I’ve been running an experiment for the last few months to see if an app was actually worth writing about and it turns out it was! The app is called Lucktastic and for just a minute or two a day you can earn money: 50 dollars every 5 months or so.
Lucktastic itself is pretty straightforward. It’s an ad-supported app (meaning free for users to play and paid for by advertisements) that provides daily prize cards for players to “scratch-off”. The scratch cards prizes range anywhere from 25 tokens to several hundred dollars. When choosing a scratch card, you usually have to watch a 15 to 30 second video advertisement and the scratch card will load. There is an additional scratch-off bonus square so that even if you don’t win with that scratch card you get 4-12 tokens as a consolation prize per card.
Admittedly, in the 5-ish months I’ve been playing, I’ve only won one scratch card that was worth any money (and a dollar at that), though I usually get a couple winning cards a week for 25 or 50 tokens. But trying to win prizes through these cards isn’t going to be the most productive way to earn a couple of extra bucks. Every consecutive day that you log into Lucktastic (whether you play any scratch cards or not) there is a bonus. The first 4 days are 250, 500, 750, and 1000 respectively. Once you’ve logged in 5 days consecutively, the next login prize becomes a “mystery prize” ranging from a few hundred tokens to entries into some of the drawings.
My recommendation, is to open Lucktastic for 5 consecutive days, skip a day, then repeat the process. That’s 2,500 tokens every 6 days (and that’s if you don’t do the scratch cards that take about 5-10 minutes, easy to do while you are watching a TV show).
Now you might be asking, what exactly do I get to redeem these for? There are several gift cards available for eateries, Target, and movie tickets, but the one I saved my tokens for was the 50 dollar Amazon gift card. At 75,000 tokens, just using the login bonus it would take about 180 days to get that gift card (a free 50 dollars every 6 months isn’t a bad deal for a minute of work a day). If you actually do the scratch cards, you can usually make hundred tokens a day which would could shave a month or more off of achieving that gift card. They also offer apps that you can download or additional videos you can watch for anywhere from a few tokens to 1,000 to speed up the process (please be careful if you go that route to make sure that the app is reputable and won’t harm your phone).
Last week I redeemed my tokens for a $50 Amazon gift card and not only did it arrive nearly instantly by e-mail, but I had no difficulties adding it to my Amazon account. It may take a little while, but Lucktastic is completely worth it to have a free gift card to use for something you might need and 50 dollars can stretch decently depending on what you buy (don’t forget Camel, Camel, Camel if you are looking for a deal).
Remember, a drop in a bucket doesn’t seem like much, but many drops will eventually fill the pail.