Cash Back Apps I Use – Part 2

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Here is the follow up to my last post Cash Back Apps I Use – Part 1 – about my experiences using Ebates and Ibotta.  I have a couple more cash back apps that I use from my phone that I’ll post about today.


Cash Back Apps I Use – Saving Star, Mobisave, and Checkout 51


Saving Star:  This is an app that has given me the greatest amount of cash back $$.  It’s also very easy to use, and has a Healthy Offer of the Week and 100% cash back “surprise” freebies during the month.  Just sign up online, and download the app to your phone.  Select your offers on the web or mobile.  After shopping, open the app and scan your barcodes for the cash back items, scan the receipt and hit Submit.  If you have linked a loyalty card, it’s even easier; this becomes an “Automatic Savings Store,” meaning no need to upload anything!  Just make sure you have them scan your loyalty card at the store during checkout.   The cash back goes into your Savingstar account, and can then be transferred into your Paypal account or bank account, or donated to a charity.

I average about $3-$5 in cash back rebates per week.  This may not sound like much, but it adds up.  And it’s better than getting no money back at all.  And they are all items I would have bought anyway, so why not get some of my money returned to me?!

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MobiSave This is the newest cash back app that I am using.  I just found out about this one over the weekend, and made $2 shopping Monday.  And it’s already in my Paypal account!

I downloaded the app over the weekend, and took it with me shopping Monday.  I picked out two items to redeem that were on my list.  I bought them, scanned the receipt (it didn’t ask me to scan the bar codes), and submitted it.  By the end of the day I had an email from Paypal that the money was in my account.  This is perhaps the simplest and most streamlined of the cash back apps that I am using.  There is no minimum – other cash back apps require that you have a minimum of $5-$20 redeemed before they will transfer your $$ to Paypal.  It also works at any store that gives you an itemized receipt.  Some other apps will only work when you purchase items from certain stores.


Checkout 51:  This is an app that I have not been using long, and I have to be honest, have not received too much cash back.  There are not too many things on their offers list that I would normally buy.  There were quite a few regional brands listed, so that may have something to do with it.  But there were a few generic items that I purchased on Monday that gave me a $1 in my mobisave account.  Unfortunately, I need to have at least $20 in rebates/cash back before they will transfer my money to Paypal.  Oh well, it all adds up.  It is pretty much the same as the other cash back apps:  download the app on your phone, and then scan and upload your receipt.  I didn’t have to wait too long for the money to show up in my account on the app.


What’s your favorite one of the cash back apps?  Do you use one that wasn’t mentioned in my last two posts?

Feel free to share in the comment section below.  Or, if you’ve written a post about it, share the link with me and I will add it to this post.  Thanks!


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