Stacking Supermarket Receipt Rebates For (Almost) Free Food

One of the slowest ways to earn money is through supermarket rebate sites. I know, not exactly inspiring. But hear me out. It could lead to free munchies (or more). Here is how I got (almost) free cereal with a single receipt.

Easy Cash By Submitting Receipts

ibotta, fetch, mypoints

My cash back from supermarket receipts? Hardly.

I don’t eat a lot of cereal, but my kids do, so I’ll take it when it’s cheap. Generally, I don’t like to pay more than $1 per box. Coupons rarely get me to that point, so I rely on rebate sites. There are a number of sites but, when it comes to groceries, look for the ones that give you cash back for submitting receipts, like these.

You may need to combine sites, but that’s okay. They’re usually “stackable,” which means that one receipt can generally be used for several different rebates. Here’s an example of something that I did today:

  • Cereal at my local Star Market was on sale for $1.77. That’s a good start.
  • First, check on MyPoints for coupons. They’ve cut back on email points, but you can still do well with coupons. They have a page dedicated to coupons, which give you one point per coupon that you print, plus 25 points for every one you redeem. That’s worth 26 points. Since each point is worth about 0.63 cents, that’s a whopping $.16 in my pocket. The coupon itself was worth $.50 off of a box of cereal, but many supermarket double. Mine did. Total from MyPoints: $1.16.
  • Next is Ibotta, which is my favorite of the supermarket rebate sites. Each week, they have a list of products that give you a rebate if you buy them. Simply scan your receipt and they’ll give you money back. Today, I picked up $.35 from them. They were offering $.25 for buying any box of cereal, and $.10 for any item at all. Each week, they usually have an “any item” offer. It ranges from $.05 to $.25. Total from Ibotta: $.35.
  • Then, there are others. For example, Fetch, which gives you points for scanning any receipt, gave me 25 points for scanning this receipt. Again, not a big deal. It was worth about $.03. And finally, there’s Receipt Hog. It gave me five points for my receipt, worth about $.02. It also gives “spins” on a prize wheel, which can win you more points. Both of these can be found on the Scanning Receipts page. Total from randoms: $.05.


Overall, this box of cereal cost me about $.21 and five minutes of my time. Usually, it’s as simple as pulling up the app and scanning your receipt. It’s not a lot of work, and I can do it while I watch TV.

I’m always interested in these receipt apps, so please let me know of any that I missed. Until then, use the ones on the Scanning Receipts page for freebies.


Disney Movie Rewards: Five Free Points

It’s that time again! Navigate over to Disney Movie Rewards and pick up five free points, just for answering the trivia questions.

Remember, it takes about 30 seconds and you don’t have to get anything right.


MyPoints Giving Fewer Points?

MyPoints is one of those paid to click/search/do stuff sites. The best thing about it is its simplicity. It’s often a matter of just clicking on the email they send you to earn points. The points aren’t worth a lot (about 0.6c each), but they’re easy to get. Traditionally, the emails have given you five points each (although they occasionally threw in a few that didn’t earn any points).

But now, they’re starting to play with the numbers a bit, and not in a good way. The emails that I have been getting have had various point opportunities. I did get one for more, but the vast majority have been less. Some have offered you as little as a single point for clicking the link. It doesn’t take any effort to do so, but it affects the value proposition. I’m less likely to do other things on MyPoints if I’m not getting as many email points.


The new, and not so improved, emails.

I haven’t noticed anything funny with the rewards. In other words, they don’t seem to be changing the total needed for gift cards. Having said that, I wouldn’t be surprised to see that happen sometime, either.


Earn Money For Playing Free Online Solitaire (No, Seriously)

I’ll start by saying that yes, you can actually earn money for playing solitaire. I’ll also mention that you won’t get rich doing so, either. It’s solitaire. And it’s free. But it’s also money, so visit InboxDollars.*

Solitaire (And More) at InboxDollars


Play Klondike Solitaire to progress along the cash bar

I’ve mentioned the site InboxDollars before. It’s a pretty easy way to earn cash by clicking links, taking surveys or letting videos run in the background. In other words, stuff that requires no effort. I use the site while watching TV. You can read more about it here.

Recently, they added games. There’s no cost to play, and doing so will earn you progress along the “Scratch & Win” bar. Once you reach then end of the bar, you get a virtual scratch card that guarantees you something, with prizes ranging from $.05-$100. Guess which one of those you get more often?

Just look for the “Games” dropdown in the dropdown menu. You can play games other than solitaire, as well. That just happens to be my addiction of choice.


Play games at InboxDollars.

I make $40 every three weeks or so, although i do the occasional survey and let the videos run in the background. And while $40 doesn’t sound like a ton, if you do that once per month, that’s $500 per year. It’s free to sign up, so head on over and play some cards!



