Ibotta Instant Pot for FREE!

I am not shy about how much I love Ibotta! The platform allows you to maximize savings on items and services that you are already purchasing at in-store and online retailers resulting in the ability to buy more and keep more of your money in your pocket!

Amazon? Yes

WalMart? Yes

Old Navy, The local (chain) Gas Station, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, CVS, Walgreens? Yes πŸ™‚

View Ibotta’s How It Works Here or copy/paste the link to your browser: https://home.ibotta.com/how/

You can see a breakdown example of one of the many ways I use Ibotta @ https://happykotter.com/2019/11/17/saving-on-saturdays/

Go sign up for Ibotta to start saving now! https://ibotta.com/r/cgjdvap

The app is available on both Android and ioS devices.

When you sign up, make sure to use my code: cgjdvap

Instant Pot Box

Instant Pot purchased 11/2019 from Kohls.com

The Instant Pot has been making news for over a year in the world of kitchen appliances. There were posts all over social media over the Christmas 2018 season with this popular buy.

I am barely domesticated and I waited to jump on the bandwagon. I know how to cook, but I am also a mom that supports cereal for dinner. Saving money is critical, and because I am motivated to do so, I made this purchase to increase the ease of meal prep and the likelihood that I will cook at home….more often.

This model of the Instant Pot retails for almost $100!

Check out the breakdown below to see how this purchase cut that price in half!

Instant Pot Purchase Breakdown
  • Sale Price on 11/11/19 @ http://www.kohls.com $79.99
  • Veterans Day Discount ($10)
  • Kickoff15 Discount ($9)
  • Entertain10 Discount ($10)
  • Free Shipping ($8.95)
  • After all of the discounts applied, the resulting total is: $54.05
    • That’s a savings of almost 46% off Retail

The purchase resulted in earning $10 Kohls Cash for use either in-store or online. Therefore, reducing the total out of pocket expense to $44.05.

*I bought a cute clearance Nike Tank and utilized that benefits* Read more about Kohl’s Cash: HERE

Because I am barely domesticated, I waited to jump on the bandwagon. I know how to cook, but I am also a mom that supports cereal for dinner. I love saving money, and because I am motivated to so so, I wanted to make this purchase to increase the ease of meal prep and the likelihood that I will cook at home….more often.

The purchase required a payment of $54.05 Luckily, Ibotta allows for a withdrawal of funds in the form of various gift cards and Paypal.

Ibotta Payout Options

Ibotta held a balance of just over $75 available for withdrawal. Transferring $55 of the savings transferred to PayPal covered the cost of the Instant Pot and completed the transaction. $20-$25 is required for several withdrawal options.

$54.05 covered by savings on items my home uses- Ibotta Instant Pot Free πŸ™‚

You can do this too! Make sure you sign up for Ibotta and you can start saving money on items you buy anyway.

Go sign up for Ibotta to start saving now! https://ibotta.com/r/cgjdvap

When you sign up, make sure to use my code: cgjdva

Sign up online or through the app, BUT you will have to use the app to use the service and start saving money!

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Eve is a mom, student, daughter, sister, blogger, doer, thinker, and more. Any and all blog content should be viewed as opinion and any sources should be verified prior to using any of these words in that particular order to form your own (opinions). For more, visit: Happy Kotter: Disclaimer. Have a great day!

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Dollar General 11/16/2019

I love saving money!

Dollar General (DG) is a great place to stock up and save, especially on Saturdays. More often than not, DG offers a Saturday only $5 off a $25 purchase of unrestricted items. The coupons can be found printed at the bottom of paper DG receipts or with digital coupons on the DG app and website.

If you don’t have it yet, visit www.dg.com and sign up for savings. Redeeming digital coupons is easy. While you are checking out, enter your phone number through the card reader and all applicable digital coupons are applied at the end of your transaction. Simple Savings.

Make it handy. There is also a Dollar General App (available through Android and iOS) that gives you access to weekly adds, digital coupons, the DG cart, store locations, and more.

Ibotta offers savings above and beyond your digital and print coupons! Use this link to sign up and save us both $$

https://ibotta.com/r/cgjdvap

Before you shop:

  1. Check the ad
  2. Check the digital offers
  3. Make a plan…..

Think about whether you are shopping to stock up or to save money on some short-term essentials. You can pair digital offers and sales with paper coupons as long as the digital and the manufacturer coupon are not for the same item (you cannot double dip) but you can stack a deal (we can cover this another time).

