A Comprehensive Guide on How to Use the Ibotta App for Maximum Savings in 2023

In today's fast-paced world, saving money has become a priority for many individuals and families. With the rise of cashback apps, such as Ibotta, saving while shopping has never been easier. In this blog post, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to use the Ibotta app to maximize your savings and take full advantage of its features.

Download and Set Up the App:
Start by downloading the Ibotta app from the App Store or Google Play Store. Once installed, open the app and create an account by providing your email address or signing in through Facebook. Complete the registration process and set up your profile. My referral code is fqdrg can be added for an additional welcome bonus. 

Explore Offers and Unlock Rebates:
Once you're logged in, you'll be presented with a wide range of offers from various retailers and brands. Browse through the available categories, such as groceries, clothing, electronics, and more. To unlock a rebate, tap on an offer and complete any required actions, such as answering a survey, watching a video, or learning a fact.

Add Preferred Retailers:
To tailor your Ibotta experience, go to the "Find Offers" section and select your preferred retailers. This will allow Ibotta to show you relevant offers and cashback opportunities from your favorite stores. Adding preferred retailers will help streamline your shopping experience and ensure you don't miss out on any exclusive deals.

Go Shopping and Redeem Offers:
Before heading to the store, browse through the available offers and select the ones you're interested in. Some offers may require you to scan the product barcode using the Ibotta app or upload a photo of your receipt after making a purchase. Make sure to carefully follow the instructions for each offer to ensure successful redemption.

Link Loyalty Cards (optional step): 
To simplify the process even further, link your loyalty cards from participating stores to your Ibotta account. This allows Ibotta to automatically track your purchases and credit the cashback to your account without the need for scanning receipts. Check the app for the list of supported retailers and follow the instructions to link your cards. I personally prefer to still upload my paper receipts, if the option is available. 

Earn Bonuses and Teamwork Rewards:
Ibotta offers additional ways to boost your savings through bonuses and teamwork rewards. Bonuses are extra cash rewards you can earn by completing certain tasks, such as redeeming a specific number of offers within a given time frame. I love to use these bonuses to help pay for my full Ibotta hauls. 

Cash Out Your Earnings:
Once you've accumulated a sufficient amount of cashback in your Ibotta account, you can cash out your earnings. Ibotta offers multiple redemption options, including transferring funds to your PayPal or Venmo account, or exchanging them for gift cards to popular retailers.

Stay Updated and Engage:
To make the most of Ibotta, it's essential to stay informed about new offers, bonuses, and updates. Enable push notifications to receive timely alerts about exclusive deals, limited-time offers, and special promotions. Additionally, regularly check the Ibotta app for new rebates and explore the featured brands for additional savings opportunities.

With its user-friendly interface and a wide range of cashback offers, the Ibotta app is a valuable tool for anyone looking to save money while shopping. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you'll be able to unlock the full potential of the Ibotta app and enjoy significant savings on your everyday purchases. Start exploring the app today and see how Ibotta can help you make the most of your shopping experience. Happy saving!

The Benefits of Using Coupons to Save Money : Why You Should Start Couponing Today in 2023

Coupons have been around for decades, but in recent years they have become more popular than ever. With the rise of online shopping and digital coupons, it's easier than ever to save money on everything from groceries to clothing. But what are the benefits of using coupons? In this post, we'll explore some of the many ways coupons can help you save money.

1. Lower your expenses

The most obvious benefit of using coupons is that they can help lower your expenses. Whether you're buying groceries, clothes, or household items, coupons can help you get the things you need for less. This can be especially helpful if you're on a tight budget or trying to save money for a big purchase.

2. Try new products

Another benefit of using coupons is that they can allow you to try new products without breaking the bank. Many companies offer coupons for new products or products that are not as popular. By using coupons, you can take advantage of these deals and try something new without spending a lot of money. You may even discover a new favorite product that you wouldn't have tried otherwise.

3. Stock up on essentials

Coupons can also help you stock up on essentials such as toilet paper, laundry detergent, and other household items. By using coupons to buy in bulk, you can save money in the long run and avoid running out of essential items when you need them most.

