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*Updated April 2015*
This is the second Post in my Apps that Pay you series. If you missed the first Post about Ibotta click here.
With this app you have the deals for ONE week and that one week only because every Wednesday night the deals expire and you are given new deals.
This does often result in repeat deal offers – which is why I tend to like it more. If there is a repeat deal (and I have already used the deal in the same week) I always get excited because this means I get to re-do the deal! Since Checkout 51 resets on Wednesday the ‘deal’ in store is still running (because store deals run Sunday -Saturday for the most part). This often means that I can do the deal twice (once before Wednesday – and once after Wednesday) when repeat deals are posted.
Another BIG difference that makes me like this app a bit more then Ibotta is that you can purchase the item from ANY store (I have not had a problem redeeming it from any store yet!) and there are NO store specific offers.
*Update April 2015* There are also a few new features on this app now! The first is there is almost always an offer that you can ‘choose’ meaning they will give you a choice between 5 different offers and you can pick the one you plan on using that week. This is often dealing with Product items i.e. bananas, berries, onions and the like and generally is for $0.25 back.
Also a cool new addition to this app is that you can redeem some offers multiple times now. When you click on the offer – it will tell you the amount of times you can redeem it (i.e. Limit:2) this means if you get 2 of the same item on the same receipt you can just hit the + button and increase the rebate on that item to 2. OR it means you can redeem it twice during that week (doesn’t have to be at the same store). **
Now to dive into how to use the app itself. First you have to register and download the app.
Once you are there you can sign in and look at the offers. Often times when you click on an offer you will see a recipe included and/or some fun fact, as well as the offer and product details.
As you can see they often have generic ‘brand’ offers. Meaning that you can buy 1 gallon of milk (any brand as long as it is 1 gallon) and you will get the rebate. I love it when the Checkout 51 & Ibotta offers of the generic brand overlap.
Checkout 51 also runs generic offers off of fruit & other food (like yogurt) some weeks as well!
Once you purchase the item you will need to upload a picture of the receipt (before the offer expires on Wednesday).
Then you will need to ‘check’ the offers that you are redeeming on that receipt and hit submit.
…and just like that you are all done! You do have to wait until you hit $20.00 to pull the money out of the app, but once you do Checkout 51 will mail you a check.
This is another app that I use ALL the time and if you want to be able to get all the good deals you will want to use it as well!
That’s it. :) Read my Post about how to Afford Organic food on a tight budget because this app will only add to the savings!