6 Simple Money Saving Apps and Websites

Sometime after turning twenty three, I realized I couldn't spend the rest of my life spending all my money on pizza and Target home decor. In the process of saving for my last semester of grad school and quitting my comfy job at the law firm, I started to put more of an effort in saving money when it doesn't require too much effort.

Coupons take too much time though, and buying x amount of products to save money seems counter intuitive, which is why I love the apps and websites listed below.

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Ibotta

My sister pointed me in the direction of this app, and I'm so glad she did. Ibotta lists all major stores and offers you cash back on items you're already buying. From clothing to groceries, there's cash back available for a variety of things. All you have to do is shop like normal, scan the barcodes of the stuff you buy, and then snap a pic of your receipt. Typically I get the money credited to my account within the hour.

To get a free $10 credited to your account, you can sign up through my referral link or enter WLYNAAT when you download the app. Plus, by using my link, you get added to my team which makes it easier to earn the monthly team bonuses, aka, extra free cash!

Cartwheel

If you spend as much money as Target as I do, you need to download Cartwheel. The app features Target items at a discounted amount. If you're unsure of whether the item is on sale, you can use the app to scan any item to see if there is a discount that applies. At checkout, all you have to do is scan the barcode on the app to receive you instant discount.

RetailMeNot

This website offers coupon codes for nearly every website out there, but to be honest, I mainly use it to save money on pizza. I don't think I've paid full price for a pizza since college. All you have to do is type in the company, choose the coupon code that fits your need and save money instantly.

Your Grocery App

Did you know that most major grocery stores have their own app? I mainly shop at a store named Safeway, which has an app that links up with your rewards card. Most stores have coupons that you can load onto your store card, so all you have to do is punch in your phone number and see your total go down.

Ebates

If you shop online often, Ebates is a website you need to start using ASAP. Basically, you get paid to shop online.  You don't need to type in any promo codes or scan receipts, all you do is visit Ebates, choose the store you want to shop in, and check out as usual. Every three months they mail you a check with all the money you earned by shopping online.

Similar to Ibotta, if you join through my link, you get a free $10 added to your first check. If you sign on through the app, you can use the code MANCIL97 instead.

Honey

If you've ever used Retailmenot, Honey is the lazy person's version of that website. If you use Google Chrome, you can install this extension to automatically pop up with promo codes when you're gonna check out. Honey will choose the best promo code, but I do recommend sometimes double checking to make sure you're getting the best deal.



What's your favorite way to save money? Share your tips in the comments below!

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