CashCrate is a GPT (get paid to) site that is “just like Swagbucks.” I added the quotes because it sometimes appears that Swagbucks is the standard by which other GPT sites are compared. I don’t know why because other sites have been around longer than Swagbucks. At some point I will do some research on that but for now it seems that I read that question all of the time on various social media forums. It’s always some version of, “What other sites are there like Swagbucks,” or, “Are there other websites like Swagbucks?” It’s enough to make other legitimately awesome GPT websites feel insecure. Alas, there is no reason for CashCrate to have any sort of inferiority complex because it is awesome in its own right! Personally, I find it easier to earn with Swagbucks, but many others online say that CashCrate is easier. Still, I like it just as much as Swagbucks for different reasons. In fact, I think it has at least one major advantage over Swagbucks, and that is its referral program. CashCrate is free to join and you get a $1 bonus just for signing up. Read below for all of the starter details and don’t forget about my tips and suggestions regarding all GPT sites:
Who Can Join CashCrate?
This is an interesting one because in theory everyone can. Their website states that people who live in the United States and other English speaking countries will receive the most offers (makes sense as it depends on who the site’s sponsors are looking to target), but anyone, located in any country can join. This clearly begs the question of how someone in a non-English speaking country or English speaking countries with fewer offers can make money with CashCrate. There are two ways. The first is that as new sponsors contract with CashCrate who are targeting consumers in areas outside of the United States, opportunities in other countries will grow. I’m sure this is happening slower than anyone would want, but that is the case. The second and potentially very lucrative way is their referral program.
How Old Do You Have to Be to Join CashCrate?
The minimum age to join CashCrate is 13 years old. There is no maximum age.
Can More than One Person in the Same Household Can Join CashCrate?
This is not spelled out on their site but after some research I have found an answer. The answer is yes, there can be more than one CashCrate account in the same household. However, there is a catch. First, if you are using the same IP address or mailing address you will not get credit for the some of the same activities twice. So for example, even if you and your spouse each have a separate CashCrate account, if you are using the same computer you will not be able to complete some of the activities twice because each account is using the same IP address. That’s because to CashCrate, sharing the same IP address makes it appear as if you are trying to complete the same offer twice. By the same token, even if you each have your own computer, you will not be able to complete some of the same activities because you have the same mailing address (where your payment check will be mailed). Also, because of the whole IP address thing, CashCrate recommends that you contact them before someone else in your household tries to open an account. I highly recommend doing this because otherwise, it might look to CashCrate as if one person is trying to open multiple accounts which will get you banned form the site. You can contact their support team.
How do You Earn with CashCrate?
You can earn money and/or points for prizes with CashCrate. The way one earns money or points for prizes on CashCrate is very similar to how one earns on Swagbucks, GiftHulk and others. You earn digital currency which can be redeemed for cash or free gift cards. You can earn by participating in activities listed below.
Earn Money with CashCrate Doing the Following:
- Daily Check-In
- Bonus Surveys
- Bonus Offers
- Shopping (similar to Ebates)
- Referrals (potentially lucrative)
Earn Points for Prizes (Free Gift Cards) with CashCrate Doing the Following:
- Points Offers
- Bonus Points
Stay tuned for a fuller explanation of each earning opportunity in the near future!
What Exactly Can You Earn with CashCrate?
How about some money in your pockets and free gift cards? That’s what you can earn. Unlike Swagbucks where you accumulate points (called…Swagbucks) and redeem the entire pool of points for money and/or gift cards, CashCrate divides their earning system into two parts. You can either earn cash or you can earn points for prizes, which are awesome like free Amazon gift cards, Starbucks gift cards, Target gift cards and more.
When participating in the cash earning portion of the site, all activities you complete reward you with a specific amount of money. It could be sixty cents or ninety cents, or it could be upwards of ten dollars or more. It all depends on the activity. When participating on the points for prizes section of CashCrate you earn a specific number of points per activity. For instance, it could be one point for opening up a page and clicking on a banner or 400 points for trying an offer. The number of points needed to redeem for a free gift card varies. For instance, as of this writing you can get a $15 Starbucks gift card for 300 points. That may seem like a lot of points, but I can find 10 points a day in no time at all. Basically that gets me one free $15 Starbucks gift card per month. That’s $180 a year in free gift cards. Not bad. When I add that to what I can earn from Bing Rewards and Swagbucks, I’d be on a caffeine high all-day-long if I didn’t use the earning for other things!
CashCrate tracks both sets of earnings for you and you can easily see where you are just by looking at your homepage. Below is a picture so that you can see what it looks like.
How Much Do I Need to Earn to Redeem for Cash or Free Gift Cards with CashCrate?
To cash out your earnings you need to earn $20, which CashCrate will send you in the form of a check. Twenty dollars is not a bad threshold. Swagbucks requires $25 worth of points before you are eligible to redeem for a PayPal transfer. I don’t think that’s bad either. They are both very doable in a short period of time so I simply don’t understand when I read complaints about not being able to cash out at absurdly low amounts like a dollar. The processing alone is not worth that. But back to the topic at hand. CashCrate allows you to set your own cash out threshold as long as it is at least $20. So for instance, there are some people who wait until they have banked $100 before they request payment. For prizes, the number of points needed to redeem a free gift card simply depends on the number of points required for that card.
CashCrate is a great way to earn money online. Let me know if you use CashCrate and any tips you have for earning.