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Best Free Money Saving Apps
When it comes to saving money, the easier the better. Don’t you agree?
Not everyone has the time to clip coupons and try and figure out sales cycles. Life is hectic and busy and although we want to save money we often don’t spend the time to compare prices and look for deals.
We’re all busy and we want easy and fast ways to save money. Luckily in this digital world, there is an app for that! Or many apps! I love apps!
Most of us have a smartphone or tablet and we pay a good amount of money to have one. Why not let the apps we load on them save us money? How about making us money?
Well, they can!
I compiled a list of money-saving apps that I use and love and wanted to share them with you. With this list of money saving apps, you can possibly save enough to cover your cell phone bill and more.
I’ve saved several hundreds of dollars using these apps and so can you!
Some apps reward you with gift cards, some with cash and some save you money by giving you discounts or cash back on your purchases.
These apps can also make comparison shopping and looking for discounts and coupons super easy.
15 of The Best Money Saving Apps
Savingstar allows you to earn cash back at the grocery store with nothing to clip or print. You can redeem their grocery offers by linking them to your supermarket and drugstore loyalty cards or by submitting a picture of your receipt.
SavingStar automatically adds the value of each offer you redeem into your SavingStar account, which you can cash out to your bank, PayPal, or Upromise account, or to a gift card for Starbucks, iTunes, or AMC Theatres. You can also donate to the charity American Forests to help plant trees.
Download it here.
Ibotta is by far my favorite as I earned over $600 with it so far! Ibotta is a free app that pays you cash for everyday purchases. Ibotta has exclusive digital rebates at your favorite grocery stores, retailers, and online shops. They also offer bonuses!
Get a $10 Welcome Bonus when you use my referral link here.
The RetailMeNot Coupon app makes it easy to save in store with thousands of coupons at a bunch of retailers. Pull up the Retailmenot app when you’re at the store to see if there are any coupons available. Takes only a few seconds to save money!
Download it here.
4. Fetch Rewards
Fetch Rewards is a new app that turns your grocery receipts into rewards. Save on over 180 brands EVERY time they’re on your receipt, with over $10 in bonus points available, and rotating exclusive special offers. And all you do is scan your grocery receipt.
Check out my full Fetch Rewards Review for more info.
BONUS: Use My Referral Code: ESAVINGS, during signup and you’ll get 1,500 Fetch Points ($1.50 in points!) when you complete one receipt. Download it here.
5. Flipp App
Flipp is a very useful app to have, you can browse weekly ads from over 1000 retailers, check for coupons on items in the ads and create a shopping list all in this one app.
What’s really cool is you can add your loyalty cards and digitally clip coupons right to the card!
Earny helps you get money back automatically when prices drop on your purchases. I installed this app, signed up and within a day Earny already found over $23 worth of savings on my past purchases!!
Earny does take a small percentage of what it saves you but I was fine with that since I would have not saved if it wasn’t for this app. I will definitely be doing a more in-depth review of this app in the future.
Download Earny here.
Paribus gets you cash back when you shop online, effortlessly. Link your mailbox, send your receipts there, and Paribus will track the prices of what you bought, detect coupons and price-match opportunities, and actually get you the cash you’re owed from the retailers directly!
Download it here.
Shopkick is a shopping app that rewards you with “kicks” for doing all sorts of things like visiting stores, scanning products, making purchases and more. They have partnered with major retailers and brands to provide deals and rewards to shoppers.
I love being able to earn kicks for just walking into a store. Get it here.
Favado is a mobile savings app that helps you save money and not overspend on everyday items by notifying you when your favorite grocery and drugstore items are on sale.
You can compare prices and see what coupons are available for each item. Favado makes coupon and sales comparisons super easy.
Makeena is a FREE app that pays you cash and rewards for buying products that are good for you and the planet. It’s super simple to use and takes just minutes to save.
Download Makeena using my referral link here and get a $1 bonus. Or download it right from the app store and enter code: PWQEXO during signup to get your bonus.
Every Thursday morning, Checkout 51 updates with a new list of offers. All you have to do is pick the ones you like, purchase them at any store, and upload a photo of your receipt through their mobile app or website. When your account reaches $20, they send you a check.
Get the app here.
GoodRx is a mobile app that tracks prescription drug prices and offers drug coupons in the United States. GoodRx checks more than 75,000 pharmacies in the United States. Use this app to make sure you’re getting the best deal on your prescriptions!
Be sure to check out How to Save Money on Prescriptions for more ways to save.
13. Rakuten (Formerly Ebates)
Rakuten is one of my old time favorites. It used to be called Ebates. If you do any shopping on your phone you will want to grab the Rakuten App!
You may have seen the commercial on tv for Rakuten and used the website but have you downloaded the app?
With Rakuten, you can get cashback on your purchases just by starting the purchase inside the app. You can see my full Rakuten review for more information.
Download the Rakuten app here.
14. Coupons.com App
Instead of collecting coupon inserts and buying the newspaper, print coupons from your smartphone or tablet with the coupons.com app.
You can also now load some coupons digitally to some popular store loyalty cards so you won’t ever have to print them!
15. Receipt Hog
Receipt Hog is a fun and rewarding way to turn receipts from everyday shopping into cash – no matter where you shop or what you buy. There is a waiting list for this app though not sure why.
Now make sure you download a few and start saving today! The great thing is you can install a bunch of them and stack the offers and savings to save even more.
Do you have any favorite money saving apps? Share them in the comments!