I wanted to let my people (you) in on my little secret hustle. Christmas season is a very busy time of the year. Some may start to plan early and even join savings clubs to accomplish gift buying. Well I did neither, but there’s more than one way to skin a cat. (I sound like my mother).
I was able to buy presents at zero cost to me. Truth is… I took the route of collecting Wal-Mart receipts from purchases ; whether it be big or small. Something as simple as receipts allowed me to get ahead on some of my Christmas gifts this holiday season. As a single-parent I am always on the hunt for money savings ventures or even freebies. Once I did my research on the Savings Catcher Rewards Program I immediately started scanning. It was free, simple, and I was not losing anything so what the heck!
Scanning for me started in January 2017. What I did was saved my receipts, alone with my family and friends receipts because I refused to leave any money on the table during my journey, besides my love ones were only throwing their receipts away as I know some of you do too. That’s one reason I wanted to share this “hustle” secret.
How it works?
- Download the Wal-Mart app to your phone. (No Charge)
- You will get a bar code icon at the top right; click it.
- The options are to scan the receipts or type in the numbers from your receipts.
- Then you submit. Simple right!
How much will you get back in return for scanning?
I’m sure your wondering how much money will you receive in return for scanning..? That depends on your purchases and how much you spend during each shopping visit. The Savings Catcher works against competitors advertisements. For example, if a competitor is running a better deal on an item that you purchased, Wal-Mart will give you the difference.
You have the option of cashing out on your reward dollars as early as you choose or you can do as I did and let the dollars build for the year and use them for Christmas gifts. You do have up to 7 days after your purchase to actually scan the receipts before they are no longer any good. During my journey, I collected a total of $47 from January to December. As stated before it depends on how much you shop at Wal-Mart and what you are purchasing, you may collect double of my rewards throughout your journey. The cash out process is just as easy, you may have your dollars sent to an email address print the bar code offline from your email and take the print out to any register, allow the cashier to scan from your phone, or the dollars can be sent to a Wal-Mart gift card.
When using this app you can see:
- What have you purchased.
- What date it was purchased on.
- How much you will get back from that transaction.
Now of course this is not a get rich type ordeal, just an easy way to have extra bucks with little work and no experience. I felt the need to share this for anybody who wants to incorporate this into their 2018 plans or you could start as early as today. I plan to look into other companies for more opportunities such as this one. Hopefully since the cat is out the bag, this will help someone. Feel free to post, share, comment, and subscribe to my blog for future lifestyle/fashion tips.
What similar “hustles” would you like to share to help someone in their year of 2018? Sharing is caring!
Peace & Love until next time…