Rewarded Play App Review: $5 to Play Games?

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The Rewarded Play app is one of the more popular apps on the Google Play Store if you’re looking to earn free gift cards all while playing games.  At the time of this writing, it had more than 75,000 reviews, 5+ million downloads, and a solid 4.5/5 rating.  It’s one that I haven’t reviewed just yet, so I figured it was time to do so.

If you like these types of apps, it could be a decent opportunity to make a few dollars in your spare time.  You won’t get rich with these apps, but you can make a few dollars having fun.  As long as you have that mindset, it can be that much more enjoyable.

In today’s review, I will download the app, play around with it and then report back with my findings.  As always, all of my reviews are 100% honest, and I will never sway you to benefit my pockets.  I just don’t work that way.

So, if you’re looking for a way to play games and earn free gift cards, let’s see if it’s worth your time.

What is the Rewarded Play App?

The Rewarded Play app is operated by Influence Mobile, Inc., a company founded in 2012, with offices around the world.  According to the official website, they “reward people for everyday activities, so everyone can live a Rewarded Life.”  And, the company built this multi-event rewards model and algorithm to help businesses gain insights about their products from the millions of users such as yourself.   This is commonplace among the many rewards sites out there.  You complete an action, this helps the company, and you get rewarded for sharing your information in a way.

From my research, the company behind the scenes is 100% legit.  They have a full office staff, offices in a few countries and millions of users.  It’s about as reputable as they come, however, as we have learned in the past, just because a company is legitimate, it doesn’t mean it’s worth joining.  That’s why I like to do these reviews.

Signing Up

To sign up, the app will ask for some basic information, such as your gender and when you were born.  That’s it.

Immediately after doing this, I could access the app and start right away.  The app also gave me 5,000 points for signing up.


The thing about the Rewarding Play app is that the dashboard was simple at first.  This is what you’re going to see when you first download the app and start using it.

When you first start on the app, they will ask you to install and open three apps.  And, in doing so, you can earn 1,000 points for your first app, followed by 3,000 for your second app, and another 6,000 for your third app.  Your goal is to fill that bar you see in the screenshot to reach 45,000 total points, which is equal to a $5 gift card.  In this case, an Amazon card.  However, they do have other options, which I will get into next.

You get to choose the apps you want to download, and by the looks of it, they look quite fun, such as Yahtzee and other bigger name games.  These apps do change, so they won’t always be the same.  Some of the games on the list you should see will include Wheel of Fortune, Mahjong, Sudoku and World Series Poker, to name a few.  Seeing most of these apps do require you to log a certain number of hours, it’s important to have a fun game.

After you install and open your first three apps, you can then follow four steps to earn your first reward.

As you can see above, you will have to complete a variety of tasks, most of which deal with the apps you download.  For example, one app may ask you to reach a certain level in a game or ask you to play a certain number of minutes.  In many cases, it isn’t as easy as downloading it and that’s it.

Simply put, you will have to download an app and then complete some tasks within that app.

With that being said, you need to make sure that you read the directions to ensure that you properly get credited.  I have researched these get paid to download app-type sites and they are very strict as to what you need to do in order to get credit.  The instructions are easy, but a lot of times, people don’t follow them.

After you complete your checklist and earn your $5, the process will repeat.


As for rewards, the company does note that you can earn a $5 Amazon gift card for completing your tasks, however, this isn’t the only option.

When I was checking out the rewards, they had quite a few, aside from Amazon.  These were a few of the options I saw:

  • Walmart
  • Target
  • eBay
  • Bath and Body Works
  • Home Depot
  • Ulta
  • Fanatics
  • CVS
  • Best Buy
  • Sephora
  • Panera
  • Applebee’s
  • Chili’s
  • Chipotle
  • Nike
  • AMC

… and many more

Of course, these can change, but from what I saw, it was a decent offering.

All of these redemptions start at 45,000 points, which is equal to $5 in rewards.

The Pros

  • fun way to earn $5
  • play games and earn money
  • responsive customer service
  • good selection of games from major companies
  • good reviews online

The Cons

  • some games require a lot of playing time to earn minimum points
  • sometimes, not a lot of apps are available
  • errors on occasions

Final Thoughts

6/10The thing I like about the app is that they make it easy to figure out what you need to do in order to earn the reward.  Like the many get paid to download apps I have reviewed, this one is no different as they offer a lot of download incentives from apps I have seen before.  There’s nothing wrong with that.  Again, I think the biggest perk here is that they make it easy for you to know what’s expected from you to get your reward.  As long as you follow your directions, you should be fine, and anyone can use it.

In the end, you won’t make a lot.  I stressed this already, so expect maybe $5 every two weeks or so.  Sure, you can have fun playing games and earning some rewards, but again, don’t expect much from it.  I wouldn’t expect more than $15 per month.

And yes, the company is 100% legitimate, so if you do reach your goal, you will get paid, I can promise you that.

That’s going to do it for now.

As always, if you want to comment on this app or add to what I have already said, 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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