It could be because we’re at the exciting beginning of going through former podcast guest Ashley Feinstein-Gerstley’s book 30-Day Money Cleanse in my online book club, but I have new ways to save extra money on my mind! A while back, I wrote one blog called “Want a Free Way to Save money AND Feel Like You’re Playing a Game” and I followed it up with “How to Save Money with Little Effort.” Both of these blogs were about different ways to save more money, and now that I know new ways, it’s time for an updated blog!
The same friend who was holding out on me with Ibotta* and Ebates (now Rakuten) recently texted me about an app called Fetch, that is similar to Ibotta, but a little easier to use! With Ibotta, you have to search through and find specific items and scan the UPCs on the products, and sometimes watch videos and take short (1-2 question) quizzes.
I’ll be honest – at first, this is pretty fun!
However, as time goes on, it gets old. I think they are trying to improve it – where you can just scan the receipt and it’ll detect some of the items and give you credit for it. I still plan to try to use Ibotta, but my interest has definitely waned.
That’s where Fetch comes in.
Fetch is an app where it does all the work for you, and earns you gift cards! No “jumping through hoops” as they say – you just scan and it keeps track! Perhaps that’s why Al calls it “the Ibotta of 2019!” (Although the Rakuten and Honey google chrome plugins make that quite easy)!
There are fun ways to get bonuses, and I believe it sorts you into teams like Ibotta does, but it may be more referral-based than connecting to our facebook friends list, which I think is a good thing. I can’t even think of how many times I’ve rolled my eyes and thought “I don’t care that some obscure fb friend just got $1.50 from her purchases at the grocery store!”
I’d love if you gave Fetch a try, and if you do, I’d love if you used my referral code, which is 1H4WY!
And if you’re interested in other ways to save money, I recommend checking out the first and second blogs I wrote on the topic, as well as this page I’ve made with different resources I love. It’s a work in progress, so please excuse the fact that it’s ugly – I’ve not even officially announced its existence, but it is still potentially valuable (literally) with sites like Acorns, ChangEd, and other favorites!
Thanks so much for taking a look! I hope you found this stuff helpful!
*The vast majority of these links are referral links, which means I get some sort of bonus for recommending the apps in question! Podcasting and blogging are expensive, so this helps me offset those costs a bit, so I appreciate your help here!