Despite my approved shopping list being pretty basic, we still need food, household essentials, and sometimes replace things that break. Since I am shopping less, each purchase seems to come with a great burden to find the best. The best product at the best deal and get the most cash back. Enter my 3 tips that make me money when shopping. It goes without saying that you have to first find the item at the best price.
- Shop through Mr. Rebates. This site literally gives you cash back on hotels, flights, big box stores, specially stores, and sometimes memberships. Redoing a room? Shop through Mr. Rebates and pick up in the store. Doing a Target run? Shop through Mr. Rebates
and pick it up at the store.
- Learned about Gift Card Granny on the Frugal Friends Podcast and it is legit. I have purchased used and new gift cards (at a DISCOUNT!!!) for my online shopping needs through Gift Card Granny. Note: You generally do not get the used gift cards immediately so plan to give it a day or two.
- Credit card rewards. If you are in the process of paying down your credit cards SKIP this step right now. After paying mine off over a year ago, I started using 1 credit card a money for my approved shopping items this year, paying off the balance either as I go or at the end of the cycle (do not pay interest!). I love seeing my cash rewards build up!
Do you have other tips or hacks to earn free money while shopping?