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7 Money Making Apps That’ll Actually Pay You Cash & Save You Money on Your Groceries!

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Want to save money on groceries but don't have time for coupons? Try using your smartphone instead with these easy money saving apps. Click to get the list!

Tired of overspending on groceries every single month? Looking for creative and simple ways to save at the checkout aisle that don’t involve clipping coupons? Why not try these money making apps that actually give you cash back on your everyday purchases like groceries without time sucking activities like clipping coupons.

Honestly, coupons are a great way to save money on groceries.

In fact, I used to be a bit of an extreme couponer. Most people don’t know this but I actually learned how to coupon watching Ruth Soukup (founder of EliteBloggingAcademy/LivingWellSpendingLess). Many years ago she did great couponing videos on her LivingWellSpendingLess site to teach people how to save money with coupons. This was way before she hit it big! I’ve been following her since the very beginning of her blogging career.

I shared that because I understand the old-school way to coupon and I was one of those crazy ladies who actually bought $200 worth of groceries and got money back in my pocket at the checkout! Yep, totally true!

It was exhilarating and I was quickly addicted to the rush!

The truth is, I was only able to save that kind of money because I put hours into my process each week. It was all consuming! That may not be every couponer’s story but it was mine.

I actually had to break away from it because I had no balance. I started looking for other, more reasonable ways to save and make money and still have a life!

Fast forward a few years and now with smartphones advancing more and more every day, there are tons of ways we can use our smartphones and computers to save lots of money on groceries without carrying around a giant coupon binder. 😉 You may not get paid to shop for your groceries like I did BUT you can save hundreds or even thousands on groceries each year. And that’s a really big deal!

Here’s a list of 7 money making apps, online tools, and virtual services you can use to save tons of money on your groceries each month.

1 – Ibotta

Ibotta is an amazing free app that gives you cash back for purchases you’re already buying every week by selecting offers before you shop and scanning your receipt after you purchase them. Things like groceries, gas, pharmacy goods, and shopping at department stores. Plus, they also give you a signup bonus of $10 after you receive your first rebate!

Start saving money with Ibotta right now!

2 – Ebates

Ebates is an app that allows you to earn cash back at many of the regular places you already shop online when shopping through their links. It works with hundreds of online stores, including Amazon, Walmart, Macy’s, and more! They also have a browser extension that works as you shop on your desktop computer also. As a bonus, just for signing up Ebates will give you $10 free! 

Start saving money with Ebates right now!

3 – Swagbucks

Swagbucks is a very versatile app allowing you do earn cash payments for doing different tasks such as shopping online. But you can also get paid to do online research, review websites, watching online videos, and other cool and easy tasks. There’s an easy $5 signup bonus too!

Claim your $5 Bonus with Swagbucks right now! 

4 – Dosh

Dosh is a great app that gives you cash back for making your regular online purchases. It works by linking to your credit cards (they are a secure and highly encrypted site, so your information is protected.) Simply use your cards when offers are available and get cash back instantly! They also give $5 immediately after linking your cards!

Claim your $5 bonus with Dosh right now!

5 – BerryCart

BerryCart cart works similar to Ibotta but was created to give you cashback on the healthy foods you buy such as organic, Non-GMO, and gluten-free. You simply buy the participating food items and take a picture of your receipt and Berrycart sends you real cash to use on more groceries!

Start saving money with BerryCart right now!

6 – Checkout 51

Checkout 51 is another rebate app. There is a wide range of products. You can also get cash back for a Sam’s Club membership if that’s something you are interested in.

Start saving money with Checkout 51 right now!

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7 – Amazon

Amazon is really taking over the world for sure! But that’s because they work so hard to offer fast and excellent service without paying a premium. And they are committed to innovation to keep doing just that. To sign up for FREE click the image below.

To save time and money on groceries and other pantry items Amazon offers several online grocery shopping and delivery programs. The first is available to Amazon Prime members only. It’s the Amazon Prime Pantry program and it allows you to purchase all your food and pantry items at a discount.

If you’re not an Amazon Prime member… what are you waiting for? There are so many benefits and savings built into the program. Get your FREE trial here!

To sign up for the Amazon Prime Pantry program click the image below:

Amazon also has a great online grocery delivery service Amazon Fresh that’s rolling out in select markets. It’s still not available where I live but I know it’s coming soon because we’re a rather large market. Oh, and it’s also only available to Prime members. Basically, the Fresh service ships unlimited grocery items straight to your home for one $14.99 fee. Plus, there are also online coupons build right into the program. So, you still can use your coupons… no scissors required!

The items are shipped and packed in temperature protected packages so your items will stay cold and fresh even if you’re not able to be home when your food arrives at your door. However, they do have a great scheduling interface that allows you to select exactly when you want your groceries to arrive. Brilliant! No more sitting around all day waiting for your shipments.

Click below to get $25 off your first order!

How do you save money on groceries and your household items? Do you use an app that I didn’t include here? We love it if you’d share your tips in the comments below!

Want to save money on groceries but don't have time for coupons? Try using your smartphone instead with these easy money saving apps. Click to get the list!

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Kacie Heggemeier
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Great post! I LOVE Ebates and Ibotta, they make me the most money! I can’t wait to try out some of the others. I posted a similar blog post a few weeks back

Whitney
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I had no idea you could get money back! This is so cool! Thanks for sharing these!

Lynneah Bennett
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Great list! I always forget to keep my receipts to upload!

Lynneah Bennett
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Awesome list! I have almost all of these apps on my phone but I never use them! I need to!!

Crystal
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thanks for the knowledge I think everyone could use these apps not only to just the mother’s anyone although us women we tend to do majority of the grocery shopping this is a winner 🏆

Athena
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Thanks so much for sharing I will definitely be looking into these options. 🙂

Austie
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Thank you for sharing this!! I’m always looking for new ways to save money and this is so helpful! Downloading apps now!

Nadalie
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Saw what! Who knew I could do such things and save money. Do these work in Canada?

Tatianna
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I had no idea these apps existed! thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

Jubilee D Meyer
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Jubilee D Meyer

I’ve heard about Ibotta so many times, but I just haven’t tried yet. Definitely gonna check it out!

Jessica
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I havent tried any of these apps. I just dont know if I could add yet another app to my phone. If you had to pick one, what would it be? I usually only shop at trader joes, costco and sometimes albertsons.

Mikel
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Honestly, I use swagbucks, the only issue I would say is that payments tend to be in gift cards after you’ve earned enough points. Its fun though.

Shannon
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I already use Ibotta and LOVE it, but as a grad student with no income, I’m always looking for ways to save money on food! Thank you!

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