4 Ways I saved an extra $312 in 2016

4 Ways I Saved an Extra $312.18 on grocery and household items last year!

1. Ibotta! I started using the Ibotta app at the beginning of last year.  So I saved $138 in just 1 year!  Ibotta is my favorite rebate app and I’ve save the most money using this.  Here’s how it works:

Unlock rebates on the stuff you buy anyway.

After you shop, select the items you bought and scan the barcodes of those items

Then upload your receipt

Watch your balance grow!

You can also use Ibotta to earn cash back at some of your favorite stores, Like Joann’s Fabrics and Your favorite apps like Groupon and Boxed.

When you’ve got at least a $20 balance you can cash out for gift cards like Amazon or Best Buy or have the money sent to your Paypal account.  Score!

2. Checkout 51! The Checkout 51 app works similarly to the Ibotta

Unlock available rebates on the items on your grocery list.

Then upload your receipt and select the items you bought (some may require a barcode scan).  Cash out once you reach a minimum of $20 balance.  They mail you a check!

3. Savingstar! This is another rebate app where I’ve saved $12!  I have found that I don’t use Savingstar quite as often. I think that is because most of the items are pre-packaged foods, and I try to limit those items at our house.  They do have 1 fruit/veggie rebate per week and I take advantage of that as often as I can.  My balance on this account is also smaller because I just started using it in the summer (~ 6 months)

4. Swagbucks! I’ve earned $110 in gift cards this year from Swagbucks.

You do all your online shopping through Swagbucks.  Go to the Swagbucks website and/or install and use their swagbutton.  You’ll automatically earn points on the things you would buy anyway!  Then redeem those points for gift cards to your favorite shops!  Also, use Swagbucks as your search engine to earn extra points.  You can do surveys, watch videos and more to keep racking up points!  Cash those points in for Gift cards!

 

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