Top 6 Money Saving Mobile Apps for 2013

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Money Saving Mobile Apps 2013

Money Saving Mobile Apps 2013

The following Money Saving Mobile Apps 2013 are the Top 6 Apps picked by LRWC to save money on food, clothing and much more!

We live in a day where there’s really no excuse to neglecting to save money.  Not only do we have the traditional form of savings through a wide variety of insert and printable coupons readily available to us, we also have many new and exciting mobile “apps” you can download to your smartphones for a simple way to save money!

It would be impossible (for me at least) to master every single mobile savings app there is out there, however if you can take advantage of even just one, I think you’re doing pretty good!  Have fun with it and involve your family.  If your child or teenager really has been nagging you for a smartphone, tablet, iPad, etc., agree they will get one if they commit to using their smartphone to help save the family money.  For more ideas on how to involve your family in couponing check out last week’s Extreme Couponing Tip!

Here is our list of the Top 7 Money Saving Mobile Apps for 2013:

::Ibotta App

Ibotta is a fun and easy way to earn $20 or more each time you go shopping. The more you use it, the better and more personalized your offers become.  Here’s how you use Ibotta:

  • Before shopping, choose your products and complete the tasks. The more you complete, the more cash you’ll earn.
  • Buy your chosen products at over 35 retailers nationwide. We’re adding new stores all the time.
    Verify your purchases by uploading a photo and scanning the product’s barcode.
  • Yes, real money in your Ibotta account that you can send to a PayPal account or donate to any school in America.
  • For more details on how Ibotta works, check out this post!

If you haven’t done it already, be sure to download your Free Ibotta App

::SavingStar App

SavingStar is a great way to save big money on your groceries and pharmacy store purchases.  They are the first and only national, fully-digital grocery eCoupon rewards service. There is nothing to clip and nothing to print. We post new SavingStar eCoupons regularly so be sure to heck out the newest eCoupons here!  Here’s how you can use SavingStar:

  • Once you are registered you will have to set up your store loyalty cards.
  • Select the eCoupons you like and link them to your store loyalty cards.
  • Use your loyalty card at checkout (note: The total on your receipt does not change at checkout and the savings are not printed on the receipt).
  • Your money is automatically added to your SavingStar account within 2-30 days! They’ll e-mail you when your savings post.

You can go to the SavingStar site to register and download the SavingStar Mobile App right onto your phone.

:: Cellfire App

Cellfire delivers grocery deals to a BlackBerry or iPhone. Search for a local supermarket and choose coupons to download to your loyalty card. The discounts show up when you use your card at checkout. Go to for more information.

::Target Mobile Coupons

Target Mobile Coupons are exclusive deals and coupons for your Target store sent right to your mobile device.  These electronic Target Coupons can be stacked with manufacturer’s coupons.  No clipping, not cutting, just show your phone to the cashier for them to scan the eCoupon!

To subscribe for Target Mobile Coupons go here!

::ShopKick App

ShopKick is a great iPhone and Android App for your phone that gives you exclusive deals to all of your favorite stores including, Best Buy, Target, Macy’s & Toys R Us!  You can earn “kicks” (points) just for walking into a store and earn even more “kicks” for making qualifying purchases. Kicks can be redeemed for gift cards to Target, Best Buy and so much more.

You can download this App for free on your smart phone just by clicking this link: ShopKick


Viggle is an app for your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android device that lets you earn rewards just by watching TV. When you’re watching a particular show, use the Viggle app to “check in.” When you do so, you score points that you can collect and use to redeem for rewards, including coupons, gift certificates, and more.  My son Patrick started using Viggle and he’s earned a $10 ITunes Gift Cards and a $10 Fandango Gift Card so far!  Pretty cool.

What other ways do you save money using mobile apps?

If you are new to couponing, you may want to check out the Couponing for Beginners section where you will find a lot of answers to your questions.