Love to save money grocery shopping or online? Then find out how to use Reverse Couponing to save money on groceries, and fall in love with couponing again. This is perfect for those of you who have burnt out on the traditional clipping and printing coupons, or just want to coupon casually.
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There’s an app for pretty much everything these days available for our “smart” devices, but my favorites are the ones that help me save money! I’ve coined the term “reverse couponing” because you get the savings after you make your purchases, instead of having to buy the Sunday paper for the coupon inserts, clip them out, or print coupons from online and (remember to!) take them with you to the grocery store (oh, I forgot to mention organizing them!). It’s really just another fab way and modern day way to save money, and it’s FUN! Teach the kids how to scan your receipts on your smartphone and save yourself even more time 😉
So, let’s get started using this “new” method of frugal living: How To Use Reverse Couponing To Save Money On Groceries. It’s okay if you’re not ready, you can read my FREE guide on How To Use Coupons: A Beginner’s Guide To Extreme Couponing here and come back to this part later.
Ibotta – Ibotta is a FREE app (not to mention, the most popular!) for your smartphone where you get cash back just for scanning your receipt at participating stores, such as the Military Commissary, Walmart, Target and so many more! Go HERE to see if your fave store participates! What’s awesome is that you can use Ibotta right along with a paper or digital coupon and any in-store offers, just like Checkout 51! Cash out when your balance hits $10 (it used to be $5).
Checkout 51 – This is the latest way to get paid to shop, at any store. If you use Ibotta, then you pretty much already know how to use it (except with Checkout 51, you don’t need a smartphone)! After you’ve gone shopping, simply upload a copy of your receipt using the free app or on your computer. You can also use coupons to save even more! Sign up here. Cash out when you reach $20.
SNAP – Like Ibotta and Checkout51, you can use SNAP at any store! What’s also awesome is that you can actually use this from your computer as well, not just on a smartphone! Get it HERE now! You can cash out when your balance reaches $20.
BerryCart – BerryCart offers coupons, deals, and discounts on healthy foods in the form of cash back rebates. You’ll find savings for foods that are All Natural, Organic, Gluten-Free, non-GMO, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan or Kosher. Sign up here. Cash out at $5.
Shopmium – just like Ibotta, SavingStar, and Checkout 51, is scan the bar code and receipt of the promoted item(s) and the rebate is deposited into your PayPal or Bank account right after you’ve submitted the receipt (within a few hours or days). Plus, you can sign up here and use code GYFEYETV for a FREE Lindt Chocolate bar after your first purchase!
Receipt Hog – This app is a little bit different in that it’s like a game. For every qualifying receipt you snap a picture of and submit, you’ll earn coins or spins at “Hog Slots.” Each time you spin the Hog Slots, you have a chance at even more coins, and 1 lucky winner each day will win the value of his or her last shopping trip in coins! Sign up here and use code keh28997 and have fun! Cash out at only 1,000 coins (which equals $5).
Savingstar – Another app like Ibotta and the others, but with Savingstar, you can load offers to your store loyalty card and scan your receipts to get cash back. Plus, you can save money with their cash back mall when you shop online (like eBates, below). And, they even offer exclusive freebies each week, too! Sign up here. Cash out when you reach $5.
Upromise – This is one of the first cash back rebate programs (alongside eBates), where you can earn cash back to help pay for college expenses. Simply register your store loyalty card or credit card and shop at participating merchants to start earning! You can even shop online and get cash back that way, too. You can use the funds to start a 529 College Savings Plan for your child or grandchild (even pay your own loan – depends on lender) or you can request in writing to withdraw your Upromise cash back earnings by writing to: Upromise/ATTN Customer Care, PO Box 55555, Boston MA 02205 (keep in mind if your balance is over $200 you’ll need to get a Signature Guarantee from your bank). You can sign up here.
eBates – You may have already heard of eBates.com, but if you haven’t, eBates is like an online rebate site where you get paid to shop through merchants on their site (such as Walmart, Amazon, Target, Kohls, and pretty much everywhere)! Like all the sites mentioned above, eBates is also FREE, and in fact, when you sign up here, you’ll snag a FREE $10 gift card to the store of your choice (or a $5 cash credit) after you make your first $25 purchase. I personally love eBates, and I’ve never had any issues with them since being a member of 5 years.
So, what do you think of this list? Do you have any favorite sites that you like to get cash back from after you make your purchases? If so, be sure to share your link (and any referral links) in the comments below!
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