11 FREE Apps That Help You Save BIG

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Did you know that you can earn cash by purchasing products that you are planning to buy anyways (products that you may also be able to score Free or cheap with coupons!) with various grocery apps or just for sharing your shopping insights and observations?! Below are my favorite Free apps that will help save you time and money…



One of my favorite apps! 🙂 With the FREE Ibotta App, you can unlock offers by completing various tasks, such as learning a fact or watching a short video. Then, search for offers in-store by scanning the barcode of items that are buying.

After making a purchase, you can submit a rebate by tapping on “redeem” for eligible items purchased. Then scan the product bar code and submit a picture of your receipt. Go here to watch my detailed video on how to use the Ibotta App.

Find & Save


Find&Save is a FREE app that lets you browse all the sales in your area, all in one place, from retailers such as Macy’s, Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Home Depot, Staples and Best Buy, just to name a few (over 500 stores available). They’ll even tell you when you’re near a store where you can earn cash via their Cash Dash alerts. Then just snap and submit a picture of your receipt and you’ll get paid just for shopping! Browse the latest sales, deals and coupons, and make your cash go even further.

*NOTE – Be sure to use referral code WXH6 when signing up.



Shopkick is a FREE location-based shopping app for iTunes or Android devices that gives you rewards and offers simply for walking into stores, for scanning products, and for making purchases.

Once you are a Shopkick user, you can collect kickbucks and bonuses at millions of stores and restaurants in America including Macy’s, Target, Best Buy, JCPenney and more. You can then redeem your kickbucks for rewards for various gift cards, such as Target, Starbucks, Best Buy, and more!

Checkout 51

Checkout 51

Browse through the different Checkout 51 offers available and buy participating items from the “Offer List.” Upload a photo of your entire receipt using the app or website (it is recommended that you upload your receipt immediately after purchase since there are only limited quantities of offers available).

When your account reaches $20, you can cash out and they’ll mail you a check. Note that offers go live on Thursdays at 12AM in each time zone and they expire the following Wednesday at 11:59PM in each time zone. You must submit the receipts while the offers are live.


Shrink App

Get cash back with the FREE Shrink App whenever you purchase select items at the grocery store AND earn rewards for buying certain items as well. Shrink recommends items based on your preferences (and you earn cash for trying these products!); and if you buy these items multiple times, you can even unlock loyalty rewards!

Browse through Shrink’s offers and click the Reserve button to claim the offers you like before they’re gone. After you’ve purchased the item(s), just snap a picture of your receipt. Once you have reached a total of $20, you can redeem your cash back via Paypal.



Want to discover new products at your local store for FREE or at a reduced cost?  🙂 The FREE Shopmium App, available for both iPhones and Smartphones running Android 2.2 and up, allows you to do just that! Even sweeter, enter the referral code GHUEYUVP when signing up to snag a FREE Lindt Chocolate Bar!

Shopmium offers up exclusive offers available at your local neighborhood stores and allows you to try products for free or to receive a cash rebate for purchasing select products. Just buy the product at your local store, take a picture, submit your receipt and get your refund! Go here for more details.


Saving Star

View offers on your mobile app or online – there are often 100% cash back “surprise” freebies during the month. Then, use your registered card at checkout as you normally do. For receipt-scan stores, take a picture of your receipt and submit through the SavingStar app or website.

Note that discounts are not received at checkout but will be posted in your account within 2-22 days depending on the store. In addition to cashing out your earnings using your bank account or PayPal, you can use your earnings to score Starbucks eGift Cards, AMC Theatres eGift Cards and iTunes Gift Codes.


MobiSave App

With the FREE MobiSave app, you can add offers to your account and redeem then at ANY store! You can submit your receipts and will get paid via PayPal within 24 hours. There are no inactivity fees, no minimum threshold for payouts, and you can browse offers with or without a phone signal. Go here for more details.

Target Cartwheel


If you shop at Target often, you’ll want to be sure and download the FREE Cartwheel Savings App! Just head over here, sign in/register for an account and then add the offers you want (the number of offers you can save to your account will vary by user). Then just print out or show your unique barcode on your mobile device at checkout and the applicable savings will be deducted.

