You already know that couponing can save you a lot of money. But you just don’t have the time or energy to hunt out the best coupon, clip them and fumble through the checkout lines at the grocery store.
If that sounds like you, a mobile coupon app can help you get the savings you want with far less effort than traditional methods of hunting, clipping and saving coupons.
Read on to learn about 8 of the best mobile coupon apps for your smartphone.
SnipSnap operates like a coupon binder. It allows you to search stores for coupons and then download them to the app where you can access them later. It’ll even sort by expiration date and let you search your coupons later for easy access. When you get to the checkout counter, just scan the coupons from your phone and you’ll see the savings automatically come off your total. Best of all, the app is free which really appeals to savvy shoppers.
Yowza operates by allowing retailers rather than users to upload coupons to share. That results in better savings and more accurate coupon codes. You can search the app based on your location or the retailer. You can even search for your favorite stores, even if they’re not in your immediate area. Over 70,000 retailers participate with Yowza, making it a great way to get exclusive coupons for your favorite stores. The app is free and works with iPhone or Android devices.
CardStar is part savings app and part sanity saver. Instead of fumbling with your keyring to find your savings cards, CardStar keeps all of your loyalty cards in one convenient location. You can scan your loyalty card directly from your phone, eliminating the need to weigh down your key ring with excessive clutter.
Coupon Sherpa offers a virtual wallet that you can save your coupons into. It offers a variety of savings options by retailer, brand or other distinguishing characteristic. You can scan the coupons from your phone or you can print them off. The app is free and works on all operating systems.
ShopKick encourages you to shop by providing rewards when you visit certain retailers, even if you don’t make a purchase. It is a deals app and a rewards app all in one. It uses a location serve to track which stores you’re in and rewards you with points. You then exchange the points for gift cards.
You can also get points for completing social activities, taking surveys and performing other actions. The downside is that the app has to be open to reward you with points and it is known to drain the battery life of most phones.
If you prefer to do your coupon using at the grocery store, Grocery iQ is the app for your. It’s a grocery list, coupon matching service and more all rolled into one user-friendly interface. You can sync your list with your spouses phone so they can run to the store for you and you can even enter your loyalty card details into the app for easy access at checkout.
Checkout51 is an effortless app that’s great for people who don’t really like to coupon. It offers a great cash-back product for products you’ve purchased anyway. You access the savings by scanning receipts, meaning you’ll never have to clip coupons or take them to the store. Once you reach a specific threshold you can have a check mailed to you.
Yipit isn’t really a coupon app, but it does offer incredible savings to users. Yipit gives you a list of the best deals each day based on your location and profile. You can view the deals based on your location, saving you the hassle of sorting through dozens of emails each morning.
Savings apps for your smartphone are becoming more and more popular, so download one of these apps today and see how much you can save.
Are there any apps you use to save money I may have missed? Let me know in the comments section.