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Get Cash and Gift Cards Just for Shopping

If you’re anything like me, you go grocery shopping and end up with a million receipts in your purse. Once a week, I empty out my purse and take out receipts, loose change and an occasional dollar bill. You might think to throw out the receipts, but that would be just like throwing out the money you found! Every week, I use my receipts to make money and earn gift cards. All I need is my phone, a clear table and good lighting.

Not only do I make cash back from my receipts, but I also get cash back without thinking about it, because I have my cards linked to some great apps!

The following apps allow you to take pictures of your receipts, link your debit/credit card and earn some money. No, it’s not a second job, but I love saving up for the holidays. Every cent counts.

CoinOut – As seen on Shark Tank, this app pays you for your receipts. No matter where they are from! You’ll earn a few cents for each receipt, and can cash out once a week (no minimum required!) You can cash out for an Amazon gift card, your bank or a charity of your choice! Plus, you can earn $0.50 per referral!

Ibotta – This classic app allows you to earn cash on everyday purchases. “Before you shop, add offers on great products by completing simple tasks.Buy the products you selected at any participating store. Don’t forget your receipt! Redeem your offers by taking a photo of your receipt. We’ll match the items you bought to the offers you selected and give you the cash! Your cash back will be deposited into your Ibotta account within 48 hours.” You can only cash out once you reach $20, but if you complete bonuses as well, you can reach this goal pretty quickly. You can also receive $5 per referral. You can cash out for various gift cards or to your PayPal account.

Fetch Rewards – (Use code H9JUV to get 2000 bonus points!) Fetch Rewards is an app that turns your grocery receipts into rewards. Save on over 180 brands EVERY time they’re on your receipt, with over $10 in bonus points available, and rotating exclusive special offers. And all you do is scan your grocery receipt! You can request payout for hundreds of gift cards, including Amazon!

Receipt Pal – The Receipt Pal app is one of my favorites as well! I take pictures of my receipts and earn 100 points for every 4 receipts. You can redeem for Amazon gift cards as low as $1!

Shopkick – Get “kicks” for scanning select products, buying those select products or just walking into a store! You can also link your card to earn kicks for making purchases at select retailers.  Earn kicks to redeem for gift cards and rewards. (P.S. If you go to the discover tab, you’ll find videos you can watch for bonus kicks!)

Dosh – Dosh is a great app that lets you link your debit or credit card to earn cash back at select retailers. Use your linked cards at 1,000s of stores and restaurants, and get up to 10% cash back instantly in your Dosh Wallet. You can also earn for referrals who link a card and get their first cash back from Dosh. They’ll often have specials where you can earn even more for making referrals. You can cash out when you reach a balance of $25.

Drop – Drop claims to “Supercharge Your Credit and Debit Cards” and it’s true! I get Drop points every time I shop at Target, Walgreens, Sephora, Macy’s and Lyft. Those are my selected ongoing offers, but you can choose your own. Beware, you can’t change them once they are chosen though! Every time I make a purchase with one of my linked cards at those stores (even online!) I get a ton of points which I can redeem for gift cards of my choice. You can redeem as low as 5000 points. Invite your friends and get 1000 points for every friend that joins Drop and links a card!

SavingStar – Earn cash back when you shop at your select grocery stores – with nothing to clip or print. You can redeem grocery offers by linking them to your supermarket and drugstore loyalty cards or by submitting a picture of your receipt. SavingStar automatically adds the value of each offer you redeem into your SavingStar account, which you can cash out to your bank, PayPal, or Upromise account, or to a gift card for Starbucks, iTunes, or AMC Theatres.

Spent Money – Another fabulous app that just requires you to link your debit and/or credit cards. You can link multiple cards and earn cash back at select retailers. You can also earn cash back by shopping at retailers directly through the links Spent posts. I’ve earned cash back from shopping at Amazon (which everyone knows is nearly impossible!) and Walgreens. You can cash out once you reach $20.

These are some of my favorite apps. I often find myself “double dipping” to maximize my savings. I’ll buy select products from Walgreens and claim the rebates on Ibotta, SavingStar, Checkout51 and Shopkick. I’ll scan items for Shopkick as well. If I use my debit card, I earn points from Drop and cash back from Spent. I’ll take a picture of that receipt for points or cash on Coinout, Fetch Rewards and ReceiptPal. It’s a great way to earn gift cards or cash for shopping you already do!

 

Double Dipping Grocery Deals!

If you are a fan of Crazy Couponing, you know how much I love smartphone apps that help you save or make money!

