you get $5. Not bad!

How does the Bananatic App work?

Once you install the app on your phone, you can directly jump into collecting bananas or explore other options in the app. By the way, Bananatic offers you free 50 bananas just for signing up with them.

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There are a total of 11 ways to earn Bananas. As shown in the picture above, you can complete game quests, share app download link on social media sites like Facebook, complete tasks set by advertisers, and many more. Once you collect enough Bananas, you can either spend it on your purchases from one of the online stores listed in the app or request for the money to get transferred directly to your bank account. The minimum withdrawal limit is $5.

In case you are wondering how long it will take to earn 3000-5000 Bananas. It just takes a few minutes of work to earn enough Bananas to buy yourself an Amazon gift card. As I mentioned earlier, there are a total of 11 ways to earn Bananas. Filling up survey forms, playing games, signing up to websites and inviting your friends to the app are some of the easiest way to earn Bananas.

What I like about Bananatic App

Bananatic app works great for young gamers out there who cannot afford to purchase gaming consoles like PS4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch. This app works in collaboration with popular online stores like Amazon and Gift Card House. You can spend your earned Bananas to purchase these game consoles for a fraction of their original price.

What I don’t like about Bananatic App

Bananatic app does work as well in some parts of the world. Particularly, Africa and Asia. You can download and install the app from anywhere in the world but receiving payments can be a headache. Apart from this part of the world, the payment process is flawless. 

My recommendation

I recommend the Bananatic app to anyone interested in making some money playing games on mobile. Or if you wish to buy a game console using the points earned by doing what you love to do. Moreover, earning points is that difficult with Bananatic. You won’t have to fill up hundreds of survey forms to earn just a dollar–like other “make money online” apps ask you to do.

Pricing

Bananatic app is free of cost and is available for both Android and iOS devices. Click here to download the mobile app. In addition, you can use the web versions of the same app.

5 Best Cash Back Apps for Online Shopping

Cashback is indeed a marketing strategy to attract customers to online shopping portals. A trend began by credit card companies is now being implemented by almost all online shopping platforms including mobile shopping apps.

But is cashback just a way to make you spend more money? Not entirely. Some apps are worth using. In this post, I have shared some shopping apps that can help you make remarkable cash savings this year.

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Here Are the 5 Best Cashback Apps for Online Shopping

1) Receipt Hog

With Receipt Hog, you can expect to earn cash backs, bonuses, and Amazon gift cards by uploading a receipt from any store in the nation. It doesn’t matter if you bought some over-the-counter medication from the local drug store or you purchased a new couch for the living room. As long as the retailer provides you receipts, you can turn them into cash. You can redeem the coins you collect into Amazon Gift cards, magazines or cash via PayPal.

2) Swagbucks

Swagbucks is one of the most popular cashback apps on both Android and iOS platforms. Surely, there has to be a reason why platforms like BuzzFeed, TheHuffingtonPost, and ABC are raving about it. To earn cashback from Swagbucks, you don’t have to shop at a particular store. Swagbucks offers you cashback for almost all purchases you make online.

3) Checkout 51

Checkout 51 is a Toronto-based fin-tech startup lead by three dedicated entrepreneurs. Along with cashback, on Checkout 51 mobile app, you can expect to get daily deals and offers. To get started, download the app on your device, create a free account, browse and buy through the thousand of items category-wise, upload the receipt and earn cashback.

4) Rakuten

Rakuten(formerly known as Ebates) is a Japanese firm that offers 40 percent cashback over its 2,500 stores. With Rakuten, you can expect cashback, exciting deals, and discounts on both online and offline shopping. They have partnered up with popular retail stores all over the world. 

When you buy an item from one of the retail stores listed under Rakuten, they pay Rakuten a commission and Rakuten, in turn, shares it with you. It’s a win-win for all three parties.

5) Shopkick

With Shop kicks, you can earn kicks(their reward points) even for entering into the store. You don’t have to buy anything. The kicks can be redeemed via PayPal or gift cards. Although, it is recommended to use this app on every purchase you make. Why waste the golden money-making opportunity? Until 2019, Shopkick users have earned more than $85 million in free gift cards.

Summary

Instead of doing your shopping directly via online/offline stores, pull out your phone and use one of the above-mentioned apps to do your shopping. Not only will you get 10-40 percent of the money you spend back in your pocket but also you can expect exciting deals for the future. You don’t have to invest anything, all apps are free to download and offer a free user account.

5 Ways to Save Money at Disneyland

A trip to Disneyland with your friends or family can be very expensive. For adults, Disneyland can bring back childhood memories and for children, it is an experience of the lifetime. But this experience is becoming more precious with time. To save money on a trip to Disneyland you need to be fully prepared from advance.

Here are 6 ways to save money at Disneyland and have a great time with your friends or family members.

1.  Get Disneyland discount tickets

There are websites like getawaytoday.com that offer adult tickets to Disneyland at children’s prices. It makes no sense to pay full price when you can buy the same ticket for half its price.  Another way to save money at Disneyland is by buying a 5-day ticket instead of a single day pass. The 5-day ticket is very cheap and you get to spend more time in this amazing place.

