Caddle Review 2019: How I Got Back $300 in Free Cash!

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Today, I decided to review one of my favorite mobile apps, Caddle. If you haven’t heard of it, this cash back app allows you to save and earn money at the same time.

Initially, I was afraid to write this Caddle review because it’s only available in Canada and I didn’t want to neglect my US readers.

But, I felt that I had to let Canadians know about this app, especially when I realized my friends and co-workers had no clue about it. Like most of you, they’ve only heard of Checkout 51 (most people reference it as the “Ibotta Canada”. Since 2016, I’ve been a Caddle member and I personally enjoy this cash back app because it’s really easy to use! Not to mention, I like their interface as well.



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Caddle Review: What is Caddle?

In short, Caddle is a Canadian cash back app that allows you to save money on your groceries, general shopping, and dining out.

Aside from that, you can also make money by answering very short surveys, watching videos, writing reviews, and engaging with brands.

Remember this day: ==> Every Thursday <==

Every Thursday, you will see that Caddle refreshes their items. They offer new surveys, videos, and some random tasks for you to complete so that you can earn some extra cash. However, make sure to check back on random days because I’ve seen some new offers on non-Thursdays as well.


👉 You can sign up for Caddle for FREE here and save money. Also, get a $1 bonus today! All it requires is your e-mail address, so it’s quick and easy to become an exclusive member of Caddle. 🐮❤️


The minimum balance you need to have money mailed to you is $20, so the threshold is quite low and won’t be hard for you to reach.

I personally like accumulating a higher balance like over $50 before requesting my check from Caddle because it feels more rewarding to me. 🙂

Here is an example screenshot of a few activities from my Caddle account with a current balance of $107.12 (since last updating this post).

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And here is an example of a check that Caddle sent to me a few months ago — $266.82! It doesn’t even include the $107.12 that’s still in my balance today!

This check from Caddle feels like free money that got mailed to me! 🙂

caddle review free money check


Should you sign up for Caddle?

It’s FREE to sign up, so why not? You really have nothing to lose! Worst comes to worst, you don’t ever have to use it again if you don’t like it.


Will you like Caddle?

When I first learned about Caddle, they advertised themselves as the app that will pay you the equivalent of “$20 per hour.” Although technically true when you convert the dollars into hours, I was disappointed with this statement because it sounds misleading. The fact is, there’s not enough earning opportunities that will replace your full-time job. NOT EVEN CLOSE. Ha!

With that being said, let’s get one thing straight here. Caddle will not make you a fortune, but like other rewards or cashback programs, it’s a very simple way to save and make extra money without much effort. Depending on what you buy and whether you take advantage of all the earning opportunities, Caddle claims you can save up to $100 this week when you sign up for a FREE account.

Realistically, I would say you could potentially save/earn up to $10 to $15 this week. Not too shabby considering that it’s FREE to use!


1) Get cash back from groceries, general shopping, and dining out:

Upload your receipt by tapping onto the red circle (i.e. the camera button below). You will have the choice to either take the picture on the spot or choose the image from your camera roll (if you have already taken the picture of your receipt on your phone).

The best part is you don’t have to purchase the item(s) from a specific store or grocery (unless Caddle specifically states it).

So, even if you shop at the smaller grocery stores, you’ll still be able to earn cash back from your receipts. For example, my mom shops at those Chinese grocery stores and she’s still able to get cash back from her purchases. Also, the minimum balance required before they send you a check is $20, which I’m sure you don’t have a problem with. 🙂


2) Answer extremely short survey questions:

This section is personally my favorite because the time it takes to answer their surveys is extremely short, especially when you compare it to other online survey sites such as American Consumer Opinion which is free to use as well.

When you convert the time into dollars, you’re likely “earning more per hour” from Caddle compared to other online surveys. For example, my longest survey (from what I recall) was about eight questions (which took less than a minute) and the payout was $0.25 to $0.35. On the other hand, the shortest survey I had was two questions and the payout was between $0.05 to $0.10. It really depends, but overall, the survey questions are super easy and short. In general, they like to ask questions related to what product and brands you enjoy and/or heard of.


3) Watch video ads and answer a few questions

Caddle also rewards you for watching short video ads (about 15 to 30 seconds) and answering about five questions about the ad. If the video ad is less than 20 seconds, you usually get paid around $0.25. If it’s more than 30 seconds, you will earn about $0.35 to $0.50. Again, I cannot remember the exact payout, but it’s around there. And to be very honest, I don’t really pay much attention to the dollar amount because their tasks are so short that I’m willing to do them. I personally don’t mind doing them when I’m watching TV or waiting for my bus to kill some time.


4) Perform some random and easy tasks

Sign up for an e-mail list: Caddle will pay you $1 when you subscribe to so and so’s email list. That is, they will link you to the company’s website (yes, legit companies) so that you sign up for their email list. And no, it doesn’t cost you anything to sign up. I believe the idea is to have the company send you promotions and/or offers for the purposes of advertising. So far, I haven’t received any company emails since signing up for a few. But, if I feel that the company is sending me too many emails, I would just simply unsubscribe. With that said, this was the easiest money I’ve ever earned without putting in much effort.

Writing reviews: There are times when Caddle will pay you to write reviews for companies. From what I remember, I earned $1 for each review I wrote.

