You don’t need big binders or spend ours couponing to maximize our savings at stores. Believe it or not there, are ways that can make couponing easier.
Enter coupon ads. They’re so easy to use it’s pretty much a no-brainer that you at least try some of them out. In fact, some of these apps automate some tasks for you so they not only save you time, but money as well.
That being said, there might be some that are worth your while more than others. Some will have tons of items you’ll actually purchase, while some might have more deals more often. It really depends on your shopping style as well as the stores you like to frequent.
The only way you’ll know if any of these apps will make couponing easier for you is to try them out and see for yourself.
This app allows you take a photo of a paper coupon and turns into a mobile friendly version. All you need to do then is pull it up on your phone when you go to pay. It doesn’t work for manufacturer’s coupons (like ones for individual products you buy at the supermarket) currently, only retailer ones (which are store specific). Still, people who use it claim that it saves them an average of $40 a week.
This app helps you to match current coupons with sales (the kind you find on your weekly circulars) at stores. Right now it’s limited to major chain stores (CVS, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, Walgreens and Target) but it’s a good choice if you frequently shop there.
This is possibly one of the most popular apps because of the sheer number of retailers and the amount of categories there are. Rebates range from cash back from Jet.com, Macys, Costco and other large grocery chains and restaurants. All you need to do is choose rebates you want, complete a short task (which can be anywhere from answering a question to watching a short video) and then you can unlock the rebate. You can redeem rebates for cash (you’ll need a Paypal account) or gift cards.
This app sends coupons right to your store loyalty cards. Simply look through the deals you like and choose the ones you want to redeem. They’re automatically saved to your loyalty card so your rebates are automatically applied when you check out. There number of stores on this app is growing and there are a wide variety of coupons to choose from.
If you’re not sure if you have the correct item, simply scan the barcode to check. You can also enable store alerts so the app can tell you about any coupons when you go into a store.
No matter which app you try, keep in mind that it pays to be loyal to stores. Many couponing apps link to store cards so you can only redeem rebates that way. Or you can only claim your money earned from coupons when you use a certain amount of coupons. Also, some apps point you to paper coupons that you’ll have to print out to redeem.
In any case, give these couponing apps a try and let us know how much you save!