Smartphones are changing the saving money game! First, there were store sales, then coupons, then catalinas, then rebates. Now, saving money on everything under the sun just got even easier.
Within the last year, there have been a slew of cash-back apps released for both iPhone and Android that offer cash back on everything from generic bread, milk, eggs, and produce, to medicines, cleaning products, and even alcohol. All of these apps are competing against each other, continually improving the variety of products they offer rebates on, the ease of use, and the actual amount of the cash back!
If you want to save money at the grocery store, the pharmacy, and even at restaurants, you NEED these 5 money saving apps on your phone stat:
Snap! by Groupon
Snap! by Groupon is an app for iPhone and Android that offers cash back on all types of food, medicines, and household supplies. Snap! by Groupon works at any store (including Aldi) and offers cash back on generic items like produce, milk, eggs, and bread! You can download Snap! by Groupon here, or read more about Snap! by Groupon here.
Checkout 51 is really similar to Snap! by Groupon. You can use it at any store, they offer cash back on generic items, a well as brand name, and they usually have a pretty wide variety of rebates at any given time. What’s more, you can use Snap! by Groupon and Checkout 51 together. For example, both apps have a $1.00 rebate on a loaf of bread. You go to Aldi, buy a loaf of bread for $0.89 and then submit your receipt for $1.00 back from Snap! by Groupon, and $1.00 back from Checkout 51. Once it is all said and done, you will have made yourself $1.11 above the cost of the bread!
Ibotta is another cash-back app that you NEED on your smartphone. Ibotta rebates are tied to particular stores, and while they don’t work at Aldi, they work at almost every other store. Ibotta offers cash back on groceries, apparel, alcohol, medicines, and more. Join Ibotta today!
The RetailMeNot app is fantastic for getting your discounts where you wouldn’t normally think of them! When you enter a store that RetailMeNot has coupon or discounts for (which is most of them!), RetailMeNot puts a notification in the status bar of your phone, letting you know that you can save! Download RetailMeNot here!
Lastly, you NEED the Amazon app on your phone! Why? Because the app makes price-checking as easy as it gets with their barcode scanner. All it takes is a single click, a scan of the barcode, and you can instantly compare the price in-store to Amazon’s price, as well as other online retailer’s prices. Plus the app is free! Download the Amazon app today!
Love ’em or hate ’em, smartphones are here to stay! Why not use yours to to save on healthy food, drinks, medicines, cleaning supplies, and more! Download these 5 apps for your smartphone and start racking up the savings today!
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Laura Sue Shaw says
I have Ibotta and Checkout 51, but I never use them. Need to get better about that. I didn’t know about the Amazon app! I think price checking will save us some money.. especially since my husband has prime and we can get free shipping (he just forgot to cancel his trial, but it has actually come in handy! lol). I do like using the Walmart savings catcher and Receipt hog, those apps have helped me save money and earn rewards.
Great list! The Find&Save app is also great, the “cash dash” alerts give a nice amount of cash back at a time :)