Today's topic is all about how we save money as a family and where we like to splurge. I'll give you a little hint about me: I don't really believe in splurging on ANYTHING! We're all saved up for a trip to Disney World next year, and I think one of the ways we've been able to do that is by saving as much as we can when we shop.
My aunt kept telling me that I had to download the Ibotta app on my phone, and I finally gave into peer pressure at the end of the summer. If you haven't heard of Ibotta before, basically you search the app for rebates available at the stores and then scan your receipt to match up rebates and earn money back. I've made over $60 since the summer. My aunt's friend likes to keep adding onto her rebates and then cash out for Black Friday shopping which I think is an awesome idea! I keep my receipts for about a week after shopping because new deals will usually be added after I've gone shopping, and I'm able to take advantage of those rebates, as long as my receipt is within the date range. If you're interested in joining Ibotta, you can join my team and earn $10 after your first rebate. My referral code is: glqasbc
You know my address needs to just be changed to my local Target! If you're not using the Cartwheel app, you're losing out on major savings and perks! You can always check Cartwheel before hitting the store to see if there are any deals, but I love the barcode scanner on the app that allows you to scan items in the store to see if there are any additional deals. Target is also awesome because they allow you to stack coupons and deals. I once got a $400+ Dyson vacuum cleaner for less than $200 thanks to the weekly deal, coupons I had, my Cartwheel coupon, and my Target Red Card! The other awesome thing about Cartwheel is that when you've used the app so many times, you win free rewards or perks. I've gotten a cookbook, pajamas, toys, and decorations all for free thanks to how often I use my app!
Speaking of Target, if you're a brand snob, have you tried Target's store brand, Up & Up? We definitely save big by using Up & Up toilet paper, paper towels, pain reliever, makeup remover, cotton rounds, etc. I also love Threshold's performance sheets and towels.
When it comes to clothing, I pretty much only wear clothes from Target, Old Navy, and Marshalls/T.J. Maxx. I discovered Jessica's blog, Wear It For Less, a few months ago and am hooked! She scours the internet for all the best deals and updates multiple times daily. You can also follow her on Facebook or Instagram to get in on all of the great deals!
Finally, if you're wanting to get fit but don't want to splurge on a gym membership, check out my Tuesday Training posts! All you need is access to YouTube and some hand weights!
Tell me how you save in the comments below! I'll be back tomorrow for Mel's monthly What's up Wednesday link-up. See you soon!
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