Making Your Money Back: Rebates & Surveys

So, I’m into rebates and surveys now.  I’ve installed rebate apps on my phone and take surveys off receipts from store and restaurant purchases.

First, let’s talk rebates.  These apps make redeeming crazy easy.  They are self-explanatory and simple to use.  I have an iPhone but I’m pretty sure both have apps for Android.  Here’s the quick lowdown.  You can click the links for more information.

CHECKOUT 51:  FREE.  Simple process.  Rebates are updated weekly.  You select the items you plan to purchase or have purchased , upload a photo of your receipt and done!  Once you’ve accumulated $20  in rebates you can transfer the money to your bank account or PayPal account.

IBOTTA:  FREE.  A tad bit more complicated than Checkout 51 but are also updated weekly.  These rebates are broken down by stores so you’ll have to search your store and then find the rebates you’re interested in.  Once you’ve shopped you’ll then to need to verify your purchases.  This involves scanning the bar code of the item(s) – bar code scanner is built-in to the app and then you upload a copy of your receipt or scan the QR code on your receipt – QR scanner also built in.  Some of the rebates are repeats.  For example, on staples such as eggs, milk, bread, etc. there are typically rebates available every week.  Once you’ve accumulated $20, you can cash out.

RECEIPT HOG:  FREE.  This one is a no-brainer. All you do is upload photos of your receipts and that’s it.  You earn coins for every receipt uploaded.  This one is a fairly slow process but why not do it?  Takes seconds to upload the photos.  No big deal.

The camera features is built-in to all 3 of these above apps.  This means you don’t have to give the apps access to your phone’s camera.  Also, cash-out options for these apps include several different store gift cards so you don’t have to actually withdraw the cash if you don’t want to. So far I’ve been able to cash out on both Checkout 51 and Ibotta once a month.  The rebates add up fast!

About the surverys…almost every store and restaurant has a survey request on their receipts.  Do them.  Some enter you into sweepstakes, some offer free items and others offer BOGO items.  They take seconds and it’s like the lottery – can’t win if you don’t play.  I also think your odds are a little better with surveys than with the lottery.  I do them quickly on my cell phone all the time.  Make sure you do the surveys as fast as possible.  Most offers expire after 7 days and then you can’t do them.

Go for it and have fun!

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Author: Lisa Summerlin

The Smoking Squirrel is my way of bringing happiness to the world. I firmly believe that laughter is the best medicine and sometimes we all need a negative-free zone. This is it. Enjoy!

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