Do you go grocery shopping? Do you wince a little when you get up to the check out counter and see the total? Even though I expect it, this still happens to me. But I’ve found a few things to make me feel a little bit better.
1.) My Target Red Card – 5% off my whole purchase every time I use it. And you know I love me some Target!
2.) The Out of Milk App – not sure if it’s just for androids but I got it for my phone. It lets me keep track of my grocery list and remembers what everything costs after I’ve entered it in once. So I can see (if I stick to my list) how much the total should be when I’m finished.
3.) M Perks at Meijer – Even though I love Target, I can’t get the coupons to print at my home from their website. This is extremely frustrating especially since I use up&up diapers and there’s almost always a coupon online. I hate paying full price, but I have no choice since I can’t ever print the coupon! M Perks is awesome because I can “clip” the coupon without printing them on paper. I get up to the cashier, enter my phone number and get all the coupons electronically!
4.) Ibotta is the new app I wanted to tell you about. You can actually earn money buying things. You look through their offers and grab whichever ones you want. Last time I went shopping, I got Diet Coke (I actually didn’t end up buying this one though), Keebler M&M cookies, Pop Tarts, Crackers, BBQ Sauce and maybe another one. I earned $0.50 – $0.75 for each of these items. To get the offers you do things on the app like, Read a Fact, Take a Poll or Answer a Trivia Question. The more tasks you complete, the more money you get back. After you go shopping, just take a picture of the receipt and upload it to the app. Once you’ve earned $5, you can cash out to pay pal. I have $3.25 so far and I’ve only been shopping once since getting it. :) THIS IS A FREE APP so why not try it?? If you do want to try, I would love it if you’d use my referral link: Get the Ibotta App! I earn $1 with each referral I get and so can you after you add the app.
All these things make grocery shopping more fun for me and take away the cringe-factor when I get up to the register.
One last thing I do to save money on groceries (and I just started doing this) is to menu plan for the whole month. This way I know every week EXACTLY what I need to buy for my meals. It really has been saving me money. :)