8 Best Grocery Rebate Apps - Grocery Rebate Apps

Featured Rebate App

Ibotta App - Better than Coupons

Ibotta is the BEST rebate app! You can get cash back on groceries after you shop in-store, pay at checkout and snap a pic of your receipt. OR you can earn cash back for shopping online, like Ebates!

HOT DEAL - $10 Welcome BONUS - submit only 1 receipt and earn $10 in FREE Cash!!

Download the Ibotta App: IBOTTA APP

Apps Like Ibotta

1. Fetch Rewards
*Use code Y2GBD for a $2.00 BONUS

2. Checkout 51

3. Saving Star

4. Berrycart

5. Shopkick
*Use code DEAL878433 for a $1.00 BONUS

6. Makeena

7. Coupons.com App
*You can print coupons instead if you prefer.

8. Walmart Savings Catcher

Scan Grocery Receipts Apps

1. ReceiptHog

2. Receiptpal

4. CoinOUT

Earn Cash Back with Credit Card/Debit Card at Checkout

1. Drop App - cash back at Walmart, Whole Foods, Walgreens, Costco + more

2. Dosh App - 2% cash back at Sam's Club

3. Spent Money - Walgreens or Whole Foods

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

8 Best Grocery Rebate Apps

cash back rebates on groceries

The grocery store is like my second home. Well, it feels like that anyways. I am constantly pushing a cart up & down the aisles looking for deals. And I always have stacks of clipped and printable coupons in hand. Food goes super fast in our household. And it’s no wonder…we have hungry teenagers that eat like pigs! How can they eat that much? Seriously! Any deal I find that can help me save money on groceries is like gold. That is where rebate apps save the day!

Grocery rebate apps have saved me a ton of money over the last year. It started with Ibotta and Checkout 51. These two apps alone helped me lower my grocery bill a lot. Then I found similar rebate apps like them on my iPhone and I save even more. These apps actually pay you, yes that’s correct they pay you real cash, to buy groceries. To earn cash simply download each app to your smartphone, iPhone or Android. Then you go to the store and buy items listed in the app, pay for them at the cash register, upload your receipt through the app and wait to get paid. It’s so simple. Plus, you don’t need to clip or print coupons any more. However, if you want to use coupons you can. All of the rebate apps allow you to use coupons.

1. Ibotta

Payment: Paypal or Venmo
You can request payment when your balance is at least $20. And guess what?!? You get $10 FREE when you join and submit just ONE rebate. There is also an option to redeem for gift cards such as Amazon.com, Starbucks and more.
How it works:
1. Unlock offers by clicking the “+” sign. The item will be added to your shopping list.
2. Go to the store and purchase the products you unlocked in the app. Be sure to grab your receipt.
3. Use the app to take a pic of your receipt and send it to Ibotta.
4. Wait for them to process your receipt. They will add cash to your account.
Earn real cash bonuses: There are a few ways to earn extra money through the Ibotta app. That’s what makes this app fun! You can earn by referring friends & family, buying multiple brand name products and building a team through Facebook.
Mobile shopping: Do you prefer to shop using apps? You can earn cash back by shopping through your favorite apps such as Amazon, Boxed, Jet and more.
Any brand rebates: This is one of my favorite things about this app. You can buy “any brand” rebates such as limes, peaches, baking soda and more.

2. Checkout 51

Payment: Request a check when your account balance reaches $20
How it works: View rebates in the app, purchase the products you like at any store, take a pic of your receipt through the app and submit the receipt to Checkout 51. Money will be added to your account balance. New items are added on Thursdays.
Any brand rebates: Checkout 51 has any brand rebates like Ibotta, but you must unlock these rebates. it’s easy to unlock them. Simply ear $2 in regular rebates in the app!

3. Fetch Rewards - code Y2GBD

Payment: Gift Cards (see Grocery Apps that Pay in Gift Cards)
How it works: Shop at any grocery store you want to. Submit your receipt and earn 50 points. If you buy select items featured in the app you will earn extra points. example: Buy 1 Kraft parmesan cheese & earn 750 points ($0.75) when you submit your receipt.
Signup bonus: Use the code Y2GBD and you’ll get 1,500 Fetch points ($1.50).

4. Shopkick

Payment: Gift cards (see Earn Gift Cards to Grocery Shop)
How it works: Purchase select items at specific stores and earn cash back in the form of points (kicks).
Walk-in to stores: You can earn 25 points to walk into stores with the app open and your bluetooth enabled. How easy is that?? You could walk in, get your free points and leave if you wanted to!!
Scan barcodes: Earn 10 – 150 points per product barcode you scan in-store.
Mobile shopping: If you like to do your shopping via apps instead of going to a physical store you can earn cash back with apps such as Groupon and Ebay.
Signup bonus: Get 250 points (kicks) when you join and use the code DEAL878433.

