Safe Driving Apps that Offers Incentives.

I have three apps on my phone that offer incentives to drive safely while my phone is in my purse. One app is for Texas residents while the other two are for all drivers within the 50 states. Regardless of where you live, all these apps track how many miles your drive while going phone free, even if you drive out of state. You don’t need to open any of the apps but you need to ensure your locator is enabled to track your miles. All these apps are free to download. If you pick up the phone while driving, you will get alert that you may not get the mileages. These are NOT insurance apps so you don’t need to worry about your driving habits (hopefully they are good habits!).

Safe2Save is my absolute favorite. This is the Texas based app. I have truly benefited from free meals, unique discounts and even three season passes this summer! I have saved way over $500 so far from this app. No matter where you live or travel around in Texas, you will find lots of deals for the area you are in. Even though I love the deals for the Killeen area, I also enjoy the different deals for Austin and San Antonio, where my family visits a lot. For more information or to download this app, go HERE. Use code SAVEALOTMOM to get bonus miles! If you own a business and want to be part of the safe driving program and offer an incentive, you’ll be promoted in a great way! Click HERE for more details!

On My Way is another fabulous app that rewards you for driving without your phone. This app rewards you in CASH! This app is good for drivers that live within the 50 states. Even though it takes awhile to earn cash, refer your friends to earn more and you will also get part of their driving incentives. You don’t have to open the app. The app tracks your miles once you drive over 10 mph. For more information or to download the app, go HERE. To advertise with an offer incentive, go HERE.

Get Miles is a another app that offers special discounts and coupons. It’s still a rather new app so gift cards are slowly showing up. Again, you don’t need to open your app, it will start tracking your miles as soon as you start driving, commuting or biking. For more information or to download the app, go HERE.

An Easy Way to get Giftcards! NO Spending Required! Little Effort to Earn!

There’s an app that I have been using for about 5 years and it never disappoints me. So far, I have redeemed over $300 worth of gift cards from using it. All I have been doing is walking into stores to get “kicks” and scanning particular items to get more “kicks”.  The app is called Shopkicks!  Go HERE to get started! This actually has nothing to do with couponing so those folks that don’t like dealing with coupons, this is a great way to supplement your shopping…with gift cards!

       As you can see in this first photo, I have earned an all time total of 51,518 kicks since I have had the Shopkicks app! Right now, I have 1,268 current kicks.

Here, if you look at the bottom of this photo, I have redeemed “kicks” for 47 gift cards, 5 which I haven’t used and 42 that have been used. The value of the gift cards range from $2 up to $10 each (mostly $5 and $10 gift cards).

 

  These are some of the gift cards that you can redeem your “kicks” for. There are gift cards for everyone! If your child has a phone, they can download the app and earn “kicks” to get their own gift cards.

 After you download the app, open it as you walk in the store and make sure your WiFi/Bluetooth is enabled on your phone. This is how Shopkicks will know you are in the stores, especially those stores that offer “kicks” when you walk in. A pop up of X amount of “kicks” will appear (if the store is giving you “kicks” for walking in).

As you can see above, Best Buy is offering 50 “kicks” just for walking in. If you decide to shop, you can also scan particular items to get “kicks”. When you see the barcode symbol, that means there’s up to 910 “kicks” offered. It will show you what items you need to scan and it will tell you how much “kicks” it’s worth. This part is great to keep kids entertained. It’s like a scavenger hunt for them! If you and your significant other have the Shopkicks app, give your kids your phones and they can scan each item from all the phones so they are getting a “kick” out of it while you shop. Pun intended. 😉

You will also see a credit card symbol or receipt symbol, that means if you buy any of the scanned items, you will get bonus kicks. So for Best Buy, you will get 2 “kicks” for every $1 you spend. On the Target, you will get points based on how many of the scanned items you end up buying. If you decide to make purchases to get extra kicks, you must link the credit/debit card to the Shopkicks app and MAKE SURE YOU DO THE PURCHASE AS CREDIT to get the points! You are not required to make any purchases however it does help you earn “kicks” way faster.

If you do a lot of online shopping, especially ship to store and instore delivery, you can also earn “kicks” online too! You have to order through the Shopkicks app to track the online sales to get the “kicks”.

I have friends that have a couple of kids that use their spending money with gift cards to supplement their allowance. Some parents have pulled up front of the store, given their oldest child all the phones, run inside the store and come back to the vehicle with several “kicks”, just from walking in, scanning and walking out! These “kicks” do add up!