4. Combine coupons with sales

One of the most effective ways to save money with coupons is to combine them with sales. Many stores offer discounts on items that are already on sale, and by using coupons on top of those discounts, you can save even more money. This is known as "stacking" coupons, and it can be a great way to get the most out of your coupons.

5. Save time and money

Finally, using coupons can help you save both time and money. By taking advantage of online coupons and coupon apps, you can quickly and easily find deals on the things you need. This can save you time that you would otherwise spend searching for deals or driving to different stores. Additionally, by using coupons to save money, you can free up funds to spend on other things that are important to you.

In conclusion, there are many benefits to using coupons to save money. Whether you're trying to stick to a budget or just looking for ways to save on everyday purchases, coupons can be a valuable tool. So why not give it a try and see how much money you can save? You can start learning today by checking out my Couponing 101 series HERE. 

How to Use the FREE Shopkick App to Earn Gift Cards & Cash Rebates | Save Hundreds ??

Step by Step Tutorial on how to use to the Shopkick App.
In this video, I'm providing a tutorial on how to use the Shopkick App to earn free giftcards. Sign up for Shopkick with my code STAR10 and get a FREE $10 Kick reward after you earn your first 10 kicks within 7 days. 

Video Chapters:
0:00 - Introduction
0:46 - General Overview - How Shopkick Works
1:30 - How to Download the Shopkick App
1:58 - The Kicks System - How to Calculate Rewards 
2:38 - Ways to Earn Kick Rewards 
5:38 - FREE $10 Bonus 
6:25 - Real Life Example at Walmart 
9:25 - How to Claim Your Kicks
11:05 - Redeeming for Gift Cards 
12:04 - Questions? 

2022 Sunday Coupon Insert Schedule

This schedule is subject to change.

2022 Coupon Insert Schedule

2   – Save #1, Save #2, SmartSource #1, SmartSource #2
9   – SmartSource
16 – Save, SmartSource
23 – Unilever, SmartSource
30 – Save, SmartSource, P&G

6   – Save, SmartSource
13 – Save (President’s Day)
20 – Save, SmartSource
27 – Save, SmartSource, P&G

6   – Save, SmartSource
13 – Save, Unilever, SmartSource
20 – SmartSource
27 – Save, SmartSource, P&G

3   – Save, SmartSource
10 – Save (Beauty), SmartSource
17 – No Inserts (Easter)
24 – Save, SmartSource #1, SmartSource #2

1   – (2) Save, SmartSource, P&G
8   – Save, SmartSource
15 – Save, SmartSource
22 – Save, SmartSource
29 – P&G (Memorial Day)

5   – Save, SmartSource
12 – SmartSource
19 – Save
26 – Save, SmartSource

3   – P&G (Independence Day)
10 – Save, SmartSource
17 – Save, SmartSource
24 – Save, SmartSource
31 – Save, SmartSource, P&G

7   – (2) Save, SmartSource
14 – SmartSource
21 – Save, SmartSource
28 – Save, SmartSource, P&G

4   – No Inserts (Labor Day)
11 – Save, (2) SmartSource
18 – SmartSource
25 – Save, SmartSource, P&G

2   – Save, SmartSource
9   – SmartSource
16 – Save, SmartSource
23 – Save, SmartSource
30 – SmartSource, P&G

6   – Save, SmartSource
13 – Save, SmartSource
20 – Save, SmartSource
27 – P&G (Thanksgiving)

4   – Save, SmartSource
11 – Save, SmartSource
18 – No Inserts
25 – No Inserts (New Year)

How to Sign Up for Dove Coupons

When you sign up, you are generally sent a $1/1 Dove Coupon soon after via email.

If you would like to start receiving Dove printable coupons in your inbox each month, signing up for free Dove products coupons is easy. Visit this link to sign up: DOVE COUPONS SIGN UP.

