We’ve been telling you how awesome Ibotta is, the smartphone app that allows you to earn money for items you buy at the store. Go here to sign up for free.
Well, we know some of you had questions about how it worked, if it was hard to use, or if getting paid was difficult. We made a quick video today to show you how easy it is. Enjoy! (If you can’t see the video below, click here to view it on our You Tube Channel.)
Have you tried the new Smartphone app called Ibotta? It is free to download and once you have it on your phone (iPhone or Android) you can browse their offers. You can download it here, for free.
If you see an offer you like on Ibotta you can complete the 2-3 requirements to earn that coupon value. You may be asked to watch a short video, take a poll, read a bit of trivia about the product or share the deal on your Facebook page.
Once you earn the value of the offer you simply buy the item at the store and come home and submit you receipt. This is easy to do and it is all done on your phone. Watch our demonstration as we submit for $0.75 on Diet Coke and $0.75 on Sprite.
The money you earn from Ibotta offers goes into your Ibotta account & when you wish to be paid you simply click to withdraw cash. The funds are deposited into your Paypal account. You can also donate the funds to schools or United Way.
You can make this even sweeter savings because you can use mfg. coupons in the store when you buy the item and then submit for the Ibotta offer too. For example, if we would have had a $1 mfg. coupon for Diet Coke we could have used that in the store to bring the out of pocket cost down & then still submitted for our $0.75 from Ibotta.
We had a doctor’s appointment yesterday that took us out of town. That meant on the long-ish drive back home we’d have the opportunity to hit the shops with our coupons. Boy, what a GREAT couponing adventure. You know how it feels when things “work”? All the deals are as posted or talked about, the items are in stock and your coupons are organized? That is the kind of day we had. It was so much fun!!
Here is a video Jim shot of our items when we got home. We ended up saving 87% off retail and hit Rite Aid, Walgreens, Target and Kroger.
Some of them we hit multiple locations. Many of the items in the video are deals we have written about in the past week. Our Kroger doubles coupons up to and including $1, so we are fortunate that many of our Kroger items end up super cheap or free.
Have you tried these? We did and they are yummy and fast and easy! 3 key characteristics in our kind of dinner!
You can also view this video from Kraft for an idea on just how simple this is to make:
Well, we went to Kroger last night armed with oodles of coupons, mostly printables we have shared with you this week or so. We each had a cart, and we were thrilled that everything we wanted was in stock! Our Kroger doubles coupons up to $1, and that is a huge blessing. Because of that many of the items you see were free.
What we bought (combined, between the 2 of us), the price after the Mega Event savings & what coupons we used:
Total spent: $64.98 which includes $59.04 in pizzas. Without them, the total would be just $5.94!!! (We eat a lot of pizza, and this was a nice price so we stocked up).
Our Kroger has a policy of only allowing 3 like insert coupons and 2 like printable coupons to be doubles in a transaction. We buy 4 to 6 copies of papers each week and we print coupons from 2 different computers in our home (which allows us to end up with 4 of each printable coupon when you can print them twice.)
We have a video of the haul for you on our Thrifty Coupon Couple YouTube Channel. Enjoy!
Enjoy the new video! It’s not on our usual You Tube channel, but it’s us just the same!
We liked the totally free Lichi Probiotic and the SAMe dietary supplement that were $10 with instant $10 register reward (each).
Also, the Smart Protien bars are $1.99 with a $2 Register Reward
The $19.99 Osteo Bi-flex that is on sale at BOGO Free works out super cheap with the (2) $7 coupons from this past weekend’s paper!
Finally, check your clearance for nice double markdowns. Our store had a bunch of Loreal marked down and with coupons from previous inserts we snagged a couple of really cheap deals.
Enjoy the video below:
We thought this was worth reposting………..
How we started our coupon binder.
First, we bought dividers like these from Amazon (they have the best price, hands down, on dividers).
Once we had those we knew we wanted plastic tabbed dividers (not paper, we wanted them durable). We searched dollar stores (none to be found), Walmart, Staples and more. The BEST price was Target! They had 5 tab plastic dividers for just $1.59! Staples wanted $6+. They are the Target Up & Up brand and are perfect!
However, when we put them in the binder we realized that because we were using them on plastic inserts and not paper, they were a smidge too narrow. We couldn’t see the tabs which would make it hard to easily flip to the different coupon categories. So we came up with this solution we show in the video below.
We hope it helps you!
(Stay tuned for a finished project update, along with a picture of the snazzy cover Kelli made to hide the ugly binder!)
Do you have a Menards in your area?
If so, we encourage you to shop there to snag their amazing weekly deals that involve their Rebate program.
At Menards they do not give you cash rebates, but they do give you a certificate that is just like cash to use at Menards (similar to how Walgreen’s Register Rewards are like cash at that store).
Here is a short video we put together to show you how quick and easy it is to submit a Menards rebate:
If for some reason you can’t see the video, click here to visit our You Tube channel. You will find this video and many others showing you how we save money the easy way!