S’More App Review: Yes, Get Paid to Do Nothing

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The S’more app is one I have mentioned a few times, such as in my how to get free gift cards and best money making apps in 2020.  It’s a popular app with more than 29,000 reviews and 1,000,000 downloads.

If you don’t mind giving up your phone’s lockscreen to the app and seeing ads every time you unlock your phone, it could be something to consider.  Of course, you won’t get rich, but you could earn a few dollars in a month just by unlocking your phone.  Yes, it’s a way to make money doing almost nothing.

In today’s review, I’m going to talk about the S’more app, specifically how it works, how much you can make, and of course, if it’s worth it.  As in all of my reviews, I’m always honest and would never recommend something I wouldn’t use.

What Is the S’more App?

The S’more app is one of the few lockscreen apps on the app market.  In short, these apps will take over your lockscreen with an ad anytime you unlock your phone.  All you need to do is unlock your phone as usual and you get rewarded every time you unlock your phone.

Now, there are more ways to earn, such as completing surveys and offers, but this is entirely optional.  You can just install the app and earn from the lockscreen only if you’re not interested in any other ways to earn cash.

The S’more app doesn’t have much in terms of what their company is about, but I did find that it’s operated by Lab465, LLC, which is an Android app developer based in Chicago, Illinois.

Signing up for the S’more App

Right now, the S’more app is only available on the Google Play Store and isn’t available on iTunes.  Since Apple doesn’t allow access to the phone’s lockscreen, the app cannot be downloaded.

To sign up, download an app as you always would.  Right after you download the app, you will be asked to create an account, but before doing so, you will have to know a “few things” as seen here:

Basically, you have to know they collect your personal information through cookies and that you opt-in to any financial incentives associated with the sale of your information.  In short, they are selling your information when you use this app.  This is common practice with a lot of these apps, so if you’re okay with that, then, by all means, agree!

After you agree to the terms, it will run you through a quick tutorial to teach you how the app works and will let you access your dashboard immediately after you complete the tutorial.

The S’more App Dashboard

Even though the S’more app takes over your lockscreen, you can still access a dashboard of sorts.  As I mentioned earlier, you can earn money in other ways, such as answering surveys, completing offers, etc.  This is very standard with almost 99% of your money-making apps.

After you agree to the terms, you can view your dashboard, which will look something like this:

As you can see, you can make money in the following ways:

  • completing your profile
  • watching videos
  • using your lockscreen
  • referring friends
  • downloading apps

Next, I will break down each category and how you can make money as well as if it’s worth your time or now.

Completing Your Profile

This is common with any survey-like site.  What they will want you to do is create a profile so that they can get to know your demographics better.  The more they know, the more they can send in regards to surveys and offers.

While this is 100% optional, it only takes a few minutes to do.  As you can see in the screenshot above, they only want to know a few things about you.  It’s an easy way to earn 55+ points.

Watching Videos

If you want to earn points in watching videos, then this is a section to consider.  However, in my research on this topic, it’s not lucrative at all.

For every two videos you watch, you can earn one point.  When I played around with it, every video was about 15 to 30 seconds long.  One point per minute is not a good use of your time.

Using Your Lockscreen

This is the main reason you will download the app and it’s one of the easiest ways to earn points.

All you need to do is keep the app installed, and in doing so, you will earn 10 points a day, no matter how many times you use your phone.  So, if you unlock it 20 times or only once, you will get 10 points.

Again, each time you turn on your phone, you will see the S’more app present, along with a visible ad, but you can open your phone as you normally would.  It’s not intrusive at all.

Refer Friends

I’ll keep this one short and sweet.  For every friend you refer, the app will give you 25 points.

The only bummer is that they ask for your phone number so that they can send you a referral link.

Download Apps

Lastly, the “download apps” section allows you to earn even more points.  All you will need to do is download the app in this section and then follow the prompts to see how you can earn your points.

The cool thing about the S’more app is that they make it easy to earn points when you download an app.  Simply download an app and get five points, that’s it.  You can earn up to 25 points in a day.

Now, the reason I mention this is that most of the apps that pay you to download apps often have a laundry list of expectations before they pay you.  For instance, you may have to reach level 10 or maybe you have to play for 30 minutes.  The tasks can often be ridiculous, but S’more doesn’t make it this way.  I see this as a huge plus.

The Rewards

Now that I covered the many ways you can make money with the S’more app, let’s get into the fun part — the rewards.

The app will reward you with points for every task you complete.  For instance, as I mentioned, you can get 10 points for having your lockscreen activated every day.  If you were to have it active for the month, that’s an easy 300 points.

What are the S’more points worth?

Every point you earn is worth $0.01, no matter which option you choose.

What can I redeem my points for?

As I’m writing this app, I could choose from the following options:

  • Amazon (300 min points)
  • AMC (500 min points)
  • Applebee’s (500 min points)
  • CVS (500 min points)
  • Domino’s (500 min points)
  • GameStop (500 min points)
  • Google Play (1000 min points)
  • Starbucks (500 min points)
  • Target (500 min points)

What is the minimum payout?

The cheapest option, being an Amazon gift card, was only 300 points, making $3 the minimum payout.

What Users Are Saying

As I write this, the app has a 4.0 out of 5 on the Google Play Store.  This isn’t a bad rating at all.  And, looking at the reviews, here were some of the pros and cons I had found.

The Pros

  • very easy way to earn cash
  • low minimum payout
  • backed by a legitimate company
  • multiple ways to earn cash

The Cons

  • your points expire after 30 days
  • low income earning
  • no videos available to watch on occasions
  • it may drain your battery

Final Thoughts

7/10If you just let the app take over your lockscreen, then you can expect to earn about $3 a month.  Is that good to you?  I think only you can answer it.  Don’t forget, if you download apps and complete offers, as mentioned, you could earn even more.

I think it’s a fun way to earn money on the side as it doesn’t take much effort.  It’s a legitimate app, it does pay and after a while, I think you will get used to it being your lockscreen.  I had it for a while and it just became part of my phone routine.

Again, you won’t get rich; rather, you can earn $3~ a month.  If that sounds good to you, then go ahead and download it.  If not, there are a thousand other ways to make money online.  Best of luck to you!

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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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