4 ways to make money off your receipts.

Did you know that you can make money off your receipts, yes it is 100% true. I promise! There are so many ways for you to make money and my goal is to share them with you. It takes two seconds and you can actually make extra cash money!!

  1. Ibotta App – First make sure to find any products that you are buying in the app and you will be able to get money back from it. You can collect as many items as you want!! (from several stores!) You can shop at any store that is on their list: Target, Kroger, etc. It’s super user friendly and easy to use.  Once you purchased the items you scan the receipt and it puts money into the account! Use my code (ocwrist)  to sign up today and we will BOTH get some money added into our account!
  2. Savings Catcher App (walmart) – Whenever you go shopping at Walmart they have an app where you can scan the receipt and they will find items if they were cheaper at other stores and you will get money back for it. Walmart is a huge corporation and a lot of people use them!! So why not make money back using them? I mean it would be foolish for you to not take advantage of this!! They do all the work for you and you can make back a few bucks per each visit! Jump on it.Unknown-2
  3. Yaarlo I love this app!!! It allows you to earn cash back whenever you shop and you can redeem your cash back via gift cards or cash. Literally all you do is scan your receipt and it takes care of the rest. Sign up using my referral code: SUSIELIB274
  4. Coupon or Survey – My biggest and newest way is by taking a survey!! Lots of times there are surveys at the bottom of receipts that allow you to get a coupon or enter into sweepstakes!! This is huge and great!! I have won a FREE tank of gas from taking a survey on a receipt! PLUS lots of times it helps add up points if I have a rewards card or something. Many large corporations do this: Giant Eagle, Home Depot, Lowes, etc.

You aren’t going to get rich by doing any of these, but it is nice to have some extra money for birthdays, events, etc. Get started with just one today and add in the rest later if you want!

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Ways to save money this year!

There are plenty of ways for you to save money you just have to know how to shop smart and be aware of ways to ‘cheat’. 


  • Picking the right store with the same quality is critical. We used to go to Walmart because the prices seemed cheaper, but we realized that the meat was not as good as we thought it would be. After much thought we decided to go to Giant Eagle for our meat. I suddenly started to realize that they had more options all over and had much better prices, especially sales!
  • Water…. water… We all know we like water bottles, but in the long run this adds up quick! We used to through a pack a week so thats $3 x 4 =$12 a month minimally. We decided to use water bottles (that were large enough to fill up 2 water bottles) with a water filter in the fridge. We cut expenses wherever we can! PLUS.. another thing is if you are like me you love ice tea, right? Make your own in a pitcher and put it in another bottle for you to take with you instead of getting ice tea.
  • I can’t stress meal planning enough!!! Oh my gosh we are currently working on this all the time. It has saved us time and money. I can know what meat to pull out the nights before or what have you!
  • Use cash back Apps.. This is my favorite favorite way to MAKE money! You heard right!!! Make money grocery shopping? Sign me up. Our favorite is Checkout 51, Ibotta All of these are super easy to use!
  • Cutting back on snacks will help you save money as well! I have limited our snacks to only a few a week that we really truly will eat and that are somewhat healthy. If you are hungry when you go shopping you will buy more (duh) and more snacks!! So make sure you have the strength to turn down the good ones!!
  • Growing your own produce will help you save money.. plus it will be healthier and possibly even last longer. I don’t know about you but I feel like I buy so much produce and never eat it all! I always tell myself that I will, but I never do. We have a tomato plant and cucumber plant outside that I can’t wait to use this  year! We will be able to save money this way with this simple task!

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Ibotta, making money off groceries & more!!

Written by Melissa Langston.  I keep hearing about Ibotta but have no idea what it is! So I decided to check it out for myself.

In case you aren’t familiar with Ibotta and/or have never heard of it, Ibotta is a free app that can help you save you cash on things you buy every day.

The first thing to do is to download the app. It is available for both iPhone and Android users. Once the app is downloaded, you can check out all of the nearby retailers to see which one is offering the most rebates. Or, you can search for your favorite (or the one you know you will go to) and see what types of rebates they may be offering.   Once you unlock your rebates, they will be added to your Shopping List.


Next, go shopping! Be sure to go to one of the Ibotta retailers-there over 80!

Now, you are ready to verify your purchases. I clicked on the green “Verify Purchases” button at the bottom of my screen and scanned the barcodes of the items I had purchased and wished to verify. The app scanned with no problem and the amount of the rebate appeared in my account!

The first week I joined, I earned a $10 welcome bonus. That was really helpful! On a pretty regular basis, I receive notifications for different rebates I can unlock. The only down side to this app that I have found is that you must have $20 in your account to withdraw cash. To get your cash, you can link your Ibotta account with either PayPal or Venmo, or you can create a new PayPal or Venmo account within the App.
Another neat thing you can do in lieu of withdrawing cash is to choose to receive gift cards from iTunes, Walmart, and Amazon-just to name a few. An additional feature is that you can invite friends and receive a $5 referral bonus each you’re your friend redeems their first rebate!

What is my opinion of Ibotta? I didn’t sign up for it to get rich, I just wanted to have a little fun and try it out. I think it’s a really neat app! I figure if I’m going to be out grocery shopping, I may as well get paid for it!

Download the app with referral code: ocwrist (there’s something for both of us!) 

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