The key to big grocery savings might be something you carry around in your purse.
Download these 5 free apps to help you save on groceries each and every time you go to the store.
Favado. Favado is a free mobile savings app that helps you save time and money by discovering the best deals at more than 65,000 grocery and drugstores nationwide. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices.
The Favado app uses real-time couponing data to provide access to exclusive matching deals (coupons plus in-store promotions) for ultimate savings. You can plan your weekly shopping trips and get insider access to unadvertised store deals, too. Just use the app to find deals on the products you need, make your shopping list, send it to your e-mail and then you can print the coupons right from your e-mail. It makes finding the best deals on groceries so simple.
Ibotta. Ibotta is an easy to use app that allows you to earn cash back on items you purchase at thousands of stores across the country. You simple grab the offers that interest you, buy them in the store, and then shoot a picture of your receipt with your smartphone. Ibotta frequently offers bonuses and special store-specific deals, and you can also earn money for referring friends. One of my favorite things about Ibotta is that it gives you a chance to save on items that don’t always have coupons – like milk, eggs, juice, or bread.
You can choose to be paid via PayPal or get gift cards to places like iTunes, Starbucks, Regal movie theaters and more.
Apples2Oranges. For those of you who are mathematically challenged, I recommend Apples2Oranges. This app can help you figure out the unit prices of items so that you know which item gives you the most bang for your buck.
JingIt. JingIt is similar to Ibotta in that you can earn cash back on your purchases at select retailers. But you can also use JingIt to earn cash by watching videos, completing short surveys and completing simple tasks (like price checks) at your local stores.
Evernote. I love to use Evernote to keep track of my shopping lists. It’s easy to share your list with other smartphone-carrying family members, too. When you have a good shopping list with you, you are less likely to overspend at the store.
Honorable mentions: I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention free store apps to help you save on groceries. One of my favorites is Target’s Cartwheel, but most grocery and discount department stores have money-saving apps, so be sure to look for them to save even more.
Free apps can help you save on groceries, but only if you remember to use them! Get in the habit of checking them before you head to the store and you’ll keep more money in your wallet.
What are your favorite free apps to help you save on groceries?
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