One of my favorite ways to save money on every day grocery purchases is by using Ibotta. Ibotta is a rebate program that rewards you for buying things you probably are already buying. You simply register, add the offers to your account, and upload a receipt after you buy the item. In the last two weeks, I’ve gotten $40 back from grocery shopping. One of the best parts is that you can still use coupons, and get a store discount, PLUS the Ibotta rebate.
Here’s a score from last week that I found at our local Shoprite:
StonyField Yo Baby Yogurt- on sale 2 for $7
Then, I used a $2 manufacturer’s coupon
Then, topped it off with a $0.75 Ibotta rebate for each package.
Total spent after coupon and rebate: $3.50 for TWO packs
Another awesome deal I found at Shoprite was Udi’s Gluten Free Bread on sale buy 5 for $14.44- then I used an Ibotta rebate and saved $1.30 PER bread so I got back $6.50. Total spent was $7.94 for FIVE loaves of Udi’s Bread. Normally, each one is over $5 so my freezer is stocked.
If you sign up for Ibotta: tell them I sent you with my referral code rojqsja and we both win!
Another coupon app I love is Fetch Rewards. Fetch rewards you with points for uploading your receipt (which is essentially something I’d trash 5 minutes after it printed). Every time you upload, you get points, and then you get bonus points it you purchase any of their specific brands. Sometimes, the bonuses will even equal the full value of the item purchased, so you essentially can try new products for free. The points can be redeemed for cash through various gift cards. My game plan: upload all my receipts throughout the year, and then cash out for an Amazon Gift card when it’s time to start Christmas shopping. In two weeks, I’ve earned $5 without going out of my way at all, so I’m optimistic that I might be earn $60 by Christmas. Talk about turning receipt trash into treasure!
Tell them I sent you and get referral bonus points just for signing up! W6JWR
The next app I use is Checkout 51
Checkout51 is like Ibotta, but has fewer offers. One of the biggest bonuses is that it’s super simple to link all of your rewards cards to your Checkout 51 account, so you don’t have to take pictures of your receipts. Simply add the offers you’ll likely buy, purchase them, and stack rewards. After hitting the $20 in saving threshold, you can redeem your cash. In two weeks, I’ve earned back $1.50, BUT a penny saved is a penny earned!
The final app that you MUST have if you shop at Target is the Target Cartwheel App. The app allows you to load coupons (a max of 50) and special deals, then you simply show them your smart phone at checkout. My FAVORITE ways to score are to take advantage of their deals that offer a $5 reward card after your purchase. Last week, they had a deal where if you spent $20 on meat, you get a $5 reward card. Then, they had a coupon to save additionally on ground meat and chicken. We walked away with an amazing deal on something that we constantly are buying, plus a reward card to use on the next trip. The Krazy Coupon Lady can keep you up to date on all the ways to score big at Target if you’re worried about missing a deal!
How do you like to save money on groceries? Am I missing out on any other ways to save?? Tell me in the comment section!
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