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Dabbl App Review: Earn Money Playing Games, Taking Surveys & More

WANT TO EARN EXTRA MONEY?

You may recall I’ve recently written reviews on the HoneyGain and CoinPop apps.

I now have a new money-making app for you to check out.

It’s called the Dabbl app and it’s available for both Android and iOS devices.

Do be careful though as there are several “Dabbl” names on the internet – an investing company, and a former online radio station.

The basic premise of the Dabbl app is to let you earn money by playing games, answering quizzes and watching videos.

Let’s get into the specifics.

What is Dabbl?

The Dabbl app is a free money-making app where you “turn your downtime into gift cards” as it’s advertised.

You earn by answering trivia questions, watching short videos, answering short surveys, and by playing short interactive games.

Dabbl was created by the AdJoy company which works in mobile advertising, loyalty marketing, digital advertising, and media delivery fields.

Adjoy was founded in 2015 and has offices in Tampa, FL, and San Francisco, CA.

I tried searching for Adjoy’s original website and it seemed to be unavailable until I did some online research.

I found Adjoy’s old Facebook post from December 2017 stating that Adjoy is now changed to Dabbl and they’ve changed everything to be under the app’s site.

How to Get Started

Dabbl is available on both Google Play and the iTunes store.

Here’s how to get started on both Android and iOS:

  1. Go to Google Play and download Dabbl
  2. Open the app and you’ll see the Welcome screen and a mini tutorial
  3. Once you’ve swiped through the tutorial, click “Get Started”
  4. The app will then request your phone number and birthday (you must be over 13 to use Dabbl)
  5. Confirm the phone number in the pop-up screen
  6. Wait for the confirmation text, then enter the 4-digit number in the Dabble screen
  7. Next Dabbl requests either permission to use your location, or to enter your zip code

You’re now successfully signed up for Dabbl.

You then can navigate to your Profile screen at the top left and fill out your personal information such as your first and last names and your email address.

Next, you can choose your preferences such as notification alerts and your location (as requested earlier).

You also have the option to upload a profile picture as well.

What’s Offered on This App?

When you open the Dabbl app it will show your dashboard.

At the top left will be either a blank profile outline, or your profile picture if you uploaded one in your preferences, then on the top right will be your points counter.

Clicking on the points counter opens a new screen showing your earnings in the form of a growth wheel.

The counter only goes up to 5,000 points as that’s how many points you need to redeem a $5 (or $10) gift card.

I’ll explain these gift cards in more detail later in section #5.

Underneath the points wheel are 3 sections – Lifetime points, Dabbl points (meaning current points), and number of referrals.

Next, the main screen shows several titles to scroll through – From Dabbl, Surveys, From the Web, and Extra Savings.

Under the From Dabbl title is where you’ll find “Premium experiences brought to you exclusively by Dabbl”, and it lists various short videos, offers and quick ways to earn – such as the friend referral program.

Underneath the Surveys is where all the short surveys are listed from different survey companies such as Tap Research and Pollfish.

Next is the From the Web listings and this is where you’ll see different quick ads and videos to watch and earn.

Lastly, there’s the Extra Savings list and you’ll find links to additional savings opportunities form Dabbl partners.

After you click on a video, survey, or ad and complete it, there’s a pop-up telling you how much you earned on that task.

Then there’s a quick survey asking if you enjoyed the experience and you simply pick the emoji face that correlates to your experience.

How Do You Earn Money?

Dabbl offers a variety of ways to earn through their app.

As I mentioned in the previous section, there are several ways to earn on Dabbl.

In the From Dabbl section you’ll earn a number of points for watching short videos, answering short quizzes, and watching quick ad videos.

The ones I’ve completed in this section earned me 30 points for an interactive video, 40 points for a video ad, and 40 points for a different video ad.

In the Surveys section, there’s an initial Tap Research introduction survey that earns 20 points.

Now that Tap Research is open you can choose a variety of surveys with different time lengths and points ranging from 25 points to 555 points.

Moving on to the From the Web section, you can earn points by watching quick ads and quizzes, one I just watched was 5 seconds long and had 1 multiple choice question and earning 10 poinits.

In the Extra Savings section is sponsored advertising you can click through for huge savings.

Savings such as $42 off a skincare product, 75% off wellness products at Vitamin World, 50% off CityPASS Attractions, 20% off college football gear from Fanatics, and many more deals.

Lastly, you can earn points with friend referrals.

You earn 1,000 points when your friend completes a Dabbl experience.

But you are only limited to inviting only 20 friends to Dabbl.

The total amount of points available to claim on Dabbl varies from week to week so there’s no definite number on how much you can make on this app.

Dabbl only shows a few options at a time, so there’s not an option to keep continuing for a long period of time to earn much faster.

How Do You Get Paid?

Dabbl has a different payout system than other money-making platforms.

Instead of having options to choose different denominations of gift cards, you are limited to $5 (or $10) gift cards only.

The point counter goes to 5,000 points and once you reach it, you claim a gift card of your choice and then restart from 0 points.

The conversion rate is 1,000 points is $1 USD.

The gift cards you can claim are either $5 or $10 with your 5,000 points, they are:

  • Amazon $5
  • AMC Theaters $5
  • Barnes and Noble $5
  • Best Buy $5
  • Spotify $10
  • Ulta $10
  • And 14 others

Electronic gift cards worth $5 are the only option for payouts on the Dabbl app.

Pros and Cons of Dabbl

In the very short period that I’ve been using Dabbl, I’ve come up with a few pros and cons.

