Our List of the BEST Coupon Apps to Save You Cash!
The Coca-Cola company invented the “coupon” in 1887. In a very short period of time, this brilliant marketing idea changed an insignificant beverage into the most popular drink sold in every state in the U.S. Many people have never used coupons.
And actually, the original paper coupons that you had to cut out of a magazine or newspaper have been on the decline since the 1990s. Yet thanks to technology, digital and mobile (cell phone) coupons are growing by leaps and bounds.
In 2017, consumers saved $3.1 billion dollars by using coupons. (This information is provided by NCH marketing services.) Millennials and Generation X’ers use more mobile coupons than Baby Boomers.
If you’ve never used coupons to get discounts, or you are curious to try using coupons, or you use coupons and want to save even more, here are our 10 favorite coupon apps and a +1 for senior coupons.
The HONEY App may win over all the other coupon apps hands down. Even if you’ve never gone shopping with coupons before, try this and you will never stop. Many people don’t bother going to stores anymore.
Why struggle to find a parking place, stand in long lines and get a headache looking at all the merchandise. Online shopping is the way to go these days. And that’s where the FREE coupon app HONEY comes in.
Just download the app for free and a little H button will show up in your toolbar. Now go shopping to your heart’s content. When you’ve selected an item in your cart, click the HONEY button and the app goes out to the entire ‘net to find any special codes, one-day discounts, and some offers that are not even available to the general public that apply to your particular purchase.
It will immediately give you the discount. Sometimes the discounts are just money-back for your purchase. But whatever you choose to buy, HONEY will find you the cheapest way to get it.
SNIP SNAP boasts over 200 million coupons available at over 45,000 locations. In this app, you take a photo of a printed coupon and SnipSnap scans the information to create a mobile coupon that can be used in the store.
With over 20 million users, SnipSnap works with both iPhones and Android devices. You will also find a store rating service, as SnipSnap allows you to indicate whether a store redeemed the coupon successfully or not.
SnipSnap has received the following awards: MediaPost Appy award (Best Finance App of 2013), Best Shopping App of 2013 (About.com). And in 2013 the SnipSnap app was featured on television news shows.
The Yowza!! eCoupon App provides coupon for thousands of national retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Macy’s and more. Use Yowza!! for online and in-store discounts in your local hotels, for car and restaurant reservations, airline tickets and products at your local pet stores.
The Yowza!! app is available for free for IOS and Android devices and gives you automatic discounts or coupons for almost every store you might visit. Check it out!
Just like the Sherpa who makes your life easier while you are trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Coupon Sherpa does the same for you when you want to shop. If you want local store discounts, a coupon code, grocery store coupons, printable coupons, or online coupons that you can show the clerk at the store, Coupon Sherpa can help.
You can have tens of thousands of coupons at your fingertips from big companies like Applebees, Payless, Staples, the Gap, Aeropostal, JC Penney, Target and more. Using your GPS system, find a store and Coupon Sherpa can locate the best discounts and coupons right where you are.
Their mobile app is top notch and works with an iPhone, iPad or Android device. When you get the coupon barcode, just have the cashier scan it at checkout, and you will be all set. Nothing can be easier than shopping with Coupon Sherpa.
Shopkick gives you points for almost everything you do in a store or online which you can then use to get giftcards. Earn shopkick “kicks” (reward points) just for walking into partner stores, for scanning a bar code on selected products (kind of like a treasure hunt), for shopping with a credit card linked to shopkick, and purchasing listed items then using the shopkick app to turn your receipts into more kicks. Redeem your kicks for giftcards at major retailers.
Shopkick has some pretty formidable awards: 2018 Award for Marketing (APPY); 2018 Innovator Award Winner (SAMCEDA); Fastest Growing Private Companies in America in 2014 (INC magazine); America’s 100 Most Promising Companies in 2014 (Forbes), Technology Pioneer in 2013 (World Economic Forum). This is a great way to get and give giftcards for birthdays and other happy events.
