This is a comprehensive list of the best money saving apps. These apps will help you:
- save money
- manage your finances
- make smarter shopping decisions
- find great deals on the go
- improve your financial health
Mint – I have mentioned this app in some of my budget articles. It’s a really great money manager app. It helps you spend smarter and save more. Easily pull all your accounts, cards and investments into one place so you can track your spending, create a budget, receive bill reminders, and get customized tips for reducing fees and saving money. Available on iOS and Android.
Goodbudget – is a personal finance app for budget planning and is perfect for sharing a budget with a spouse, family member, or friend because it allows you to sync across multiple devices. Provides reports on income and spending to help you develop a budget. Goodbudget is based on the envelope (virtual) budget method that many people have had success with. Available on iOS and Android.
Pocket Expense– Pocket Expense brings all your financial accounts together, categorizes your transactions, tracks all your bills, lets you set budgets and helps you achieve your savings goals. In just minutes, you’ll see where your money is going and where you could save money. Available on iOS.
Level Money– With this app, you get a personal spending guide, can create your own spending trackers and gain insights into all your financial transactions. Available on iOS and Android.
Credit Karma – I love this app. For anyone struggling with their credit or trying to improve it, this is a handy app to have because it lets you track your credit store. You can view free credit reports, credit scores, and daily credit monitoring. Available on iOS and Android.
Spending Tracker – Similar to other personal finance apps, it helps you save money by tracking your spending and managing your budget. Available on iOS and Android.
Credit Tracker – This app lets you quickly access your Experian credit report, FICO® Score, and monitor your credit. Your credit report and FICO Score are automatically updated for you each day you sign in to the app, ensuring you always have today’s up-to-date credit information at your fingertips. Available on iOS and Android.
EZ Financial Calculators – Many different calculators included: TVM Calculator, Currency Converter, Loan Calculator, Compound Interest Calculator, Retirement/401k Calculator, Credit Card Pay Off Calculator, Tip Calculator, Annual Percentage Rate (APR) Calculator, Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator, Auto Loan Calculator, Auto Lease Calculator, IRR NPV Calculator, Unit Conversion, Percentage Calculator, Daily Budget. Available on iOS and Android.
Digit – This is a very popular finance app. It is a free, effortless way to save money without thinking about it. Every few days, Digit checks your spending habits and saves a few dollars from your checking account if you can afford it. Available on iOS.
Penny – Explains your spending and income with friendly messages and simple, beautiful graphs.Tracks your month to month spending to help you save and budget. Shows all of your transactions across all of your accounts. Tracks your upcoming bills and credit card payments and reminds you when they’re due. Available on iOS.
WalletHub – Similar to Credit Karma and Credit Tracker. WalletHub’s features include: free credit scores with daily updates, customized credit-improvement tips, free TransUnion credit reports, free 24/7 credit monitoring to warn you of identity theft and fraud, and personalized savings alerts so you’ll never overpay for financial products. Available on iOS.
Simple – Simple is online banking with built in tools to easily budget and save. It’s the whole idea of banking, remade with beautiful design, no fees (we don’t charge those). Set goals, know what’s safe to spend, free transfers, mobile deposits and more. Available on iOS and Android.
Wallet Budget Tracker – is a comprehensive income and expenses tracker with reliable cloud synchronization, high safety and the unique option to manage your home finance (balance, cash flow, shopping lists, budgets, debts, warranties etc.) together with your partner or family. Access your data from your phone, tablet, Android Wear watch or computer. Available on Android.
Shopkick – This is one of my favorite shopping apps. Basically, you get free gift cards just for your normal shopping. Here’s how: Walk in to stores near you. Get kicks just for walking into stores like Target, Walmart, Macy’s, Best Buy, American Eagle and more. Want to get even more kicks? Scan featured items in-store and make purchases with your linked credit card to really rack up the rewards! Redeem kicks for your choice of free gift cards! Available on iOS and Android.
Ibotta – This is another app that I highly recommend. Save money on your everyday purchases with cash back rewards. With hundreds of dollars in exclusive savings and discounts, no app gets you more money back every time you shop. Ibotta lets shoppers use a single app to get cash back on purchases at more than 500,000 stores and restaurants. Ditch the coupons and go shopping to save on all things grocery, pharmacy, clothing, beauty, dining, electronics, and even your favorite beer, wine, and spirits. Available on iOS and Android.
