Grocery shopping is something we all have to do. The United States Department of Agriculture has forecasted that food prices will increase between 1 and two percent in 2018 on average. Certain foods, such as beef, eggs, and cereal will go up even more (2-3%, 4-5%, and 3-4%, respectively). Luckily, there are a number of couponing apps that will help you save big on groceries! Check out our top four picks. You can choose to use just one of them or all of them at once for even more savings!
Ibotta is an app that is available on both Android and iOS devices that allows you to get cash back on your groceries. Ibotta will automatically find supermarkets in your area. Peruse deals on both brand name groceries (such as Coke Zero or Cheerios) and "any brand" items (such as any cereal, milk, eggs, fruits, vegetables, and more). After shopping, just scan a copy of your receipt and get cash back! You can choose whether to get your money via your PayPal or Venmo accounts, or you can redeem it as a gift card.
Coupon Sherpa is good for much more than just grocery stores, but we'll focus on its use at supermarkets today. The app, which is available on both iOS and Android, lets you search for pertinent coupons and save them to your virtual wallet. If the coupon you want has a barcode included, it can be scanned right from your phone. Otherwise, you may need to print out paper coupons. Examples of grocery coupons include $2 off Ben & Jerry's and $6 off any three DiGiorno pizzas!
Checkout 51 will give you cash back when you buy groceries. Simply download the app (available on iOS and Android) and you're ready to get started! New offers are posted every Thursday morning, so you can choose those you like the best, make your purchase at your local supermarket, and upload a photo of your receipt to the app. You'll then earn cash back which will be made available to you once you've reached $20 in your account.
SavingStar is another couponing app we love that is available on both iOS and Android. You can use this app for both brand name items as well as produce. They always feature a Healthy Offer of the Week so you can use your coupons for more than just junk. You can also link your store loyalty cards to this app. In addition to receiving cash back to your bank account or PayPal, you can also use it for a gift card or even donate your savings to charity.
Most people go to the supermarket at least once a week. Why not rack up some savings while you're there? These apps will make couponing a breeze! You'll never need to remember to carry paper coupons with you again. It's a no-brainer: if you like having more money in your wallet, you definitely want to take advantage of these grocery couponing apps!
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