If you want to save money without clipping coupons OR if you want to save money is addition to clipping coupons then you should be using your smart phone. Phone apps that save you money are a great way to reduce he amount of money you spend in your grocery budget.
These money saving phone apps are all on my phone, and I hope you enjoy them on your phone too!
The Best Money Saving Phone Apps
Cartwheel: If you are a Target shopper then the Cartwheel app is a must! To use Cartwheel you can have a smart phone and/or you can also use the computer and print your Cartwheel barcode. With Carthwheel you load money saving offers onto your Cartwheel account. At the register you give the barcode to the cashier and the deductions come off like magic. Cartwheel offers can be combined with manufacturer and Target coupons. Find the right product and you can use all three ways to save on it!
Checkout 51: Checkout 51 is a money saving app that has new deals refresh once per week (Thursday) I love that Checkout 51 often has offers on fruit and vegetables. Any way to save on fruits and veggies is great since coupons for those things are rare. Once you reach the $20 payout you can request your money which is paid via a check mailed to your home address.
Ibotta: Ibotta is an app for smartphones that contains many different money saving offers for name brand products. Watch videos, learn facts, take small surveys and you will watch the total you can save soar. Once you have purchased the product(s) you scan the barcode and snap a photo of the receipt. The $20 payout level is fairly easy to reach. You can earn money for referring your friends as well.
Mobisave: Mobisave in a money saving app that pays you via PayPal as soon as your receipt is processed. With Mobisave you have to select your offers BEFORE you shop or your receipt will not be accepted.
Savingstar: With SavingStar you are able to load grocery eCoupons to your store loyalty card. There is nothing to clip and nothing to print. Every Tuesday there is a Healthy Offer. The $5 limit for withdrawal is easy to reach and is payable via Direct Deposit, Paypal, a
Shopmium: Shopmium allows you to receive cash back on items you purchase. Take a photo of your receipt and your rebate money will be deposited into your bank account or PayPal upon verification. Use my referral code GMAMYHPJ and you will receive a FREE Lindt Chocolate Bar.
Shopkick: Shopkick is a free location-based rewards application available for the iPhone and Android platforms. Users can earn “kickbucks” (rewards) when they check-in at participating businesses and also when they scan the barcodes on specific products. Those kicks can be turned into gift cards at your favorite stores including Starbucks, Target, and more. I use Shopkick when I walk in to Target, Kroger, and several stores in the mall. I simply open the app before I walk through the doors and “pop the bubble” once it dings. My girls love shopkicking…and they love scanning items too. It’s a perfect time filler when you are waiting for a prescription. You can link your credit card to Shopkick and earn even more money by doing so.
Coupons.com: The Coupons.com app on your phone allows you to get an extra print of coupons you love to use. There is a nice search feature that makes using the app very simple. Most of the time you can get 1 extra print per coupon on the phone app. You must have a wireless printer for this app to work.
Grocery IQ: Like the Coupons app above, Grocery IQ allows you to get another extra print of a coupon. You must have a wireless printer for this app to work.
Kroger: The Kroger app allows you to save coupons directly to your shopper’s card. The Friday Freebie coupon (when available) can be loaded directly to your card in a snap. I love the digital Simple Truth coupons that pop up every now and then. This app is a great way to keep track of the coupons you have saved to your card without printing a single page.
Do you have any money saving phone apps to add to the list? I asked on Facebook and some people mentioned Flipp, so I will definitely check that one out!
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