How much do you spend on your grocery bills every month? In 2018, the USDA reported that the average cost of a family of four was between $546-$695. If you’re looking for ways to save on groceries but don’t have the time to cut up a newspaper, I have a solution for you!
Here are 6 easy to use apps and websites that makes saving money on groceries a breeze (AND THEY ARE ALL FREE!):
Ibotta is quite possibly the most popular money-saving grocery app for people who coupon. You can get coupons for name brand and store brand items as well as special bonuses!
Before heading to the store, activate all the offers you want through your smartphone. Then when you are finished shopping, just scan your store card or receipt. Your savings will be uploaded to your account and you can withdraw your cash when you reach $20.
Sign up HERE to receive up to a $20 bonus!
With Ebates, you can get up to 40% cash back depending on the retailer. Not only will you get cashback on online groceries, but retail items and travel as well! Anything you can buy online, you will probably save with cash back.
Cash is paid to you via check or you can sometimes select a gift card and get a higher amount. You do have to select the offers first before you shop online or in-store. If you link your credit card to your account, you can also get in-store cash back at over 70 retailers.
Sign up HERE to get a $10 bonus! (That will cover some milk!)
Savingstar is another coupon app that you select the items you want before you checkout. If your store has a loyalty card, you can link it directly to the app. For stores without loyalty cards, SavingStar requires a photo of the receipt.
Savingstar has a low payout requirement of only $5 and you can get your money sent by check or electronically.
Many people print paper coupons from coupons.com to save on groceries, but did you know they have an app that you can upload the coupons to your loyalty card? Now you are saving money AND trees!
Currently, Checkout 51’s offers are updated each Thursday and the items you bought qualify for cash back until the following Wednesday. You do not need to select the offer before you go to the store. If you bought an item, upload your receipt and collect your savings once you reach $20.
6.) Your Grocer’s Website:
Lastly, Check out your local grocer’s website. Many local grocery stores have coupons (even store brands) available online that you can add to your card.
(Personal tip: When I don’t plan ahead, I have my kids go through my phone and select the coupons available while I am shopping!)
Cutting coupons from the newspaper will soon be a thing of the past. Thanks to tech, couponing has never been easier. Holding up the checkout line and carrying around big coupon books are no longer necessary to save money on groceries. Try out these apps, collect your bonuses and stretch your dollar!
If you are an app fanatic like me and love to make extra money, check out, “5 Ways to Make Money on the Toilet” (and anywhere you have free time!)