In short, this is an amazing app! You have full control over how many gift cards you want to get! Go HERE to download it! Everyone in yur family should have it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fetch App: Get Paid for Buying what You Need!

One of the apps that I recently started to use has definitely won my heart over. A lot of apps don’t do that for me because they fail to reach my expectations…either not enough products to get rebates from, brands I never heard of or it takes forever to get cash back.

This app is called Fetch Rewards. What I love about it is that it’s “everyday” popular brands, such as Suave, Dove, Prego Sauce and Knorr’s Pasta and Rice. Each rebate is in the form of points. 500 points is worth $.50. 1000 points is $1, 1500 points is $1.50. Points for each product vary, starting at 500 points up to 3000 points!

Once you get up to 5,000 points, you can trade those points for gift cards! I have accumulated over 30,000 points so far. I redeemed 20,000 points for a gift card, which I gave as a birthday gift. So, I have 12,000 points left. I am saving my points for a bigger $ amount gift card for Christmas!

Another cool option to this app is that you still get points even if you didn’t buy anything on the app product list. It’s not much but 25 points for each receipt definitely helps!

 

This app is very easy to use. You hit SCAN and ensure your receipt is clear and legible to see. If your receipt is long, you can do sections. After you are finished, you hit SUBMIT and within 60 seconds, it will tell you A) if there’s eligible items from the product list, if so, it will posts the points. B) It will post “bonus points” , C) offer points even if there’s no eligible items and D) if it can’t see specific qualifications, it will tell you so you can correct it right away. Make sure you  are in an area that is well lit.

To rack up your points faster, share your referral code to get extra points.

For more information or to download, go HERE. Copy/paste code CW7XW  to get 1500 points when you submit your first receipt!

Get Paid to Shop for Things You Need! Popular Cash Back Apps!

*UPDATED LIST as of May 8, 2019*

I have tried lots of apps and they come and go or they don’t give out a lot of incentives. These apps I have now are tried & true and been used for more than a year so they will not disappoint you. I recently downloaded a new app and I’ve already made $20 within 3 weeks so I will add that new app to the list below.  What I love about these apps is that each receipt can be used for every app.

These apps are also perfect for those folks that don’t have time to coupon yet they want the benefit of savings by getting paid.

A lot of these apps require you to do the rebates within 1 to 2 weeks after purchase so make a weekly habit of doing this process.

How to stay on track  and get PAID using these apps:

1)keep all your receipts in a pile each week.

2)Pick a day to spend about 10 mins to take photos/scan receipts and products. I do them on Sundays. If you reconcile your checking/savings account on a particular day, do this alotogether on the same day.

3) Do one app at a time, scan/take pictures of receipts and products. Once you are done with that app, move on to the next one.

REBATE PROGRAM APPS – Give Cash Back to you!

 

**These apps pay you for specific items:**

1)  Ibotta: A phone app rebate program which offers cash back on “everyday” items from select stores and restaurants. Just like a mail in rebate offer, this is done online and you get your cash within 12-24 hours! No more waiting 6-8 weeks for a check! Ibotta offers rebates on food, clothes, restaurants, movies, baby items…it’s endless! It doesn’t matter if you used coupons or got it for free, you are rewarded for using Ibotta! Go HERE to get started! You’ll get $10 bonus when you redeem your first offer!

2) Checkout 51:  All you do is select the item that you want to submit for rebate, take a picture of the receipt and scan the UPC code and you get paid within 24 hours! Go HERE to get started! Get $2 cash back when you redeem your first offer, then an $1 extra back for the next three redemptions for a total of $5 bonus cash!

3)  Fetch Rewards: All you do is scan the UPC bar code off the product(s) and take a picture of your receipt and you will get your cash! Use Code CW7XW to get 1500 points to start with! Go HERE to get started.
After you download it, you select products that you are planning on buying within the week. After you make your purchases, you scan the UPC code off the product(s) and take a picture of your receipt. EVEN IF YOU DON’T BUY THE SPECIFIED PRODUCTS, STILL TAKE A PHOTO OF YOUR RECIEPTS, YOU GET POINTS!

**The apps below pay you for receipts, not specific products so those restaurants, clothing and miscellaneous receipts qualify for these apps.**

  1) Receipt Hog: A phone rebate app that takes picture of your grocery receipts and give you coins, based on how much you spend. In addition, once you exceed certain levels, you will also be able to play to win extra coins by playing slots! You can trade your coins for cash or Amazon gift cards. Go HERE to get started.
You can trade the coins for Amazon gift cards or for cash! Amazon gift cards come handy especially during the holidays or if you need to buy a gift card for someone special.