You can manage your Cartwheel list from anywhere – Cartwheel.com on any web browser, from your desktop, or on your mobile device. The offers will be valid on specific items and each Cartwheel offer may be used for up to a maximum of 4 qualifying items per offer per transaction, unless otherwise noted. There is a limit of 1 Cartwheel barcode per transaction and 6 Cartwheel transactions per day.

Key Ring

Tired of carrying around tons of store loyalty cards? Download the FREE Key Ring App and you can eliminate the store loyalty cards you’ve got hanging off your keys – just scan them straight from your phone at the checkout counter. Once you add your supermarket loyalty card, you can browse coupons specific to your store. Just scan the bar code on your loyalty card to add to the app.

With Key Ring, you can even browse weekly ads from your area right within the app! Just “pin” items or promotions within the weekly ad and add them to your shopping list. You can even share the list with your husband, and have him do the shopping! 😉


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Another one of my favorite apps! 😉 The FREE Hip2Save App is available for iPhones/iPad/iPod Touch, Android and Kindle devices. 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, hot offers alert and more! Plus, each week, I will choose one Hip2Save App User to win a $50 Amazon eCard!

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Comments 144

  1. Ella

    I use ibotta and would love to join a team. Does anyone know how I can add teammates?

    • sarah

      I have no teammates either!!

      • Stephanie G

        •Ibotta $10 Bonus Referral Code DDKXFAC
        •Ibotta $10 Bonus Sign up Link: https://ibotta.com/r/ddkxfac
        **MUST submit your 1st unique Rebate within 7 days of signing up (‘any brand’ offers won’t wualify you for your $10 Bonus, all other offers will)
        •Shopkick 250 point ($1) Referral Code: COOL344123
        **Must Sign up with referral code to receive bonus, MUST complete your 1st walk-in or scan within 7 days of signing up.
        •Fetch Rewards 1500 points ($1.50) referral code: JU2RT
        **MUST sign up W/ referral code, and submit one receipt to receive you’re 1500 point bonus ($1.50 value)

    • sarah

      Do u have to have Facebook? Cause I dont

    • Marbrisa

      You can add me as a friend on Facebook and that will add me as your teammate. I have a very good team! 🙂

      • Jessica

        I want to get I your team mines is non-existent lol please email me jessandcoe@gmail.com

  2. Candice

    My favorite by far is the hip2save app! I check it at least 10 times or more a day!!! I also stuff my phone in everyones face I see and say you gotta get this app too lol 😉

  3. Candice

    Yeah I would love to make a team with anyone else who is interested if we can figure out how lol

    • sarah

      I have no teammates either

    • sarah

      Think I have to add as a referral? I have no idea. I don’t have Facebook. I see that as only option?

    • Ruby

      I believe when you use a Referal code they become part of your team. If someone can use my Referal link below and test it out I can let you all know.


  4. NolaGirl

    Add Favado & Flipp to the list.

  5. Candice

    Ibotta team link code
    I think if we make a team we all make money off each other right?

    • sarah

      Do u have to have Facebook? Cause I dont. I see that you can’t add teammates without Facebook unless they signed up via your referral…

  6. sarah

    Your team, which can be found by selecting the menu icon and viewing Teamwork, consists of all of your Facebook friends that have an Ibotta account and have linked their Facebook with their account. To be on another Ibotta user’s team, you need to be friends on Facebook. It’s as simple as that! Once you are Facebook friends, you should see each other added to your respective teams within a 24 hour time frame.

    The team is utilized to complete Teamwork bonuses, of which there is a new teamwork program each month. By working as a team, you can all earn even more cash back together!

    ***NOTE: Your team will also include any successful friend referrals as well as your referring invite to Ibotta if you used one. If you are seeing an individual on your team that you are not Facebook friends with, it is likely that they are one of your referrals or your referring invite.

  7. NotSwank

    Love the list, but one missing is Paribus, you literally don’t have to do anything once it’s setup. What it does is monitor your purchases at larger chains via email confirmations, then it watches for price drops. If one exists it will submit a request in your behalf. The credit goes back on the same form of payment and then Paribus bills you for their share. You can try it for free using my referral code: X1tBSK

    I’ve been using it for a few months and just in the last few days got $25 back due to price drops, it works great for Amazon and Newegg in particular!

