2017 Savings Round Up

Hello friends!

A few years ago I resolved to save more and spend less. While I have not been the best at “saving” per se, I have been spending less through the dedicated use of coupons, rebates, and web-browser extensions. I’m pretty pleased with my 2017 Savings Round Up.

This year I saved over $400!

One of the ways I did this was to spend a little time on Sunday mornings creating my shopping lists and looking for relevant promo codes coupons online. Additionally, I checked a variety of product rebate apps to see if there were deals on items I was planning to buy. Check out all the ways I saved below! In 2018, you can resolve to save more!

Rebate Apps: (Check out my Top Ways to Save)

  • Ibotta – $52.29
    • I’ve earned nearly $200 since downloading this app!
      • This is one of my favorite apps because it is SO easy to use. In fact, I use it almost every time I shop because there is consistently a $0.25 rebate on any one item of your choice!
    • *If you sign up with my referral code, dlgmcji you can get a $10.00 welcome bonus.
  • Checkout 51 – $31.55
    • I’ve earned $64.10 since downloading the app!
  • Fetch Rewards – $16.70
    • I’ve earned $16.70 in Amazon.com gift cards since downloading the app!
    • *Join me and earn 1,500 points when you use my referral code (BU7GX). That’s $1.50 in free points! Download the app at http://www.fetchrewards.com
  • Berrycart – $15.50
    • I’ve earned $51.25 since downloading the app!
  • Shopkick – $6.00 in Amazon.com gift cards
    • I’ve earned $27.00 in Target/ Amazon gift cards since downloading the app!
    • Try Shopkick and we’ll both get points toward a free gift cards! Use code BEST121199 or download the app here: http://getsk.co/best121199
  • Savingstar – $0.50 (need $5)
  • MobiSave – $10.95
  • *Cartwheel by Target – $717.71 in total savings since June 2013

Swagbucks

Online Savings Tools/ Browser Extensions:

  • Swagbucks – I’ve earned $125.00 in $25 Amazon.com gift cards this year!
    • Click the above graphic for $3.00 referral bonus when you earn 300SB! 
  • Coupon Cabin – I just started using Coupon Cabin, and I’ve already earned $33.04 cash back!
  • RetailMeNot – While RetailMeNot is a goto when looking for online promo codes, many people overlook it’s cash back rebate offers. I’ve received $14.00 cash back in just two purchases.

Other Ways to Save:

  • Ebates Coupons and Cash BackEbates – $116.96 (I’ve earned over $220 since December 2015)!
    • Why not give it a try, too?Get $10 when you join with my link! Click on the graphic! 
  • Robinhood – I had been looking for an easy way to get started in stock trades for the past few years. Acorns is popular, but I determined it wasn’t for me since it automatically rounds up all purchases. I kept looking and stumbled on RobinhoodRobinhood App
    • Robinhood let’s you join for as little as a $5.00 trade deposit. Plus, traders can buy and sell individual stocks for $0 a trade. On top of that, you and your referral each get a free share of a random stock when a referral link is used!
  • Discover It Card – This year I switched to the Discover It card. One enticing reason was that they have an excellent promotion for your first year—Discover doubles your entire cash back amount. This includes 1% cash back on all purchases, plus the 5% rotating quarterly categories (which are quite good and occasionally include Amazon.com!). Other perks include: no annual fee, free FICO credit score, no foreign transaction fee, and a 0% Intro APR for 14 months on purchases/ balance transfers.

So was it worth it? I saved over $400 this year not including Discover cash back. That’s not bad for doing little more than snapping a photo of my receipts, taking some surveys, and adding browser extensions. In my opinion, the time investment is minimal, and these savings tools really do make you think about what you purchase and the amount you spend. Plus, think of all the things $400 can buy—a round trip ticket to Los Angeles… my cats food and litter for a year… I could go on.

So what do you resolve to do this year?

Cheers!

Jocelyn

* Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. As always, all opinions are my own!

Looking for Ways to Save? Check Out Some of My Favorites

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Hello everyone,

I hope your July is off to an amazing start. I had such a nice holiday weekend and played with so many sparklers. Last weekend I went thrifting. It’s the little things, you know? I’m writing now to alert you to two amazing welcome bonuses avaialble from Ibotta and Ebates.

Ibotta

This was my first and favorite cash back rebate app. You simply review the current deals available at various stores and select those you wish to use. The app will have you watch a quick video or ask a simple question to ‘unlock’ your rebate. Then you go shopping. Once you return home, you take a picture of the product barcode and receipt. Once you earn $5 you can request a transfer via Paypal. Continue reading “Looking for Ways to Save? Check Out Some of My Favorites”

February Savings: Earth Balance, Califia, & more!

Hello everyone,

Happy superb-owl day. 🙂 Do you have a party planned? Need ideas for appetizer inspirations? How about making avocado jalapeño wontons or broccoli cheddar potato skins? I’m going low key this year and making nachos with vegan cheese.

If you’re like me – you waited until the very last minute to go grocery shopping. Luckily, I scoured the internet to find the best coupons and rebates to help you save during your ‘down to the wire’ shopping trip.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Happy shopping (& eating)!

Jocelyn

PS – As always, in case you missed them, check out my top ways to save and other recent savings posts.

* Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. As always, all opinions are my own! Continue reading “February Savings: Earth Balance, Califia, & more!”

First Savings of 2017: Almond Breeze, $5 off produce, & more!

Hello everyone and happy weekend!

I’m working on a  lot of new vegan-friendly dinner ideas for the next few days. But for now, I put together a round up of vegan savings from my favorite rebate savings apps and manufacturer coupons.

I recently added a new savings app to my usual routine. BevRAGE is an alcohol-only rebate app. It’s interesting because there are savings for specific brands, but also $1 back on “any” bottle of different varieties of liquor. You can get $2.00 automatically if you sign up with my referral code “KNVOUKFS.”

I also wanted to alert you to a new year promo from Ebates. If you sign up for Ebates and use it to make an online purchase by 3/31/17, you’ll get a $10 new member bonus! I know, I know. Ebates can seem a little weird, but it works and it’s not a scam. I’ve earned over $110 for making purchases I was already planning on.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Okay, so for the first time in 2017, check out the best coupons and rebates to help you save a few dollars during your weekend shopping.

Happy shopping (& eating)!

Jocelyn

PS – As always, in case you missed them, check out my top ways to save and other recent savings posts.

* Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. As always, all opinions are my own!

Continue reading “First Savings of 2017: Almond Breeze, $5 off produce, & more!”

2016 Savings Round Up & Final Deals of the Year (Beyond Meat, Muir Glen & more!)

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Hello everyone!

Can you believe we’re only three days away from the new year?! What are your goals for 2017? I plan to save even more by using coupons and rebate apps, as well as, make new foods from scratch like pasta!

I recently reviewed my annual rebate app savings, and I had fantastic results. I saved over $220! Broken down as follows: (Check out my Top Ways to Save).

  • Ibotta – $108.70
  • Checkout 51 – $38.85
  • BerryCart – $32.00
  • Shrink – $27.25
  • ShopKick – $7 in Target gift cards
  • MobiSave – $6.75
  • *Cartwheel – $567.18 in total savings since June 2013

So has the minimal time commitment been worth it? Continue reading “2016 Savings Round Up & Final Deals of the Year (Beyond Meat, Muir Glen & more!)”