ShaneD thank you!
*made a grocery list on Ibotta, and plan to try it out tonight. Does anyone else have experience/good results with this app or any others like it?
I use Ibotta pretty regularly. It's an easy way to stock up on things that we would not normally purchase. I've received around $175 from it since last December. The any brand rebates are great because its rare to find coupons on produce and every little bit counts. I also like it a lot for stocking up on alcohol. We like to keep a well stocked bar (cheaper than going out for drinks!) and getting $4-6 off liquor is fantastic. We've been able to stack sales, coupon and the ibotta rebates to get things for free before too.
Just be careful you don't let yourself buy things just to get the rebate.
+1. I also use Ibotta after every trip. I haven't made nearly as much- like $13 since I started a few months ago. But then, we only do every brand purchases and rarely a Bota Box rebate. I also agree- do not let it make you buy something you wouldn't buy otherwise! I don't make a list from Ibotta- I decide what I'm going to buy and treat Ibotta as another coupon. (Okay, I need cream cheese. Let's see- Challenger is on sale through the app. Does that make it cheaper than the store brand cream cheese? If yes, purchase; if no, store brand. But I'm not going to buy cream cheese if I didn't already need it).
Another +1 for ibotta, for all the reasons already provided. That and Savingstar are my top 2.
Savingstar has a weekly produce rebate, and sometimes has brands/items I regularly buy (sometimes not). The big thing I've seen there is that Savingstar rebates often parallel available coupons and available digital coupons at my main supermarket. So if you skip being brand-loyal, you can end up with quite a few freebies or really cheap items by stacking Savingstar with coupons. (I now own a bunch of free moisturizer and body wash.) On rare occasion, it also has a freebie item (like a free Kit Kat the other week). The minimum cash-out price is also low ($5). ETA: I've also gotten small percentages back on online shopping (they include a lot of sites).
I just started trying Mobisave (was on a waiting list for a couple of months), which has mostly things I don't buy, but when something does pop up, it's advantage is that the money goes straight to your PayPal, with no minimum cash-out required.
I just downloaded BerryCart yesterday, actually, which seems like a cross between ibotta and Mobisave. Don't have enough experience yet to give an opinion.
Two I haven't found worth the time for me are Snap and Checkout51. I thought Checkout51, in particular, would be useful, but the vast majority of products on it, I've never heard of and have no access to, let alone would buy. 25 cents each week for 1 produce offer is something, but once I finally hit my minimum on that one, I think I'm going to cash out and scrap it. Snap, approximately the same experience, although it, too, has occasionally produce items. (Got free scallions that way, for example.)
ETA: I should add that there are a bunch of blogs out there dedicated to sharing fortuitous coupon/rebate combos. While I do come up with some of them myself (since everyone's available rebates can vary), this site in particular has been invaluable to me, as they post a lot on my local store: http://www.livingrichwithcoupons.com/
. They cover not just physical coupons but online rebates/cash-back as well.