This Simple Trick Will Earn You a Free $10 on Back-to-School Shopping

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As a student, I secretly loved back-to-school shopping.

Sharp pencils, smooth college-ruled paper, a fresh Trapper Keeper…

For my mom, however, it was less exciting — and more of a burden on her wallet.

Luckily, we found a simple way to save money on school supplies this year.

Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping — and Get a Free $10

Before toting the kids to the store, download Ibotta, a free app that’ll grant you cash back on qualifying purchases.

(You might’ve heard about Ibotta for groceries — but it’s much more than that!)

Once you’re in the app, here’s how it’ll work:

  • Find your preferred store. Target and Walmart are both popular Ibotta stores.
  • Peruse offers. At the time we wrote this, you could score 50 cents back on hand sanitizer and 25 cents back on any item — rainbow-colored cap erasers, anyone?
  • After you shop, claim your cash back by scanning the items’ barcodes and taking a photo of your receipt.

After your first redemption, you’ll also score an easy $10 bonus.

Once you hit $20 in rewards, cash out and treat yourself while the kids are back in school.

Carson Kohler ([email protected]) is a staff writer. She’s earned an effortless $172 through Ibotta.