God bless this beautiful country. We Americans now have the opportunity to make money losing weight and making better nutrition choices.
Using money as motivation can really make the point drive home: your health is essentially just as important – if not more so!
I don’t think enough people know about all these options out there.
These healthy reward apps are government-sponsored programs. They can be done teamed up or with anyone. You can more than double down on losing weight AND make money in the meantime. Win-win!
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Pedometer Phone Apps
There are also opportunities where you can donate
There are marathon offers as well which has grander prizes, including $1,000 in real cash. You have to walk 10,000 steps a day for a year everyday to win those extremely lucrative marathon offers.
Connect Achievement to any of your health
A friend works for Walgreens and I was introduced to the Walgreens Balance Reward program. Balance Rewards is a redemption based point system that gives cashback when you do health related activities at Walgreens. It is connected through your Walgreens membership.
You get points from health-related purchases, prescription refills, vaccinations, etc. Every 1,000 points is a $1.
You get 250 points for linking a health app and similar to Achievement you will be rewarded points for walking, sleeping, cycling etc. If you link up with an AARP membership to Balance Rewards you get X amount more points. For example, 100 points for vaccination becomes 1,000 pts after AARP?
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Wager Your Wallet
Got a novice gambler in you with a few dollars? These could definitely work in your favor.
HealthyWage is the original health bet website. It is funded by insurers, hospitals, and government agencies that want Americans like you and me to make healthier life choices.
You bet yourself a goal and put down some money. If you have willpower and achieve your goal then you make your money back and extra money on that of that!
When you sign up for HealthyWage, there will be a short demographic survey followed by a prize calculator of how much weight you want to lose and payout estimate based on the factors gathered from your data (like gender, race, age etc.)
According to HealthyWage – “Your prize offers will depend on how much you are thinking about wagering and on your personal data (e.g., your current weight). They give bigger prize offers to people who statistically have a harder time losing weight.”
The top prize could win up to $10,000 for a team of 5 that reach their weight loss goal. In addition, you can participate up to 10 challenges at the same time to maximize those winnings.
To verify weight, you need to send HealthyWage a short video before and after to avoid cheating. The winners of HealthyWage bets are paid out within a week!
DietBet is very similar to HealthyWage but confirmation process is done with photos. You stand in front of a scale before and after, take a picture of the scale with their verification word.
Most commonly you join others DietBet game with a set amount of money and the money in the
Starting your own game has a fee but if more than 8 people from anywhere join then the fees are refunded. Doing with friends, for example, will motivate you to lose weight and
Payout and weight confirmation is quicker than HealthyWage, sometimes in less than 12 hours.
But unlike HealthyWage, DietBet takes a commission of 10% if the payout is $100+ to 25% if the payout is under $100 – it is pretty steep but there’s no reason you can’t do DietBet and double down with HealthyWage too for some sweet cash.
Don’t want to wager money? Or have another goal than pound based weight? I totally understand too. That is where StickK comes in!
Stickk lets you set any goal. You can customize your own or select from their extensive list. The list includes quitting smoking, finding better work-life balance, making more money, saving for retirement, cleaning up the kitchen etc.
With StickK you can:
- Track your progress via your weekly reports
- Post text or images to your Commitment Journal to record your progress
- Invite friends and family members to monitor your progress and cheer you on
You set the stakes with a referee or betting money if you choose. Money is more effective because if you do not accomplish your weekly goal, the number you put down on the line for the week (let’s say $5), will be donated to an anti charity.
Forfeiting a bet will mean you donate your money to a charity from the list below:
- Doctors Without Borders
- American Red Cross
- US Fund for UNICEF
- The United Way
- American Diabetes Association
- Children International
- Donors Choose
- Scholarship America
- Innovations for Poverty Action
- The DREAM Program
Not meeting or losing a goal means your money will be donated to an anti charity you PERSONALLY may dislike:
- Americans United for Life
- NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation
- Nature Conservancy
- The National Center for Public Policy Research
- Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
- National Organization for Marriage
- Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence
- NRA Foundation
It’s a pretty clever, brutal way to motivate weight loss among other goals!
TaskRabbit or Fiverr
On Fiverr, become a personal trainer or coach as a side hustle is lucrative with rates of $50 to $10 per hour.
Find yard work or moving tasks on TaskRabbit so you can do some exercise and get some extra cash in. The local rates in my area for yard work is between $30 to $90 dollars per hour so if you’re looking for quick cash, it is definitely one of the most impactful.
Bike on Postmates
Deliver food to hungry clients on your own schedule with Postmates. If you live in an urban setting or any populous, closed-in city like L.A. or Las Vegas, Postmates can pay you $11 to $16 per hour on a bike – depending on your location – it can go up a lot higher after tips.
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Walk Dogs on Rover
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Dosh: A free app that helps you earn your money back for shopping, gas, and eating out whenever you use your card to make payments. All you need to do is link your debit and credit cards to the app. The app does the rest for you. Dosh automatically redeems real cash and puts it in your Dosh Wallet where you can redeem anytime.
VeryDice: Effortless and super fun mobile app game. Not the greatest money maker but it’s really easy and fun mobile app game for whenever you’re bored. You play for a few minutes a day for fun and build up raffle tickets for real life prizes from Amazon. I’ve been playing for 10 months on and off and have earned several Amazon prizes.
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