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I’ve shared tons of money saving resources throughout this blog. Because I want to make it as easy as possible for you to save money, I’ve consolidated all of them right here for easy reference! I’ll continue to add to this as I find new aps and money saving resources that I think might help you. Enjoy, and happy savings!
My Favorite Posts About Money Saving Resources
I love helping people save money, so I write about it all the time! Some of my posts are geared toward particular groups, like expecting parents, or families with kids, but the ones below can benefit pretty much anyone.
- Five Easy Ways to Save For Christmas All Year Long (or for anything you’re saving up for!)
- 15+ Fast Dinner Ideas to Stop Blowing Your Budget on Takeout!
- How to Start Living a Frugal Life
- Bright Ideas to Save Big
- 9 Genius Ways Your Employer Can Save You Money
Ebates. I am kicking myself for not starting this sooner! Before you shop online, go to Ebates first to see if the store you’re shopping at is listed. If so, click on the link, which will open a shopping trip and do your shopping as usual. You’ll get a percentage of your purchase price back. Once you earn more than $5, you will get a “Big Fat Check.” I love seeing the Ebates envelope in my mailbox (though you can also get your cash back via PayPal). Ebates has a huge number of stores that you’ll likely be familiar with and shop at.
Grocery Rebate Aps
Grocery rebate aps all work about the same way, and they’re a great money saving resource. Before you go grocery shopping, check these sites/aps for the items you plan to buy. Once you make your purchases, take a picture of your receipt and send it off. You’ll get cash back to your account and once you hit the minimum threshold (usually around $20) you can cash out. Here are my favorites:
Savings Star: This one is my hands-down my favorite. What I like about it is that you can tie your grocery store loyalty card to your account and then whenever an item scans from your list, your account gets credited. No scanning receipts! I also like their “Always On” and “One or Many” programs that allow you to rack up savings on items you buy frequently. Cash out is $20 and can be deposited into a bank account, PayPal account, redeemed for gift cards, or donated to charity!
Ibotta: This is one of the most popular grocery rebate aps, and with good reason. It’s easy to use and has a huge selection of products available for cash back, including generic products like “bananas” or “milk.” Plus, they really sweeten the deal with a $10 welcome bonus! Cash out is also $20 via PayPal, Venmo, or gift cards.
Checkout 51: I haven’t had quite as much success with this one as with the others, but it’s still worthwhile. Cash out is also $20 via check.
Survey Sites, Paid Emails, and Videos
For all of these sites, you can earn points or cash for reading emails, watching videos, completing surveys, or shopping through their site. Redeem your points for gift cards at popular retailers, or cash out when you hit the minimum threshold.
Coupon Sites and Promo Codes
Sites that offer coupons or promo codes for shopping you were already going to do are one of my favorite money saving resources. Why pay more when it’s so easy to spend less?
RetailMeNot.com: Whenever you shop online, check RetailMeNot for promo codes such as free shipping, or a percentage or dollar amount off of your purchase.
Coupons.com: Search and print coupons
Honey: Honey is a browser extension that saves you money on your online shopping. Once you install Honey, an icon will appear in your toolbar. When the icon changes color while you shop, it has found a coupon code or discount. What I absolutely love about it is that it compares all of the various sellers on Amazon to make sure you’re getting the best deal. I have Amazon Prime so I usually purchase items directly from Amazon to get my free shipping. Recently, Honey found me a lower price seller that still offered free shipping. It was a no-brainer to go with that option, but I never would have considered it if it weren’t for honey. Before you do anymore online shopping, go sign up!