Saturday, August 30, 2014

is there an app for that?

I love my phone. I'm on it a lot of the time and if I'm not on it then it's usually within arms reach. There are times when I'll just leave it in another room while I'm doing something but those times are few and far between.

This is my phone. Samsung Galaxy S5. I highly recommend it.

On my phone I have my apps divided into user friendly sub-folders: camera stuff, shopping stuff, music stuff, social networking, and money. I'm kind of OCD about how certain things are organized and my phone is not somewhere I skimp on that. (Take some time to organize your phones, people!)

In my money folder I have the basics:

Bank apps- I like to be able to look at my money quickly and transfer money around if I need to. I can also set it up to where I get text messages to notify me of: large purchases, low balances, or large deposits. I don't really use the text message stuff because I can just get on the app and see it all there. 

Discover app- I can check and see my balance and I can look at old statements to keep track of my FICO score. I can also redeem my cash back bonus and make payments which is swell.

In my shopping folder I have:

Checkout 51- This app is pretty rad and I think everyone should have it. Every Thursday the app updates a new list for the week and on the list are things you would get at the grocery store like bananas, tomatoes, eggs, milk... those basic items but also it has Scrubbing Bubbles brand cleaners, and all kinds of other stuff... So what you do is go to the grocery store and say you buy bananas, well you upload an image of your receipt and you click "bananas" (or whatever you bought that is on the list) and BAM they credit your Checkout 51 account with $0.25! Okay, a quarter is not much when you take into consideration how much your stuff costs but it's still cool because once you get $20 on your account you can cash out and they will send you a check! All for the extra 3 seconds it took to upload that receipt! I don't ever plan a list around the app but I will look at it when I get home and see if anything I bought made the app. 

Receipt Hog- This is my favorite one by far. In fact I'm going to take a moment to use it before I finish this post!...........................Okay, back to business! This is similar to Checkout 51 because you upload images of receipts but you can upload ANY receipt from grocery stores, liquor stores and gas stations and depending on the amount of the receipt they give you coins. Once you get 800 and something coins you can redeem that for different things. I've gotten up to 40 points for a receipt before. My coin total is at 575, I think. Not gonna lie, it takes a minute to get to the point where you can redeem but why not? My friends even give me their receipts now because they know it benefits me. Hahaha. And you get this cute little pig friend who gets fatter the more receipts you give him!

I also have a few "side hustle" apps that I haven't really started using yet, but I'm in the process of getting all that stuff together. 

I also use a couple websites.... ReadyForZero and
they are pretty handy as well! 

***Just so we are all clear, I AM NOT GETTING PAID FOR THIS. Just tellin yall how I work my magic. 

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  1. I love my Ibotta app, have you tried it? I have been much more successful making money back with it. They have regulars like bread and milk. Then they have several different various new products each week/month. There are bonuses also which are fairly easy to do or use :) Here is my referral link if you want to try it out (I will get $5 once you sign up and redeem your first rebate).

  2. I've heard really good things about Checkout51! I'll have to look into it :)

  3. Receipt hog sounds fun! Great to know!

    1. Its my favorite. I opened it at work today and accidentally touched the pig picture and he definitely oinked. It was super funny.

  4. Checkout 51 and Receipt Hog both sound awesome. I'll have to look into them. I use iBotta myself and Shoparoo to help my friend's school. They give them cash once a certain number of "points" happen.

  5. Wait you can make folders to organize your apps? Is that just an iPhone thing?

    1. My phone is a droid. But you can do it on both.