Top Money Saving Apps


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Money Saving Apps 2018

The following Money Saving Apps 2018 are the Top Apps picked by LRWC to save money on food, clothing and much more!

We live in a day where there’s really no excuse for 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 this Extreme Couponing Tip!

Here is our list of the Top Money Saving Mobile Apps for 2017:

Amazon App

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Use Amazon App while shopping in store to be sure you are getting the best price.  Simply scan the barcode on the item you are looking to purchase and you can instantly see if there is a better price available on Amazon.


Berry Cart

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BerryCart is a rebate app geared towards organic, healthy, GMO Free Foods. Each week a variety of foods are added.  To get the rebate you need to upload your receipt to the app and your rebate amount is added to your Berry Cart account.



bevrage-appEarn cash back when you purchase alcohol and scan receipts for cash back rebates and other deals with bevRAGE.

Save money at any bar, restaurant or grocery store and browse deals by receiving discount shopping coupons and discovering new drinks with local deals and alcohol rewards with bevRAGE.



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Checkout51 is another rebate app.  You make a purchase of any of the products from the list of current offers, upload your receipt to the app and receive money back into your Checkout51 account.

Every Thursday morning, Checkout 51 updates with a new list of offers.


Double Coupon Checker

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This Double Coupon Checker app will come in handy for a coupon more times than you’d think! Use “Double Coupon Checker” to quickly check whether the coupons you have can be doubled. Simply scan your coupons from Sunday newspaper, “Catalina” print-out, or printable coupons to find out if your coupon will double.  Note: What is printed on the coupon may NOT match what is encoded in the coupon barcode.


Ibotta App

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Ibotta is a fun and easy way to earn money 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 50 retailers nationwide. They are 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 turn it in for a gift card.

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Gas Buddy

Gas Buddy helps you find the cheapest gas near you! Join the more than 50 million drivers that are saving money every time they need gas just by searching for the cheapest prices and sharing what they find!

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Out to Eat with Kids quickly searches for restaurants that offer deals based on location and deal for that day! Awesome way to save money and enjoy a meal with your family.


Price Scanner

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Price Scanner will easily scan any barcode/QR code or search for the BEST price and coupons. You will have access to the latest discounts, deals and promos based on what you scanned or search for to give you the BEST price on that product!

raise offers thousands of discounted Gift Cards. You can sell your unwanted gift cards or purchase a discounted giftcard in seconds!


Retail Me Not

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The RetailMeNot Coupons app makes it easy to save in store with thousands of coupons at the places you love to shop. Never print or forget a coupon again.  Easily search for the coupons you want, check out Today’s Hot Deals or browse the Categories and Trending Deals to find the best offers available.


SavingStar App

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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.  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.


ShopKick App

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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.




Slice automatically will track your deliveries for you! It will also keeps an eye out on your purchases for you – watching for price drops, tracking packages and for recalls!


Living Rich with Coupons


Living Rich with Coupons is my favorite app.  Everything you need to know about couponing is in one place PLUS all of the deals you’ll want from online sales to your local grocery store freebies are at your finger tips!


Target App

The Target App now has Cartwheel and Wallet, making it the easiest way to save and pay while making the most of your Target Run. The Target app helps you plan your trip, save on your list, shop and order from anywhere, and save and pay in one place with the new Wallet tab.


The Coupon App


Catch unbelievable shopping deals at your favorite stores, restaurants & gas stations right from your phone. And it’s all 100% free! Search for deals, coupons & online promo codes from over 100,000 retailers inside The Coupons App. Explore exclusive shopping and restaurant offers at thousands of nationwide and local chains. Browse hot coupons, view local deals or see popular retail stores. Get alerts for hot new savings at all your favorite restaurants & stores. Get automatic notifications when deals are nearby. Save coupons for viewing anytime, anywhere. Get calendar reminders when your saved coupons are about to expire. See the cheapest, real-time gas prices, then tap to navigate.  This is a must for anyone who is focused on saving money!


Walmart Savings Catcher

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The Walmart Savings Catcher program was introduced earlier last year to select states and regions however it is now available nationwide! If a local competitor offers a lower advertised price on an item you purchased at Walmart, this program allows you to get back the difference on a Walmart Rewards eGift Card.


