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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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top 10 money saving apps

New apps are appearing every month to help us save more on our grocery budget.  Staying up with the latest programs can get tricky!  I also know a number of you got new phones and tablets and are starting fresh.  So here’s my list of top couponing apps to help you start 2015 off great!

Note: These are in no order, so as to be fair to all companies.  Also most of these offer referral incentives to share the app with friends.  The links below are my referral links.  Feel free to sign up and share with all your friends to earn credits.

Top 10 Coupon & Money Saving Apps

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SouthernSavers
I would be crazy to not to list myself here (after all this is my list).  This is your way to find coupons on the go, make shopping lists, track your savings and even use the bar code scanner in the store to help price match deals.

ibotta-app

Ibotta
Head to the store and then earn cash back after your purchase by submitting pictures of your receipt through their app.  You must have a smart phone or tablet device with a camera to use this company.

snap

Snap by Groupon
Works just like Ibotta and other post-shopping apps.  Snap can be frustrating because offers can go very quickly.  While they do payout and are legitimate, I would recommend only buying items that you would have already gotten in case the reward is gone by the time you upload your pictures.  You can submit pictures online and don’t need a mobile device.

berrycart

Berry Cart
Another post-shopping app.  This one focuses only on organic items!

checkout 51

Checkout 51
My favorite post-shopping app!  I know I said no order was given here… but you’ll earn faster with Checkout51 than you will with any other app.  They load all new coupons every Thursday.  Like other apps, go shopping and upload pictures of your receipt through their app or website to earn credit back.

savingstar

SavingStar
This is a company that has been online for ages but just released a new app that makes saving even easier.  Using the app you are able to submit reciepts from Target, Walmart, Dollar General and few other stores that had never been available.

cartwheeltarget

Cartwheel & Target (two different apps for the same store)
If you love Target, you have to get both of their apps.  Cartwheel gives you access to over 500 store sales that are like coupons.  Percentage off coupons that are good on up to 4 of the same items.  They can even be used with store and manufacturer coupons!  The Target app also has additional store coupons that aren’t available online or through text messages.

shrink

Shrink
Yet another post-shopping app.  This is very similar to all the others, but most of their offers aren’t branded.  That means you earn 25¢ back on any purchase of eggs, cheese etc. whatever the offers are at the time.  Use code EUFZLW to get a $1 sign up bonus (note some aren’t seeing this right away).

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Coupons.com
If you have a tablet or phone, this is the only way to print coupons off your phone.  I can’t say I love it, but if you want to print you gotta go here.  There is no way to get zip code specific offers with the app. (On a personal note: printing coupons from the coupons.com page on SouthernSavers is the #1 way that this site remains free, so if you just want to come here and print off your computer that would make me smile).

retail

Retail Me Not
Stepping away from grocery, this app is awesome for finding in-store coupons for retail stores.  If I’m standing in the checkout line at Michael’s I can quickly pull up the app and see all the current coupons.  Most stores will scan the coupons right off your phone, so the app makes it perfect for last minute saving!

    • GUEST

      Yeah I signed up for that Shrink app after checking them out and that code she gave doesn’t earn us a sign up bonus but it earns her $2 every time someone uses it. Her site already google worms us now she capitalizes off of referral codes hmmmm….

      • nancycrom

        And yet you’re on here using her FREE to you website. hmmmm…

      • http://savinsource.blogspot.com/ Suemh

        This is how Jenny can keep this site free for us. I don’t mind her getting paid for all the work she puts into this site. It’s how she makes her living. I have a blog and it is very difficult to keep it up with new information.

      • SmoochTheCook

        Oh, yes, she’s probably making a TON of money off of us…come on now, Jenny has to have a way of paying for all of the MANY things she does for us. She hosts giveaways, spends her precious time even on holidays, bringing us new ways to save. Hmmm…seems to me that if she can make a few bucks (and not even out of my pocket!!!) off of me clicking her link, I’m game! I’d hand her my own money if I had it to give.

        • Sam

          AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Jenn

          I second that! Homeschoolin’ mamas’ gotta pay the bills

        • GUEST

          But it’s misinformation when you say there is a sign up bonus, when it should read Hey guys if you use this code I make $2.

          • jacksonat25

            1. She did post that these links are her referral links.
            2. She also posted that some were not seeing the bonus right away for the Shrink app sign up.
            3. It is possible that the code is no longer valid which would not be Jenny’s fault either.

        • Jessie

          I got my dollar when I unlocked my first reward

      • http://www.southernsavers.com/ Jenny

        It is supposed to give you a bonus for signing up. I’m not sure why
        it’s not working, but feel free to share your code with friends and see
        if it works for them. My guess is that you see the bonus after
        submitting your first rebate (that’s how the other apps do it when they
        run bonuses). You are right that I also earn the same way you can. That is how this site remains free, we employ over 20 stay-at-home moms there is no way I could pay them on my own. I did put that they were my referral links in the top though, trying to not be deceptive.

      • hijo

        So you are here looking for savings, get a link to a savings app you might not have found that easily on your own, get a code for a sign-up bonus, and then complain that the very host keeping up this free site is getting a referral bonus just as you would get after you sign up? She posted it clearly above the links. As Jenny puts it she and her helpers have to make some money (I am totally okay with that) to keep this site up and to provide you with savings as soon as they post somewhere on the internet, or these so convenient and neat shopping lists with coupon match-ups. If you don’t want the ads – try “in-private browsing”.

    • nancycrom

      FYI the Shrink app is only on iphone, but their website says an android version is coming later this month.

      • Abby Schiera

        I just downloaded it on my android, so it is available now. :)

        • nancycrom

          This post was from a year ago. Shrink has been on android for awhile now.

    • SmoochTheCook

      I don’t find many offers on Shrink or Shopmium that are relevent to what I would buy/what’s available in my local stores. I don’t know if anyone else has that issue. Also, they tend to freeze up on me.

      What about SnipSnap? I’ve been wondering about that one for a while now. My kroger won’t take coupons from there anymore, which is a bummer, because there were often $2/$10 produce and things like that. But, is it legit? I mean, essentially, isn’t it a way of using a duplicate of a coupon, making it wrong?

    • carolyn

      I am new to these apps and I have a question- several of them offer the same rebates. Can the same receipts be used on more than one app?

      • Susie

        Yes, you can. They’re all different companies.

        • Carolyn

          Cool! Thanks :)