How to Save at Walmart – Step by Step

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Hello friends!

Let’s talk Walmart.

We all know that Walmart usually has the lowest prices in town. But do you know there are ways you can save even more? Let’s walk through shopping at Walmart step by step and I’ll share some things you can do at each step to help you save more.

 

How to Save at Walmart – Before Shopping

 

Make a list

….. and stick to it! Have you ever gone to the store to buy 1 or 2 things and come out with a cart full of things you didn’t really need? Yeah, me too. One of the best ways to save at Walmart, or any store, is to make a list and stick to it. Browse the Walmart ad to see what’s on rollback and also check ads for other local stores. Make note of anything on your list that’s on sale at another store. (You’ll need this later for price matching.) Flipp and Retale are two apps I like to use for browsing weekly ads.

Check out our No-Clip Walmart Deals

 

Consider ordering online

Before you go to the store, jump online and check out Walmart.com. See if free grocery pick-up is available in your area. Not shopping for groceries? Most items on Walmart’s website will ship free to your local store. It may save you money and time if you can just order what you need online and pick up in-store. If you’re spending at least $50.00 you can have your order shipped free to your home.

If you do order online, shop through Ebates to save even more.

 

How to Save at Walmart – While Shopping

 

Shop early

If you are shopping for meat or produce, consider hitting the store early. In the morning stores will often mark down foods that are close to their sell by dates. You can also check the bakery for discounted day old baked goods.

 

Clearance

While you’re shopping keep your eyes open for clearance items. They can be found throughout the store and most Walmart’s will have a dedicated clearance aisle. Sometimes you might get lucky and find a clearance cart at the front of the store with an extra 50% off the clearance price.

 

$4.00 Prescriptions

Walmart has several medications that you can get for $4.00 for a month supply or $10.00 for a 3 month supply. If you don’t already use Walmart’s pharmacy you can check out the list of $4.00 medications and see if it would save you money to transfer your prescription.

 

How to Save at Walmart – At Checkout

 

Price Match

Remember when you took some time before shopping to browse your local sales ads? Now is when you’ll put that information to use. Walmart will price match any advertised price from a local competitor’s ad. You can also price match Walmart.com prices for in-store purchases.

Read Walmart’s Price Match Policy

 

Coupons

Walmart is a great place to use coupons because they allow overage. If you buy something that costs less than the amount of the coupon they will apply the overage to the rest of the items in your transaction. If you don’t have enough left in your order they will give you cash for the overage.

Read Walmart’s Coupon Policy

 

Consider Walmart’s Credit Card

When you are approved for a Walmart credit card, you’ll save 10% on purchases up to $250.00 that day. After that you will save 2% on gas at Walmart and 1% on all other purchases at Walmart and anywhere your card is accepted. Your Walmart credit card will also qualify you for special financing on big ticket items. (NOTE: I only recommend getting this or any credit card if you know you are responsible with credit card spending and will be able to pay your balance in full each month.)

Learn more about the Walmart Credit Card.

 

How to Save at Walmart – After Shopping

 

Savings Catcher

If you forget to price match or miss some advertised sales, Savings Catcher has your back. This is how it works:

  1. Open the Walmart app on your device and tap Savings Catcher.
  2. Scan your receipt.
  3. Savings Catcher will scan advertised prices in your area.
  4. If they find a lower price you get the difference!

Learn more about the Walmart app.

 

Cashback Apps

My favorite cashback apps to use at Walmart are:

  • Ibotta – they have a ton of product specific offers that you can redeem at Walmart
  • Checkout 51 – they usually have several product specific offers and sometimes bonus offers that are only redeemable at Walmart
  • SavingStar – I like their one or many offers because you can choose to buy all the products at once or just a few at a time in different shopping trips
  • Find&Save – this is an app you want to check every time you shop at Walmart because you can often find an offer for cashback on your entire purchase

Learn more about Ibotta.
Learn more about Checkout 51.
Learn more about SavingStar.
Learn more about Find&Save.

