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Top 5 Grocery Rebate Apps 2015

I don’t know about you guys…but I really want to be a couponer…but it just seems like so much work!  Taking the time to purchase a newspaper, clip the coupons, and organize the little bits of paper just seems to be SO time consuming.  PLUS, having to find the exact coupon you need by the time you check out…it’s just a challenge for me to really get into it sometimes.  However…I do want to save money on my purchases.

FINALLY they have come up with some apps that make this process SO MUCH EASIER!  Welcome to the 21st century coupons…it’s about time.

I’ve been using some of these apps for a while just to see which apps are the best…and which apps are just not worth the time.  So first I’ll list my top 5 favorite Grocery rebate apps…along with some honorable mentions.  At the end of the post I’ll be adding my list of what apps you should really just skip all together.  Also, there are several online shopping rebate apps that are available…but that will be a separate Top 5 list because there are so many…


1. Ibotta - This one is my absolute favorite rebate app!  You get rewards quickly and you can link it directly with your paypal account.  Plus they have bonuses all of the time so you can get even more cash back on your purchases.  The other day I went to Publix and purchased $42 worth of groceries and got $8.15 back on Ibotta!  All you have to do is complete simple tasks, like watch an ad, look at a recipe, or take a quick poll (that takes 5 seconds may I add)…then take a picture of your receipt and within 24 hours you’ll get your rebate.  Once you reach $10 (which…trust me…wont take long), you can transfer it to your paypal account or get the balance on a gift card.  It’s easiest way to get cash back on purchases you’re already making AND has the most to offer when it comes to grocery rebates.  If you do decide to sign up, use my referral code: gphanck


2. Snap by GrouponGroupon now has an app that allows you to get money back on your grocery purchases.  It’s similar to Ibotta, but you don’t actually have to do anything extra to get the rebate.  You just snap a picture of your entire receipt, and then you select the deals that apply.  Off of the same Publix purchase, I got an extra $1.25 from Snap by Groupon PLUS 5 Starbucks star rewards.  They also have special offers like Ibotta.  Like right now if you purchase POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice you get $0.50 rebate…but if you buy 5 you can get an EXTRA $5!  So if you purchase 5 of them within that time span, you get $7.50 total cash rebate.  The only downside to this program is…there are fewer rebates available to redeem.  Ibotta has hundreds of rebates available, while snap by groupon may have 50 rebates available.


3. Checkout51 - Checkout51 is another great way to earn money back from your everyday grocery trip.  I’ve just started using the app, so that’s why it’s not higher up on the list…however, it’s still good enough to add to the list.  This is the most like Snap by Groupon.  You don’t have to do anything extra to get the rebate…just snap a picture of your entire receipt and you are eligible for the rebate.  It also has the same downside…only 35-50 rebates are available at one time…but they do change them up quite often.  Off of the same Publix purchase, I got an extra $1.50 from Checkout51…mind you $0.50 of that was uploading my 1st receipt…but it’s like getting a free $0.50!


4. Shopmium – Shopmium is another great way to get cash back on your purchases, and has a lot of similar offers to Ibotta/Snap by Groupon/Checkout51 …so it’s a great way to get extra cash back on those items as well.  This app is similar to Checkout51 and Snap by Groupon, with only a handful of offers every week…however they rotate offers frequently.   If you do decide to sign up for Shopmium, make sure you use my referral code: KGEMMEKM


5. Walmart Savings Catcher – This one is the easiest one of them all!  All you have to do is download the Walmart app, select “Savings Catcher”…snap the bar code at the bottom of your walmart receipt…enter the date of your purchase and the app does the rest for you.  The app searches all of the local ads to see if there was a better price listed in your local area…if there is you get the difference on a Walmart gift card!  Honestly…this app is great and you’ll be surprised at how much you end up getting.  The example on the site says the following (to give a clearer picture of how it works): “Peter Pan Peanut Butter, buy one, get one free. Save up to $3.50.” will be compared as follows: Competitor BOGO “Save up to $3.50” means that each Peter Pan Peanut Butter costs $1.75 ($3.50 / 2 = $1.75). If the Walmart price for one Peter Pan Peanut Butter is $3.00, you would then get back $1.25 on each Peter Pan Peanut Butter you buy at Walmart ($3.00 – $1.75 = $1.25).  There is no minimum to redeem your rewards too…which is always great.

Honorable mentions:

SavingStar – This is a great app…no only because you get grocery rebates…but you also can get cash back for your online purchases.  As for the grocery part (since that’s what’s this post is focusing on) this app is similar to Checkout51 and Snap by Groupon.  You don’t have to do anything extra to get the rebate…just snap a picture of your entire receipt and you are eligible for the rebate.  The selection is a little limited too…but the cash back offers available are great.  Their offers are more on bulk purchases…like purchase $20 of this brand, get a $5 rebate.  I would definitely sign up for this one because this one has the most to offer (online and in store shopping).

