You don’t have to clip coupons to reduce your grocery bill. These 3 easy ways to save money at the grocery store really are simple, and the savings adds up surprisingly fast.
By now, I think we’ve all watched, or at least heard of, the TV show Extreme Couponers. As someone who uses coupons, I watched the show when it first premiered. I was fascinated by the women- and the men- who ventured into the grocery store and emerged five hours later with carts full of groceries and a 98% savings.
If that scenario sounds like something you do on a regular basis, this post probably isn’t for you.
If you dislike clipping coupons, but enjoy saving money when it requires minimal time and effort on your part, then you should keep reading.
Below are the three things I do after every grocery shopping trip to save money. Actually, to be accurate, it isn’t saving money so much as it is getting cash back. So while you’ll end up paying the same amount while you’re at the store, you’ll accumulate cash back that can be deposited straight into your bank account.
ibotta is a free app that allows you to accumulate cash back. Before you shop, browse ibotta’s offers for specific items. To unlock the cash back rebate for each product, you just have to complete easy tasks like taking polls, watching brief videos, and scanning recipes.
After your trip to the grocery store, scan the bar code on the items you bought and upload an image of your receipt. ibotta will credit you for the rebates within a few hours. When you’ve reached a minimum of $10, you can cash out into a PayPal account or redeem your earnings for various gift cards.