Performing social media tasks: In the past when I first signed up for Caddle, I earned between $0.25 to $0.50 for performing random tasks on social media. Here are a few examples from the past:

– Follow Company X on Twitter
– Follow us on Twitter
– Follow Caddle on Snapchat
– Write a review about Caddle on Facebook
– Follow us on Instagram and like us
– Post a picture of your lunch on any social media and tell us how you save money
– Post a picture on any social media to show your love for Canada Day


5) Referral program

Ok, so the best part is they also have a “refer your friends” program where you earn $1 for each person you refer. The more people you can get to become Caddle users, the more you’ll earn. But, I only recommend you do this if you sincerely enjoy using Caddle! 🙂



Well, that was my review on Caddle. Here’s a summary of my opinion:

The pros:

free to sign up.
– easy to use.
– nice interface.
– surveys and videos are super short and simple.
– easy tasks without much effort.
– offers a variety ways to save and earn money.
– can be combined with other coupons and cashback apps such as Flipp and Checkout 51 (unless otherwise stated).
– better return compared to other online survey programs in terms of “hours of work.”
– offers a $1 referral program.

The cons:

– currently, not available in the US (only Canada).
– very misleading when they advertise it as being equivalent to “earning $20 per hour.”
– from the way they advertise this program, don’t expect that it can replace your full-time job. For earning extra money tips, check out my readers’ favorite post, 11 Things We’ve Done To Make an Extra $3,000+ Per Month!
– limited earning opportunities.
– it can take up to a week for them to credit the cash back into your Caddle account. Sometimes, it’s super quick but the timing is pretty random.
– not a get rich quick thing (Ha! I’m just sayin’…)

Well, what are you waiting for? You really have nothing to lose by signing up for free


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  1. I have been using Caddle for a while now – on and off because I often forget I have the app on my phone until I get their email reminders.

    I like that the surveys are not too lengthy, and that the rewards are “real” cash in cheque. On the flip side, they also send some offers that require buying an item and sending in the receipts…more often than not, they are not items we are planning to buy anytime soon.

    That said, I think there’s some real value to the program in general. It’s free money, so why not?

    1. Hi Enoch!

      Yes, it’s free money, so why not? hehe… I still use Checkout 51, but I actually use Caddle more. I feel like Caddle has a lot of potential and if anything, I’m hoping they grow and become bigger in the future.

      Their pitch on Dragon’s Den was fun to watch 🙂

  2. Interesting! I have actually never heard of Caddle. How much is the minimum payout? For Checkout 51 it is $20. Have you gotten paid out yet?

    I love Domino’s! I’m going to try and make our own pizza so will try and avoid buying take out haha. Will let you know how pizza making goes, it will be a game changer if I can pull it off!

    1. Hey GYM!

      Yeah, definitely try it out. I mean, it doesn’t cost anything to sign up. And yes, it’s like Checkout 51 where they mail you a check once you hit $20.

      Sigh, I forgot to write that part. Thanks for mentioning it. I’ll have to add it in later.

      And wow, making your own pizza from scratch sounds great! I’d love to try that too!

        1. haha when my bf read your comment, he was thinking about making a DIY pizza as well. Initially, he thought it may require a lot of work (especially when he doesn’t know how to cook), but he’s curious whether or not he can do it. 😀

    1. Yeah, that’s the unfortunate part. BUT you guys have so many great cash back apps like Ibotta. I envy our neighbors!! 🙁

  3. Great review write up!
    I love Dominos pizza too!! We order pizza every month or so, is there anyway I can provide you the cash back for Caddle the next time I order from Dominos!?! Lol!!!

    1. Unfortunately, they only take receipts that were purchased in Canada haha! But thanks for the thought 😀

      You guys honestly have the best cash back apps and rewards compared to Canada! I am sooooo jelly…

  4. Hi Panda!

    Bummer there’s no Caddle in the US! It seems similar to other apps I’ve used like Swagbucks and Ibotta, although this one seems to give you more “points” or cash back for filling out surveys. I get desperate whenever I’ve completed like 20 preliminary questions and it tells me that I do not qualify for the survey and gives me just 1-2 Swagbucks for trying! I’m being greedy I know! LOL 🙂

    With Swagbucks I’ve found that the fastest way to get points is eating locally in their participating restaurants. I’m not sure if it works exactly like Caddle’s feature when dining out. It’s such a nice way to score cash back easily. The other day I redeemed my points for a pair of leather Converse sneakers that I really wanted! Sweet!

    Great tips here! Keep on hustling my friend!

    1. Hi Lily!

      I am so jelly that we don’t have Ibotta. I honestly wish Canada had all those awesome apps that you guys have in the states.

      Yeah, my fiance is the one who’s always claiming the Swagbucks on both his and my account… lol… am I just a little lazy sometimes? But, I help him with his Caddle account. 😀 Although it’s less effort from my end, it’s the thought that counts, right? haha

      I have a feeling your Swagbucks probably offers way more than what we have here. Again, US is always better in terms of sales, freebies, deals, etc. compared to Canada!

      And nice job on the converse sneakers. I’m sure they look super cute on you! 😀

  5. Hey Panda!

    This article is so Canadian, eh?! LOL – I did love it, of course, and all your references. It does remind me of something similar my sis is using…I forget which one she uses, but shes always watching promo videos, etc. to try and get more discounts.

    Wow – Mr. DS must have sniffed the Domino’s reference out & popped over here early!

    1. Mrs. DS!!!

      Yes, very Canadian! (I wish I could insert the Canadian flag here but I’m on my desktop and not my mobile.)

      Well, you mentioned that you guys don’t live too far from me, so why am I not surprised that he was able to smell the good ol’ Domino’s pizza? LOL!

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