CartSmart – I just started using CartSmart…so that’s one of the reasons why it didn’t make the list.  However, this app looks to be very similar to Checkout51.  I haven’t received any cash back yet from this app…but like I said, it’s because I just found out about it a few days ago.

Shrink – Shrink is a great app, but the cash back offers are just not there for me.  If you purchase items that are specific to a diet (gluten free, vegan…etc.) you may be interested in this app.  They do have general items as well…like cash back on any milk/lettuce/product…so you can still get some cash back.  Also, if you use this link you can get a $1 just for signing up.  

Favado – This isn’t actually a rebate app, but I had to add this because it’s a great way to find out what stores in your area have the best deals.  Just download the app, select your store and find out who has the best deals.  It’s a great way to save time and money.

Now…the apps that are not my favorites…but are still worth looking at.

I want to disclose that though these apps are not my favorites, they still may offer some sort of cash back deal.  I just haven’t had much luck with these.

1. Shopkick – This one has the potential to be great.  You get points for just walking into most stores…and extra rewards if you scan items in that store.  The only issue that I have with it is that you don’t get rewarded the way you should.  You have to physically be on the app to earn rewards…and it looks a little awkward running around a store like target scanning random items.  Also, I always forget to go on the app when I got into a store.  This is a slow paying app as well.  It will take you a while to get to a substantial reward.  Still you can get rewarded for just walking into a store…you don’t have to purchase anything…so it’s really hard to be mad at this one.

2. Receipt Hog – This site could be pretty amazing…however, it just takes so long to get anywhere.  I’ve been doing using this app for a month now and I’m at 250 points…which is one fourth of the way to a $5 paypal credit.  If you’re just wanting an extra app that will eventually pay out…you can download this, but it may be a while before you actually see any rewards.  Still…you get rewarded for almost any purchase you make…so it’s hard to really be too upset at it.  If you do decide to sign up for this app, you can use this code to get extra spins for a chance to win more points: frut4025

Groupon Hot Deal – 6-Hour Flash Sale—EXTRA 30% OFF + Fall Beauty Favorites

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Everyone loves to get pampered every once in a while.

This is right up my ally…right now Groupon is having a 6 hour flash sale where you can get an additional 30% off fall beauty favorites.  Use the code PAMPER at checkout and you’ll see the discount applied before you check out.  You can use this code on 3 local deals and save up to $50 on a groupon using this coupon.

There are salon deals, massage deals, manicure and pedicure deals all available locally.  I would add them into this post, but my deals will be different to your deals depending on the area you live in.  :)

If you do partake in this deal…let me know what you guys get…and enjoy getting pampered!


Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty – 30% off ALL Bareminerals Lifestyle Kits & Discounted STRIVECTIN Wrinkle Cream

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By now my local Ulta store knows me by name.  I’m ok with that…because I’m getting some really fantastic deals.  Unfortunately…today, they will not see me in store, because their best deal is and online exclusive.  I know I keep saying this…but this day may be my favorite of them yet.

Today only you can get 30% off ALL Bareminerals Lifestyle Kits!  These kits are already deeply discounted, so you know you’re going to get a good deal.  At the moment there are six kits available…but with this kind of deal they may sell out fast.  Also, like with so many of these deals…you get a free gift with purchase.  You can get a FREE Bareskin Foundation with any $35 bareMinerals purchase (offer valid 9/6/15-9/26/15 or while supplies last).



Beauty Break Step Up! With any $75 purchase receive a full size bareMinerals Renew & Hydrate Eye Cream

Beauty Break! FREE 4-pc bareMinerals gift with any $50 purchase

Gift includes:

Also, the second deal available is STRIVECTIN SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate For Wrinkles & Stretch Marks 2 oz for $49 (normally $79).  Also, you can get a FREE 3-pc Best of StriVectin Sample Set with any $89 StriVectin purchase (offer valid 9/6/15-9/26/15 or while supplies last).

Also…don’t forget to pick up Lorac Alter Ego Lipsticks!  Right now they are half off…making each of these lipsticks only $8!!!  I went to my local Ulta and picked up 4 more yesterday…maybe I’ll do a haul here sometime soon.  And again…if you spend $25 on a Lorac purchase, you can also get a FREE deluxe sample Alter Ego Lip Gloss (offer valid 9/6/15-9/26/15 or while supplies last).

Let me know if you picked any of these amazing products up!  Also check back tomorrow for more amazing deals!

Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty – 50% off IT COSMETICS Eyelift In A Tube & DERMABLEND Smooth Liquid Camo Foundation


I’m really excited about this one guys!  Today only you can get the It Cosmetics Eyelift for only $14.50!  If you know me…I LOVE It Cosmetics Products…and I can tell you from experience that these products don’t go on sale very often…so make sure to pick this up before they sell out!  Also, you get a FREE Discover IT Kit with any $45 IT Cosmetics purchase (offer valid 9/6/15-9/26/15 or while supplies last).

Also on sale today is DERMABLEND Smooth Liquid Camo Foundation.  This also has a special free offer…get a FREE travel size Professional Foundation Brush with any $30 Dermablend purchase (offer valid 9/6/15-9/26/15 or while supplies last)

Also…don’t forget to pick up Lorac Alter Ego Lipsticks!  Right now they are half off…making each of these lipsticks only $8!!!  I went to my local Ulta and picked up 4 more yesterday…maybe I’ll do a haul here sometime soon.  And again…if you spend $25 on a Lorac purchase, you can also get a FREE deluxe sample Alter Ego Lip Gloss (offer valid 9/6/15-9/26/15 or while supplies last).

Let me know if you picked any of these amazing products up!  Also check back tomorrow for more amazing deals!  :)

Hatchery Subscription on Sale at Gilt City!


Hatchery Subscription is on Sale at Gilt City!  Here are the details:

About Hatchery:

  • With monthly tasting boxes from Hatchery, you can stock your pantry with cocktail mixers, vinegars, salts, spices, baking ingredients and more.
  • Hatchery sources products from green markets, family farms and independent makers across the country, helping you support small businesses.
  • Products come packaged with recipes and bios of each maker so you can cook the perfect brisket while reading up on 4 Rivers Smokehouse.
  • Featured everywhere from Saveur and Refinery29 to The Today Show, Hatchery is the perfect way to discover new, interesting flavors.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Redeem by: Tuesday, December 8, 2015
  • This offer is subject to Terms and Conditions
  • Membership must be initiated by December 8, 2015
  • Offer is final sale and nonrefundable
  • Valid at
  • Shipping available only in U.S.
  • Limit one per member; one additional may be purchased as a gift
  • Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions
  • Voucher may be used to obtain the discount until December 8, 2015; after this date, the voucher is valid for the amount paid for five years from date of purchase, longer if provided by law

Get Your 1st Birchbox for only $5!!!


Here’s a great deal for you guys!  Right now you can get 50% off your first month of Birchbox by using the coupon code 5BOX!

If you’ve been waiting for a great Birchbox deal…here it is!  They don’t put out these kind of coupons very often, so snag yours now!  :)

ModCloth Stylish Surprise Sale is LIVE now!


These sell out so quickly…so I’m trying to get this post out as soon as possible, lol.

Modcloth is having another Stylish Sale right now!  This is a great time to pick up some great styles at a super low price!  Here are the sale details:

Stylish Surprise – Dresses, $20

Stylish Surprise – Apparel, $15

Stylish Surprise – Shoes, $10

Also…new customers get $20 off $100 when they sign up. You’ll get an email immediately after signing up with a discount code.

Let me know if you’re taking part of this amazing sale…if so I would love to see what you all got!  :)


Get up to 25% off Groupon Deals – 2 Days ONLY!!!



Crazy deals happening on Groupon right now!  You can get up to 25% off 3 local deals (which means you can use the coupon on 3 different deals!!!).  Here are the details of the sale:

I just used the code to get 25% a three day cold juice cleanse from Juice from the Raw…saved myself over $22!!!  I’ve also tried this code on some of Groupons amazing wine deals!  These are my local Tampa deals, but you should head over to Groupon and see what kind of deals you can get right now.

New Beauty Test Tube May 2015 Spoilers + Coupon


Use this link to get $10 off your 1st beauty test tube (which makes it $28.90 including shipping):

There are some really great items for the summer season in the May 2015 Test Tube!

May Test Tube Summary:

  • Dr. Brandt Skincare | Needles No More
  • Lids By Design
  • It’s a 10 | Silk Express Miracle Leave-In
  • Tan Towel | Combo Pack
  • Patchology | Hydrate FlashMasque Facial Sheets
  • Hada Labo Tokyo | Replenishing Hydrator
  • glo therapeutics | Gentle Cream Cleanser

Get your 1st graze box absolutely FREE!!!


Right now you can get your 1st box of Graze absolutely free!  You MUST use this link to get your free box (No coupon required):

If you don’t like it, then cancel after your 1st box.  You will not be charged a thing!  :)