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PocketFlip Review: Another Free Gift Cards App?

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PocketFlip is one of the many apps online that give you free gift cards for completing a variety of tasks, such as taking surveys, completing offers, etc.  There are a lot of these apps out there, but only a few are worth your time.

In my research, PocketFlip didn’t seem like one that received a lot of attention online, at least in terms of reading reviews.  While it had more than 3,000+ reviews on the Google Play store, these one or two sentences often don’t tell you much about it.  So, to help solve that problem, I figured I would download the app and do what I do best — provide honest reviews.

PocketFlip Review

In today’s review, I’m going to download the PocketFlip app, play around with it, and then let you know if it’s worth your time.  As in all of my reviews, I’m always honest and would never recommend something I personally wouldn’t download.

So, if you want to make a few dollars in your spare time, let’s take a gander and see if the app is truly worth downloading.

What is PocketFlip?

According to the official website, PocketFlip was designed to help create a platform where everyone could get free rewards.  Right on its site, they say “complete simple tasks and get free gift cards on your phone.”

To start earning gift cards, you just need to download the app and complete the tasks on your dashboard to earn “coins.”  You can then exchange these coins into free rewards, such as free Amazon and Steam gift cards, to name a few.

I didn’t find any information in regards to the company’s history.  This can be a red flag to some, but it doesn’t always mean it’s a scam.  To me, I always like to see who’s backing the company as well as some sort of contact information in case I do want to contact them for any reason.  Generally, a reputable company will post as much information as possible, including contact information, such as a physical address, as well as the founder’s bio, which just lets you know who’s running the operation.



Signing up for PocketFlip

The nice thing about PocketFlip is that it doesn’t require you to sign up like many apps do.  Instead, it will take you directly to your “Welcome” page, wherein you learn about how to app works as well as view the current rewards.  Here’s what I saw when I first joined:

Just download the app and you can access everything immediately.

TIP:  If you want a PoketFlip invite code, you can use mine — aqpctf937 — if you want.  You can also follow this link.  In using this code, you can get 100 coins off your first gift card.

Your Tasks

Once you download the app, you can access your tasks immediately, as mentioned.  To access these apps, it can be done via the menu in the upper-right hand corner.

To start earning coins, you will have to go to your tasks page, wherein you can view a variety of tasks, from signing up for a service to downloading an app and meeting the criteria.  There seems to be a lot to do here, but from what I see, it’s mainly signing up for services and downloading apps.  I didn’t see much in terms of surveys or that.  In fact, I wasn’t offered any surveys.  While offers and downloading apps can be okay, there are many better alternatives that don’t require you to pay for something (Swagbucks and Vindale, for example).

What you’re going to want to do is browse the tasks and see what you need to do in order to earn the coins.  On the far right, you will see what each task is worth.  For example, if you were to begin a free seven-day trial with Norton Secure VPN, you would earn 1760 coins.

Again, this is very easy to understand.  If you do use your credit card, just make sure to use a service like Privacy.com to create a temporary credit card so that you’re not billed in the future.  It’s a free service that can save you a lot of headaches in case you forget to cancel the trial in the future.

How Much Are PocketFlip Coins Worth?

So, next, you’re probably wondering, what the heck are these coins worth?

Well, it depends.

The annoying thing about PocketFlip is that they use an annoying coins system that isn’t as easy as one coin equaling a penny.  Instead, they use some wacky formula where you have to do the math to figure out what your coins are worth.

Like the many apps out there, the longer you wait to redeem your prizes by saving your coins, the more you can get for your redemption.  The same can be said about PocketFlip.

While I was writing this, for example, a $25 Amazon gift card would cost you 17,500 coins, but a $5 card would cost 5,400 coins.  Doing the math, the $25 Amazon card would give you a $0.001428 per coin value, whereas the $5 Amazon card would give you a 0.000925 per coin value.

So in the end, PocketFlip Coins, depending on what you redeem them for are worth anywhere from $0.001428 to $0.000925 on average.  It’s definitely less than a penny, just keep that mind.

The Rewards

Once you earn enough in rewards, you can then cash out for a variety of gift cards, including:

  • Amazon
  • iTunes
  • Steam
  • Xbox Live
  • Google Play
  • Playstation
  • Nintendo eShop
  • Riot Points
  • GameStop
  • Spotify
  • Blizzard
  • Visa

At the moment, the cheapest reward was a $5 Amazon gift card, which would set you back 5,400 coins.  A $5 GameStop, iTunes as well as a Visa card was available as well, all with the same redemption rate.

When you cash out, the app says it can take up to 48 hours to receive your reward.

The Google Play Reviews

As I write this, the app has more than 500,000 downloads with an okay 3.8 out of 5 star rating.  In reading the reviews, here’s what people liked and disliked…

  • complaints of offers not crediting
  • poor customer support
  • it does pay out
  • a limited number of offers
  • Reddit members state tasks are worth less than most apps

Final Thoughts

In the end, I found PocketFlip to be another money-making app, however, it’s not one I would use as the offers are just re-hashed from other sources.  It’s not worth your time.  Most of what I did see required you to download an app and play for hours to earn what seemed to be maybe $1 in rewards.

While it isn’t a scam, per se, the amount of time you put it into will not be worth it, I can assure you that much.

For now, if you want to make money on your phone, check out my more than 60+ money-making apps.  These won’t make you rich, but I feel it’s a better option than this.

As always, I leave the comments up to you.  If you have ever used this app and/or have a question, feel free to let us know in the comments below!

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Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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