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Apr 23 2014
4 years ago
11:16 AM MST

Top Smartphone Apps for Saving Money, Organizing Coupons, Getting Rewarded, + More

Apr 23, 2014 @ 11:16 AM MST
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Top Smartphone Apps by Hip2Save

Calling all Smartphone users! Below is a list of the top apps to help you save money, organize your time, put together shopping lists, organize your coupons, and more.

(iTunesAndroid Devices (Google Play) and Kindles)

Of course, I have to start the list with the highly-rated Hip2Save App! 🙂 In addition to bringing you all the latest deals, coupons and freebies, the Hip2Save app offers lots of extras like a budgeting tool, weekly contest, store coupon policies at your finger tips, restaurant deals tab and more! If you haven’t yet, check out my video all about the Hip2Save app!


Shopkick is a FREE location-based shopping app that gives you rewards and offers simply for walking into stores, for scanning products, and for signing up friends.


Just purchase participating products and scan the receipt to earn cash! To get started, head here, create/sign in to your Jingit account, and then click on the iPhone or Android App links to register your phone.


Earn cash back on select purchases made at participating stores (this app is one of my faves! 🙂 ). Head here to checkout my video on how this app works and for a more detailed explanation.

(iTunes and Smartphones running Android 2.2 and up)

Receive exclusive offers available at your local neighborhood stores and try products for free or receive a cash rebate for purchasing select products.


Checkout51 pays you cash when you purchase select items at your local store(s) or even online. Head here for a more detailed explanation on how this app works!


SavingStar offers free 100% digital grocery coupons redeemable at over 24,000 supermarkets and drugstores nationwide. Just head here, create/sign in to your SavingStar account, and then click on the iPhone or Android App links at the bottom of the page.

(iTunes or Android Devices (Google Play))

Viggle allows you to earn real rewards just for watching TV and discovering music. Viggle quickly samples the audio and gives you Viggle Points for checking into a TV show or matching a song. Collect and redeem your Viggle Points for rewards in the Rewards Catalog, including music, gift cards, electronics, entertainment experiences and more.

Swagbucks Mobile App

With Swagbucks mobile, you can get alerted to and input new Swag Codes wherever you are, increase your search and earn potential with Swagbucks Search & Earn for Mobile, answer daily polls, earn reward points by watching videos on the go and more.

(iTunes or Android Devices (Google Play), Android Devices (Amazon) or Windows) allows you to track, budget and manage your money all in one place, so you can see where you’re spending and where you can save. Open an account, add your bank, credit, loan and retirement accounts and Mint will automatically pull in and categorize your transactions.

Target Cartwheel

This is one of my personal favorites and is a must for Target shoppers! Select from hundreds of discounts ranging from 5% to 50% off, and add them to your personalized Cartwheel barcode. Then save on your next Target run by scanning your barcode at checkout. You can use one manufacturer coupon, one Target coupon and one Cartwheel offer per item purchased at your Target store for even more savings. Go here for more info!

(iTunes, Android Devices (Google Play) or Windows)

This app helps you to find the cheapest gas near you by city or zip code (great to use on a road trip!).

(iTunes or Android Devices (Google Play))

The RetailMeNot Coupons app makes it easy to save in store and online with thousands of coupons and deals – search for the coupons you want, check out Today’s Hot Deals and browse the Categories and Trending Deals to find the best offers available.

Grocery iQ
(iTunes or Android Devices – scan the QR code with your Android phone to download the app)

Build shopping lists from the extensive product database using text, barcode, or voice search; sync and share lists with other devices and the website, find related coupons and much more!

Coupon Sherpa
(iTunes or Android Devices (Google Play))

This app gives you access to hundreds of in-store and local coupons for retailers and restaurants. Just present the coupon you want to use to the cashier and they will scan it directly from your mobile device.

(iTunes, Android Devices (Google Play), Windows and Kindles)

Find nearby restaurants with honest restaurant ratings and reviews by consumers and food critics.

(iTunes or Android Devices (Google Play))

Manage and share your daily to-do lists with your colleagues, friends and family to collaborate on anything from team projects to group dinners.

(iTunes or Android Devices (Google Play))

Create, organize and share your shopping lists. Plus, search over 130,000 recipes and easily add ingredients to your list. When it’s time to shop, your list is organized by product category and section of the store so you can then easily check items off as you shop (and when possible, the aisle411 mobile app shows you where to find the items on your list inside the store).

Key Ring Reward Cards
(iTunes or Android Devices (Google Play))

Key Ring puts all your loyalty cards on your phone so they’re there when you need them. Scan and store grocery cards, gym cards, library cards, gift cards etc. Loyalty cards scan straight from your phone at the checkout counter.

Cozi Family Organizer
(iTunes, Android Devices (Google Play), Android Devices (Amazon))

Appy Award Winner for Best Family App and named the top “must-have app for a better life” by The TODAY Show, Cozi includes a shared family calendar, shopping lists, to do lists and more.

ShopShop Shopping List

Create a simple and easy Shopping List to use while you’re in the store.

Xmas Organizer
(Android Devices (Google Play))

Xmas Organizer lets you organize all your Christmas gifts (it’s never too early to start!). Keep track of your ideas, gifts and budget! When you look around for gifts, note them quickly in Xmas Organizer and assign them later to the person you want.

(iTunes, Android Devices (Google Play) or Android Devices (Amazon))

This free grocery list app allows you to add items anytime, see items organized by aisle, and get in and out of the store faster.

(iTunes, Android Devices (Google Play) or Windows)

AroundMe quickly identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest Bank, Bar, Gas Station, Hospital, Hotel, Movie Theatre, Restaurant, Supermarket, Theatre and Taxi.

(iTunes and Android Devices)

iPeriod is the original period tracking app that predicts your future 12 periods, predicts ovulation and fertility, alerts you when your period is expected or late, tracks symptoms and moods and more.

Pandora Radio
(iTunes, Android Devices (Google Play), Windows or Android Devices (Amazon))

This is an essential app for music lovers. Create personalized stations that play only music you’ll love – great for working out. And, lots of readers with little ones love the toddler station!


  • HIP List
  • Print

Have you ever had moments when you're either out of time or out of printer ink, or both, and you really want to keep track of a "Hip" deal or print a valuable coupon in the next day or two? Or what do you do when an outstanding, but pricey, deal is posted and you want to save it for discussion with your significant other? Well, now you're in luck! No more searching through pages of posts to find the coupon or the deal. Simply move the post to your Hip List and access it at your convenience.

How Does the Hip List Work?

It's easy! To use this feature, first head on over here and register and log into your account. Whenever you find a great deal that you want to come back to later at a later time, just click on the HIP List icon located on each post (see images below) and the information will be saved in your account. To remove a post from your HIP List, just click on the HIP List icon and it will be removed.

When logged into your account, you will see the HIP List icon at the bottom of every post if you are viewing in classic view.

If you prefer to view in river view, you will see the HIP List icon located on every post above the post title and to the right.

If you're wanting to print a certain deal, blog post, or the Weekly Store Matchups from your HIP list, click on the small blue printer icon in the upper right corner of the HIP list. This will allow you to customize the information that you want or don't want to include when printing from your HIP list so you're only printing the information that's most important to you! If there are deals (or portions of deals) that you are not interested in printing, just click on the red x button to remove them. To restore a section, click on the green arrow icon in the upper right hand corner.