I learned a lot reading this article! It has some pretty outlandish ways to save money! I always love to save money because its more money I can pay down debt with, boost savings, or grow an emergency fund.
Definitely read through this and find out how to “trim the fat”, without trimming your lifestyle. Also make sure to check out the full list here! There are a lot of great ideas!
CashBack on Groceries!
There are a few good ways to really take advantage of special offers. I am in love with everything cash back! I use a cashback credit card, I use an online portal to get cashback from pretty much everywhere.
If you haven’t made an account yet, I would STRONGLY recommend you to visit checkout51 You get awesome cashback for buying groceries! This is free money, all you need to do is to make an account and then pick the offers you want (or are going to buy this week for food) and you will get cash back! This week one of the offers is 50 cents money back for buying apples from Wal-Mart! It doesn’t get any easier than that! My wife has used them for a while now and it’s fantastic!
Take a Picture of Your Receipts
Yeah, did you know that you can get cash-back on your groceries just for taking a picture of your receipt? The very popular website and mobile app, Ibotta will pay you to do just that.
For example, in my area Ibotta will give me .50 if I take a picture of a receipt showing that I bought a gallon of milk and a $1.00 if I take a picture showing that I bought graham crackers. Pretty cool, right?
Scan The Groceries When You Get Home
Did you know that the Nielsen company will pay you to scan your groceries each week? Crazy, right?
Once you sign up to become a Nielsen Consumer Panel family, the company will send you a free scanner or you can use your smartphone. Every time you go shopping, you simply scan the barcodes on the back of each product and send your data off to NCP. Pretty easy, huh?
As an active participant, you earn gift points which you can redeem for different types of merchandise. You can choose electronics, jewelry, household items, and even toys for the kids. The longer you stay on the panel, the more opportunity you have to earn points towards prizes.
You also receive entries for the panel’s many sweepstakes. Prizes include money, vacations, and brand new vehicles. This is a great way to make your consumer voice count and be rewarded handsomely for recording your purchases. You’re already going to the grocery store anyway, right?
Get Paid Extra to Use Your Coupons
The company, InboxDollars will actually pay you to print and use the coupons they offer on their website. Here’s how it works…
Navigate to the “Coupons” section. There you will find dozens of high-value coupons for everyday items like cereal and toilet paper. Select the ones you want, print them out, and use them in your store like a regular coupon. But here’s the kicker —- InboxDollars will pay you ten cents for every coupon you use.
Now, that might not sound like a lot of money, but I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Most of the coupons that you can print on their site are the same coupons you find in your Sunday newspaper or on Coupons.com. They’re actually put out by the same people. So, it’s free cash for coupons you’re probably already clipping. And all those dimes start to add up after awhile…
Another cool thing about inbox dollars is they will give you $5 for starting! Click Here to see all about it!
4. Stop Paying for a Costco/BJ’s/Sam’s Club Membership
At around $50/year, a saving’s club membership can be a pricey way to buy groceries in bulk. Instead of schlepping down to the store, try buying your bulk items online on Amazon Grocery. Not only will you save $50/year in membership fees, but Amazon will ship most things to you for free.
Also, do you know about these Amazon-only coupons that are posted each week? For example, this week there are coupons on formula, granola bars, K-cups, and more. Just click the coupons you want and Amazon will automatically deduct them from your bill before you checkout.
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