Cash Giraffe Review: Would I Use It? Eh.

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Cash Giraffe is one of the many apps on the Google Play Store that pays you to play games.  While the premise sounds great, you will never get rich using any of these apps.  The same can be said about this one.

In today’s review, I wanted to talk about the Cash Giraffe app in detail.

Whether you have seen it on the Google Play Store and want to know more about it or you want to know more about apps that pay you to play games, let’s see what this app is all about.  As in all of my reviews, I’m always 100% honest, only recommending what I feel is worth your time.

Let’s begin!

What is Cash Giraffe?

Cash Giraffe, developed by justDice, a renowned Android app creator, is a platform that rewards you for engaging in mobile games.  It is an app that compensates you for downloading and engaging with new Android apps/games. It’s similar to other well-known gaming reward apps such as Mistplay and Rewarded Play.

Based on my experience with other applications from this company, I can assure you it’s a genuine app that pays you for your time. However, it’s important to note that this doesn’t mean that the app values your time.  I have always noted that just because an app pays, it doesn’t mean it’s worth it.  This is why understanding how Cash Giraffe operates is crucial, as this will allow you to determine the time and effort needed to generate income with it.  By the end, you should know if the app is worth your time.  I don’t have the answer as everyone is different, of course.

In essence, Cash Giraffe rewards you with gems for downloading applications and trying out new games. These earned gems can subsequently be exchanged for rewards like gift cards or PayPal cash.

Unfortunately, the app is solely available for Android devices.

Joining Cash Giraffe

Cash Giraffe is accessible worldwide, and you can sign up as a member regardless of where you live.

To become a member, you’ll need to download and install the app. And, when you open the app for the first time, you will be able to select your preferred login method. You can use your Google or Facebook account, or simply provide your own login details.

Upon completing the registration process, you can log into the app, but before you can start earning, you will need to grant the app permission to track your data usage. Fortunately, this process is quick and easy, with the app providing guidance.  It’s also mandatory as this is how the app is going to track your app/game playing.

Once this step is completed, you can start earning. Additionally, you’ll receive a certain amount of gems as a joining bonus. The number of bonus gems will depend on your country of residence, but in my view, it’s a good initial boost.  I was able to earn 4,499 gems.

When you sign up, you can immediately start playing games to earn gems.

Earning Money Playing Games

As previously mentioned, Cash Giraffe offers rewards for playing their “highlighted games.” To begin earning, you will have to sign into the app where you will see a variety of mobile games that are available for you to play.  These can vary from puzzle to card, adventure and strategy-like games.  These seem to vary but you should be able to find something that you enjoy.  Where you live is going to determine what kind of games you see.  So, what I see may be different than yours.  Keep that in mind.

The main way to earn in this app is via highlighted games.

What you will want to do is simply select your preferred game and click on it to be redirected to the official app page. Here, you need to install the game, and after installation, the game will appear under the “My Apps” section of your Cash Giraffe app.

Remember, there’s a crucial aspect to consider.

When intending to play the highlighted game, ensure to access it from the “My Apps” section of Cash Giraffe rather than directly from the app itself.  This allows them to monitor your gameplay duration, rewarding you with a specific amount of gems for each minute you spend in the game.  If you don’t play the game directly via Cash Giraffe, you will not get rewarded.

Every game you start to play will tell you exactly how many gems you’re going to earn playing that game.

However, much like other apps with similar earning opportunities, the more you play the game, the fewer the  gems you will acquire. This system aims to encourage you to experiment with different games, as this is how the app generates income.  Simply put, you won’t want to focus on one game while using the app.

Cash Giraffe earns by enticing users to try various mobile games. Therefore, if you’re intending on optimizing your earnings, it would be wise to stop playing a highlighted game when you realize that your gem earnings are decreasing.  Just pay close attention to your balance if you plan on playing games.

Earning Money with Deals

An alternate way to generate income through the app is by participating in what’s known as deals. These area essentially straightforward tasks you can complete to gain rewards.