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.

top money saing apps

  • Suki

    Receipt Hog is a good one too

  • Harry

    Just a note of caution regarding ibotta: My account was terminated for what looks like having re-submitted a receipt for a second item for a second item from the same receipt that had not previously been credited. I resubmitted only because on the first try the item was not credited despite having scanned the bar code and submitted the valid and legible receipt. There was no warning or anything to indicate that the resubmission would not be allowed. So I am out $15 that was pending in my account and will have to try and fight it out with ibotta CS for reinstating the account.

    • Emily Perez Irizarry

      ibotta is pain in the butt! they dont give explanations or warnings when you make a mistake. they immediately deactivate the account and send an email stating “fraud”. theyve done it twice to my account. for submitting a receipt more than once. we are humans!! the first time i tried resubmitting a receipt that i didnt get credit for. the second time i just submitted without realizing i had already submitted, cuz you know sh*t happens and one gets confused. and dont forget that if you log in to your account using multiple devices , they will also deactivate the account. if they do deactivate, email them with an explanation and be persistent cuz you earned the money.

      • Harry

        thanks, I have emailed them. Lets see what happens. Thankfully I pulled out some money just this week before they closed me. Still $15 is something that I would hate to lose if they do not reinstate the account – stuff I would never have bought if not for the rebates.

      • Harry

        So my account was reinstated as a “one-time courtesy.” with the warning not to resubmit a receipt that was previously submitted. So I think it is clear that that is the iBiotta policy with absolutely no resubmissions allowed.

        I did send them some feedback on how they can be a little less trigger happy on detecting “Fraud” given that I have done so many ibotta receipts to date before this and this being just 0.50 cents could have been nothing other than a mistake or other valid resubmission reason which I had because my initial submission did not get credited and for such reasons account suspension or termination is a drastic step that could be better handled.

        • Penny

          Did they have a solution for a case where a receipt properly submitted wasn’t credited? I submitted a receipt last week with 2 items – both barcodes scanned in properly, but was only credited for one. I was going to re-submit, but wasn’t sure it was or wasn’t against the rules (as discussed here). I’m glad I didn’t re-submit, but what am I supposed to do about the dollar they owe?

          • Harry

            They have not said anything about the uncredited item (in the email regarding reinstating the account). However I had submitted a request using the app (I think its easier now than before – you do not need to email them, just click button near the receipt in the app and it does it for you) even before resubmitting the receipt that caused the suspension. Now when I review the account it appears that they have corrected it and updated the original credit from 1.50 to 2.00. The downside of this is it does not appear in your history as a separate credit and the email from them saying this was corrected appears in my spam folder – so I had no way of knowing before I resubmitted that they had manually corrected it in response to my email.

            Also another data point: the “fraud” team in their response said I had submitted the same receipt thrice which caused them to suspend the account. I know I did only once originally and a second time for the resubmission to claim the item that did not get credited. So it appears that the CS manual correction also counted as a third resubmission. So this is very tricky. They penalize you for their own CS going in and correcting an uncredited item!

    • disqus_eizsgrfUr8

      I have experienced similar mishaps with Ibotta, where you redeem a discount , upload the receipt, and they only credit you partially. I started at the end of August and I have about $55 bucks in there…I’m experiencing serious problems with Savingstar. I’ve been using it for awhile, but recently they have not been expeditious with the redemptions. I’ve e-mailed them several times because it has taken over a week for regular store redemptions. I also purchased items through the SS mall on August 7th and have yet to receive the 6% promised (Lands End).

    • Ronnie

      I’m currently having similar problems. CS seems to be making it worse the more they try to straighten it out 🙁

      • Harry

        The learning (from below discussion as well as smooth functioning of my ibotta since the above incident) is never to resubmit a receipt even if it comes up as no valid items found. Instead, click on the error message and the ? mark to contact CS and ask them to look into it. So this way there wont be any automatic penalties for resubmission. Also they have sufficiently updated their system since the above incident to allow for CS credits to count for the bonuses based on the original submission date and not the CS contact date. So you do not need to worry about bonus achievement dates.
        For the current issue you are facing, I would suggest continuing to communicate with CS clearly explaining the issue and time line and the reason why you resubmitted. It should be corrected hopefully soon though there might be several back and forths.

