Back in June, I embarked on a quest to save money to stash away for Christmas time. I thought that I might save $50 bucks or so, but had no idea that there were so many ways to save... and that I was about to embark on such a fun journey and save hundreds!!
If you’re looking to save money and live better, aren’t we all? Then, here are my suggestions for the top ways to save!
Ibotta: Savings $251.87
Ibotta has been a game-changer for me! With the amount of groceries we purchase, grocery shopping feels like a full-time job and now I'm actually earning some benefits from it! Ibotta is an app that provides rebates for items you regularly purchase at the grocery store.
Do you like DiGiorno Pizza? Well, you can get $1.50 back for buying it.
What about Udi’s Bread? You can get $1 on that too.
What makes Ibotta even more fun is that you can stack coupons rebates for a single item. This makes it easy to walk away with free food, or incredibly cheap deals! Today, DiGiorno Pizza was on sale 2 for $10 and I had a coupon for $1.50 off so, and the $1.50 rebate x2. That means I scored two pizzas for $5.50, which is cheaper than the regular price of one!
Last week, Canyon’s Gluten-Free Bread was 20% off with Target Circle, then I used a $2 coupon and cashed in a $1 rebate to walk away with bread for $1.89!
I wish I had started using Ibotta years ago!
If you want to check out Ibotta for yourself, I'd love for you to use my referral code so we both earn an extra bonus!
Target Circle: saved $98.83 in addition to receiving $60 in gift cards
I was hesitant to jump on board with this program at first, but I'm glad I did. Target Circle is a simple app that has additional deals for members who shop at Target. It’s really simple to find additional deals for what you’re shopping for, and you receive bonus offers like “Spend $50 on groceries and receive a $10 Target gift card.” Pairing Target deals with Ibotta deals deepens the savings and makes this a huge win!
We ended up opening a Target Redcard to save an additional 5%. Plus, my target has some of the best customer service around, so I love my weekly visits!
Target Circle is a free download in your app store, so be sure to check them out if you don’t use it already!
TopCashback is a program similar to Ebates. When you are looking to make an online purchase, you click through their site or app and then they give you cash back from your purchase. Ibotta also offers this feature with some retailer, but I've found that TopCashback offers higher percentages back, plus they have a $10 sign up bonus if you click through my link.
I have used this with three orders, one I received the $10 bonus, one I received $2.28, and one was not properly tracked so I'm currently waiting on a claim. I'll update this post, depending on how it goes! All in all, the sign-up bonus is worth it in my books!
Fetch Rewards: [almost] $10
Fetch is a similar program to Ibotta in that you upload photos of your receipts, but instead of adding individual offers, you receive points for what you buy and can use the points for gift cards. I like that you don’t have to add any offers ahead of time, they do that work for you and you simply get points if your items qualify!
So far, I've earned about 9,454 points which is a few receipts away from a $10 gift card. Certain brands earn more points, so check out fetch and see if what you purchase can start earning you major cash back!
If you’re interested in checking out Fetch Rewards, use my referral code for 2,000 bonus points!
These programs have made saving money FUN! I hope you'll enjoy them just as much too!
Happy Holiday shopping, friends!
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