The first rule is to not shop hungry. If you try to grocery shop while you are starving, you'll end up with a bunch of extra foods that you really didn't need.
Shop once a week and create a well thought out store list by including everything you need. This will save you time and gas money later. The less you shop the more you save. How many times have you went to the store for a gallon of milk and spent $30? That's some expensive milk!
Milk will keep longer if you push it to the back of the refrigerator. Buy one more than you think you'll need so you'll definitely have enough and keep them in the back.
The Walmart Savings Catcher app by Walmart is another way that I make and save extra cash and, of course, it's FREE! It's available for iPhone and Android or use it online.
In my area, Walmart is one of the cheapest places to shop and now they have a program called the Savings Catcher where if they find a lower price they give you the difference. For example, if you buy a box of cereal at Walmart for $3.50 and a local store sold the cereal for $2.50 the Savings Catcher program will give you $1.00 back.
After you make your purchase, open the Walmart app and go to the Savings Catcher tab and scan the code on your receipt.
If you don't have a smartphone, that's okay.
Checkout 51 is another great money making rebate app. It's similar to Ibotta and SavingStar. For my area, they do not offer many rebates, but I have noticed the rebates they have are higher paying than anywhere else, plus they offer rebates that I can't find anywhere else.
One very unique quality of Checkout 51 is even if you do not choose one of their rebates, you can still upload any grocery receipt as long as you spend at least $60. This enters you for a chance to win $500!
One of my absolute favorite ways to make extra cash and save extra cash is the Ibotta app. It’s free! You earn cash rebates from purchasing the participating products advertised on the Ibotta app. This includes groceries, restaurants, and online purchases.
Once you reach their payout limit you can either select a gift card or have the money transferred to your PapPal account. The payout limit is a little higher than some of the other rebate apps, but it's only $20 and it will not take long to reach that goal.
SavingStar is another worthwhile cash making app. Users earn cash back rebates on groceries and online shopping. It’s available for FREE on iPhone and Android.
It is similar to Ibotta and Checkout 51, but it has some very unique qualities that you won’t find anywhere else.
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