2. Consider eating outside the Disneyland

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Food inside Disneyland is far more expensive than it is in the restaurants outside. Also, some hotels offer complimentary breakfast for their guests. So, you literally can spend zero dollars on breakfast. Avoid the Disney-owned hotels in and around Disneyland. They charge a lot more than non-Disney owned hotels.

3. Visit during the offseason

Visiting during the offseason is by far the best strategy to save money on your Disneyland trip. The offseason starts from January and ends in May of every year. These five months quite dull compared to the other time of the year but it will cost you a lot less. There are fewer shows during the offseason but there are some offseason special shows that will definitely make up for your loss.

4. Travel by Uber cabs

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If you are flying to Anaheim, California from your home town, you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on renting a car. You can opt for a taxi service such as Uber to take you from the airport to your hotel and hotel to Disneyland. Plus there are some free shuttle services run by the hotels nearly. Just hop into one of these free shuttles. You don’t need to be staying at their hotel.

5. Buy the Disneyland Flex Pass

If you like visiting during the high traffic days and still want to save money, you should consider getting a Disneyland Flex Pass. The Flex Pass allows you to get a reservation on days that are usually busy. The Flax Pass will cost you $599 a year and will get you access to Disneyland and Disney California venture parks. You can make a reservation with Disneyland mobile app or their website.

Conclusion

Make sure you are clear about your budget before you book your tickets to Disneyland. Having a budget will give you the freedom to spend on things that are necessary and also work as an alert before you splash your cash on expensive souvenirs and dinners.

Make These DIY Spring Cleaning Products and Save Money

Spring is here – officially – and with it comes that odd compulsion to clean; the house, the garage, or even the back yard. While a lot of people will be engaging in the traditional ritual this year utilizing some of the most advanced technology and expensive cleaning products available, the rest of us will have to make do getting those chores done on a budget. We can get things done on a budget, and today we’re going to show you how to save some quick money while still accomplishing that all important spring cleaning task.

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Make Your Cleaning Products to Save Money

First and foremost in the money-saving category is making your cleaning products. Believe it or not, most of your typical household cleaning products are just a mix of stuff you can get at the store and for much less than you’d spend on whatever product you intended to use. And while we’re at it, there’s a mystery that’s been bugging us for quite some time now, and perhaps you can help us out with it (feel free to leave answers in the comments section below). Ready? Here’s the mystery: why is it that the more products become “natural”, the more expensive they are? Does that seem right to you?

You can find a lot of resources on the internet that will give you plenty of recipes for making your solutions which will get rid of those grease stains just as quickly as any brand name product will.

Here are some examples (please note that mixing chemicals in your home can be hazardous and we highly recommend using every precaution necessary, including and especially working in a well-ventilated area).

DIY All-Purpose Cleaner

Got hard water stains, dirty trash cans or just general smudgy countertops? Mix one part white vinegar, one part water, some lemon rind, and rosemary sprigs. Mix everything in a spray bottle and let it sit for a week. Then feel free to tackle those problem areas we just mentioned. Make sure the vinegar and water are measured equally and use as much lemon rind and rosemary as you deem necessary.

Notice anything missing from this recipe? That’s right, no chemicals! If you breathe in too much vinegar fumes, your face may contort to the point where you might look like you just ate a lemon, but that’s probably the worst that can happen. The spray bottle will cost a buck or two at most, while the rest of the ingredients cost half that amount.

DIY Household Scrubber

Want another recipe? Try this one:

1 quart of warm water.

4 tablespoons of baking soda.

And…that’s it. Mix and go after those dirty kitchen counters, ovens, the inside of your refrigerator or the dirty surfaces of other appliances. The next time you’re at the store, take a look at the ingredients on that household scrubbing product (you know the one; it’s green and powdery) and note all the chemicals contained in just that one product vs. using baking soda to get your cleaning done. It’s a less hazardous option.

DIY Glass Cleaner

Here’s a simple recipe for glass cleaner that you can make for less than the price of brand name products. This one is completely natural while other glass cleaners are stuffed full of chemicals: 2 cups of water, ½ cup of white or cider vinegar, ¼ quarter cup of rubbing alcohol that’s rated at 70% solution, and a drop or two of essential oil if you have any of that lying around the house. If you don’t have the oil, don’t worry, it’s just for giving your homemade cleaner a fresh scent. Mix everything in a spray bottle (and you don’t even halve to let it sit for a week this time). The only catch to using this particular glass cleaner is that it’s not a good idea to use on a warm glass surface, as it will dry quickly and leave streaks. If you’re going to use it to clean a mirror, spray some on a paper towel or cloth first and then wipe down the mirror.

DIY Brass Cleaner

Do you know what tends to be expensive in the cleaning product department? Brass cleaners. If you’ve got brass items or fixtures in your home that need a good cleaning or polishing then do this: mix white vinegar or lemon juice with ordinary table salt. It’ll be a natural process if you do it this way: dampen a sponge or cloth with the lemon juice, then sprinkle the salt across the moistened surface. This will help clean as well as polish all that brass you haven’t gotten around to cleaning because the price on the polish was a bit prohibitive. You’re welcome.

