I like to save money at the grocery store. I use coupons and purchase items on sale. However, another great way to save is with grocery rebate apps. I look for items I want to buy on the apps, save my receipts and, with minimal work I am able to get money back on items I already purchase at the store. There aren’t any long forms to fill out and you don’t have to wait for the savings to come through snail mail. Rather, the money back is tallied on the app and you either have the money deposited into your Paypal Account or choose a gift card to redeem. Here are a few of my favorite grocery rebate apps.
I like Ibotta because it allows you to ‘cash out’ when you accumulate $5.00 in rebates. The app has a list of stores with rebates, including rebates exclusive to the store. First, by answering a poll, learning a fact or with other simple activities, you can first unlock the savings. Then, you can check to verify if a product qualifies. Finally, snap a shot of your receipt. After you have gotten $5, you can choose to cash out or redeem for a gift card. Easy peasy!
Checkout 51 is another grocery rebate app. I like this one because it usually has an option to redeem a rebate for at least one fresh fruit, vegetable or dairy item. This is great for people who don’t purchase a lot of packaged or processed foods. The redemption process is simple. Upload your receipt and then check the offers you want to claim. There is a date range that your receipt will need to match. In order to cash out, Checkout 51 requires $20 in your account.
Shopmium allows you to find an offer from a list and find the product at any store. After buying the product, you need to scan the item’s barcode and then take a picture of the receipt. I like this app because the money goes directly into your Paypal account or bank account (although I don’t usually give my bank information to apps).
Many of these apps have referral programs that make them even more profitable. Using these convenient grocery rebate apps can help you put a good amount of change in your pocket. The best part is that there isn’t any clipping and mailing involved.
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