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13 Awesome Money Saving Apps

Now days there are so many ways to earn and save more, just by using your phone! I’ve personally checked out all of these apps and I love them! They’re extremely useful!

Apps That Offer Rewards:

1. Shopkick

  • Rewards you with “kicks” (reward points) for visiting participating retailers (Macy’s, Target, Crate & Barrel, Best Buy, Old Navy, etc.
  • You can also earn “bonus kicks” for scanning specific items within the store.
  • Redeem your reward points for retail & restaurant gift cards.
  • Connect your credit or debit card to your account to earn points when you spend money at stores such as Target.  I have personally found this the best way to earn points, since I don’t do a lot of retail shopping at other stores, but I do go to Target every now and then.

2. Viggle

  • Earn points for watching television shows.
  • Once you download the app, you can “check in” to register whatever show you are watching.  The app will listen to your TV and you will earn 1 point per minute you are checked in.
  • Earn bonus points for watching featured programs; you can also earn bonus points through promotions and games.
  • Redeem points for gift cards and other prizes.
  • This app was pretty pointless for me since I watch almost no television, but I have a few TV-loving friends who absolutely love it!

13 Awesome Money Saving Apps

3. Inbox Dollars

  • Earn Inbox Dollars for a variety of activities, including taking surveys, completing activities, searching the web, watching videos and more.
  • Works in conjunction with your online Inbox Dollars account.
  • Pays CASH and you get a $5 bonus just for signing up.
  • Rewards add up pretty quickly–get paid when you earn $30.
  • By FAR my personal favorite way to earn rewards online.

4. Swagbucks TV

  • Earn Swag Bucks for watching videos on your phone, up to 50 per day.
  • Works in conjunction with your online Swagbucks account, for which you can earn Swag Bucks by shopping online, using the Swagbucks site as your primary search engine, and printing coupons.
  • Redeem Swag Bucks for gift cards and other prizes (500 Swag Bucks equals a $5 gift card)

Apps that Save Money on Groceries

5. Ibotta

  • Ibotta also offers cash rewards, which can be deposited directly to a PayPal account.
  • Unlike Jingit, Ibotta requires you to make a participating purchase in order to get paid.  However, the payout is significantly higher than other rewards programs.
  • Before heading to the grocery store, choose the offers you will participate in.  The more offers you choose, the more cash you’ll earn.  Next, go shopping & purchase your chosen products.  After you check out, take a photo of your receipt.  Ibotta will then verify your purchase and credit your account.
  • Every time you redeem an offer a new one will be sent.
  • This is a GREAT app to use in conjunction with coupons and store sales!

13 Awesome Money Saving Apps

6. Favado

  • Favado is a mobile savings app that helps shoppers stop overspending by notifying them when their favorite items are on sale.
  • Favado has money saving experts who hand select sales and coupons every week — in more than 65,000 grocery and drugstores nationwide — to enable discovery of the best deals for savings up to 70% on everyday items.
  • Again, this is a great app to use in conjunction with store sales and paper coupons to stretch your savings.
  • Favado currently works in conjunction with other money saving apps, including the Target Mobile Coupon App, the Target Cartwheel App, the SavingStar app, and Checkout 51

7. SavingStar

  • Clip e-Coupons that are automatically added to your participating grocery store’s savings card.
  • Savings are stored in an account; once you’ve saved $5 or more, get paid via bank transfer, PayPal, or Amazon.com gift card.
  • Only works at participating stores, but it is a great app if your store participates!

8. Grocery IQ by Coupons.com

  • Add items to your grocery list via text, scan, or voice, then easily clip corresponding coupons to save.
  • Can create different lists for multiple stores
  • Coupons can be sent directly to your wi-fi enabled printer, or emailed to you so you can print them via your home computer.
  • Can sync and share your list with multiple users

9. Target Cartwheel App

  • Feature hundreds of special offers and sales for Target merchandise.
  • Allows you to scan your items at Target to check for special offers, which can then be stacked with other paper and online coupons.

10. Checkout51

  • Similar to Ibotta, But with the bonus of having alot of produce offers
  • New Offers every Thursday

Apps that Save Money on Other Items

11. Shop Savvy

  • Barcode scanner allows you to scan an item in the store to see if you can find a better price online.
  • Great way to avoid impulse purchases!

12. Gas Buddy

  • Uses satellite locater to find the closest gas stations with current gas prices
  • Earn points every time you report a gas price

13 Awesome Money Saving Apps

13. Retail Me Not

  • Retail coupon app that quickly pulls up coupons or coupon codes for most major retailers that can be used in stores or online.
  • Simple-to-use app with easy search option
  • Also features daily “hot deals”


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