Price Drop - Cash Back apps.

Does anyone use price drop or cash back apps like Paribus, Waldo or Earny? If so, what's your experience been like? Every penny counts, but I know there are privacy concerns as well. They are yet another service to connect with an account in this age of data breaches... I work at a credit union, so we see a lot about that.

Thoughts?

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  • Hi Cyan Android !

    I haven't had any personal experience with these apps, but I'll take a closer look at them. A quick search compared Earny to Ibotta, which I heard great things about but never truly got much of a benefit from. I'd definitely look into any security concerns first, but if they're safe, it may not hurt to try. :)

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  • I use Rakuten (formerly eBates) and love it! They frequently have 10-20% cash back days or weekends, so if I know we are going to make a big purchase I will keep an eye on the website and wait for one of those days. They also have a browser pop up for Chrome that tells you if the website you're on has an offer. You can also link in-store offers. Once a quarter I get money to my paypal, you can also get money sent to you as a paper check or to a gift card to a store you choose.

     

    I have used Honey, it just searches for coupon codes - I still use it sometimes but if you turn on Honey it turns off Rakuten so I just make sure to turn Rakuten back on before I check out. 

     

    I had signed up for Paribus, its thru Capital One I believe. I have only gotten money back one time from that when something went on sale after I bought it. It is asking me to create a new profile to update with the system changes but I haven't bothered doing it yet because I forgot I had it. CapitalOne also has WikiBuy which seems to be like Rakuten, I have not really looked into it yet.

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    I tried Ibotta, wasn't worth the time I thought.

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  • We use Ibotta and Savingstar, as well as coupons.com for groceries. It's not huge savings, but adds up over time for little effort, especially if your grocery store has a card you can associate with the sites so you don't have to send in a photo of the receipt.

    Also, try to find a site that researches deals for your grocery store and combines them with available printable and electroniccoupons. Saves a lot of time.

    For online shopping, we use ebates/Rakuten. The browser plug-in is a nice reminder to activate cashback deals. For in-store, it's mainly used for Bed Bath & Beyond.

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  • Thank you all for your replies, appreciate it!

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  • I think Fluz is a better app especially when buying clothes. Their rebates are so much higher and u can scan your receipt in case you missed a cash back

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