Ibotta
Shopmium (Use code GYYGCUTN to get a free Lindt Chocolate Bar!)
Checkout 51
SavingStar



Buy any brand Milk-
Ibotta- $0.50 cash back
Checkout 51- $0.50 back

Total Cash Back= $1.00

Real California Milk Coupon= $0.35

Glade Wax Melts
Ibotta- $1.00 cash back
Checkout 51- $0.50 cash back

Total Cash Back= $1.50

Glade Wax Melts Coupon=$1 off two

Yogurt-
Shopmium- Fage Yogurt- $0.50 cash back
Checkout 51- any brand yogurt- $0.50 cash back

Total Cash Back= $1.00

Lavazza Coffee-
Shopmium- $1.50 cash back
Checkout 51- $2.50 cash back
 (Must buy Gran Aroma, Classico, Gran Selezione or Perfetto blend to receive both rebates)

Total Cash Back= $4.00

Glade Plugins Scented Oil Twin Refill
Shopmium- $1.00 cash back
Checkout 51- $0.75 cash back
Total cash back= $1.75

Glade Plugins Scented Oil Coupon-$1 off

Belvita Soft Baked Breakfast Biscuits 8.8 oz.
Shopmium- $1.00 cash back
Ibotta-  $0.75 cash back
Total Cash Back- $1.75 

Ritz Crackerfuls
Ibotta- $1.00 cash back
Checkout 51- $1.00 cash back
Total Cash Back- $2.00

CLR Bath and Kitchen Cleaner
Ibotta- $0.75 cash back
Shopmium- $1.00 cash back
Total Cash Back- $1.75

CLR Calcium, Lime and Rust Remover
Ibotta- $0.75 cash back
Shopmium- $1.00 cash back
Total Cash Back- $1.75

Smartphone Apps = $$$

Most people I know have smartphones. Whether you have an Android or iPhone, you can use it to save or make money. You won’t get rich, but these apps are definitely a great way to help make a little extra money or help save while you are shopping!

Ibotta (Android and iOS)

“Ibotta is a fun and easy way to earn real money just for buying your favorite products. You can earn $20 or more each time you use the app. Choose which offers you are going to buy. When you buy them, click a pic of your receipt and earn!

You will also be able to unlock rewards and bonus offers! Invite your friends and for a limited time, earn $5 for each referral that completes at least one offer!!!!

Checkout51 (iOS and Android)

“How Checkout 51 works

  1. Browse your offers and buy products at any store.
  2. Upload your receipt using Checkout 51.
  3. We’ll confirm your purchase and credit your account.
  4. When your account reaches $20, you can cash out and we’ll mail a check your way.”

Shopmium (iOS and Android)
Use code GYYGCUTN to get a free Lindt Chocolate Bar!
Very similar to Ibotta. Purchase one of the items on the list and get a rebate delivered to your PayPal account within days.

Receipt Hog (iOS and Android)
Take pictures of your grocery receipts, earn coins and redeem those coins for prizes!

PerkTV 
Use code cdc7b894 to get a bonus 50 points!
Watch app and movie trailers to get points. You can let the app run as long as you want! Redeem points for gift cards or PayPal cash!





Live to Win (iOS)
USE CODE p9ahf to get 1000 Bonus Entries!
Check out this free app – there’s a $500 prize every day! Just answer questions, watch videos and check out apps for extra entries! Super easy!

EzBucks (iOS)
Earn 3.25% Cash Back on ALL Amazon.com Purchases! Save Money and earn rewards when you Shop.

Receipt Pal (iOS) 
Submit a photo of a receipt or an e-receipt to ReceiptPal. You’ll earn points that can be used towards great rewards like gift cards. Weekly sweepstakes give you a chance to win cash bonuses.

Ebates (Web and iOS)
Sign up with Ebates and you can earn cash back on your online purchases. 

Smoopa (iOS, Amazon and Android)
Use code 2d1adc8fd3 to get $2!
Smoopa is a free shopping app where you can collect and share what you love. Join forces with fellow shoppers to shop smarter, together. When you contribute an in-store price for an item you like, you may receive a special offer. If you get an offer, purchase the item in the store and submit your claim. Upon confirmation, the amount will be added to your account balance and can be redeemed for money via PayPal or rebate check, gift cards from stores such as Amazon and Walmart, or donations to various charities.

    gapNsnap (iOS)
    gapNsnap, the mobile application, is taking a fresh approach to the dreaded Out of Stock.
    Find an empty shelf at any retailer in the U.S., use gapNsnap to snap a photo & get rewarde

    Quickthoughts (iOS)
    Everyone loves rewards, and now you can get rewarded simply by giving your opinion. Earn iTunes Gift Cards by taking quick and easy surveys with QuickThoughts.

