There are a ton of great money saving apps available, but if you're like me it can be overwhelming to decide which to use. (There are so many choose from!) I only use a select few ~ here are the ones I take advantage of on a regular basis . . .
Ibotta allows you to earn real money through Paypal at several of your favorite stores, including Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Kroger, Publix, King Soopers and more. After purchasing an item with an Ibotta rebate, just take a picture of your receipt and Ibotta will credit your account – you get real money via PayPal once you've reached a minimum of $5 in your account.
2. Checkout 51
Checkout 51 is similar to Ibotta – each Thursday they release new money saving offers at your favorite stores. When you purchase one of the items just take a picture of your receipt and you'll receive a check in the mail when your account reaches $20.
Similar to Ibotta and Checkout 51, Snap from Groupon offers rebates on regular purchases you make already, and when you take a picture of your receipt you'll receive money back in your account. Once you hit $20 you'll receive a check, and you can actually double (or triple) dip on deals using Ibotta, Checkout 51 and Snap from Groupon. Love that!
Favado is my go to resource for grocery deals when I'm shopping at the grocery store. It includes all the lists here on PPP, and while I prefer to look at the full list online before heading out, this is a great way to save when I'm in a hurry. (Read more about Favado and how to use it over HERE.)
I use Coupon Sherpa when I'm out and about to take advantage of retail savings. Before heading into any store, I do a quick search on Coupon Sherpa to see which coupons are available to pull up on my phone and easily save without pre-clipping coupons at home.
I love having the Groupon app on my phone – if we're out and looking for some savings on a meal, I always check out local Groupon offers to see if any of them will work for us. Most offers allow you to purchase just a few minutes before using, so you can take advantage of the Groupon deal right when you need it.
Goodness, I love the Amazon App. Before purchasing just about anything other than food I scan the barcode using my Amazon App to see how the price at a local store stacks up. This helps me get a ballpark figure for the retail price, and makes sure that I'm not paying too much to have something in a hurry.
I'm not including this in my top seven, because honestly I'm not a Walmart shopper and don't use this one at all. However, if you regularly shop Walmart you absolutely need to have this one to make saving at Walmart easy! Just load your receipt to your phone, and if another store in your area beats Walmart's price you'll get the difference in a Walmart gift card. Go HERE to read more.
The one app that I would love to see but just haven't found yet is a really good app for free kids meals. I know this one is hard because restaurants vary so much by city, but that's one that I think would come in so handy as an app! I've tried a few and haven't been all that impressed with them, but if you've found one I'd love to know which one you're using.
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