Five Frugal Things Week of October 22

Double Checking Savings

We decided we could save if we did some of the home improvements ourselves. Normally before a trip to Harbor Freight, I would dig through my coupons to see what matched what we were buying. SO found an app recently that lets you scan the barcode of your items and tells you if there are any coupons on them and gives you a digital one for the cashier to scan. There ended up being discounts on everything we planned on buying and were able to get one of them as a free item. 

Mystery Discounts

I had a light course load this week so I was able to schedule some mystery shops. On Tuesday I took my car for an oil change. They had a great lobby with coffee and I was able to bring home a couple clementines for SO who was home sick. Mystery shopping has made all my oil changes in the last few years free and this one actually paid me twenty bucks. I declined the car wash they offered because I had a shop the next day that paid me to do it. 

On Wednesday I continued a route of merchandising shops that would add over a hundred dollars to my savings. The car wash was right across the street. While I was in the tunnel, I did a quick lookup on Field Agent and found out there was a pizza store next door that would pay me to order two pizzas. This, along with some greenery I had leftover, lasted us until the weekend.

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On Friday, I had a shop for a local movie theater. It covered the movie, plus a pint of beer and a slice of pizza (you can never have enough pizza). Field Agent had a bar audit available, so I grabbed it and swung by a British Pub I enjoy. They have a loyalty program that uses a digital punch card. On your fifth visit you get a discount, so whenever that type of beer audit comes up, I head over to the pub. The audit paid for a drink and got me one punch closer to a discount I can use later.

Delicious Deals

We haven’t set up the kitchen at the new place yet, so I kept an eye on food deals. I grabbed a free drink I earned at my favorite coffee shop on the way down to the house for the weekend. I also swung by McDonald’s. There, I used their mobile app to get a $1 McDouble and redeemed a free medium fry I won in their Trick. Treat. Win! promotion. Our city’s Restaurant Week was still going so we checked out a new place for dinner Sunday. I had a delicious (and large!) salad and filling mac and cheese. It was nice to see the restaurant did not cut down portion sizes for the promotion.

 

Small Wins

One of the perks of now owning a house is that we can get a grill. I was thrilled when I received an email from Sierra Nevada Brewing telling me a one a set of BBQ tools. We’re big craft beer fans, so we’ll totally be cracking a cold one in celebration on a first grilling session. This week I also won a bottle of Gatorade in the Subway Golden Token instant win game. I’m sure I could use the relief working on house projects. You can still enter once daily until November 18th for your chance to win NBA, NHL, and Daytona 500 trips, as well as Subway gift cards and merch. Use code Goldentoken2018 for a free entry.

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Cashback Adds Up!

I head back to Walmart to pick up some more money maker Glade candles from Swagbucks (still available until November 5th and mine already has been approved!) and free Forto coffee shots from Ibotta. We also went back to our Sunday pub. With all the Ibotta bonuses, I made three dollars going to the bar, even after tip! There is also a bonus out right now if you purchase through their mobile shopping and get a $2 bonus. I purchased green tea I had an Amazon deal for 50 cents and got back two cents plus the bonus!

How about you? What frugal things were you able to do this week?

Moneymaker Glade Candle Deal – Ends Nov 5th!

There’s a great Glade candle moneymaker deal at Walmart until November 5th!

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Swagbucks is offering 1,250 SB back when you purchase 3 Glade® Limited Edition Fall and/or Holiday scented products at Walmart. Swagbucks are redeemable for many gift cards, including Amazon and Paypal, for $1 per 100 points. These candles are only $2.98 each, so even with tax, these come out to a moneymaker. Plus, Checkout51 is offering $1 cash back each! Not a member of either? Earn a bonus $8 for redeeming these offers!

How to get the deal:

Purchase any 3 Glade® Limited Edition Fall and/or Holiday candles at Walmart for a total of $8.94 plus tax.20181017_164335

Log in or sign up for Swagbucks and head to the Glade in-store offer.  Receipts must be uploaded by 11:30 pm Pacific Time on October 19, 2018. New Swagbucks users receive a $3 bonus! You will receive $12.50 worth of SB back, already making this a moneymaker!

Log in or sign up for Checkout51 and claim the Glade rebate for $3 cash back. New Checkout51 users also receive a $5 bonus!

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All together that is a $6.56 Money Maker (before tax) $14.56 Money Maker for new members!

9/30 Only! Spend $20, Earn $5 at Safeway

Today only,  when you spend $20 at any SAFEWAY store earn 5,000 bonus points from Fetch Rewards. Fetch also has cashback offers on brands like Pepsi, Doritos, Kraft, and Oscar Meyer – so you get extra back on your shopping trip!

