19 Legit Ways to Get Free Google Play Credits in 2019

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If you are an Android user then you may benefit from free Google Play credits.

There are plenty of things you can get for free from the Google Play store. However many of the best apps, games, movies and books aren’t free. Rather than spending your hard earned dollars on apps, you may be able to get free Google Play credits.

While many websites falsely claim to give you Google Play credits, there are many legit ways to earn these rewards.

How to Earn Free Google Play Credits

1. Swagbucks

Swagbucks is one of the best ways to earn free Google Play credits. You can earn points by taking surveys, playing games, watching videos, surfing the web and online shopping. These points can then be redeemed for Google Play credit.

You might like this option because it is one of the few ways to earn Google Play credits without using a smartphone app.

Swagbucks has a high Trustpilot score of 8.3/10 and is offering a $10 bonus when you sign-up today!

There are many different redemption options at the Swagbucks reward store. But, the only Google Play gift card (at the moment) is a $25 card. You need 2,200 points to earn this reward.

Related Post: Swagbucks Review 2019: Is It a Scam or Legit?

2. instaGC

InstaGC, as in Instant Gift Cards, has a little more flexibility in how you can earn Google Play credits. They will award you points when you complete surveys, watch videos, shop online, or search the web. You get ten bonus points just for signing up, and 100 points are worth $1 in gift cards.

Occasionally, there are even bonus point opportunities like:

  • Product Trials
  • Listening to Music
  • Visiting Websites

Google Play gift cards are available in $10, $15, and $25 increments. This means you will need anywhere from 1,000 points to 2,500 points to earn a card. For each friend you refer, you can also earn an additional 110 points. That’s 1/10 of the points required to earn a $10 gift card.

3. S’more

How many times per day do you unlock your smartphone? If it’s as often as most people, you can be taking advantage of that by using S’more!

S’more will allow you to earn points by placing ads on your screen unlock. Just use your phone as normal and get paid!

4. MistPlay

Want to get free Google play credits for playing video games on your phone? Mistplay does just that.

Just download the Mistplay app, choose a game to add to your phone, download that games and start earning.

5. FeaturePoints

With FeaturePoints, you can earn points for downloading free apps and trying them for a minute. The featured apps change constantly and can include games, music, books, or the latest messenger app.

It is also possible to earn points by watching videos. Redeem your points for GooglePlay credits, paid apps, or online gift cards.

For Google Play credits, you must earn enough points for a $10 or $15 gift card. But, you can speed up the earning process with each friend you refer. FeaturePoints awards you 50% of the points they earn! This is one of the highest friend bonuses you’ll find!

Enter my referral code, C8MNU, during signup, and you’ll get 2,000 Fetch Points ($2.00 in points!) when you complete one receipt.

6. Google Opinion Rewards

One of the best ways to earn free Google Play credits is for Google to give them to you. By signing up for Google Opinion Rewards, the Google survey team will send you surveys to complete. You will instantly receive credits for each survey completed allowing you to earn up to $1 per survey.

Depending on your interest, you might receive several surveys per week. Other panelists only receive one invite per week. It just depends on how many surveys are in the pipeline each week.

Google creates these surveys. So, they are going to be different from other online surveys in many cases. Surveys from Google Opinion Rewards might ask your opinion about your favorite logo designs. Other surveys might ask your opinion on politicians or your favorite soft drinks.

The most common method to earn Google Play credits is by downloading featured apps and games. Getting paid to take surveys can be a great primary or secondary income stream. You don’t have to solely rely on downloading apps, games or watching videos.

7. MobileXpression

This free app pays you rewards points based on your mobile internet use. The more you use your phone, the more points you earn. If you want a “set it and forget it” app, this is one of your best options. MobileXpression gives you rewards points weekly. It works for Android devices and iOS devices.

MobileXpression offers a large catalog of gift cards. If a Google Play gift card isn’t available, you can also get a $5 Amazon gift card. Then, redeem your Amazon gift card for Google Play credits.

8. Bananatic

Like playing games? Bananatic pays you rewards points for the following activities:

  • Game Quests
  • Test Mobile Apps
  • Watch Sponsor Ads
  • Shop Online
  • Social Media Shares
  • Write Articles or Record Videos

You can earn rewards points (bananas) for nearly any online activity. Playing games is the main reason to join this app. But, the other earning options make this a fun all-in-one app.

