Saving Money on Food

anime girl shopping grocery store

Trying to make ends meet on a shoestring budget is hard. It is even harder when you are allergic to an ingredient found in many food items. Most food is so overly processed that the ingredient list scares me or I have to cook it from scratch. I started couponing to make every dollar count and then I turned to my phone. My husband got me a Samsung Galaxy S4 for my birthday a year ago and while checking out the free apps, I found some great ones for shopping. You can even do multiple off these apps for the same shopping trip to get even more money back!

First app I am going to talk about is called Ibotta. You do your shopping and they list items you can get a rebate for. They even have store brand items! Even better is the team feature. You can team up with your friends and family on Facebook to earn even more money back. They also do other stores as well, such as Best Buy. If you have not already tried this app then please use referral code yqayyb to get $1 added to your account to start.


My next favorite app is called Checkout51. This app always has an offer for fresh produce and name brand items. There is no referral code to join this one.

Savingstar is my next app. This one is mostly for the name brand items and they have similar offers to those offered in the newspaper coupons. They also offer savings for online shopping. There is no referral code for this one either.

This next app I think is just amazing. It is called Receipt Hog and they will process any grocery receipt to earn coins. Earn so many coins and get cash back. That means even if you buy stuff that was not shown in any of the other apps, you can still earn money back. The referral code is in the link for this one.

This next app let you earn money buy walking into the store. You heard me correctly! With Shopkick you can earn money just walking into the stores to do your shopping.  And if you get bored one day, you can check out the photo albums different stores post for hidden points. Some stores do not have the walk in option, instead you have to scan certain items in the store. When I used to work at Best Buy I would get free points for just going to work every day. The only downside is this app does not give cash, only gift cards.