When looking to cut back on expenses and save money, groceries are one of the first thing we look at to cut back. Groceries are one of those variable expenses that you can control how much you spend from from week to week or month to month.
Coupons are the first thing that many turn to when looking to cut back on grocery spending. I have tried couponing numerous times and always fail. One thing I have been successful in doing is loading digital coupons to my grocery store loyalty card. The access is easy and saves me time, since I don’t have to clip, sort, and check expiration dates.
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Since, I have had success with store loyalty card, I decided to check out grocery apps that would save me money.
Receipt Hog, is a fun and rewarding way to turn receipts from everyday shopping into cash; no matter where you shop or what you buy! Receipt Hog is a market research company that works with consumer goods brands. They collect data from the receipts and summarize it into market research reports for the brands who purchase this information, while protecting your personal information.
Retailers that primarily sell fast-moving consumer products earn you coins rewards and are labeled as part of the Coin-Receipt category. This category of receipts earns coin rewards based on the receipt total. Click here to for Coin-Receipt retailer types.
Receipts in the Coin-Receipt category earn coin rewards based on the total amount spent on the shopping trip, with larger totals being worth more! Here’s the standard breakdown for U.S. users:
- <$10 = 5 coins
- $10-$50 = 10 coins
- $50-$100 = 15 coins
- $100+ = 20 coins.
Once you’re earned enough coins, you can choose between a direct PayPal transaction to the account of your choice or an Amazon e-gift card code sent to your email.
- 1000 coins = $5
- 1800 coins = $10
- 3200 coins = $20
- 4500 coins = $30
One of the best features of Checkout 51 is that you can submit receipts from any store! Every Thursday morning, Checkout 51 updates with a new list of offers. All you have to do is pick the ones you like, purchase them at any store, and upload a photo of your receipt through their mobile app or website. When your account reaches $20, they send you a check.
Many of the offers on Checkout 51 are available in limited quantities only, so be sure to check the current offers before you go shopping to ensure that the ones you want are still available. Offers are live from 12:00 a.m. each Thursday to 11:59 p.m. each Wednesday. Receipts must be submitted while the offers are live. Offers are similar to coupons: $1.00 cash back for 2 boxes of Raisin Bran Cereal or $.50 cash back for a loaf of bread.
Once you have $20 in your Checkout 51 account, you can choose to cash out or let your account build up. Once you decide to cash out, Checkout 51 will mail you a check, which generally takes 2–3 weeks.
Earn cash back on groceries with SavingStar. They are known for their Healthy Offer of the Week (20% cash back on a produce item), “One or Many” high value rewards (often worth $5 or more), as well as great offers on favorite brands. For automatic-savings stores, use your registered store loyalty card at checkout as you normally do. For receipt-scan stores, take a picture of your receipt and submit through the SavingStar app or website. Savings will post within 2-22 days depending on the store. You’ll receive an email when they post to your account. Cash out once you save $5. Pay out to a bank account, PayPal account, or choose donate to charity.
Ibotta pays you cash for the things you already buy at the grocery store.
1. Select one of our many Rebate Categories or use the Search.
2. Select a nearby Retailer.
3. Browse Ibotta rebates and unlock cash rewards.
4. Buy the products you have unlocked at any support store.
5. Scan your product barcodes and then submit a photo of your receipt or link your store loyalty card.
You’ll have cash deposited into your Ibotta account within 48 hours.
To get your cash, link your Ibotta account with either PayPal or Venmo, or create a new PayPal or Venmo account within the App. You can also take advantage of their other exciting cash withdrawal options, which include Gift Cards from iTunes, Starbucks, and more.
Snap by Groupon is like having grocery coupons on your mobile phone and it works at any store. They have offers for bread and milk! How often do you find paper coupons for bread and milk!
- Before each shopping trip, browse their list of cash-back offers
- Purchase promoted products at any store
- Snap a photo of your receipt and get cash in your account!
- Earn $20 in cash back and they’ll send you a check.
Have you tried any? Which ones do you like?
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