Your most valuable savings tool is literally right at your fingertips: your cell phone. Today's technology makes it easier than ever to find the best deals available on all your purchases. Even better, download free apps to get cash back on your in-store and online purchases. Start saving now!
Cash Back with Your Store Receipts
Download Ibotta for cash back on the products you purchase in store or online from more than 280 merchants. Save on groceries (ShopRite, Food Lion, Kroger and many others), pharmacy, liquor, travel, and a multitude of online retailers such as Walmart, World Market, QVC and Staples. Simply search and choose from available offers, buy the products, and redeem your savings by linking your store loyalty card or by uploading a photo of your receipt within 48 hours of purchase. Savings are credited to your Ibotta account for transfer to PayPal.
Similarly, Checkout 51 updates its offers list weekly. Just add your chosen offers to your shopping list, then use the built-in camera feature to photograph your receipt to redeem. Receipt Hog is so popular there's a waiting list to join! Download the app and submit photos of your receipts to earn coins that can be traded for Amazon Gift cards, magazines or cash via PayPal, as well as sweepstakes entries.
Start Super Couponing for Big Savings
Find coupons and rebates the easy way with the Groupon Snap app, available for the web as well as Android and iOS. Recent offers included 12% off at overstock.com and $10 off Ancestry.com, as well as discounts at Hotwire, Best Buy, Dell and Home Depot.
Serious savers and newbies alike will want to check out The Krazy Coupon Lady. Their expert shoppers search ads, online coupons and digital rebates for the best offers for everything from clothing to groceries to household items. The terrific website features plenty of useful savings tips, including a Beginner's Guide for Couponing. Subscribe to the e-mail list for tips and hacks, and download the free app to get 60 new deals a day, get coupons on your phone and set up alerts by product or brand.
Easy Cashback on Online Shopping
Save big on your online purchases by shopping through Ebates. Get $10 bonus just for signing up! You'll get up to 40% back on purchases from more than 2500 stores, including big name like Best Buy, Macy's, JC Penney, Kirkland's and Amazon. Every quarter, you'll receive your cash back via check or PayPal.
Find the Best Deal
Be sure that you are getting the best deal in town with ShopSavvy. Simply scan the barcode of any product and compare all the best prices from their huge database of retailers, including Amazon, Target, Walmart and Costco.
A must for Walmart shoppers: the Walmart Savings Catcher. Scan in your Walmart receipt to check for prices at other retailers in your area. If a lower price is found, you get the difference in price as a credit to a Walmart eGift card to use online or with Walmart Pay in store. Easy money!
Link Your Credit and Debit Cards
It doesn't get easier than Dosh. Just securely link your credit and debit cards (you'll start your payouts with $5 for the first card and $1 for each additional card). Pay your purchases with your linked cards at more than 1,000 stores, restaurants, hotels and more. You'll receive a percentage back in your Dosh wallet to be transferred to a bank account, PayPal or as a charitable contribution. Get cash back on dining at such favorites as Pizza Hut, Jack-in-the-Box, and Dunkin', popular online retailers including Walmart and Target, and even hotels and gasoline.