Did you know you can get PAID to shop?

If you have a smart phone.. this is the place for you..


Ok, so if you have a smart phone you are going to want to download some if not ALL of the below Apps.

These can be found in either the Play Store (Android) or the App Store (I-Phone)

They are intended for you to save money. Most of them are “rebate” apps (meaning you will get money back once you buy the item. But there are a few that are coupon apps that you can use in the store. (where they will scan your phone as a coupon)

So .. the first step I would say is set up a PayPal Account.

Paypal is FREE, and it is the safest way to send money to someone online.. but it is also the best way to get your money back from these rebate apps.

Ok .. here we go..

Ibotta – Click Here to sign up*

Ibotta is one of the best out there.. they offer things that you actually use from the stores you actually shop from.

This is a rebate app, so for example it will tell you to buy 1 gallon of milk from shoprite.. you do that, and it will put $0.50 (or whatever the amount is) into your account. Once you have $5 in your account you can then move it to your paypal account… FREE MONEY just for buying the items you would buy anyway.

* This link is “my” referral link… by using that link you will be joining a team with me that gives us  extra money each month if our team meets a certain amount.

Checkout51 – Click Here To Sign Up

This app can be used with or without a smartphone, but using the phone opens more options for you. It is very similar to Ibotta, but it can be used at ANY STORE not just the ones listed.

Shopmium – Click Here To Sign Up

Once again .. this is just like Ibotta and Checkout51. And can also be used at any store.

 Snap by Groupon – Click Here to sign up

This is just like Ibotta, however some of the rebates can be redeemed unlimited amounts of times.

BerryCart – Click Here to Sign Up

This is just like the rest .. but the items are all Natural Organic Healthy Items ..

Shopkick – Click Here To Sign Up

I am fairly new to this app so I can only tell you what I have read about it … aparently you scan items while in stores and get “kicks” when you have enough “kicks” you can get gift cards and other offers.. apparently there are exclusive store deals as well.

*Above is my referral link .. I have no idea if I get something or you do but hey .. use it please :)

Target Cartwheel – Click Here To Sign Up

If you are a target shopper .. you need this app. You simply click on the coupons that you want and have the cashier scan your phone.

SavingStar – Click Here To Sign Up

You link your store loyalty cards to it, select the items that you want to buy, and once you buy those items you get paid back for them. Once again, once you have $5 in your “savingstar account” you can cash it out to your paypal. You do NOT need a smartphone to use savingstar, but with the app you can use savingstar at any store (even ones that do not have loyalty cards)

Retail Me Not – Click Here to Sign Up

If you have ever been in line in a store and said “is there a promotion for this I dont know about” then this is the app for you. I personally have used this several times for my photo prints from walgreens. You select the store you are at, and they will let you know any promotion that the store is currently having and the correct coupon code for it.

Red Laser – Click Here to sign up 

Basically what this does is keep ALL of your loyalty cards in your phone. So if you happen to leave your keys home, they can just can your phone and you will get the savings. It is also a very good comparison tool. You can scan an item, and find out the prices for that item in the surround stores.

Walmart Saving Catcher – Click Here to sign up

I have yet to use this (as I do not shop walmart often) but aparently, You scan your reciept, they compare prices to the local competitors and if you spent more money at walmart they will send you a gift card with the difference. Sounds good to me !

7-11 App – Click Here to sign up

I am a crazy coffee drinker .. and I am at 7-11 about 9 times a week or more. This is a fairly new app, but they do offer coupons and offers that are worth looking into.

Shoprite – Click Here to sign up


You can view the ad, create your shopping list, “clip” e-coupons, find recipes, and even order your grocerys online thru this app.



Can I Use 2 Coupons On 1 Item?

Find All The Answers To Your  Coupon Questions Here


Coupons may only be used once. You can not buy ten boxes of cereal and scan the coupon for $1 off cereal ten times.  The store will only be reimbursed for the single coupon you scanned – they will then lose $9 for the nine additional times you scanned the coupon.

You may use one coupon per indicated items purchased. If you have two coupons to save $1 on one box of cereal, you can buy two boxes and use both coupons.  The coupon will say “one coupon per purchase.”  This means you may not use both $1 coupons on one box.  If you purchase two boxes then you may use two coupons.

You may not use two coupons on one item. You may not buy one package of diapers and use ten coupons on it.  You may only use one of your coupons on the diapers.  You may, however, use one store coupon and one manufacturer coupon on one item.

Coupons may not be copied.  

Copying coupons is illegal. You can obtain multiples of coupons in legal ways like buying multiple newspapers.