 

I hope this list of ways to save more at Walmart has been helpful. Pick one or two things to try on your next shopping trip and let us know how much you saved. Already a Walmart savings superstar? What are your favorite ways to save?

Until next time…

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How to Use CartSmart – Getting Started

How to Use CartSmart - Getting Started

 

“Start getting paid to buy products you love.”

Sign up for CartSmart with just 3 easy steps:

Step 1

How to Use CartSmart - Getting Started

 

 

You can sign up with your Facebook account

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you can create an old school account with an email address.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Use CartSmart - Getting Started

 

If you choose to sign up with an email address, you will be asked to enter the following information:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email
  • Password

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Use Mobisave – Redeeming Offers

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Welcome to How to Use MobiSave – Redeeming Offers. We’ll show you just three easy steps to “…get paid in hours on exclusive offers that are good anywhere!”

 

 

Step 1 – Add Offers to Your Cart

 

 

How to Use MobiSave - Redeeming Offers

 

 

Open the MobiSave app. If you’re already signed in, this is the first screen you’ll see. Here you’ll find a menu of offer categories. If you’re planning a trip to the grocery store, tap on ‘Food’.

 

 

 

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How to Use MobiSave – App Tour

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Welcome to our How to Use MobiSave – App Tour. We want to show you all the features of this great app and help you “…get paid in hours on exclusive offers that are good anywhere!”

 

 

  How to Use MobiSave - App Tour

OFFERS

This is the first screen you will see when you open the MobiSave app, after you’ve gone through the signup process. You are on the OFFERS tab of the app. This screen makes it possible to scroll through all offers (42 on this particular day) or to zero in on certain categories. Just tap the category you want to view and…

 

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How to Use Find&Save

Learn how to use Find & Save to save money

 

 

Hello friends!

Today I want to tell you about another cashback app, Find & Save. Find & Save is an app that pays you to shop. I recently discovered this app and so far I have been loving it. Of course, I wanted to share it with all of you, so you can love it too! 🙂 It’s a little different from the other cashback apps I use, so let me tell you how it works.

How to Use Find & Save:

  • install the app on your phone or tablet (available for iOS and Android)
  • register with your email address or connect through Facebook
  • browse ads for stores in your area (on the Find & Save website you can browse by store, category or brand)
  • browse the Cash Dash offers – these offers vary, but can include a percentage back on a dollar amount spent at a specific store (ex. 3% cash back after spending at least $75 at Kroger), a dollar amount back after spending a dollar amount at a specific store (ex. $5 cash back when you spend $25 at CVS), a dollar amount back after spending a dollar amount on a specific product/brand (ex. $1 cash back when you spend $2 on Ball Park hotdogs), a dollar amount back after spending a dollar amount at a specific restaurant (ex. $2 cash back when you spend $10 at Wendy’s)
  • select the Cash Dash offers that interest you, then shop (remember to read all offer details and restrictions)
  • follow in app directions to submit your receipt
  • after your receipt is approved, cash will be deposited into your Find & Save account
  • cash out with PayPal when your account balance reaches $25.00 (track your balance in app with Cash Dash Inbox)

Find & Save has been a great addition to my money saving apps. Have you used Find & Save? Leave us a comment to tell us what you think of it or if you have any questions. Don’t forget to check back for the latest about Find & Save and sign up for email updates so you never miss a deal! Until next time…

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How to Save at Rite Aid

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When I first started couponing several years ago, I didn’t think that I was going to like couponing at Rite Aid. As I learned the ins and outs of shopping and using coupons at this store, I learned to appreciate the great ways that Rite Aid customers can save. Recently Rite Aid has made some drastic changes and, again, I didn’t think I was going to like it, but I have decided that the changes were good ones. Here are the current ways you can save big at Rite Aid.

Plenti card

Plenti Card

This is one of the recent changes that Rite Aid has made. Their former Wellness+ card has been replaced with the Plenti card. It is a store loyalty card that gives you access to sale prices and store rewards. There are weekly and monthly Plenti Points deals that earn you points that go onto your card. Every 100 points gives you $1.00 for future purchases. You must have at least 200 Plenti points to use your points toward savings at checkout. Before this change to Plenti points, the store rewards, called +Up Rewards, had to be used within two weeks before they expired. Now Plenti points are valid for at least two years! You can sign up for the card in-store or online at riteaid.com.

