*UPDATE: You can a more in-depth post on my favorite Top 15 Money Saving Apps, Including Some You Have Never Heard of HERE!
I just wanted to take a minute to quickly go over a few money saving apps that I currently use and, that you will see posted in my deals sections. You should really consider using these. You wont get rich of using these things but, whats the harm in getting a rebate back for something you are already buying. I’m sure some people have already formed the opinion that they try to make you buy things you don’t need or want. While that’s true, most of the time they do have at least one item that is on sale somewhere that you will be buying with a coupon anyway.
The very first one is Ibotta.
Ibotta is a very simple app that is available on android and the app store. Ibotta gives you the opportunity to “unlock” rebates by doing little actions such as reading a fact or taking a one question poll. I actually like Ibotta more then the rest because you have the option to cash out when you have $5 in your account. They now offer more cash out options then ever. You can save the money until you have enough ($10.00) for gift cards, transfer it to your bank account directly or, even just PayPal. Plus its not to hard to get to $5 anyway.
The next would be Checkout 51.
Again very simple app to use and is available on android and the app store. Unlike Ibotta, Checkout 51 doesn’t require you to do anything other then basically uploading your receipt and selecting what rebates are on it. Every once in a while you will have an opportunity to share on Facebook or Twitter to up the value but, I have only seen that once so far. The only other draw back is with Checkout 51 you don’t have the option to cash out. They mail you a check when you reach $20. I figure if I am already buying it anyway what’s the harm in eventually receiving $20 in the mail.
Another good thing is you can submit the same receipt to both of them (If they have the same rebate going on). You know what that means: DOUBLE the money back! I hope that I convinced you download and try these out for yourself. They don’t cost a thing and only take a minute or so of your time for cash in your account.
You should also consider Favado
It’s a relatively new app that is sort of a secret. Favado is a mobile savings app that helps you save time and money by discovering the best deals in more than 65,000 grocery and drugstores nationwide. The Favado app uses real-time couponing data to provide access to exclusive matching deals (coupons plus in-store promotions) for ultimate savings!!! Other features include planning tools for weekly shopping trips and insider access to unlisted deals. All in all this one is a BIG time saving tool for me that also helps me provide you with the best up to date deals.