So moms… It is January 9. How’s it going with those New Year’s Resolutions?
If your New Year’s Resolution was to save money, we have a super easy idea that just may help. At my house, it seems like we spend a TON of money at the grocery store. About 9 months ago, my friend told me about the Ibotta app. I downloaded it and decided to give it a try.
This app has been around for awhile and I think a lot of people are familiar with it. I just wanted to wait to see if I really used it before recommending to you all and guess what–I really like it!
I was skeptical at first, but after using the app (pretty sparingly) for less than a year, I have received nearly $200 worth of gift-cards to places I already shop.
Iobatta is a grocery savings app. You can save anywhere from as little as 25 cents to $2-$3 per item. Now that doesn’t sound like too much, but it really starts to add up. Plus, it is super easy and painless to use. That was an important factor for me! If it was a pain to use while shopping, count me out!
Not only can you save money on name brand items that you are probably already buying, one of my favorite features is you can save money on “any brand” of food. For example, we buy a lot of milk! Since I downloaded Ibotta, I hardly ever pay full price!
I would recommend opening your Ibotta app while you are shopping and scanning the bar code of the item you plan to purchase BEFORE paying. That has worked better for me because sometimes the discount does require that you purchase a certain size of item or purchase more than one of the product to receive the discount.
For example, last week you could save on macaroni and cheese, but you had to purchase three boxes. My kids love mac and cheese, so I knew that was a good buy for me because we already use it and it wouldn’t go bad!
Ibotta does not work like a typical coupon. You don’t get cash back right away. You use the app and compile at least $20-$25 in money back, then you opt to “withdraw cash.” You have several gift-card options (Walmart and Target are both on the list!) and you receive a gift-card code in your inbox!
If you try the app and it seems a little more time-consuming than you would like, I would encourage you to keep trying! Once you get the hang of it, it is easy and may just help you keep your New Year’s Resolution of saving more money right on track!