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Must-Have Apps To Save Money
Do you want to start saving a ton of money on things that you already buy on a daily basis?
All you need is a smartphone with data. If you are a smartphone owner you are ready to get started. Couponing is not the easiest task. It takes a lot of work and determination to get the best deals. But if you take the time to find the best deals and utilize coupons you will be surprised how much money you will save. Your future self and your pockets will thank you.
If you are not an experienced couponer, that is okay! These apps will be a great start for you and are super easy to use. If you are not already using these apps you need to download them! Create accounts and clip away! Do not miss out on anymore great deals.
All of the apps are available for both iOS and Android users. Simply search for them in your app store.
1. The Krazy Coupon Lady
This is app will be your best friend! It makes couponing way easier. All of the hard work is already done for you. All you have to do is receive push notifications or view the app daily to stay up to date. Get deals from all of your favorite stores. Your newsfeed in the app will consist of all the latest deals. When you click the articles it will tell you exactly how to get that low price.
This is my go-to app for any store. Whenever I am out shopping, the first thing I do is check Retailmenot for any coupons or discounts that store may have. Some stores do not accept their coupons. They are always subject to discretion. But I still try everywhere that I go.
All you do is search the store you are looking for and the app will tell you if there are in-store or online coupons. Then there will be a clickable link to get the coupon and show it to the cashier during checkout.
Coupons.com gives you access to tons of grocery coupons and your favorite brands. The app now makes it hassle-free for you. You no longer have to print your coupons. You can link your store loyalty cards to your account and start saving. You also have the ability to add your receipts to get cash back.
Ibotta is an app that allows you to get cash back on everyday purchases. There are a ton of offers from retailers all over the world.
How it works…
- Download the app
- Sign up
- Search and add offers
- Go shopping
- Scan receipts (Make sure you are keeping them) and redeem rewards
- Voila, money will be deposited into your account!
Dosh is a new app that you can earn cash back just like Ibotta. You sign up for an account and link your debit card. You can start making purchases right from the Dosh app. There are plenty of offers available on things that you purchase all the time.
- Cashback without any hassle
- No need to scan UPC codes
- No need to take pictures of receipts
- No mail rebates
- No promo codes
- You can book hotels at lower prices and get cash back
Click here to start earning cash back today!
Find great deals on the best restaurants, vacations, hotels, services, products, etc. near you and around the world. You can save up to 70% off by purchasing through Groupon. There are a ton of great deals for all of your wants and needs. Be sure to download the Groupon app and check it out. It is great to utilize for date nights, birthdays, and gift ideas. You can do all the things that you love at a fraction of the cost.
Flipp has your favorite weekly ads in one place. Save time by not having to search through the newspaper each week to find store ads. With Flipp you can have them at your fingertips. It uses your location to search for all of the deals at stores near you. Make planning your shopping trips easier. You the ability to create shopping lists directly from the app.
Shopular is another money saving app that gives you the ability to earn cash back. You pick your favorite stores and browse through all of the great deals. You earn cash back by shopping online through the app. In the app, you have access to weekly ads, promotions, and deals. The app is refreshed on an hourly basis to be sure you are up to date with the most current deals.
Ebates provides you with discounts, deals, and cash back to save money. Signing up is free and as a gift, you get a $10 bonus after your first purchase. You have the assurance while you are shopping you can earn money right back. Who doesn’t love to make money spending on things that you are already buying?! With Ebates you can earn up to 25% cash back on almost all of your purchases.
Shopkick is another app where you have the luxury of making money while spending money. When you earn rewards you get to choose a gift card from major retailers. You can earn points towards rewards by opening the app while you are out on shopping trips. You will get challenges that give you points when they are accomplished, such as entering a store. You will earn extra points when you submit your receipts.
Target lovers!!! You will love this app! It has everything you need. You have access to shopping, weekly ads, deals, and coupons right at your fingertips. You may or may not have previously had the Target Cartwheel app and loved it. Recently, Target decided to discontinue the app but they listened to their customers and incorporated it into the Target app. It makes shopping more convenient because it is all in one now rather than two separate apps.
Each week a new ad is released along with new coupons. This is where the money saving happens! You simply open the app and click on cartwheel offers. You can choose a particular category or choose to view all. Now, here are all of the coupons!
When you find a coupon that you want to save, just click the plus sign and it will be added to your wallet. During checkout, you will click the wallet icon in the bottom app menu and scan the barcode. During the payment process, your savings will be deducted.
Also, do not forget that you can combine cartwheel coupons with manufacturer coupons to increase your savings.
A lot of people think that Walgreens is overpriced. But you would be surprised the deals that you can get. They always run deals, have store coupons, plus you earn reward points on every purchase to redeem for discounts later, and you can combine manufacturer coupons to maximize savings.