*Yup, that is a referral link and I truly appreciate it if you sign up under me. They’ll give you a $5 sign-up bonus, as well.

Disney Movie Rewards: Free Monthly Newsletter Points

Check your email for your monthly Disney Movie Rewards newsletter, which should have a link at the bottom to pick up some free points.

They must be mad at me, since I only got 3 points this month. Blah. Actually, double blah. No new movie quiz this week, either.

Disney Movie Rewards: 10 Points

More trivia from Disney Movie Rewards that should earn you 10 easy points. And for the first time ever, I got all three of the 50-point questions right. Cool!

First, pick up five free points at the link on the site.

Then, go to the above URL and change the “108” to a “107.” You’ll get a “hidden” link with a Marvel quiz, also good for five points.

Happy Monday!


Kellogg’s Family Rewards: Possible Free Points (And Some Decent Prizes)

I’ve never understood the Kellogg’s Family Rewards system. I don’t buy their products, so they send me free points:

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Kellogg’s Family Rewards: Costs you no money and get your points for free


If they were to say, “We’ll give you 300 points for your next purchase,” that might make sense. Then, I’d be forced to buy something, at least. The current system may re-engage me with the brand, but that’s it. There’s gotta be a way to track these things. I’m not encouraging them to start doing so, but I’m surprised that they haven’t. The only cereal that I really eat is Weetabix, and they’re owned by Post. I’m not sure why I felt a need to tell you that, but it’s yummy.

In any case, if you want to try the link and see if it works for you, go for it. Remember that it takes up to 24 hours for the points to show up.

Kellogg’s Family Rewards Prizes

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You can get gift cards with KFR

I write a lot about the free points, but I rarely mention what you can do with these points. There’s a  reason for that: The prizes have traditionally been weak. Think KFR swag, coupons, etc. About what you’d expect for freebies.

Recently, though, they seem to have stepped it up. In particular, I’ve noticed two things of real value:

  • Gift cards. The amount for a $5 gift card to a merchant ranges from 6,500 points to 8,500 points, depending on the merchant that you choose. Okay, so that values the 200 free points that I got today at about $.15, but it’s not like I had anything better to do with those 10 seconds. You can also get some $10 gift cards for about twice the price of the $5 kinds.
  • Delta Vacations voucher: This one could be interesting. Spend 5,000 points and receive a $100 Delta Vacations voucher. For those of you who book the packages, it’s not a bad deal.


Ibotta and Disney Movie Rewards

And we’re back!



Healthy, tasty and rebatey

For those of you who haven’t signed up for Ibotta, now is a great time to do so, mostly because they are offering a referral contest for your chance to earn free cash in the new year. Okay, they’re doing a referral contest, also. But they’ll give you $10 to sign up, as well. Seriously, though, Ibotta is one of my favorite cashback programs and falls into the category of “getting money back for things you’d do anyway.”

It’s my top choice for cash back shopping at supermarkets, including club stores and some convenient stores. The app simple to use: Look on the app and sort by store. It will give you a list of products that are offering cash back for buying them. Usually, they are brands of some sort, but there are often generic products, including produce, available. And about once per week, they’ll give you a reward (usually $.25) just for uploading any receipt. Occasionally, the cash back exceeds the price of the product itself, giving you free food and some cash back.

Once you get the item, simply upload a copy of the receipt and they’ll credit your account. You can cash out at $20.

Again, I really appreciate it if you use my link to sign up.

Disney Movie Rewards: 25 Free Points

Check your email for a newsletter from Disney Movie Rewards celebrating the new year. I had a link at the bottom of mine which got me 25 free points.

That’s all.



Disney Movie Rewards, Kellogg’s Family Rewards Points

Two goodies today. One is a sure thing, the other a possibility.

Disney Movie Rewards: Five Points

Today’s Holiday Surprise Spectacular calendar is worth a free five points. Simply enter code “PARTY” and celebrate your free points. Easy-peasy.

Kellogg’s Family Rewards: Possible Free Points

I don’t know why Kellogg’s keeps sending me these inactivity freebies, but I’m not sure that giving me points for not buying their products is going to earn them any money. In any case, they sent me one of the “log in for a free 300 points” codes, so who am I to turn it down? Here is the link I got, in case you want to give it a shot.


Disney Movie Rewards: Ten Free Points

Another week has gone by and we have access to even more Disney Movie Rewards points.

The Holiday Calendar Surprise has graced us with another five points for playing The Incredibles 2 quiz. Remember, you don’t have to get the questions right to get the points.

Then, head over to the regular bi-weekly quiz and pick up another five points for your sixty seconds.