Top Money Saving Phone Apps!

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Updated 1/30/15

I taught a class earlier today where someone asked what phone apps I recommended for couponers to maximize their savings, no matter what type of couponer they were (extreme, dedicated, casual, or the if I remember to bring the coupons with me to the store couponer). I have written about all of these apps before, but here are all of them in the same place.


1. Favado  Favado is a mobile savings app that helps shoppers stop overspending by notifying them when their favorite items are on sale. Favado has money saving experts who hand select sales and coupons every week — in more than 65,000 grocery and drugstores nationwide — to enable discovery of the best deals for savings up to 70% on everyday items.


2. IbottaIbotta is a fun and easy way to earn $20 or more each time you go shopping. The more you use it, the better and more personalized your offers become.

Here’s how Ibotta works:

  1. Get the Ibotta app HERE
  2. Pick out the coupons for products you want
  3. Buy your products
  4. Take a picture of your receipt and submit it.
  5. Ibotta will send you cash for your purchases, you can redeem for gift cards for Starbucks, Redbox, and more!
  6. Every time you redeem an offer Ibotta will send you another one!
  7. By using Ibotta it will learn what you like, and will personalize the product coupons it sends you.

3. CheckOut 51:

Here is yet another FREE tool that will help you save even more money while shopping! What if I told you they will pay you for buying the products you already buy!?!

Here is how Checkout 51 works:


  •  Sign up Here (it’s FREE!)
  • See what offers are available on the offer page. New offers are added every Thursday at 12 am and expire the following Wednesday at 11:59 PM (see the offers that go live 1/16 below):


  • After you go shopping, submit your receipt, and get cash back for any of the products that you bought that are on the offer page!!


  • Get a check in the mail once your balance reaches $20!!




Check this app out! A new savings app called Snap gives you money back on some of your every day purchases! This app will work no matter where you shop, and works for BOTH Android and iPhone users! I just scored a $1 for buying a gallon of milk! There are more hot offers like $1 off any loaf of bread (which will make this free at many stores), $2 on Huggies, Chobani savings, and so much more! What are you waiting for get yours now!

5. Walmart Savings Catcher

If you shop at Wal-mart you will like this program that is now working nationwide!


“If a local competitor has a lower advertised price, you get an eGift Card for the difference”

It is actually very simple and only has a few steps

  1. Enter your receipt number or scan the barcode here
  2. Walmart will match the price of any local competitor’s printed ad for an identical product.
  3. If Savings Catcher finds a lower advertised price, you get the difference, back on a Walmart Rewards eGift Card!

You can submit up to 7 receipts per week to Savings Catcher.

There are a few promotions that Savings Catcher do not include: 

  • Items that require a separate purchase to get the advertised price (example: “Buy oatmeal to get cereal for $1.”)
  • Items with no actual price that require a purchase to get a free product (example: “Buy both oatmeal & cereal to get milk for free.”)
  • Items that require a purchase to get a gift card (example: “Buy a 12 pack of paper towels to get a $5 gift card.”)
  • Buy one get one free (BOGO) deals where no item price is listed (example: Peter Pan Peanut Butter, buy one, get one free. Save up to $2.50.”)
  • Going out of business or closeout prices.
  • Percentage off (example: “All mascara, 40% off.)
  •  Online purchases

I am interested to see how this program plays out. This could be very good for consumers. What are your thoughts?



Freebie Friday! Free Rolo Chewy Caramels & South Beach Snack Bars!

Save 100% when you buy ONE (1) 1.7 oz. Rolo® Chewy Caramels in Milk Chocolate Roll. Check back every Friday for a new Freebie!.Expires 2/1/2015.Save 100%.

It’s Friday! That means there are FREE product coupons!! This week save 100% when you buy a FREE Rolo Chewy Caramels in Milk Chocolate Roll, 1.7 oz ! Check back every Friday for a new coupon! In addition to this great coupon, Kroger shoppers don’t forget to grab your coupon for a FREE box of South Beach Diet Snack Bars (5 ct)


Sneak Peek: New Checkout 51 Offers!

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As I mentioned before, Checkout 51  releases a new round of great offers every Thursday at 12 am. Here are the new offers that will go live at 12 am Thursday! New to CheckOut 51? Read all about this great savings tool here:

Any tortilla chips
Any variety of corn-based tortilla chips.
Cash Back: $0.25

This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

Any variety.
Cash Back: $0.25

This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

Any variety of fresh tomatoes. Excludes canned tomatoes.
Cash Back: $0.25

This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

Any variety of fresh limes.
Cash Back: $0.25

This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

Any brand. Excludes frozen varieties.
Cash Back: $0.25

This is part of “Pick Your Own Offer”

Fabuloso cleaners
32 oz or larger, any variety.
Cash Back: $0.75

Any variety. Excludes Pledge® Multi Surface Antibacterial Everyday Cleaner.
Cash Back: $1.00

Buy 2: Mrs. Renfro’s Salsas
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $1.00

Buy 3: Any McCormick Grill Mates® products
Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $1.00

Blue Dragon products
Any variety.
Cash Back: $0.75

Rumford Reduced Sodium Baking Powder
4 oz. and 8.1 oz. canisters.
Cash Back: $0.50

Clabber Girl All Natural Non-GMO Corn Starch
6.5 oz can.
Cash Back: $0.50

Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
17 oz or larger, any variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Buy 2: Nongshim Meal Noodles
Any flavor. Excludes Bowl Noodles and Cup Noodles. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash Back: $0.50

Urban Accents Spice Blends
Any variety. Offer not available for online purchases.
Cash Back: $1.00

Urban Accents Dryglaze Grilling Rubs
Any variety. Offer not available for online purchases.
Cash Back: $1.00

Imagine Chunky Style Soups
Any variety.
Cash Back: $1.00

Nature Valley Nut Crisp Bars
Dark Chocolate Almond or Salted Caramel Peanut varieties only.
Cash Back: $0.50

SebaMed Liquid Face & Body Wash
Any variety. Excludes trial and travel sizes.
Cash Back: $2.00

10 count.
Cash Back: $1.00


Favado: New Features + New Design=Best Grocery Savings App!

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You guys have heard me talk about Favado and how this is the MUST have grocery app for every savvy shopper! Favado has just gotten better! Check out the new features below:

Here are some of the new features of Favado 2.0:


  • Product Images –  This has always been our most requested feature, and we’re finally able to make it a reality! No more guessing at what a product looks like when you’re searching for it on the store shelves.


  • Trending Sales – Favado is an app that’s powered by people. Our “Trending” view shows you the sales at your favorite store, sorted by the number of times they’ve been added to users’ shopping lists. The best deals are at the top, saving you time and money!



  • Instant Coupons – With Favado 2.0, you can start saving in a whole new way with load to card coupons. With the click of a button, you can beam coupons onto your loyalty store reward cards with no clipping or printing required.


What do you think of these new features? New to Favado? Read my article here about this fantastic free app that will help you save even more money while grocery shopping!