There are so many apps that exist to save money. But, we don’t all have time to go through the App Store to find the perfect one. To make it a little easier for you, I’m sharing seven free apps to save money that I currently use as a busy mom of two. These apps are not complicated and they don’t require planning ahead or a commitment of time (which frankly, as busy moms, we just don’t have much time).
This app is designed to help you budget, manage money, and track your spending. This app is an easy and fast way to make your monthly budget for free. With this app you can see where every dollar is being spent. EveryDollar is based on Dave Ramsey’s plan to beat debt and build wealth.
This app has saved me countless times at the register. It’s a huge collection of in-store coupons. Many times I simply search for the store that I’m currently shopping in, find the coupon, and then use it when I check out. It’s always a win-win to score something for 20% off especially when I planned to buy it without a coupon.
Walmart Savings Catcher
I’ve been using this app for over a year now. I love apps that don’t make my life any more complicated and this is one of those easy to use apps to get money back. You simply scan the receipt and if a competitor advertises a special deal for a lower price, the Savings Catcher gives you the difference. Now, I do recommend scanning your Walmart receipt as soon as you get to the car so you don’t forget. I haven’t earned too much back, but it’s every little bit that counts, right? I consider it a win-win to save enough to splurge on a latte every now and again!
Target’s Cartwheel app is a great way to save money in the store. Just select the offers you want to use and then the cashier will scan your phone at checkout. I’ve also used the scanner in the actual app to scan items in my cart to see if they are on sale. Sometimes, the milk that I have to buy anyways will have a coupon – pretty cool!
This is a great shopping companion app. It gives you points for just walking into your favorite stores. Making purchases also helps so that you can get a gift card that much sooner.
This app allows you to earn cash back on your groceries. Simply select the item you want from the list, take a picture of your receipt, and earn real cash every single time.
Receive cash back with the purchase of alcoholic beverages. It’s so simple to use. Literally, search the deals, snap and upload your receipt and receive a deposit into your account within a few days. I used this app around the holidays and was pleasantly surprised when I’d receive a $3 PayPal deposit shortly after a purchase.
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