Bananatic lets you redeem your points for gift cards and video game rewards. Google Play credits are one of the reward options.

9. Gift Card Granny

Every time you buy or sell gift cards on Gift Card Granny, you earn rewards points. You also earn points reading Gift Card Granny emails too. Gift Card Granny lets you exchange points for gift cards. Google Play store credits are one of your redemption options.

Of the discounted gift card platforms, Gift Card Granny is unique. One reason is for their rewards points. The second reason is they compare the prices of other gift card sites. You can quickly find the best gift card offers on the internet!

10. Prize Rebel

For surveys and watching videos, PrizeRebel is another good option. They have surveys from nine different survey networks. Instead of joining nine separate sites, you have them all in one place here. Watching videos is another fun way to earn points during your downtime.

Two other ways to earn points on PrizeRebel include:

  • Signing up for offers
  • Referring friends

The offers are both free and paid. For paid offers, you have to spend money. But, the rewards points usually offset the purchase price.

Referring friends is another fun option. You earn 20% of all the points your friends earn for life! When they earn 100 points, you get 20 points. All they need to do is join through your invite link to earn “best friend” status. ๐Ÿ˜‰

See our complete PrizeRebel review here.

11. Ibotta

Buy groceries and get cash back withIbotta! You can redeem your rewards for gift cards or PayPal cash.

Ibotta works at most grocery stores. Keep a copy of your receipt as you need it to scan a picture. Make sure you activate the in-app offers for your store. It’s possible to get cash back on name brands and generic items. You can also get cash back when you shop online using the app.

Get a $10 bonus when you redeem your first Ibotta offer.

See our Ibotta Review here.

12. Jobs2Shop

Do you ever wonder how people become mystery shoppers? Jobs2Shop pays you to mystery shop local stores and restaurants. You also make money by taking surveys, playing games and signing up for offers.

Getting Google Play credits with Jobs2Shop requires an extra step. You earn PayPal cash from Jobs2Shop. Then, you need to buy Google Play credits from a gift card marketplace like Gift Card Granny. Or, you can head directly to the Google Play Store to spend your loot.

13. Achievement

Get paid to exercise! Achievement is a free app that works with your different workout devices. You earn rewards for the following activities:

  • Tracking Steps
  • Sleeping
  • Eating Healthy
  • Tweeting
  • Taking Surveys

Achievement’s only two payment options are PayPal and direct deposit. Of course, you can set aside this cash for Google Play purchases. After all, this is an effortless way to turn your daily exercise routine into a paid hobby.

14. Register Your Samsung Device

Buying Google devices isn’t the only way to earn Google Play credits. At times, Samsung offers Google Play credits too. On select devices, it can even be possible to receive a $25 Google Play gift card! That’s a pretty good deal since you probably didn’t know about that offer when you bought it.

To see if you qualify for any current offers, register your Samsung device today!

15. AppNana

Another popular app to earn Google Play credits is AppNana. It is a rather basic app since you can only earn nanas (points) for downloading apps and games. AppNana will give you 400 points each day you log in to your account. You can earn nanas by playing a game like Candy Crush. Or, simple activities like downloading the Facebook app.

Redeem AppNana’s reward points for Google Play, Amazon, Xbox, and iTunes gift cards. A second redemption option is using your gift cards for paid apps at the AppNana rewards store.

Sign up for AppNana and use the invitation code: d27034761

You can qualify for a Chromecast offer when you buy a new device. Recent purchases can qualify too. As with any marketing offer, Google’s offers fluctuate.

To see the current offers, download the Google Home app. Inside the app, you can see how much Google will pay if you buy and register select devices. Before you buy your next device, check the app to compare the bonus offers!

It’s possible to get up to $25 in Google Play credits from a single offer. If you’re going to buy the device regardless, it pays to check the app first!

16. Harris Poll Online

Harris Poll is another leading survey site that conducts polls for major media outlets. If you want to share your voice on a large platform and earn Google Play credits, here’s your answer. Each survey also enters you into the monthly and quarterly cash giveaways. So, you earn points for gift cards, and you might win cash too!

17. WHAFF Rewards

Another legit way to earn Google Play credits is with WHAFF Rewards. You will need to link your Facebook account to use WHAFF Rewards. Once you link your account, you can begin earning points by downloading apps and games. If you keep the apps on your device for an extended period, you can also earn additional points.

