Apps make it easy to earn money while you shop

Best cash back apps and sites
Posted at 6:33 PM, Nov 28, 2016

Cash back options offer holiday shoppers one more way to avoid paying full retail.

Check out Ebates or Top Cash Back. These sites pay you back a certain percentage of your purchase. Simply search for your favorite store and follow the link to that retailer's site to earn money. You can also search for offers while inside the actual store.

Ebates also comes in app form. The services pay you back by PayPal, check, direct deposit or gift cards. The rewards range from change to several dollars but it adds up.

Also check out store apps like Target's cartwheel. Just scan barcodes to get virtual coupons. Then add the sale items to your virtual coupon list and with one scan all those discounts come off your bill at check out.

For Walmart shoppers there's the Savings Catcher, Shoppers scan receipts into the app if the prices drop you'll get money back to use toward a future purchase.

Some shoppers swear by theIbotta App. Just scan your receipt after the purchase.