LASTING ALL WEEK ON A VARIETY OF PRODUCTS LIKE TOYS, VIDEO GAMES, AND BOOKS. HOLIDAY SHOPPING DEALS EXTEND FROM THE PAL MALL TO THE GROCERY STORE. CBS2 KATE MERLE REPORTS. FINDING GOOD DEALS IS A MUST. THAT MEANS PUTTING IN SOME WORK BEFORE HEADING TO THE STORE. I CUT COUPONS. I PRINT THEM OUT ONLINE. I SHOP THE SALES. AND SHE USES APPS LIKE CHECKOUT 51 AND IBOTTA. BOTH OFFER CASH REWARDS ON HUNDREDS OF POPULAR PRODUCTS. IT HAS EVERYTHING FROM, YOU KNOW, DAIRY ITEMS, PRODUCE, IT EVEN HAS ALCOHOL ON IT. THE DISCOUNTS RANGE FROM JUST $0.25 TO A COUPLE OF DOLLARS EACH, BUT THE SAVINGS OVER A YEAR CAN ADD UP QUICKLY, JUST AND KATE. 200 BUCKS IS NOT SOMETHING TO SNEEZE AT. WITH CHECKOUT 51, SHOPPERS STAR ITEMS THEY PLAN TO BUY. AFTER CHECKOUT USERS CLAIM THE REWARDS AND UPLOAD A PHOTO OF THEIR RECEIPT AS PROOF, SAME IDEA WITH IBOTTA. FIRST SHOPPERS CHOOSE THEIR STORE, THEN UNLOCK REWARDS. USERS MAY HAVE TO WATCH A QUICK AD OR ANSWER A ONE-QUESTION SURVEY. COME INTO OUR APP AND SPEND A LITTLE TIME LEARNING ABOUT A PRODUCT THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO BUY, AND THEN IF YOU BUY THAT PRODUCT AND TRY IT OUT, WE WILL ACTUALLY SHARE OUR ADVERTISING REVENUE BACK WITH YOU IN THE FORM OF A CASH REWARD. IBOTTA USERS UPLOAD PRODUCT BAR CODES AND THE RECEIPT. THE PURCHASE WILL BE REVIEWED TO TAILOR DEALS TO YOU. WE WANT TO PUT THE 10 BEST OR 15 BEST ONES IN FRONT OF EACH DIFFERENT CONSUMER BASED ON WHAT THEY LIKE. FOR THESE $0.79 CARROTS, SHE SAVED $0.50 BY DOUBLING UP ON EACH APP. TIME WELL SPENT FOR THIS BUSY MOM. IN ALL IN ALL IT TAKES 5 MINUTE OUT OF YOUR DAY. YOU NEED AT LEAST 20 BUCKS IN YOUR ACCOUNT TO CASH OUT. CUSTOMERS CAN GET AN ONLINE