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Top 10 FREE Smartphone Apps for Saving Money!

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With the onslaught of new technology, now it's easier than ever before to save money. Check out these smartphone apps that can save you money at the grocery store, gas pump, restaurants and even help you find garage sales!

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1. Shopkick

With the Shopkick app, you earn points (called “kickbucks”) for visiting participating stores and restaurants. You can redeem those kickbucks for prizes like Starbucks coffees, movie tickets, iTunes and Target gift cards and even Coach bags! The best part is, you never have to make a purchase. Just walk into stores like Target, Macy’s, Old Navy, Best Buy and many others, open the app and get points. Simple!

Also, Shopkick often has great exclusive Target eCoupons available.

Download it from the Apple iTunes App Store here.

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2. Grocery IQ

Grocery iQ tracks down coupons in real time. When you use the app to create a shopping list, it highlights items that have online coupons available. Grocery iQ is powered by Coupons.com, the leader in the on-line coupon industry.

Download it from the Apple iTunes App Store here.

 

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3. GasBuddy

GasBuddy is a community-driven app that uses your phone’s GPS (or you can plug in your zip code) to find the lowest nearby gas prices. Search in list or map view to find the station closest to your location.

Download it from the Apple iTunes App Store here.

 

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4. Ibotta

Ibotta is like shopping, trivia, and quick cash all rolled into one! Ibotta gives you the opportunity to earn real money for buying products that you buy anyway. You can also earn extra cash by taking polls, reading facts or watching short videos.

It’s easy! After you Download the FREE ibotta app, choose your offers, then go shopping at Target, Walmart or Walgreens (new stores are being added all the time). Once you’ve made your purchase, take a photo of your receipt and upload. Ibotta only requires a $5 minimum balance to start redeeming your earnings, which you can easily transfer to Paypal or donate to your favorite school.

Download it from the Apple iTunes App Store here.

 

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5. Pushpins

Pushpins - Scan grocery items and find up-to-date coupon savings. The deals you choose are sent to your store loyalty card, and the savings are deducted at the register.

Download it from the Apple iTunes App Store here.

 

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6. Yowza!!

Yowza!! offers instant coupon results based on your city and zip code search. You’ll find deals on everything from a new outfit at the mall to a delicious dinner. You redeem coupons by showing your phone at check out.

Download it from the Apple iTunes App Store here.

 

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7. Google Shopper

Google Shopper is a great tool to use for comparison shopping while you’re at retail stores. It recognizes products by cover art, barcode, voice and text search. You can find local and online prices, reviews, specifications, videos, and more to help you make the best purchasing decision.

Download it from the Apple iTunes App Store here.

 

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8. Groupon

Groupon is a “daily deals” website that features discounted gift certificates for local or national businesses.You can score discounted prices for restaurants and theaters, to spas, stores and even special events. Having the mobile app ensures you’ll never miss out on a hot deal, and I love that you can redeem your purchased Groupons directly from the screen of your phone. That saves time and paper!

Download it from the Apple iTunes App Store here.

 

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9. Gsalr

If you love shopping at garage sales, then the Gsalr app is a must!  It finds local sales, then creates a map and efficient route to help you hit the most garage sale destinations.

Download it from the Apple iTunes App Store here!

 

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10. Food on the Table

The Food on the Table helps you create meal plans and grocery lists according to what’s on sale at your local stores. This is a great app, if you need help staying on budget at the grocery store.

Download it from the Apple iTunes App Store here.



The Coupon Crazy Mommy, began couponing as a young girl (back before it was “cool” to be frugal). Decades later, she’s still passionate about saving money and shares the latest HOT deals and bargains at www.couponcrazymommy.com.

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