We all like to save money when we can, but let’s face it – most of us skip taking the time to research for coupons and deals, and then try adding them to our carts simply because we don’t have the time, or patience, to do so. Enter: digital cash-savings assistants.
From rewards and benefits, to daily news and coupons, a cash-saving app can be a powerful partner in helping you save money on every purchase you make – and you don’t need to be an extreme couponer to reap the rewards. Read on for four of our favorite money-saving apps and websites that can help you save serious cash the next time you’re shopping.
If you don’t yet have Honey’s web extension hooked up to your browser, you’re missing out on instant savings, along with the peace-of-mind of paying the lowest possible price, on every online purchase you make.
After installing Honey on Chrome, Safari, or your web browser of choice, you can sit back as their smart shopping assistant automatically searches for, and applies, the best discounts to your cart in seconds. Whatsmore, if you already have the best price available, Honey will let you know so you can continue on with your purchase, knowing you’re paying the best rate on the Internet.
Whether you’re shopping in-store or from your phone, Ibotta gives you cash for every purchase, along with the ability to enable “Nearby Offer Alerts,” which sends members a text message when a nearby retailer is offering a deal and a big cash-back opportunity.
To use Ibotta, download the application and begin by creating a list of products from your favorite retailers. Then, shop as you normally would, and submit a photo of your receipt to earn cash back. Once you’re happy with the amount of cash accrued in your account, you can withdraw your earnings directly to your bank, PayPal, or via gift cards. Easy money.
Let’s face it – most of us skip adding a coupon to our carts because we just don’t have the time to search for one. Enter: RetailMeNot – the app that does all of the coupon-searching for you.
Visit RetailMeNot to browse trending deals of the day, search top offers to see what coupons are available from hundreds of retailers, or leverage the search bar to search for coupons and deals available from a retailer you’re currently shopping with.
Additionally with RetailMeNot’s DealFinder extension (which can be installed on your browser of preference), you can shop as you normally would and receive alerts for deals and rewards that equate to instant savings.
If you’re a frequent shopper at Target, you’re going to want to be sure you’re a Circle member.
Circle members can opt-in to receive notifications to their phones of daily deals and savings opportunities, and, when shopping through the Circle app, benefit from automatically-applied saving.
As a Circle account holder, members also earn 1% back to apply to future purchases. But, if you have a Target’s REDcard, that 1% increases to saving a whopping 5% on every purchase. Talk about easy savings!
Do you have a favorite cash-saving assistant you like to use? Share it with us in the comments!
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