I used Ibotta rebates, along with coupons, to stock up on hair color, makeup, and cereal at Family Dollar.

First, I clipped a digital Smart Coupon to save $5 on my total storewide purchase of $25 or more. Since the $25 total must be reached after all other coupons have been applied, I planned my purchases carefully. I picked up a couple of boxes of L’Oreal Excellence Hair Color, using a $5/2 coupon from the Nov. 15 RetailMeNot Everyday newspaper insert. Still in the beauty aisle, I also grabbed a Maybelline Fit Me Powder, priced at $6.

Next, I headed to the grocery section to stock up on cereal. I bought four boxes of Kellogg’s Apple Jacks and used two $1/2 printable coupons.

After using the manufacturer coupons at checkout, my total came to $27. I was then able to apply the $5 digital coupon to bring the price down to $22. But the savings really kicked in when I submitted my receipt to Ibotta. I received money back on every single item I bought, totaling $9.20 in rebates.

My final cost ended up being just $12.80.

Want to score the same deals I did? The $5 off $25 digital coupon was valid for use on one day only (the day I shopped), but you can clip a new version to use on Saturday, Dec. 5. If you haven’t already, download the Smart Coupons app to access the coupon. And you can download the Ibotta app here.

Bought 1 Maybelline Fit Me Powder $6, regular price
Bought 4 Kellogg’s Apple Jacks, 10.1 oz $3, regular price

Used $5.00 Off – Your Total Storewide Purchase of $25 or More, Family Dollar Digital Store Coupon (familydollar.com)
And used two
$1.00/2 Kellogg’s Krave, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites or Frosted Flakes Cereal 8.4 oz or larger, limit 4 (kelloggsfamilyrewards.com)

And used one $5.00/2 L’Oreal Paris Superior Preference, Excellence or Feria Hair Color products from RMN Nov. 15

And submitted two $2.50/1 – L’Oreal Excellence Hair Color, Ibotta Rebate (ibotta.com)
And submitted one $2.00/1 Maybelline New York Face products, any variety, any size, Ibotta Rebate (ibotta.com)

And submitted four $0.55/1 – Kellogg’s Apple Jacks Cereal 8.7-32.1 oz, Ibotta Rebate (ibotta.com)
Paid $22, submitted for $9.20 in Ibotta credits

Final Price: $12.80