5. Berrycart

Payment: Paypal or Gift Card
You need a minimum of $5 to cashout
How it works: Berrycart is the healthy option as far as rebate apps go. They offer rebates that are non-gmo, gluten free, organic and vegan. Just unlock each offer by doing simple tasks, buy the rebate offers you chose and submit your receipt.

6. Saving Star

Payment: Paypal
You need a minimum of $5 to cashout
How it works: Buy the items you like listed in the app and submit your receipt. I love that Saving Star has Freebie Fridays! You get something for free every Friday. It’s usually candy, gum or something like that. But sometimes you get a real goody! I also like that they offer 20% off healthy foods like bananas.

7. Walmart Savings Catcher - download the Walmart App

Use the Walmart app whenever you shop at Walmart. Just scan the code at the bottom of your receipt after you shop. Earn automatic refunds when Walmart finds a lower price at a local store.


This one is for those who purchase adult beverages such as beer, wine and spirits.

Earn Cash Back with Your Debit Card

Payment: Gift Cards
How it works: This is NOT a rebate app. However, it can be used with your current grocery rebate apps. Drop works a little different. Instead of submitting your receipts, you simply swipe your debit card at checkout and earn points automatically (points show up in 1 – 2 days after swiping your debit card). You can use the points to get gift cards.
Signup bonus: Earn 1000 points with the code 9ra3r

Submit Grocery Receipts to Earn Gift Cards

1. ReceiptPal
Payment: Gift Cards
How it works: Submit up to 20 receipts each week. You will receive 100 points for every 4 receipts you submit. Rewards start at only 400 points. Super easy to earn!!
2. ReceiptHog
Payment: Paypal
How it works: You earn coins from your receipts. The amount of coins you will receive depends on how much your receipt total is. If you submit a receipt where you paid more than $100, you’ll get 20 coins. If you submit a receipt where you paid less than $10 you’ll receive 5 coins.
3. Find&Save
Payment: Paypal
How it works: This is more of a “submit receipt” app than a rebate app. But it could be considered both, I guess. With Find & Save you spend a minimum amount on your total shopping bill and get cash back. You will either get a specific percentage back or a dollar amount back. Example: Spend $12 at Rite Aid, get 1% cash back. It really doesn’t matter what you purchase …that’s why I’m not calling it a rebate app.
Save money on groceries without coupons using all of these apps!! Each rebate app is a little different in how they work. Some have bonuses or loyalty perks. Others are simple in that you buy products, submit receipt and get paid. I use all 8 rebate apps, the 3 receipt apps, the Drop app and coupons to save a ton at the grocery store each week. How else would I be able to feed my hungry teenagers?
Oh, and don’t forget about Walmart Savings Catcher. You can find it within the Walmart app. Sometimes you get cash back if a nearby store has a lower price than Walmart does. I have gotten cash back a few times. Every little bit helps!
Know of any cash back grocery apps that I do not have listed? Do you have any other grocery apps that save you money in a different way? Please leave a comment or feedback below. If you have a question about any of the sites listed, please feel free to ask.
Rebate apps that are no longer available: Snap by Groupon, Shrink, Jingit, Snapstar, Shopmium, Bevrage, Mobisave, Hopster

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Rebates are nothing new in this world. Paper rebates have existed forever. Ask your grandma! Times have changed, though! Now you can use your smartphone to make a little extra cash in addition to paper rebates. Download grocery rebate apps to your iPhone or Android phone and use them to earn cash back on your grocery purchases. It’s like getting paid to grocery shop. And NO paper coupons are needed….EVER!

Right now there are 7 smartphone apps that will pay you “cash back” to grocery shop. You can either request a gift card or a cash payment to Paypal. Ibotta, Checkout 51, Saving Star, Fetch Rewards, Mobisave, bevRage and Berrycart. With these apps NO coupons are needed. However, you can combine printable or newspaper coupons with most of the offers available in each app to save even more money. Coupons are allowed unless otherwise stated.

Don’t forget!! You can ALSO submit your receipts to Find&Save, ReceiptHog, Yaarlo, Snapstar, Walmart Savings Catcher and ReceiptPal for MORE savings! You can rack up points on each to score free Amazon gift cards or Paypal cash using these receipt apps. They do not give “cash back”, but anything helps when it comes to lowering your grocery bills, right?

If you want to earn more free gift cards to pay for your groceries, try Shopkick and Check Points. They do not give you cash back on groceries, though. These two apps are different. You do NOT submit your receipts. You DO use each app to earn points that can be used to exchange for gift cards. Shopkick offers a few ways to earn kicks (points) such as simply walking into your favorite stores with the app open and scanning product barcodes. Check Points is similar, but this app offers other ways to earn points such as watching videos and playing games.