Ibotta: This app helps you score rebates on things you buy every day. I’ve been using Ibotta for a while now and I like it ALOTTA! You check out the list of rebates available by category (grocery, electronics, beer/wine, etc.) and it brings up the stores in your area (and online) that have rebate offers. Click on the items you think you’ll buy, do a simple task like answering a 2-3 question survey or reading a fact, and the rebate is added to your account. Once you scan your receipt for proof of purchase, the money is yours. The task takes 5 seconds to complete, and I’ve earned rebates on things like “any brand of milk” and other common grocery items, cleaning products, beauty items, etc.
SnipSnap: This is one of my favorite “coupon clipping” apps. SnipSnap lets you clip, scan and save your paper coupons to your phone. It also has the biggest online database of coupons to browse and you can browse your friend’s coupons. Show your cashier your phone instead of your stack of coupons next time!
RetailMeNot: You may use RetailMeNot’s website to get coupon codes for online purchases. I definitely do. So it only makes sense to have the app as well for when you’re out shopping. You just show the cashier the coupon on your phone at check out. You can search for deals by store or retail category, or get notified of deals in your area.
ShopKick: You earn rewards (known as kicks) when you use this app at participating retailers. You can get kicks for walking in the door, scanning products, and making purchases at places like Macy’s, Old Navy, Best Buy and Target. The rewards are good towards gift cards at the participating stores.
The Mint: Much like the website (which I am also a big fan), the app helps you track your spending and stay within your budget. It’s linked to all your bank accounts, savings accounts, credit cards and investments so it does all the budgeting work for you.
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