Ten Awesome Money Saving Apps
When it comes to saving money, we all know about clipping coupons, but what about doing more than that? There are some great apps which you can install to help you save money in different ways. Here are ten of my favorite apps!
Gas Buddy – available for Windows, Android, Blackberry and iPhone
I love this app to help check out fuel prices. Of course, driving too far out of your way won’t save you anything, but sometimes, a few cents can make a difference. You simply enter your zip code and it looks around t prices close to where you are at.
Shopkick – availble for both Android and iPhone
This Free mobile app provides scannable coupons for stores like Target, Macy’s and more. Not only that, you earn Kickbucks for simply walking through the door of your favorite stores! Kickbucks are like points (or cash) which you can redeem in the on-line app. There are all sorts of rewards – including gift cards for yourself!
Coupon Sherpa – available for both Android and iPhone
This is a really awesome app if you love to shop retail! When you are at a store, you can search your phone and see if that retailer happens to have any coupons available. You simply search through the list, click on the store and if you find one, show it to the cashier and save. No more clipping coupons for these stores!
Key Ring – available for both Android and iPhone
This is the perfect app to replace that stack of loyalty cards. You always forget them or have 20 to sort though when you shop…..no more! You simply add your card number to the app and then show it when you shop. They scan (or manually enter) the number and you are on your way.
Out to Eat with Kids – available for Apple Devices
This is an app which can help families save money – no matter where you happen to be! You simply allow the app to use your location and it will share restaurants which are close to you. You click on the restaurant link and they will share the deals with you – so you know where kids can eat free including the dates, times and restrictions!
Ibotta –available on Android and Apple Markets
I’ve talked about this app more and more and wanted to make sure you were signed up. Ibotta is an easy way to earn money when shopping. It is very simple to use this app.
- Go through the app to find the products you want to buy. Follow the links to have various amounts added to your account.
- Select the store where you will shop to purchase the product(s).
- Take a photo of your receipt showing you made the purchase.
- They will deposit that amount into your account.
Goodbudget (formerly EEBA) – available on both Android and Apple Markets
If you want to use the idea of the cash envelope system, without using envelopes or cash, then this is the app for you! You simply leave your money in your checking account. Then, you create virtual envelopes instead. As you shop, you track your spending and when your envelope reaches zero – you are done shopping!
Target Cartwheel App – available for Android and iPhones
This is another easy way to save money at Target! You simply scan the products in the store and if there is a Cartwheel coupon available, it will let you know! So, you just shop for the items you need and you might end up saving more at checkout! Remember that you can stack Target coupons (mobile or print) and manufacturer’s coupons with this app for even greater savings!
This is the simple way to store all of your receipts in one place! No more wondering where they are at. You can capture your paper receipts as they are generated – never having to worry that you can’t find them again.
Slice – Android and Apple Devices
This is a really great app if you happen to do much shopping on-line. It will automatically will track your deliveries. Not only that, it watches purchases and advises you of price drops and any possible product recalls.