  8. Venessa

    I have the Find & Save app but I can’t get the location to turn on on my iPhone. It says go to location services and set it to on, but the app doesn’t show up.

    Has anyone else had that problem? And if so how do I fix it?

  9. yoly

    totally love h2s! also, I’ve been using ibotta a lot!! don’t have facebook but would really appreciate if someone used my code/ joined my team. pls use code trjaaxg👍

  10. KAK

    I use Find&Save to get cash back when I shop and you should too! Please use my code QJKS when you first open the app. https://fns.co/ZYcc/NdusHSCols

    • MrsFelix1004

      I used your code here is mine if someone would like to use mine. WX35. Thanks!

  11. KAK

    Check out Ibotta to get cash back! Use my referral code, h2ryq, and you can earn an extra $10. Sign up at https://ibotta.com/r/h2ryq

  12. Abbey

    I love all of these! Thanks for the recommendations of Mobisave and receipt Pal. Excited to try some different ones. I’ve felt like some have lulled for me in offering things that I purchase. I also love mpoints and mplaces. You get points for checking into places which turns into gift cards! To check in you just have to be within 0.12mi from location and be in wifi. I can go sit in a parking lot and check into a bunch of places.

    Also here is my shopkick link

    And my Find and Save code KDCP

    I also have a team with Ibotta if anyone wants to join.

  13. Meagan M

    If anyone is going to try out the Shrink App please you my referral code VLBING thank you! 😊 I just downloaded it so we will see how it goes.

    • Judy

      I used your code 🤑

    • Jessica

      I used you code for Shrink! If someone could use mine that would be awesome 😊 XOTJWM

  14. Pam

    I also use BerryCart from time to time—it has more healthy food options.

  15. Pam

    Recently joined Ibotta and love it! Feel free to join my team – just use referral code: gpobtjq


  16. Mary

    Ella I just used your referral for YAARLO so if someone will please use mine when signing up MARYSCOT432 thanks so much we can both get a bonus.

    • Nichele

      I just used your referral link. If someone wants to use mine for Yaarlo that would be great. NICHELEB451

  17. mari

    I use yaarlo! My link is MARIBELM528. Thanks!!!!

    • MARY

      Thank you Mari for using my link.

  18. MARY

    Does some one have a link for Receipt Pal they want to share? Also, on Mobi if you say redeem an item one week will it ever reappear a few weeks later or is it a one time and that’s it forever for it, like bananas >

  19. Renee

    I’m looking to join an ibotta team. Do we all need to be the same area? If so, I’m in the Chicago suburbs. Let me know if I can join your team! Thanks!

    • Sue

      You do not have to be from the same area. My team seems to do well if you would like to join it. My referral code is OASG.

  20. dealhousewife

    Shopmium just changed how they do the rebates and from what stores they accept receipts – eliminating my use for them. :/

  21. nisha

    1. Hey New IBotta Users
    Sign up fast because now Ibotta is giving 10$ to new users at the time of sign up with some referral link/code.Only redeem one rebate and check your balance. Hurray Grab you FREE 10 bucks and I will get 5$!!!
    Here is my referral link:
    or code: qzp8w

    * Make sure : redeems a rebate within 10 days of signing up to earn Welcome Bonus.

    2. Shrink (2$) (Referral code: HMKBWA

    (You get $2 as a bonus)
    (Similar to Ibotta and Checkout 51)
    Receipt submission within 10 days

    3. Shopmium (2$) (Referral Code: HUFFKHWJ

    (Less rebates, can’t compare with Ibotta)But yes worthy Rebates
    (You get a free Lindt chocolate bar)
    Receipt submission:you have at least 30 days and may be more

    4. Find&save :
    (Referral code: QTBF
    weekly deals(time duration in app only)

    Would be so sweet of yours to use my referral link!

    Thanx 🙂

  22. Venus

    Hello Everyone!

    $$$$$$$$. I absolutely love the Ibotta app and have earned over $95 in a very short amount of time . Copy and paste my referral code fssgahm into the Ibotta link: https://ibotta.com/r/fssgahm to join my team then email me at VenusmurphySLP@gmail.com and I can teach you additional ways to save on your groceries and other items to quickly boost your Ibotta earnings rewards. I hope to hear from many of you soon.

    Enjoy and happy savings !

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