I have created this page of money saving recommendations for easy reference for you, dear reader, and for myself! These are things I love and recommend on a regular basis. I will add new resources as I discover and test them.
Disclosure: Some of these are affiliate links, but there will be no additional cost to you. These are all things that I have personally used and loved and recommended to my friends and family as well as to you.
Money Saving Websites
I use this website at least once a week with an online order. Ebates offers rebates for almost every online store that you will use. Sign up with the link and then go to this website and search for the online store of your choice. Access the store’s website through Ebates and you will get to the store’s original website, but you will get rebates for the percentage amount listed on Ebates after you purchase. It’s like free money. Refer your friends and make even more money! When you sign up with my link, you’ll get $10 cash back automatically with your first purchase over $25. You win already. Payouts occur quarterly in the form of a “Big Fat Check.” I seriously cannot recommend this website enough. Read all about how to make money with Ebates and get started. Sign up here.
I’m a relatively new Paribus user, but I wish I had discovered it sooner! This resource is awesome because you set up your account and then Paribus takes it from there to get you money back. This website keeps track of receipts in your inbox for your online purchases from supported merchants (including Amazon… need I say more?). If the item is discounted in the 90 days following your purchase, Paribus will automatically send an email to the seller requesting a discount. In exchange, Paribus pays itself 20% of that refund and gives you the rest. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think to check the price after I purchase something. I have never asked for a post-purchase refund so this is money I never would have received before discovering this website. Paribus also rewards you for referrals. Each referral you make decreases the Paribus fee by 5%. Payments go straight to your Paypal. Sign up here.
This is another super easy, money saving website that’s absolutely worth the download. Honey is a browser extension that you download. When you get to an online checkout page, Honey will pop up and scan promotional codes from the entire world wide web for one that will apply to your order. It’s fantastic. Sometimes, there’s not a code, but I used to spend 15-20 minutes searching for discount codes before I checked out and now it takes 5 seconds. Totally worth it. Refer your friends and family and get $5 for each referral that can be redeemed in Amazon gift cards. Sign up here.
This website allows you to sell unwanted gift cards for cash and/or purchase gift cards at a discounted price. Gift cards come as online codes delivered immediately to your inbox or actual plastic gift cards that arrive in the mail. I mostly use this website to get online gift cards for something I plan to purchase in the next couple days. I aim for a card amount that I will use completely so I don’t run the risk of forgetting about it and losing money. For example, if I make something on Shutterfly and have it in my cart, I will scan Honey for discounts, enter my own discount codes, and then purchase an online Shutterfly gift card from Raise to apply toward the remainder and save a couple more bucks. Other suggestions would be to buy the gift cards for gas stations, grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, birthday presents, or anywhere else you will definitely use it. Don’t forget to go through Ebates to get to Raise (there’s 1% cash back). Sign up here.
I love Amazon. It frequently has the best deals on the internet and you can get it within two days for free with a Prime membership. You can buy it for yourself or give it as a gift (it’s a GREAT gift!). With Amazon Prime, you have access to a huge library of free TV shows, movies, music, and Kindle books. You can use the unlimited photo storage and can order prints and photo books. You’ll get to shop for household products from Prime Pantry, where items are often cheaper and will be delivered directly to your house. Amazon Family allows you to subscribe and save to get 20% off diapers with regular delivery that you can cancel at any time.
This is my go-to website for household cleaning products. They sell high-quality, natural, environment-friendly cleaning products at great prices. There are frequently some excellent sign-on promotions for new members. As always, I recommend that you shop promotions and sales for the best deals. Items are always delivered promptly. Here’s my post about my favorite products and why I love them. They will offer you $10 store credit for each friend you refer. Sign up here.
Money Saving Apps
This app provides electronic grocery rebates that you can redeem by scanning barcodes and uploading your receipts after shopping. It’s user friendly and has a great variety of items. You can get rebates on items from eggs and bananas to Brawny paper towels and Entertainment Magazine. New rebates are added frequently. I redeem Ibotta rebates weekly after shopping. You can transfer your redeemed money to a Paypal account when you reach $20. Sign up and redeem a rebate and you’ll get $10 added to your Ibotta account. Easy peasy. For details and pictures on how to use this app, see Grocery Rebate Applications. Sign up for Ibotta here.
This app is much like Ibotta, but without the referral bonus and there are fewer rebates available. Sign up here.
BerryCart is similar to the above grocery store rebate apps, but the rebates are only for organic and specialty food items. If your family has food allergies or eats organic foods, this is a great app for you. Oftentimes coupons for these expensive items are hard to find. Their referral program adds $2 to your account when you refer a friend who redeems a rebate. Sign up here.
Beloved Coupon Websites
These two sites are very similar. They both provide constant updates on weekly pharmacy and grocery store deals as well as online sales and deals. They give links to coupon match-ups with those deals and tips to help you save the most money.