(MoneyHippo.com) – With inflation approaching 8% and gas prices going through the roof just as Americans are beginning to recover financially from the pandemic, many folks are looking for creative ways to save money. Coupons are a great place to start, but you can also shave dollars off of your shopping expenditures with apps that give cash back on items you already buy. All you have to do is download your chosen app and sign up.
One of the easiest apps to use is Rakuten. Shoppers can get started by downloading the app on their mobile devices or computer. When you want to buy something from a store, such as Walmart or Home Depot, simply visit the app, sign in, and click the link to go to the store. Then, it’s business as usual. The purchase will automatically generate a percentage of the monetary total as a cashback reward paid straight into your bank account. What could be better?
Other options offering cash or gift card rebates similar to Rakuten include TopCashback, Dosh, and BeFrugal. Shoppers can also download Checkout 51, Fetch Rewards, and Receipt Hog, which give cashback rewards in points users can redeem for gift cards. The great thing is you can use receipt apps and shop-through apps together to maximize your benefits.
It’s important to remember you should only use these apps for items you already buy. Don’t go out of your way to buy things just to get cashback rewards. That defeats the purpose and leads to unnecessary spending!
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