10 Apps That Can Help You Save Money While You Shop
Download any of them to earn reward points, discounts on product, as well as access to cash-back purchases.
If you could save money without having to research the best deals, why wouldn't you? After all, saving money on purchases is just smart shopping. Everyday necessities like toiletries, laundry detergent, off-the-rack clothing, and groceries often go on sale, and there are variety of brands to choose from that are generally comparable to each other. In that case, saving money goes a long way in keeping within your budget for living expenditures.
You can use some of these apps to save money or earn cash back on your purchases. While couponing is one of the ways to get a good deal, it is certainly not the only option available to you. Take the apps along with you on your smartphone when you do your in-store shopping or use them online every time you order the things that you need. Cashback is a great way to get money back on things you planned to buy anyway, and it's money that you can put toward savings, paying off debts, or use toward a bigger purchase.
Gas and groceries are oftentimes a significant part of most people's budgets. Why not earn some cash back for both of these? The Checkout51 app lets you do just that. It's available for Apple and Android phones so you can take it with you.
If you still prefer to use old-fashioned coupons, then Coupons.com is for you. You can download printable coupons from the website or use the mobile app for digital coupons while you shop. You can also use coupon codes that it finds and shares with you when you shop online.
Rakuten is available for both iPhones and Android. Get coupons right in the app, as well as earn cash back on purchases made both online and in-store. This is a great app for every day and special occasion shopping because there are so many savings options.
The Honey app is a web app for saving money while you shop online. You add the app to your browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Opera) then start shopping. Honey finds coupon and discount codes that you can use on your purchases, which can also help fund your next purchase.
The Swagbucks app offers a variety of ways to save. Earn points for your everyday shopping that you can cash in for PayPal cash, gift cards, and even college scholarship entries. You also earn points by watching videos and completing surveys. The app also provides coupon codes that help you save money on the spot.
SnipSnap was created because carrying a pile of coupons around is just not practical, so the app provides an easier way to keep your coupons on hand digitally. How does it work? It's simple: You can snap photos of your coupons and store them in the app, and it also sends you expiration-date reminders for each one.
Gas is expensive, which is why it's nonsensical to drive around trying to find the most affordable gas station. The GasBuddy app does it for you, finding the best deals on fuel in your local area. You can also use their free card for earning cash back (called "GasBack"). Link the card to your debit card to start saving money on gas at the pump.
Capital One Shopping
The Capital One Shopping browser extension is a new player to the online savings app game with positive reviews. When you shop online, the browser app works in sync to find promo codes and coupon codes that you can use to save money on your online purchases. It's free and simple to use—no Capital One account required.
With the ShopSavvy app on your phone, you will be able to find the best deals on your purchases. It offers price comparisons between hundreds of stores, shopping guides on those large purchases you may need to make as part of home improvement upgrades (like a washing machine or refrigerator), and consumer reviews on brands so you can make an informed decision on what you buy.
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