Using coupons to buy groceries is a fantastic way to save money. Here are a few ways that you can earn money back on items you buy anyways. These are free apps that offer rebates. Purchase items in the app, upload your receipt, and get money put into your account. When you hit a minimum required, you can cash out- direct deposit, a check, PayPal, or even gift cards. There are many more apps to download, but the ones below are my favorite. The photo above is a sample of rebates I got from one app and one shopping trip!
Ibotta is an app that offers grocery, alcohol, clothing, electronics, online, and other rebates. The grocery rebates are fantastic because they offer many generic item rebates. For example, buy strawberries (any brand) and get a $0.20 rebate. Many of the items are for produce (who says you have to buy junk with coupons?) They also offer bonuses. Spend a required amount in a given month and earn an extra $1 (or two or three). There are multiple bonus levels each month. For bonuses, you are also required to hit a team bonus. By being friends with Ibotta users on Facebook, they are automatically on your team. Just click the rebate you want, watch the short video (or answer the question to unlock), and click redeem. Scan the barcode of the item you purchased (or just tap for produce), and click ‘next’. Then you will be asked to take photos of your receipt. Within a few hours you should get a notice that your receipt was approved. Click here to join!
Checkout 51 is similar to Ibotta. Upload a receipt and get money deposited into your account. You need a minimum of $20 to cash out from this app. The offers are valid each Thursday-Wednesday. Make sure to upload your receipt by Wednesday night to earn credit. On Thursday the offers reload and new offers are added. They offer bonuses on occasion and sometimes offer multiple offers for the same item. Go to your App Store and search for Checkout 51. Some rebates are for specific locations, and others do not allow coupons. Please read all rebate offers carefully. To sign up for Checkout 51 click here
SavingStar often offers a 20% healthy item rebate. OMany of their rebates are for General Mills items such as cereal, Yoplait, and granola bars. If the rebate says “one or many”, that means you can use multiple receipts to earn the rebate. If it’s a $5 off $25, you can have a $5 receipt, a $10, receipt and a $15 receipt to hit your $25. Please read each rebate carefully- many do not allow the use of additional coupons or rebates. To join SavingStar, click here.
Fetch Rewards is a new app where you can earn rewards from buying products like Kraft, Doritos, Quaker, Aquafina, and more!
Use code P2URU to sign up! Use this link to get you there!
Get cash back on things you buy every day- at local restaurants, plus hotels, and online retailers. Refer friends and earn $5.00!! Use this link to sign up!
Save on healthy items with the Berry Cart app. Cash out to PayPal or a gift card when you hit $5.00.
Earn points just for walking into stores with your Shopkicks app. Earn more points for scanning items on that store’s list. Turn your points into gift cards!!!
Meijer is on the list- get points every time you walk through the door. To join Shopkicks click here
Achievement is an app that rewards you for being healthy!!! The more you walk (and sleep) the more points you earn. For every 10,000 points you earn you get $10.00!! Connect apps/trackers like your Fitbit and earn points automatically every day!! Click here to sign up for Achievement!
MobiSave has changed the way it works. You need to look for specially marked packages that will have a rebate sticker for the full amount back. That means if you find one you will get reimbursed for the cost of the item!!! A great thing about this app is that you can get paid with ANY amount. You don’t need to hit a minimum to get your earned money. Use code QAWXGYPK to get started.
Bevrage launched just recently. If you love alcohol, check this app out. Use code OCVEZYQG when you sign up!
Makeena is an app that will help you save on healthy items at the store! Scan barcodes and receipts and earn cash back on items you might purchase anyways! When your account hits $20 you can cash out to PayPal or Venmo. Use code KWYJTV when you sign up!
Mile is a new app where you can earn points based on your driving. Earn points to enter sweepstakes!! Use this link to sign up!!
Find & Save is now known as Cash Dash. Many of the rebates are a %, such as 2% back at McDonalds when you spend $4. They have tons of rebates, for a variety of stores. When a rebate says $100, it must be in ONE transaction. You can cash out when you hit $25. To join Cash Dash visit your App Store.. Receipt Pal
I have not signed up for Receipt Pal…yet. Let us know what you think of it in the comments!
Upload receipts and earn coins based on how much you spent on each transaction. When you have earned enough coins you can earn spins on Hog Slots (slot machine) to earn more coins. When you have earned enough coins, you can cash out and earn gift cards . Visit Receipt Hog or the app store to sign up.
I have been waiting on an invitation from Receipt Pal so I have no photos to share and don’t know much about it!