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How to Use Cartsmart

Learn how to use CartSmart to save money

 

 

What is CartSmart?

CartSmart is a Canadian based cashback app that is open to people in the United States. When you register as a user you must enter your postal code or zip code which will declare your country of residence. Your account credits will then be assigned in United States Dollars (USD) or Canadian Dollars (CAD).

How to Use CartSmart:

The first step in using CartSmart is creating a shopping list. Simply tap the shopping list button in the app, create a list and name it. Next you will browse the Smart Deals, tap on an item to view details then, if you want, add the item to your shopping list. You can then add other items to your list that you’ll be shopping for. As you’re shopping CartSmart will find more deals for the items on your list. The more you use CartSmart the better your deals will become. After shopping, follow the in-app directions to submit your receipt.

How do you get paid?

You can choose to be paid through PayPal or by having a check mailed to you. You can request payment by check with a minimum account balance of $20.00 or payment through PayPal with a minimum of $5.00.

 

Have you been using CartSmart? Leave a comment and tell us what you think about it. Don’t forget to check back for the latest CartSmart deals and subscribe for email updates. Until next time…

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How to Save at Kroger

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There are so many ways to save money when you shop at Kroger and who doesn’t want to save money on groceries? Here are some of the ways that Kroger makes this possible.

 

Kroger Store Card

kroger plus card

The first thing you want to do before shopping at Kroger is get your Kroger card. Just like most store loyalty cards, the Kroger card gives you access to sale prices that you don’t have without it. It also makes it possible to take advantage of the other ways to save listed below. Just go to customer service and they will get the necessary information and give you your card.

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How to Use MobiSave

Learn how to use MobiSave to save money

 

MobiSave is another great cashback app. They have lots of offers available on popular brands. This is how to use MobiSave:

  • browse the offers and select the ones you are interested in
  • purchase items at any store
  • submit a picture of your receipt
  • your rebate will be deposited into your PayPal account

Things to remember:

  • MobiSave memberships are limited so you may be put on a waiting list
    Update: A reader was kind enough to inform us there is no longer a waiting list for iPhone users. We have checked with MobiSave and confirmed there is no longer a wait list for MobiSave for iOS. Yea! 🙂
  • you must select the offers you want (move them to your cart) before making your purchases
  • carts are emptied of all saved items every Monday at 2:00am, so make sure you make your purchases and submit your receipts before that time
  • new offers are released on Mondays

Leave us a comment and let us know what you think of MobiSave or if you have any questions. Don’t forget to subscribe for email updates and check back often for the latest MobiSave deals!

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How to Save at CVS

CVS

CVS is one of my favorite stores to shop and there are so many ways to save. Here are some that you may already be using and some you may not know about.

ExtraCare Card

If you want to take advantage of the great deals at CVS, the first thing you have to do is get your ExtraCare card. This is the card that gives you access to all the ways to save. It’s easy to sign up for and it’s free! Just tell a cashier at the store that you want the card or you can sign up online at cvs.com. There may even be a surprise for signing up online!

Weekly Ads

CVS sales run from Sunday to Saturday. The ad most usually is included with your area’s Sunday paper. If you don’t get the paper, you can always pick up the latest ad at the store. If you want a look at the deals before you head out to the store, you can find them on the web at cvs.com in a special section called My Weekly Ad. If you register on the site and connect your ExtraCare card, this section is personalized just for you and your store. What I especially like about this addition to the site is that they show you exactly what items are included in every deal.

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How to Use SavingStar

 

Learn how to use SavingStar to save money

 

Hello friends!

