Category Archives: Shopping Deals and Savings


Checkout51 is great for earning cash back on groceries and health and beauty purchases.

You can download the app or you can use the computer.

Each week there are different offers available to you. The week period begins on Thursdays at midnight EDT and ends at 11:59PM EDT on Wednesdays.

  1. Look through the offers. They have the popular ones first and then it is broken down into categories.

2. Put a star next to items you want to purchase.img_20160908_104332

3. When you go shopping, click on “starred” on the top right. Now it will only list the items you put a star next to. This can be your shopping list.

4. After making your purchases, click “upload receipt” on the bottom. Take a photo of your receipt. If your receipt is too long, click “add section”. Once you took a photo of the entire receipt click “finish.”

5. Click on the items that are on that receipt and click “Claim it.”

HOW LONG UNTIL I GET MY MONEY? Once they verify you made those particular purchases on that receipt, you get credited to your Checkout51 Account. No set time listed.

HOW DO I GET MY CASH/GIFT CARD?   Once you have $20 or more in your Checkout51 account, you can request payment.  Then they will mail you a physical check. You don’t have an option to get gift cards with this app. 

Ibotta- Earn Cash Back

Ibotta is a wonderful app that gives you money back for your everyday shopping.

Join Ibotta  now using this link and you could also earn an extra $10!

Although I mainly use it for grocery and health and beauty items, there are actually more categories.  They are:

  1.  Grocery
  2. Pharmacy
  3. Clothing
  4. Beer, Wine, and Spirits
  5. Beauty and Wellness
  6. Specialty
  7. Restaurants and Bars
  8. Convenience
  9. Mobile Apps

So here’s what you do…

  1. Pick your category.        Let’s say I am going to go grocery shopping. I would click on “grocery.” Then it lists the stores nearby (or you can select all stores).

img_20160908_1002012.  Choose the store.          I clicked on Walmart. Now it tells me which rebates are hot or which ones are new. It also lists them by categories, such as breakfast,  breads, etc.. Sometimes you only get the rebate if you buy a particular brand, other times it doesn’t matter, as you can see from the photo.img_20160908_100138

3. “Unlock” the offers you want.

4.  “Verify puchases.”       All of your unlocked items will be listed. Check off and scan the barcode of the items you actually purchased on that shopping trip.

5. Receipt.     Depending on which store you shopped at, you will either take a picture of the receipt, scan the barcode,  or scan the QR code on the receipt.


HOW LONG UNTIL I GET MY MONEY?    You get your cash back in your Ibotta account in less than 24 hours.

HOW DO I GET MY CASH/GIFT CARD?    You can get the money in your Ibotta account sent to your PayPal or venmo account, or you can exchange it for a gift card once you have $20 in your Ibotta account. (It seems like a lot but it adds up fast!)

img_20160908_100220Join Ibotta  now using this link and you could also earn an extra $10!

See how fast they add up! I have over $40 already!

$5 Bears at Build-A-Bear

Wow! The kids (adults, too) love making the bears at Build-A-Bear Workshop! Did you know Friday is National Teddy Bear Day? To celebrate, on Friday, September 9, 2016, 2 of the bears will only be $5 each! Yes, only $5 each! Crazy, right?
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And for every $5 bear purchased on Friday, they will donate a furry friend to charity. This is in stores only. To find a store near you,  go here.

Snagshout: Free or Discounted Products

Have you heard of Snagshout?

It’s a website where you can buy items for free or at a great discount.  Already know what it is?  Go here now! 

I’ve personally received many items for free, or heavily discounted. Just look above at how much I have saved!

Here are just a few examples of what I have gotten:

A $5.49 Corkscrew for FREE!!

A $47.99 Kid’s Smartwatch for $11.00!

A $35.99 Art Brush Set for FREE!!

A $19.99 Hot/Cold Shoulder Wrap for  $1.25!

A $16.99 pair of jeans for $3.40!

A $24.95 magnifying make-up mirror (which I use everyday) for $4.99!

A $16.99 spiral slicer for $2.19. (I love this!)

Bluetooth earbuds for $4 (regular price $19.99) 

How does it work?

  1. Look through the available items and “snag” the ones you want.
  2. You will immediately get a promo code to use on
  3. Add the item to your cart on Amazon and enter the promo code at checkout so that it ends up being FREE or heavily discounted!

Shipping: You are ordering from Amazon and most of the products are shipped directly from Amazon.  Therefore,  if you have prime membership, you get FREE shipping on items fulfilled by Amazon. There is a lightning bolt next to the cost on items eligible for Amazon Prime.  See below:

Ready to sign up? Go here now!

And… make the deal even sweeter….

I use Amazon gift cards that I get from TopCashBack to pay for any items that were not totally free after the snagshout promo code. Like these:

Screenshot 2016-09-07 at 11.04.57 AMItem above sold for $10.99. The promo code they gave me took off $8.24. I used an Amazon gift card I earned to pay the $2.75. So it was totally FREE!

Here’s another example of something I got:

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And another…

As of today, I have saved over $1000.00! 

Ready to sign up? Go here now!

Free Tide Laundry Detergent

This is for new and existing TopCashBack members.

TopCashBack is free to join.

To get this deal….

  1. Join here.

2. Then to claim this offer, click here. Click “Get Cashback.”



3. Purchase the 40 fl oz bottle of Tide Laundry Detergent for $3.97. It must be $3.97. Do not add anything else to your shopping cart. Select free shipping or free in store pickup. You may have to pay sales tax.

Hurry ends today!!

4. Within 14 days $3.97 cashback will post to your topcashback account.

Not sure how topcashback works? Click here.


10% off at Target

On Sunday, August 28th, you can get 10% off of your purchase at Target.

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There will be a coupon in the flyer, but you can also text “RUN” to 82738 on Sunday to get the coupon on your cell phone. Note that you can’t text now; you have to wait until Sunday when the coupon will be valid.

And the best part is…you can use the coupon online, too!

So for even MORE savings, go to ebates or topcashback first. Go to the Target webpage through them. That way, you earn cash back from them on your online purchase, too.


As always, check with your store for details.  Most of the time, you can’t get savings on the purchase of gift cards,  prepaid phone cards, Itunes cards, prepaid online gaming cards, pharmacy purchases, portrait studio, etc..


Join Swagbucks!
You Can Get Free Gift Cards For Shopping, Searching and Discovering What’s Online at


Shopping online through Swagbucks will earn you points. Then you can redeem your points for free gift cards for stores you probably already shop at, like Walmart or Amazon, OR you can redeem your points for cash back to your Paypal account.

You can earn points in other ways on Swagbucks, too. For example, you can earn points by taking surveys, searching the web, or watching videos.

I’m ready to go to Swagbucks now!Join Swagbucks!
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