With Black Friday just around the corner, I am getting my game plan ready, including my money savings apps. These are all part of my weekly routine, or every online shopping trip. Check them out to get some of those very important dollars back into your pockets!
I’m sure most of you have heard of Ebates already, but this is the simplest one to have. It is also my favorite. I have gotten over $500 back by using Ebates with all my online purchases. Ebates has a mobile app if you’re shopping on your phone or tablet simply go through their app to find your favorite store and shop away. From a laptop or desktop you can add Ebates extension onto your browser so it will automatically pop up to remind you to claim your cash back from every website your shopping from. They also do the dirty work of finding current coupon codes for you! To sign up for cash back with Ebates you can use my link
Ibotta is another very popular cash back app. I haven’t always been the most consistent with using Ibotta, but I have received over $200 back by with PayPal (Venmo is also available) using this app when I buy my groceries. It does depend on where you shop for how much you’ll get back. Some stores offer a lot more products with cash back than others, but it is definitely worth a look. I average about $3.00 back from a grocery trip to Walmart each week, but it can be much higher than that. They also have a lot of bonuses from manufacturers or monthly challenges to up that amount as well. Ibotta also has a mobile shopping category that gives you cash back like Ebates. I always check they percentage back offered there before I shop through Ebates. Usually Ebates is higher, but I have found some great deals with Ibotta too. Join my team on Ibotta with this link to help increase your chances of monthly challenge bonuses! https://ibotta.com/r/arhrw Referral code: arhrw
Receipt Hog is a mobile cash back app that is super easy to use. You simply scan your receipts and get coins. The coin amount received depends on the receipt total. Some retailers don’t offer coins, instead you get a ticket to go into a drawing each month for a chance to win coins or money. I have used this app for a couple of years and have gotten just over $100 back. It does take a while to earn the cash back, but it’s a super easy app to use so it’s easy money. I use this as a savings account for Christmas shopping. You can receive the cash back with Amazon, Visa or PayPal. Receipt Hog is available to download on Apple and Android.
Receipt Pal is another mobile cash back app that is super easy to use. Again, you scan your receipts from your shopping trips. Receipt Pal offers 100 points for every four receipts scanned. Shopping trips include retail stores and restaurants. You can also email them your online shopping receipts!! Points add up pretty quickly, but they have lowered their reward amounts in the last year. Amazon Gift Cards and regular gift cards are available for amounts $1-$5. Then, you can cash out for Restaurant.com gift cards in the amounts of $25 and $50 before finally reaching 7500 points to earn the $25 gift card. Again, I use this throughout the year as a savings account for Christmas. I couldn’t find a redemption history for my account, but I think it’s probably about $100. Receipt Pal is available on both Apple and Android.
Fetch is a new app I’ve just started using a couple of months ago, but so far I love it. It is a mobile app that you scan your receipts to like the last two. They offer a base 25 points for each receipt, but there are many bonuses for different product brands or specific products. Since I haven’t been using the app long I don’t have experience with the cashing out process, but I am about to cash out my first $10 (10,000 points). Fetch is available on Apple and Android. Use code YIYRF when you download and start rolling in those points!
*Bonus *Wal-Mart Savings Catcher
Wal-Mart Savings Catcher is last on my list for a reason. It isn’t my favorite. It’s very easy to use, but I find it very hit and miss on cash back. It seems like I go months without them finding any lower prices followed by a few weeks of finding a few dollars and then back to months without. I do have about $11.00 in there that will go towards Christmas gifts, but overall I’m not a huge fan of this program. I have also noticed this week a change has taken place that only allows you to use Savings Catcher if you use Wal-Mart Pay at checkout. Honestly, I probably won’t be using this anymore, but if it works for you, it is an option.
This week I will be cashing out all my apps to use that money for Black Friday shopping this year. I will have $166.95 which is just about enough to cover the Barbie Dreamhouse that is on my daughters’ Christmas lists this year! This is the simplest way to save for Christmas! It is not going to cover our entire Christmas budget by any means, but every dollar helps!
I’m always looking for more ways to save. Did I miss your favorite cash back app? Let me know!