One of the biggest spending categories in your budget is groceries. It is one area that we have control over cutting back. These free money saving grocery apps will help cut your spending down.
Most of these apps have been around awhile, but they are new to me personally and maybe new to you also.
I wrote about my online grocery shopping experience here.
Best Free Money Saving Grocery Apps
When I hear about a new grocery app that can save you money, I often wonder if I have to buy things I don’t really want just to save money. That is how I felt about extream couponing. I don’t want to buy things I don’t already shop for. Do you?
I know there is a purpose there and a giving opportunity, but it is not my cup of tea.
I have two least favorite things of all time. One is Laundry and the other is buying groceries and spending too much money.
Today I want to address saving money on groceries through free mobile apps.
Free Grocery Apps
I had heard of this app, but did not understand it until recently. With Ibotta, you download the app, you sign up, choose the stores you purchase from and click on the items you want to save on. It is basically a coupon. You will need to do this weekly because you will need to redeem them in just a few days.
Savings Catcher is one of the free Walmart app’s standout features. It’s essentially virtual price matching, but the price adjustment comes after the purchase.
After a recent Walmart shopping trip, you scan your receipt or enter its code in the Savings Catcher section of the app. The app will then automatically check if other retailers in the area are selling any of the items you bought at a cheaper price. If a lower price is detected, Walmart refunds the difference in Rewards Dollars.
You can now use this with Walmart Grocery Pickup. Instead of scanning the receipt, you would input the numbers from your email receipt into the app.
With over 65,000 stores nationwide, including Target, Kroger, Publix, Walmart, and CVS. We list every item that’s on sale at your favorite store and it’s easy to find the best overall deals or the best prices for the products you normally buy. Favado is the secret trick that’s allowing people to save THOUSANDS on their groceries every year.
Favado is very useful for saving money, keeping a shopping list and finding sales on regularly purchased items. In addition, save time as Favado as users report saving 5 hours per week on their grocery planning!
This app is similar to Ibotta. You can sign up and send in your receipt if you have any of the items they offer with a rebate. These products only have a few days shelf life, so you will need to do this weekly. Once you hit $20 in savings they will send you your refund. You will need to request your check once you reach the amount.
You can also use Checkout 51 and Ibotta at the same time on items and get double cash back.
This Target app is really helpful when you want to price something at Target. It will also tell you if it has an added discount on it through the Target App. Just scan the barcode through your phone while on the Target App.
These are just a few of the Apps available to save on groceries and personal care items in your favorite store.
At least one will become your favorite. It may take 15 minutes to learn how to use each app, but the money you can save will be worth it.
Ebates is not a grocery app per se, but it does include Walmart and a few other stores for different categories, including Macy’s, Groupon, Ulta and more. Once you sign up and redeem your first purchase discount you get a $10.00 credit after you spend $25.00. As in the commercials, you will go to Ebates first, then start shopping at the stores you normally buy at and receive up to 10% cash back. It’s free money. THAT’S A GOOD THING.
Other Money Saving Articles
What Money Saving Grocery Apps are your favorite? Share them in the comments so others can find out about them.
Free Printable Monthly Budget Sheets when you Join the newsletter.
Get the Monthly Budgeting printable sheets when you subscribe to our weekly newsletter.