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I’ve been posting these piecemeal but wanted to get them all on the same page.
As you guys know, I’ve been getting into FIRE (financial independence, retire early) and am try to cut costs wherever possible.
So I’ve been exploring new websites and apps beyond the usual points and miles stuff, and wanted to share them.
Love this app. There’s more on there than you’d imagine. I’ve only had the app for a couple of weeks and have already transferred $30 to my bank account for buying things I was going to buy anyway.
It was also kinda like turning over a rock and seeing a bunch of ants that you didn’t know were there. Cuz I found like 20 of my Facebook friends and no one ever told me about it.
So now I wanna tell you about it.
You select products you’re planning to buy anyway, and watch a short video, take a survey (it takes 5 seconds, literally), or answer a question. Then your discount is “unlocked.”
After that, you select your store, click “Redeem,” and take a picture of your receipt.
Ibotta then has 24 hours to put the money in your account. But they’ve gotten me my cash within a few hours, usually.
Best of all, there are frequent bonuses to earn even more money. So they turn it into kind of a game.
Easy to use and really fun. I’m… kind of addicted.
A service that scans your email for items you’ve bought, and then submits price adjustment requests for you when a price drops.
Some people didn’t like the email scanning part of it (see comments on that link).
But I use a separate email for online shopping, so it doesn’t bother me. And I’ve already gotten a few bones back from them, too.
It’s all automated, so it happens without any action on my part. Can’t complain about getting easy money.
They send an email when you get cash back. Those are nice emails to get.
It’s always good to save a few bucks. Especially if it’s free or automated, like Paribus. And on stuff you’re gonna buy anyway.
Ibotta does require your engagement, but I rather like it. Plus, if you join through my link, you’ll be on my “team,” which could be fun. Just don’t judge how much beer I get each week. 😉
These are all fun distractions, really, but I’m enjoying them and wanted to share.
Are there any other saving apps or websites out there? Feel free to post your links and talk about it!
As I get more into saving and getting out of debt, anything that makes it fun and/or easier is certainly welcome.* If you liked this post, consider signing up to receive free blog posts in an RSS reader and you’ll never miss an update! And thanks for using my links to apply for new card offers!
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