WHAFF Rewards is different because you can get points just for installing the app. Most rewards programs require you to install and open before you earn the first reward point.

Payout options include:

  • Google Play credits
  • Facebook cash
  • PlayStation Store credit
  • Online Gift Cards
  • Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum

Sign up for WHAFF Rewards using the code: JX66746 and get $30!

18. Tap Cash Rewards

You can still download Tap Cash Rewards in the Google Play Store, but it’s no longer an active app.

Tap Cash Rewards is another app that allows you to earn credits to redeem for Google Play credits. Play free apps, games and watch videos to earn credits.

You also receive bonus credit each day you log in. Earn VIP status by linking your Facebook account to Tap Cash Rewards for extra points too. Like the other apps on this page, you can also get a referral bonus of 100 points for each friend. They must sign up through your account to earn extra points.

Each dollar in rewards is worth 1,000 rewards points. Tap Cash does require more points to earn gift cards. By consistently using this app, you earn points with each login whether you test an app or not. You’re not required to test apps to earn points.

19. Join Costco

Costco members frequently get discount Google Play credits. Sometimes, Costco runs limited-time sales on gift cards. Most stores charge face value for gift cards. But Costco is famous for selling gift cards at a discount. Instead of paying $50 for a $50 card at your grocery store, you might pay $40 at Costco.

If you have a Costco membership, check their online website or their in-store selection. For non-members, an annual membership costs $60. In addition to the Google Play savings, you can find many items for less than you currently pay.

How to Redeem Google Play Credits

Redeeming your free credits is identical to the ones you buy. You can redeem your credits in the Google Play apps. On your computer, you can visit the Google Play store.

Here’s how to redeem:

  1. Visit the Google Play website or app
  2. Click the “Redeem” Button
  3. Enter your Gift Code

The credits instantly deposit into your Google Play account balance. When you buy an item, Google uses your credit balance before they charge your credit card.

Avoid Google Play Credit Scams

Unfortunately, Google Play scams are common. If you search “Get free Google Play credits,” you’ll find several links that promise quick payment. Remember this basic rule. When it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Avoid any site that promises credit multipliers or code hacks.

The legit earning options only award you a few points at a time. If the site has poor grammar or lacks depth, it’s most likely a scam. The scammer might also employ these shady practices:

  • Require a credit card number without making a purchase
  • Tell you to submit personal information beyond your name and address
  • Send an attachment to download for a free code. (Instead, you get a virus or spyware)

Exercise common sense to stay safe. Some scams are hard to spot. When in doubt, look for online reviews of apps. If there are other legitimate users, you should be ok.


By using these apps and websites, you have legit ways to earn free Google Play credits. On top of that, you can earn them in your spare time or with your regular routine. Whether you shop, play games, stream videos or take surveys, Google Play credits are easy to earn.

What’s your favorite way to earn Google Play credits? What do you buy with them?


57 responses to “19 Legit Ways to Get Free Google Play Credits in 2019”

  1. Adriana @MoneyJourney says:

    That’s cool. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I don’t actually use a lot of apps and the few ones I have installed right now are free. At one point, however, I opted for a cell phone plan with Google Play money included. Each month I used to have $3 to spend only in the Play Store. I never used the credit, though. But it’s good to know there are other legitimate ways in case someone needs the credits.

    • Deacon Hayes says:

      That is very interesting. I had no idea that cell phone companies had plans that included Google Play credits. It would be good for people who actually use them. However, in your case I guess it was not as beneficial.

      • Jerald says:

        Can someone tell me which one of those tricks is easy to use and kindly explain it to me briefly in the best way you can? I tried some of it, but it still didn’t work. Thank you in advance.

        • Deacon says:

          Well, with Swagbucks, for instance, as the post says, you fill out surveys, play games, etc. and earn credits. Then you redeem the credits for gift cards including Google Play. If you tried to redeem and had trouble, contact Swagbucks (or whichever site you are on). Good luck!

        • Steven Wells says:

          The best one I’ve found is Google Opinion Rewards. The money goes directly into your play account.

    • Angie ponce says:

      I just read your comment, and I wanted to say, did you know you can rent movies with your Google play credit too? With your Roku device you can download the Google play app and you’re set. I use it daily. Ilove it.

