5 Money Saving Apps You Should Be Using!

Even if you’re not the coupon clipping type, there are other methods of saving money by using handy dandy money saving apps, but just know that if you stack both coupons and these money saving apps your savings will be even greater! The ones I’ve listed are not the only ones around, but they’re the ones that I find useful and resourceful enough to list here today. I may end up doing a 2nd edition of this if there are other apps that not only contain quality but quantity ways to help you and I save.

 

5 money saving apps you should be using

   

Ibotta Cash Back App

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Ibotta allows you to earn cash each time you shop. Here’s how:

Before shopping, choose your offers by completing tasks in the Ibotta Product Gallery. Choose your earning level for each product offer by completing as many tasks as you like such as reading a fact, answering a trivia question, watching a video, etc. Once you complete at least one task per product offer, the product offer is automatically added to your shopping list on the Ibotta app so you can earn money for purchasing the item. This one is my absolute favorite since it has so many different offers to choose from and at different stores. I’ve earned a total of $49 cash back using this app so far. All you have to do is unlock the offer by doing the simple task, verify the product to make sure it’s what is actually listed on the app and then snap a photo of the receipt. Usually they’re approved within an hour and once you reach $10, you can cash out to PayPal or Venmo instantly. If you’d rather convert your earnings into gift cards, you can certainly do that as well!

  

Favado Savings App

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Favado is a mobile savings app that helps shoppers save time and money by discovering the best deals in more than 65,000 grocery and drugstores nationwide. The Favado app uses real-time couponing data to provide access to exclusive matching deals (coupons plus in-store promotions) for ultimate savings. Other features include planning tools for weekly shopping trips and insider access to unlisted deals.

  

Checkout 51 Cash Back App

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This app is similar to Ibotta, but has less offers to choose from. BUT, 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.

  

Saving Star App

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Earn cash back on your groceries with exclusive freebies, coupons, and big savings on your favorite brands. Link deals to your store loyalty cards or submit a picture of your receipt to earn money in your SavingStar account. This one has a FREE Friday offer. How it works is you buy the specific product at the store, submit your receipt and get the full amount back. The minimum to cash out is $5 with this program which is very easily attainable. You can cash out to PayPal, bank deposit or even gift cards!

  

Snap by Groupon

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Groupon created Snap to help shoppers everywhere get a great deal at the grocery store. They partner directly with top brands to bring you cash-back offers on the products you need and love, from fruits and vegetables to beauty supplies and household cleaners.

Snap is like having grocery coupons on your mobile phone, but even better. Their offers work at any store, and you never have to hassle with clipping or redeeming paper coupons, although you should for maximum savings! 😉

Once you reach $20 in Snap, you can cash out and request your check, which is the only option of payment from Snap at the moment.

This money saving app is a little bit different though as offers have limited amount of redemption’s but in some cases are higher value, so they run out quick and will say “no longer available.” So make sure you check to see it’s available before you buy something just to get cash back, which you don’t really want to do anyways. Unnecessary spending is not really saving in the long run.

 

Do you use any of these apps? Would like to hear your opinions in the comments!

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19 Comments

  1. CourtneyLynne
    March 15, 2015 / 11:02 AM

    these are Some pretty cool apps! Nothing better than saving $$$. I have the ibotta app and love it! Have earned afew dollars back!

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    March 15, 2015 / 11:34 AM

    I have not heard of any of these, but I will definitely look into them. They sound great for people who want great deals.

  3. Audrey (trihardmom)
    March 15, 2015 / 3:22 PM

    I have not used any of these sites, but will look into them. I do use the Cartwheel app from target because we shop there quite a bit and the digital coupons are perfect to download while we are in the store! It saves us quite a bit of money. And I like to buy things from groupon, so will be checking snap out!
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  4. michele d
    March 15, 2015 / 5:03 PM

    I would love to try this app out. Sounds like something I would use often. Thanks for the share.

  5. Ann Bacciaglia
    March 15, 2015 / 6:20 PM

    Checkout 51 is a great app. I have been using it for a while now. I will have to try these other apps. It is such a easy way to save money.

  6. March 15, 2015 / 11:03 PM

    Thank you for putting this list together. I’ve been meaning to get a nice money-saving app – I’ve downloaded a few but uninstalled them after a few days coz they didn’t really serve me well. Imma check out Snap, I’ve heard a lot of good reviews from mommy friends.
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  7. Elizabeth O.
    March 16, 2015 / 12:24 AM

    I didn’t know about these apps! I’ll be downloading most of these to save bucks!

  8. Bonnie @ wemake7
    March 16, 2015 / 3:34 AM

    I coupon myself a lot and have heard of most of these. My favorite is Saving Star. I will have to check out the other ones.

  9. March 16, 2015 / 1:18 PM

    I want to try the Favado app. I’m all about savings that is easy and that one sounds great.

  10. Jacqueline
    March 16, 2015 / 6:51 PM

    I’ve been seeing a lot of rebates for Snap on couponing sites lately, but that’s the only one I haven’t signed up for. I don’t want to wait for a check in the mail though and $20 is a high cashout!

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