August is going to be really busy for Cindy. She has family visiting soon from the West Coast and some vacation time in Maine planned. That’s why I’ve decided to blog a little this month to help her out. I’m Cindy’s sister, Cathy, and I want to thank her again for introducing me earlier this year to rebate apps. After signing up for Ibotta and downloading their app, I’ve received over $260 in savings so far. I’ve also received more from other apps (check out Ways to Save on this site). It’s a lot of fun to do once you get the hang of it. Besides savings, I think these apps are awesome because they’ve introduced me to several new products I may not have known about otherwise. One of these is Pearls Olives to Go. They’re a great low calorie, low fat snack to eat at lunchtime (or anytime). One serving is 3 olives (35 calories) and there are 4 individual cups per package (approx. 9 olives per cup). Of course, I eat one cup’s worth in a sitting so that’s 3 servings (105 calories). What a treat! Yeah, there’s some sodium and fat in them, but not too much, and best of all, no sugar! (Try to find an on-the-go snack that doesn’t contain sugar—it’s not easy!) I just bought 2 packages of these today and took advantage of Ibotta’s $1 rebate offer (2 allowed per receipt). $2 savings right there!