Five Apps That Pay You To Shop

As a single mother of two, budgeting and saving money is a must! The girls are constantly needing things, so I’m always looking for deals and coupons to help with the costs. I have been lucky to find a few apps to help me along the way.

Five apps that pay you

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Cash back appsIbotta is a rewards app offering cash back for over 500,000 stores. How it works is, you unlock rebates for items you’ve purchased or plan to purchase. You scan your receipt and Ibotta pays you for your purchase. For more information on Ibotta, you can download the app for Ios and Andriod. Use my code xukanfj to receive $10 for signing up today!

Walmart Savings Catcher

Cash back appsThis is one of my favorite apps because I shop at Walmart at least twice a week. All you have to do is scan your Walmart receipt in the app. The app then searches for competing prices on the items you’ve purchased. If a lower price is found, Walmart pays you the difference in the form of a gift card.


Cash back appsIf you do a lot of online shopping, Ebates is definitely the app for you. Ebates offers cash back and coupons for almost every big name store you can think of. Just open the ebates app, select the store, and activate your savings. There is even an add on feature for your internet browser, so that you can still save from your desktop.


Cash back AppsShopkick is another one of my favorites. You chose your reward after signing up and the app lets you know how many kicks you have to earn to redeem it. All you have to do is open the app while you’re out shopping to get kicks (reward points). You can even get kicks occasionally by scanning certain items in the store. If you’re interested in downloading ShopKick, you can use my invite code Joy229184 to receive 250 kicks after your first walk in.


Cash back appsCheckout51 is another app where you choose an offer, make a purchase, and scan your receipt for cash back. Once your account reaches $20, you can request payment in the form of a check.

When you shop as much as I do, these apps really come in handy. The best thing is, most of the time you can scan the same receipt for multiple apps. Leave a comment down below with your favorite cash back apps to use for shopping!



Hi, I’m Chantal. I’m a mom of two, self proclaimed naturalista, and Author of Growing Girls With Curls: Short Stories For Girls of Color. Being a mom is hard. Pair that with being a single, black, millennial in America and it’s a whole different monster. Feel free to join my mailing list and follow along as I blog through this crazy thing called life.

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  1. Talia
    December 27, 2017 / 11:02 am

    GIRL I DONE LEARNED SOMETHING KNEW LOL… I knew about the others but I must have been living under a rock about the Wal-Mart one. That is so awesome! I’m definitely downloading

    • Chantal
      December 28, 2017 / 10:26 am

      Lol listen, the Walmarts Savings Catcher has been a life saver for me.

  2. October 25, 2017 / 5:46 am

    This is a great post. I’ve tried a few of these in the past but need to re-visit them.

  3. October 24, 2017 / 9:09 am

    this was a really helpful and simple post! I think I may have to try these!!

  4. October 23, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    I’ve tried a few of these, but definitely some new ones too I’ll have to look into!

  5. October 23, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    I always wondered how these apps worked. This is very interesting, thank you.