Once you enter in your information, a $1/1 Dove Coupon is usually sent to you the same day. After that initial email you will also start to receive periodic Dove emails and you always want to check those for more coupon offerings. Sometimes the email will not state that a coupon is available within the email, you often have to scroll to the bottom to find the printable savings. Here’s an example of what the bottom of a typical email may include:

How to Use CVS Self Checkout with Coupons | Couponing 101 for Beginners

The new CVS Self Checkout at my Local Store in Georgia

About half of CVS stores are now trending towards directing customers to utilize self checkout instead of traditional cashiers. As couponers, it has become more important to learn how to maximize our coupon savings at the self checkout. Watch my new Youtube Video for more information about what these changes mean and full step by step tutorial on how to use self checkout with coupons. You can find the video here: https://youtu.be/qLHqE3I4f8Q

Walgreens Coupon Policy Update – as of July 26, 2021!

Picture from @Orlandoqponqueen on Instagram

Walgreens has made an change to the coupon policy that will go into effect as of July 26, 2021. This new policy will limit coupons to (4) like coupons per household, per day.

I’m not too worried about this change as my stores have limited to 4 like items for a while, but it’s definitely something we should all be aware of. Thanks to orlandoqponqueen for sharing this information.

WALMART IBOTTA HAUL | ALL FREE + $5 Money Maker! | Hit 4 Bonuses! ?? So Many Easy Deals!


This trip today was a $5 Money Maker – I was able to hit 4 Bonuses! Here’s the PRINTABLE GOOGLE DOC.

Walmart Ibotta Matchup List – February 10th 2021


  • Persil Discs – 15ct only – $4.94 each (limit 5), Use Coupon from 2/7 RMN – Pay $2.94, Submit Back for $2 Cash Back – Final price = $0.94 – Expires 2/11 2:59AM 
  • Hallmark Valentines Cards – $0.47 each – No Coupons – Buy 2 for $0.94, Submit Back for $2 Cash Back – Final Price = Free + $1.06 Money Maker – Expires 2/14
  • Bic Soleil Razor – $3.27 each (limit 5) – Use IP – PRINT HERE – Pay $0.27, Submit Back for $3 Cash Back – Final Price = FREE + $2.73 Money Maker 
  • Bic Flex 5 Hybrid Razor – $5.97 each (limit 5) – Use IP – PRINT HERE – Pay $2.97, Get Back $3 Cash Back – Final Price = FREE 
  • Nivea Breathable Lotions – $5.48 each (limit 5) – Use $3 IP NLA OR $2/1 in 1/31 SS – Pay $2.48, Submit Back for $2 Cash Back – Final Price = $0.48 each 
  • Alka Seltzer Gum – $4.24 each – Use $2 coupon from 1/31 SS – Pay $2.24, Submit Back for $2 Cash Back – Final Price = $0.24 each 
  • Nerds Gummy Clusters – $0.98 each (limit 3) – No coupons – Submit for $0.50 cash back – Final Price $0.48 each 
  • Truvia Sweeteners – 40ct – $3.24 each (limit 3) – Use $1.50/1 in 1/3 SS – Pay $1.74 – Submit Back for $1.50 Cash Back – Final Price = $0.24 each 
  • Coca Cola with Coffee – $1.88 each – No Coupons – Buy 1, Submit for $1.88 cash back – Final Cost = FREE
  • Perfect Bar – $1.98 each – No coupons –  Buy 1, Submit for $1.98 cash back – Final Cost = FREE
  • Snuggle Super Care (sheets and liquid) – Buy Both for $3.97 each – use $1/1 Coupon from 2/7 RMN – Pay $5.94 – Submit Back for $4 Cash Back – ($1.50 on each item + $1 Snuggle Bonus) = Final Price = $0.97 each 
  • Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables (limit 5) – $1 each – Buy 1 – No Coupons – Submit Back for $0.75 on Ibotta – Final Price = $0.25 each OR FREE after $1 Birds Eye Bonus wyb 3 
  • Ronzoni Pasta – $0.98 each (limit 5) – $0.98 each – No Coupons – Submit Back for $0.50 on Ibotta – Final Price = $0.48 each 
  • Bolt24 Drink (near gatorade)  – $1.28 each – No Coupons – Buy 1, Submit for $1.28 cash back – Final Cost = FREE
  • Forto Coffee 2oz – $1.98 each – No Coupons – Buy 1, Submit for $1.98 cash back – Final Cost = FREE
  • Chobani Flip Yogurt – $1.22 each (buy 2) – No Coupons – Pay $2.44, Submit Back for $1.22 Cash Back – Final Price $1.22 for 2

CVS Free, Cheap, & Money Maker Coupon Deals & Haul | 1/10 – 1/16 | $200 IN SAVINGS! ???

