One of our favorite rebate apps in recent years has been SavingStar, but it looks like the money-saving solution won’t get to see Christmas.
After 9 years, SavingStar is about to disappear, but the rebates aren’t going anywhere.
Here’s what you need to know:
SavingStar is shutting down Nov. 30, 2020.
That’s what it says on the SavingStar website. After that, don’t expect your app to work.
The program’s rebates have been rolled into the Coupons.com app.
The most recent update to the Coupons.com app prominently features their “cash back” offers.
Coupons.com’s parent company, Quotient Technology, purchased SavingStar in 2018, and now the merger is wrapping up.
Like SavingStar, Coupons.com has the following process:
- Choose offers from the app.
- Redeem the offers at any store (with itemized receipt).
- Get paid (via PayPal).
You probably still won’t be able to stack rebate offers.
In April 2019, we discovered that Checkout 51 and SavingStar had started “talking” to each other, giving each user’s phone a unique identifier that prevents users from requesting the same rebate from both apps.
SavingStar’s rebates live on Coupons.com now, but expect to see similar restrictions on “double dipping.”
In the meantime, get to know the other rebate apps (like Ibotta).