Randomness: Apps I use to get Money Back on Shopping

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Randomness is a post I came up with to share with you all the other things in my life. I love books and blogging, but I also do other things and so I wanted a post where I could share with you some of those other things, products, purchases, and more….

This year I started downloading a few different apps that give you money back after shopping. Mainly you look and see if anything you bought is on their list, then you take a picture of your receipt, and last you get some money back on those items.

Now I don’t save as much as Anna over on Herding Cats and Burning Soup does. That girl is a Coupon Goddess, you should check out her post on Couponing 101 if you want more tips, but I have been trying to save more by using coupons and the apps on my phone. 

Where do I shop?

Target is my main location for everything. I do swing by Walgreens or a grocery story if I need something in a hurry, but I usually visit Target every Monday for my weekly shopping trip. My Target has everything I need and a small grocery section too. Since I do my shop at Target I also have their RedCard witch saves me 5% on my total shopping trip every time I go in. I also have their Target App which gives me even more deals and savings on in store items. All you do once you have the app is scan the barcodes of everything in your cart and see what has a deal (usually 5% off items). I like to do this at the end of my shopping; because my store is so full of concert that the cell services dosn’t work well except in certain locations in the store, so I’ll stand around at the end and scan away ^_^. 


Besides the Target App I also use iBottaCheckout 51, and Coupons App plus the coupons.com website to print out coupons. 

If you don’t have these Apps, I highly recommend you get them. You can scan your receipt on all the apps, so you get more savings.



  • Before you shop, add offers on great products.



  • Buy the products you selected at any participating store and make sure to get your receipt.



  • Redeem your offers by taking a photo of your receipt. The apps will then match the items you bought to the offers you selected and give you cash back either though PayPal or Check once you reach a certain amount, usually $20. 



iBotta – As you can see on this trip they had two deals for the Whisky going, so I got $7 back on a $15-20 bottle of Whisky. Now I don’t always get double deals on the same app, but I got lucky this time around. 

So far I’ve received $47.05 in savings since the begging of the year, 2018. I really like the ibotta app. It’s had the most deals on items that I purchase for myself, family, and home. 


Checkout 51 – On this day I got $2 back. I usually find only 1 or 2 items I can redeem at a time on this app. 

So far on this app I’v only saved $4.65. I haven’t had this app very long. Now with Checkout 51 you can’t cash out until you reach $20. It looks like it’s going to take a long time to get their. I don’t find many items on the app that I can use, so not sure how productive this one will be for me. 


Coupons App plus the  coupons.com website – With the coupon app I’ve only got one deal with that one back. I usually go online to the coupons.com site and print out the coupons, so they are their on my receipt when I check out at the store. Now the App is nice; because you get your reimbursement deposited directly into your PayPal account. So, you don’t need a certain amount; before you get your money. You get it asap. 


I also do a lot of shopping online and have just recently discovered honey: “a free browser extension that automatically finds and applies coupon codes at checkout for over 30,000 shopping sites. We also instantly find better prices on Amazon and offer Honey Gold at many stores for our U.S. members.” I haven’t done much with honey, but we do order deliver food online to eat, I also do most of my shopping on Amazon and a few other online stores. I’ve not saved a lot yet, but it’s a start. 

“What’s better than finding a promo code for Target? Not having to search for one. Honey for the win!” If you use my link to create an account and make one purchase with honey, I’ll get $5 back: Join Today!


Well those are the apps and websites I use to get money back and savings when I go shopping. I hope I’ve helped you find a way to save a little $$ money on your next shopping trip.


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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

10 comments on “Randomness: Apps I use to get Money Back on Shopping

  1. I used to do a lot of couponing, but I got a little burnt out on it because I just didn’t have the time to deal with it. But I got some FANTASTIC deals when I did it.

    • I can see getting burnt out. So far it’s been easy and if I miss turning in a receipt I do’t sweet it, but it is nice to get a little something back after my shopping trip.

  2. That’s pretty cool. I haven’t tried any of those apps, but I have used coupons.com before, but not as much as I should. I find it odd that you can get coupons on liquor. That’s not allowed in Ohio. You have to buy from a state liquor store (many of which are in grocery stores, but you have to have a special license from the state and a ton of rules) and all prices are the same no matter where you go. Grocery stores often fight to get them, because people will come in for the liquor and then just buy all their groceries.

    • WOW I didn’t know that about Ohio. All the states I’ve lived in you can buy liquor at the grocery store, at a liquor story, or from Target/Walmart. I do know some states don’t sell on Sunday, but I didn’t know about the grocery stores only thing. Thank’s Melanie for visiting and sharing.

  3. Ty! So much for sharing these app’s angela!! I’m a coupon girl!!! Anyway I can save money I do it!! I can’t remember the last time payed full price on shampoo,soap,deodorant,laundry detergent!! And so many other thing! Shared on all my socials!!

    • Thank you Kathy for sharing. It’s always nice to save money and I’m glad you enjoyed todays post.

  4. Have you tried ebates? I’ve been curious about how it really works considering I do most of my shopping online. Do these apps that you enter the receipt for work for all stores or just the ones they are affiliated with?

    • I’ve not tried ebates. It looks like you have to use the ebates site then they take you to the store you want like Amazon or Kohles. You shop and then you get some cash back. Not sure how much you get back. I might try it out. Will see.
      Yes the apps that you enter receipts will be at the stores they are afflicted with. They have a wide selection on stores and most are in every state like Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, WinCo Foods, Trader Joes, etc… Some do have an Other Option so you can use your recipe from a store not on their list, but you have to see if the items you bought are amiable for cash back.

  5. The states has really cool places to shop. I love it when I go there. I miss buying certain things. Even though I was born there and still am a US citizen, I do miss many things. We had a Target here but it lasted for a couple of months and closed down because it was nothing like the ones in the states. I walked in at first and turned right around. Thank you for sharing this.

    • Thank’s Mary for visiting. Ya, the US has some great places to shop.