Going to the grocery store is starting to put some pressure on your pocketbook. Major manufacturers are sending out the warning that prices on groceries and household essentials are going to rise.
Want to cut the costs? Our Chief National Consumer Correspondent Jeff Rossen found some easy apps that not only save you money but also make you money as you shop.
Put the scissors away. This app makes clipping coupons so much easier. Flipp collects weekly ads and coupons from stores like Target, Walmart, and Aldi. It then puts all of them on your phone. You can circle the ones you're interested in to keep them in your phone. To store your coupons, enter in your loyalty card information that you have for that store. It will then add that discount to your account.
You can make money after you shop with this app. It carries the most offers for brands you're probably already buying. All you have to do is scan your receipt with the app to get cash back. The app will actually tell you which items are going to give you the biggest bang for your buck as well. You can also get money back by buying products that have a good rebate value on it. Scan the product bar code and take a picture of the receipt. Ibotta partners with major stores like Trader Joe's, Kroger, Costco, Whole Foods, Target, Walmart, etc. You can cash out using apps like PayPal, Venmo or you can get a gift card.
This app will save you money before you even leave the house. You start by putting your grocery list into the app. The app will then tell you where your cart will be cheapest at each store in your area. So you can decide where you you'd rather go to, without running around. Basket also has a "sales and coupons" icon. It will give you coupons on some of the items on your list without having to search for them.
This app is good to use when you order groceries on apps or online and go to pick them up. It's great for discounts on products. You can also get cash back with this app as well. Cash back payments are sent every three months, either in the mail or to your PayPal account. It's not just grocery stores, either. If you're buying clothing, home goods, or even electronics from stores that are listed in the app, you'll score cash back to add to your monthly paydays.
Here's another app that offers cash back on products you've already bought. If you buy items that have rebates attached to them through the app, you can take a photo of your receipt and then you'll get cash deposited into your app account. When your balance reaches $20, a check is mailed to you.
Another great app to store coupons in. You search online for coupons and save them in the app. When you go to pay for your groceries, the cashier can scan your phone for each coupon code. The app will also alert you when the coupons you've stores are going to expire as well.