1. Rakuten (Formerly Ebates)
This is a website in which you click through links to different stores/shops to do your shopping and get a certain percentage back. At the end of the quarterly period, Rakuten will mail you a check with the total amount of money that you’ve gotten back that period.
If you know you will be purchasing clothes from Children’s Place for example you’d find the Children’s Place links on the Rakuten site and click them to go straight to the Children’s Place website. You’d then put in your order and shop like normal and get a certain percentage back to your Rakuten account.
Rakuten also has a web browser extension that makes the process even easier.
This is one of my favorite ways to save money as I do a lot of online shopping and it is really only one extra click and you can end up getting a good amount of money back depending on where you shop and how much you spend.
Click on my referral link to sign up for Rakuten and we will both make $20 once you make your first purchase of $20 or more. Rakuten Referral Link
2. Ibotta App
The Ibotta app is an app that you download for rebates/money back on groceries. There are two different strategies to use it. If you aren’t good at planning your groceries out ahead of time like me you can simply do it after you go grocery shopping.
When you get home from shopping search through the Ibotta app to see if any of the items that you purchased qualified for rebates. If they did you simply scan your receipt (and sometimes the items) and upload it into the app. The money will then be credited into your account. Once you reach a certain amount you can cash it in for gift cards to favorite stores.
Another way to use it is to go through it before shopping and add rebates for items that you know that you will buy. Then purchase the items and add in your receipt to get the money credited to your account. This way works best for planners.
Whichever way you choose to do it you can get some great cashback. They often times have good rebates on groceries, beauty products, diapers and formula, wine/beer, and more. So far I’ve gotten back about $200 in gift cards just adding rebates after shopping.
If you are interested in trying out the ibotta app all you need to do is download the app to your phone or sign up here. I would love if you would enter my referral code llypaeg at registration.