DIY Water Ring Remover

Having trouble with those pesky water rings? Mix an equal part of non-gel white toothpaste with baking soda and go to town (though you can’t use on lacquer, unfinished wood or antiques). Once again, this easy to make cleaner is just as valid as those spendy “all natural” cleaners at the store and won’t even cost you more than a couple of bucks. Again, make sure you don’t use it on unfinished wood, antiques or lacquered surfaces because it may cause some minor damage, but for all those other places where you’ve got water ring stains, this effective cleaner should do the trick nicely.

DIY Mold Cleaner

One more aspect of spring cleaning that many people either forget to deal with or don’t because they can’t see it, and that’s mold. Check every area of your house for mold every spring (best to do this after the rainy season has finished). Mold can cause serious health issues and lead to long term health issues. But here’s a solution (no pun intended…well, maybe a little intended) for mold that won’t cost you too much.

You know Hydrogen Peroxide is an anti-bacterial solution, but it kills mold on bathroom and kitchen surfaces. You can fill a spray bottle with household hydrogen peroxide (3%). Spray the surface with mold on it and give it about 10 minutes to set in. Scrub and remove the mold and stains. Wipe clean to get all the residual mold and spores.

3 Stages of Retirement Planning for Entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneurs are generally those people who have to plan for their retirement on their own since their self employed. So it is of prime importance to give yourself time to think and plan about the ways in which you can make your investment to last for your retirement. And if someone who has already planed one then you can look up for ways in which you can maximize it and thus get ahead of the game.

Here are the three stages ff retirement planning if you are an entrepreneur

Stage 1- The early stage

This is usually the most overwhelming part of your journey and thinking about the retirement plan could be the last thing in your mind. But as it is said ‘the sooner the better’. So start saving up some money from your early stage onwards. Now you can start investing in your own company but considered to have a broader range of options. You can also invest some amount of your saving in the stock market. And on top of it know the best investment strategy that would suit your conditions, considering talking to a trusted financial advisor. He will guide you the ways in which you can invest you money and the plans that will be most suitable for you.

Stage 2- The middle stage

As you enter this stage you become a little more aware of the financial market and of courses a lot more experienced than what you used to be before.mid stage usually comes after you have been self employed for almost 10 to 15 years now. So if you have started investing already well that’s quite a good thing. But if you still haven’t trust it still isn’t too late. You may start prepping for your retirement plans by considering a few self awareness question like for how long would you want to continues this job or will be you selling your business in future or not? Then you can start reviewing your assets and find ways in which you can invest in your retirement plans. Also since savings is an important aspect you need to start saving as much as you can and always try to maximize it. Also the type of account that you choose for investing will eventually determine the limit of your contribution. So take your decisions wisely.

Stage 3- The late stage

This is that stage where you need to be a lot more attentive because this will be the last stage of yourself employment.  Here you may either consider selling your business or to pass it along to your family or friends. Although it looks quite obvious that selling your business will earn you enough to have a solid retirement plan, but this may not always be the case. This is the time to have your personal debts minimized and diversify your investments so that you can have overall a strong portfolio.

Thus by in all the three different stages there are different strategies to build up a solid retirement plan. But is it always advisable to start early.

Tips to Increase your Savings

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No matter how much income do you have, it would always seem low. Then the only option that is left with you is saving. Saving is an art and it can take years to master it. It is not just the regular task that you can do. But once you learn it, you can do that very efficiently. Here are the few tips by which you can get the most savings out of your income.

  • Keep a track of your expenses

The first thing that you have to do and learn is to keep a track of the money. If you don’t know where your money is going, how would you save? Seeing the flow of the money is the first thing that you should do. The benefit of seeing the money flow is that you would be able to keep a track of the money. You can analyze the fact that what re the irrelevant things where the money is going. For example, spending a little amount everyday doesn’t seem much but when you get the yearly report of that spent money, you get shocked by the amount of the money that you have spoilt. There are a lot of ways by which you can keep the track of the money. You can download a money management application on which you can load your daily expenditure. You can also maintain a diary, in which you can write all the expenditures.

  • Cutting irrelevant expenses

When you get a weekly or monthly report of your expenditure, you can now see the amount spent on the irrelevant expenses. If you don’t see television and still have a cable connection. You can cut the connection. There are a lot of on the go apps on which you can watch your favorite shows. By cutting these expenses, you would be able to save more. Also, if you dine out more frequently, then you should eat at home cutting these expenses.

  • Acting smart

There are a lot of free alternatives for a particular thing. Take the example of a newspaper. When you can read the newspaper online, why to pay for that? You can easily go to the website of the newspaper and read it there. By acting like this, you can save yourself a lot. See the things like these and then switch to the free mode.

  • Move to a smaller house

If you live in a mansion like a house, then you should move into a smaller home. This would add a lot of benefits to you. Moving to a smaller house wouldn’t affect your facilities but you would get lesser space. You can see your extra stuff and you can sell that online. This would add up a great benefit to you as you would be saving a lot monthly. You can invest this money into something and buy your own house.

These simple things mentioned above wouldn’t affect your life much but would add up a great benefit to you.