Typically, these deals may have you fill out a survey or download an app, for instance.  Sometimes, you can shop via a retailer and get a certain amount back. Unfortunately, these deals are not alawys available, so when one pops up, it may be beneficial for you to complete it to increase your earnings.

In my experience with this app, the deals that I saw were mostly paid surveys. However, I didn’t qualify to complete any of their surveys when I saw them.  This was due to a preliminary qualification process required for surveys, which involves providing basic personal information. If you qualify based on this data, you can proceed with the survey; otherwise, you’ll have to consider other survey opportunities.

Upon completing a deal, you will receive a certain number of gems that will be credited to your account.

Getting Paid

As mentioned previously, you will acquire gems through all of the earning possibilities offered by Cash Giraffe.

But, what can you do with these gems?

As seen above, you can exchange your gems for cash through PayPal, or redeem them for a gift card, such Amazon, Starbucks, etc.

However, the gift card options and the minimum payout threshold needed for redemption may vary depending on your country.

For most countries, the threshold ranges from $0.75 to $5, which in my view, is a reasonably low threshold, meaning you won’t have to wait for a long time to redeem a reward.  For instance, PayPal started at $0.75, which was equal to 7,424 coins.

The payout system is quite straightforward and quite appealing due to the low threshold and number of options.

The biggest thing in comparison to other apps is that you will have to verify your face with a selfie, which seems to be a problem for some.  However, if there are no glitches, you should be able to process your payments quickly.

What Can I Earn?

The income you can generate from the app largely depends on the amount of time you’re willing to invest in the app. However, I must inform you that the pay rate is not particularly high.

Given that your returns decrease the more time you spend playing a game, it may take a considerable amount of time to earn a substantial amount of gems, unfortunately.

While the deals offered by the app pay more substantially, they’re infrequent as I’ve previously noted, so you can’t fully depend on them to enhance your earnings. Moreover, these same deals are often available on other platforms, generally with greater rewards.  99% of the time, these deals will not be found.

Initially, reaching the payout threshold will be expedited due to a joining bonus you’ll receive). However, after your first payout, reaching the payout threshold will progressively take longer due to the modest rewards on offer.  Plus, you may find that they don’t have a lot of games to choose from.

Therefore, I would say the earning potential is limited. Patience will be key if you’re looking to earn a lot of money from this app.

Google Play Review Summary

When I was writing this, the app had more than 120,000 reviews.  I went ahead and skimmed the top reviews and came up with a summary as seen below here:

  • Payout requires face verification, which is reportedly problematic.
  • Accumulating rewards (points/gems) becomes slower over time and sometimes even stops.
  • Games initially reward points frequently, but distribution slows down as time passes.
  • More game variety is desired by many.
  • Even if points are earned, cashing out at higher amounts can be challenging.
  • Many users face problems with point tracking, stalling progress towards rewards.
  • Customer service is largely unresponsive or unhelpful according to user feedback.
  • Payout options and rewards are seen as changing unfavorably over time.

Final Thoughts

5/10Cash Giraffe is 100% legit, but what you will find is that they don’t offer a ton of games.  Because of this, it may mean your earning opportunities will be limited.  Again, if you want to play games and get paid, it can be done, but this won’t be your best option.  Instead, I would say you focus on much better options like Mistplay.  Granted, this option will not pay much, but you will see a lot more opportunities.

In the end, Cash Giraffe is legit, but you won’t make much, and it’s the reason I would skip it at least for now.  If they were to get more options in the future, then sure, I may consider it again, but for now, it’s a no.  If you do reach your threshold, just be prepared for the annoying PayPal payout process.

That’s going to do it for now.

As always, if you want to comment on your experience, you’re more than welcome to do so below.

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.


  • So I downloaded the app and there have been zero games ever offered what’s the point if there are no games? This app is not worth anything cause there is absolutely nothing to play ever never never never a single one there!

    • Not a great app. If you want to play games and get rewarded, try out Mistplay. It’s one of the better ones, but almost all of these “get paid to play game” apps don’t pay all that much anyways.