SavingStar is another favorite grocery rebate app. We were using (and loving!) the SavingStar site before they even had an app. Now that they do have an app it just makes it easier to take advantage of their great offers. Similar to Ibotta, you can save money by shopping in store or online. If you are shopping in store, you will select the offers you want and buy the products. Also similar to Ibotta, some stores can be linked with loyalty cards and with some stores you are required to submit a receipt. In either case, after your purchases are verified you will have cash deposited into your account. If you are shopping online, you will click the retailer link on the SavingStar website and make a purchase on the retailers site. After the purchase is verified your rebate will be deposited into your account. You can cash out when your account balance reaches $5.00 and SavingStar offers multiple payout methods. Some of our favorite things about SavingStar:

  • surprise freebies – get 100% cashback
  • weekly healthy offers – save a percentage on fruits and veggies
  • one or more offers – receive a rebate when you purchase a dollar amount (ex: $5 on a $15 purchase) of certain items in one or more shopping trips

Leave a comment and tell us how you feel about SavingStar. Have a question? Let us know and we’ll be happy to help. Don’t forget to check back for posts on SavingStar deals or subscribe for email updates and the deals will come to you!

APPy Savings!

 

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How to Use Checkout 51

Learn how to use Checkout 51 to save money

 

 

Hello friends!

Checkout 51 updates their offers every Thursday. Pick the offers you like and buy the products at any store unless a specific store is stated. Follow in app directions to submit your receipt. Once your purchases are verified your account will be credited. You can cash out when your account balance reaches $20.00 and Checkout 51 will mail you a check.

Things to remember:

  • offers are live for one week and your receipt must be uploaded during this time
  • most offers have limited quantities so make sure your offer is still available before purchasing the product, also upload your receipt as soon as possible
  • be sure to check the limit for each offer because some offers can be claimed more than once 🙂
  • you can only submit a receipt one time so make sure you have selected all offers on the receipt before submitting
  • read product descriptions carefully to ensure you are purchasing the exact product listed
  • you can purchase items from online retailers and submit your packing slip as proof of purchase

We enjoy shopping with Checkout 51. The fact that you can redeem some offers more than once sets it apart from most other grocery rebate apps. Check back often for posts on current Checkout 51 offers and subscribe for email updates so you never miss a new deal. If you have any questions or comments we’d love to hear from you!

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How to Use Shopmium

 

Learn how to use Shopmium to save money

 

Hello friends!

How to use Shopmium:

  • select the offers you want and buy the products at any store (Please remember: Shopmium terms and conditions state that offers cannot be used in combination with a coupon)
  • follow in app directions to scan the products and submit your receipt
  • your rebate is automatically deposited into your PayPal or bank account

If you would like, you can sign up for Shopmium with our referral code:HACUCUQX. (Thank you for your support!)

Check back often for new posts on Shopmium offers or subscribe for email updates so you never miss a new deal. Please leave any questions or comments. We’d love to hear from you!

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How to Use BerryCart

Learn how to use BerryCart to save money

 

 

Hello friends!

Who loves healthy, non-gmo, organic foods? Who feels like they need a loan from the bank before buying those healthy foods? Before you fill out that loan application, let us introduce you to your new best friend. BerryCart! They have cashback offers for products that are organic, gluten-free, non-gmo and more. Explore their offers and learn about healthy ingredients, products and companies. As you’re learning you will unlock cashback rewards. Simply buy the products you want at any store, submit your receipt and you will receive money in your BerryCart account. You can cash out at any time by having your funds transferred to PayPal or by purchasing gift cards.

BerryCart also has a monthly healthy food subscription box. Each month you will receive samples of 8-10 products with at least four of those products being full size. Box subscribers will also receive a bonus produce rebate and $10.00 in cashback rebates for the products in their box. We have not yet tried the box but we’re considering subscribing. Let us know if you would be interested in reading about our experience with it.

We love that BerryCart makes healthy eating more affordable. Do you use BerryCart? What do you think of it? Please leave your questions and comments and check back for posts about BerryCart offers. You can also subscribe for email updates.

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How to Use Snap

Learn how to use Snap to save money

 

 

*Update 03/01/16: As of today Snap has transitioned from product-specific to retailer-specific offers. This post is no longer an accurate description of how to use Snap. For more information you can read: Big Changes Coming to Snap

Hello friends!

