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Save Money on Groceries and Shopping!!!

Save Money on Groceries and Shopping!!!


With the price of groceries and basically everything else going thru the roof, there are a few ways to get what you need and want for a fraction of the original price. You can save on groceries, household products, restaurants, hotels, oil changes……….The list goes on and on. Some of these are affiliate links. Which means I get a small commission if you sign up through my link at no cost to you and you get a nice welcome bonus. These are all apps and websites that I use, love, and trust.

Here is a brief description of all the programs and apps I use.

(all links will open a new browser)

  • Coupon Great – My new favorite. Huge savings online average of 10% and they have printable coupons
  • Coupon Surfer– 1,000’s of free printable coupons
  • Checkout 51
  • Ibotta -$10.00 Welcome Bonus
  • Mobisave
  • Shopmium– Use referral code AKKEKCUK to claim your free Lindt Chocolate
  • Bev/Rage– Save on adult beverages
  • Ebates– $10.00 Welcome Bonus
  • Swagbucks – $5.00 Welcome Bonus
  • Walgreens Rewards– Huge Savings
  • Net Spend – Prepaid Visa Card. Use my referral code- 7511496376, make your first $40.00 deposit and they deposit $20.00 into your account.
  • Dollar Dig – They will give you $2.50 just for signing up and giving them a like on social media
  • Target Red Card – Credit card or link your checking account to a debit card.  Both save 5% online or in-store. Stack with Cartwheel to save even more!

That’s $47.50 in extra free money you could earn today and you can celebrate by eating your free chocolate.


To get more info keep scrolling.



Most people only think you can save money with coupons on junk food but a lot of these apps and manufacturers are offering deals on fruits and veggies, yogurt, meat…..even organic products.

Combine apps, printed manufacturer coupons, store coupons and rewards to save big time.

How to get FREE paper coupons.


Coupon Surfer


One way is to print them off your computer. If you print them from sites like the coupon surfer or Coupon Great they are free. Sign up for an account and start selecting your coupons. Here is a screen shot of the coupon surfers website this week. This is a fraction of what they offer. You could spend hours looking through their site.


Never pay full price again. Save thousands of dollars with Free Internet Coupons. CouponSurfer.com has hundreds of coupons for all the best stores and services for toys, groceries, baby items, clothing, books, music, and so much more. If you don’t use CouponSurfer your paying too much. Click on the link to below to save.



Here is an example of combining offers from different apps, websites and coupons.

Here is an example for  Poise Pads. 45ct or larger.

On Sale at Walgreens for $11.99

Ibotta $5.00 Cashback

Walgreens.com $5.00 manufacturer’s coupon

Sunday paper $2.00 off manufacturer coupon ****

The total is $1.99. You saved $10.00.

****One thing to keep in mind. You can only use one manufacturer coupon and one store coupon together on the same product. You can not combine two manufacturer coupons for one product. So above you would pick the five dollar coupon instead of the $2.00 coupon.


How Apps Work

Most of these apps work in the same way. You open the app on your phone, browse thru their offers, clip the ones you plan on buying, go to the store buy the item, save your receipt, snap a pic of your receipt hit send and they will add that amount to your account. Most of the apps have a cashout limit around $20.00, then they will send you a check or deposit the money into your PayPal account. Some of them have no limits for PayPal. They will deposit a dollar if you want. Check them out below I have described in details what you have to do for each. It’s easier to cash out if you have a PayPal account. If you don’t its free, secure and quick to sign up. You can also get a PayPal debit card to use anywhere other debit cards are accepted.




Get deals on items at grocery stores, pharmacy, restaurants, online, alcohol, Clothing, E-bay, Groupon, Best Buy, Hotels and more. You select the products you will buy, go to the store, take a pic of the barcode,  buy the items, upload your receipt thru their app and receive a credit to your account. These add up fast. Ibotta has been around for a while so they have a ton of deals.

You can cash out with Paypal at $20.00 or redeem gift cards.

Ibotta Features:

Ibotta has a lot of features and the savings add up quickly thru this app.
  • $10.00 Welcome Bonus
  • Link a loyalty account (example: Walgreens rewards card) and save the hassle of entering receipts and scanning barcodes
  • In-app purchase: receive a percentage back when you use Ibotta to shop on other websites like Groupon.com or hotels.com
  • Join Ibotta using facebook and build a team of friends to earn even more cash
  • Bonus- buy featured products and earn even more cash



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I use this one the most. The same idea as Ibotta but not as many features. Every Thursday morning they update their offers. Select which offers you want, buy the items, upload a photo of your receipt, cashout when your account hits $20.00 and they will mail you a check.





Still same thing as above, not as many offers, but often more generic items such as bananas .10, tomatoes .10, dish soap .10.  They have higher deals as well.




This app doesn’t have as many offers but they come out with new ones every week. They are also simple and straight to the point. You can refer your friends and earn $2.00. If you use my referral code AKKEKCUK you will get a free Lindt chocolate. Free chocolate is a good thing




Money saving app for alcohol.  They have offers on hard liquor, beer, and wine. You can use it at stores, restaurants, and bars. Once you see an offer you like, save it to your cart or click redeem now. Take a pic of your receipt with your smartphone and you will see the money on your bev/rage account within 48 hrs. You can have a check mailed to you once you have saved 20.00 on your account with them. If you choose Paypal to receive payment it goes right into your account within 48 hours





Get cash back online at 2,000+ locations when you shop thru their website. Stores currently listed- Walgreen’s Up to 14%,  Nordstrom 6%, Walmart 2%, Amazon up to 10%, These are four examples but they have 2,000+ stores. Every three months they send payments over $5.00 as a  check, thru PayPal, or to a charity or family member. Sign up thru my link and you will earn a $10.00 welcome bonus after your first purchase.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back







A bit different. They offer Swagbucks for online shopping at popular sites, signing up to websites, searching the internet, surveys, watching popular videos, playing games….Swagbucks are exchanged for gift cards to popular places.  I earned 5,900 Swagbucks within the first two weeks which equals $59.00 I can use towards gift cards. Not bad if your shopping online anyway or are wasting time online watching videos thru swagTV.





Walgreens has a free rewards card which gives you points and special prices on products.  Every time you use your rewards card earn points that can be redeemed for cash off of purchases.  If you link it to their online coupons you can get even more great deals using the card.  It’s fun going to the register, getting the total, entering your rewards number or having the clerk scan your card, and watching the money fall off your total. Last time I was on their coupon list there were over 300 available including extra points for purchases. They also offer register rewards for buying certain products in their sale ad that you can use on your next visit for extra cash off.  Most often personal care products can be free or pretty close to free when you combine sales and coupons. You can also combine with the apps above for even more savings. If you order online and combine with ebates you can receive 7% cash back.




Dollar Dig  is similar to Ebates but it’s worth it to sign up for both because they have different deals. All you have to do is sign up, find your favorite stores, shop like you normally would and earn cash back. They have over 3,000 stores and will give you $2.50 just for joining and liking them.









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