With Ebates, I’ve received $30.47 since December. Many stores that offer online shopping are on Ebates and have a certain percentage of cash back that you receive. This amount varies and changes often. They have a Refer-A-Friend bonus of $25 for you and $10 for the person you refer.
With Ibotta, I’ve received $232.16 over the last year and a half. They also offer a Refer-A-Friend bonus, which fluctuates, but currently is at $5 for each referral. With this app, you have to reach $20 before cashing out. They now allow you on rebate offers to utilize it on more than one item. They also offer other bonuses if you redeem so many rebates. Not to mention, you can get cash back on other online shopping such as Amazon, Groupon, jet.com, etc.
With Checkout 51, I’ve received back $72.40 over last year and a half. Just like with Ibotta, you have to reach $20 before cashing out. They now allow you on rebate offers to utilize it on more than one item just like Ibotta!
With Saving Star, I’ve received back $64.62 over the last year and a half from grocery purchases. The perk is you only have to earn $5 in order to cash out. Also, they have “One or Many” deals where if you spend $16 or more on one brand for example (it doesn’t have to be in one shopping trip), you get $4 cash back. The downfall is your pictures cannot be the least bit blurry, or they will be unable to process your receipt.
Do you have a Fitbit? I have one for insurance for work and use it all the time. Did you know at Walgreens they will give you free Health Reward Points for walking!? On the Walgreens app, you can click on “Prescriptions & Health”. Scroll down to “Balance Rewards for healthy choices” and you can “Connect Device”. Here you can add your Fitbit and it automatically links the amount of daily steps you take. It then automatically gives you reward points for exercising! Easy, free money! If you want to go further, you can log your sleep, add in activities, set or achieve healthy goal plans, and more to receive more points. You can redeem up to $40,000 points at a time which is $50. I actually got more than $50 dollars in rewards this year! The longer you let it build, the more money your points are worth rather than redeeming at $5 or $10. There is a limit of 1,000 points per month that you can earn just from exercising. Other great ways to earn the points sooner is, if you shop there, is, under your main screen of the app, click on the Balance Rewards circle in the middle at the very bottom. Click on “Your Members Only Perks” and go there before each shopping trip to Walgreens to see what is available. For example, from October 15th – October 21st, ou get 5X points when you spend $10 or more. Other previous offers have been, get 5,000 points when you spend $30. If you redeem your points, you do not get the perks for the transaction, FYI.
Find & Save is not one of my favorites. It used to be better, but now the offers are not as great. I have received $52.53 over the last year and a half with this app. Unfortunately you have to reach $25 before you can cash out. If you are patient, then this might work for you.
Kroger is my number one go-to for grocery shopping and other items you need often. They have a great digital coupon program as well as paper coupons you receive in the mail that are exclusively to you and some specific to Kroger. Who doesn’t want a coupon in the mail for $20 off $200 purchase? They have amazing Mega Event deals they run often where, if you stock up, you can save a lot of money along with all of the coupons you use on those items. Who doesn’t want to pay $3-4 dollars for a pack of Pampers Diapers and even have a cash back rebate of $1-2 per pack of diapers on one of the previously mentioned apps. Sweet deal right?! Not to mention, they have a great program for gas prices. Up to $1 off/gallon! If you spend that much on groceries. I average $0.30 to $0.50 off/gallon. If you submit the survey at the bottom of your receipt, you automatically receive 50 fuel points for each receipt! Lastly, they offer grocery ordering online with pick up. You are still able to use paper coupons and receive their deals of the week. They even have exclusive coupons for when you use ClickList (online ordering/pick-up). Over the last two years I’ve saved over $1,500 on grocery purchases here!
With many of the apps, you can get cash back through multiple apps on one item. A great idea is to save it throughout the year, don’t cash out, and use it for Christmas! I cannot believe how much money I have received back on my groceries!