I love saving money, who doesn’t? However, I don’t DO coupons. I am a recovering coupon-aholic. A few years ago I went off the couponing deep end and I swore I would never go back.
The problem with being a “Type A” personality is that when I do something I go ALL IN. So when I decided to start casually couponing along with some coworkers it quickly tuned into an obsession complete with multiple Sunday paper deliveries, obsessive coupon printing and a massive coupon binder complete with different tabs.
It wasn’t until I yelled at my husband for buying ketchup since it wasn’t on sale and he didn’t use the coupons I had at home that I realized it was time for me to quit cold turkey. I still laugh at his response, “But we needed ketchup.” I love that man.
However, I have found there are a few apps out there that save me serious money with almost zero effort! So if you like saving money, but hate using coupons… I’ve got the list for you! (FYI: NOTHING in this post is sponsored… I am sharing this info out of the goodness of my heart)
Cartwheel: If you don’t have the cartwheel by Target app you are seriously missing out. There are tons of new deals every week and starting November 1st through December 24th they do a new toy deal every day. (50% off a really popular toy, for that day only) You add the offers you are interested in and your cashier simply scans your barcode during checkout and the discounts come right off! It is THAT easy. No printing, no cutting. Boom.
|I am a master of Cartwheel.|
Walmart Savings Catcher: If you get the Walmart app there is a savings catcher feature. Every time you go to walmart you just scan your receipt into the app. It will check your purchases against current competitors deals in a 50 mile radius! It then gives you back the difference in the form of a gift card. You do NOTHING!
Ibotta: I know a lot of people have talked about this app before, but I was always hesitant to try it. I finally downloaded it after talking to a friend of mine and now I LOVE it! This is seriously the easiest app to get extra money for stuff you already buy. There are both specific brands and non-specific items too. (for example, 20 cents back when you buy a bag of shredded cheese.. it doesnt have to be a specific brand!) You just check what you are buying, scan the barcode, take a picture of your recipet and that is it! There are a TON of alcohol items on here, so if you are drinker you are going to LOVE this app! (I got $10 back for the beer I bought for our pumpkin carving party) You can send your rebates right to your PayPal account, or they have tons of awesome gift cards you can choose as well. Seriously get this app. Also, if you use my referral code you will be on my “team” and we can earn extra bonuses together. (you also get $1 in your account right away and I get money when you redeem a rebate) My code is: vofuxmr
|I have a SLIGHT Ibotta obsession.|
Publix: I know not everyone has Publix where they live, and for that I am very sorry. I love Publix so much and now I am obsessed with their app. I started using it since I can order Publix subs or deli meats before I go to the store. I just set a time and they are already cut and waiting for me in a little refregirated section with my name on it. NO more deli line! I was searching around and realized the app also has digital coupons… with all the same coupons you see in the paper. All I have to do is add the coupons to my account, then when I checkout I just type in my phone number and the coupons are automatically applied and taken off my bill!! No printing, I don’t even have to show the cashier my coupons or anything. Amazing.
|Coupons without clipping? Yes, please!|
There you go. 4 apps that will save you serious money with little to no effort. I know there are a ton of money back apps out there… so if I am missing a good one, please tell me what it is in the comment section!