Do you watch tv? Me too, so use that time in front of the Housewives for something a little bit more productive. Scroll through weekly offers for cashback on grocery purchases and other in-store shopping -- unlock offers by answering quick brand-related questions or watching short ad videos. Once you hit the $20 mark you can cash out to Venmo, Paypal, or a selection of gift card brands. I got into my Christmas shopping today and will be breaking $100 in cashback with today's purchases after using ibotta for less than a year.
Pro tip! Link your grocery store loyalty card so your offers are automatically redeemed and to eliminate the worry of scanning barcodes and uploading receipts.
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Ok, this is going to take you a little more effort. Browse through coupons that you are missing out on because, surely, you don't get a Sunday newspaper. Digitally clip the coupons you will use on your next trip, then email, or print the coupons to take to the store. This is instant savings, so you can spend less and not wait for cashback.
Pro tip! Most coupons are redeemable for several weeks, so try to clip coupons for your next few shopping trips in one go.
Make sure to hold on to your receipt. Checkout51 features grocery offers for any grocery store as well as specific store offers. After making a purchase, you upload a photo of your receipt and scan the barcode of the products with cashback offers. Once you earn $20, you can cash out to a physical check that arrives in the mail.
Pro tip! Checkout51 offers cannot be combined with other coupons.
Let's go shopping! If you do any online shopping, you might as well check in with Ebates. Simply input the credit card you use for your online shopping and launch the shopping site through the Ebates app or website. Cashback through Ebates is not immediate. Instead, cash out occurs quarterly via physical check, Paypal deposit, or donation to charitable organization.
Pro tip! If you want to use Ebates and another promo code, make sure the shopping site will accept multiple codes.
Pro tip! Cash out only occurs if you have at least $5.01 earned in your account.
Plenti can drag you in hard with minimal reward, but if used moderately, may earn you a free tank of gas. Plenti is the rewards program shared by Macys, Exxon, and RiteAid. But, you can link many grocery store cards and unlock weekly offers on various items to earn rewards quickly. Plus, Plenti partners with several travel vendors so you can earn rewards quickly if planning a trip online.
Pro tip! Bookmark Plenti and check in when you are booking a trip or making an online purchase.
Pro tip! Try linking a credit card that you use at restaurants. Many restaurants are affiliated and can earn about 3 points per dollar.
Similar to Plenti, ShopYourWay is the rewards program shared by Sears and Kmart. ShopYourWay has also partnered up with other vendors. Opportunities for earning extra points or discounts if you spend a certain amount at Sears or Kmart come up via email frequently.
Pro tip! Since Lands' End has partnered with Sears, so discounts can be used on online Lands' End purchases.
Go on, get saving and let me know how it goes.