Money Matters

Wow, December is finally here and it’s going to be a busy month with parties and getting ready for the holidays and it was a really busy November, sometimes, I could hardly keep up with the freebies and the Money Makers.  One of the most fun deals was the freebie canned corn, canned green beans, gravy, cranberry sauce and potatoes because I know that there was someone out there that was short on money and the deal came in handy.  I also loved the Vons/Albertsons Black Friday Freebies.

I don’t know what is going on with Ralphs because almost a month ago, they stopped Facebook coupons, as well as, the 5X Friday/Saturday coupon deals, the other Kroger stores and affiliates are still getting the 5X Friday/Saturday coupon deals.

One of the great things about no longer being in the workforce is that I make my own schedule and I can redeem freebie and Money Make rebates every single day without feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.  Before, when I was working, I pretty much only did couponing and deals on the weekends but sometimes, if it was an especially good deal, I’d go out and do a deal during my lunch hour.

The SwagBucks and Mypoints double-dips was absolutely awesome Money Makers and each time they reset, I re-did the deals.

In November, I have received $229.42 from Ibotta, $72.05 from Checkout 51 and $84,45 from Savingstar.  From SwagBucks, I received $50 Paypal and $5 Walmart gift card and from MyPoints, I received $25 Paypal and a $10 Walmart gift.

One of the best decisions that I made back in October was to get a PayPal debit card and I did most of my deals using the PP debit card and using my Walmart gift cards.

As always, I highly recommend that at least once a month that you withdraw your funds from the rebate apps as they are not a bank.

Below was my best deals for the month of November:

$15 Money Maker Fragrances
$6.44 Money Maker Coffee Mate Creamer
FREE Java House Cold Brew Coffee pods
Vons/Albertsons Black Friday Freebies
Money Maker Aveeno Moisturizing Bar
Money Maker BIC Comfort 3 razors
FREE Canned Corn, Canned Green Beans, Gravy and Cranberry sauce
FREE condiments at Target and Walmart
$0.50 Fiji water 700ml at CVS
FREE Neutrogena acne masks at Target
FREE Clean & Facial Cleanser at Target
FREE BIC lighters at Walmart
FREE Healthy Delights Power Beets To-Go at Walmart
Money Maker Ziploc containers
Dunkin Donuts Coffee $2.99 at Walgreens
Whole Fruit Organic Frozen Juice 6ct Only $0.48
Money Maker Preparation-H
FREE Glade Enchanted Evergreens Jar Candle
Money Maker Kiwi
Vivitar Mobile Device Mount Only $0.80
Knorr Bouillon 35.3 oz $2.99
FREE Adult Robitussin Cough Syrup
Dixie Paper Paper Plates $0.99
Money Maker Thermacare heat wraps
Kraft Caramels 11 oz $0.24
$1 Handi-foil Lidded Pans
FREE Viva paper towels & Kleenex
FREE Johnson’s Baby Powder
FREE 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry or Sunkist 2L
Checkout 51 – Receive 25¢ Back for each Approved Receipt


  • jerimy December 3, 2018, 17:10

    nice job.. i wish my walmart would get the fragrances, nothing yet.

    • Ms. B. December 3, 2018, 18:11

      Jerimy, I’m shocked that the stocking stuffer fragrances are not at every Walmart store because they are great little gifts.

      • tina December 4, 2018, 02:12

        I submitted today to ibotta a receipt wit the 5 fragrances. When prompted to scan barcodes the system rejected 2 of them. Last week I submitted the receipt, the system accepted all 5 barcodes and actually I was given 0 dollars back. I emailed them and it still hasn’t been resolved.

        • Ms. B. December 4, 2018, 09:43

          Tina, they are backlogged in responding to inquiries so be patient. I think that they are like a week backlog.

          • tina December 5, 2018, 01:15

            I am so disappointed in Ibotta! They finally responded, just to deny my rebate saying that the receipt was previously submitted. I did redeem another offer before this one but surely have two separate receipts.

          • Ms. B. December 5, 2018, 13:05

            Tina, send them another message and say that you submitted a receipt dated X and you are now submitting a receipt dated Dec. 02, 2018, please credit me for my purchases in the amount of $10. Thank you, Tina.