Welcome to my Cash Alarm app review.
A lot of the reviews that I have written over the past weeks on this site have been about money earning apps. There just have been a lot of them popping up that it made some sense to review them. Those apps are often packaged as games. Who wouldn’t want to earn money while having fun? E-sports and gaming livestreams are some of the examples of people earning money from playing games.
In the world we live in, computers and phones are faster than ever. Internet connections involve lightning fast feeds. Everything is all connected in the cloud now. And there is still some potential to earn money. Especially when a lot of those opportunities require only just our phones.
While e-sports and livestreams are potential ways to earn money, not every one gets the opportunity to seize it. E-sports require a ton of time and effort before you can actually excel in it. The same thing applies to being a livestreamer. Money doesn’t show up that easily. That is just how life is.
Earning money takes a lot of work. The two professions I mentioned have put in their time, effort and a substantial amount of money to get where they are. They didn’t just hit the ground running. E-sports players have to rest their hands and eyes from tapping and looking at their screens. The same goes for livestreamers. And they put so much of savings into making a computer that their profession requires.
So there have been a lot of money earning apps that were released in the past few years or so. Suffice to say, I didn’t enjoy most of them. There was some variety on what those games looked like. But a lot of them had very striking similarities to one another.
So how does the Cash Alarm app stack up to the rest? We’ll find out.
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Cash Alarm App Review
Here are some quick details about the app:
- Full Name: Cash Alarm: Games & Rewards
- Developer: Cash Alarm Company
- Availability: Worldwide
- User Reviews: 4.4 Stars
What Is Cash Alarm?
Cash Alarm is an app that lets you earn coins from either playing games, using apps or participating on surveys. The app is similar to the ones I have reviewed previously, including Cash’em All, Money Well and JustPlay. Like the apps I previously mentioned, the Cash Alarm app features a wide array of games you can play that reward you with a varying amount of coins. The coins you earn can be exchanged for rewards such as PayPal credits or gift cards to other services. The payouts in this app are bit more fairly priced compared to apps that promise hundreds or even thousands worth of money.
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How Cash Alarm Works
The Cash Alarm app is currently available on the Google Play Store for Android users. It has amassed more than five million installations on the platform. Considering what this app is, that’s still a lot of installations.
The premise of this app is functions in the same way as the three apps that I mentioned earlier. Cash Alarm acts a hub for different kinds of opportunities to earn coins. In order to start earning coins, you have to allow this app permission to check your phone’s usage data. How else would they be able to keep track of your progress? The app is very upfront in how it uses the data it collects.
To start earning coins, you must first sign up using your either your Facebook or Google account. That’s something that most apps and games do nowadays. It’s hard to fill up a new sign up sheet every time you make a new account for whatever online service. But you can still register the usual way on the app. After choosing your sign up method, the app will then require permission to access app usage. That will redirect to relevant part of the Settings app on your phone. Turn that on and you’re good to go.
The app will give you some bonus coins for signing up. That’s great. You already have some coins. Now it’s time to start actually earning.
Depending on your age, gender identity and location, the amount of apps and games that Cash Alarm recommends may vary. Although it probably just happens at the start. The more you try out the apps they recommend, the more apps will get recommended to you.
Choosing What Game to Play (But Also A Reason to Talk About Another App)
Since I just started my account on Cash Alarm, the only game that I was recommended was Coin Master. The app does not host any of the apps and games it recommends to you. When you click on the “Play & Collect” button, the app will redirect you to the app’s page on the Google Play Store. Most of the apps that are recommended through the Cash Alarm app are pretty legit. If you have a lot of recommendations on the app, you can choose which ones you want to play.
There isn’t much else to Cash Alarm that I want to talk about yet so I’ll just talk about Coin Master.
In Coin Master, you are basically running a village. You spend coins to build your village however you see fit. But it’s hard to earn coins initially. So what do you do? You use the magic slot in the sky, of course. You only get to use a few spins at the start. Mainly because it’s just the tutorial.
In slot machines, the goal is to match three of the same icons to get a prize. But slot machines can be random so it’s never guaranteed. The initial spins you do in the slot machine in Coin Master teaches you the basics of how to play the game. When you get three hammers, you basically get to act as Thor. The game will randomly transport you to a neighboring village. And you know what you can do? You can smite any of the landmarks of that village to earn money.