The Walgreens app is a one-stop shop. Everything you need to shop and save can be found in the app. You can request prescription refills, shop, order photo prints, get coupons, and check reward balance.
To get coupons, you have to have an account. After you have registered, you click on the weekly ad & coupon tab on the main page. All of the available coupons are listed to browse through. When you find one that you want, just hit the clip button and it will be saved.
During checkout, you will go back to the homepage and click the Balance Rewards icon. This will take you to your account details. You need to click show your rewards card under your point balance and then have the cashier scan the barcode. Your discounts will be applied to your order during the payment process.
CVS is very similar to Walgreens. They always run deals, have coupons, and they give you free money! Their reward money is called ExtraBucks.
The app is a one-stop shop as well. You can find everything you need for the store in the app. You can do all of the same things in the CVS app as you can Walgreens and more.
You can enroll in deals such as earning $5 ExtraBucks by filling prescriptions. Get $3 ExtraBucks for every $30 spent on beauty products. As you are shopping for everyday products you are getting deals, coupons, and free money to maximize your discounts.
In order to get coupons, you have to have an account. When you have successfully registered, you can start adding coupons and deals to your card. During checkout, you will click the ExtraCare card icon on the homepage of the app. Show the barcode to the cashier and they will scan it. Your discounts will be applied during the payment process.
You may or may not have a Meijer near you. If you don’t you can scroll to the next app. If you do have a Meijer near you and you do not already have the app you should download it. You should also make sure that you are registered for the mperks in order to get coupons and discounts.
The Meijer app allows you to view the weekly ad, view products, view rewards, and have access to coupons. You can view and clip coupons by clicking the coupons icon in the bottom menu. You will see a list of all the available coupons. To save them, you just click clip.
During checkout, you will need to enter your mperks into the self-checkout machines or tell the cashier that you are a mperks member. You will need to enter your phone number and pin registered to your account.
After, you will go to the homepage of the app and in the top right corner, you will see a barcode icon. Click that and scan the barcode. Your savings will appear during the payment process.
Saving you time and money the Walmart app is a one-stop shop. You can shop right from the app and do everything in the app that you can on the website. The only downfall of Walmart is they do not offer their own coupons. The only way to save is keeping an eye on exclusive deals, using manufacturer coupons, and using the savings catcher. Walmart runs some pretty amazing deals! But you have to watch for them like a hawk.
Last year, I got lucky enough to get two name brand tv’s under $500. I got a 4K 65 inch Vizio smart tv for only $499! I hopped on that deal right away but had I waited, it went as low as $299! UNBELIEVABLE!!!
I also scored a 55 inch Samsung smart tv for only $199! So I am not kidding when I say you can get some pretty AMAZING deals at Walmart.
They have an exclusive service called savings catcher. This is where you can scan your receipt after each purchase and the savings catcher searches competitive retailers for better pricing. If it finds that any of the items purchased are cheaper elsewhere it will pay you back the difference.
Amazon has pretty much anything and everything! Most of the time Amazon prices are cheaper than in-store pricing. They have an Amazon Prime Membership that comes with many great benefits that will save you money. To learn more about Amazon Prime click here.
Some retailers will price match Amazon prices. There is a feature in the app that allows you to scan product barcodes. This will bring up the item if Amazon has it along with its pricing and details. If Amazon beats the store price you can either order on Amazon and utilize the prime shipping or ask the store if they will price match. To find a list of stores that price match Amazon click here.
Ebay is a place where you can buy and sell products. You can find a lot of great deals on eBay form third-party sellers. Products sold on eBay are clothes, accessories, household items, electronics, beauty, decor, etc. Many products offer free delivery and your orders are backed by eBay.
Gas prices are so unpredictable. Everyone has experienced filling up their gas tank just to drive a mile down the road and see gas is thirty cents cheaper. It helps you save money by telling you where the cheapest gas prices (no matter the type) are near your location. With GasBuddy you never have to worry about overpaying for gas again.
Exclusively For Women
18. Pink Nation
Are you a Victoria Secret lover?! If you do not already have the Pink nation app be sure to download it and create an account. Members get exclusive offers such as early access to all-time favorite 10 for $35 underwear deal. Don’t miss out!
19. Adore Me
Adore Me is another great app for women. They have lingerie, underwear, bras, sleepwear, and swimwear. If you are looking for that perfect bra and underwear set check out Adore Me. They offer plus sizes to fit women of all shapes and sizes. They have great deals when you sign up for the VIP membership such as your first set for only $19.99!
In order to shop the app, you will need to create an account and sign up for a membership if you would like to receive exclusive offers and deals. But there are no commitments. You can cancel at any time.