Whether you’re already saving money by shopping with coupons or not. There ARE ways to save even MORE when shopping for your weekly groceries. You won’t get rich from it but these are ALL effective ways for you to earn a little more on top of the savings you may or may not already be getting! We have taken advantage of almost all of these below which is why we are sharing them with you. Many people skip right by these offers thinking they are too good to be true. Nothing is going to be handed to you and they require a small bit of effort on your part but we will show you below, you can ear an pretty decent amount of cash, and gift cards by doing it. Try $1,000! That’s what I earned last year in 2014 doing it! Check it out!
1. Cash Back Just by Scanning Your Receipts!
How does earning cash back or FREE gift cards sound? Don’t believe me? See for yourself below?
Last year alone I earned over $800 CASH back through Ibotta. For those of you that don’t know what Ibotta is. It’s a mobile app that allows you to take pictures of your receipts and earn cash back on certain items that you purchase from the grocery store. Ibotta was one of the first to come up with this BRILLIANT idea! Since then , other apps have followed in their footsteps and offer cash back on certain groceries as well. And just by taking a picture of your receipt! Below is a screenshot of what I currently have in my Ibotta account. I normally cash out every 6 months or so (these are my earnings from Jan. 2015 to present) You can have the money sent to your PayPal account or request in the form of a gift Card. Pretty cool right?! It’s Free to Join and you can Sign up Here
Want to earn even more? There are more apps just like Ibotta! Here’s a list of my favorite ones here.
2. Scan the Groceries You Buy with your iPhone and Earn Free Stuff!
Did you know that Nielsen company will pay you to scan the groceries you buy?! You used to have to request a scanner from them but now once you apply. (If they accept you into their program) You can scan the groceries right from your phone! Check out below what one of our readers sent us a few weeks back! She is loving it and scanning her groceries and earning points right from her Galaxy S4! You earn gift points which you can redeem for different types of merchandise. You can choose electronics, jewelry, household items, and even toys for the kids. The longer you stay on the panel, the more opportunity you have to earn points towards prizes. You’re going food shopping anyway right ? This is something FUN you can even have the kids do! Mine love scanning stuff! 😉 If you want to see if they are acceping people in your area, you can apply here.
3. Amazon Subscribe & Save
I have been using Amazon Subscribe & Save for about 8 months now and I absolutely love it! Initially, I was reluctant to subscribe and didn’t think the prices would be as low as I am finding them to be. After using Subscribe & Save, I found that it’s a great way to save time, money and trips to the store! There’s no enrollment fee to sign up, and you can cancel at any time without future obligations. You automatically save 5% on every item you Subscribe & Save to. Even better, when you have at least 5 items you subscribe to for the month, your discount increases to 15%! Plus shipping is free! This is as MUST for someone that does not have the time to coupon. It’s saving you a trip to the store and is by far cheaper than any in-store sale! You can choose how often you want the shipments to come, 1 month, every 6 months? Cancel the shipment at any time. It’s super easy! I have found the prices to be even cheaper than items I see at Walmart!
Learn more about Subscribe & Save and see what my monthly orders look like here
4. Get PAID to use your Coupons
If you are a couponer. Here is a way you can actually get paid to print coupons. Swagbucks is a site that give you points every time you print a coupon and use it. Accumulate enough points and redeem them for Amazon Gift Cards, Starbucks Gift cards and more!
Last year alone , I earned over $310 in Gift Cards with Swagbucks!Below are just a few I cashed out. The best deal are the Amazon Gift cards and I usually save all of my points and use these for Birthday and Christmas gifts.
Earn 10 Swagbucks for every coupon you print and use. To Earn an Amazon Gift Card all you need is 300 Swagbucks. That’s only 30 coupons you will need to use! Plus you will earn 30 FREE just for signing up and 1 every day you take the poll (only if you want to take it). More easy FREE Money! Sign up for Free Here.
Let me remind you, I am a mom of 2 and I work full time from home. Let’s not hear that you don’t have time to take a picture of your receipt and upload it to your phone to earn cash back. You may look and see you’re only earning $0.25 or $0.50 for that Gallon of milk but it DOES add up. As you can see from my account above! The cash isn’t just going to fall on your lap..you do have to work a little for it but this is EASY money guys! Try it and you will be amazed at how easy it adds up!
Set a mini challenge and let it all sit until right before the holidays and cash out. Use what you earned to help with your holiday spending or maybe to pay down a bill.
Have you used any of these to save on your Groceries? Did I miss any? Tell us below if there are any other ways you can earn cash back on your groceries!