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How Earn PayPal Money Playing Games

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In the past, I have written about the many ways you can play games and get paid in rewards, whether it be gift cards or PayPal cash.

Well, what happens if you’re just looking for cash and that’s it?

If that’s the case, then you’re in luck as there are quite a few options, many of which I list below.

If you want to earn PayPal money and play games at the same time, then be sure to check out the apps below.  Don’t expect to get rich, but you could maybe make a few dollars in doing so.

As always, I’m 100% honest and only recommend apps I would only use.

How to Earn PayPal Money Playing Games


I mention Swagbucks so many times, but I promise it’s for a good reason.  While I make most of my money in the offers section, you can make money in the gaming section as well.  In the “Play” section, you can choose from a variety of games, some of which pay you $20+ in points to play.  In most cases, you will have to play and reach a certain goal, but I promise you it’s not as hard as it seems.  Take this game, for example:

With every SB worth a penny, this is a $40 download.  According to the fine print, all I have to do is pay a deposit and play at least one game to earn.  Now, this is an exception as most games do not require a deposit, but I wanted to mention this option here as the prize, the 4000 SB outweighs the deposit.


FeaturePoints has a free games section where you can earn points just by downloading an app and start playing.  In most cases, you will have to reach a certain level or goal by a certain time, as is the case with most of the options here, but it’s up to you to decide which app you want to try.  FeaturePoints is an app I have reviewed in the past and highly recommend.  Aside from playing games, you can also earn points via surveys, contests and much more.  You will need at least $5 in points to cash out.


InboxDollars has a games section, where you can play a wide variety of games, from puzzles to RPGs.  Honestly, there’s a game for everyone’s interest.  While the list of games wasn’t as long as the many mentioned here, they continue to shuffle through the game options.  Unlike most companies I mention, InboxDollars works differently as they pay you to simply play the game.  The longer you can play, the more you can earn.


appKarma has more than 325,000 reviews with a solid 4.2/5 rating on the Google Play store.  This app will list a variety of apps and it’s up to you to determine which one you want to download.  In most cases, you will have to meet goals, but in doing so, you can earn coins, in which you can cash out via PayPal.  The more apps you download, the more badges you can earn, which can earn you even more points toward your cash goal.  PayPal is an option as well as a variety of other gift cards.


AppStation claims you can reach your first payout within 10 minutes.  How true is this?  Well, it depends on which games you download as well as how aggressive you are with the app.  All you  need to do is discover new games, download it, and then earn coins after you reach certain goals.  The app is 100% free to download, and best of all, there are no ads, which can be seen as a win-win to some.  PayPal is an option as is other gift card options such as Amazon and Steam, to name a few.

Cash’em All

The Cash’em All app is a 100% free app that requires no deposits, no in-app purchases nor will it make you watch ads.  All you need to do is choose a game from the favorites list and you will get rewarded for every minute you play.  Unlike a lot of these apps which make you reach a certain level, this isn’t the case here.  Just play and you get paid by the second.  The more you play, the more you make.  PayPal is one of the many options to cash out.

Current Rewards

Current Rewards is more known for listening to music and earning cash, but they have a games section as well.  All you need to do to start earning is click on the “games” section and then start playing any game on the list.  For every minute you play, you can earn coins, in which you can cash out for a PayPal reward if that’s what you choose.  The app has close to ONE MILLION reviews and a 4.5/5 rating.

Make Money by Tech2Cash

Out of all the apps I mention here, this is one of the higher rated ones, with a fantastic 4.7/5 rating.  While the app focuses on a lot of ways to make money, such as completing offers and surveys, they have a gaming section as well.  You will just have to filter it out on your main screen so that it only shows games.  In some cases, you will only have to download the game, whereas in other cases, you may have to reach a certain level/goal.  It will always tell you what you have to do in order to get your coins.

Final Thoughts

If you want to play games and earn PayPal cash, you can do it.  As you can see, there are a ton of options.  While most work in the same way, it doesn’t hurt to add a few to your phone to see how much you can earn.  Just don’t expect to get rich, maybe make a few dollars a day at most.  As long as you have this mindset, it can be that much easier to enjoy it.

That concludes the list for now.  If you have any I’m missing or you want to comment on the ones I mentioned, you’re more than welcome to do so in the comments 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.

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