2) Receipt Pal: A phone rebate app that takes picture of your grocery receipts and give you points, based on how much you spend. They offer gift cards from Amazon, Resturaurant.com and other popular store names. Go HERE to get started.

3) CoinOut: This app pays you random cash amounts for each receipt, regardless of how much you spend. Go HERE to get started.

4) Shopkicks: a phone app that offers gift cards without making a purchase!
All you do is walk in the specified stores to earn your kicks and scan bar codes off the selected items for more kicks. The more kick you get, the higher the value of gift cards you can earn!
If you plan to make a purchase in that store, you can link your debit/credit card to Shopkick before you buy and earn more points too!
I have earned so many gift cards without making a single purchase! On special occasions/special holidays, they offer high value kicks for walking in certain stores. **Everyone in your household that has a smartphone can use this phone app and save the gift cards for a bigger purchase!** For more information about Shopkick, go HERE.

5) Ebates: this website/app offers cash back on most of your online shopping. Ebates offers you a rebate for every online purchase! So while you are staying home or at the office, you are not wasting time to heading to the store! That’s my kind of deal! Click HERE to find out more about Ebates! **New members get a $10 giftcard of their choice when they sign up and spend $25 or more on their first purchase!** This site will come very handy during Back To School and Christmas! It is quite awesome to save money using promo codes online but it’s way cooler to get cash back rebates for shopping online!

6) ShopperCoin: this app is similiar to Fetch and CoinOut. You “scratch off” digital cards for random coins and you take photos of your receipts. You’ll get 5 ShopperCoins for each receipt. Use code JENED8199 when you download the app HERE.

**Other Apps that pay you:**
1) Pay Your Selfie! Get paid to take selfies! If you take lots of selfies or know someone that does, this is the app for you! Click HERE for more information.

2) Safe2Save: This app promotes safe driving! You get points based on how many mileage you drive or ride. You can trade these points for free or discounted food, drink, venue and special items! Before you or the driver puts the vehicle in drive, open the app and watch your points go up as you go! Go HERE and put in code SAVEALOTMOM.

COUPON & STORE SAVINGS/RESOURCE DATABASE PROGRAMS: These apps that I use are a quick resource to find coupons and seek breakdowns on certain items – they are not rebate apps but they help me save time and money.
Flipp App: Good to find out what’s on sale in stores, where’s the best deal on the specific item(s) you are looking for. offers breakdowns and provides a coupon policy for quick reference. To start on Flipp, go HERE. After it downloads, you can select all the stores within a 100-mile radius for which you want to see sales.
This is not 100 percent accurate since the sales fliers are regional and not all locations have the same sales.
Once you select all the stores you want sales for, you can view up to five stores at once for specific items. For instance, if you want a deal on diapers, type in “DIAPER” in the search spot and it will pull up all the stores within a 60 mile radius that have deals on diapers (all brands). If you want a specific brand of diapers, type in the brand and any sales for that brand will show up on the database.
Coupon Cabin/RetailMeNot: Both of these apps offer you a wide variety of coupons and discounts to your favorite stores and restaurants, online and in-store. If you are visiting a retail store or shopping online, you can type in the name of the store in one or both apps and they will tell you all the available coupons for that particular store.
CouponTom: This website tells you what inserts the coupons are in. It even tells you if they are on the printable websites.

Get PAID to Walk or Run! Yes, you read that right!

*UPDATE*

Did you know that you can earn points, without making purchases at Walgreens??  If you are walking, trying to lose weight or even trying to quit smoking, Walgreens rewards you for THAT!

Click HERE for all the details and to find out how to get started! You will be glad you did!

If you walk 5 miles a day, that’s 100 points! Do that for a week and that’s 700 points! Do it for 30 days and that’s 2100 points!!! That’s over $2 worth of points a month! For 365 days, you’ll have $25 worth of points! That just for walking! Connect your Fitbit/walking device and it will track it for you!

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Savealotmom’s Favorite Money Saving Phone Apps! Life Changer!

There are lots of phone rebate programs out there but the following apps are very popular and are my favorite!These are both rebates and coupon/store database programs that can save you a tremendous amount of money.

Even if you are not a couponer, this is another way to save money by getting cash or gift cards back for your purchases.

COUPON & STORE SAVINGS DATABASE PROGRAMS

Favado: Good to find out what’s on sale in stores, where’s the best deal on the specific item(s) you are looking for. offers breakdowns and provides a coupon policy for quick reference. To start on Favado, go HERE.

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