Hey. When shopping I’ve always been interesting in getting the most out of my money and maximizing the ammount of cashback I get. With introduction of Personal Shortcuts in iOS 13 it is now even easier.
Here is a few examples of how I use it
Apps with Deep Links
I often find myself ordering from DoorDash, Grubhub or Postmates. It is easy to forget that if I order through the iBotta app I will get some extra cashback. That’s why I’ve created a rule ‘Each time I open DoorDash/GrubHub/Postmates suggest opening iBotta’. From now on, each time I open one of these apps, I get a notifcation suggesting me to open iBotta.
Interested in joining iBotta? Here is my referral link. If you sign up by 31/07 we both get 3 USD.
I ALWAYS scan my receipts using Scanner Pro before uploading them to Emma. On my phone I’ve three apps that gives me cashback for scanning my receipts. These are ReceiptPal, ReceiptHog and Coinout. In order to not forget to upload the receipts after each purchase, I have crated a rule ‘Suggest opening ReceiptPal/ReceiptHog/Coinout each time I open Scanner Pro’. Each time I open Scanner Pro I’ll then receive 3 notifcations, one for each app. Clicking them opens the app.
Location based receipts
If you want to go even further you can include location in your shortcuts. IBotta gives me cashback each time I shop at Walmart or HEB. So I’ve created a rule saying ‘Each time I go to Walmart/HEB suggest opening iBotta. That way I will never forget to scan my receipt into the app.
Want to take it even further? Let’s say you regulary go to one spesific Starbucks. Create a shortcut ‘Suggest I open ScannerPro each time I enter Starbucks’.