Seven Best Coupon Apps
Couponing is a fantastic way to save hundreds of dollars each month on grocery and household items. Thanks to the internet and some amazing apps, couponing is easier and better than ever! Listed below are seven must-have coupon apps that will help you save big time on your next visit to the store.
Saving Star- One of the best coupon apps available, Saving Star is a must-have. This great site lists a broad range of online coupons that you can “activate” by clicking a button. By linking your store cards to Saving Star, savings are automatically added and, to get savings from stores like Walmart that don’t use loyalty cards, you can snap and submit a quick picture of your receipt. The downside is that Saving Star is not supposed to be combined with other coupons; in other words, if you use a dollar-off coupon on shampoo at the store, you’re not supposed to resubmit it to Saving Star. On the upside, Saving Star also offers some “one or many” offers where you can get a percentage of your purchase back after spending a certain amount….and these offers can be combined with coupons and other deals. Right now, I’ve activated a $3 off $10 Angel Soft toilet paper purchase and am super excited to start shopping!
Shopimum- This is one of the newest coupon apps that I’ve discovered. Shopimum offers great deals such on high-value products. So far, most of the Shopimum rebates, sadly, cannot be used in combination with other coupons. Like Saving Star, you can’t use a coupon at the store and submit it for Shopimum credit. To redeem an offer, you scan the product you purchased and then take a picture of the receipt to receive your money back.
Ibotta- If I had to choose a favorite money-saving app, Ibotta would definitely be it! Ibotta has a huge selection of rebates on everyday products including groceries, pet supplies, household products, personal care items, and drinks. Ibotta offers can be combined with other coupons and, in many cases, I have got products completely free using Ibotta. To shop with Ibotta, you need to “unlock” the offers you want to redeem before you go shopping; you unlock these offers by watching a short advertisement, answering a survey, or learning a simple fact about a product. Ibotta is linked to loyalty cards to automatically add savings, but requires you to snap pictures of receipts for stores such as Walmart and the Dollar General. Ibotta also offers bonuses where you can earn extra cash just for redeeming a certain number of rebates.
Mobisave- Like Ibotta, Mobisave is another money-saving app that can be combined with coupons. If you get super lucky, you can even combine paper coupons, Ibotta rebates, and Mobisave offers for the same product. I’m fairly new to Mobisave and am already wondering how I got by without it. While Mobisave doesn’t currently offer a large selection of rebates, you can still save on around fifty-products, and new items are regularly added.
Checkout51- Checkout51 is one of the first coupon apps I ever used, so it feels like an old friend. Each Thursday morning, Checkout51 adds new offers on a variety of different products. To redeem an offer, you simply “star” a product by clicking the star beside it, snap a picture of your receipt, and then click the “starred” products that are included on your receipt. Checkout51 continues to grow and, since most offers can be combined with coupons, it’s a great way to save even more money.
FindnSave-One of my newest obsessions, FindnSave is an app that provides you with cash back when you shop at certain stores or make purchases. Some of these purchases are for certain items, while others just ask you to spend a certain amount at a store. For instance, there is a current offer where I can get back 1% at my next shopping trip of more than $10 at the Family Dollar Store. Sure, this doesn’t sound like much but, if I combine it with other coupons and online offers, it will add up quickly. The one downside is that FindnSave offers never last long. To get money back with FindnSave, you only need to make the purchases and then snap a picture of your receipt.
Saving money doesn’t have to end with clipping coupons out of the newspaper! Use these seven apps to earn back money on the products you buy every day. Comment if you need help getting started with any of these apps; I am glad to lend a hand however I can!