If you’re frugal and like to save money where you can like I do and you are not using apps to save you money on your groceries, you are missing out on tons of savings!
Groceries are expensive, especially organic or healthier produce options and who has time to clip coupons? I definitely don’t have time for that. Clipping coupons is not the only way to save money anymore thanks to our phones.
There are so many apps out there designed to save shoppers money. Some are complicated and some are super easy to use and require no planning ahead. A few clicks and scans and you’ll be on your way to savings!
These are my tried and true apps that never fail me:
This app offers cash back after you’re done grocery shopping, so save those receipts! Every Thursday, Checkout 51 updates their app with a new list of items ranging from store specific items, ie. soda purchased at Walmart, to items purchased from any store. None of your items purchases match Checkout 51’s items? No problem, if you’ve spent over $60 you can still upload your receipt for a chance to win $500.
Once your account reaches $20 you can cash out and Checkout 51 will mail you your check.
This is another cash back app that offers a wide range of grocery stores throughout the country. After you’re done shopping, scroll through Ibotta and pick your store, choose the items available for cash back that you’ve purchased, scan the barcode on the item you purchased (so if it came in a box don’t toss it out right away!), then upload your receipt and your done!
With Ibotta you have the options of getting your money back, after you’ve reached $20, through PayPal or you have the option to pick gift cards once you’ve reached $25 dollars.
This app is easier to reach the payout threshold because it has more store options and item options than Checkout 51 but Checkout 51 doesn’t require you to scan the barcodes on the items you’ve purchased.
P.S. Ibotta also offers cash back at other places like movie theaters and Sephora
Calling all Target junkies, this is the app for you! As you are shopping scan the barcodes of your items before you toss them in your shopping cart. If Target has a coupon available for that item, it will pop up and you can add it to your barcode. At the checkout register show them your barcode and all the applicable coupons will be applied directly to your purchase.
Cartwheel is a Target app so it can only be used in Target stores but I shop so much there, I’m always saving money.
This is a great app for any Walmart shoppers. I know Walmart is a huge chain in some states. Not so much near me but I am lucky enough to have a Walmart Neighborhood Market not too far that I can do a lot of my grocery shopping at.
Savings Catcher is a cash back app that searches nearby stores for each item on your receipt. If any stores nearby have an item you purchased for less, you get the difference back in the form of a Walmart gift card.
There is no threshold with this app, so every time you get cash back, it can be transferred directly to your Walmart gift card.
These four apps have saved me so much money on groceries. There’s no way around it, organic produce will always cost more that non-organic and I try to purchase organic produce whenever possible and my favorite grocery money savings apps are helping to keep money in my pocket!
Don’t forget after you’ve used the Cartwheel or Savings Catcher apps, you can then still use Checkout 51 and Ibotta to get even more savings!
Have you used any grocery money savings apps?