Do you like to save money? I thought you’d say yes. What if I told you there was an easy way to save money on items you already buy? I knew you’d be interested! That’s why I’m sharing my list of 10 Must Have Money Saving Apps with you today.
When my husband and I finally made the upgrade to smartphones, the first thing I did was install some apps designed to save us money. We used a couple of them, but it really wasn’t a priority of mine. Well, not until I quit my job and we started living on one income. Things changed a bit, so I revisited some of those apps meant to save me money, and I’m so glad I did! Here are my top 10 must have money saving apps.
Shopkick– This is my favorite money saving app! You collect kicks just for walking into your favorite stores and can get extra kicks by scanning select items while you’re in the store. You can even get kicks for purchases made at some retailers. The really fun part is cashing in your kicks for gift cards at your favorite stores. I have cashed in $175 in gift cards at stores like Sephora, Target and TJMaxx since using the app.
Walmart Savings Catcher-Savings Catcher compares the prices of eligible items on your receipt against the advertised deals offered by Walmart store competitors in your area. If a lower advertised price is found, Walmart will give you back the difference on a Walmart eGift Card. Just shop at Walmart as usual, then scan your store receipt using the Walmart app to find out how much you will earn back. I don’t always remember to scan my receipt, but I’ve received almost $10 back so far since I started using the app.
Ibotta– This rebate app is so easy to use and you can get lots of money back from shopping at grocery stores, retail stores and even restaurants. All you have to do is browse the app for offers you want to use, unlock the offers, then scan the items and send in your receipt when you’re done shopping. Redeem your rebates for cash via Paypal or redeem for a gift card at stores like Best Buy, Starbucks, iTunes, Amazon.com and more.
Retail Me Not– I always check this app before making a purchase, whether it’s online or in a store. From free shipping codes to discounts, this app offers some of the best deals all in one place.
Checkout 51– This app will save you money on your grocery bill. Just browse the offers that are updated every Thursday, buy the products from any store, submit your receipt and earn cash back. Once your account reaches $20 in savings, they will send you a check.
Shopular– I use this app to view the weekly ads for my favorite stores. I like that I can view them all in one place, and sometimes there are extra coupon codes I can use on purchases.
ShopSavvy– Have you ever been in a store looking at an item and wondered if it was the best price available? ShopSavvy can help! All you have to do is scan the UPC product barcode to quickly find the lowest prices in stores around you and online. This comes in handy when shopping at stores that price match. I’ve even used this at thrift stores to find out if I was getting a good deal before purchasing an item.
JoAnns– If you’re a crafter like me, you need to know that the JoAnns app has extra coupons not found in their ads. You can even stack these coupons with the coupons from their ads and mailings!
Target Cartwheel– Save money on things you already buy at Target using Cartwheel. Search, browse or scan items in store to find offers, add the offers to your personalized Cartwheel barcode, then ask the cashier to scan your barcode when you check out. It doesn’t get much easier than that! Use the discounts as many times as you like before they expire. You can even stack Cartwheel on top of your Target REDcard discount and other coupons.
Goodbudget – I know this isn’t a coupon or rebate app, but the easiest way to save money is through a budget. Goodbudget works on the envelope system of budgeting. Create envelopes to work with your budget, determine how much money goes into the envelopes each month, then track your purchases to make sure you stay on budget. What I like best is that this app will sync so multiple family members can use it. My husband and I love using this app to keep track of our expenses.
Well, there you have it. My favorite app designed to save me money. Do you know a money saving app that should be on this list? What is your favorite app that save you money? I’d love for you to tell me about it!