    Field Agent (iOS)
    You can get paid for completing tasks (audits)  like checking the status of a product, display or section of the shelf in local stores.

    Easy Shift (iOS)
    “Shifts are short assignments that involve filling out a survey. Surveys usually require that you answer questions and submit photographs about a certain product which we then award you both points and cash for. Location-based Shifts require you to be a specific location like a store. There are also Anywhere Shifts that you can complete anywhere and that we award points only for. The more points you have, the more Shifts you can reserve. Also, the more points you have, the faster your Shifts are approved and the sooner you’ll get paid.”

    Mobee (Android and iOS)
    Use code XMMM to get $3!
    “Earn money and gift cards for giving reviews of local cafes and restaurants. Receive points for every review or “mission” completed! Our Rewards Center has a ton of gift cards from places like Starbucks, Amazon, iTunes, and Dunkin Donuts. We even have Paypal and charity donations.”


    Photorewards (iOS)
    Use code “quickarm”
    Share photos and earn points that you can redeem for iTunes Gift Cards, PayPal Cash, xBox Microsoft Points and any more!

    Rewardable (Android and iOS)
    Get paid while you shop. Snap a photo, answer questions and earn cash instantly.

    Saving Star (Android and iOS)
    “Providing exclusive eCoupons redeemable at over 24,000 grocery and drug stores throughout the country, SavingStar’s eCoupons are linked to your store loyalty cards and offer a more convenient and eco-friendly way to save on groceries than paper coupons. SavingStar automatically adds the value of each eCoupon redeemed into your SavingStar account.
    SavingStar also offers an easy way to save on your online shopping. Through our cashback mall, you can save every time you shop at great sites like Groupon, Travelocity, Proflowers, LandsEnd.com, and hundreds of other online stores. You can save even more with SavingStar’s exclusive coupon codes.”

    Shopkick (Android and iOS)
    “Shopkick is the shopping app that helps you discover all the best products at stores near you. It shows you popular products and rewards waiting for you at stores like Target, Macy’s, Best Buy, Old Navy, American Eagle, JCPenney, Sports Authority and Crate & Barrel. And it rewards you with kicks (points) just for walking in the door. Get even more kicks when you scan items and make purchases. Redeem your points for gift cards at your favorite stores. Now you can do even more of what you love—shop.”

    BambooWallet (Android and iOS)
    Use code “AM1229469” to earn $0.25
    “Bamboo Wallet is the companion app to JunoWallet and has unique and different offers to earn JunoCredits. You can use the same sign in for both apps and pool your JunoCredits to Go Shop in both apps for the gift cards of your choice.

    JunoWallet is THE Social Mobile Marketing Rewards App that allows you to earn JunoCredits to spend on the gift cards of your choice and instantly receive and use them from your mobile device.

    You can earn JunoCredits by:
    • Playing Games
    • Watching Videos
    • Doing Surveys
    • Making Calls
    • Inviting Your Friends
    • and many more!”

    Viggle (Android and iOS)
    “Viggle can automatically identify the show you’re watching. You get Viggle points for every show you watch. Redeem your Viggle points for real rewards or convert your points into charitable donations.”

    Jingit (Android and iOS)
    Check out Jingit! You watch videos and make money. For just $3, you can receive a Visa debit card to load your funds on to! There are no fees, as long as you add money at least once every 3 months! Even adding a penny counts!

    Checkpoints
    Use code “amara32”
    “When you’re out shopping, use CheckPoints in millions of stores to scan barcodes on products and earn points toward great prizes. When you’re anywhere else, check out the new “Easy Points” section for even more ways to earn points. Redeem your points for fabulous rewards like iTunes and Amazon.com gift cards, airline miles, cool gadgets like popular tablets and gaming systems, and even donations to charities!”

    AppNana (Android and iOS)
    Use code “a420652” to earn 2500 points 
    “Earn credits with apps and games you play. Get any paid app and game for free. Redeem Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and Xbox gift cards.”

    IconZoomer (Android and iOS)
    “Iconzoomer is a network where people show their lives through snapshots of consumer activities.
    Members photograph aspects of their daily life that relate to specific assignments. In reward they earn credits for money, products or charity.”

