Budgeting in this challenging economy can be tough. Even seemingly small expenses add up quickly and it seems as if your dollar just can’t stretch as far. That’s why Select has put together several money-saving apps that can help you earn cash back with every purchase made – such as these!
Ibotta is one of the most popular apps for earning cash back on purchases, boasting more than 900,000 participating grocery stores, restaurants, and online retailers. Both its app and browser extension can be downloaded free from Apple App Store or Google Play, and once you’ve earned at least $20 in cashback you can redeem it either as bank deposits into your bank account/PayPal balance/gift cards.
Rakuten provides another method for earning cash back with every purchase you make with its free app and browser extension that works at thousands of stores. Simply connect your credit or debit card before shopping so it can track purchases automatically, alerting you when earnings opportunities arise, and crediting cash directly back into your account within weeks or quarterly via PayPal or physical check.
Combine the savings you achieve through these apps with a cash-back credit card to maximize savings. Wells Fargo Active Cash card provides no annual fee and gives 2% cash back at U.S. supermarkets, 3% at gas stations, taxi/rideshare services, parking/toll fees and parking/toll fees as well as 1% back for all other purchases made with it.