Snap is a cashback app by Groupon. This is a great app for people who want to be free to shop at any store. When you use Snap, you just have to browse the app to find offers you want then buy the products at any store. Submit a photo of your receipt and wait for cash to be deposited into your account. That’s how to use Snap, it doesn’t get much easier!

Things to remember:

  • you can cash out when your account reaches $20.00
  • many offers can be redeemed more than once so be sure to check offer limits
  • you must submit your receipt within two days of purchase
  • if you do not redeem any offers for twelve consecutive months Snap may charge a monthly account maintenance fee
  • Snap is not valid with online receipts unless specified on the offer’s page

Please leave your questions and comments. We’d love to hear from you! Check back often for the latest Snap offers and subscribe for email updates so you never miss a new deal!

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How to Use Shrink

 

Learn how to use Shrink to save money

 

Hello friends!

Shrink is one of the newest grocery rebate apps. You can discover new brands, earn cash rebates and unlock rewards.

How to use Shrink:

  • select brands that you would like to learn about
  • complete an action to unlock the brand’s rewards program and coupons (rebates)
  • select rebate offers you want
  • check rebate details and add the offer to your in app shopping list
  • purchase products in-store or online and submit a photo of your receipt
  • you can earn points in each brand’s program by continuing to purchase products and by completing actions such as taking a poll or watching a video
  • within each brand’s program you can use your points to redeem rewards

Things to remember:

  • points cannot be combined or exchanged between brands
  • you can cash out via PayPal when your account balance reaches $20.00
  • receipts must be submitted within one week of purchase
  • only submit a receipt one time

Shrink is a unique app because you can earn cash rebates and points that can be redeemed for rewards. If you have used Shrink let us know what you think about it. Please leave your questions and comments. Check back often for posts about Shrink deals and sign up for email updates.

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How to Use Ibotta

Learn how to use Ibotta to save money

 

 

 

Hello friends!

Ibotta is an excellent rebate app. They have several ways you can add to your savings.

Shop Online

Unlock rebates by completing simple tasks such as watch a video, take a poll or learn a fact.  After completing one or more of the tasks, tap redeem. You then have the option of shopping later (they will email your redemption link) or shopping now by using the store’s mobile website. After your purchase is verified you will have cash deposited into your account.

Things to remember:

  • most online shopping rebates can be earned from single or multiple transactions (keep in mind that all transactions must be completed by offer expiration date)
  • look for promos such as free shipping or a percentage off your order
  • online shopping rebates offers are only valid on purchases made through Ibotta redemption links
  • most rebates are not valid on gift card purchases
  • if order is cancelled you will not earn cash
  • if items are returned after earning cash, your account may be debited

Submit a Receipt

Before you shop, complete simple tasks to unlock cash rewards. Buy the products at a supported store. After purchasing, tap redeem and follow in app directions for scanning items and submitting your receipt. After your purchases are verified, cash will be deposited into your account.

Things to remember:

  • before purchasing use the app’s verify product barcode feature to make sure the item qualifies for the rebate
  • make sure you redeem rebates before they expire

Link a Loyalty Account 

Some stores are Ibotta Preferred Partners. When browsing categories look for a card icon next to the store’s name. You can link your loyalty card or phone number and eliminate the need to scan your receipt. Before shopping, complete simple tasks to unlock cash back rewards. At check out, use your loyalty card or phone number and you will have cash deposited into your account.

Bonuses

Ibotta offers bonuses for redeeming certain offers. This is extra money you earn in addition to the money you earn for redeeming the offer! They also have a monthly teamwork bonus where you and your friends can work together to earn even more!

When you sign up through this link – Join Ibotta – or use this referral code: dqkwja, you will receive a $10.00 bonus if you redeem a rebate within 2 weeks!

How You Get Paid 

You can cash out when your account balance reaches $10.00. Your earnings can be transferred to PayPal or Venmo. You can also use your earnings for gift cards.

Check back often for posts on Ibotta rebates and bonuses. You can also subscribe for email updates and you’ll never miss a new deal. Let us know if you have any questions and if you already use Ibotta, leave a comment and tell us if you love it as much as we do.

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