This Reader Saved 30% On Groceries Thanks to This Cash Back App!

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Groceries on a kitchen counter bought with cash back apps by one Happy Friday reader

One reader uses Ibotta to save even more off sale-priced groceries.

This week’s Happy Friday reader, Jenn, saved over 30% EXTRA on her groceries thanks to using Ibotta, a popular cash back app, on top of existing sales prices. Us Hip2Save team members are huge fans of this free and easy-to-use app so we loved hearing how Jenn was able to use it save BIG on her grocery bill!💰🛒 Here’s how she did it!

Great sales at my local grocery store matched with Ibotta deals! Stocking up for the summer!”

Person holding phone with Ibotta app

“4 18oz. Bottles of Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce $2.99 each
BOGO Free – $0.75 back (up to 5 on) Ibotta = $0.75 each

5 16oz. Ken’s Steakhouse Dressing $3.99
On sale for $2.49 less $0.65 back (up to 5) on Ibotta = $1.85 each

4 Boxes of Luigi’s Italian Ice $3.99
On sale for $1.99 less $0.85 back (up to 5) =  $1.14 each

1 Box Bubbbies Mochi ice Cream $5.99 
On sale for $3.49 less $3.50 back on Ibotta

2 18oz. Containers of Blueberries $7.99 each
On sale for $2.97 each

1 Pkg. Hot Dog Rolls $1.99
On sale for $1.50 

Less Associate Savings of $1.95

$35.37 with $11.15 back through Ibotta – $24.22 Final cost.”

Receipts showing cash back savings using Ibotta

“I did get a bonus of $1.95 off because my son works there! This is a store I generally only go to for the sale items.”

Way to be a smart shopper, Jenn! You really maximized your savings by taking a few moments to scout sales and redeem the Ibotta deals. You were already saving a ton with the store sales prices and to score an additional 30% off+ is no chump change! Thank you so much for sharing this money-saving grocery tip with us!  🙌

man using iPhone to choose Target offers in Ibotta app

Want to save like Jenn? Here is some more info on cash back apps…

If you’re not using cash back apps, you might be overspending! These free apps are easy to use and sometimes get you more cash back than your credit card rewards. Plus, you can often score cash back from multiple apps all on the very same purchase.

Getting your money back is often as simple as selecting your offers and uploading a picture of your receipt to the app. You’ll usually get paid back via direct deposit, pay pal, or via a gift card to one of your favorite retailers.

using the Ibotta app on a smart phone

Ibotta, the app that Jenn was using, always makes our list of the top cash back apps to use. You can use it at popular stores like Target, Walmart, Kroger, and more. Jenn was even able to stack the Ibotta cash back offers on top of the existing store discounts!

Learn how Ibotta works and read our post on cash back apps to check out the other free apps we think are worth your time!

Plus, don’t miss our other favorite posts on cash back apps and rewards programs:

One great way to make use of these apps is to stockpile all your savings until the end of the year. Cash out and use the money you saved towards your holiday gift shopping!

With the second half of the year already underway, now was the perfect time to remind readers about these money-saving apps. Thank you so much, Jenn, for sharing your experience! ❤️ Your practical tip is sure to help other readers keep more of their paycheck and spend less on their weekly groceries and household essentials!


Do you have a great deal or clearance find to share?! 🎙 Fill out our Happy Friday form! Every Friday, we post one submission by a Hip2Save reader (view past submissions) that gives us a glimpse into their frugal lifestyle or simply makes us smile. For the best odds of having your submission picked, check out our Happy Friday tips post!

If yours is published on Hip2Save, we’ll email you a $10 Amazon eGift card! 🛍

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Comments 4

  1. tpop

    Iโ€™m so annoyed that Ibotta just dropped my local grocery store. I just used it Sunday and now itโ€™s gone.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh bummer! That does sound disappointing. ๐Ÿ˜” Sorry to hear that. Hoping they might add it back soon! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ’•

  2. Jennifer

    I loved Ibotta when I first joined but it became harder and harder to find places that were part of the program, the items became more random, and I could rarely use it with curbside pickup orders. I donโ€™t even bother with it anymore since it became so restrictive and hard to use!

    • Mary

      I agree. I stopped sing Ibotta for the same reason. Most of the food that offers a rebate is way too expensive when there are other cheaper options.

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