Walmart Savings Catcher – Save every time you shop at Walmart with this app. See my previous post for more information.
Target Cartwheel – Mobile savings app that makes saving money on the things you already buy at Target fun. Choose your savings from hundreds of offers. Search, browse or even scan items in store to find offers, then add the offers to your personalized Cartwheel barcode. Save on your next Target run by scanning your barcode at checkout in store. Use the discounts as many times as you like before they expire. You can even stack Cartwheel on top of your Target REDcard discount and other coupons! Available on iOS and Android.
OneReceipt – OneReceipt is the free and simple way to store all of your email and paper receipts. It also can let you see your receipts in your credit card or bank statements. You can use OneReceipt to capture and automatically store both your email and paper receipts. Email receipts have the ability to be added automatically. For paper receipts, just snap a picture and we handle the rest. Some bonus features are: shipping status, return status and monthly spending summary. Available on iOS.
Black Friday 2016 Ads – I always save for months for Black Friday to get major discounts on clothing, home decor, christmas gifts, electronics, etc. This app has helped me maximize my savings on Black Friday. It collects all the Black Friday ads from major retailers. One of the more handy features is that you can search for specific items like “flash drives” and it will display all the ads that contain flash drives so you can easily find out where the best deal is. You can also browse by category or by store, add items to your wish list and access the best Black Friday coupons. If you are a Black Friday shopper, you definitely need this app! It will save you so much time and money. Available on iOS and Android.
Snap by Groupon – is a great way to save extra money online and instore at places where you shop every day. With tens of thousands of digital offers––spanning more than 50 categories––available in our marketplace, Snap is your complete source for savings at the top brands and stores in the United States and Canada. Available on iOS and Android.
Shop Your Way – If you are a Kmart shopper, then you should download this app. I have gotten at least $50 redeemed for reward points for shopping there. Essentially, its like any other rewards program. Through the app, you can see current deals, special offers, and member only benefits. Available on iOS and Android.
Slickdeals – Slickdeals is the largest deal-sharing community on the Web. Millions of people regularly use the Slickdeals app for shopping and to share and rate the best deals and coupons for their favorite stores like Kohl’s, Walmart, and Macy’s. If there’s a deal, coupon, rebate, promo or freebie out there, we have it on the Frontpage. Available on iOS and Android.
Flipp – Flipp is the essential app for your weekly shopping. Search circular deals and coupons by item, brand, or category to quickly find the best deals on your weekly essentials and make saving money super easy. Flipp is the only app that matches local circular deals with coupons from the brands you love to bring you the most savings. Simply add loyalty cards from your favorite stores on to Flipp and then clip coupon deals to your card for instant savings at checkout. To keep you on track of your weekly shopping, Flipp’s ultimate shopping list will help you plan ahead by finding what’s on sale and stay organized in-store. Flipp brings you the latest weekly ads from 800 more retailers. You can save 20-50% on the items you need every week. Save money on your favorite brands with coupons. Available on iOS and Android.
Plenti – I don’t know too much about this rewards program, but I do know I save 17% off AT&T bill every month through Plenti so that makes it an awesome program in my book! It lets you earn points at one place and use them at another, all with a single card. You can save on gas, groceries and thousands of brand-name products for your family. Join for free, and start saving with AT&T, Exxon, Macy’s, Mobil, Nationwide, Rite Aid and more. The app needs some improvement on iOS though. Available on iOS and Android.
ShopAtHome – Shopping online? Earn cash back at your favorite online stores! 350,000+ coupons at 58,000+ stores and websites and Cash Back Rewards at thousands of stores & services. Shopping in store? Bring in ShopAtHome coupons to save big! Free rewards, coupons and huge savings from major retailers. Available on iOS and Android.
Slice – Slice saves shoppers real money with helpful Price Drop Alerts, which tell you when you are eligible for a refund when something you’ve bought is subject to a price adjustment. This has helped our users save hundreds of thousands of dollars, with the average price drop putting $25 back in your pocket. Slice tracks your spending habits so you can see how much you’re spending, on what, making it easy to keep an eye on your budget. This app also automatically grabs tracking numbers from your email and tracks the location of your packages. Available on iOS and Android.