1. Check the ad. You can find your LOCAL ad a few different ways:

  • Go to the store. The print ads are generally at the front of the store and several copies along with special ads will be available.
  • Check your Sunday paper. If you’re looking here for coupons, don’t overlook those print ads!
  • Online. Go to www.dg.com and find the link to the online ad.
  • Check the app. (see below)

2. Check your digital and print offers.

  • Digital coupons can be applied to your purchase by simply entering a phone number at checkout.
  • You can sign up to view offers at http://www.dg.com or Download the app. (See the iOS version below)
  • Identify the high value deals that can be combined (this is good practice for “stock up trips” otherwise scan deals for the ones that are best for your needs)
  • For this trip:
  • $5 off $25 (pre tax)/ $2 off $7 Suave purchase – Both DG store deals
  • $3 off 2 Suave Professionals Products/ $1 off 1 Suave Men’s product
    • TIPS: Check the product specifications so you pick the right products. DG Store Deals are not the same as Manufacturer Coupons and can be “stacked” to maximize your savings. Time matters. Most often, you can get the biggest BANG for your buck on Saturdays as opposed to other days of the week.

3. Make a plan: I prefer to write things out on paper so that I can scratch and edit as needed. I have also made spreadsheets, but for a DG trip, writing works nicely.

If all goes as planned, I will leave the store with 17 products at a cost of about $10. The retail value (without coupons/discounts) should be about $25.65. Going in with a plan gives you some mental parameters to stick to while shopping and matching that plan with the reality is motivation to forego impulse buys and saves you money.

Did it work?

The Total for all products before savings were applied:

$10.99 (subtotal) + $15.90 (Total savings) = $26.89

Anticipated about $25.65. There are some differences between online prices and in-store. $1.24 is not a huge concern. We’re still saving! I also made a “round up” donation to St Jude- item #18

The $11 in digital coupons applied to the bill + an additional $4.90 in sales/multi item discounts. (WIN)

$15.90 (total savings) / $26.89 (total retail) = 59.1% savings overall

$10.99 (subtotal)/ 17 (number of items)= 64.9 or $0.65 per item!

There are MORE ways to save on this trip, BUT I want to note:

It is not important that you can take this list and replicate my trip by picking up the same items, but that you learn how to create a plan to shop and make savings meaningful for YOU and your home πŸ™‚

Ibotta! If you do not know Ibotta, let me introduce you……

See the pretty pink IB square in the lower left there? Get this! Ibotta offers real (CASH) rebates on items that you buy! There is always a variety to choose from and you are not forced to compromise quality for savings. This is separate from the manufacturer and store coupons and discounts that you are already using. Best of all? It is FREE to use! You pay nothing extra for the service. Get your money πŸ™‚

Want to make both of us happy? Use my referral code and make $$ for both of us! (This is a phone app, Ibotta does not work for computer (online) shopping.

Eve’s Referral code: cgjdvap

Sign up- check your stores (that you’re already shopping at)- and add the offers that you want to claim.

When you’re done shopping:

  • Make sure you get that RECEIPT! This is your money.
  • Open the Ibotta App, choose your store, and hit “upload receipt”
  • take a few quick pics, confirm your offers, and get your $$!

Today’s rebates: $1 on the purchase of 2 Smartfood products

  • $2.95 each at DG. If you buy 2- it’s $5 total (store discount)
  • Ibotta $1 on 2 Smartfood Popcorn
  • Ibotta Popcorn (any brand) $0.25.
  • Without discounts:
    • $2.95 x 2= $5.90 (the store discounts $0.90 on 2)
    • $5 – $1.25 Ibotta Rebates = $3.75 or $1.88 each
    • $2.95- $1.88 = $1.07 saved per bag OR
    • $1.07/$2.95= 36.3% savings from retail. (You’re saving over a third of the retail price JUST using the store deal and Ibotta)

I also saved an offer for tic tacs (buy 2, 1 oz packs) and I DID NOT check the item. The tic tacs I bought were 0.63 oz and didn’t match *sad face* $0.50 rebate loss

Ibotta $$ can be redeemed once you accumulate $20 in rebates/savings/bonuses.

You can withdraw to PayPal and gift cards a plenty πŸ™‚

I have withdrawn savings to cover gas costs for family vacation and most recently for an early family Christmas gift <3 (I will share more about that later!) Again, Ibotta is FREE for you to use!

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Eve is a mom, student, daughter, sister, blogger, doer, thinker, and more. Any and all blog content should be viewed as opinion and any sources should be verified prior to using any of these words in that particular order to form your own (opinions). For more, visit: Happy Kotter: Disclaimer. Have a great day!Image

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