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Cashout is 1,000 points per dollar, with the lowest cash out being $3. That means you can cash out as soon as your receipt is approved! Lower value rewards include gift cards to Amazon, Target, and CVS. Or you can save up to redeem a virtual Visa or Mastercard.

Hurry on over to submit your Safeway receipt today. If you enter referral code EA0BU before you submit your receipt, we both get a bonus 1,500 points.

While you’re at it, head over to Ibotta to get cash back on any item you purchase.

 

Spend $20 at Meijer – Get Back $5 **July 1st Only**

 

Today only Fetch Rewards is giving back 5,000 points when you spend $20 at Meijer.

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Cashout is 1,000 points per dollar, with the lowest cash out being $3. That means you can cash out as soon as your receipt is approved! Lower value rewards include gift cards to Amazon, Target, and CVS. Or you can save up to redeem a virtual Visa or Mastercard.

Hurry on over to submit your Meijer receipt today. If you enter referral code EA0BU we both get a bonus 1,500 points when you submit your first receipt.

While you’re at it, head over to Ibotta to get cash back on any item you purchase.

Save Money on Your St. Patrick’s Purchases

Did you know that one percent of total annual beer consumption occurs on St. Patrick’s Day? Whether you are heading to the bar or relaxing with some friends at home, make sure you are saving money on your drink purchases with the following deals.

Guinness

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Ibotta has several rebates for this Irish stout. You can save $2 off a 4 or pack of Guinness Draught or save $3 off a 8 or 12 pack. Looking to try some other Guinness brews? There’s also rebates for Extra Stout, Blonde American Lager, Rye Pale Ale, Nitro IPA, and Irish Wheat. Using referral code nbxysis earns you a $10 bonus on your first rebate and helps support this blog.

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There are several rebates out for Bushmills Blended Irish Whiskey. Ibotta has rebates for $3 off a bottle, as well as a mixed drink or cocktail containing Bushmills. The best part is, BevRage has the same offers so you can double dip! Here are the offers for a bottle and $3 off a cocktail or shot. Use BevRage promo code BONUS2017 to get back an additional $2 back from your first rebate.

Baileys

Ibotta has a rebate out for $3 off a bottle of Baileys Irish Cream Liquour. Enjoy a $1 bonus if you redeem both the Guinness and Baileys rebates. Plus, every rebate you redeem enters you to win $1,000 in cash.

Your go to drink not on this list? There’s still plenty of multi-pack and specific brand rebates on both Ibotta and BevRage that you should check out. Heading to Buffalo Wild Wings to celebrate? Check out our post on how to save nearly 20% off your bill.

 

 

 

 

 

Yelp Introduced Cash Back Program

Today Yelp launched their Cash Back Program. The best part is, it is passive. You just link your cards and when you dine at a participating restaurant, you earn up to 10% – typically 7%. There are a few non-restaurants, such as Jiffy Lube, as well.

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Currently, it seems limited to big cities such as Seattle, New York, and Chicago. I imagine it will expand in the future, as there is already a great selection on the first day.

Cash back rewards are sent to your first linked card monthly.

You can sign up at yelp.com/cashback

Free Tide at Walmart – Today Only!

*Good for new and existing TopCashback members* 

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This deal is today only OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! Visit Walmart through TopCashback, purchase a 40 fl oz bottle of Tide Plus HE ‘with a touch of Downy Sweet Dreams scent’ liquid laundry detergent priced at $5.24 and within seven days $5.75 will post in your TopCashback account. 

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Steps:

  • Log in or sign up (it’s FREE!)(if you are just joining make sure you Authenticate your account –  you MUST click on the link they send your email or you won’t get your cashback!)
  • Click the $5.75 Cash Back offer link on THIS WALMART PAGE  You will have to pay $5.24  OOP + select free in-store pickup to avoid shipping.  DO NOT ADD ANYTHING ELSE TO YOUR CART! 
  • Transactions must only contain one 40 fl oz bottle of Tide Plus HE ‘with a touch of Downy Sweet Dreams scent’ liquid laundry detergent priced at $5.24 to ensure $5.75 cashback is credited to TopCashback accounts.
  • Select in-store pickup for FREE SHIPPING!

NEW MEMBERS ONLY:
Free Tide is avaible for everyone – but if you are a new TopCashBack member you will get a bonus $29! This bonus will go through after $10 in earnings, so this offer gets you half way there! I use it for all my online purchases, so earnings add up fast!

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How many loads of laundry do you do each week?