Weekly Ads & Sales – Similar to flip. With weekly ads for 96,000+ stores for over 100 major retailers accessible in seconds – it’s easy to save money, and a few trees! Available on iOS
PriceJump – Find the absolute lowest price in seconds. Just scan a barcode or type in your search to compare prices from stores near you and over 5,000 online retailers — including Amazon.com. Available on iOS
Shopmium – Exclusive offers in your nearby stores: discount up to 100%! Save money with great deals and try products at reduced prices. Daily discounts and freebies on food, beverages, grocery, cosmetics… Available on iOS and Android.
ShopSavvy – Scan any barcode or search for any product and we’ll show you who has the best prices. We have more stores than anybody. More than 40,000 last time we checked including Macy’s, Target, Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, and Newegg. Use our scanner while you’re out shopping to make sure you’re getting the lowest prices. Scan a product and we’ll find you the best deal. Available on iOS and Android.
CardStar – I don’t know about you, but I have tons of reward keychain cards that I have to flip through every time I’m at the store (ex: Walgreens, Winn-Dixie, PetSmart, CVS etc.) so this app saves time and helps keep me more organized by storing my loyalty, rewards, and membership cards in one easy to use app. You also receive free offers and coupons through the app. Available on iOS and Android.
RetailMeNot – This app has saved me money many times! I always check it before I buy something and usually I find a discount to use. This award-winning app makes it easy to save with thousands of deals at your favorite stores and restaurants! Why pay full price when you can take advantage of huge discounts, sales and promotions at top retail stores? They have the online codes and printable coupons you need to save big—or simply show your phone at checkout! Available on iOS and Android.
Valpak Local Coupons – Wherever you go, coupons will follow you with the coupon app from Valpak®. Start saving today with the Valpak® local coupons app. As the trusted leader in neighborhood value, Valpak now delivers local coupons right to your iOS device. Get exclusive coupons for restaurants, auto care, entertainment, beauty, home & garden, health & medical, professional services and retail shops near you! Valpak helps people save, businesses grow and neighborhoods thrive. Open the neighborhood with Valpak! Available on iOS and Android.
Crazy Coupon Lady – Couponing just got a whole lot easier! Find your favorite stores including Target, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, Costco, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Whole Foods and Publix using our handy geolocation. Quickly browse over 60 new deals per day and search thousands of coupons from sources like Coupons.com, Ibotta, and Checkout 51 in seconds! Create a shopping list, store your coupons and sync across multiple devices to cut your grocery bill in-half! That’s KRAZY smart savings! Available on iOS and Android.
Coupon Sherpa – Saving money has never been easier thanks to the free Coupon Sherpa app. Revolutionize your shopping experience with access to thousands of in-store, local and online coupons for your favorite retailers, restaurants and shops. Just present the coupon you want to use to the cashier and they will scan it directly from your mobile device. Now wherever you have service or Wi-Fi, you have access to amazing coupons and discounts. Available on iOS and Android.
Ebates – Shop and save online at over 2,000 stores with coupons and promo codes – all while earning Cash Back! Ebates pays you to shop online! Shopping on your phone is easy and hassle-free with the free Ebates app. There’s no rebate form to fill out and no points or miles to redeem. All you need to do is shop through the app to earn Cash Back! Browse hot deals, coupons, and promo codes, and click “”Shop”” to immediately activate Cash Back. Earn up to 40% Cash Back. Available on iOS and Android.
Coupons.com -With the Coupons.com app grocery shoppers can print coupons right from your phone, the grocery offers are valid at ANY retailer so you can save immediately! It’s also a cinch to save with thousands of deals and savings on your favorite brands like Tide, Bounty, Cheerios, Kraft, Kellogg’s, Campbell’s, Dole, Betty Crocker, M&M’s, Perdue, Crest, and Pantene. Get handy alerts for great offers near you while you’re out shopping. Available on iOS and Android.
