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Apr 19 2016
2 years ago
3:20 PM MDT

11 FREE Apps That Help You Save BIG

Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:20 PM MDT
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Best Free Apps

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 – 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

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!

  • 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.