I have many dry spells too but then when the holiday's roll around & I start using the online shopping & a lot more grocery shopping as well for cooking too, so the spikes make up for the dry spells greatly, you need to program yourself to remember to shop from there & not go to the store site & before you know it it adds up. Every penny counts! Why they stopped the $$ for receipts I wonder?
I try to stick to the things I would normally buy. Using Ibotta for items that are on sale and you also have coupons makes the most sense for me. So I use the Fzmily Dollar app, Dollar General app, Target app and the Giant app. Those are all stores that I shop at and their apps all provide digital coupons. So I buy sale items that have available digital coupons and then scan my receipt through Ibotta. That to me is the beat way to get more bang for your buck. Check Ibotta multiple times a week for new coupons. View the bonuses. Get friend referrals!!!