I love prizes. I always joke that I can be so easily convinced to do something if the prize is right, like that I will break myself for a tshirt.
I like simple games on my phone, like where you find something, or collect things…
And now I have found the perfect marriage between that, and saving money.
Admittedly, I use Ibotta more, because you use it at grocery stores, and the store I most often frequent is Whole Foods. And a caveat there is that it only works on things with bar codes, which is definitely in the minority of my purchases, but it’s still exciting, because I am saving money on things I’d be buying anyway! It reminds me of when I was just out of college and played Texas Hold’em on the .02/.04 tables and I’d win a thirty-two cent hand and be yelling because it was exciting to win things.
Ebates is awesome, because you earn larger amounts of money at a time. I first used it to buy Tommy and I Cirque du Soleil tickets via Groupon (Yeah, saving money via Ebates on already discounted Groupon tickets was a double score in my book)! Another time, I used it at REI to buy Tommy new boots, and the last time, I actually used it to save money on new tires for my car! This is more like when I won enough at the Pai Gow table in Vegas to pay for my flight and a dress at Dolce & Gabbana. 😉
And then, out of nowhere, I got this!
Yeah, that’s a Macy’s gift card for $10. No, I have no idea how I earned it! But thanks, Ebates! I’m sold.
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What are some of your favorite money-saving apps or tricks?