Shopular -Coupons, online cash back, weekly ads, promo codes and markdown items from your favorite stores, updated daily. Retailers covered include: Target, Walmart, Kohl’s, Starbucks, CVS, Walgreens, Macy’s H&M, Forever 21, Express, Hollister, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabrics, Costco, Gap, Old Navy, Best Buy, Dollar General and many, many more! Available on iOS and Android.
Checkout 51 – Earn cash back when you buy your favourite brands. You can purchase the products on offer at any grocery store including Walmart, Superstore, Costco, Safeway, and many more. No more flipping through massive coupon booklets to find good deals and arguing with the cashier and holding up the rest of the line. Available on iOS and Android.
SnipSnap -Never forget a coupon at home again! The biggest collection of in-store coupons of any app. Toss out the scissors and let your iPhone camera do the clipping. Simply snap a picture of a printed offer, and SnipSnap magically converts all the text, images and barcodes into a mobile-optimized offer, which you can redeem off your screen. The app works at many national retailers, though not for manufacturer coupons (yet). You can also snip from or follow our featured coupon bundles, and search our massive database of coupons to find one on demand. Available on iOS and Android.
Food Coupons – Coupons for your Favorite Restaurants plus Money Saving deals for Nearby Restaurants. We have the best savings for your favorite restaurants including AppleBees’s, Burger King, Domino’s, McDonald’s, Olive Garden, Papa Johns, Starbucks, and many others. Find great food nearby plus save money too. Deals for 50,000+ local restaurants nationwide. Available on iOS and Android.
GeoQpons – GeoQpons is the only coupons and shopping app which combines in-store and online coupons, promo codes, clearance sales, shopping list and loyalty cards for shopping at stores like Target, Walgreens, Kohls, Michaels, Macy’s, Best Buy, Walmart, Costco, Nordstrom, Meijer, CVS Pharmacy, Kohl’s, Bath and Body works, Gap, Old Navy, Office Depot, Toys R Us, Netflix, Nordstrom, Costco and Starbucks. We update coupons daily for retailers such as Aeropostale, Athleta, American Eagle, Hot Topic, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Footlocker, Hobby Lobby, Macy’s, JCPenny, Express, Hollister, Forever21, Sears, Walmart, Kohl’s, Home Depot, Lowes, Michael’s, Victoria Secret, Ulta, Camping World, Walgreens, Sephora and many more. Available on iOS and Android.
The Coupons App – Unbelievable coupon discounts at your favorite stores, restaurants & gas stations – coupons always at your fingertips, everywhere you go! Shop free samples, discounted gas, coupons, weekly ads & store flyers, promo codes and markdown items from your favorite stores, updated daily. Retailers covered include: Forever 21, Target, Walmart, H&M, Walgreens, Hobby Lobby, Hollister, Best Buy, Macy’s CVS, Joann Fabrics, Kohl’s, Express, Starbucks, Michaels, Costco, Gap, Old Navy, Dollar General and many, many more! Available on iOS and Android.
Raise – Shop discounted gift cards for thousands of brands and sell your unwanted cards for cash on Raise, the world’s largest gift card marketplace. Sell Gift Cards for Cash. Buy discounted gift cards for brands like Macy’s, Home Depot, Walmart, Regal Cinemas and more. Redeem cards instantly in store and online with the Raise Mobile Wallet. Available on iOS and Android.
Groupon – I’m sure you’ve heard of Groupon, but if you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend it. We have a limited entertainment budget so I rely on Groupon to find cheap things to do. Last week, I got two $5 movie tickets on there! Also, if you are on a budget vacation, Groupon is perfect for that too — they offer huge discounts on local activities and restaurants. Download the Groupon app to start saving on everything you’re looking for—from right next door to across the globe. Whether you’re shopping for the latest fashion trends, craving a new restaurant in town, or spending work meetings daydreaming about tropical travel, a daily replenishment of deals delivers all the discounts you like. Every deal is available to use immediately, so you’re never more than a few taps away from a relaxing massage, tickets to the night’s hottest event, or a chance to eat a whole pizza by yourself. Available on iOS and Android.
