I’ve cut back on the amount of offers I buy via cashback apps.
I’m talking about cashback apps such as Shopmium & CheckoutSmart. GreenJinn is also a great one as it updates with new offers every Monday.
That’s not because they’re not good, it’s because we don’t tend to use them and if it’s not something we’d ordinarily buy, it’s not an offer. If it’s completely free & we won’t use it, I usually buy & drop into a foodbank donation point is appropriate.
Today I purchased some Bonne Maman jam. We needed jam, my wife loves jam on toast and we don’t have any in the fridge. There was 50p cashback on one of the apps, but already discounted from £2.50 to £1.50 in store. So that’s VERY good jam for £1, cheaper than some of the naff stuff.
I also got a free Lloyd Grossman Risotto Kit, completely FREE! A FREE youghurt which was £1 and saved 60p on some Pukka Tea Bags which were already discounted down to £2. The best discount was on Dececco Pasta. Already half price (77p) but 50p cashback. Cheaper than the value brand.
If you spend a bit of time & put a little bit of effort in, you can discover great bargains by combining cashback offers with instore deals.