Pros:

  • Quick and Easy – Good for those who have just a few minutes to spare in a day.
  • Clear to Read – Each section of the app is explained and has an extensive FAQ section on their website.
  • Savings – Quite some good discounts can be found here.
  • Good Customer Service – Customer service was quick to respond to email inquiries

Cons:

  • Limited – Not many earning options to perform each time you open the app.
  • Payouts – No option for cash, PayPal, or larger denomination payouts.
  • Not Original – Ads and Surveys are third parties and can be found on other platforms
  • Videos – Videos are not captioned so you cannot watch without sound, or in my case as a Deaf consumer, understand it at all.

Overall, it’s a nice little app, but nothing special stands out to make it unique from other money-making apps.

Reviews by Users

You don’t have to take my word for it, let’s see what others on Google Play has said about the Dabbl app.

Google Play has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars given by only 382 reviewers.

First, the 5-star reviews:

“I’ve tried so many programs that are similar to this one and they always end up a bust. You end up spending so much time on surveys only to be dropped in the middle of it. Not only do they provide their own surveys, they link you to other types of survey places. I’ve had this app for a short amount of time and I already have $10.”

“It takes a little while to save up the points for a gift but once you place your order for the card it arrives right away. I definitely recommend this app.”

“An amazing app because getting the rewards is actually REALISTIC AND ATTAINABLE unlike many other apps claiming to do the same thing.”

Now for some 1-star reviews:

“The problem I have with this app it never pays for referrals as advertised. I’ve had many people sign up and I never received any credit.”

“I enjoyed it to start getting anywhere from 2 to 10 cents quite often. Now everything is 1 cent meaning it will take a ridiculous amount of time to reach the cash out amount. No longer worth the time. A shame really. “

“Don’t waste a second of your time with this app! Very confident it is a scam with my experience and many other reviews. The amount granted for each survey drastically decreases as you get close to the $10 reward. Started at $0.30 to $0.60 per survey and dropped to around $0.06 per after $9 total.”

So, from reading these reviews, Dabbl has changed a lot since it was created in 2015.

It went from $10 payouts down to $5 and went from 30¢ and 60¢ survey payouts to 2¢ to 6¢.

As for the positive reviews, the cynic in me thinks these people have never been on better paying survey site.

My Experience

I tried downloading Dabbl onto my Android phone on a Tuesday afternoon but never received the 4-digit confirmation code by text.

I emailed the company’s customer service for a solution.

Adjoy’s customer support sent an automated email stating that they’ve received my email and have started a service ticket.

Less than 30 minutes later I started receiving all the 4-digit code texts, so I deleted them all (as they’re expired now), and requested a new code.

A code was texted to my phone right afterwards and I was able to proceed with registration.

I received an email from customer support several hours later asking how they could help me, and I explained the original problem and the flood of texts afterwards.

They responded that it could have been a simple network issue and they were happy my issue was resolved.

When I first opened my Dabbl app I did several short and easy tasks:

First, I watched a short little animated video from Headspace about mediation, answered a short quiz and earned 40 points.

While I was still in the From Dabbl listing, I clicked on the “Refer a Friend” link and shared it to my Facebook page.

Then I took a 15-question opening survey from Tap Research that earned me 20 points and “unlocked” the rest of Tap Research’s surveys.

Next, I watched a 15-second advertisement from Stash and earned 10 points.

Lastly, I found a skincare anti-aging formula deal for only $5 from Hers (Regular price is $47).

So, within 5 minutes of opening Dabbl I earned 80 points (8¢) and saved $42.

I was too busy to do anything with Dabbl on Wednesday, but I continued on Thursday afternoon and earned another 180 points in just 15 minutes.

My total for about 20 minutes work is 260 points or 26¢.

Similar Money-Making Apps

There are many other money-making apps similar to the Dabbl app.

You remember I mentioned two apps earlier:

  • HoneyGain – Earn by sharing your unused Wi-Fi or mobile data.
  • Coin Pop – Earn by playing games on your phone.

Here’s several more money earning apps:

  • MobleXpression – Get a $5 Amazon gift card for signing up on your mobile device and letting it run.
  • SavvyConnect – Runs in background to research your online activity, makes about $180 a year.
  • Survey Junkie – Make about $5 to $18 an hour answering surveys.
  • PointClub – Offers a $5 sign up and you can make about $10 to $15 an hour answering surveys.
  • AppTrailer – Make money just for watching trailers about apps, games, movies and more.

My top three favorite money-making apps are:

  • InboxDollars – Earn for shopping, surveys, offers, videos, games and more.
  • Swagbucks – Many different ways to earn on this site, shopping, surveys, games, videos and more.
  • Shopkick – Earn for your shopping, check-ins, product scans and more.

10. The Final Verdict?

The Dabbl app is a legitimate money-making app.

My final say is that it’s not worth the download and here’s why:

  • Limited things to do – You can find other apps with much more activities to choose from and even higher earnings, like Swagbucks.
  • Limited Payouts – What can you really buy with $5 e-gift cards?
  • Low Earnings – Since 1,000 points is $1 USD, the 260 points I mentioned earlier is only 26¢

If you don’t have the time, don’t want to get too “addicted” and spend a lot of time on an app, or want a quiet slow way to earn – then Dabbl is a good calm choice to pick.

But if you’re like me and like variety and choice, keeping things fresh and active then I’d suggest picking a more diverse money-making app like the top three I mentioned.

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