Living Social – Very similar to Groupon. I use them both. If I don’t find a something on one then I will on the other! Discover and save up to 80% on amazing events, activities, and unique products with LivingSocial’s free app for your phone. Local Experiences & Events Tasting menus at local restaurants, spa massages, live concerts, and other popular businesses and can’t-miss events. Amazing travel packages and hotel deals from all-inclusive vacations abroad to relaxing weekend breaks nearby. Huge deals on home décor, fashion, jewelry, makeup, fitness gear, and other unique products for pampering yourself. Available on iOS and Android.
Restaurant.com – Restaurant.com is an easy way to get dining deals on the go. There are thousands of deals nationwide that never expire and can be exchanged anytime. Search by current location, city or zip. Then, buy a deal and use instantly! Get the most from the Restaurant.com app: Find Deals on the Go, Use Certificates at the Restaurant, Receive Exclusive Offers, Redeem Gift Cards, Save While Traveling. Available on iOS and Android.
BerryCart – BerryCart offers coupons, deals, and discounts on healthy foods in the form of cash back rebates. Looking for deals on foods that are All Natural, Organic, Gluten-Free, non-GMO, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan or Kosher? Eating healthy can be expensive. That’s where BerryCart comes in. When you read a fact, rate a product, or take a 1-question survey, you unlock a cashback discount that you can redeem after buying the product. It’s like a rebate, but without all the paperwork and hassles. Go shopping, snap a picture of your receipt, and earn cash back rewards. Take your money out with a Paypal account or we’ll send you a gift card are various retailers. Available on iOS and Android.
Kids Eat Free App – Instantly find Kids Eat Free Restaurants near you. This app connects you to an ever-growing database of restaurants that offer discounted kids meals and kids eat free specials. Download the application today to become part of our community and find, add, verify and flag specials near you. Available on iOS.
Grocery IQ – Grocery shopping made quick and easy with the features you expect from the #1 grocery shopping list app. Build lists from our extensive product database using text, barcode, or voice search; sync and share lists with other devices and the GroceryiQ.com website; find related coupons and much more! Search free coupons, view recommended coupons, print, email or add coupons to your store loyalty card. Available on iOS and Android
Grocery Pal – find weekly sales at your local supermarkets and discount stores. Saves you the time of checking each individual store’s weekly ad and allows you to compare prices of different stores. Has dozens of stores in its database including ALDI, Walmart, Dollar General and many more. Available for iOS and Android.
Apples2Oranges– if you bulk shop at stores like Sam’s Club, Costco or BJ’s, then this app is for you! It does price comparisons and conversions. For example, it can tell you whether 150 feet of wrapping paper for $3.99 is cheaper than 18 meters for $2.99. It saves you the effort of having to do a lot of math in your head. Available for iOS.
Anylist – Grocery lists are an important part of saving money on grocery bills. This app makes grocery lists simple and hassle free. No need for a pen and paper! Don’t worry about forgetting your grocery list with this app. It goes where your phone does! See my previous post for detailed information about this app.
Pepperplate – Planning your meals will also help save you money on your grocery bill. Pepperplate will manage your recipes, create menus, shop with ease and cook like a pro. Available on all devices.
Gasbuddy – This app is a lifesaver for road trips or if you just moved and you aren’t familiar with the area! I’ve saved so much money on gas with it. Find Cheap Gas Prices. Save money and time by sharing gas prices nearby. A chance to win $100 in gas money daily. Features: Community of 56 million drivers, find cheapest gas near you, report gas prices to help other people find cheap gas, chance of winning $100 of gas every day, earn points for reporting gas prices, earn awards for posting gas prices, save money every time you fill up at the cheapest stations. Available for iOS and Android.
Hopper – This is a relatively new app. I haven’t had the opportunity to try it yet, but I plan to try next time I fly. It’s received a lot of positive reviews so far. According to it’s description on iTunes, “Save up to 40% on your next flight. Hopper analyzes billions of flight prices daily to predict how prices will change, advising you to buy or wait.The bunny constantly monitors prices to find great deals, and notifies you the instant you should book your trip. Plus, Hopper sends you personalized tips + deals, and makes booking your flight a breeze. Available for iOS and Android.