    Panel App (Android and iOS)
    “The Panel App measures your location data and in exchange provides points that can be redeemed for rewards.  To start using the app, you simply need to register with your email address and answer a few basic demographic questions. You will earn points every day that you have the app on your phone.  You can also earn bonus points by answering survey questions (will be sent to you periodically), referring friends or linking social networking accounts.  Once you’ve earned enough points, you can redeem for a prize by tapping the “Redeem” button underneath your points balance.”

    Tapporo  (Android)
    Use code TAPAM17846 for $0.25
    “You can earn ORO Coins by engaging with different brands(watching videos, installing apps and completing other offers). You can then use your ORO Coins to purchase different prizes at Tapporo Store.”

    Gigwalk (Android and iOS)
    Check out different gigs, complete the task (checking on a business or a display in a store) and get paid cash.

    Scan and Earn (Android)
    “Earn money by scanning food products. They require individuals to collect nutrition data from everyday food and drink products using their Android phones. You can scan products in your own kitchen cupboards/fridge/freezer, as well as parents, friends, neighbors etc, so you can do it anywhere as long as the product has a nutrition label and barcode.
    You will earn 30 cents per full product scan, so for example, if you scan 45 products in one hour, you will earn the equivalent of $13.50 an hour.”

    Feature Points (Android and iOS)
    “Try apps and earn awesome rewards, including Amazon and iTunes gift cards, or an iPad mini.”

    Free My Apps (Android and iOS)
    “When you download and try our free sponsor apps, you will earn credits, and credits can be redeemed for gift cards. In other words, you can get real gift cards without spending a penny, and it really works!”

    Surveys On the Go (Android and iOS)
    “Surveys On The Go is a mobile market research tool that pays users for their opinions about various topics and issues. You can opt in to categories such as business, politics, entertainment, news, sports, media and technology. Once you reach US $10.00 you can cash out using your PayPal account. Occasionally, surveys will appear in your inbox without an alert, so check in from time to time.”

    Scantopia (Android and iOS)
    “Scantopia is the only app where you can win real cash just for scanning barcodes — all for free. Up to $40,000 in cash and prizes each and every month!”

    Instant Rewards (iOS)
    Make money by:

    • watching videos
    • opening accounts
    • clicking on links
    • making enquiries
    • joining groups or websites
    • completing surveys
    • making purchases
    • downloading software
    • and much more!

    Zapiddy (iOS)

    Click on the magnifying glass to see what jobs are available in your area. You may be asked to answer a few questions, check the price of a particular product, or take a photo of a product in a store.

    Mobile Rewards (iOS)

    Make money by watching YouTube videos, signing up for free products and more.

    Crazy Couponing Money Challenge — Day 7

    Crazy Couponing Money Challenge — Day 7 Theme: Use your smartphone!

    There are so many app nowadays that allow you to use your smartphone to earn cash and gift cards! Whether it be getting points for downloading apps, letting an app run in the background of your phone or using your smartphone to shop, you CAN cash out big time by using some of the below apps.

    Ibotta
    Works with: Android and iOS
    Buy the items from the shopping list, take a picture of your receipt, and make cash!

    Viggle
    Works with: Android and iOS
    Open the app, and it listens to your TV! You get points that can be redeemed for different rewards.

    Jingit
    Works with: Android and iOS
    Watch short advertisements, answer a few questions and get paid! You will get paid cash that will go onto a debit card that can be used immediately!

    Checkpoints (Use code “amara32”)
    Works with: Android and iOS
    Check in, play games and earn points in exchange for rewards.

    AppNana (Use code “a420652” to earn 2500 points)
    Works with: Android and iOS
    Install and run various apps to get points in exchange for cash or gift cards.

    Panel App 
    Works with: Android and iOS
    Panel App runs in the background of your phone, gathering information about businesses and locations you visit. It will then ask you questions about those places. You can get cash or gift cards.

    Tapporo (Use code TAPAM17846 for $0.25)
    Available on: Android and iOS
    Look at ads, download apps and get rewards.

    Gigwalk
    Available on: Android and iOS
    Check out different gigs, complete the task (checking on a business or a display in a store) and get paid cash.

    Locket
    Available on: Android
    Locket is an Android app that delivers ads on your lockscreen and pays you for unlocking your phone.

    Shopkick 
    Available on: Android and iOS
    Shopkick is a shopping rewards app. You can walk into a store and earn “Kicks” which can be exchanged for rewards. 

    Field Agent
    Available on: iOS
    You can get paid for completing tasks (audits)  like checking the status of a product, display or section of the shelf in local stores.

    How have you been doing with the Crazy Couponing Money Challenge? Is there anything you want to know more about? Leave a comment below!

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