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Money back apps

I've been using Ebates for a while which I wish I heard about it a lot earlier. I've earned nearly $350 in cash back since using it (one big cash back was when I got a new cell phone and it was a whopping 12% cash back just for buying it). It's been pretty legit - you can either get a check in the mail, get money by PayPal which is what I do, or sometimes they have offers where if you get the money back via an offer, you'll get a bigger percentage. I've used the latter on Petco and Kohl's gift cards.

The way they make money is the retailers pay to be part of their site. Even though you're getting money back, it's worth it to the retailer since they know you are more likely to buy something if you're getting a hunk of money back.

I heard about the deal for the Gardein stuff on that FB community but then yesterday, someone mentioned that not only was it a good sale, but if you activate a deal on an app called Ibotta, you get money back. Whaaat? I looked it up and it's similar to Ebates except you have to put an app on your phone whereas I use Ebates when shopping at my PC or in the store. Well, even though I missed out on this opportunity, may as well hook up the app and link my shoppers cards to it to get more money back.

Well the cool deal was that when I linked my shoppers cards, it went back and gave me money back for what I got at ShopRite and at Wegmans so I already earned $6! If I use 10 offers by March 25, I'll earn a $20 new user cash back. I'm not going to buy things I don't need but if I end up earning that just from my regular weekly grocery and pharmacy purchases, well hot diggity.

Anyone else use these? If not and you're interested, let me know. On the Ebates one, if your friends take your referral and then buy something, you get money back. 

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amethyst_witch
Mar. 12th, 2019 02:33 pm (UTC)
Glad you're making it all work for ya ^_^
missdiane
Mar. 12th, 2019 02:36 pm (UTC)
Do you know if any of these are available up your way? Money back is the best!
amethyst_witch
Mar. 12th, 2019 02:57 pm (UTC)
I won't allow anyone to track my spending -_- (More than I have to with the bank and credit cards etc...)
njlorelei
Mar. 12th, 2019 09:08 pm (UTC)
I do Ebates. I sometimes forget to activate it when I use my iPad though.

I’ll have to check Ibotta again. Awhile ago another friend mentioned it to me but the stores I shop here weren’t available or something.

I am also signed up with Savingstar and Checkout 51. Savingstar you plug in your rewards card numbers and they give you cash back from purchases at grocery stores. I don’t end up with much of what they offer but every little bit is nice. Checkout 51 you have scan in your receipts and select items you’ve bought to get cash back. A little more work but they have more products I buy. I’m not sure if either have referral bonuses but if you aren’t using them and want to join I’ll check and see if I can refer you.
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