Watch your food bill drop with these easy cash back and coupon-generating apps.
In today’s tech-centric world, grocery store apps are the new coupon books. Instead of flipping and clipping through page after cluttered page, you simply browse and click from the convenience of your phone. Yet not every app is a winner. Some are better—more user-friendly, greater savings, and less hassle—than others. Here, a roundup of five of the highest-rated apps in the industry worth a download. Bonus: they’re all free. Get ready to save big.
About: This popular shopping app offers cash back rewards on both in-store and in-app purchases. Ibotta partners with major companies in more than 750,000 locations—including Safeway, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, Costco, Whole Foods, Target, Walmart, and more—to save you money on your weekly grocery haul. Simply browse cash back deals in the app before you shop and then after checkout, upload your receipt into the app (or link your store loyalty card) to redeem offers, which can be cashed out via PayPal, Venmo or a gift card. You’ll also get up to $30 in bonus funds for referring friends to the app.
About: Billed as “the essential app for your weekly shopping,” Flipp delivers money-saving offers from more than 800 stores, like Kroger, King Soopers, Winn Dixie, Walmart, Target, and others. By matching local circular deals with brand coupons, the app provides savings of up to 50 percent off your weekly essentials. On top of that, it’s easy to use—just link loyalty cards from your go-to stores to the app and then clip coupon deals to your card to save at checkout. You can also plan ahead and discover deals for each item on your shopping list and receive reminders about expiring deals, new offers, and updates from local stores.
The Krazy Coupon Lady
About: Prepare yourself for crazy-good deals. This aptly named app posts 80 new coupon offers every day, providing exclusive access to big-time deals at retailers like Costco, Safeway, Whole Foods, Walmart, and more. You’ll also get in-app articles with money-saving tips and advice from the Krazy Coupon Lady community of budget-conscious shoppers. On top of that, you can create shopping lists and save your coupons directly in the app and then sync across your devices.
About: Pick from hundreds of stores—including national stores with grocery departments, like Walmart and Target—to get coupons that have been hand-selected and vetted by Shopular staff. Other perks include up to 25 percent cash back when you shop through the app, plus notifications for nearby sales, access deals, and promo codes.
The Coupons App
About: Coupons and weekly ads are updated daily on this top-ranked app. You can redeem money-saving coupon rebates straight to your phone, and browse weekly ads and Sunday sales for well-known grocery stores including Kroger, Aldi, and Winn Dixie. To stay on top of the latest deals, you can also create custom alerts to know when new offers become available at your favorite stores.