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I don’t know about you, but I’m all about saving a few bucks here and there on groceries. I’m all about a good deal, but want it to be quick and easy. I know some people who are avid coupon cutters, but let me tell you, I ain’t got time for that. So on a quest to find an easy way to save a dime or two, I tested out several coupon apps. Today, I’m going to share with you the top 3 coupon apps that are quick, simple, and easy to use.
Ibotta gives you cashback on all sorts of purchases, not just groceries. Their app is streamlined nicely, by store type and then name, making it super easy to find deals wherever you are headed. Once you find a deal, you “unlock” the coupon. Sometimes you have to watch a short video, look at a recipe, or answer a survey question. Once you unlock the coupon, you’ll scan the barcode of the item, and snap a picture of your receipt. Easy peasy! Payout happens after a minimum of $20 and you can get paid by paypal, venmo, or a variety of gift cards.
Pros: I love that you can get cash back at many different stores, not just grocery stores. For instance, you can often get $5 off a $30 purchase at Jo-Ann or Best Buy.
Cons: Scanning the barcodes on items can be a pain. I don’t always input my receipts the same day and sometimes I use an item and toss the bag or box before I scan the barcode. However, Ibotta does link with some stores loyalty cards- in that case you don’t have to scan anything at all!
Ibotta has a “Teamwork” section, that will unlock more money based on how many coupons your team uses. This is a super easy way to make a few extra dollars! If you join my team, you’ll automatically get $10 with your first rebate! My referral code is here: lfykahc Thank you for supporting this blog and my family!
2. Checkout 51
Checkout 51 offers cash back on a variety of items found at a grocery store. You simply click on a star next to the deal you want, take a picture of your receipt, and verify what products are on the receipt. Like Ibotta, you can’t cash out until you have earned at least $20 and they pay you with a mailed check.
Pros: There is usually a “pick your own deal” section, where you can pick one produce item to receive cash back on. Sometimes I only need one of an item (like a cucumber or garlic) and the coupon is for $.25, so it ends up being a great deal! I also love that you don’t have to scan bar codes.
Cons: The app doesn’t give the same coupon deals for each user. They claim to use information based on the coupons you’ve used in the past to give you coupons just for you. Unfortunately, I’ve had many coupons for dog food and diapers. I don’t have babies or pets, so I’m not so sure their algorithm works very well.
3. Receipt Hog
Receipt Hog is seriously the easiest app. All you have to do is take a picture of your receipt and upload it to your account. You can upload almost any receipt from any store, including mom & pop local stores. Once you upload a receipt it asks who was shopping (man, woman, boy, girl) and then asks you to rate your experience with a star rating. Depending on the type of receipt, you either win coins (which translate into cash), sweepstake entries, or spins on the Hog Slots machine. You’ll get paid through Amazon gift cards or PayPal with a minimum of $5 payout.
Pros: It’s so easy to snap a picture of all your receipts at the end of the week. I love that they accept receipts from almost anywhere. Every once in awhile, one of my receipts isn’t accepted, but it’s not a big deal to me because it only takes me a few minutes to snap pictures of a week’s worth of receipts.
Cons: They money doesn’t roll in quite as quickly with this app. 1,000 coins is equivalent to $5. I’ve submitted 60 receipts so far and only have 705 coins.
Do you use coupon apps? Which ones are your favs? I would love to know, let me know below!