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As summer is quickly approaching, I’m trying to save up some cash to help pay for the extra expenses that will be coming (a family pass for the swimming pool, camps, etc). I started to look for other ways to help save money on things I’m already buying besides Ibotta (even though this one is my all-time favorite), Checkout 51 and Shopkick!
1. Savings Star
The first new app I found to help save some money (that works very similarly to Ibotta) is Savings Star. When I signed up for Savings Star, I was able to scan my Hy-Vee card so it will automatically get updates and then I was also manually able to sign up Wal-Mart, Target, and other stores that are local to me. After I purchase items on the Savings Star list, I upload my receipt and I’m done! I was able to earn $6 cash back the first time I used Savings Star so I’m excited to keep using this app!
The next new app I tried was Snap by Groupon! I had never heard of this app until a few days ago and it also works very similar to Checkout 51 and Ibotta. I was really excited because there were 2 magazines that each had $1 back which were also on the Ibotta list of rebates as well so it made the magazines very reasonable (and I have something to look at on the way to Omaha when we go for the next Vision Therapy trip!)
Here’s how it works:
1) Download the Snap by Groupon app
2) Browse the offers before you shop
3) Purchase promoted products at any store
4) Snap a photo of your receipt and get cash in your account!
Earn $20 in cash back and they send you a check.
3. Free Podcasts
I love to learn. The final way I have been saving money is by listening to free podcasts (I know I have been living in the dark ages). The reason this is a way for me to save money is that I don’t have to use gas to get free library books. I have the internet here and it costs nothing extra to learn new things from my phone! A few of the podcasts I’ve been enjoying are Michael Hyatt’s “This is your life” series, Inspired To Action by Kat Lee, and The Art of Simple Podcast with Tsh Oxenreider.
These are all very simple ways to save money but I’m always looking for easy ways to be more frugal! Have you tried Savings Star and Snap by Groupon? What are your favorite podcasts?