The free Checkout 51 app works a little differently, but has the same result. Checkout 51 teams up with your favorite brands that offer cash back rewards when you purchase their products.
With Checkout 51, you look at the product offers that are shown each Thursday at 12:00 am. These products will be listed for one week, and then the new products show up the following Thursday. Your job is to purchase the product – you can buy in a retail store or online, it doesn’t matter. Upload the receipt and Checkout 51 puts the cash back money in an account.
Once you’ve accumulated $20.00, you can claim the money and Checkout 51 will send you a check. Even if you are a “coupon groupie” and have other coupons that are valid for the same product, the Checkout 51 payment will be in addition to whatever other discount you have.
This app just works in the US and Canada right now on both iPhone and Android devices. Really, what can be better than this app? If you are going to buy the product anyway, why not get a discount on it? Check out Checkout 51!
RetailMeNot works with a ton of retail stores. You can redeem coupons, get cashback offers and more. Just go to the site, click on a retailer you like and see all the offers they have for you. On the Home Page, you can look at what the top offers are for the day.
If you have something specific in mind, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Popular Stores, Popular Categories or International.
RetailMeNot has affiliations with stores in the US, Canada, the UK, France, India and Australia. You can even book travel deals here and get up to $560 discount. Get cashback rewards, in-store printable coupons, free shipment from certain retailers, discounts on gift cards and pharmacy items; purchases for the latest holiday coming up (like Halloween or Thanksgiving); and more.
In other words, you can count on a discount almost anywhere and anytime with the RetailMeNot app.
This free app, grocerySmarts, makes you the ultimate grocery shopper! If you have never used coupons before, now is your chance to get food and other grocery items at a discount with the push of a few buttons. If you are a coupon user, you will be amazed at how much more you will save.
GrocerySmarts uses your store’s weekly ads to determine items on sale. The app makes a list of all the deals that day at the store. It shows you all the coupon items and lists the prices you will pay. This app works with iPhone and Android devices.
One negative though…it is NOT a pretty app. Bad enough on a laptop. Worse on a phone. But there are some pretty cool features and you WILL save money.
The free shopsavvy app not only finds cashback deals and deep discounts for you, but it also provides product reviews, purchase advice and has mobile apps for iPhones and Android devices. Simply log in, find a retail or online store you like or click on one of the featured items. Purchase the item.
After three months shopssavvy deposits the money you saved on your purchases into your PayPal account or sends you a check. It’s that easy.
Started in 1998, Coupons.com is valued at more than a billion dollar company in China, the US and Europe. It’s been around for a long time and includes all types of products and retailers. The Coupons.com app offers digital coupons for products.
Get cashback awards, printable coupons, loyalty awards and more for computers, restaurants, grocery stores, personal care items, healthcare items, retailers.
Link Coupons.com to whatever store loyalty cards you have and you never have to use paper coupons again. You want to buy something? Coupons.com probably has what you need to get a great discount. Works with iPhone or Android device.
And a +1: Sciddy (for Seniors over 50)
Sciddy is like a gift from heaven. With the categories Pets, Home & Garden, Shopping, Automotive, Food & Drink, Health & Beauty, Entertainment, Other and Travel, they’ve covered it all. Seniors of 50 and older can look through the site and find a discount on just about anything – in hundreds of cities across the US. Join this site for free and find coupons and discounts in pharmacies, hotels, grocery stores, makeup stores, haircut stores, airlines and much, much more.
Find stores within 1500 feet of you that have discounts. Sciddy keeps track of what you like so you don’t have to remember. Only want to follow certain categories? No problem – select by using the category filter and the Sciddy App makes a note of it. Over 250,000 discounts posted daily. Works with iPhone or Android devices.
So those are our top 10 coupon apps to save you money, plus one especially for seniors. We think we have covered them all, but if you know of one we missed, let us know and we will take a look!