How To Get Free Money
How To Get Free Money
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Students everywhere will always have the struggles of beans on toast every day for 3 years. But it doesn’t always have to be like that. We found some ways to make some extra cash without breaking a sweat, for free!

We know how important it is to stretch that student budget, so we’ve uncovered the best-kept secrets to help you score some free cash without the hassle of having to work hard for it. From online rewards platforms and free money apps, to clever side hustles and money-saving tips, we’ve got your back. Discover the ultimate ways to get free money in the UK, and help you turn your pennies into pounds!

Get Paid To Take Surveys

If you find yourself lounging about all the time, and feel like you should be doing something productive, but really cba, why not earn some money while you’re doing it! Paid online surveys help you earn some free money, without needing any brain power whatsoever. Nice, we’re in.

Websites like



Branded Surveys

let you complete market research surveys in return for free money or vouchers to spend on the likes of Amazon, Tesco or Cafe Nero to name a few. Put on your fav podcast and complete a few surveys to get some free money today! We put together a guide on

how to make money with paid surveys

to learn everything there is to know about it all, so read up and get yourself earning some extra cash!

Free Lotteries & Free Postcode Lottery

We don’t know about you, but we’d be buying lottery tickets every day of my life if we could get them for free. Well, we bet you didn’t know you can enter lottery draws for free! There’s loads of free lotteries out there to enter, online or through apps, so you can enter to win some free cash money, in the blink of an eye!

Check out all the best

Free Lottery Draws available in the UK here

! Don’t forget, the more you enter, the higher your chances are you’ll win some free money!

Free Lottery Top Picks:

Check out

The Free Lottery by

, which has both daily and weekly draws, with a top prize worth £10,000! The

Free National Lotto

offers daily prizes of up to £2,000! You might have heard of the Postcode Lottery, well

Pick My Postcode is FREE Postcode Lottery

with £800+ Daily Prizes!

Free Money To Test Products

Product testing is funnily enough, a chance for people to test products. But you can get paid for it! Companies out there are always looking for genuine customer feedback on their products before they release them officially to market. You can test products based on your interests, whether that be tech, food and drink, cosmetics, books, and fashion! So there’s something for everyone out there.

All you need to do is sign up to a market research agency like

User Testing


Ipsos Isay

, or even directly with brands like




, and you’re good to go! Some sites will either send you products and let you keep them, or pay you in Amazon vouchers or something similar. Check out our full guide on

how to earn money testing products

, and learn how it all works.

Earn Money To Walk Dogs

Calling all dog lovers. Yeah, you heard right. You can get money for hang out with the best pups in town, looking after them and taking them for a walk! Some people even make a career from walking dogs! Could it get much better? Get ready to wag your way to some extra cash while giving those adorable four-legged pals the exercise they need. It's a win-win situation we can all get down for!

There’s a few things you’ll want to think about before considering dog walking as a job. We put together a guide on

how you can earn money walking dogs, check it out here


Get Paid To Watch Videos

If you’re used to getting lost in a black hole on TikTok or Youtube, maybe it’s time you should turn that disastrous addiction into money. It’s weirdly easier than you might think, to earn money from watching videos online.

Check out




. You can earn money on these sites completing paid surveys, which is amazing. But you can also earn money watching videos and even playing online games! Sit back, relax, and make some free cash!

Sell Your Old Stuff

Are you drowning under a load of stuff you haven’t touched for ages. Maybe it’s time for a spring clean. There are so many people out there who’ll pay for your old things, like your old clothes, CDs, books, and everything else! You can make actually a surprising amount of money by selling your old stuff!

Got a load of clothes lying around taking up space in your floordrobe? Get them photographed and upload them to




. You’ll make a heck of a load of room, and will

get money for your old clobber


If you’ve got a load of old uni textbooks, or you went through a phase and bought the full 18 Volumes of Dickens books and want them gone, you can get money for

selling your old books

! You can sell them on websites like




, or locally through

Facebook Marketplace

. You can also sell your old phones, CDs or DVDs on these sites too, so make the most of it!

Get Cashback When You Shop

If you have an online shopping addiction like the rest of us, did you know you can get cashback at a heck of a load of places on what you spend. So you can earn money when you shop? Yeah that’s right!

All you need to do is sign up to a cashback website like




, find the retailer you want to make a purchase from, and if it’s listed, click the cashback link, and start getting some money back! You’ll then be able to withdraw your money once it arrives in your account, and you’re off to a winner!

Get Paid To Be A Mystery Shopper

For all the shopaholics out there breaking the bank and running deep into their student overdraft, did you know you can get paid for shopping instead! Get free money by doing what you love! As a mystery shopper you can get paid to shop or visit restaurants, and provide feedback on your experience. The best part of it all though? You can get free money doing it, and sometimes even keep the things you’ve bought! Check out our full guide on

how to get free money being a mystery shopper


There are so many programs you can sign up to, and they all will pay you different amounts to be a mystery shopper. Our favs are



, and

Mystery Dining

. Start getting your free money today, and get paid to enjoy yourself and satisfy your shopping addiction!

Student Bank Account Cash Bonuses!

To try and get more business, banks offer students all sorts of sign up bonuses to try and encourage you to bank with them. You can have a look at all the different bonuses and benefits

student bank accounts offer here


For those of you looking specifically for the free money (aren’t we all), both



Royal Bank of Scotland

offer a £50 Sign Up Bonus when you open a Student Bank Account with, and also a free 4 Year


to help you out with your travels.

Get Paid To Walk

There are so many people out there getting free money for walking. So if you’ve got a pair of trainers, lace them up and get the cash in! There are apps you can download that’ll let you earn money while you walk, like




, or


. As you rack up your steps, you earn points, which can be exchanged for vouchers at your fav shops, like M&S, NOWTV, and if you walk enough, you could treat yourself to a lil holiday!

Get Paid To Search The Web

We know, bit mad that this is even a suggestion, but you can even get free cash every time you search the internet!


offers a browser add-on, so that every time you jump onto Google and make a search, you can get paid! Each time you search with Qmee, you can receive a cash reward, often around 15p! So when you know you’ll be Googling A LOT during your essay writing seasons, you may as well get this installed and start earning cash today!

More Advice on Life at University

Making that student budget stretch through the term is a struggle, but now you know how to score yourself free cash without the hassle of having to work hard for it. If you're looking for more ways of

saving and making money at uni, click here

. For everything else you need to know about surviving uni, head on over to our

Student Advice

hub to learn more.

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