I’m just going to jump right in…
Dosh- This is an app that you connect your credit/debit cards to and make money on things you already buy! You make $1 to $5 PER CARD you register with them. And you make $5 to $15 for every friend that uses YOUR referral code too! You then type in your location (zip code) and it will tell you where you can earn the most money back. Right now, for me, that is Denny’s in my town. I will make 10% CASH BACK. On your smart phone, click HERE to find our more! I’ve made $7 for doing nothing. It is that easy.
Ibotta– This app is amazing. Period! You down load this app, choose your store, choose your coupons and go shopping. You then take a picture of your receipt on the app itself and they give you the coupon money! I’ve made over $50 since I’ve stared using this app…and I rarely use it. When I really use it, I can make $15 to $25 back with each shopping trip. There are coupons for beer, wine, spirits, food, clothing, travel, and SO MUCH MORE! YOU GET $10 JUST FOR SIGNING UP!
Check Out 51– Along the lines of ibotta, this app is for food needs. This one, you just load in your loyalty card numbers and let the app do the rest. No uploading receipts. You open the app, click what you are going to buy, and when you check out, have the person behind the cash register scan your card from your phone. Done. This is also great because you can stop carrying so many loyalty cards!
Achievement- This is a work out app that pays you for being active, getting a good night sleep, and drinking water. You earn points for everything you do and you can link it to your phone’s other apps that you use for monitor your activity. I have my linked to Samsung Health, which tracks my walking/running, water, and sleep. If you are focused on getting healthy this 2018, why not make a few bucks in the process?
Restaurant.com– this site has an app; but I mainly use the site. It is so easy. If I know I will be traveling and eating out, I automatically look for coupons or deals. With a family of 6 adults, food bills add up quickly! Sometimes, my food budget is more than my hotel budget. It is crazy! You put in the zip code of where you are going, find the restaurant that you are wanting, and purchase a certificate. For example, I often use this with our local pizza place here in town. 3 pizzas there will cost me WELL over $60. I go to restaurant.com, buy a $10 certificate for only $4. That is already a 60% savings! I spend over $20, and they take $10 off the restaurant bill. So if I spend $25 in their dining room, my real cost is $19 after I add in the $4 I spend in the first place. ($25-$10= $15, $15+$4=$19)
When it comes to saving for a vacation of any magnitude, I get my whole family involved. They are all going, they can all help. We often use a giant pickle jar. It is see through and helps keep us goal oriented. Click HERE to see more about this cool trick!
Please, if you have apps that help you save money, let me know. I am always looking to maximize my return on the the things I need!