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We All Want to Save Money, Right?
I realize that everyone likes to save money. Me included. Actually, for me… saving money isn't an option. I MUST save money because I'm, well… I don't have a lot and I have credit card debt I am desperately trying to pay off. So every penny I save, honestly goes into my credit card payoff pot.
So there are a lot of apps that help you save. I use many of them to save on groceries and they are amazing. My favorites are iBotta, Favado and Checkout51 . Don't get overwhelmed by how many are out there – just check them out and find the ones that work best for you.
So now comes the Shrink app. Another app to help you save on groceries. Shrink works for Android and iOS. I have an iphone, so I downloaded it via the app icon on my phone. Took seconds and it's free. You also earn $2 just for signing up. So hey…. 2 bucks for doing pretty much nothing! I like that.
Here is how to sign up:
1. Obviously you need grab the app and install it. (Remember – it's free!!!)
2. By using a referral code (MYADFD), you'll get $1 deposited right off the bat. WOOT!
3. Now – fill out your profile… which isn't long and drawn out. You'll earn another $1 for filling this out.
4. Now you're ready to check out what products they are offering cashback on.
Though their selection isn't as big as Favado or iBotta — they have gotten better and better about adding more to their selection. They also mainly focus on “healthy and premium” brands. Read: Organic, non-GMO, gluten free, dairy free.
Granted – when you go into the store, you don't want to have 20 savings apps to contend with — BUT, on the other hand… you're simply tapping your phone to earn cash!? I'm not sure it gets much easier than that. Not to mention, that most of these apps allow stacking. Meaning you can use them all on one product if you can. I literally got my almond milk for .50 cents by stacking these rebate offers. Have a store coupon too (which I did!) — and save even more.
Shrink also, just recently added a new feature with their latest update – you can scan the barcode of a product you've purchased and Shrink will automatically add all your eligible offers and rewards!
When it's time to redeem, you can do so easily as well by snapping a pic of your receipt. This is pretty much the norm with most of these apps. When I did my first receipt, it took less than a minute to upload. Very simple.
Shrinks Loyalty Program
As well – you can earn points for choosing brands you love. When you do, you're rewarded for it in points. These points will accumulate and when you're ready, they can be turned in for discounts and freebies. So you're not only getting cashback – but you're working toward FREE stuff too or even more savings on brands you love.
With all of the cashback and savings apps out there right now — there is money to save and earn for sure. This app is just another way for all of us to keep more of our money. So it's definitely worth a download and try. I never pass up a chance to save money when it comes to food. It's really one of the biggest (and pretty darn important) purchases we make month after month, year after year.