I don’t like coupons. First you have to cut them out. Then you have to remember to take them with you. After that you have to remember to actually USE them when you are paying for your groceries. And you’d better hope that they haven’t expired. There has to be a better way.
Enter Checkout 51, a cash-back alternative to coupon clipping that has been around for a couple years, and somehow flew under my radar until 3 weeks ago. I was looking at recommended apps on my iPhone, and noticed Checkout 51 with hundreds of reviews, and a near perfect 5 star rating. When I read the description, it seemed almost too good to be true. Sign up for free. Receive a list of offers on products that I would have a good chance of buying anyway. Upload a picture of the receipt using the camera on my phone. Have money added to my account within minutes. And be able to request a cheque after only $20? Yeah right.
Well after 3 weeks I now have $15.25 in my account, and will probably hit the coveted $20 amount next week. I’ve talked to a few people who have received cheques in the mail, so I’m pretty confident that I’m next! Just waiting for payday, and my next grocery list. It’s incredibly easy, and kinda fun too! Although after 3 weeks, I think my kids might be getting tired of Mini-Wheats, but hey… I saved $0.75 on every box. Way better than the Fruit Loops that I refuse to buy!