It is a learning experience that continues to need tweaking so I don't become overwhelmed with the numbers and keeping up with receipts, etc. In the past, my receipts would have stayed in the bag and gone out with the recyclables.
Now, I collect them in a clip on the fridge. Before they get hung up on the fridge, I scan them into Fetch Rewards. You scan your receipts, earn points and receive rewards that you can convert into gift cards.
I just started using the app a couple of weeks ago and have earned 11,000 points. So far, I redeemed $3 on an Amazon gift card, they also offer Wal-Mart giftcards, Kohls, CVS and Target. Of course, I would like to earn more! If you use my referral code, we both will receive 2000 points.
In the future, I may start redeeming them for Target gift cards. I seem to spend more time there lately.
What is one more app on your phone, right??
According to my reciepts and Personal Capital tracking, we have spent $511 in groceries for the month of March. Uh...that includes groceries, alcohol,( $60ish) vitamins and supplements( $60) and HBA ( $20is) When you subtract the booze, vitamins, dog and cat food, and HBA, actual groceries come to about $371.
Our eating out is $200 for March. Last month (February) it was $317 Ouch. In January, we spent $354. Double Ouch.
I am still figuring out the Ibotta app, and use it to save more $$ at the stores. I have not used coupons or money saving apps in a while, kinda been shopping at will, don't cha know! Still taking it one step at a time and avoid becoming overwhelmed with it.
We found these Cuban rolls at BJ's last week and they are my husband's new favorite bread/roll. A bag has 12 sandwich size rolls and a bag will last him all week. Went back this Friday and picked up another bag. Nature's Own bread I bought at BJ's is still in the freezer from the original trip.
April is a new month, and here is to continuing to improve on saving money!
Do you use apps to increase your grocery savings? Which is your favorite?
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