I wanted to create a quick reference page of the companies, products or services that I use and would recommend.
Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below and I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. All opinions are my own and products and services I believe in.
Acorns: I started using Acorns a few months ago as a way to start saving for a 40th birthday trip I’d like to take in a few years. It’s basically a digital piggy bank that will track your spending through your debit or credit cards, round your purchases up to the next dollar and automatically invest the “change” for you once you reach $5.00 or more. I haven’t noticed the few dollars here or there are missing from my checking account and have been surprised how quickly the account has grown in just a few months.
AirBnB: One of my favorite ways to travel. With a toddler, staying in a location while traveling with a door where we can put my daughter to sleep and my husband and I can still enjoy our evening is essential. I’ve been so pleased with each AirBnB we’ve used from Wisconsin Dells to the Smokey Mountains. You get a homey comfortable feel you just can’t get with a hotel, and at a cheaper price! Get $40 off using my affiliate link.
Bluehost: They are the platform I use to host my WordPress site today. I have been very happy with them so far. If you are curious about starting your own website and not sure where to start, I highly recommend hosting with Bluehost.
Checkout 51: Similar to Ibotta, with Checkout51 you earn cash back on specific item purchases using the app. Savvy couponers pair sale prices with coupons and Checkout51 cash back to get incredible deals on groceries. Upload your receipt and once you earn $20.00 you can cash out.
Coinout: Earn a few cents each time you upload a receipt to this app. You’ll be surprised how many receipts you come across on a daily or weekly basis: grocery, gas, hardware store, etc. Simply upload every receipt and earn cash back. Use it when you’re already in “scanning mode” in combination with Ibotta, Checkout51 and Fetch.
Coupons.com: The primary location I use to print coupons at home is coupons.com. My husband bought me a cheap printer a few years ago as a gift and I love being able to cheaply print coupons to my heart’s content at home.
Ebates: One of my favorite ways to save! Get CASH BACK on the purchases you were going to make anyway using Ebates. Use the app before you checkout online (or offline in some cases) and automatically receive cash back quarterly. Love love love this app!
Fetch Rewards: My new favorite grocery cash-back app. It’s so freaking easy to use. Shop>Upload your receipt>earn points to cash in for gift cards. No specific stores to shop at or specific offers to clip prior to shopping like some of the other cash back apps. I really like Fetch as an easy and convenient cash-back app. Sign up and enter my referral code M2CNU and you’ll get 2,000 Fetch Points ($2.00 in points) when you complete one receipt.
Fiverr: This is a network of professional freelancers who you can pay to complete tasks for you, starting at $5. For example, if you’re in need of a logo created, can’t figure something out in your WordPress site, need to voice over a video, etc. all of these services are available on Fiverr.
Giftcardgranny.com: Use this website to purchase discounted gift cards. There are many gift card reselling sites out there. This site is basically a comparison site that shows gift cards from many online re-sellers in one place so you can compare which has the best deal, or the specific format you are looking for (web vs. physical card) or dollar amount you are looking for. I start here when purchasing online gift cards!
Ibotta: Scan your grocery (or alcohol) receipt and get cash back with Ibotta! Works similarly to Checkout51. I am usually not good about looking before I go to the store, but after I’m done shopping, it’s a great way to get a few more savings dollars out of a trip by uploading receipts to the app.
Personal Capital: This app easily syncs up all of your financial accounts into one location. Checking, savings, investments, 401k, etc. Offers a great snapshot of your financial situation at any given time. I have multiple 401k’s due to job changes and this app offers one central location to view all accounts at once. I also really like that it projects your retirement needs based off of known spending now to give a good glimpse into your future to see if you’re on track. Download and we’ll each get $20.
Shipt: Grocery delivery service from your favorite stores. I don’t have all of my groceries delivered but have found it to be super convenient during those hectic weeks I haven’t found time to go myself. Saves time & money. Get $20.00 toward your purchase using my affiliate link.
Sweatcoin: Earn points to cash in for gift cards while walking outside. Literally that’s it. Download the app, keep it running in the background on your phone and all steps you take outside are tracked. Not something you can retire on, but an easy way to get credit for walks or runs outside.