CVS was awesome this week. Heres a link to my PRINTABLE GOOGLE DOC.

CVS Coupon Deals - 1/10-1/16

Nivea Breathable Lotion - Buy 2, Get Back $5 ECB 
Buy 2 for $8.79 ($17.58) 
Use $2/12 Nivea Lotion CRT
Use (2) $3/1 IPs - PRINT HERE
Pay $9.58, Get Back $5 ECB
Redeem Back for $4 from Ibotta 
Final Price = $0.58 for 2

Garnier - Buy 2, Get Back $5ECB 
Buy 2 Garnier Micellar Wipes for $7.59 each 
BOGO50% ($7.59/$3.79)
Total is $11.38
Use (2) $2/1 Coupons - 1/3 RMN OR Digital 
Use (2) $2 Garnier Micellar Water CRTS
Pay $3.38, Get back $5 ECB
Final Price = FREE + $1.61 Money Maker 

Boost Drinks - Buy 4, Get Back $10 ECB 
Buy 4 at $9.49 (BOGO50%) = $28.47
Use (2) $5/2 Coupons from 1/3 RMN OR PRINT HERE 
$5/2 Digital & $2/1 Digital also apply (Glitch) 
Pay $11.47, Get Back $10 ECB
*One of my $5/2 paper coupons kicked out with glitch on this deal. 
See video for details. 

Eucerin/Aquaphor - Spend $20, Get $10 ECB- 
Buy 1 Eucerin Skin Calming Creme at $9.79
Buy 1 Eucerin Daily Hydration at $11.99 = $21.78
Use (2) $3.50/1 Printable Coupons - PRINT HERE (must share for $3.50 value) OR
Use $3/1 Coupons from 1/3 SS OR $2/1 PRINT HERE 
Use $4/20 Lotion CRT OR Eucerin CRTS
Pay $10.78, Get back $10 ECB
Final Price = $0.78 for 2

Garnier Shampoo - Buy 2, Get Back $4 ECB
Buy 2 for $7 
Use $3/2 coupon from 1/3 RMN
Use $1/2 CRT printing from redbox this week 
Pay $3, Get Back $4 ECB
Final Price = FREE + $1 Money Maker 

Poparazzi Nail Polish - Buy 2, Get back $4 ECB 
Buy 2 at $5
Use $1 off Poparazzi CRT
Pay $4, get back $4
Final Price = FREE

Spend $30, Get $10 ECB
2 Tide Liquid Laundry Detergents - $5.94 each 
2 Tide Pods - $4.94 each 
1 Downy Unstoppables - $5.94 each 
2 Dawn - $1.99/$0.99
Total is $30.68
Use $6/30 CRT 
Use (2) $2/1 Tide Coupons- Digital and January P&G
Use (2) $2/1 Tide Pods Coupons - Digital and January P&G
Use $2/1 Downy Coupon - January P&G
Pay $14.68, Get Back $10 Cash Card 
Final Price = $4.68 for all 7 Items 

Poise - Buy 1, Get $2ECB
Buy 1 for $5.99
Use $3/1 Digital Coupon OR Print HERE
Pay $2.99, Get Back $2 ECB
Final Price = $0.99 

Scope 1 Liter - Buy 1, Get Back $3ECB
Buy 1 for $4.79
Use $1/1 Digital Coupon 
Pay $3.79, Get back $3ECB
Final Price = $0.79

General Mills Cereal - $1.88 each 
Buy 5 boxes for $1.88 each ($9.40) 
Use (2) $1/2 Coupons from 1/3 SS OR PRINT HERE 
Use (2) $1/2 Digital Coupons (Glitch) 
Use $2/8 Breakfast CRT 
Pay $3.40 for 5 boxes = $0.68 each 

Tresemme Stylers - Buy 3, Get Back $5 ECB
Buy 4 for $5.99 BOGO 50% = $17.97
Use $6/4 Tresemme CRT
Use $4/18 Hair CRT 
Pay $7.97, Get Back $5 ECB
Final Price = $2.97 for 4 Products