You can get paid to shop!
By stacking and using multiple apps it is possible to get paid to buy things that you use in your daily life. For example, I recently bought a jar of Jif Peanut Butter. The jar was on sale for $2.65. But, I got paid $7.08 to buy this jar of peanut butter.
Let me break down how this transaction transpired and how you can do the same thing-
Step One – I check Mobee every day for opportunities to do a “secret shop.” On the day of this transaction, I saw a “secret shop” not far from me.
The shop took me about 10 minutes, however this particular shop requires that I make a $1.00 purchase. So, I have to make a small investment to trigger my payment. I check the other apps to see if I can then purchase something and stack my rebates (Steps 2 and 3).
I see that Jif Peanut Butter is in one other app, so I go ahead and make the purchase of the Jif Peanut Butter, fulfilling my purchase requirement for Mobee.
My secret shop the generates the following profits:
- $5.00 for completing the secret shop.
- $1.00 for travelling to this shop.
- $0.25 for having never shopped this store before.
A total of $6.25 for this particular shop.
Step Two – I check my Shopkick App and I see that Jif Peanut Butter has two “Kick” rebates attached to it. The store I am shopping in sells Jif Peanut Butter. In addition, Shopkick is offering “Kicks” for Smucker’s Jelly, which is right next to the Jif Peanut Butter. I have already decided to purchase the peanut butter for Step One, spending $2.65. But, I have three sets of rewards here that I am going to collect:
- I scan the barcode for the Jif Peanut Butter and receive 30 kicks.
- I also scan the Smucker’s Jelly and receive 30 kicks.
- I purchase the Jif Peanut Butter and receive 300 kicks.
These three actions generate 360 kicks, a value of about $0.36.
Step Three – I check my Ibotta app and I see that Dollar General has an “Any Item” rebate worth $.25. So I know that buy buying the peanut butter, I am at least going to get $.25 through Ibotta:
- Ibotta receipt rebate generates, $0.25.
I upload my receipt and receive my $0.25.
Step Four – I scan and upload my receipt into Receipt Hog. Receipt hog awards me the following:
- 5 coins. 1,000 coins is the equivalent of $5.00. So, not a significant reward, but it helps.
- 1 sweepstakes entry.
Step Five – I scan and upload my receipt into Fetch Rewards. Fetch Rewards me the following:
- 25 points. For Fetch Rewards, every 1,000 points is equal to $1.00. So, again not a significant reward, but it helps out.
Step Five – As I am leaving the store I noticed a “Help Wanted” sign. I activate the Job Spotter app and take a photo of the help wanted sign and the front of the building. Job Spotter rewards me with the following:
My overall yield for my Jif Peanut Butter transaction:
- I spent $2.65 + $0.13 tax for a total of $2.78.
- I earned $7.08. (Mobee, Shopkick, Job Spotter and Ibotta).
- A profit of $4.30.
Did I need the Jif Peanut Butter? Not really. Am I eating the Jif Peanut Butter? You bet I am!
Stacking reward apps gives you the distinct opportunity to earn money while shopping. By taking a few minutes to cross reference your apps, strategizing your purchases, you too can be making money shopping and not just spending money shopping!
If you like this article, and would like to take advantage of these apps, I have linked them to my Referral Page and I have set up hotlinks throughout the article where you can also find referral codes to each of these apps. If you download these apps, make a transaction, we both will get rewarded!!
As always thanks for all the comments and feedback! Together, we will both make more money, save more money and travel more often!