  • Christian

    Shrink is a cool app that saves you big on groceries. Sign up with my code & earn $1 bonus when you upload your first receipt: WUZXHM

    • Tara

      You can join an ibotta teammate group on FB. Lots of teamates all at once!

  • BS

    I am new(ish) to Ibotta and would love to be able to add some teammates. Any recommendations for how? I don’t have family/friends that are interested AND have smartphones.

    • leslie

      6szg is my referral code to join our team. Happy saving in the new year.

  • Harry

    Just for info for those that did not get the email, S* is ending cashback for click thru online shopping from 28 July to focus more on the grocery offers. Not sure if many used their cashback mall, but I used it a lot when they had the best CB for Staples though in recent times it has become less attractive while TCB abd SAH have improved over S*. Also, FW moved out of online shopping CB recently in favor of ebates…so looks like some consolidation there.

  • Broke in CA

    Is there a Living Rich With Coupons app for Android?

    • Michelle T.

      Not yet. They’re working on it. I believe you can save a link to the website as an “app”. That’s what I did on iPhone before they had an app. Also, the app is different from the site. They list today’s deals only, users can post clearance finds, online deals, and the coupon database.

  • Carol

    Has anyone else received an email to join the MobiSave Genius Panel? Would you please share your thoughts or experiences? Thanks

  • imahuva

    Does any body uses this option with IBOTTA? Is it like SAVINGSTAR?

    How Do I Redeem Rebates with a Loyalty Card?

    How Do I Link My Loyalty Card?

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    Link retailer loyalty cards for easier, automatic redemptions!

    Find our Preferred Loyalty Retailers by checking your Ibotta app. Any retailer that is a Preferred Partner will prompt you to use your store loyalty card number at checkout. In order to receive rebates, you must link your loyalty card to these retailers in your Ibotta app:
    First, starting from the Homescreen, choose a Category and then select a Retailer that requires a loyalty card.
    To link your card, tap Verify Purchases at the bottom of the screen. You will be promoted to scan or enter your loyalty card number. Now you are ready to redeem rebates!
    Prior to shopping, unlock desired rebates.
    At check out, scan your card or enter your phone number. You’re done! We automatically review and credit your purchases within 48 hours. In case there is an issue, we recommend saving your receipts (for up to a week) and contact our Support Team.
    **We are unable to accept normal receipt submissions for Preferred Loyalty Retailers, so make sure you link your loyalty card today!**

  • Harry

    Not sure if this has been mentioned anywhere, but CK51 now has Paypal payout option (finally, yeah!). Though they still take sometime to process a request, it is faster than a check.

    • IK

      not for everyone… i still don’t…not sure what it is based on… geo?

      • Harry

        You have to have $25+ in the account to even see the option. Only on the last screen is the Paypal option shown. Also I have the ck51 email registered with Paypal as well – not sure if that makes a difference. And finally I had $90+ in my CK51 account when I attempted to request it…so not sure if this requires a minimum threshold to show up. Also make sure app is updated to latest version.

        • IK

          i know – i just cashed out with check because they did not have paypal option for me… and i do use the same email. i contacted them previously – about a month ago about that – and was told they are rolling out paypal option in batches w/o specifying the criteria…

        • Karen

          Thanks for info! I cashed out $30 via app last week and did not see a (much preferred) PayPal option. But C51’s terms of service last updated 12/2016 clearly state I can receive payouts via PayPal. I’ll figure it out next payout.

    • Karen

      Thanks, I don’t have the option yet, but good to know it’s coming. Big improvement over the 2-3 week paper-check-in-mail system!

  • nick hill

    I have re ently been given the option to link store loyalty cards to Checkout 51 but only BigY is showing at this time

  • Reinis Zlaugotnis

    Good list. I stumbled across something called FluzFluz. Looks like a promising cashback network for shopping. They also work with big brand names like Nike, UBER etc.