Giiiirls listen. These apps are great, my cousin got me hooked! The apps below either save you money, give you rebates/cash back, or give you gift cards for your normal purchases.
Here’s how my phone is making me money this year:
You MUST go sign up for Ibotta (Use my link please?! HERE!)
So, you shop as you normally do, and the things you buy that are on their app you get cash back for. Easy.
But wait… there’s more! You scan your receipts and get more cash. And your friends that are on Ibotta are your teammates and with their shopping combined with your own, you all earn cash bonuses without having to actually do anything.
This app is awesome. You just scan your receipts after purchase and you earn points that turn into cash or gift cards. Easy! When you scan food receipts you earn more, but when you scan store receipts like macys or whoever, you get spins on a wheel that earns you more points. I love this app because I can scan my online purchases too since I do mostly online shopping. This one is just easy, no extra stuff, just scan your receipt and let your coins add up. It translates to $$$ back in your pocket later.
This one is cool and the points lead to gift cards or products. The points add up quickly too. You get points for shopping and scanning your receipts, you get rebates and cash back for certain items, and you get points (called KICKS) for even just entering the store…even if you purchase nothing. (my cousin and I may or may not have driven to best buy’s parking lot just for our kicks….*avoids eye contact*) When in store, if you’re so inclined, you can scan certain items for more points (Kicks)
Now, I’m lazy… I don’t think I’ll be going to go to stores just for kicks…(see what I did there?) …but when I do go to stores, I’ll be Kickin!
First of all, if you don’t have a target card, go get one. You get 5% off every purchase and if you buy online you get free shipping with no minimum purchase required. OK, that said, when you download the cartwheel app you will receive additional savings. TONS of products are on additional sale on top of your 5% off with card, and on top of any coupons/deals/rebates.
Please don’t buy stuff just to get points! If you don’t normally buy something, don’t go stocking up just because you can get a coupon and then points, and then kicks, etc. etc. “Something you don’t need at 25% off, is a 75% waste of money.” <— I forget where I heard that, but it sticks with me whenever I’m oohing and aahing over something I don’t need on the clearance rack.
You can double (or triple, or quadruple) dip!! So, you make a purchase and can scan your receipts for all three apps to get the goodies all over. This makes some items free, or close to free if you stack em with paper or online coupons too.
And DON’T FORGET the websites I told you about before:
You get rebates from 1% to 20% off of your online purchases if you click through their website:
Mr. Rebates – You can get a check each month!
Ebates – popular one, you get a check each quarter, they also give double rebates sometimes.
Extrabux – I like this one as well, and it’s good because you can go back and get your rebate if you forget 🙂
Be sure to check all 3 sites for how much of a rebate they give for whatever store you’re shopping at. Sometimes one is offering a higher rebate amount.
For rebates on groceries try: Checkout 51 and Jingit – I don’t like them as much as the ones above, but I still use them because even though they’re limited, i’m ALWAYS going to buy groceries so it’ll end up adding up to some good cash back.
OK so there you have it. 4 Apps… and a few sites and bonus apps that can really put some money back in your pocket when you’re shopping.