If you shop at all, you should be using grocery rebate apps. They get you free cash back on items you already purchase, including fruits and veggies! And the best part? You can use more than one.
But what if you don’t want to use more than one app? Then we’ll show you which one might be best for you.
What are grocery rebate apps?
Grocery rebate apps allow you to earn cash back on items you purchase. You have to follow a few steps with each app, but they’re all pretty similar.
In general, you can expect to:
- Download the app
- Load any offers you purchase or plan to purchase
- Scan and upload your receipt
- Get cash back
In order to receive your money, many rebate apps require that you hit a certain threshold (somewhere between $5.00 and $20.00) before you can cash out, though there are a couple of exceptions — and we’ll tell you all about them!
Make sure to follow our KCL deals pages for the individual apps so that you can get the best deals.
Find the deals pages here:
Best app for number of offers: Ibotta
You can even redeem some offers up to three times per receipt.
Bonus! Ibotta also offers rebates for retail items, hotel stays, restaurants and online shopping.
Best app for earning gift cards: Fetch Rewards
Fetch Rewards doesn’t give you cash, like some other rebate apps. Instead, you cash out your rewards for gift cards to a variety of retailers. And you can do it with as little as 3,000 points (which is equal t0 $3.00).
Fetch Rewards will also give you bonus points for signing up and at least 25 points every time you scan a new receipt, whether you bought participating items or not.
Best app for getting cash back fast: Coupons.com app
Don’t want to print coupons at all? Download the Coupons.com app and you won’t have to. The very best part? Rather than waiting until you hit a certain amount, you get your cash back within 48 hours of your purchase. It doesn’t matter if it’s $0.50 or $50.00.
Link your store loyalty cards, and cash out through PayPal within 48 hours. Or, you can snap a picture of your receipt, then upload it to the Coupons.com app to redeem an offer.
TIP: Since these are all manufacturer savings, you can’t stack them, meaning you can’t use newspaper or printed coupons with a load-to-card or rebate offer.
Best app for saving on organic: BerryCart
Offers from BerryCart on organic, natural and non-GMO foods rarely change, so expect to find pretty similar deals most of the time.
After you’ve bought your items, you’ll need to write a review for the product or take a one-question quiz; you’ll then be prompted to scan the item and upload.
You’ll get your rebate via PayPal.
Best app to earn without spending: Shopkick
You seriously never have to spend a dime to earn with Shopkick if you don’t want to.
You can earn with them eight different ways, and half of them don’t require you to spend:
- Walk into a Shopkick-sponsored store and earn at least 5 kicks a day per store.
- Scan eligible barcodes in those stores to earn kicks for each scan.
- Buy those products in the store and get kicks for your purchase.
- Visit a Shopkick-sponsored online retailer to earn a few kicks.
- Buy certain products at those retailers.
- Watch Shopkick-sponsored online videos.
- Link your store loyalty cards to the Shopkick app.
- Upload a picture of your receipt to earn some kicks.
Here’s a breakdown of kicks per dollar:
- 500 kicks = $2
- 1,250 kicks = $5
- 2,500 kicks = $10
- 3,750 kicks = $15
- 6,250 kicks = $25
Best app for connecting to loyalty rewards: SavingsStar
SavingStar has individual product offers and One-or-Many offers.
For individual product offers, buy the featured product and get the rebate.
One-or-Many offers like “Save $3.00 when you spend $12.00 on any Pepsi product,” are typically only good for one-time use.
You can cash out once you earn $5.00.
Best app for shopping at warehouse stores: Checkout 51
TIP: you can’t stack Checkout51 and SavingStar offers. We know. We tried.
Best app for having your back: Paribus
Paribus isn’t a traditional rebate app, but it will get you money back. In a lot of cases, money you didn’t even know you had coming!
Paribus tracks your online orders and if the price you paid drops at certain retailers, Paribus will ask the stores to refund the difference on your behalf. Then the retailer issues a refund based on their policies.
You literally don’t even have to think about it. Paribus just gets you money.
Paribus compensates us when you sign up for Paribus using the links provided.