Is a beautiful morning here in Miami Florida. About three months back I wrote an article talking about some of the platforms I use to buy heavily discounted products from places like Amazon. This article was very well received and to this day still ranks very well on search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. You can read it here if you missed it.
As of lately, I have found myself very busy. I have been putting my time towards building fully automated residual income streams and learning about ways to generate traffic. I’m working hard towards becoming the next “internet traffic guru” maybe I will get there in a few years. Today I will tell you about some of the best cash back apps I use to score even more savings.
Ibotta is widely known to be the best receipt app there is. Over $240 million has been paid out in coupons and promotions by this app since it was introduced in 2011. The biggets problem to using ibotta is that you need to take pictures of most of your receipts in order to verify the purchases so credit is applied in your account. They allow up to a week from the time the receipt was generated in order to upload it and receive bonuses. Some selected stores like Walmart and Best Buy print QR codes at the bottom of your receipt which you can use to verify and redeem coupons within the Ibotta app. It is a known fact that Walmart is the convenience store where Ibotta discount programs and coupons are most redeemed.
Right now other stores with Loyalty programs are starting to adopt Ibotta Technology to make it easier for customers to redeem their benefits automatically without the need to upload receipts. Suchs stores include Rite Aid, Raley’s, Redner’s Market, Lowes Foods, Giatn Eagle, Food Lion, Weis and this is just a small set because many more are joining everyday. Ibotta is now also expanding to big shopping malls and is even allowing users to earn cash back when they make purchases using a selected cash back apps that have been approved. One last great benefit to using Ibotta is that you can redeem both manufacturer coupons and Ibotta coupons to save even more! The redeeming threshold for this app is $20.Try Ibotta.
Note: There are a few other apps which are similar to Ibotta you can use. Beware the offers and coupons are more limited. Similar applications include Checkout 51, Receipt Hog, Saving Star, Groupon/Snap by Groupon and Shopium. Favado is another app belonging to this category which alerts you when your favorite products are on sale!
Do$h is an app currently in beta stages. The app allows you to see nearby businesses running promotions. You can save on multiple services like dining, groceries, online shopping, spa and gyms, hotels and many more. This app rewards you with cash bonuses. Until January 21st 2018 they will pay you $15 for every Facebook friend or family member you introduce to the app. They will be getting $5 bonus added to their account. The redeeming threshold for this app is $15. Personally I use this app to redeem the Amazon deals.
Unlike Do$h, Drop pays using “drop points”. Every 1000 drop points you earn the equivalent to $1. You can use Drop points to redeem prizes such as hotel rooms, airplane tickets with American Airlines, Starbucks coffee and many other prices which also include raffles. What I like so much about Drop is that I can combine it with Do$h and stack up prices for placing Amazon purchases. I also love the fact that Drop allows me to link my Amazon prime member store card which is something I can’t do with Do$h. This means I earn 5% cashback on every Amazon purchase, plus drop points for every deal I unlock within the app that is related to Amazon purchases. As you can see from the picture below I’m a heavy Amazon user. Some people go as far as to give me the title “Amazon professional reviewer” because I often share my thoughts about the products I buy. I have to thank Jeff Bezos for creating such a wonderful platform! Try drop.
NOTE: To earn using Do$h and Drop you need to link the card that you use to make the purchases. The way these programs work is by tracking your purchases by looking at your bank account or credit card statements and then they credit the bonuses for the participating offers. These apps are for the people that don’t want to upload receipts and want everything to happen automatically.
Ebates is a browser extension which allows you to enable cash back on thousands of participating stores. Personally I use it for the digital coupons I can redeem at Amazon but there is a big variety of choices from Nike, to Alienware and AutoZone and many others. All you have to do is enable your cash back and shop!
Honey is a browser extension which was creted with the purpose of finding the best price for the product you are researching. Often times when I’m buying from Amazon I check the best offer by using this extension. There are 3800 participating stores in the Honey Gold program. Every time you save money with Honey you will be awarded a percentage of the value of the item (usually 3-5%) and be awarded honey gold points which you can use to redeem gift cards for your favorite stores. Try Honey browser extension.
I will continue to update this list as I try more helpful cash back apps. I hope this information is helpful in saving you money. Some people are able to save thousands each year because they take advantage of deals in apps like Ibotta. Until next post!
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