CashWalk is a free smart-phone app that pays you a small amount, generally in gift cards, to keep it running while you exercise

Expected pay: 16 cents per day

Husl$core: $$$

Commissions & fees: NA

Where: Nationwide (remote)

Requirements: Smart phone

What is CashWalk?

CashWalk is a free smart-phone app that pays you a small amount, generally in gift cards, to keep it running while you exercise.

How it works

You can download the app on Google Play or the Apple App store and plug in your particulars. After that, the site will pay you “step coins” for every 100 feet you walk, up to a maximum of 100 step coins per day for those who walk 10,000 steps.

The app has to be running while you exercise, or it doesn’t log your steps and you don’t earn any step coins.

You have to “collect” the coins you earn every day or they’ll expire.

CashWalk review

The catch? Step Coins aren’t worth a whole lot. In fact, 100 Step Coins are worth about 16.6 cents. So, if you walk 10,000 steps a day for a month, you’ll have earned enough to cash out with a $5 gift card.

But, you’re already walking, right? So, who is going to sniff at somebody who is willing to pay you for it?

In reality, CashWalk isn’t paying you to walk. It’s paying you to watch advertisements on your cell phone. The app will show you an ad for every few coins you “collect.” So you need to watch several ads to get your 16.6 cents each day.


Once you’ve accumulated 3,000 Step Coins, you can cash out a $5 gift card. The site offers gift cards with popular retailers such as Amazon, Walmart and Target.


If you’re anxious to get in shape and think earning a small amount for each step might help you stay motivated, by all means, download this app. You can find links to the CashWalk app here.

But also understand that the site is really more interested in your eyes (watching ads) than your thighs. Still, users are enthusiastic about CashWalk, giving it a 4.4 (out of 5) rating on Google Play and a 4.6 rating on the Apple App store. We attribute that high rating to the fact that the app does what it promises — pays you.

Other sites that will pay you small amounts to exercise (and watch their ads or take surveys) include Evidation, HealthyWage and StepBet.

What their users say (from Google Play)

It takes a little while to rack up enough points for a gift card, but it isn’t supposed to be a “get paid in ten minutes” thing. It’s a nice side hustle that actually does work. Give it a shot, you can always uninstall if it doesn’t work for you. 🙂

Cashwalk. It’s a great way to earn gift cards, and yes, for real. Sometimes, there are a few malfunctions with the app, like random ads pop-ups, not being able to collect coins, and it freezes. A downfall is that it has to be on your lock screen 24/7 all the time. But overall, the most realistic gift card app you’ll find.

It motivates me to walk and claiming gift cards is an easy process. The lock screen doesn’t bother me, especially since I learned that I can change the wallpaper on it. I don’t like the multiple ads that pop up when I tap on the coins. I also wish there was a 24 hour clock option. Everything I use is set to 24hour, so it can get annoying when my lock screen is set to 12 hour. It’s not a big deal, just annoying sometimes.

I can understand why some people don’t want the app to use their lock screen, but it’s not a big deal to me. Just redeemed my first Amazon gift card and it went thru no problem. This is probably the walking app that pays out the most as long as you take part in the challenges. I’ve definitely done a lot more walking since I’ve installed it.

Hate the ads

Gc’s are real, but prepare to jump through hoops to get enough points. I wouldn’t recommend it unless you’re desperate for a few bucks.

I have had this app for 2 years now. First it was 1500 steps now all the way up to 3000 coins for 1 measily reward. Lately I have been going way beyond 20k steps a day but its only counting 17k steps or so, so I’m missing out on 30 coins every day. Yes I have the lock screen enabled (how else would I have gotten 170 coins from the 17k steps?). Constant ads are still a major feature of this app. I really wouldn’t recommend this app any longer.

Cool concept, flawed execution. Needing to be your lock screen is weird. It automatically opens ads which I hate. I’ll open my phone and it will open to some Joann’s fabric ad that I didn’t click on. I’d like this app a lot more with it being less invasive. No I won’t upgrade to get rid of ads. Ads aren’t the problem. The way they’re displayed and forced to open is. The developers need to take a look at all the input people are giving them and take it to heart.

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