3 Easy Ways to Save Money WHILE Shopping

I use these tools because they are easy. They take very little upkeep from me, and I don't have to devote a lot of extra time to them, like I would in the vast realm of couponing, for instance. This post isn't sponsored in the least, I just thought I'd share these with you so we could all save money together. Everyone can use an extra dollar in their pocket, eh?

Basically, what follows are thrifty mom-hacks to get you started on owning your money. A budget helps more than anything, but I'm not super qualified in leading you through that process, so I'll keep it simple.

I'm sharing three tools that I use to to make my shopping a little more worth it, and at the bottom of each summary, I'm including a referral code. If you're interested in using these tools, I'd love for you to use my referral codes and be on my team! It gives me a small bonus on my account, and also in some cases will add you to my team, which means that our spending can add up faster to give us bonuses together! Yay!



Honey
This site searches any online shopping you're doing, and comes up with discounts, promo codes, and coupons that will match what you're shopping for. Then it automatically applies these codes to your cart, so you check out with the discounted price! You literally have to sign up and that's it. Easier than comparing prices in the grocery store, let me tell you.

Click here to be taken to my Honey referral code.

Ebates
Anytime you're shopping online, Ebates pops up with an amount of cashback that you can earn at that store. For instance, Walmart is at 1% cashback, and Amazon is at 3% cashback right now. It saves all of that cashback until you have a big enough amount. Then you get a check in the mail. What up! Sometimes this cashback is store-wide, other times it only applies to certain categories. They will always give you a list so you know. I use Ebates to do an online walmart order about once a month; if you spend $50 or more, you get free shipping!

Click here to be taken to my Ebates referral code.

Ibotta
This one takes a bit more work, but not much, I promise. It's an app that puts a bunch of manufacturers coupons all in one place. When these coupon savings add up to $20, you can receive a gift card of that amount (I usually go with Amazon or Applebees for a date night). More often than not, these coupons are for brand-name items - which is not my style of shopping, haha. However, I like to buy little treats for my family on occasion. I often use it to plan one meal (a pre-made pizza crust, pizza sauce, cheese, and sausage); it's a bit more expensive than what I usually buy, but cheaper than eating out. Another way to keep yourself from buying what you don't need is to make your grocery list first, then browse ibotta for things that are already on your list.

Use this referral code when signing up: DHVSYKA
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Currently I'm working on trying to overlap some of these savings, but I haven't quite integrated all of them into my daily shopping. I welcome any and all additions to my little money-saving team!

Do you use any of these tools already? What are some other ways to save you've come across? I'd love to hear about them! Also, let me know if you have any questions about using these to budget, save money, and meal plan.

8 comments:

  1. I use the Ibotta app and I love it! But, I did not know about the other ones- Thank you!

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    1. Yes, they're really easy! Definitely try them out.

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  2. I LOVE Ebates! That is such a good site!

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  3. I've used Ibotta but lately I've forgotten about it. I also used to coupon all the time, but have fallen out of the habit. Groceries are our downfall, so I need to get back into it I think.

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    1. Once you get into a groove it's not too much work, but figuring out that grocery-budget-meal-planning routine takes some effort. I'm still trying to streamline it more.

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  4. People keep telling me about all these apps and sites and I really need to try them out!!

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  5. Honey was new to me, thanks for sharing!

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