BestParking – Handy app for when you are in a big city that charges for parking e
verywhere. It helps you save on parking and budget for parking fees. Find the cheapest and most convenient parking facilities in 105 cities & 115 airports throughout North America. Save hundreds of dollars! BestParking has the most accurate data of any parking application and backs up this claim by offering a $5 Starbucks eGift to any user who reports inaccurate information. Available for iOS and Android.
Roomer – Roomer is the place where people can book hotel rooms at incredible discounts from other people who had to cancel their trips. If you’re stuck with a hotel reservation that you can’t use, you can sell it on Roomer instead of losing all your money to cancellation fees and nonrefundable booking rates. On the flip side, if you’re looking for a great deal on a hotel room, book one of our exclusive listings and save up to 80% on your next vacation. It’s a win-win situation for everybody. Talk about good karma! Available for iOS and Android.
Waze – Why is this a money saving app? Because it helps you save on gas! Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join drivers in your area who share real-time traffic & road info to save time, gas money, and improve daily commuting for all. Just by driving with Waze open, you’re already contributing tons of real-time traffic information to your local community. You can also actively report accidents, police traps and other hazards you see on the road. Get road alerts along your route and find the cheapest gas prices around you shared by the community. Available for iOS and Android.
FreePrints – Print photos quickly, easily and for FREE… No subscriptions. No commitments. Just free prints! FreePrints lets you order FREE 4×6 photos – right from your phone! Printed on your choice of deluxe glossy or premium matte photo paper, you’ll get FREE professional-quality pictures, delivered to your door within days, for just the price of shipping and handling. And we never compromise when it comes to quality. At FreePrints we only use photo paper from Kodak and Fujifilm. Available for iOS and Android.
RepairPal – Whether it’s an auto emergency, a roadside breakdown, or just a small problem, RepairPal can help. The award winning RepairPal app tells you the right price to pay for your repair, finds you a great mechanic in the area, tracks all your repairs, and gives you one-touch access to roadside assistance. Available for Android
P2K Money – This app teaches kids about money. In the current financial climate, it’s important that your kids understand the value of money and the responsibilities necessary in handling it; but is there a best way to engage them on how to make the right choices with their money? That’s the purpose of P2K Money. This is an easy-to-use iPhone app for parents to teach their kids about managing money with tools that allow you to oversee budgeting, spending, savings, and a wishlist. Available for iOS.
GoodRx – Stop overpaying for your prescriptions! Compare prescription drug prices and find coupons to save up to 80%, even with insurance. Most Americans don’t know that prescription prices vary wildly from pharmacy to pharmacy. There’s never been a way to compare drug prices – until now. GoodRx makes comparing prescription drug prices easy. Our app provides current cash and sale prices, manufacturer coupons, pharmacy discounts and valuable savings tips for thousands of prescriptions at pharmacies near you. GoodRx tells you which pharmacies have many popular generic drugs for less than $4 per fill, and some where certain prescriptions for free! Available for iOS and Android.
Yard Sale Teasure Map – This is one of the most popular yard sale apps. It makes searching for yard sales near you a lot easier. Yard Sale Treasure Map is an app for accessing craigslist garage sales on mobile devices. View your local yard sales in map or list format, view sale details and photos, get directions, and take advantage of advanced organizational and route planning features. Available for iOS and Android.
Campus Special – It’s more than just a couponing app, it’s a ground-breaking mobile app that gives you the ability to redeem multiple offers from multiple businesses year-round while earning loyalty rewards. Now you can redeem the hottest deals for places around colleges and universities nationwide. Hungry? Now you can browse restaurant listings and order food right from your phone. Build and place an order from your phone – have it ready after class, or get it delivered right to your door! Available for Android
BIGWORDS – BIGWORDS saves about $1,000 per year on textbooks. WE DON’T SELL ANYTHING. We find the cheapest prices to buy or rent by comparing prices at every good online store. With this release, we are bringing the same multi-item price optimization, including coupons and shipping to every product in the universe. Available for iOS and Android.
Tip: It’s easy to get swept up in the coupon/savings craze. Try to remember the purpose of these apps is saving money! Don’t buy an item because it’s on sale or because you have a coupon. Only buy items that you would normally buy otherwise you won’t be saving money at all!