A Lifestyle Blog by Jasmyne Nguyen


Get paid for shopping

As a med student with a shopping problem, I try to save as much as I can. The past year, I discover many apps that give money back for shopping. The three I found that was most beneficially and easy to use was Shopkick, Ebates, and iBotta. These apps makes it so easy to earn back money and half the time I don’t even realize that I am earning money back!



With Shopkick, you earn points (or what the app calls “kicks”) and redeem them for the gift card of your choice. There are so many ways to earn points. For instance, you can simply earn points for walking into participating stores. With this app, it doesn’t require much other than having your phone on you when you go shopping. Once you have enough kicks, you can redeem them via gift cards to any participating stores. I absolutely love it because all you have to do is download the app, go shopping, and earn points!!



For those who are huge online shoppers, I recommend using eBates. I probably online shop at least once a day. Yes, I know I have a shopping problem; but what can I do, I’m a girl… haha. With Ebates all you have to do is open the app or website (make sure you are logged in) and click on a store that you are interested in and just simply start shopping. Ebates offer a huge variety of saving that is exclusively for Ebate members only at more than 1,200 online retailers. With the extra saving and “cash back” rewards, you are saving so much money. Also, you automatically get a $10 bonus for signing up!!!! It does not matter how much you spend, you will always get money back!




ibotta gives rewards for purchasing grocery and household items. The way iBotta work is that you select the item that you brought and take a picture through the app of your receipt and they will credit money back! Download the app and get $10 add to your balance for using the referral code: ETYWPYT