Editor’s Note: Tanya from Eat Laugh Purr is back to share some of the best apps to help you save money.
One of the best things about smart phones is the thousands of apps we have at our fingertips, many at no cost. And no, I’m not talking about the latest video game, but all those great apps with the sole purpose of helping us save money with ease, which is key. I love saving money, but I don’t want to spend two hours looking for great deals or cutting coupons to save a few dollars. I want to save a few dollars (or more!) and spend mere seconds doing so. These apps meet that criteria whether you’re looking for the best deals on gas, airline perks, groceries and retail.
Earn points, also known as “kicks”, that can be redeemed for gift cards when you use this app at participating retailers such as Best Buy, Macy’s, Crate and Barrel, Target and more. Earn points by entering a participating store, scanning products and making purchases.
Money saving experts handpick sales and coupons every week — in more than 65,000 grocery and drugstores nationwide — to help you find the best deals with savings up to 70% on everyday items. You can use in conjunction with store sales and paper coupons to stretch your savings.
This is a must-have and popular app. Perfect for helping you find store coupons while you wait in line. Even better, most stores will scan coupons right from your smartphone, making it super convenient.
This is a great app for road warriors and travelers. It provides real-time traffic information, so you can find the best route and avoid delays. It can also help you find the cheapest gas station along your route. Another great app for finding the nearest gas station with the lowest price is GasBuddy.
This app helps take the pressure of knowing the perfect time to book your next flight. Hopper analyzes billions of flight prices a day to provide advice on when to fly and buy and when to wait — saving travelers as much as 40 percent on their flight.
WiFi is everywhere, but can be hard to find when you’re in a strange city. This app will find the nearest free signal and give you directions for the easiest way to get there.
Many stores offer some sort of loyalty or membership card to get discounts and it can be difficult to keep track of all of them. This app stores the barcodes from all of your cards. Now all you need to do is show the scanned barcode when you check out to get your loyalty program discounts and rewards.
Trying to eat healthy? This is the app for you! Each week a variety of organic, healthy, GMO Free foods are added. To get your rebate, upload your receipt to the app and your rebate amount is added to your Berry Cart account.
Another simple but effective rebate app. Purchase any of the products from the list of current offers, upload your receipt to the app and receive money back into your Checkout51 account. A new list of offers is updated every Thursday morning.
Ibotta is an easy way to earn money every time you go shopping. Plus, the more frequently you use it, the more personalized your offers become. Before shopping, choose your products and complete the tasks. Buy your chosen products at more than 50 retailers nationwide, then verify your purchases by uploading a photo and scanning the product’s barcode.
Features 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.
A great app to help make sure you’re getting the lowest price. If a local competitor offers a lower advertised price on an item you purchased at Walmart, now you can get back the difference on a Walmart Rewards eGift Card.
What are some of your favorite money saving apps?