  2. Dheeraj Singh says:

    Thanks for sharing these different ways to get free Google Play credits. Google Opinion Rewards is one of the best ways to get free Google Play Money. But from the date I’ve installed it, it has not given me a single survey yet. Any thoughts about solutions?

    • Deacon Hayes says:

      You should probably contact Google Opinion Rewards directly to see why that might be.

    • Nouman says:

      I suggest you use an app called SurfEasy Secure Android VPN, or any other VPN, and get surveys. Enjoy!!

    • Elizabeth Torres says:

      Well, what I’ve been told is to go on it every single day for several days, even if there’s no survey, and eventually the surveys will come.

    • Alisha says:

      It’s location based.

    • DANIELE says:

      January 28, 2018
      I wish I saw a date on this page. I’ve no idea if it’s viewed anymore.

      Dheeraj, this happened to me. It never started working until I switched devices and turned on location. My original device just didn’t get surveys no matter what I tried to do to it. Maybe it was because of one of the choices I made early on. Who knows? Writing them was pointless. I’ve never been responded to. Even 18 month later I’ve received nothing.

    • Mary K says:

      Make sure you have location services enabled, and be sure to have Google apps running on your device. Many of the surveys I receive seem to be prompted by stores or restaurants I go to.

  3. monica says:

    This is a really cool trick. Can I use this credit to purchase any apps or games?

  4. Keerthan says:

    This is a great post! Google Opinion Rewards seems to be a very easy way to get Google play credits.

    • Josh Patoka says:

      I guess you can consider it a loyalty bonus from Google!

    • Tom says:

      It only seems to be. After answering their questions for a while, I earned more than $20, but then the questions stopped. I might have given contradicting answers and their algorithms concluded that I may be not answering honestly. Anyway, meanwhile the $20 store credits disappeared too. They have an expiration date, which I didn’t know.

  5. Josh Patoka [Writter] says:

    Thanks, everyone, for reading this! I hope it helps. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. shailesh shakya says:

    I am using Google opinion rewards. It is excellent because the surveys are so small and take not more than 1 minute. But the only drawback is, it sends the survey on a weekly basis.

    But you’ve compiled a great list to earn free rewards. I would surely try some of them.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Deacon says:

      Maybe you can skip some of them that you don’t want to do if they are coming to often? Just a thought. But I’m glad you are having good luck doing them.

  7. warmphase says:

    I’m up to about fifty dollars in the Google opinion rewards program. Just be patient. The more you answer, and honestly, the more it seems they offer up questions. I’ve had two in a day numerous times. Payouts are from 10 cents to 1 dollar. But 25 to 35 cents is not uncommon either.

  8. Nicole says:

    Google Opinion racks up play credits for me pretty easily. Does anyone know if those credits can be used with Google Pay?

  9. Derricktoefield says:

    I need more Google credits.

  10. Mackenziesmommy4687 says:

    I use Google opinion also. I downloaded it 3 days ago and I’ve already made about $1.50. Yesterday and Thursday I received 2 surveys in 1 day. I’m hoping I get more days like that.

  11. skidaddy74012 says:

    You mentioned that scammers want your credit card. True, but so does Google Play.

  12. Angel C Thorne says:

    I was wondering if there are any sites that gives codes to get bonuses when redeeming the actual Google Play refill cards?

    • Deacon says:

      I don’t know for sure if you can get bonuses or not upon redeeming the Google Play cards. You might check in the Google Play Store to see if you can find information about that.

      As far as sites offering Google Play credits, check out the links in this post for ways you can earn some.

  13. Tai says:

    Is there a way for me to get my Google balance to transfer to my bank account or bank debit card?

    • Deacon says:

      I don’t believe that’s possible. However, to be sure, you would have to check on their website. Look for their policies, FAQ’s, and terms and conditions. One of those should say. If not, find their contact information on the site and ask them directly. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Maggie Sufficool says:

    How do you get the google play credits for Samsung devices?

  15. Michael says:

    Neither Swag Bucks pays google gift card nor the feature points. You posted a lie in this post.

  16. Alan Cisneros says:

    Hello, is Whaff rewards still in service?

  17. Alan Cisneros says:

    Thanks Deacon, also that thing about the Samsung device, how does it work?

  18. Andrew Patrick says:

    Well, this is pretty nice.

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