Looking for other ways to save money besides using coupons? If so, you’ve come to the right place! There are so many ways to earn gift cards, cash and get rebates on the the things you buy every week for your family.
Check out the programs below. They’re all FREE to join and have been verified to be safe. We participate in many of the programs ourselves.
Rewards programs allow you to earn cash or gift cards for completing tasks such as reading emails, making purchases thru their site, taking surveys and more. Below are some of the rewards programs we recommend.
ShopKick – earn points for gift cards by scanning products in-store with your smartphone, making purchases with a linked debit or credit card, referrals and even for just walking into the store. I scored 100 points today just walking into Walmart! If you prefer not to link a card, you can still participate in ShopKick.
I like earning points for scanning products in-store. I’m there anyway so I might as well work towards earning a gift card. I just open up the app, chose my store and use the ShopKick scanner to scan the products listed – pretty easy!
Rebate programs allow you to get partial refunds on your purchases. Some programs are store specific (meaning you can only use the program at the stores on their list) and some you can use at any store.
Those that are store specific usually require you to have a smartphone so you can download their app. If the program works at ANY store then you just need a camera or some way to take a picture of your receipt and upload it via computer or tablet.
All rebate programs will take the money you earn from purchases and put them in an account. Once you reach a certain amount you can request a check or PayPal payment. The amount required for payment differs between programs.
Best of all, WE CAN USE COUPONS with all of the rebates! PLUS the rebates can be used together on the same item!!
Here’s a few of the rebate programs we recommend – we particpate in all of them
ibotta – this program rewards you for purchases you make in-store and online from stores on their list. The stores will have specific items that you can choose to get rebates on. Each rebate will require you to complete VERY simple tasks in order to activate it. You’ll need to have a smartphone to download the app. You’ll need to submit a picture of your receipt OR some stores allow you to link your loyalty card to ibotta. When a card is linked you don’t have to submit a receipt, it keeps track of your purchases and the store will relay that info to ibotta. Once you reach $5.00 in your account you can request payment. You can join ibotta and get the app HERE. To read more about ibotta before you join you can read our post HERE.
Checkout51 – Checkout51 can be used at ANY store and does not require a smartphone. Every Thursday, a new list of rebates become available. You check the list in your account, head to the store and make the purchases you want. When you get home, snap a picture of your receipt and upload it to your account. It can take up to 48 hours for the money to show up and once your balance reaches $20.00 you can request payment. You can sign up with Checkout51 HERE. To read more about Checkout51 before you join, you can read our post HERE.
Snap! – Snap is like Checkout51, you can use it at ANY store and you don’t need a smartphone. You can however, download their app if you desire and use your smartphone for the program. There is no set time on when the rebates change in Snap. Once the limit on the number of rebates that can be redeemed for that item is reached it will be marked “sold out”. Like Checkout51 you check your account, make purchases from your list and then submit a picture of your receipt via computer or smartphone. Once you reach $20 in rebates you can request payment.
SavingStar – If your store participates in SavingStar and allows their loyalty card to be linked you won’t need to mess with any receipts. CVS is one of those stores as well as Homeland and Country Mart here in Oklahoma. All you need to do is enter your card number when you join. Then you’ll click on the rebates from the SavingStar website to automatically add them to your store card. When you shop and the card is scanned, your rebate is sent to your SavingStar account. If your store doesn’t have a loyalty card or doesn’t allow it to be linked (Walgreens, Walmart, Dollar General) you’ll have to upload your receipt using their app. Once you reach $5.00 you can request payment. Click HERE to join SavingStar. To read more about SavingStar before you join you can read our post about it here.