Read the wording of the coupon and ignore the picture! Manufacturer’s usually put a picture of their most expensive product on the coupon to make you think that is what you have to buy.  If you actually read the terms of the coupon, it will usually say “save on ANY brand xyz product.”  That means you can buy even the least expensive product and still save with the coupon!

Check the stores coupon policy. Some store will accept expired coupons some will not. Some will accept internet printed coupons, and some will not. Be sure to know what YOUR store accepts


Let me try to make sense of all of this for you…

BOGO – Buy One Get One – In most cases this stands for Buy One Get One Free, however it can also be Buy One Get One Half Off..  This is also written as B1G1.

Blinkie – This is a manufacture coupon that is found in the grocery store (usually next to the item that the coupon is for) The term “Blinkie” comes from the fact that there is a little red blinking light on these machines.

Catalina Coupon – These are coupons obtained at the register. There is a machine next to the receipt printer in most stores that will generate coupons based on the items that you buy.

DND – Stands for Do Not Double. If this is printed on a coupon, it will not automatically double in the store (assuming your store doubles coupons)

E-Coupons – These are Electronic Coupons that are linked to your shoppers reward card. Most of the stores “e-coupons” can be found online at their website or on an app (if they have one)

ECB’s – Also known as Extra Bucks or Extra Care Bucks, this is CVS’s store rewards program. They are money off of your next order, that prints at the bottom of your receipt if you buy select items.

Insert – This is what we in the “coupon world” call the coupon booklets that come in your newspaper.

IP – This is short for Internet Print, which refers to any coupon that you can print off of the internet.

Matchups – A list of sale items, matched with current coupons, showing you the lowest price you can purchase an item for.

MIR – This is short for Mail In Rebate. You buy an item, and send in your proof of purchase along with the product UPC and the manufacture sends you a check.

OOP – Short hand for Out Of Pocket, referring to your “Out Of Pocket” Cost for your items purchased after coupons.

OYNO – This stands for On (or OFF)  Your Next Order, and usually refers to Catalina coupons (example: Buy 4 of this, and receive a Catalina for $3 OYNO)

Peelie – These are the coupons that are stuck to the packages in the supermarket.

P&G – This is short for Proctor and Gamble which is a manufacture of MANY household items. In most cases when people are talking about P&G they are referring to the P&G insert that comes out once a month.

PSA – Stands for the term “Prices Start At” This might be found on several matchups that involve a broad range of items.

Raincheck – This is a piece of paper that is given to you from the store when they are out of a certain item, that allows you to purchase the item at the sale price once it is back in stock.

Register Rewards (or RR) – This is Walgreens rewards program. They come from the same machines that “Catalina’s” come from.

RP – Red Plum, is one of the inserts that come in the newspaper. Red Plum also has a printable coupon website that you can print coupons from Located Here

SS – Smart Source, is one of the inserts that come in the newspaper. Smart Source also has a printable coupon website that you can print coupons from located HERE

Stacking – This phrase means using a Store Coupon and a Manufacture Coupon on the same item.

Stockpile – This is your own personal grocery store, and every couponers goal. The key to saving money is having a stockpile to turn to when you need it most.

Tear Pad – This is a “pad” of coupons that can be found next to items in the store.

UPC – Stands for Universal Product Code, this is the Bar Code that is printed on every item you can purchase.

+Up Reward – This is Rite Aid’s Rewards program. Similar to CVS, they will print on the bottom of your receipt when you purchase specific items.

YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary. This means that a certain deal may not be available to EVERYONE.

Where Do You Find These Magic Coupons?

Here you go, a list of all the major coupon sources.


Inserts – Smart Source, Redplum, P&G Brand Saver – These are weekly coupons that come in your Sunday (or Thursday) Paper.

Printable Coupons – There are TONS of sites that have Printable coupons.

If there is a specific item that you want to get, the best place for you to look is on that items website (or facebook page)

General printable coupons can be found at the following places


Redplum.com  http://www.redplum.com/

Smartsource.Com http://smartsource.com/smartsource/index.jsp?Link=MKRU3JAAR6CCY

Hopster  https://www.hopster.com/coupons

Pillsbury http://www.pillsbury.com/coupons

Mambo Sprouts http://www.mambosprouts.com/coupon-gallery

Common Kindness http://www.commonkindness.com/printable-grocery-coupons

There are other places as well, the above are just the most popular.

Catalina Coupons – These are the coupons that print out of the little machine when you get your receipt at checkout.

Tearpads – These are coupons that can be found in stores usually hanging by an item.

E-Coupons –  These are coupons that load on to your stores loyalty card. They automatically come off when you buy an item, and can be found on the stores website or app.