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How money saving apps can be your secret weapon

money saving apps

Money saving apps can increase your shopping savings tenfold. You'll find that most of the apps require just a bit of effort, selecting offers and scanning in receipts. My favorite apps are linked to your loyalty card and don't even require receipts to be scanned. Read on to find out all about the best money-saving apps out there. 

Using money savings apps successfully

You've most likely already heard about Ibotta. Ibotta is straightforward and simple to use. You'll need to unlock the rebates you're interested in, usually by watching a short video. After purchase, scan the product barcode and your receipt to get credit. You'll find that Ibotta consistently has the most offers available. Ibotta currently supports over 300 stores and offers the ability to link your rewards card with your Ibotta app. You'll have three payout options: PayPal, Venmo, or various gift cards. Ibotta offers teamwork bonuses. 


 SavingStar is an easy-to-use app that will let you rack up the savings. You'll appreciate the low minimum payout of $5. When you're ready to cash out you'll have the option of PayPal, a bank check, your Upromise account, or various gift cards. SavingStar offers a variety of offers, including some that you can earn over time. When you're ready to use SavingStar, simply select the rebates you want, purchase the items, and you're all set. You may find that the rebates are slow to roll in. Since SavingStar links to your rewards cards, you do not need to upload receipts for most stores. 

MobiSave is easy to use and has some pretty significant perks. For starters, you'll love that they don't have a minimum payout. Another bonus is that they pay instantly through PayPal. They also don't restrict you to certain stores. Their rebates work anywhere you can buy the product. MobiSave usually has the smallest amount of offers at any given time, but it's still a worthwhile app that's definitely worth checking out.

Checkout 51 is a solid money-saving app. When you reach $20, you can cash out and they'll mail you a check. Checkout 51 offers are available in a limited quantity. Meaning that if you don't use the rebate quickly enough, you could lose the opportunity. To avoid disappointment, you should load offers right before you shop, and upload the receipt as soon as possible after purchase.

what things should you avoid?

You'll want to avoid trying to redeem every rebate offered. Don't let yourself start buying things that you don't need or want just because it's a good deal. You'll end up with a pile of things you don't want and can't use.  You may not realize it but it will actually cost you a lot of money to chase each and every deal. Make sure you are adding rebates before you are at the store. Most apps require that you add rebate prior to the time of purchase. 

What are you favorite money saving apps? Comment below and let us know!

The Coupon Mentor is not affiliated with ibotta, SavingStar, MobiSave, or Checkout 51. 
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