But sometimes, one of those villages will be shielded from any attacks made by you or anyone else. You will still earn a bit of money. But it’s not enough. That is one of the other things you can get from the Magic Slot Machine in the Sky.
Another thing you can get is three robbing piggies. What that does is it lets you dig three times in another person’s village. You can also do this with whomever is the one holding the title of Coin Master at the time. It’s a lot of fun.
After you finished the tutorial, you can do whatever you want. The game will instantly give you 50 spins that you can auto-spin for better chances. Go get those coins.
The Rest of the App
The other parts of the app is pretty much the same as the others in this genre. In the My Apps tab, it lists down the apps they recommended that you installed and are using. They also show how many minutes you still need to use the app before you earn more coins. It also shows you how much time you have been using the app in total. That’s a nice thing to have. The games they recommend are pretty fun to play. I wouldn’t be surprised if I keep playing those games that I started.
There’s also the Invite tab. If you signed up using a Facebook account, you can probably invite any of your friends there. What’s great about it is both of you get rewarded. You get 25% of the coins they earn and they get 25% coins that you earn. It’s a good give and take situation.
The Payouts tab is where you will obviously exchange your coins for PayPal credits or gift cards.
Is Cash Alarm Legit? Does It Pay?
The Cash Alarm app allows you to exchange the coins you’ve earned for either PayPal credits or gift card credits. The services that are available to you may depend on your location. Although PayPal seems to be the more consistent service that they include.
A lot of the apps that I have reviewed include PayPal as one of the withdrawal methods. I guess the service is pretty much available in most countries. And the processing for any payments happens pretty much within the day. It’s easy to make an account and get money coming into that account.
Most of those apps have some ludicrous amounts that you can withdraw. I’ve seen some have a $10,000 amount. Yes. How they have that kind of money on-hand I don’t really know. And that’s in an app that you have to merge bubbles or something to that effect. I don’t think I have seen anybody’s review say they’ve gotten any of the money to worked hard for in the app show up in their account.
What I like about Cash Alarm and all those three other apps is that the amounts that they let you withdraw are a bit more fair than the other ones. It seems impossible for somebody to earn $10,000 worth of PayPal credits just from 30 minutes of merging bubbles. I don’t know if there’s a subsection of YouTube or Twitch that’s down for that sort of thing. And earning ad revenue from both of those platforms takes a lot of time.
I feel like most people going into those sort of apps are hoping to actually get that kind of money in a low-effort manner. Who wouldn’t want to do that? I certainly would like to earn that much money in as little time as possible. But most of the time, people get burned because the withdrawal doesn’t get processed. Or they have to watch a thousands ads for the order to go through.
The Cash Alarm app doesn’t give out ludicrous amounts of money. Let’s just put it out there. If you are planning to use this as your primary source of income, maybe don’t do that? It’s better to think of it as a side gig. You play games for a few hours and you get some money out of it. That seems like a nice balance.
One thing that this app does better than the other money earning apps is the withdrawal. In those apps, you just type down your email address into whatever form they designed. After that, the withdrawal process “starts.” It’s not super transparent. They show a timer but it’s mainly for show. The timer will reset once it reaches zero.
In Cash Alarm, there will be a pop-up that actually looks like the PayPal withdrawal screen. You will go through some security measures before a transaction happens. And the transaction from the app actually reflects on your balance within a few hours. PayPal will actually send you an email that serves as proof that it actually happened. It might be only 50 cents. But at least it’s there.
As you can see in the screenshot, it takes a lot of coins before you can exchange it for whatever you need. But seeing how a lot of apps reward you with a few hundred coins or so. You can probably spend a few playing games until you reach those thresholds.
The game will require some face verification so you might need to take a selfie. That’s just part of their system so they could check if you are actually real instead of just a bot.
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Pros and Cons
- Decent UI/UX
- Good variety of apps and games
- Reasonable cash amounts that you can withdraw
- Rewards you can redeem vary per country
- A bit of diminishing returns
If you’re looking to earn a few bucks, this app is highly recommended. I just want to repeat what I said. Do not use this as your main source of income. It’s not enough to pay for utilities. It’s probably good enough for a meal at fast food restaurant.
The games that it recommends are very fun to play. You might spend a lot of time playing them. And that ain’t half bad. You get some coins out of it.
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