As online shopping becomes more popular than going into a store, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be rewarded for your purchases. Thanks to these new apps and websites, you can get cash back, gift cards, and major savings while buying the things you need.
Next time you’re purchasing anything online, check if one of our 6 top picks will save or earn you money.
How to save and earn money while shopping
Ibotta is an app that you use for couponing and gives you cash back on items you’re already purchasing at your favorite stores including grocery stores, food delivery, movie and concert tickets, and more. Some of the most popular retailers you can find deals with through Ibotta are CVS, Walgreens, Target, Lowe’s, Petco, Domino’s Pizza, REI and over 1500 brands and retailers.
Create an account and login to Ibotta or download the app on your iPhone or Android.
If you’re using the app, go to the “online shopping” category and search for your favorite retailer. If you’re using the website, search for your favorite retailer and launch by clicking “shop.” You’ll see a deal, which will most likely be a specific percentage of cash back that you’ll receive after purchasing. Plus they have a browser extension for your desktop and laptop that will give you money back while you’re shopping and alert you to when prices drop on certain products.
You can also use the Ibotta app for in-person shopping by taking pictures of your paper receipts. It’s super easy to use.
Copy code to insert into the Referral code box on Ibotta “Create account” page: mpiaurm
Whether you’re dining in, ordering takeout, or shopping at your favorite retail store online, save your receipts. Fetch turns your receipts from retail and restaurant purchases, among others, into gift cards. It’s super easy.
The app for iPhone and Android lets you scan and take a quick photo of your receipt, and you’ll receive credit every time you eat, order food from, or shop at a participating location. Each time you scan a receipt, you earn points that you can trade into rewards or cash.
Copy code to insert into referral code box on Fetch page: GXK9YH
This app lets you save money and earn gift cards just by scanning barcodes where you already shop. You earn more for then purchasing those items and scanning your receipts. You can even earn lots of kicks just for walking into stores and checking in (Marshalls and TJ Maxx are two of the stores where you can earn higher amounts)!
You earn “kicks” which can be redeemed for gift cards to popular stores like Target, Amazon, Sephora, Apple, and even Disney. Download the Shopkick app for either iPhone or Android and start scanning barcodes for participating products anytime you hit a store. You can also use it while online shopping, or just browse the app and watch videos to earn kicks.
Then, redeem those kicks, choose a gift card you want and head back to shopping.
Copy code to insert into referral code box on Shopkick page: YAY683411
Swagbucks will allow you to earn reward points for doing things like searching the web, shopping, watching videos, and answering surveys. You can even turn your everyday grocery purchases into a way to earn cash back. It’s simple to get started, and all you do is upload a picture of your receipt. Tada uses “magic receipt technology” and identifies items you’ve purchased that are up for reward. You can then redeem those points for all kinds of gift cards.. Available for both iPhone and Android.
Copy code to insert into referral code box on Swagbucks page: 8589319
Put away the scissors and create a digital clipped list of coupons. Coupons.com offers Printable Coupons, Cash Back Offers, and Digital Coupons in a wide variety of categories. Go ahead and sort through, “clip” and print out the available coupons below (they’re always changing)
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You’re sure to find savings with popular categories like personal care, household, healthcare, and baby & toddler. You can also find cash back offers which you can use at almost any store, and redeem by submitting a receipt.
Conveniently manage your coupons and savings using the Coupons.com app available for both iPhone and Android.
Say goodbye to mailing in those rebates on your alcohol purchases. BYBE allows you to get cash back rebates on wine, beer, and spirit purchases.
Using either the online BYBE app, or downloading the app for iPhone or Android, you can browse current offers for your local area. Once you’ve purchased any product offering a deal from your favorite local spot, you can redeem it on BYBE by submitting your receipt.
You can receive your rebate via PayPal or a Prepaid Mastercard, and you’ll receive a confirmation within 48 hours after submitting your receipt.
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