Reward Time App Review: Should You Try?

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The Reward Time app has more than 100,000 downloads and claims you can collect coins whenever you discover games, take surveys and complete offers.  I have done so many reviews on these types of apps, and unfortunately, at first glance, Reward Time doesn’t seem to be anything unique.  However, this doesn’t mean it isn’t worth your time.

The app is operated by Reward Time Inc., which is an app development company based in Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.  I couldn’t find all that much about the company itself, aside from the physical address posted on their official website,

In today’s review, I went ahead and downloaded the app to see what it’s all about.

Can you make money?  Is it worth your time?  Is it one of the better apps to download?

Let’s find out.

Getting Started

To get started with the app, you can either log in with your Facebook or Google account.  These are the only options at the moment and it doesn’t appear you can create an account directly on the site.

Once you connect your account, you will be asked for a referral code (if you have one) and you can immediately start earning coins, which I will talk about below.

It appears they are open to anyone worldwide, however, just because you can sign up, it doesn’t mean you’re going to see offers.  Where you live is going to depend on the offers you see.  Your results will vary.

The app is 100% free to download.

Making Money with Reward Time

The minute you sign in, you will see a dashboard, which will look something like this:

And, as you can see, you can make money in a variety of ways.  However, most of your coins will be earned through offers, surveys and app downloads.  I will get into that in a second.

Aside from these main ways, you can earn quick coins by completing simple tasks, as you can see in the screenshot above, such as checking in daily or even verifying your phone.  If you were to scroll down to the bottom, you could earn even more, such as following them on Facebook, Twitter, etc.  A lot of these offers are one and done, so once you do them, you won’t see these tasks pop up again.

These are all short tasks, but you can earn consistently with the other options.

Earning with Apps and Games

If you look closely at the top of your dashboard, you will see how you can earn, which will be “top picks,” “app & games” and surveys.  If you were to click on the “apps & games” tab, you will see something like this:

In this section, you will download games or apps and earn coins as you “play.”  However, how much you earn will greatly depend on the app you download.  To figure out what you will make, you will need to click on the app for more information.

So, let’s say we click  on that “Fun Big 2” app, it would say the following:

It says we should get the app and use it for a few minutes, and if we do so, we will earn 28 coins.  Just make sure you’re a new user or else you may not get the reward.

All of these apps and games work in the same way.  Some may ask you to play the game and that’s it, whereas others may say you need to reach level 1, 10, etc to earn your reward.  Again, they vary, so make sure you read these guidelines to ensure you get your credit.


Another way to earn on the app is via the surveys tab.

In this section, almost all of these surveys will come from third parties, a common occurrence amongst companies such as this.  What happens is that these third parties will send them surveys and then pass them on to you.  When you complete the survey, they pay the main provider, and they then split the costs with you.  While there’s nothing wrong with this option, there are a ton of apps that do this, so it’s important to find out the best company that pays you the best.  In my experience, this has been Swagbucks and, but there have been others.

This does work a pinch differently than the apps as most of these links will direct you to a third party.

For example, if you were to click on “InBrain Surveys,” it would direct you to their platform, where you can then start taking surveys.  If you were to click on any of the surveys with coins next to them, then these work more like offers. Just do as it says and you will get rewarded for the reward.


The last way you can earn is what’s known as promos.  These are typically offers and will work like the apps/games, only that it won’t be a game, etc.  Instead, it will be an offer.

For instance, if you registered on Pandora and signed up for a trial, you would earn +756 coins, while taking the “scary quiz” would earn you +25.  Again, just make sure you follow the directions to ensure you get rewarded for your time.

What Are the Coins Worth?

So, you’re probably wondering what these coins are worth.  A lot of these reward sites don’t use a “cash” approach; rather, they use a coins strategy to sometimes make it seem like you’re getting more than what you are.  It’s a psychology strategy, honestly.

Unfortunately, the app doesn’t make it easy.  Many apps will say every coin is worth a penny, but this isn’t the case here.

For every 4,200~ coins, you can cash out for $3 in rewards, but if you wait for higher rewards, your coins can be worth more.  For now, to make it easy, every 1,400 coins or so are worth $1, but this does drop as you wait to cash out.  Use this as an estimate for now.


The nice thing about the app is that they offer a ton of reward options, from PayPal to Amazon and a variety of other gift cards.

Depending on what you want, you will need at least 4,200 points, about $3 in value to cash out.  This minimum is fairly standard for the industry and I wouldn’t say it’s too high or low.  It’s about right.

When you do cash out, it will take up to two weeks to receive your reward, according to the site.

What Others Are Saying

The official Google Play app had more than 6,000+ reviews, and while I couldn’t look at all of them, I did look at the most liked reviews.  This is what I found out:

  • Some users mentioned they were able to cash out but found that the effort required to earn points became more challenging over time.
  • Issues about game bugs, problems with skins, and being teleported back in games were mentioned.
  • Several users voiced concerns about not receiving coins for completed tasks and offers, and some believe the app to be a scam.
  • Others, however, have praised the app for its payouts and believe it is legitimate.
  • The company, Reward Time Inc., responded to various concerns, often directing users to their support email for further assistance, which is always a nice thing to see.

Final Thoughts

5/10In the end, the Reward Time app seems okay.  It’s not the best option nor would I say it’s the worst.  I would just say it’s another app that works with a lot of providers that so many other apps use.  Simply put, it’s not all that unique.  If you were to use it, you would get paid over time, but again, you can do much better other options such as Swagbucks.

That’s going to do it for now.

If you do download it, don’t expect much, maybe a few dollars here and there.  This can be said about most, but as long as you have that mindset, these apps aren’t too bad if you complete the right offers.

As always, if you want to comment on your experience, you can 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.

1 comment

  • Won’t let me cash out and where are the gift cards….I have PayPal and 12 dollars just sitting there….grrrrrf