This week in the Apps that Pay You segment I’m featuring Shrink!
Shrink is another rebate app – but it’s slightly different from the rest. So obviously the first thing you would need to do is Sign Up Here – and when you do be sure to use referral code “KBSKNE” to give you extra rebates and enough points for $1.00 cash right away!
So Shrink has Dual features. It gives you rebates on products you purchase and it also gives you points. These points can then be cashed in for cash, higher rebates, and even free products all together. The referral code above will give you 1,000 points – which is equal to $1.00 cash – just for using it when you sign up! So be sure to use it and snag an extra dollar! It will also give you extra rebates.
Shrink divides up their ‘offers’ based on the brand and also has one ‘shrink exclusive’ category (which is where the ‘any brand’ offers are located). In order to have any sort of access to the brand you have to unlock it. Which is BEYOND easy – you simply click on the brand – and then click on unlock – and voila – it’s unlocked. Nothing super complicated there. I would recommend going through and unlocking every brand once you sign up. Anytime a new brand pops up in the app I ALWAYS UNLOCK IT!
Once you are inside the brand you will find the rebates back on products as well as how to earn points for cash for the products.
How I use the app is I stay within each ‘brand’ section (although you can simply click on “rebates” at the bottom of the app to see all rebates from every brand you have unlocked). But for the sake of explaining how to use this app – I would recommend sticking within the ‘brand’.
The rebates work just like any other rebate – you purchase the product, scan the bar code, snap a picture of the receipt, and submit it! That’s it!
The points are the complicated part of the app (in my opinion). How it works is that you get points and those points stay within each ‘brand’ or ‘category’ they were earned in and you can then redeem those points for cash, higher rebates and even free products. To see your points – simply go to the ‘brand’ and go to the rewards section (it will be the top right of screen like on the picture below) you can redeem your rewards there.
To cash out you can link your paypal or venmo account and cash out once you hit $20 and the cash will be moved from the app to your account.
I like using this app a ton because the ‘shrink exclusive‘ area can allow you to really maximize savings. I would recommend going down the line and unlocking every brand once you sign up – that way you’re not doing it in the store. Makes it easier.
Plus a lot of the brands that shrink features seem to be on the ‘healthier’ side of the spectrum. You can read my Post about how to Afford Organic food on a tight budget because this app will only add to the savings!
Just think of all the savings you could have if an offer overlaps between all of these apps!