You don’t have to be an extreme couponer to save money on your in-store and online purchases. Today’s couponing apps make saving easier than ever, with some providing automatic alerts based on your location and tailoring their offers to match your favorite retailers.
Fortunately, there are tons of couponing apps available to save you money in-store and online without much additional effort. Here are some of the best couponing apps to maximize your savings.
Checkout 51 allows you to earn cash-back primarily on gas and groceries. But everyday items from popular brands are also eligible for rewards.
This couponing app updates its offer list every Thursday. You’ll need to add offers before shopping and then check off purchased items within the Checkout 51 app. Then, upload an image of your receipt and earn cash-back for qualifying items. Pretty easy!
Fetch is a popular couponing app, especially among savers who don’t enjoy preselecting rebates before they shop.
Simply scan your grocery, restaurant, or other store receipt and receive points for your purchases. Then, redeem your points for gift cards from online retailers, like Amazon and Target.
The great part about Fetch is that you aren’t limited to certain retailers and there’s no planning needed. That being said, you can search for special offers ahead of time and score more points.
Grocery Smarts Coupon Shopper
Grocery Smarts Coupon Shopper is the official mobile app for GrocerySmarts.com. While it’s not the most intuitive user experience, this app is best for extreme couponers who shop at major chain stores (e.g. Kroger, CVS, and Walmart).
This app isn’t fully digital as you’ll still need to print coupons and use your local weekly sales circular. But Grocery Smarts does some of the heavy lifting for you by showing you how to combine store sales with manufacturer coupons to save even more.
Although Groupon has been around for over a decade, it’s still a great way to save money when you’re feeling adventurous. This couponing app allows you to experience new things and support local businesses.
Want to try a random restaurant while you’re on vacation? Need a last minute date night idea? Ready to try an outdoor experience like skydiving or horseback riding? Check Groupon for discounted rates for a wide variety of experiences and services.
Groupon also offers discounted consumer products, ranging from household goods to pet supplies and everything in between.
Honey’s mobile app and browser extension automatically search for the best coupon codes available, so you don’t have to spend time comparing discounts.
If you’re shopping online, Honey’s smart shopping assistant will do the legwork for you and apply any applicable coupons to your cart at over 30,000 stores. Additionally, Honey compares prices on Amazon across sellers to get you the best deal.
You’ll earn “Honey Gold” when you shop with Honey, which can be redeemed for gift cards to retailers like Macy’s, Walmart, and Sephora.
With Ibotta, you’ll earn instant cash-back on groceries and thousands of products from your favorite retailers. Download the mobile app to use for in-store purchases or use the free browser extension to boost your online savings.
To use the app, you’ll choose a retailer and then select rebates or offers for products you plan to buy. Once you’ve made your purchase, submit a photo of your receipt to score cash-back on your qualifying purchases.
This couponing app uses a system where retailers pay Rakuten a commission for funneling your business to them, and then Rakuten shares that commission with you via cash-back rewards.
Its browser extension will automatically apply available coupons and cash-back rewards to your online purchases at checkout. But you’ll need to search for in-store cash-back offers before shopping in a brick and mortar store.
Note that you must start your shopping experience with Rakuten to reap the benefits. There’s no way to go back and earn cash-back after a purchase is already made (e.g. submitting a receipt).
The Coupons App
The Coupons App has a huge database of coupons, discounts, and deals that are continuously updated. Its website boasts that it has “15,000+ promo codes, millions of Amazon product discounts, 100,000+ local coupons”, all designed to find the best in-store and online deals.
This couponing app also has convenient features like instant coupon savings alerts when you walk into a store and information for the cheapest gas prices based on your location.
Couponing Doesn’t Have to be Difficult
When I hear the word “couponing”, I sometimes think about the show Extreme Couponing and immediately picture binders full of printed coupons and garage racks full of shampoos and toilet paper. But couponing doesn’t need to be all-encompassing or complicated.
With couponing apps like Fetch and Ibotta, very little thought or effort is needed to score good deals and earn rewards for your everyday spending.
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