Earn money with your smartphone: five apps that pay

4. WeReward

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    A person poses while using a Blackberry Bold 2 smartphone made by Research in Motion (RIM) in this July 13, 2010, file photo. WeReward allows BlackBerry (and iPhone and Android) users to make money by checking in at a particular restaurant or taking a picture of themselves with a product.
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With an iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry smartphone, you earn points every time you check-in on the WeReward app. Every point equals one penny, and once a user earns 1,000 points, the cash can be redeemed via PayPal.

Each business decides the number of points a check-in is worth, which could be five points or 200 points for a check-in and photo at a certain restaurant. Points can also be earned by completing designated tasks in any location, like snapping a photo of someone, or you, drinking a Jones soda.

To use the application, you must have a Facebook, Twitter, or FourSquare account.

Points can also be earned by referring friends to WeReward. Each friend who then joins earns you 10 percent of all of their check-in points.

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