Perk has 12 mobile apps all of which can be installed on phones and tablets running Android and iOS, and some of which can be installed on those running Windows and fewer still can be run on certain Fire tablets.
Each legitimate account in each household can run up to five separate devices, and each device can run the same or a multitude of apps – for example you can have four phones playing videos on Perk TV Mobile while you play Perk Word Search, or five phones playing videos at the same time.
Perk TV Mobile
Perk TV Mobile currently serves the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and India. In the US, each video watched earns between 1 and 4 points ($0.001 – $0.004). In the UK, Canada India and Australia each video earns either 0 or 1 point.
On the phones I have running Perk apps, this is my go-to Perk app, though depending on what I’m doing, I also run Perk TV Live (see below).
Perk TV can be run on the following Amazon devices: Kindle Fire (2nd Gen), Kindle Fire HD 7 (2nd Gen), Kindle Fire HD 8.9 (2nd Gen), Kindle Fire HD 7 (3rd Gen), Kindle Fire HDX 7 (3rd Gen), Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (3rd Gen).
Perk TV Live
Perk TV Live rewards you for watching live or pre-recorded TV. When you watch any show or movie live on TV or recorded from TV (in my experience it works on Hulu as well) the app listens to the show you’re watching and plays its on ads on the phone or tablet you are using. As of the writing of this article you earn 3 points per ad ($0.003) in the US. I do not know if PTVL is available in the UK, Canada, Australia, or India – if you’re from there, let us know!
Generally, the app will auto-sense when an ad is playing on the TV, but if it fails to do so, you can launch ads in the app by pressing the “launch” button in the center of the screen.
I like Perk TV Live on my older phones or those with less impressive stats because the intermittent nature of the ad plays means their smaller cache doesn’t fill up as much, there is not as much RAM used as with Perk TV, and their processor isn’t overloaded – and the point values are high so even though you’re not earning as constantly as with Perk TV Mobile, the total is the same or higher than it would be with that app (depending on the concentration of ads in the particular broadcast you’re watching).Perk BrowserThe Perk Browser exists both as a mobile browser and a general computer browser. You can earn points using the browser by shopping online, using coupons at various online retailers (and purchasing products) and searching the internet through its integrated search bar.Perk Browser is an interesting app since it pays you for doing what you already would be. It isn’t going to be as high an earner as Perk Mobile TV or Perk TV Live, but if you’re going to be using the web anyway, why not get paid even a little?
Perk Pop Quiz
This app rewards you for being a smarty-pants (or to just act like one). Each round of the quiz challenge presents five questions. In “normal mode” you have 10 seconds to answer, in “lightning mode” you have 5 seconds to answer. You are awarded points based on the number of correct answers – but you earn 1 point for playing in normal mode and 2 points for playing in lightning mode.
You may have already guessed that the lightning mode awards more points for correct answers – though only one more than regular – but the entire quiz only takes a maximum of 25 seconds vs. 50 for normal mode, so it’s basically doubly as profitable.In addition, you can turn on interstitial ads which show up every few quizzes. Watching these ads earns additional points.While I don’t use it that often, I like Perk Pop Quiz a lot. It’s fun.
Perk Screen is an app that displays ads and other information on your lock screen (it does not effect how soon your screen goes black) and each time you unlock your phone, you earn some points. It’s very passive since you’re already going to be unlocking your phone several times a day, so why not get paid for it! There is a limit of 250 points ($0.25) per day from Perk Screen except Mondays when the limit is 500 points ($0.50). As of the writing of this article, Perk Screen is only available on Android.
You’re rewarded for searching the web the same as with the Perk Browser or searching through Perk.com.Perk WalletPerk Wallet is not exactly an earnings app, it is a way to assemble all your Perk gift cards in a single place. Additionally, there is a 3% discount when you redeem points through Perk Wallet for Amazon gift cards of $25.00 or more saving at least 750 points ($0.75). A penny saved it a penny earned!
Perk Prize Mob
This app is an auction for goods. Each bid is bought by tokens you earn from e.g. the quizz or voting on videos.
When a bid is placed, tokens are deducted from your balance and you become the “Current Winner” of that item. If another player puts a bid on that item, you are no longer the “Current Winner”, if you are the last bidder on an item, you win it!
If you win a “gift card”, within 24-48 hours after the auction, you will receive the equivalent value of that gift card amount in your point account – this is great if you’re using Perk Wallet since you can then get 3% off the total price if you’re buying a $25 Amazon card.
Physical goods will be sent to the address in your Perk account.
PayPal money will be sent to the PayPal account on file.
Tokens and points will be deposited into your accounts within 24-48 hours.
Perk Scratch and Win
This is just a lottery ticket simulator with tokens and points as prizes.
Perk Word Search
This is the classic word hunt game you know from childhood – except success brings tokens and points as reward for your actions!
This is like Flappy Birds, but the farther you progress, the more tokens and points you can collect.
This is music “discovery” app, but what it really does is monitor the songs you’re listening to and awards points. This is a brand new app so please look for a future blog post about it once I have a chance to check it out!