At the request of a reader I am posting this again – it may help you if you are new to couponing.
A good majority of us have a SmartPhone that we carry around daily – chances are…. you have one or more money saving apps on there.
I actually have over 30 money saving apps on my device – though each of us may vary in what we consider to be Money-Saving.
As much as I love Groupon and LivingSocial, I find myself actually spending more money that necessary at times on these sites … so I don’t consider them to be apps to help me save. The apps above, in some form or fashion, help me to keep more money in my pocket (or, earn money to keep in my pocket!)
Gas Buddy. Find the cheapest Gas, on the Go. It lets you search for gas prices by city, state and updates in real time.
Mint. Is a budgeting software that helps you keep detailed accounts of your finances while you’re on the go. It’s FREE, and is one of the best personal apps you will find.
Key Ring. Stores all your loyalty cards on your mobile device. Super handy, if you are always losing your store loyalty cards… and necessary to get that added discount when shopping for groceries.
BerryCart. Earn cash rewards for buying healthy food – available for both Android and Apple Devices.
SavingStar. Allows you to save electronic coupons to your card that you can redeem at your favorite store. Every Friday they have a FREE Offer that can be used to score a FREE item after digital rebate offer.
iBotta. Allows you to earn can back for items you purchase regularly, by taking a picture of your receipt and submitting through your mobile.
Checkout51. Another app that allows you to earn money on shopping for your favorite items in store. Simply take a picture of your receipt and submit through your mobile or online.
Favado. One of my favorite apps! You can make your grocery list on your mobile device, search for sale items, and find the lowest price amidst various stores ALL from your SmartPhone.
Shopkick. Earn points (Kicks) for walking into stores, scanning items and buying products. Then redeem those rewards for gift cards & other items.
Cartwheel. This is great if you are a Target shopper. Cartwheel is a Target discount on items that can be paired with BOTH Target and Manufacturer coupons for greater savings in Target stores nationwide.
Just 4 U. This is critical if you are a Safeway shopper. You can find coupons, and grab your weekly personalized prices for Safeway all from your mobile device.
Shopmium. This is similar to iBotta, Checkout51 & BerryCart in that you buy designated items, take a picture of the receipt, and score money back. I love this app.. I don’t use as often as the others, but when I do, they pay to Paypal – unlike the others, you do not have to achieve a balance to receive your payout.
Feel free to share your favorite apps in the comments too!