Now, if you’re a regular reader of the sorts of posts I just mentioned, you’ll also know that I’m a massive fan of the S`more app.
In my opinion, the S`more lockscreen app is pretty much the easiest and free $35-$50+ per year you can ever find.
If you want to learn how to use S`more to earn free gift cards and beef up your passive income game, be sure to read my S`more app review until the end!
If you’re looking for more serious ways to make money, I suggest taking a look at my posts on:
- How to make $50 a day – 7 methods.
- The 45 best gig economy apps.
- How to pick a blog niche and start a money-making blog.
What Is The S`more App?
S`more is a lockscreen app for Android devices that has more than 1 million downloads and an average rating of 3.2 stars.
The concept behind the S`more app is pretty simple. By transforming your phone’s lockscreen into an area that promotes sponsored content from different advertisers or media sources, S`more makes money.
In return for altering your lockscreen, S`more then passes on some of the earnings to you.
S`more is only available in the United States and for Android phones so please keep this in mind! You must also be 13 years or older to use S`more.
This simple system makes the S`more app an incredibly low-effort way to earn passive income just for unlocking your phone every day.
There are some nuances and tips for using this app we’re going to get into for this S`more app review, but that’s the basic concept right there.
How To Make Money With The S`more App
When you install the S`more app, there are a few immediate ways to start making money. Keep in mind that 1 S`more point is worth $0.01.
Here are the early signup bonuses you can easily score:
- Install S`more – This pays 50 S`more points ($0.50).
- Add a Referral Code – Signup with your friends and use someone’s referral code to pay each of you 25 bonus points.
- Confirm Email – Verify your email with the S`more app to earn 10 points.
- Add Basic Info – Add your gender, name, phone number, and enable location services for an extra 45 points.
Just by taking these steps, you can start your S`more account with $1.25 worth of points in your account.
There are also three other ways to make money with the S`more app.
The main way is by unlocking your phone at least once a day. This pays $0.10, or 10 points, and you don’t actually have to engage with the ads on your screen or do any work.
You can also answer the occasional paid survey if the S`more app pushes one your way, but this isn’t really my cup of tea.
The last way to make money with this app is to watch videos.
Again, you can run this in passive mode/on a spare phone, and S`more pays 1 point for every 2 short videos/ads you view.
Extra Reading – Mistplay App Review – How To Make Money Playing Android Games.
How Much Can You Make With S`more?
If you do the absolute bare minimum, running S`more on your phone will earn $36.50 per year assuming you unlock your device each day (realistically, we all do this).
If you add some basic profile information, refer a few users, and run videos in passive mode, it’s definitely feasible to reach at least $50 per year with this app.
If you tack on Embee Meter, which is another easy $36.50 per year, and MobileXpression, which can put up around $50 when working properly, it’s not a bad setup for an old Android burner phone you might have laying around.
I don’t like using apps like S`more on my main phone since the idea of sharing my location 24/7 is a bit against my slight tinfoil hat nature, but you don’t necessarily need a burner phone for this.
Plus, S`more also makes it a bit more bearable if you use this app on your main phone.
You can actually add up to 5 of your favorite apps to your lockscreen, letting you quickly access things like your messaging app or Gmail.
A lot of passive income apps or reward apps have ridiculously high thresholds.
As I discovered in my paid survey disaster, plenty of websites have cashout thresholds of $20 or even $30…good luck ever seeing your money.
According to S`more, you need to have S`more installed for at least 10 days and earn at least 150 points to cash out the first time.
Once you do that, you can start cashing out anytime you have 100 points or more.
In terms of rewards, S`mores lets you redeem free gift cards to the following retailers:
- AMC Theaters.
- Best Buy.
- Domino’s Pizza.
Occasionally, you can even redeem Google Play credit if S`more offers it, making this another easy way to get free Google Play credit without much effort.
Cashing out is done via the app. Note that you must verify a U.S. phone number to cashout with S`more to prove you are in the U.S.
Apps like S`more or Fetch Rewards have some of the lowest cashout limits out of any reward app, which is probably the best feature this app has going for it.
Extra Reading – 8 Ways To Actually Earn Free Starbucks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Time to wrap up this S`more app review by breaking down some of the most commonly asked questions and concerns about this app.
1. Do You Have To Interact With Ads To Earn Points With S`more?
Again, as long as you unlock your phone once per day, you earn points. There is no interaction requirement at all, and viewing more ads doesn’t influence your earnings.
2. Does S`more Drain Your Battery?
S`more states they have optimized their app to prevent it from significantly impacting your battery life.
I’ve run this app on-and-off over the years (pretty much whenever I’m living in Florida). I don’t notice anything significant in terms of drain, but it’s an extra app taking up space and using some of your battery life.
Truly, the main problem people have with this app is if they mind ads on their lockscreen or not.
3. Is S`more Legit?
S`more is a very commonly recommended apps in communities like Reddit Beermoney, and the app has been steadily paying users for the past few years.
You won’t make a fortune with this app, or any rewards app for that matter.
But, as long as you live in the U.S. and unlock your phone, S`more is legit and the app will pay you.
Other S`more App Reviews – What Reddit Says
When you look at S`more reviews on Reddit, you generally find a common theme: S`more is great for earning points with unlocks, but surveys suck:
However, the rest of the feedback is generally quite positive. Plus, tonnes of other lockscreen apps have been shut down or simply aren’t worth your time anymore.
Now, S`more was playing around with upping their redemption threshold recently, but they quickly moved the limit back to $1 after some community feedback:
Again, this change was reverted, but it’ll be interesting to see what happens over the next few months for this rewards app.
But, for some weird reason, I’m always going to have a soft spot for these simple apps that are just good for making some extra beermoney.
Apps like S`more made up a big part of my college money-making experiments, and I’m just fond of them.
I mean, there’s just something I enjoy about meticulously tracking all of these different points and rewards each month, and hey, some free gift cards never hurt anyone!
Of course, the S`mores app will not make a substantial impact on your finances.
But, if you use a variety of passive income apps to stock up on Amazon gift cards throughout the year, you can put the money towards treating yourself or chipping away at Christmas gifts or something similar.
I hope this S`more app review has helped clarify what to expect when downloading this app.
If you have a favorite app like S`more to earn some free money, let me know what it is in the comments!
Catch you guys in the next one.
Tom is a 23 year old recent college graduate from Canada with a passion for side hustling, passive income, and marketing. This Online World is all about providing people with honest ways to make and save more money by using technology. To learn more about Tom, read his About Page!
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