Confused About Additional Ways To Save Using Checkout 51, Ibotta and Shopmium? Here’s All the Details (and my favorite)

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Are you using Checkout 51?  Here’s all the info about this program.

There are new offers every Thursday. From what I can tell, the first 3 or 4 offers are the same for everyone. After that, they may vary slightly depending upon if you redeemed an offer, etc. This week, we have offers for avocados, bananas and lots of cleaning products! Remember on the produce offers, you don’t have a minimum to buy. You can buy 1 avocado.  I think they are 68¢ at Walmart and you’ll get almost half of that back!

What I like about Checkout 51 is it’s good at any store.   I wish they had more offers though and were more consistent.  Susan got the offer for bananas.  I didn’t.  If you don’t redeem an offer it will sometimes carry over from week to week, but there is really no way of knowing if an offer will expire Wed. night or not.  I’ve had All Detergent on mine for going on a month now.  That’s good and maybe not so good.  If I redeemed the All, would I have maybe gotten the banana offer?  Maybe.  Maybe not.  It’s still a great way to save.  You can also combine this with offers on ibotta or Shompium.  They are different programs.  Checkout 51 and Shompimu both have a $1/2 offer right now on Belvita Soft Baked Breakfast Biscuits.  So, you can buy two boxes and submit for $1 back on Checkout 51 and Shopmium.  Which would make them super cheap!

Here’s what they say about their program:

Checkout 51 is the easiest way to save money on the brands you love! We’re currently saving over half a million Americans and Canadians money every day and have much larger plans for expansion!

All our members have to do is follow these simple steps:

  1. Browse the offers that are updated every Thursday
  2. Buy the products from any store
  3. Take a photo of your receipt to redeem your deal
  4. Get cash back!

It works on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You don’t have to have a portable device though. You can use it with your computer and you just need to take a picture of your receipt with a camera. (Thanks, Cherie!) You have to reach $20 in savings to get payout, and they will mail a check to you. If you are a new member, the first receipt over $20 that you scan in will earn you $2 back! I’m at $11.50 in my acct. It adds up quickly.

So, go here to sign up and start saving today!
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ibottaIf you haven’t tried ibotta yet, you really should give it a shot.  If you are loving it like we are, they just added several new offers.  I think this is my favorite one of the 3.  They almost always have offers for milk.  In the 18 months I’ve been using it, I’ve gotten back close to $57.  Most of the items I bought and received money back were things I was buying anyway or items I purchased for super cheap that were on sale and with a coupon.  What I don’t like is that they don’t work at Albertsons yet.  Drives me crazy since they almost always have milk on sale.  You can always price match at Walmart and the offers work there.  They also offer bonuses sometimes, like redeem the milk offer and 2 others and get an extra 50¢.

Here’s how ibotta works:

Take a look at the offers on ibotta and do the simple tasks to earn the full reward money.

When you get home, just clicked on the deals you want to redeem.  The app will prompt you to take a picture of the receipt and then go to the products and scan the barcodes.  Done!  You’ll get a confirmation email saying it was accepted, in much less then the 24 hours they say.  Money in your pocket!  Easy!

If you have an iphone or android you MUST sign up for this!  This is an exciting new way to save.  It’s on top of coupon and sale savings!

Here’s the summary of the program:

You can download the app ibotta for your android or iphone.  It also works on ipad2 and 3, I believe.

You can use it as stores like Fry’s, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, etc. (Albertsons is not included yet).

So, what is it?

Then:

  • Choose your offers before you shop or even in the store
  • Take a picture your receipt
  • Scan the UPC code of select products, with your phone
  • Once you hit $5, you can request a Paypal payment or donate to a school

Deals can vary slightly but most are the same.
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shopmium

If you like Checkout 51 and Ibotta, you may want to try Shopmium. It’s a new way to save on top of sales and coupons.

It works like this:

  • Choose an offer in the list and find it in your regular store. They list stores that have it, but any store that has a computer generated receipt works (which is pretty much everywhere now a days.)
  • Buy the product and keep your receipt.
  • Ask for your refund by scanning the barcode and take a picture of your receipt.
  • Receive your refund via paypal or bank transfer or give to charity!

That’s it. Some perks of Shopmium is that you don’t have a minimum cash out value. I just redeemed two offers and they went straight to my paypal account! I love that I don’t have a $5 or $20 minimum to payout. If I don’t like it or don’t like the offers they have, I’ve lost nothing.

It works on iPhones or Android devices.

If you’d be kind enough to enter Juli’s referral code, she’ll get $2 per new user when you redeem your first offer! You’ll also get an offer for a free Lindt Chocolate Bar when you use her referral code. Win/win! This is a small way that Juli get’s paid, so that she can pay the rest of us to keep this blog going! We’d all appreciate it.

Download the app on your phone here.
Please use referral code: MCEMCGTL

Here’s a deal you can pick up at Fry’s right now with Shopmium:

Tic Tacs   $1.09 (reg. price)
Free (up to $1.29) Shopmium (future rebate, use referral code MCEMCGTL)
Final price: $1.09 (possible future savings of $1.09) (FREE after rebate)

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