I'll be honest, I wasn't quick to jump on the whole cash back apps craze when they first came about. It was that whole fear of the unknown that kept me at bay. However, I am so glad I got on the bandwagon to savings! Now I'd like to tell you about the apps that will save you money, although confusing at first, you'll be saving big in no time!
Ibotta is a free app that pays you cash for everyday purchases! Ibotta is part survey, part rebate, and part social. It runs on both Android and iPhone/iPad/iPod devices, I have mine on my iPad. It works in over 80 retail chains, it will have select offers you can choose from. Places where you can save with Ibotta include restaurants, movie theaters, convenience stores, pharmacies, home-improvement centers, pet stores, and more! It's one of the most widely accepted cash back apps available! You can cash-out with either PayPal or Venmo, as soon as you reach $10.
A new feature Ibotta has started is team-building. You can save along with your family or friends, the more teamwork you have the more money you save! So that is a unique feature I've yet to find in other apps!
2. Checkout 51
Checkout 51 is also a free app that you can download and is available on both iTunes and Google Play. One great thing about this app is if you have no smartphone, it's no problem, You can view offers on their website!
When you find an offer you're interested in you can upload your receipt and manage your account from your computer. Cashing out with Checkout 51 is a little different. When you reach $20, they will mail you a check, which usually takes about 2–3 weeks to receive.
Snap is the newest cash back app released and it is apart of Groupon. I have found this to be my favorite app yet! What's so great about this app, is that they seem to pay attention to what you're buying at the time. A great example, last week they had offers of $1 off turkey, $0.50 potatoes, cranberry offers and more. This app is available on the Apple App Store and also on Google Play.
However, this app can also be used through it's website, which is how I currently use it. Upload a photo of your receipt and they will credit you. You can cash-out through this app at $20, and they will mail you a check.
Perhaps the best thing about these apps is you can use just one, or all! A great bonus, all of them have rewards for you when your friends join! So start saving, and grab a buddy. After all, we know that shopping with someone else is much more fun than shopping alone!